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
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.
Most inaugural addresses are soon forgotten, but these presidents' words live on
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
Learning from the mistakes of inaugurations past, Inauguration Day committees are using the power of GPS and mobile apps to help guests and well- wishers get where they're going on time.
Tribes try to raise money to send dancers to inaugural parade in DC and be Wyoming's only reps
Questions and answers about traditions, festivities for President Obama's second inauguration
Maryland transportation officials are offering some travel advice for those attending the presidential inauguration next week.
Maryland officials offer transportation advice ahead of Obama inauguration
Many of us will line the parade route on Inauguration Day to be part of history, and some will try to document it with a smartphone. Here are some tips to help you out.
The 57th Presidential Inauguration Store, now open at 1155 F Street NW, sells tote bags, Champagne glasses and boxes of the ubiquitous button.
Obama planning smaller 2nd inaugural still full of glamour, patriotic pomp and celebrities
Estimates say as many as 800,000 people may be attending the inauguration, the swearing in and the parade on Jan. 21, which could result in long lines at the fare card machines.
Washington holds practice parade for upcoming inauguration
Crowds coming to the D.C. area for the presidential inauguration ceremonies mean clogged airports and packed train stations.
The National Day of Service started with President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 and has occurred every year since. There will be dozens of service projects throughout the D.C. region over the course of the weekend, and the main event will be held Saturday on the National Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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