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  • Did or didn't she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync

    Did or didn't she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 8:25 PM EST2013-01-23 01:25:03 GMT
    There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?
    There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?
  • DC holds up strong after hosting inaugural events

    DC holds up strong after hosting inaugural events

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 6:24 PM EST2013-01-22 23:24:39 GMT
    Washington D.C. is proving it's got what it takes when it comes to hosting a massive event with nearly a million visitors.
    Washington D.C. is proving it's got what it takes when it comes to hosting a massive event with nearly a million visitors.
  • Metro records 779,787 trips on Inauguration Day

    Metro records 779,787 trips on Inauguration Day

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 4:39 PM EST2013-01-22 21:39:10 GMT
    The subway in the nation's capital recorded 779,787 passenger entries to the system on Inauguration Day, about 70 percent of ridership on Inauguration Day in 2009.
    The subway in the nation's capital recorded 779,787 passenger entries to the system on Inauguration Day, about 70 percent of ridership on Inauguration Day in 2009.
  • Obamas, Bidens attend national prayer service at Washington National Cathedral

    Obamas, Bidens attend national prayer service at Washington National Cathedral

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 4:16 PM EST2013-01-22 21:16:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama began the first full workday of his second term with a rousing, spiritual appeal for unity and strength from church leaders of different faiths.
    President Barack Obama began the first full workday of his second term with a rousing, spiritual appeal for unity and strength from church leaders of different faiths. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were joined by their wives Tuesday at the Washington National Cathedral for the traditional post-inaugural national prayer service.
  • President Obama, first lady dance at Commander-in-Chief Ball

    President Obama, first lady dance at Commander-in-Chief Ball

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 12:09 PM EST2013-01-22 17:09:48 GMT
    Barack Obama stood on the stage of the Commander-in-Chief Ball and spoke of the woman he loved. "I've got a date with me here," he said. "She inspires me every day. She makes me a better man and a better president."
    Barack Obama stood on the stage of the Commander-in-Chief Ball and spoke of the woman he loved. "I've got a date with me here," he said. "She inspires me every day. She makes me a better man and a better president. The fact that she is so devoted to taking care of our troops and our military families is just one more sign of her extraordinary love and grace and strength. I'm just lucky to have her."
  • Photographs from President Barack Obama's Second-Term Inauguration

    Photographs from President Barack Obama's Second-Term Inauguration

    Monday, January 21 2013 10:30 PM EST2013-01-22 03:30:54 GMT
    Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home.
    Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.
  • Inauguration-goers find tight DC security, delays

    Inauguration-goers find tight DC security, delays

    Monday, January 21 2013 10:00 PM EST2013-01-22 03:00:19 GMT
    The hundreds of thousands of spectators at President Barack Obama's second inauguration Monday encountered strict security screening, slow-moving lines at checkpoints and a packed National Mall.
    The hundreds of thousands of spectators at President Barack Obama's second inauguration Monday encountered strict security screening, slow-moving lines at checkpoints and a packed National Mall.
  • Exodus of inaugural watchers jams DC subway stops

    Exodus of inaugural watchers jams DC subway stops

    Monday, January 21 2013 9:22 PM EST2013-01-22 02:22:00 GMT
    Crowded subway stations and a disabled train caused major headaches Monday for thousands of rail riders trying to get home from President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
    Crowded subway stations and a disabled train caused major headaches Monday for thousands of rail riders trying to get home from President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
  • Obama, first lady walk part of inaugural parade

    Obama, first lady walk part of inaugural parade

    Monday, January 21 2013 8:46 PM EST2013-01-22 01:46:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday emerged twice from their limousine to respond to wildly cheering crowds along the inaugural parade route from Capitol Hill to the White House.
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday emerged twice from their limousine to respond to wildly cheering crowds along the inaugural parade route from Capitol Hill to the White House.
  • Official: Inauguration turnout above 800K, maybe 1 million people

