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

Tips to keep your kids safe at inaugural events

Those monitoring the throngs of people heading to the National Mall Monday ask parents to take a some precautions before heading out for the day's events.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 06:47am EST

National Guard deployed to D.C. for inauguration

About 6,000 National Guard troops from across the country will descend upon Washington this weekend to provide traffic and crowd control during Monday's inauguration events.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:28pm EST

Beyonce, Katy Perry star at packed inauguration

Beyonce, Clarkson, will.i.am headline inauguration with fireworks (not just Katy Perry's)

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:16pm EST

Beyond Obama's oath, what to see and taste in DC

Beyond Obama's oath of office, what inauguration visitors can see, do and taste in Washington

Friday - 01/18/2013, 05:44pm EST

Wind River reservation group to represent Wyo.

Wyoming will be represented at inaugural parade by Wind River Indian Reservation group

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:50pm EST

Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

Inauguration of first black president, federal holiday honoring King come to rare intersection

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:36pm EST

A personal story of inaugural pride as crews make final preparations

It's crunch time for crews preparing the physical space where President Barack Obama and the first lady will have their inaugural dance.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:55pm EST

Taking Metro on Inauguration Day

Dan Stessel, spokesman for Metro

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:23pm EST


D.C. inaugural weekend events include local bands

The inaugural weekend includes several events that showcase local bands and music venues.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:17pm EST

The Toughest Mile: Behind the security curtain for Inauguration Day

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.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:59pm EST

The Toughest Mile: Hands in the crowd

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.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:56pm EST

Concern raised over portable toilet shortage at inauguration

Spectators at the inauguration will have to brave the cold, but will they also have to brave a lack of portable toilets?

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:16pm EST

Local astronauts, dogs and marching band members prepare for inaugural parade

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.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 12:50pm EST

How to be part of WTOP's inaugural coverage

With improvements in smartphones and the explosion of social media, WTOP would like to include what you see and experience on Inauguration Day in its coverage.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 11:53am EST

Social media: Covering the inauguration

Follow WTOP's social media coverage of the inauguration.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 11:51am EST

Weather doesn't always cooperate on Inauguration Day

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.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 11:33am EST

SI school chorus heading to inauguration

SI school chorus heading to DC for presidential inauguration

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:58am EST

Obama swag hits the shelves as inauguration nears

Throughout the Presidential Inaugural Committee store in downtown D.C., shoppers from all over the world gather to claim their inauguration swag.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:53am EST

2 from Petersburg to attend inauguration

2 Petersburg residents heading to Washington for President Barack Obama's inauguration

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:48am EST

For some, bus may be better option to inauguration

Before heading to Monday's swearing-in ceremony and parade, consider inauguration transportation carefully.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 07:02am EST
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