Obama officially begins 2nd term on Sunday
January 20th, 2013
07:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama officially begins 2nd term on Sunday

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in to begin his second term of office Sunday, hours before President Barack Obama will do the same.

The ceremonies are taking place quietly, a day before Obama and Biden take their public oaths in front of the Capitol before a crowd on the National Mall.

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Biden gets ahead of himself at inaugural party
January 20th, 2013
02:11 AM ET
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Biden gets ahead of himself at inaugural party

(CNN) – Joe Biden tops a list of Democrats who may be interested in a 2016 presidential bid, but appears to have stepped a bit ahead of himself Saturday.

Video posted online by the site Mediaite shows the vice president stumbling over his title at an inauguration party in Washington.

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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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January 19th, 2013
07:18 PM ET
2 years ago

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.

Attending the inauguration?  Bundle up
January 19th, 2013
06:38 PM ET
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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Inaugural ball performers
January 19th, 2013
10:24 AM ET
2 years ago

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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10 inaugural moments that mattered
January 18th, 2013
02:30 PM ET
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10 inaugural moments that mattered

Washington (CNN) - Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin notes each inauguration is moving in its own way, but only a few produce moments that are truly memorable.

"It depends upon the person and the occasion to really produce a historic inaugural speech," Goodwin said. "But the ceremony itself ... is a real tribute to the country, that a person who was the president can go out and become a private citizen (while) a new private citizen is becoming the president."

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Bibles, oaths and parades: Inaugural trivia
President Jimmy Carter walking to the White House after his inauguration in 1977.
January 18th, 2013
01:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Bibles, oaths and parades: Inaugural trivia

Washington (CNN) - At its essence, the presidential inaugural symbolizes American democracy's peaceful transition or extension of power.

Every four years, the winner of the preceding November election swears to defend the Constitution. Cannons boom and bands play. It all unfolds outside in public, usually before a massive throng that thunders its approval.

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