    Official: Inauguration turnout above 800K, maybe 1 million people

    Monday, January 21 2013 8:11 PM EST2013-01-22 01:11:32 GMT
    An inauguration planning official says turnout was "definitely above 800,000" and possibly up to one million people.
    An inauguration planning official says turnout was "definitely above 800,000" and possibly up to one million people.
  • Obamas attend congressional luncheon

    Obamas attend congressional luncheon

    Monday, January 21 2013 3:23 PM EST2013-01-21 20:23:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama has told lawmakers he's confident they can act together to make a difference for the country's children, "and our children's children."
    President Barack Obama has told lawmakers he's confident they can act together to make a difference for the country's children, "and our children's children."
  • President Obama impersonator Louis Ortiz in D.C. for Inauguration Day

    President Obama impersonator Louis Ortiz in D.C. for Inauguration Day

    Monday, January 21 2013 3:20 PM EST2013-01-21 20:20:54 GMT
    Professional impersonator Louis Ortiz has put his physical resemblance to President Obama to good use.
    Professional impersonator Louis Ortiz has put his physical resemblance to President Obama to good use.
  • Obama starts Inauguration Day with visit to church

    Obama starts Inauguration Day with visit to church

    Monday, January 21 2013 3:19 PM EST2013-01-21 20:19:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama and his family are beginning inauguration day by attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House.
    President Barack Obama and his family are beginning inauguration day by attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House.
  • President volunteers, asks Americans to join him

    President volunteers, asks Americans to join him

    Monday, January 21 2013 3:12 PM EST2013-01-21 20:12:02 GMT
    Barack and Michelle Obama spent part of the day with other volunteers sprucing up Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
    Barack and Michelle Obama spent part of the day with other volunteers sprucing up Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
  • Presidential vehicle sports new license plates

    Presidential vehicle sports new license plates

    Monday, January 21 2013 3:11 PM EST2013-01-21 20:11:42 GMT
    President Barack Obama's ride has a new license plate.
    President Barack Obama's ride has a new license plate.
  • Obama girls rock out with military kids at concert

    Obama girls rock out with military kids at concert

    Monday, January 21 2013 3:11 PM EST2013-01-21 20:11:20 GMT
    Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert.
    Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.
  • Prepare for cold weather

    Prepare for cold weather at Inauguration events

    Sunday, January 20 2013 2:11 PM EST2013-01-20 19:11:10 GMT
    From http://inauguration.dc.gov/ The average temperature in Washington in January is 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious or life-threatening health problems.
    Prepare for cold weather during Inauguration events. The average temperature in Washington in January is 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious or life-threatening health problems.
  • Program line-up

    Program line-up for Inauguration

    Sunday, January 20 2013 2:04 PM EST2013-01-20 19:04:19 GMT
    The complete program line-up for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies.
    The complete program line-up for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies.
  • Prohibited Items at Inauguration

    Prohibited Items at Inauguration

    Saturday, January 19 2013 7:10 PM EST2013-01-20 00:10:56 GMT
    Don't bring any of these items if you are going to the Inauguration.
    Don't bring any of these items if you are going to the Inauguration.
  • Schedule of Inaugural events

    Schedule of Inaugural events

    Saturday, January 19 2013 2:36 PM EST2013-01-19 19:36:28 GMT
    President Barack Obama will take the oath of office this weekend to be sworn in for a second term as the 44th president of the United States. Four days of events, beginning Saturday.
    President Barack Obama will take the oath of office this weekend to be sworn in for a second term as the 44th president of the United States. Four days of events, beginning Saturday, are being organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee in celebration.
  • DC Water asks Congress to serve tap water at inauguration

    DC Water asks Congress to serve tap water at inauguration

    Saturday, January 19 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-01-19 19:15:40 GMT
    The District of Columbia water and sewer authority is asking Congress to serve tap water instead of bottled water at the presidential inauguration.
    The District of Columbia water and sewer authority is asking Congress to serve tap water instead of bottled water at the presidential inauguration.
    DC Water asks Congress to serve tap water at inauguration
  • Millions being spent for presidential inauguration

