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
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DC officials will use reviewing stand for inauguration to promote statehood cause
Episcopal priest to give inaugural benediction; Atlanta pastor had bowed out over gay views
District of Columbia officials are using Inauguration Day to call attention to the District's lack of statehood and congressional representation.
Tea party fervor has surged and waned in the past four years, Occupy encampments are long gone from parks in the nation's capital, and the crowd for President Barack Obama's second inauguration figures to be significantly smaller than the record-breaking turnout of 2009.
Newseum to project images of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei's art in DC ahead of Obama inaugural
Obama's private swearing-in to be brief affair with family in White House Blue Room
The D.C. Taxi Cab Commission has authorized a $1 fee for each additional passenger taking a trip on Inauguration Day.
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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is honorary chair of Obama's inaugural service event
When he got the message that the Ballou High School marching band had been selected for the Inaugural Parade, director Darrell Watson was floored - more than figuratively.
Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer talks about the logistics that go into coordinating so many VIPs at the same time.
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In just a few decades, walking down Pennsylvania Avenue has become an iconic inaugural moment
Supreme Court to welcome 30 members of gay and lesbian lawyers' group to high court bar
From the ceremonies to the celebrations, the presidential inauguration is a tradition that is highly scripted and precisely calculated. However, four years ago during President Barack Obama's first inauguration, something happened off-script.
If you're like me with no ticket in hand for an inaugural ball, here are some ways to have your own inauguration revelry at home.
WTOP's Randi Martin reports