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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Parade and Ceremonial Swearing-in Held January 21, 2013

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:50 PM CST

Kelly Clarkson Sings "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" At Inauguration

Kelly Clarkson Sings "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" At Inauguration

Clarkson was accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 01:11 PM CST

Analysis: Obama’s Speech “Robust Defense of Liberalism”

Analysis: Obama’s Speech “Robust Defense of Liberalism”

NBC's Chuck Todd breaks down Obama's second inaugural address.

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 02:23 PM CST

Poet Recites Stirring Inauguration Poem

Poet Recites Stirring Inauguration Poem

Miami-raised poet Richard Blanco recited a poem of unity that evoked his childhood and the spirit of America at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday. The poet, who was born in Spain to...

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 01:13 PM CST

Mitt Romney Spends Inauguration Day in Calif.

Mitt Romney Spends Inauguration Day in Calif.

Mitt Romney skipped his former rival’s inauguration festivities in Washington with an aide telling NBC News the ex-Massachusetts governor and his wife had “no big plans.”

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 05:16 AM CST

James Taylor Performs "America the Beautiful"

James Taylor Performs "America the Beautiful"

In this Jan. 21, 2013, video, singer James Taylor takes the stage during President Barack Obama's second inauguration to perform "America the Beautiful."

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM CST

Obama's Inaugural Speech: "Our Journey is Not Complete"

Obama's Inaugural Speech: "Our Journey is Not Complete"

"Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and our daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts," Obama said. "Our journey is not complete until all our children ... know they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. That is our generation's task."

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 08:21 AM CST

Inaugural Moments You May Have Missed

Inaugural Moments You May Have Missed

President Barack Obama's second inauguration was a blur of politicians, celebrities, pomp and ceremony. As the moment unfolded, there were a few things that happened they may have escaped your eye. They included...

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM CST

Richard Blanco's Inaugural Poem: Full Text

Richard Blanco's Inaugural Poem: Full Text

The Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem "One Today" at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Click through to read the full poem.

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 02:02 PM CST

President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address: Transcript

President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address: Transcript

Click through to read President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, as it was prepared for delivery: "…Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of...

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM CST

Lupe Fiasco Kicked Offstage For Anti-Obama Song

Lupe Fiasco Kicked Offstage For Anti-Obama Song

The Chicago rapper, who called Obama a terrorist, has his concert ended abruptly after "Words I Never Said."

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