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Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)

Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away.
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away. « Show less

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  • Dwight Howard to play in Obama game?

     
    Magic center Dwight Howard, who attended the inauguration of Barack Obama, is apparently going to join his re-election campaign — on the court. ESPN.com has reported that Howard has committed to play in the Dec. 12 exhibition game in Washington D.C....
  • New U.S. envoy: 'This is going to be fun'; Russian TV: Maybe not

     
    America’s new ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, assumed his post in Moscow this week and declared Tuesday on his Twitter account: “This is going to be fun.”...
  • As Olympics wind down, India's 'mystery lady in red' moves on

     
    India sport Olympics media: India Olympics 'mystery woman' wants to move on....
  • President Obama inauguration TV coverage

     
    Updated Jan. 20, 2013, 1:29pm CT On Monday, Jan. 21 (officially on Jan. 20), Barack Obama will be sworn in to begin his second term as President of the United States, along with Joe Biden as Vice President. The oath of office will formally be administered...
  • Michelle Obama chooses Isabel Toledo for swearing-in ceremony

  • Obama's inauguration speech, annotated

    A great speech doesn't speak only to the audience at hand, even if that audience numbers in the billions and engulfs the globe. A great speech also speaks to the past. For a better appreciation of Obama's address, we've highlighted passages in which...
  • 'The Protest Singer' by Alec Wilkinson

    The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson Alfred A. Knopf: 160 pp., $22.95 In January, two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall for a...
  • A New President

  • Howard Dean stepping down

     
    by Frank James In an expected move, Dr. Howard Dean is planning to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee, according to a Huffington Post report. After four years at the helm of the Democratic National Committee, Howard......
  • Monday morning ten: Vetting Bill

     
    The Obama team has begun vetting Bill Clinton, suggesting that Hillary will receive the much rumored offer to become Secretary of State. But Bill's activities could create ample opportunity for conflicts of interest. In an interview with 60 Minutes,......
  • Obama should be in White House sooner

     
    by William Neikirk The time has come to take another look at the 20th amendment to the U.S. constitution that established Jan. 20 as the date for newly elected presidents to take office. President-elect Barack Obama is having to wait......