Presidential Inauguration Coverage

Barack Obama at 2009 inauguration. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Inauguration Speech Sets Stage for Policy Fights

President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country’s future, setting the stage for looming debates over taxes, guns, immigration and other issues while leaving the details for another day.



Sights & Sounds of #Inauguration Day: Follow Along

Whether you are avoiding the chaos or joining in the celebration, follow along with All News 99.1 throughout the day on Twitter. Include #WNEW in all your Inauguration Day-related tweets.


Fred Thomas of Washington, D.C, shows off his Barack Obama SmarTrip card from 2009.  (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro’s Commemorative Obama SmarTrip Cards Sold Out

People looking to purchase a special SmarTrip card with the president’s face on it this weekend are out of luck.


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Out-of-Town Cops Being Sworn In For Inauguration

Thousands of police officers from around the country are being sworn in ahead of Monday’s presidential inauguration.


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Obama’s Inauguration Day is a Day For MLK Jr., Too

Monday’s inaugural may be President Barack Obama’s big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.


Singer Katy Perry performs during the Kids' Inaugural concert at the Washington Convention Center on Jan. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Girls Rock Out With Military Kids at 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.


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Chefs Hail First Foodies With Inauguration Salute

Some of Washington’s top chefs came together to salute the president ahead of the inauguration, in part because of the first family’s influence on the culture around food.


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Va. National Guard Supporting Inauguration

More than 600 members of the Virginia National Guard are assisting with the 57th Presidential Inauguration.


A member of U.S. Secret Service takes off flags from President Barack Obama's limo which shows a new license plate at the White House on January 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Obama's limousine is now adorned with "Taxation Without Representation" license plates. The D.C. government authorized the plates to protest the fact that the District of Columbia does not have a vote in Congress. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential Vehicle Sports ‘Taxation’ License Plates

President Barack Obama’s ride has a new license plate.


A man sells souvenir passes to the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Obama Sworn In for 4 More Years in Office

Stepping into his second term, President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House, the leader of a nation no longer in the throes of the recession he inherited four years ago but still deeply divided.


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