This is what the Oval Office has looked like through the different administrations
President Bill Clinton works at his desk in the Oval Office, with First Daughter Chelsea Clinton in 1994. Between each administration, presidents are allowed to make slight tweaks to the decor in the Oval Office, such as swapping in another rug or hanging different artwork on the walls. We went back and looked at how the Oval Office has changed over the years, going all the way back to Ronald Reagan. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)President Ronald Reagan leaving the Oval Office in 1989. (Photo by Howard L. Sachs/CNP/Getty Images)Bill ClintonPresident Bill Clinton delivers his weekly radio address from the Oval Office in 1995.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is using his inauguration meme to raise money for charity
Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is using his internet stardom from his inauguration meme to help raise money for charity. The senator is selling sweaters on his campaign website with the image of him sitting in the audience at the inauguration in a mask and mittens that went viral earlier this week. The meme of Bernie first went viral Wednesday, and the internet began photoshopping the senator into a variety of circumstances. READ ALSO: San Antonio’s best Bernie Sanders memes after inauguration photo goes viral
San Antonio’s best Bernie Sanders memes after inauguration photo goes viral
SAN ANTONIO – If you’ve been on social media since Wednesday’s inauguration, you’ve probably scrolled past many memes of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Some of San Antonio’s landmark entities, trendy restaurants and even universities have joined the Sanders meme train and people are loving it. Screenshot of Bernie Sanders photoshopped at the Alamo. Posted by San Antonio Museum of Art on Thursday, January 21, 2021Perfect day for social distancing Posted by Hemisfair on Thursday, January 21, 2021Only San Antonio folks will get it. RELATED: Bernie Sanders and his mittens launch inauguration memes
Bernie Sanders became a meme at the inauguration and it’s the funniest thing ever
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is seen prior to the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash - Pool/Getty Images)Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is used to being turned into a viral meme (just look up the “I Am Once Again Asking You” meme), so it’s not too surprising that the outspoken senator went viral on inauguration day over a single moment captured on camera. Since the ceremony was socially distanced, seats were spread out, which caused Sanders to be sitting alone. There were even other moments captured on camera at the inauguration of Bernie that have been turned into memes. pic.twitter.com/tVgFQisnWy — Clare Malone (@ClareMalone) January 20, 2021Shoutout to #Bernie for bringing the stage presence.
Bernie Sanders and his mittens launch inauguration memes
(Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)The 59th Presidential Inauguration had potentially more story lines than any in recent history. One of the most memed subjects Wednesday was Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Below are just a few of the memes making the rounds on Twitter:Let Bernie and I enjoy the Inauguration 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/SAcNJzdNZ2 — shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) January 21, 2021Thank you so much for all those working hard on the Bernie memes today. With special musical guest, Bernie Sanders! Announcement.” pic.twitter.com/A0NUyekdpy — Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) January 21, 2021sorry i had to do bernie like this pic.twitter.com/ox5WH1OhyI — lauren (@SWEETANDL0) January 21, 2021He’s got Bernie pic.twitter.com/CpZHREONAd — Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) January 21, 2021NOT BERNIE SANDERS STARK??!!
Missed the inauguration? These videos show the most buzzworthy moments
Biden took the oath at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks earlier. Instead, Biden gazed out over 200,000 American flags planted on the National Mall to symbolize those who could not attend in person. In case you missed the big event (hey, some of us had to work! ), we thought we’d gather some videos showing all the key moments. Lady Gaga’s powerful national anthemWe could have guessed Gaga would deliver on her national anthem.
Hispanic attorney, lobbyist with San Antonio roots calls for unity during transition
Editor’s note: This content is published through a partnership between La Prensa Texas and KSAT. A prominent Hispanic attorney with San Antonio roots is calling for unity in the U.S. as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take office. Given the current circumstances, I have not been there lately, but I look forward to my next visit,” he told La Prensa Texas. Find them on social media at La Prensa Texas Facebook and Instagram or The Carpenter’s Apprentice Facebook and Instagram. Clint Westwood, Natasha Gonzales, Roy Aguillon, Angel Contero and Julia Aguillon of La Prensa Texas.
