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2013 Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration Poet Richard Blanco Discusses Journey to Podium

Catherine C. Lutz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Catherine C. Lutz

On the surface, Blanco's story is that of a Cuban-American boy trying to figure out where he belongs: geographically, culturally and sexually. But as he intimately and expertly related through his poetry, his emotional experiences are universal.

Barack Obama and the Transformation of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Whether or not Barack Obama realizes his transformational mission and becomes a great president depends not only on obvious challenges of everyday politics but how he deals with the uncertain future of American democracy.

Eric Cantor On Richard Blanco's Inaugural Poem: 'I Can't Even Tell You What Was Going Through My Mind'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

My piece on Eric Cantor's people power conservatism is up on the site this morning. I toured a private school for low-income students in Petworth yest...

We the Forgetful People

Jag Bhalla | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Jag Bhalla

Despite what President Obama called a "centuries-long debate about the role of government," the Constitution clearly defines a duty to "promote the general welfare."

Handicapping Obama's Second Term Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, like all second-term presidents, will only have a short window of time to push his issues. Which is why he is right to push his agenda immediately, as evidenced by his inaugural speech. However, while Obama has a lot of political capital right now, that could easily change soon.

Pro Musician: Beyonce Wasn't Lip Syncing

Slate | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment

I'm hoping for a flurry of retractions. A Marine spokesperson said yesterday that she couldn't confirm or deny that Beyoncé wasn't lip-syncing, and p...

Meet The White House's Youngest Political Correspondent

Posted 01.24.2013 | Teen

He's barely a teen, but he's already covered a historic event.

Obama Honors Campaign Staff At Final Inaugural Ball

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama thanked White House aides and his re-election campaign staffers Tuesday at the final celebration of his inaugura...

PHOTOS: The Most Unusual Inaugural Celebration

Posted 01.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One of the most interesting and unusual celebrations this inaugural season was the first Yoga Ball. Sunday's event, which brought 15...

Obama, First Lady Plan Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle -- along with first dog, Bo -- surprised a group touring the White House one day after the 2013 Inaugurat...

Was This The Worst Look On Inauguration Day?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Style

Inauguration Day certainly calls for patriotism, and our countrymen hit the national mall wearing lots of red, white and blue. First Lady Michelle Oba...

Inauguration Begins With Day of Service

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 03.24.2013 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

Walking through the crowds of people made me smile, because we were all there for one reason: to serve others. I was surrounded by passionate change-makers and the positive energy was truly undeniable.

Obama Embarks On First Working Day Of Second Term

Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Four years ago, President Barack Obama and his staff spent the first day in the White House lear...

PHOTOS: How Newspapers Covered Obama's Inauguration

Posted 01.22.2013 | Media

Newspapers around the world led with coverage of Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday. In the U.S., newspapers took similar angles when covering ...

Ke$ha's Inauguration Duties

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Ke$ha is an all-American girl – or at least she was following Inauguration Day at a concert Monday night. The pop singer spo...

LOOK: Obamas Attend Official Inaugural Ball!

Posted 01.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After leaving the Commander-in-Chief's Ball Monday evening, where the the newly re-inaugurated President Obama thanked the troops and th...

LOOK: Commander-In-Chief's Ball

Posted 01.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama appeared at the first of two official inaugural balls on Monday night. The Commander i...

Obama, Roberts Inscribe King Bible

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama called it a "privilege" to swear in to his second term using a Bible that had been owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ...

LOOK: Canada Celebrates Obama's Second Term

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- North American neighbors celebrated President Obama's second inauguration with a tailgating party at the Canadian Embassy on Monday. ...

WATCH: Obama Grooves To Jazz At Inaugural Parade

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama had a lot to celebrate on Monday, so it came as no surprise when the commander-in-chief let loose during the inaugural parade. As ...

The Inauguration and the Green Nickel Behind Grandma's Stove

Charlie Carillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

With the country drowning in debt, why go through such a costly and excessive ceremony for a guy who already has the job? If that sounds negative and anti-American to you, well, you're wrong. It isn't. It's anti-waste.

First Lady Torpedoes Boys Club With Epic Eye Roll

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama kept up with her husband stride for stride on Monday, smiling brightly as they proceeded through a second inauguration cerem...

CAPTION CONTEST: Tell Us What John McCain Is Saying At The Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

There were some pretty iconic moments at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday. We're reaching out to our readers to see what captions you w...

Luke Johnson

Supporter At Inauguration: 'I Feel Like America Looks And Feels A Lot Better'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, as the United States inaugurated its first black president amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, ...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Call For Action At Inauguration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform activists came to the National Mall on Monday with a slightly different attitude than other revelers. They, like ever...