    Millions being spent for presidential inauguration

    Saturday, January 19 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-01-19 19:15:39 GMT
    If you have been near the U.S. Capitol or White House recently, you may have noticed all of the building taking place before the inauguration.
    If you have been near the U.S. Capitol or White House recently, you may have noticed all of the building taking place before the inauguration. Millions of public and private dollars are being spent to put on the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
  • Obama's 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

    Obama's 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

    Saturday, January 19 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-01-19 19:15:39 GMT
    Visitors coming to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration can't stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan's family once called an eight-star hotel. That spot is the White House.
    Visitors coming to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration can't stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan's family once called an eight-star hotel. That spot is the White House, and it's booked for the next four years.
  • DC gets ready for Inauguration

    DC gets ready for Inauguration

    Saturday, January 19 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-01-19 19:15:39 GMT
    As the calendar turns over into a new year, Washington is getting ready for the president's inauguration, which is just weeks away.
    As the calendar turns over into a new year, Washington is getting ready for the president's inauguration, which is just weeks away.
  • Washington Convention Center gearing up for inaugural events

    Washington Convention Center gearing up for inaugural events

    Friday, January 18 2013 10:01 PM EST2013-01-19 03:01:35 GMT
    The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is hosting all three official inaugural events besides the swearing-in ceremony and the parade.
    The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is hosting all three official inaugural events besides the swearing-in ceremony and the parade.
  • Address: Obama looks to turn a page on first term

    Address: Obama looks to turn a page on first term

    Friday, January 18 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-01-18 23:05:02 GMT
    President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural's words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity
    President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural's words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  • Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

    Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

    Friday, January 18 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-01-18 23:05:02 GMT
    President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural's words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
    President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural's words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • National Guard members arrive in DC to help with inauguration security

    National Guard members arrive in DC to help with inauguration security

    Friday, January 18 2013 5:42 PM EST2013-01-18 22:42:50 GMT
    Thousands of National Guard members are arriving in D.C. to help provide support to law enforcement and the D.C. National Guard for the inauguration.
    Thousands of National Guard members are arriving in D.C. to help provide support to law enforcement and the D.C. National Guard for the inauguration.
  • Wind River reservation group to represent Wyo.

    Wind River reservation group to represent Wyo.

    Friday, January 18 2013 2:54 PM EST2013-01-18 19:54:54 GMT
    Wyoming will be represented at the presidential inaugural parade thanks to a last-minute effort by Wind River Indian Reservation residents.
    Wyoming will be represented at the presidential inaugural parade thanks to a last-minute effort by Wind River Indian Reservation residents.
  • Metro to sell Inauguration Day passes this weekend

    Metro to sell Inauguration Day passes this weekend

    Thursday, January 17 2013 4:13 PM EST2013-01-17 21:13:17 GMT
    Metro is urging those who travel to Monday's inauguration to use SmarTrip debit cards rather than paper farecards, which cost more and are slower to use.
    Metro is urging those who travel to Monday's inauguration to use SmarTrip debit cards rather than paper farecards, which cost more and are slower to use.
  • Four years in, shifts in Obama strategy, outlook

    Four years in, shifts in Obama strategy, outlook

    Thursday, January 17 2013 2:29 PM EST2013-01-17 19:29:03 GMT
    Four years ago he was the fifth-youngest president to take the oath of office. Now Barack Obama is 51, his hair more gray, his face more lined.He's the parent of a teenager and a tween. (Insert your own joke about teens and gray hair here.) His blood pressure has ticked up a bit, although it's still excellent. He's quit smoking.
    Four years ago he was the fifth-youngest president to take the oath of office. Now Barack Obama is 51, his hair more gray, his face more lined.He's the parent of a teenager and a tween. (Insert your own joke about teens and gray hair here.) His blood pressure has ticked up a bit, although it's still excellent. He's quit smoking.
  • Homeless family receives tickets to H.O.P.E. Inaugural Youth Ball

