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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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  • Barack Obama's 'new course' for nation

     
    by Mark Silva President-elect Barack Obama, pledging to "set a new course'' for an ailing American economy, will deliver a pointed public appeal for his nearly $1-trillion recovery plan today, the start of a campaign asking Americans to accept......
  • Should Obama go for $1 trillion stimulus?

     
    by Frank James There are moments in American history where decisive action is required and by all accounts we are at such a point with our struggling national economy. But what's the right decision to take to restore economic growth?......
  • Obama's green inaugural footprint

     
    By Richard Simon and Jill Zuckman For the inauguration of a president who promised to be a friend of the environment, what would you expect but carbon-neutral inaugural balls, hybrid Lexuses, organic menus and valet bicycle parking? Political...
  • Barack Obama: Tim Kaine 'ideal leader'

     
    by Mark Silva Stop the servers. The Democratic National Committee has circulated an email, in the name of President-elect Barack Obama, that doesn't ask for a penny for the party. Obama, who built his record-setting nearly billion-dollar presidential...
  • Bush's final press conference, laments

     
    by Mark Silva and updated A retiring President George W. Bush, delivering the final and most introspective press conference of his long presidency, acknowledged today the several "mistakes" and "disappointments'' of his tumultuous two terms in the Oval...
  • Monday morning ten: Looking forward?

     
    Obama, in a Sunday interview, said he wanted to look forward and was hesitant to authorize investigation of war crimes against Bush official over eavesdropping or interrogation. The Obama economic team is counting on using the second $350 billion......
  • Obama: bin Laden's 'tightening noose'

     
    by Mark Silva Katie Couric has interviewed President-elect Barack Obama - and we assume she didn't ask him what newspapers and magazines he gets his information from - for a special that will air on the eve of Tuesday's inauguration.......
  • Or not ... Tuesday now looks cold, sunny

     
    The forecast for Tuesday's Inauguration Day festivities continues to shift as forecast models adjust to new information. This morning's offering calls for noontime temperatures in the upper 20s, with mostly sunny skies and increasing afternoon winds.But...
  • Geithner hearing postponed a week

     
    by Frank James The Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Barack Obama's choice for Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, has been postponed a week in the wake of revelations that he failed to initially pay Social Security and Medicare taxes...
  • Burris, soon-senator: Inaugural tickets

     
    by Mark Silva Roland Burris is so excited about his impending swearing-in as a senator, filling the Illinois seat of President-elect Barack Obama, that he is giving away tickets to Obama's inauguration. Burris plans to present an eighth-grade class in.......
  • Obama's Dream Team: Sports Illustrated

     
    by Mark Silva With the inauguration of Barack Obama as president, Sports Illustrated is covering the story behind the story: Obama's Dream Team. Senior writer Alexander Wolff examines "the powerful influence the game of basketball'' has had on the 44th......