Katy Perry brings ‘Fireworks’ to kids at inauguration concert
January 19th, 2013
08:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Katy Perry brings ‘Fireworks’ to kids at inauguration concert

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama, a pop culture icon in her own right, shared the stage Saturday night with some star power that rivaled her.

She appeared at the Kids’ Inaugural Ball alongside pop stars Katy Perry, Usher and the cast of “Glee.”
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Filed under: Inauguration • Michelle Obama
January 19th, 2013
07:18 PM ET
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Video: How the Supreme Court justices prepare for inauguration

(CNN) - The inauguration of a president is a rare moment when the three branches of government come together.

CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash has a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the Supreme Court justices prepare.

Boehner faces own challenges at beginning of Obama's second term
January 19th, 2013
06:40 PM ET
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Boehner faces own challenges at beginning of Obama's second term

Washington (CNN) - As speaker of the House, John Boehner faced battles on two fronts during his first term: fights with President Barack Obama on a series of high-profile fiscal issues, and internal skirmishes with conservative rank-and-file Republicans who openly defied him because they didn't think he was doing enough to cut spending.

And as Obama takes the oath of office and begins to address the challenges of his second term, his on-again, off-again negotiating counterpart faces his own set of challenges in the coming weeks.

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Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama
Attending the inauguration?  Bundle up
January 19th, 2013
06:38 PM ET
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Attending the inauguration? Bundle up

(CNN) - Whether you have front-row seats or will stand among the masses on the National Mall on Monday, the weather will be the same: Chilly.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a 40% chance of precipitation Monday, and temperatures are expected to be in the 20s as thousands of people line up ahead of sunrise, angling for the best view of the Capitol podium where President Barack Obama will take the oath of office.
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Obama to acknowledge divided Washington in Inaugural Address
January 19th, 2013
05:44 PM ET
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Obama to acknowledge divided Washington in Inaugural Address

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will lay out the values and vision for his second term in his Inaugural Address on Monday, setting up more detailed remarks on policy in his February 12 State of the Union.

A source with knowledge of the president's upcoming speech spoke to CNN about it on the condition of not being identified publicly.
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Obama vs. predecessors at start of second terms
January 19th, 2013
04:58 PM ET
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Obama vs. predecessors at start of second terms

Washington (CNN) – It's the most important indicator for a second term president: His approval rating in public opinion polls.

So as President Barack Obama gets ready for his second inaugural, how does he stack up against his predecessors who also served two terms in the White House?
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Filed under: CNN poll • Inauguration • Polls • President Obama
Obamas, Bidens participate in Day of Service
January 19th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
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Obamas, Bidens participate in Day of Service

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participated in a National Day of Service on Saturday, joining what event organizers say are volunteers around the country in local service projects. First lady Michelle Obama and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, also took part.

Obama joined in a project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, picking up a paintbrush and aiding volunteers who were staining a bookcase.
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Filed under: Beau Biden • Chelsea Clinton • Jill Biden • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama • President Obama
Obama rolls with 'Taxation Without Representation' plates
January 19th, 2013
01:26 PM ET
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Obama rolls with 'Taxation Without Representation' plates

(CNN) – In a sign of solidarity, President Barack Obama began using the standard license plate for the District of Columbia on Saturday on presidential vehicles. The plates famously state "Taxation Without Representation."

The head car in his motorcade on Monday bore plate number 800 002 as the president rolled across town to volunteer at an elementary school.
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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
January 19th, 2013
10:24 AM ET
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Who will be there: Celebrities flock to D.C. for inauguration

Washington (CNN) - If you're looking to rub elbows with celebrities in D.C. for the inauguration this weekend, you won't have to look too far.

Hollywood movie stars, Grammy award winning musicians and professional athletes will be all over Washington in celebration of the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

Here's the latest list of celebs in town and where you can catch them.

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Both parties look for action from Congress
January 19th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Both parties look for action from Congress

(CNN) – Some might call them overly optimistic.

President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. James Lankford each called on Congress to take up legislation in their weekly addresses Saturday, the likes of which have not passed in years.
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Filed under: President Obama