Inauguration Day

Beyonce admitted her Inauguration Day performance of the National Anthem was lip-synched and recorded the day before. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

‘Perfectionist’ Beyonce Admits She Pre-Recorded Inauguration Day National Anthem Performance

Beyonce faced the music at a news conference Thursday before the Super Bowl, admitting that she sang along to a pre-recorded track when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day.


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Metro Records 779,787 Trips on Inauguration Day

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.


President Barack Obama waves during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to See This Again’

Inaugurations are always moments of great ceremony and pageantry. But, hey, everybody can rel-a-a-a-ax a little the second time around.


Beyonce performs the national anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the Inauguration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Stars Rub Shoulders With Politicos at Inauguration

Beyonce drew a loud cheer from the audience Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem.


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Sasha and Malia Sure Have Grown

Sasha and Malia Obama have grown a lot since their father’s first Inauguration ceremony in 2009.


U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets poet Richard Blanco after his poem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Richard Blanco Becomes First Hispanic or Gay Man to Recite Inaugural Poem

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco read his poem “One Today” at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.


US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle walk along Pennsylvania Ave during the parade following Obama's inauguration as the 44th US president in Washington, DC on January 20, 2009.  (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


Barbara Walters listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a break in a taping of 'The View' at ABC Studios September 24. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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.


Large crowd on Metro at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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.


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.