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

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, […]

Obama acknowledges Newtown massacre in inaugural address

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 […]
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Obama makes inaugural history with call for gay rights, mention of Stonewall

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 […]

Live analysis of the Obama swearing-in

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 […]

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

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,” […]

The List: The 10 most memorable presidential inaugural addresses

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 […]

Live blog: Inaugurating Obama’s second term

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Photo Gallery: Washington prepares for Inauguration 2013

On Dec. 18, we reported that inauguration preparations in Washington, D.C. were well underway. Now, a month later, the 2013 Inauguration is almost here. Folks from around the nation have flocked to Washington, D.C. to help President Barack Obama celebrate his victory and to kick off his second term. With inauguration weekend upon us, Washington […]
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