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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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  • Baltimore-area schools incorporate inauguration into lessons

    They wrote speeches and poems and plotted graphs with the ages of presidents upon inauguration. Yesterday's inauguration of Barack Obama provided boundless learning opportunities for students in area classrooms - assuming they were in school. Baltimore...
  • Analysis: At a soaring moment, Obama speech sets a pragmatic course

    An audience seldom shares the stage with the star. The inauguration of Barack Obama was a rare exception. On an unparalleled, inspirational American day, Obama offered the country a new, more sober brand of politics. He delivered a call to national...
  • Obamas get the balls rolling with style

    After the daylong inaugural celebration on the Mall, last night was the time for thousands to party at the balls. Festivities began across Washington at 8 p.m. as people checked their overcoats, hats and gloves to reveal, in many cases, tuxedos and...
  • Transportation system passes biggest stress test on Inauguration Day

    Traffic backed up on the Capital Beltway starting about 3 a.m. Washington subway riders were packed together like Tokyo commuters. Lines at some stations forced would-be riders to wait for hours amid the crowds seeking to return home after witnessing...
  • 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...
  • TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Stumbles, Still Leads Tuesday

    Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 "American Idol" lost a significant number of viewers from last week's premiere, but not enough to keep FOX from ruling Tuesday's ratings. FOX scored a 9.6 rating/14 share for the night. ABC, 7.3/11,...
  • Hard truth, but little reconciliation, in Paris, Texas

    Hard truth, but little reconciliation, in Paris, Texas
    Ten days into a new American era, a hundred white and black citizens of this deeply-polarized east Texas town tried their hand at the kind of racial reconciliation heralded by the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, gathering for a frank...
  • 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......
  • Obama forced into president's role early

     
    by Frank James We actually may have more than one president at a time, despite what President-elect Obama and his aides have persistently said since Election Day. That's the only way to interpret some reporting that indicates Obama's transition is......
  • Inauguration fever: Rooms grow scarce

     
    by Laura Olson If you waited to see the election results before booking a hotel room in Washington for the inauguration, you may be too late. Calls have been flooding area hotels over the past few months to reserve rooms,......
  • Obama inaugural scalping draws fire

     
    by Frank James Good luck getting a ticket to President-elect Obama's inaugural. The demand for them is extraordinary, with some would-be profiteers asking as much as $40,000 for tickets that won't be available until January. Reports that some people are.....