Biden is all smiles when it comes to 2016
October 30th, 2013
09:22 PM ET
11 months ago

Biden is all smiles when it comes to 2016

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden laughed off a question about his plans for 2016 from HLN's Christi Paul Wednesday.

The two were discussing attending this year's inaugural parade when Paul asked the Vice President if she might see him at the next inauguration in 2017.

Biden, who's considering another run for the White House, didn't say much in response but he gave Paul a big grin, and perhaps a gleam in the eye.
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Filed under: 2016 • Inauguration • Joe Biden
February 7th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama to attend funeral for slain teen in Chicago

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama will attend a funeral service on Saturday for Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago 15-year-old gunned down last week in a park, a White House official said Thursday.

An honor student and band majorette at Kings College Prep School, Pendleton was killed one week after performing in the festivities for President Barack Obama's inauguration.
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Filed under: Arne Duncan • Gun control • Gun rights • Illinois • Inauguration • Michelle Obama • Valerie Jarrett
Beyoncé admits singing 'with my prerecorded track' at inauguration
January 31st, 2013
04:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Beyoncé admits singing 'with my prerecorded track' at inauguration

(CNN) – Yes, Beyoncé can sing - all by herself, thank you very much.

That much she showed Thursday, when she opened her appearance before reporters in New Orleans - where she's set to headline the Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance Sunday - with a stirring, a cappella rendition of the national anthem.

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Filed under: Inauguration
January 23rd, 2013
05:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Update: Inaugural official says Beyoncé ‘did not sing live’

Washington (CNN) - An inaugural official who asked not to be identified told CNN Wednesday that pop star Beyoncé lip-synced her performance on Inauguration Day.

"She did not sing live," the official told CNN. A pre-recording of the artist's rendition of the National Anthem was played instead. What was heard by spectators and viewers was the sound of that recording, according to the official.
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Filed under: Inauguration
January 23rd, 2013
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Inaugural audio boss on Beyoncé: 'It's something that Beyoncé should disclose'

Baltimore (CNN) - The owner of the company that ran the audio board used during Monday's inauguration ceremony tells CNN it's up to Beyoncé to disclose whether she was live or lip-syncing the National Anthem.

"What people heard over the system and on-air was Beyoncé singing the National Anthem and when she actually sang it is kind of a moot point," said Bob Goldstein, owner of Maryland Sound International.
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Filed under: Inauguration
January 22nd, 2013
05:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Marine Band says Beyoncé 'did not actually sing' during inaugural, then backpedals

Washington (CNN) - Pop star Beyoncé opted to use a "pre-recording" of her rendition of the National Anthem during inaugural ceremonies in Washington Monday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told CNN Tuesday.

U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman Kristen DuBois said early Tuesday that "we know why the decision was made," adding that the pop star "did not actually sing," but instead lip-synched her own voice.
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Filed under: Inauguration
Obama thanked for living in 'glass house'
January 22nd, 2013
02:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama thanked for living in 'glass house'

(CNN) - On the day following his ceremonial inauguration, President Barack Obama received warm praise Tuesday while attending an interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral.

Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas, said Americans should "more often" give thanks to Obama and those who serve in higher elected office.
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Filed under: Inauguration • President Obama
January 22nd, 2013
07:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's second-term priorities

Washington (CNN) – President Obama began his second term with a "keeping it real" moment courtesy of youngest daughter Sasha.

"You didn't mess up," she told the president after the oath was administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in the White House Blue Room.

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Filed under: Inauguration • President Obama
January 22nd, 2013
04:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Obamas party with 30,000 close friends

Washington (CNN) - After celebrating his second inauguration with a throng estimated at about 800,000, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the evening at more intimate affairs: 30,000 guests at two inaugural balls.

The Obamas first swung by the Commander in Chief's Ball, where they danced in front of a sea of cell phone cameras to Jennifer Hudson's performance of Al Green's classic "Let's Stay Together." They then switched partners: the first lady danced with Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy D. Easterling and the president danced with an Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria D. Nelson.

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Filed under: Inauguration • Michelle Obama • President Obama
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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Filed under: Inauguration • Michelle Obama
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