Trump skips inauguration ceremony, upending several traditions
Trump skips inauguration ceremony, upending several traditions Many of the longstanding traditions that typically take place on Inauguration Day were missing from Wednesday's transfer of power. Former President Trump chose not to meet with President Biden face to face, instead hosting his own farewell event at Joint Base Andrews. Andy Card, former White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the symbolism associated with the inaugural ceremony.cbsnews.com
We saw some serious fashion moments at President Biden’s inauguration
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)Three words: Michelle Obama’s belt. Gaga tweeted that it was a dove carrying an olive branch, symbolizing the unity that President Biden hopes to achieve while in office. Former first lady Hillary ClintonFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to President Joe Biden's inauguration. President Joe Biden’s granddaughtersNaomi Biden and Natalie Biden, granddaughters of President Joe Biden, arrive to his inauguration. And finally, Sen. Bernie SandersSen. Bernie Sanders arrives at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
San Antonio native, McCollum HS grad performs at 2021 inauguration
During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and Live From the Southside, a new local- and Latina-owned magazine that works to improve & expand community relationships through promoting events, stories and businesses. Today, our South Side San Antonio community beamed with pride as we watched McCollum High School graduate Jeremy McBride (Class of 1997) perform at the 2021 inauguration. A huge congrats to you, Jeremy, on all your accomplishments and know that you’re an inspiration to your South Side community. 15 hidden gems on San Antonio’s South SideMiss Plus San Antonio wins Miss Plus Texas, advances to nationalsFlaco Jimenez’s former food truck ‘Tacos Jimenez’ revived by son, will open on South Side next week
A star is born: 5 things to know about the young inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. When she was young, Gorman had difficulty saying certain letters of the alphabet, especially words with the letter “R,” according to NPR. Even before speaking at the inauguration, Gorman was no stranger to giving poems at famed locations. In 2014, she was named the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles at the age of 16. Three years later, while a student at Harvard, Gorman was named first National Youth Poet Laureate.
7 moments that made President Biden’s inauguration ceremony historic
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. During his inauguration speech in 1981, President Ronald Reagan spoke about how the United States goes through the common ritual of having an inauguration ceremony every four years, even if it seems unusual to other nations. No lunchUsually after the ceremony, there is an extravagant lunch in the Capitol Rotunda with the new president, politicians and other representatives. No outgoing presidentBefore Wednesday, the last president to skip his successor’s inauguration was Andrew Johnson in 1869. But President Donald Trump opted to skip Biden’s ceremony, leaving the White House in the morning and landing in Florida just before the inauguration festivities began.
9 important people who weren’t at President Joe Biden’s inauguration
President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. We saw many recognizable faces Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but there were many people -- some quite notable -- who were not in attendance. President Donald Trump: He announced on Twitter ahead of the inauguration that he would not be attending, and he stuck to his word. He’s the first outgoing president who chose not to attend the ceremony since President Andrew Johnson’s refusal in 1869. Sen. Marco Rubio: Rubio conveyed he would be hard at work instead.
Here is Joe Biden’s full inaugural address as the 46th president
The following text is President Joe Biden’s inaugural address from Wednesday, as provided by CQ Transcripts:Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris. Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. Once in a century virus that silently stalks the country has taken as many lives in one year as America lost in all of World War II. Through Civil War, the Great Depression, world war, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks, our better angels have always prevailed. Yet hear me clearly disagreement must not lead to disunion, and I pledge this to you I will be a president for all Americans, all Americans.
Texas, San Antonio politicians take to social media on inauguration day
(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)SAN ANTONIO – Jan. 20, 2021, is a historic day as another administration takes office. Politicians from Texas and San Antonio took to social media on inauguration day to speak about the President’s departure and the new administration. We are safely celebrating the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris and Councilman Treviño’s 50th birthday today! The task at hand is not easy for President Biden and as Americans we should hope for success in unifying this great country. Congratulations to President Biden & Madam Vice President Harris.
WATCH: Poet Amanda Gorman recites ‘The Hill We Climb’ at inauguration of President Joe Biden
The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from Biblical scripture to “Hamilton,” and at times echoed the oratory of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Did you catch the 2 @HamiltonMusical references in the inaugural poem? “That day gave me a second wave of energy to finish the poem,” Gorman told the AP. Penguin Young Readers announced Wednesday that “The Hill We Climb” will be published in a special edition this spring. Two other books come out in September — the illustrated “Change Sings” and a volume of her inaugural poem and other works.
This is what Inauguration Day looks like as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris formally take office
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ were inaugurated Wednesday in front of a small and masked-up crowd. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. During the inauguration ceremony, Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States.
