Obama: 'America's possibilities are limitless'

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

Presidents and God

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 Balls

Photos from the 2013 Inaugural Balls. Full Story

Inauguration Day by the numbers

Here's a breakdown of Inauguration Day by the numbers. Full Story

Images of the 2013 inauguration

Photos of President Barack Obama's second inauguration from the ceremonial swearing-in to the frosty crowds. Full Story

Test your knowledge of inaugural history

"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.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 06:52am EST

Dulles closes runway to accommodate private planes

There are enough people arriving by private planes for the inauguration that Dulles International Airport has to clear out space for them to park.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 06:02am EST

Can Obama keep warmer inauguration weather pledge?

After a downright cold first inauguration, will Washington warm to Obama's second swearing in?

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:18am EST

4 enlisted troops picked for inaugural ball dance

An Air Force medical technician who served in Afghanistan has been chosen to dance with President Barack Obama at an inaugural ball Monday night

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:28am EST

Metro: Fewer crowded trains on Inauguration Day

On Inauguration Day, "all aboard" is more wishful than realistic on some Metro platforms.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:18am EST

4 enlisted troops picked for inaugural ball dance

4 enlisted troops who served in wars picked to dance with Obamas and Bidens at inaugural ball

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:10am EST

Obamas mark first lady's birthday dining Italian

President Obama fetes first lady for 49th birthday at dinner at Georgetown Italian restaurant

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 08:50pm EST

Obama inauguration playlist: Beyonce, Wonder, fun.

Obama's inauguration playlist includes Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Usher, fun.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 04:02pm EST

By the numbers: Obama's second-term inauguration

By the numbers: Obama's inauguration smaller than last time, but still a grand affair

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 03:08pm EST

Obama names 8 citizens to highlight his successes

Obama chooses 8 as inauguration 'citizen co-chairs' to highlight his 1st term accomplishments

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:48pm EST

Metro to sell Inauguration Day passes this weekend

Metro to sell commemorative Inauguration Day passes at 9 stations on Sunday

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 01:40pm EST

Inaugural transit options all have drawbacks

Unlike 2009, driving is an option on Inauguration Day, but mass transit encouraged

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 12:54pm EST

Professional tips: Personalize your photos on Inauguration Day

If you hope your Inauguration Day photographs will be more than snapshots of companions mugging at your smartphone, a Washington-based photojournalist suggests shooting the unexpected.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 12:43pm EST

Online auctions cancelled for inauguration tickets

Senator: Craigslist, eBay agree to stop scalpers from selling inaugural tickets

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 11:50am EST

Metro won't stay open late for unofficial inaugural balls

Despite late night unofficial inaugural balls, Metro won't run late.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 09:00am EST

Presidents and God: Religion's role in inauguration

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.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 08:19am EST

Michelle Obama lets wardrobe take back seat

Michelle Obama has made enough smart fashion choices that they're hardly questioned anymore

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 08:04am EST

Second inaugurations are usually smaller

Monday's inauguration is expected to be both smaller and less expensive than President Obama's first swearing in four years ago.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 07:37am EST

Stylists forecast fashion trends at inaugural balls and parties

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.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 07:25am EST

Celeb birthdays for the week of Jan. 20-26

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 20-26

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 01:02am EST
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