    Homeless family receives tickets to H.O.P.E. Inaugural Youth Ball

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 7:44 PM EST2013-01-17 00:44:45 GMT
    At the moment, Shepherd's Cove Women's Shelter in Capitol Heights, Md. is the place Artina Mcrae and her family calls home.
    At the moment, Shepherd's Cove Women's Shelter in Capitol Heights, Md. is the place Artina Mcrae and her family calls home. She worked security for 10 years. When the company folded, she lost her job and ended up in a shelter with her five kids.
  • Michelle Obama lets wardrobe take back seat

    Michelle Obama lets wardrobe take back seat

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 1:22 PM EST2013-01-16 18:22:59 GMT
    Michelle Obama has proven her fashion savvy time and again since she was introduced as first lady in a yellow sheath and coat by Isabel Toledo on Inauguration Day 2009 — so much so that we don't discuss
    Michelle Obama has proven her fashion savvy time and again since she was introduced as first lady in a yellow sheath and coat by Isabel Toledo on Inauguration Day 2009 — so much so that we don't discuss
  • Agencies ready for security at presidential inauguration

    Agencies ready for security at presidential inauguration

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 11:59 PM EST2013-01-16 04:59:58 GMT
    Officials from the Secret Service, Homeland Security, D.C. Police, Metro, U.S. Park Police and other agencies gathered Tuesday to announce security plans for the 2013 inaugural events.
    Officials from the Secret Service, Homeland Security, D.C. Police, Metro, U.S. Park Police and other agencies gathered Tuesday to announce security plans for the 2013 inaugural events.
  • President Obama will add 'Taxation Without Representation' to license plates

    President Obama will add 'Taxation Without Representation' to license plates

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 10:21 PM EST2013-01-16 03:21:38 GMT
    President Barack Obama's limousine will soon carry the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate, a subtle, but some say important, protest over the city's lack of a voting member in Congress
    President Barack Obama's limousine will soon carry the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate, a subtle, but some say important, protest over the city's lack of a voting member in Congress.
  • Inauguration Parade Route

    Inauguration Parade Route

  • Presidential parade walk is now iconic inaugural moment

    Presidential parade walk is now iconic inaugural moment

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 11:49 AM EST2013-01-15 16:49:31 GMT
    At some point on Inauguration Day, if all goes as expected, the president's limousine will slow to a stop on its journey down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
    At some point on Inauguration Day, if all goes as expected, the president's limousine will slow to a stop on its journey down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
  • Metro to issue Obama SmarTrip card for Inauguration

    Metro to issue Obama SmarTrip card for Inauguration

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-01-01 22:33:30 GMT
    Metro will soon release a commemorative SmarTrip® card for President Obama's Inauguration. The reusable plastic card will come pre-loaded with a One-Day Pass that provides unlimited travel on Metrorail.
    Metro will soon release a commemorative SmarTrip® card for President Obama's Inauguration. The reusable plastic card will come pre-loaded with a One-Day Pass that provides unlimited travel on Metrorail.
  • Newseum to offer $100 Inauguration Day viewing

    Newseum to offer $100 Inauguration Day viewing

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-01-01 22:33:30 GMT
    The Newseum, which is located on the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route in Washington, plans to offer a special package for viewing the next presidential inauguration.
    The Newseum, which is located on the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route in Washington, plans to offer a special package for viewing the next presidential inauguration.
  • Plans for President Obama's second inauguration released

    Plans for President Obama's second inauguration released

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-01-01 22:33:30 GMT
    New details about plans for President Obama's second inauguration have been released. A private ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 20th with the public ceremony on the capitol steps the following day.
    New details about plans for President Obama's second inauguration have been released. A private ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 20th with the public ceremony on the capitol steps the following day.
  • Inauguration platform nearly complete

    Inauguration platform nearly complete

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-01-01 22:33:29 GMT
    Inauguration day is more than a month away and the platform where President Obama will be sworn in is almost complete.
    Inauguration day is more than a month away and the platform where President Obama will be sworn in is almost complete.
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