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Obama’s second Inaugural funded by big corporate donors; less transparent

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Four years ago, President Obama banned corporate and union donations from funding his first Inauguration. Not this time. This time, the man who railed on how Citizens United would “open the floodgates for special interests” by allowing unlimited contributions from corporations and “America’s most powerful interests” ….is accepting unlimited donations to his inaugural committee from [...] [Read More]

Analysis: Obama’s soaring vision re-defines equality in America — but ignores economics

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A buoyant and confident Barack Obama took the oath of office Monday for a second term as U.S. president, predicting that a resilient nation which has endured a series of crises will emerge stronger if leaders can work together for progress, including gay rights and immigration reform. Four years after expressing grim resolve to overcome [...] [Read More]
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Celebrities of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration (with PHOTO GALLERY)

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It would not be an Obama event if the festivities did not include a number of well-known celebrities. So it was at the 57th presidential inauguration, the second for President Barack Obama. In the 2012 campaign, Team Obama often tapped famous Obama supporters to help get out the vote – especially women, youth and Latino [...] [Read More]

Poignant moment: Obama turns to view crowd one last time, says, ‘I’m not going to see this again’

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As Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address, hundreds of thousands of Americans watched from the Capitol grounds and the National Mall. They cheered, they chanted, they looked to the nation like a sea of red, white and blue. And when the 44th president finished his speech and walked up the marble steps of the Capitol, [...] [Read More]

Obama acknowledges Newtown massacre in inaugural address

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Not once did President Obama use the word “gun” in his second inaugural address, which is now in the history books. The 44th president covered 2,095 words in just under 20 minutes. Obama did reference the Dec. 14 killing of 20 children age 7 and under and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the [...] [Read More]
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Obama makes inaugural history with call for gay rights, mention of Stonewall

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Between the president’s inaugural address call for equal rights for gay Americans, his mention of Stonewall, and the high profile presentation by poet Richard Blanco, a gay Latino, the second swearing in of Barack Obama marks a watershed moment for the LGBT community. The president’s mention of gay rights — same sex marriage the obvious [...] [Read More]

Live analysis of the Obama swearing-in

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Welcome to our live coverage of the inaugural festivities at the U.S. Capitol. We’ll offer live analysis of President Obama’s second inaugural address and bits of analysis from our Hearst Newspapers team on the scene. ★ ★ ★ 10:50 a.m. President Obama has arrived at the Capitol. Lawmakers, celebrities, diplomats, members of the Supreme Court [...] [Read More]

On eve of inauguration, Joe Biden continues to woo Latino voters

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Vice President Joe Biden and his family made an unexpected stop at the Latino inaugural 2013 event at the Kennedy Center last night. The unexpected guest delivered a touching speech about the power of Latinos. “I think you underestimate your power and what you have done for America and what you are about to do,” [...] [Read More]

The List: The 10 most memorable presidential inaugural addresses

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Barack Obama’s first inaugural was so memorable because of its historical significance: The first American of African ancestry was becoming president of the United States. As a piece of oratory, it is not considered one of the finest presidential inaugural addresses. Here is our take on the ten most memorable inaugural speeches delivered by American [...] [Read More]

Live blog: Inaugurating Obama’s second term

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