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President Barack Obama's inaugural address

Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, as provided by the White House:

Monday - 01/21/2013, 01:05pm EST

Obama stumbles on "states" during swearing in

Chief Justice John Roberts got it right this time -- but President Barack Obama appeared to stumble over the word "states" during his ceremonial swearing in.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 01:05pm EST

Shinseki absent from inaugural ceremonies

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki was absent from ceremonial inaugural ceremonies as President Barack Obama was being sworn-in to a second term.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:49pm EST

A day pulsing with history follows very old script

It was altogether a more intimate affair than four years ago. Just a party of untold hundred thousands, chilling in the nation's backyard.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:37pm EST

Obama inaugural speech references Stonewall riots

President Barack Obama referenced the Stonewall gay-rights riots in his inaugural address, classing them as a civil rights watershed along with key moments in the struggles for blacks and women.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:36pm EST

Inaugural poet pays homage to American experience

Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:34pm EST

Obama calls for action, not delay

President Barack Obama says "we must act" even if our work is imperfect. He says we cannot afford to delay.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:24pm EST

Obama: We must reduce health costs, deficit

President Barack Obama says the nation must make the "hard choices" to reduce the cost of health care and the size of the deficit.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:12pm EST

Obama says decade of war ending

President Barack Obama says that a decade of war is now ending and an economic recovery has begun.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:07pm EST

Obama: Freedom must be secured

President Barack Obama says that "while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on Earth."

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:04pm EST

Obama begins second inaugural address

President Barack Obama has begun his second inaugural address.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:56am EST

Obama takes public oath of office

President Barack Obama is promising to uphold the Constitution in a public swearing in ceremony that signals the beginning of his second term in office.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:56am EST

Vice President Biden takes public oath of office

Vice President Joe Biden has taken a ceremonial oath office, kicking off the start of his second term as No. 2 to President Barack Obama.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:49am EST

Sen. Schumer opens inaugural

Sen. Charles Schumer is opening the 57th inaugural ceremonies by invoking the innate majesty and sacred meaning of the proceedings.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:36am EST

Clinton, Carter join Obama inaugural gathering

Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined lawmakers and other dignitaries at the Capitol for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in Monday to a second term.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:28am EST

Obamas arrives at the Capitol for festivities

President Barack Obama has arrived at the Capitol for the beginning of inauguration ceremonies.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 10:58am EST

Obama starts inauguration day with visit to church

President Barack Obama began inauguration day listening to a church pastor counsel him to use his power to benefit others, and the nation.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 10:17am EST

Obamas host coffee with congressional leaders

Could a blend of inaugural excitement and fresh coffee be the stimulant Washington needs to break political gridlock?

Monday - 01/21/2013, 10:02am EST

Small group of protesters urges jobs not war

A few dozen protesters were gathered along the Inauguration Day parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue invoking the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King's legacy and urging jobs, not war.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 09:59am EST

Obama hears pastor's advice ahead of swearing-in

A pastor used a morning church service to counsel President Barack Obama to use his power for the benefit of others.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 09:55am EST
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