Michelle Obama's evolving style
January 21st, 2013
09:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Drama in red: First lady doubles down on Jason Wu

Washington (CNN) – After all the anticipation and waiting, perhaps the biggest bombshell about Michelle Obama's inaugural ball dress was that it really wasn't a surprise at all.

Like 2009, the first lady wore a gown by the Taiwanese-born American designer Jason Wu, who was catapulted into the highest echelons of fashion when Obama donned one of his designs four years ago.
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Conservatives lay low as Obama takes oath
January 21st, 2013
09:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Conservatives lay low as Obama takes oath

(CNN) - When lawmakers of both parties raised their glasses in toast of President Barack Obama at a Capitol Hill luncheon Monday, House Speaker John Boehner remarked that the room, with its poor acoustics, had been the House chamber many decades earlier - "at a time when our leaders weren't hearing each other all that well to begin with."

"But here, it's a century-and-a-half and many architectural improvements later, and we gather in the old hall to better hear one another and to renew the appeal to better angels," Boehner said. "We do so amid the rituals and symbols of unity, none more important than our flag," he continued, giving Obama and Vice President Joe Biden the flags which had earlier in the day flown over the Capitol.
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CNN's most watched and shared inauguration moments
January 21st, 2013
07:24 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's most watched and shared inauguration moments

Washington (CNN) – CNN viewers are watching and sharing their favorite 2013 inauguration moments with friends – here are the top 10 video clips from CNN.com:

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Obama: Let's 'revamp' our taxes
January 21st, 2013
06:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Let's 'revamp' our taxes

New York (CNNMoney) - Ronald Reagan did it. George W. Bush did it. On Monday, Barack Obama did it.

Each president used an inaugural address to herald his intent to push tax changes during his term. Reagan and Bush were successful, but experts say Obama faces high hurdles to achieve the tax code revamp he has in mind.

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CNN's GUT CHECK for January 21, 2013
January 21st, 2013
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for January 21, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for January 21, 2013 | 5 p.m.
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FOUR MORE YEARS: IN INAUGURAL SPEECH, OBAMA SEEKS TO TIE CURRENT ISSUES TO FOUNDING PRINCIPLES President Barack Obama sought to link the past and future on Monday in his second inaugural address, tying the nation’s founding principles to the challenges confronting his second term in a call for Americans to fulfill the responsibility of citizenship. Obama cited the accomplishments of the past four years while laying out a progressive agenda for the next four that would tackle thorny issues such as gun control, climate change and immigration reform. – Tom Cohen

SAVORING THE MOMENT: As he was leaving the West front of the Captiol after his speech, Obama stopped, turned around, and paused to take one final look out at the sea of supporters who braved the cold temperature to watch his Inauguration speech: “I want to take a look one more time. I'm not going to see this again.

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CNN's GUT CHECK for January 21, 2013
January 21st, 2013
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for January 21, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for January 21, 2013 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

FOUR MORE YEARS: IN INAUGURAL SPEECH, OBAMA SEEKS TO TIE CURRENT ISSUES TO FOUNDING PRINCIPLES President Barack Obama sought to link the past and future on Monday in his second inaugural address, tying the nation’s founding principles to the challenges confronting his second term in a call for Americans to fulfill the responsibility of citizenship. Obama cited the accomplishments of the past four years while laying out a progressive agenda for the next four that would tackle thorny issues such as gun control, climate change and immigration reform. – Tom Cohen

SAVORING THE MOMENT: As he was leaving the West front of the Captiol after his speech, Obama stopped, turned around, and paused to take one final look out at the sea of supporters who braved the cold temperature to watch his Inauguration speech: “I want to take a look one more time. I'm not going to see this again.

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Obama embraces key social justice movements in inaugural address
January 21st, 2013
04:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama embraces key social justice movements in inaugural address

(CNN) – Seneca Falls. Selma. Stonewall. Three places that have come to embody social justice movements in America.

Three places that rolled off the tongue of President Barack Obama as he addressed the nation Monday after his ceremonial oath of office. And with their mention, Obama made a monumental statement.

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Filed under: Inauguration • President Obama
January 21st, 2013
04:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's final glimpse of his inaugural crowd

Washington (CNN) - It was President Barack Obama's final oath, final inauguration speech and final look out over the sea of people heralding the start of his second term.

As Obama walked up the steps leading back into the Capitol Building, he stopped, turned and paused, looking back out over the National Mall where hundreds of thousands of his supporters stood waving flags.
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January 21st, 2013
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Crowd of 800,000 to welcome Obama to second half of his presidency

Washington (CNN) - A day after formally beginning his second term, President Barack Obama on Monday takes part in the full trappings of his inauguration by reciting the oath of office in front of a crowd expected to number between 800,000 and 900,000 people.

The nation's first African-American president also will become only the 17th U.S. leader to deliver a second inaugural address before leading the traditional parade up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN’s apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time Inauguration Day live blog at cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch inauguration coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.

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January 21st, 2013
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden on Obama at start of second term: 'In simpatico'

Washington (CNN) - After four years in which he has alternately helped - and miffed - the White House, Vice President Joe Biden told CNN that his role as the deal-closer is clearly his most comfortable yet.

"I have spent a lot of time in this town. And I have personal relationships with people I strongly disagree with, but there's trust. And so I'm a logical person, a logical person to, as they say or you guys say, close the deal," Biden told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger in an exclusive pre-inaugural interview.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's second inauguration on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time Inauguration Day live blog at cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch inauguration coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.

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