Presidential Inauguration Coverage

Crowds Gather Early Along Inaugural Parade Route

Crowds were already lining the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue before President Barack Obama’s ceremonial swearing-in and speech to launch his second term.


Obama Says ‘America’s Possibilities Are Limitless’

Asserting “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation’s economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.


Barbara Walters Injured During Inaugural Festivities

Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador’s home in Washington and has been hospitalized.


Special Interests Gather For Own Inaugural Parties

While most Americans will catch glimpses of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration festivities from their living room TVs or on the Internet, a privileged set of celebrities and special interests will get up close — in exclusive soirees just blocks from the ceremonies.


Inauguration-Goers Find Tight D.C. Security, Delays

Hundreds of thousands of spectators at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration encountered blocked-off streets, delays at some security checkpoints and a packed National Mall.


D.C. Metro System Inaugural Ridership Down From ’09

District of Columbia transit officials say they’re experiencing a much smaller crowd for the presidential inauguration than four years ago.


A Day Pulsing With History Follows Very Old Script

For once, the drumbeats of division receded and Americans of every ornery opinion gathered to witness history unfold in President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration.


Crowds Throng to Mall, Ready to Witness History

A heavy and steady stream of people is flooding the National Mall as the sun rises Monday.


Obama Starts Inauguration Day With Visit to Church

President Barack Obama began inauguration day listening to a church pastor counsel him to use his power to benefit others, and the nation.


John Legend: Hip Hop Had a Role in Electing Black President

John Legend believes hip-hop played its part in helping Barack Obama become president, and he’s proud at how the genre has matured over the years.


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