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
"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.
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The separation of church and state is unique to American democracy, but when it comes to celebrating the start of a president's term, God has played a role in nearly every inauguration since George Washington. And President Obama's second swearing-in will be no different.
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Monday's inauguration is expected to be both smaller and less expensive than President Obama's first swearing in four years ago.
Washington fashion experts predict peplums, and Grecian goddess one- shoulder necklines will be popular among women ballgoers, while men will sport slim-cut tuxedos with a pop of color at inaugural parties this weekend.
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