’We’re here to watch history be made’: Bexar County judge in Washington D.C. for inauguration
SAN ANTONIO – The inauguration will look different today because of the pandemic and security concerns, but that didn’t stop Bexar County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez from making the trip with her wife. Once President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris were announced the winner of the 2020 election back in December, Gonzalez told her wife to book their flights. “We’re booking for Kamala Harris because she is going to be history-making as a woman of color,” Gonzalez said. “We’re here to watch history be made.”Despite tightened security because of the recent violent insurrection at the Capitol and the uncertainty of more possible violent protests, Gonzalez is not letting it scare her. Read also:Where, when to watch President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugurationPhotos: How Washington D.C. is preparing for the inauguration of President-elect Joe BidenHere are all the celebrities performing at Joe Biden’s inauguration
American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden's inauguration
American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden's inauguration After four tumultuous years under President Trump, America will have a new commander in chief. Mr. Trump will not be attending the Inauguration ceremony for incoming President Joe Biden. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, discusses this and more on CBSN AM.cbsnews.com
Quiz: How much do you know about Inauguration Day?
People set up the stage at the U.S. Capitol building as Washington prepares for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Whether it marks a great occasion for teachers to take their kids on a field trip -- even a virtual one! -- or it’s a symbol of patriotism, the presidential inauguration is an event woven into our country’s fabric. It’s been like this ever since George Washington’s inauguration speech to Congress in 1789, and it has continued with advancements and tweaks to the ceremony on the big day. To celebrate or even learn more about the history of presidential inauguration ceremonies, try your hand at this quiz.
‘90s band New Radicals will reunite for Biden’s inauguration, perform ‘You Get What You Give’
Portrait of singer Gregg Alexander, of the alternative rock band the New Radicals, 1999. Rolling Stone reports that the song also has a very close tie to Biden. “During breakfast, Beau would often make me listen to what I thought was his theme song, ‘You Get What You Give’ by the New Radicals,” Biden wrote. “Even though Beau never stopped fighting and his will to live was stronger than most, I think he knew that this day might come. Follow your heart.’”The New Radicals haven’t played the song since 1999, shortly after it was originally released.
What did Trump say at his 2017 inauguration speech? A look back
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (R) administers the oath of office to U.S. President Donald Trump (L) as his wife Melania Trump holds the Bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017. President Donald Trump announced previously that he wouldn’t attend the inauguration of Joe Biden, turning down a chance to be at Biden’s first official speech as president and hearing what he’ll outline for the country over the next four years. But what issues did Trump address in his inauguration speech nearly four years ago? Below are some highlights of his inauguration speech to the nation after being sworn in as the 45th president on Jan. 20, 2017. For a full transcript of the speech, click or tap here.
Perfect tranquility: Some resonating words from the first inauguration
The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)Things have changed quite a bit since the first presidential inauguration in 1789. Illustration of American general and politician George Washington (1732 - 1799) receiving the news of his election as the first American president, 1789. While emphasizing the public good, Washington addressed the need for a strong Constitution and Bill of Rights. He also said he would be declining pay beyond what the public good thought was required.
Biden prepares for inauguration upended by COVID and security threats
Biden prepares for inauguration upended by COVID and security threats Inauguration events have been scaled back and security has been ratcheted up with tens of thousands of National Guard troops on hand. Ed O'Keefe reports.cbsnews.com
Dystopian DC: Ex-Secret Service agent from SA talks inauguration security, tests Tex-Mex at ‘San Antonio Bar & Grill’
Editor’s note: This content is published through a partnership between La Prensa Texas and KSAT. It’s the San Antonio Bar & Grill in Washington D.C. days ahead of 2021 Inauguration Day. A plate of enchiladas at San Antonio Bar and Grill in Washington DC. When asked if the restaurant is his “favorite” spot, Chapa responded San Antonio Bar and Grill is his “only spot.”“I know it’s named San Antonio, but does it have San Antonio food?” Westwood asked. Find them on social media at La Prensa Texas Facebook and Instagram or The Carpenter’s Apprentice Facebook and Instagram.
Our next president, Joe Biden, and his storied career: In photos
(Photo by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) (Getty Images.) Jill Biden and Joe Biden in 1987. (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.) (Photo by Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.) (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Photos: How Washington D.C. is preparing for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. National Guard troops reinforce security around the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. All rights reserved)Flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. Flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday.
Thousands of flags flooding the National Mall is stunning, and the reason for them is moving
The "Field of Flags" is illuminated on the National Mall as the U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. One of the first glimpses of Biden’s inauguration was revealed Monday night, when thousands of U.S. state and territory flags were set across the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol with lights beaming on them. *Check out our art installation of nearly 200,000 state and territory flags accompanied by 56 pillars of light 🤩We can’t wait for this to be showcased on #InaugurationDay! It’s a stunning art installation, and people on Twitter are already praising it for being super creative and incredibly moving. On the National Mall, @BidenInaugural is currently lighting nearly 200,000 flags — one for each person who cannot attend the inauguration.
