Presidential Inauguration

Rapper Lupe Fiasco was reportedly rushed off an inauguration event stage after performing a song critical of President Obama. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Report: Lupe Fiasco Rushed Off-Stage For Performing Anti-Obama Song At Inauguration Event

Rapper and Chicago-native Lupe Fiasco was rushed off the stage on Sunday night for performing an anti-Obama song at an unofficial inaugural event for the president.


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Beyoncé Lip Synced National Anthem at Inauguration

Beyoncé’s rendition of the national anthem at Monday’s presidential inauguration created quite the buzz and drew comparisons to Whitney Houston.


The Smithsonian Museum sought inauguration items for its exhibit on the first African-American president. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Collects Items From Inauguration For Obama Exhibit

As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would make history.


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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.


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Exodus of Inaugural Watchers Jams Metro

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.


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)

Obama Exits His Limousine to Walk in the Inaugural Parade

President Barack Obama has joined the inaugural parade from Capitol Hill to the White House celebrating the start of his second term.


U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.


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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.


An American flag waves as the sun rises over the Capitol dome before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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.


Tim Flores (left) and Laura Flores (second from left) and others gather near the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall for the Inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama, will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term today. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.