In his inaugural address, President Obama noted the country's continuing economic struggles and said that America can't succeed when only a few at the top do well. The country's prosperity must rest on a rising middle class. Full Story
When it comes to celebrating the start of a president's term, God has played a role in nearly every inauguration since George Washington. Full Story
The inaugural weekend includes several events that showcase local bands and music venues.
On Inauguration Day, security along the 1.2-mile stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, could present the greatest challenge to date for the Secret Service and its partners, say security experts.
In the run-up to President Barack Obama's second Inauguration Day, the president's security team worries most about the hands of people in the crowd and those typing hostile commands on computer keyboards and devices far from the National Mall.
Spectators at the inauguration will have to brave the cold, but will they also have to brave a lack of portable toilets?
Nearly 3,000 groups applied to perform in the 2013 presidential inaugural parade on Monday -- more than twice the number that applied to march in President Barack Obama's first inaugural parade. From that number, four local groups got a bid to march.
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Winter has not been kind to many presidents and the inaugural committees in charge of coordinating the day's events. We have a list of the worst Inaugural Day weather.
SI school chorus heading to DC for presidential inauguration
Throughout the Presidential Inaugural Committee store in downtown D.C., shoppers from all over the world gather to claim their inauguration swag.
2 Petersburg residents heading to Washington for President Barack Obama's inauguration
Before heading to Monday's swearing-in ceremony and parade, consider inauguration transportation carefully.
"We often look at American history, and presidential history, and how they parallel each other. It's a way we mark our story -- our national story," says Harry Rubenstein, curator with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
There are enough people arriving by private planes for the inauguration that Dulles International Airport has to clear out space for them to park.
After a downright cold first inauguration, will Washington warm to Obama's second swearing in?
An Air Force medical technician who served in Afghanistan has been chosen to dance with President Barack Obama at an inaugural ball Monday night
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Obama's inauguration playlist includes Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Usher, fun.