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Obama Inauguration 2013

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...

President Obama's Second Inaugural Speech

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The President gave a strong and progressive second inaugural speech, one that resonantly underscored the most important themes he's been promulgating since before anyone even knew who he was. What I don't see is the path that goes from our budget constraints to meeting the aspirations he articulated.

Smithsonian Obama Exhibit Takes Shape At Inauguration

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would ma...

Inaugural Is a Timely Moment to Reflect on President Obama and Immigration Reform

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

What America needs now is not a new guest worker program but genuine immigration reform. Most Americans who aren't wealthy don't ask "guests" into their homes to do work on an almost permanent basis. Likewise, let's be honest about the term "temporary" worker.

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...

Obama's Second Term and the Sustainability Agenda

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

While the national agenda has many pieces, its mission must be to allow America to succeed in the emerging global economy. The center of that mission should be a single great national project: the development and implementation of low-cost, renewable energy.

President Obama's History-Making Gay Rights Inaugural Speech

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By referring to the Stonewall riots in the same sentence as Seneca Falls and Selma, Obama put the LGBT rights struggle within the context of the great civil rights movements in American history. When the first African-American president says that discrimination is discrimination, that is profound.

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. ...

Hope, Change and Traffic Jams

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Danielle Crittenden

2013-01-22-InauguralDiary.jpg It was that kind of weekend -- for the permanent residents of the capital a combination of celebration and hassle. Flocks of circling helicopters thwack, thwack, thwacked overhead like noisy mechanical geese. The inaugural parties were no less gridlocked than the streets.

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 ...

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, ...

Inauguration Poem Pays Homage To American Experience

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Books

WASHINGTON — Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience. Blanco, at age 44 the youngest ever ...

Westboro Baptist Church Protest Fails

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest Obama's second inauguration today, but their signs outnumbered the people holding them. After receivin...

Best Quotes From Obama's Speech Explored

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was sworn in to his second term on Monday in front of thousands at the U.S. Capitol. Obama gave his inaugural address after ...

Obama Inauguration Kicks Off

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

After taking a public oath of office during Monday's ceremonies, President Barack Obama gave his inaugural address. The speech -- Obama's first off...

Obama Gives Inaugural Address In Front Of Thousands

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama kicked off his second term in office by giving an inaugural address in front of thousands in the nation's capital. After his...

Obama Gives Inauguration Speech At U.S. Capitol

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed thousands at our nation's capital on the day of his inauguration. Obama took the stage to deliver his first remark...

Obama Gives Major Speech

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

At approximately noon on Monday, President Barack Obama delivered the first remarks of his second term during his inaugural address. Obama spoke in...

Watch Obama's Inauguration Speech

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his inaugural address in front of thousands at the U.S. Capitol on Monday. His speech came just after his public sweari...

Obama Inaugural Speech Revealed

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama started his second term in office with an inaugural address delivered to thousands in the nation's capital Monday. Obama's s...

Obama Inaugural Speech Kicks Off Second Term

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the first remarks of his second term Monday, giving an inaugural address in front of thousands at the U.S. Capitol. ...

WATCH: Obama Kicks Off Second Term

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama officially kicked off his second term in office during the 2013 Inauguration ceremonies. Highlights of the Inauguration cere...

Obama Gives Inaugural Address To Start Second Term

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama kicked off his second term Monday with an inaugural address. The president spoke to thousands who gathered at the U.S. Capit...