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Obama Inauguration 2013

Obama's Inauguration Fundraising Falls Short

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's inaugural committee raised more than $43 million for his second inauguration, with corporations chipping in a m...

Was One Of These Flags Holding A Secret?

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

(Corrects headline to add question mark, clarifies U.S. government departments in paragraph 2) By Teddy Nykiel BRUSSELS...

What Will Our Legacy Be?

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

The safety and sustainability of our communities is essential to leaving a lasting legacy. We must connect ourselves with neighborhood groups that focus on reducing violence and promoting entrepreneurship and civic engagement.

'The Tide Is Changing': Obama's Inauguration and Gay Rights

North by Northwestern | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
North by Northwestern

With support for gay marriage rising above 50 percent for the first time in American history, support for gay rights is no longer a political liability for Obama and other national politicians.

Obama Calls Using MLK's Bible A Privilege

AP | TRACY BROWN | Posted 01.28.2013 | Black Voices

-- President Barack Obama says it was a privilege to take the oath of office using a Bible that had been owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Ob...

An Inaugural Shift

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Timothy P. Shriver

President Obama's second inaugural may well be most remembered for the words he said rather than the policies he promoted. To friend and foe alike, the President has announced the new terms of the 21st century political discourse.

Behind the Scenes at Inauguration '13 (VIDEO)

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Smokey Fontaine

Folks turned up to be a part of the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama with hope in their hearts and a dream in their eyes. America was alive that day in Washington.

Michelle Obama's Dress, Beyoncé's Earrings And More Best-Dressed Moments This Week

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Style

All eyes were on the White House this Monday with the 2013 Inauguration. We were laser-focused on Michelle Obama's style choices, and, as usual, FLOTU...

Sh*t, F#%k, D&mn -- Is Government No Longer a Four Letter Word?

Bill Schneider | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The progressive vision that animates Obama's agenda ("collective action") is the same progressive vision that animated Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt.

Obama's LAST Inauguration (Phew!)

Susie Sampson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

This was Obama's last inauguration and it was a doozy for this GOPer. I was thrilled to find some fellow conservatives though.

'Political Calculus': Making Sense of Mixed Emotions, Inalienable Rights and the Inaugural Address

Bill Moyer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyer

As valid as the many critiques of President Obama are (his support of NDAA, counter-productive, illegal drone assassinations, the TPP, a general allegiance to Wall Street), I was still very impressed by his speech, his use of language, and the construction of his arguments.

A Lesson From the Inauguration: When Everything Is Partisan, Just Do What's Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised when Republicans started complaining that President Obama's second inaugural address was too "partisan" and lacked "outreach" across the aisle. But who was left out? What did they find "partisan"?

WATCH: 'It's Official: Jay-Z Has 100 Problems'

Posted 01.24.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert couldn't have predicted that the Obama administration's second term would be marked by the kind of scandal that can forever scar a cou...

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...

The President and the Poet

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Sally Steenland

Richard Blanco was the perfect choice for inaugural poet, embodying the rich kaleidoscope of our nation's people. He was conceived in Cuba, born in Spain, and came to the U.S. when he was two months old. Like Obama, he grew up negotiating different identities. And like the president, he loves his country.

Jason Linkins

How To Keep Your Obama Inauguration Bash From Becoming A Loopy Fiasco: A Handy Guide

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Tuesday night, Washington hosted the Staff Inaugural Ball and with that, we mark the last big to-do of this year's inaugural season. For the past few ...

Obama's Other Message: Times Change and Government Changes With Them

Jeff Madrick | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

To say government must be small is nonsense. Government must be the size necessary to make a society and economy work, and that is not fixed -- nor could it possibly have been known by farmers in the late 1700s.

Following Historic Speech, Working to Realize the Promise of LGBT Equality Under the Law

Ian Thompson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

A top first 100 days recommendation is for President Obama to sign an executive order to prohibit companies that receive contracts from the federal government to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Americans Unchained: Guns, Government and Justice

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

The presence of a million more guns than people in this country is an alarming plebiscite on the nation's confidence in the rule of law. If Americans lose faith in the courts as they have with other democratic institutions, disputes that would otherwise be settled by law will be settled by force.

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...

Lila Shapiro

'Pure Euphoria': LGBT Community Reflects On Momentous Inauguration Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.22.2013 | Gay Voices

During the Inauguration, Meghan Stabler, a transwoman and a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign, was standing on the northw...

Inauguration Shows President as Prime Minister and King

Ira Chernus | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Ira Chernus

There were passages in Barack Obama's second inaugural address that sounded like a European prime minister from a Labor or Social Democrat party addressing his Parliament. Obama had a whole laundry list of progressive proposals.

For Women's Equality, Some Positive Developments

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

It's time to stop talking about women's equality -- in pay, in management, in government -- and start doing something about it.

President Obama Vows Action on Climate; Latino Groups Support Swift Action

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Mr. President, the Latino community, and Americans across the nation, stand ready to support your actions to respond to the threat of climate change and protect our children and future generations.

WATCH: McConnell Blasts Obama Speech: 'Era Of Big Liberalism Is Back'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Liberalism has returned in force, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday, reviewing the president's Inaugural Address. "On...