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57th Presidential Inauguration

With President Obama barely sworn in, EMILY’s List plans a female president for 2016

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Before President Barack Obama was officially sworn in for his second term as President of the United States of America, a group of pro-choice women who had worked for his re-election gathered for the EMILY’s List 2013 Inaugural Brunch. The activists enjoyed their 2012 victories: having re-elected a Democratic president, having elected a Senate with [...] [Read More]

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]

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]

Inauguration insanity: from ticket scalpers to $20 “I Love Bo” t-shirt

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The 57th presidential inauguration, which will mark the second term of Barack Obama, has kicked off a marketing frenzy — legal and otherwise, starting with scalping of the tickets to the Jan. 21 event in the nation’s Capital. The Hill reports today that inaugural tickets doled out by the offices of lawmakers including Democratic House [...] [Read More]