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Inauguration kicks off Obama's 2nd term

President Barack Obama starts his second term with an inauguration celebration, parade and balls.

Sasha Obama yawn

Sasha's inauguration yawn goes viral

Sasha Obama's big yawn during her dad's inauguration has gone viral online.

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We must act, president says

President Barack Obama says the nation must act, even if the resulting work will be imperfect and victories will only be partial. Obama gave his second inaugural address on Monday.

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Inauguration events get under way

The public inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden is happening Monday, but the president and vice president have already taken their official oaths and celebrations have started this weekend.

Hillary Clinton 1993 inauguration

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Inaugural fashion through the years

First lady fashions on Inauguration Day run the gamut through the years.

Obama, Biden lays wreath at Tomb of the UNknowns

Obama, Biden lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Sunday after Biden was sworn in for a second term and a few hours before Obama is set to take his oath.

Biden sworn in Sunday

Biden takes oath of office

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office to Vice President Joseph Biden early Sunday. Family, friends and associates gathered at the vice president's official residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington for the swearing-in ceremony.

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Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you remember who said what? Test your knowledge here!

Inauguration preps

Washington prepares for inauguration

The nation’s capital is busy preparing this week for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

US Capitol new generic

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113th Congress: By the numbers

A by the numbers look at the new wave of legislators on Capitol Hill.

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

George W. Bush

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Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to action. This September 11th is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Listen to Bush's famous 9/11 speech, as well as many others and see how many lines you recognize from these famous presidential speeches.

5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Find out five interesting facts about President Barack Obama.

5 fun facts about Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama

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Find out 5 interesting tid bits about Michelle Obama.

Inside the Obama family

Obama family DNC

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Take a closer look at the rest of the Obama family: Michelle, Malia and Sasha.

8 fun facts about Joe Biden

Joe Biden file 2

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As second-in-command as the Vice President of the U.S., learn more about Joe Biden.

How well do you know your first ladies?

Michelle Obama DNC speech

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The first lady does a lot more than support the president behind the scenes -- she champions causes, hosts big events, makes public appearances and much more. See how much you know about first ladies through history.

Quiz: Test your presidential knowledge


You may follow today's political news, but how much do you know about presidential politics through history?

The history of the U.S. president

Barack Obama

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Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What religion did Chester Arthur practice? Find out more information about past and present U.S. presidents here.