Where, when to watch President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration
Inauguration Day is here and Washington D.C. has prepared for a swearing-in ceremony unlike any other. KSAT will livestream President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in this article and on-air. Coverage of the inauguration has already started on ABC News. It will continue until 3 p.m., and ABC News Live anchored coverage will pick up from 3-6 p.m. Click here to view ABC News’ coverage. Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked residents to stay home as the city has stayed under tight security.
Analysis of possible threats, security being put in place ahead of Inauguration
Analysis of possible threats, security being put in place ahead of Inauguration Senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and former national security director Douglas Ollivant joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what security threats the government is watching out for ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration.cbsnews.com
INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden’s event will be very different
The outgoing president traditionally attends the inauguration to symbolize the peaceful transfer of power. And there will be no inaugural balls for Biden, Harris and their spouses to dance the night away. But in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, all semblance of normality might be gone. Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Harris and second gentlemen Douglas Emhoff will later visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The inauguration comes just two weeks after the insurrection at the Capitol by Trump supporters as Congress was confirming Biden's victory.
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come As Washington, D.C., prepares for the upcoming Inauguration, the FBI warns last week's attack on the Capitol could be just the beginning. Jeff Pegues reports on the city's latest preparations.cbsnews.com
‘Don’t mess with Texas,’ U.S. Attorneys warn ahead of presidential inauguration
Thinking about committing a federal crime, ahead of the upcoming presidential inauguration? Attorneys representing the four districts in Texas. In a news release Wednesday, they announced their intent to prosecute any crimes committed at the State Capitol or elsewhere. Attorneys plan to work with federal, state and local law enforcement throughout Texas to aggressively identify individuals who violate federal law. Attorneys in Texas said they have been, and will continue, to work with Department of Justice officials and necessary law enforcement in those prosecutions.
National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down
Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. The number of National Guard troops coming to Washington to assist with security has so far grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Vice President Mike Pence at a briefing Thursday. National Guard members operate under strict rules of engagement on the use of force. D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee estimated Wednesday that more than 20,000 National Guard members would be active in the city on Inauguration Day.
KSAT, La Prensa Texas partner for coverage of 2021 inauguration
KSAT 12 and La Prensa Texas are teaming up to cover the historic inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris next week. La Prensa Texas opened in 1913, the same year that President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. “This partnership will benefit readers and viewers of both La Prensa Texas and KSAT 12,” said Bernice Kearney, news director at KSAT. Find them on social media at La Prensa Texas Facebook and Instagram or The Carpenter’s Apprentice Facebook and Instagram. Roy Aguillon, head La Prensa Texas digital journalist, attended both inauguration ceremonies of President Barack Obama in 2009 and 2013.
A look back: How McCollum HS students helped KSAT cover the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama is inaugurated for a second term as President on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. An invite for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. They, along with classmate Juany Torres, have traveled to Washington, D.C., to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama. SAPD Officer Marcus Trujillo’s Washington, DC JournalSAPD officer and former KSAT traffic anchor Marcus Trujillo in Washington, D.C., for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. (KSAT)Juany Torres is one of the students from McCollum High School who traveled to Washington, DC for the Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama.
House Democrats get "horrifying" briefing on threats ahead of inauguration
House Democrats get "horrifying" briefing on threats ahead of inauguration Inauguration security plans in Washington, D.C. are under scrutiny after last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol building. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Boston Globe deputy Washington bureau chief Liz Goodwin join CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss what authorities are preparing for.cbsnews.com
PHOTOS: A look through the past 40 years of inaugurations
What is to come on this year’s Inauguration Day is to be determined, but from President Donald Trump to President Ronald Reagan, let’s take a look at the past 40 years of inaugurations. Jan. 20, 2017: Inauguration Day for President Donald TrumpPeople gather on the National Mall on Inauguration Day Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (2017 Getty Images)The presidential motorcade drives down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (2017 Getty Images)Anti-Trump protesters stand during a demonstration on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)American singer Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) performs at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2009. Bush, during his Inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2001.
San Antonio company to make flags for 2021 presidential inauguration
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio company will be playing a big part in the 2021 presidential inauguration. This will mark the fifth time the San Antonio flag makers have sewn flags for the U.S. Capitol behind the presidential inaugural dais. The picture shown above is from the 2017 presidential inauguration. The company has been making American flags since 1958 and their flags have been graced at the One World Trade Center Memorial, football stadiums and the George Washington Bridge. Dixie Flag & Banner Company is located north of downtown off Interstate 35.