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

Seen and heard at Sundance

Seen and heard at the Sundance Film Festival

Friday - 01/25/2013, 03:36pm EST

Mrs. Obama has bangs: Let the analyzing begin

The first lady has bangs, and everyone's got an opinion and a theory

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 08:36am EST

Nielsen: 20.6 million watched inauguration

Nielsen: 20.6 million watched inauguration, viewership sharply down from 2009

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 05:02am EST

Gay activists laud Obama speech, now want action

Gay-rights activists praise Obama speech as historic, now urge concrete follow-up actions

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 04:38pm EST

Biden's recent moves stoking chatter about 2016

Biden's recent meetings with Democrats stoking chatter about possible 2016 White House bid

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 03:36pm EST

Tree-climbing anti-abortion activist banned from D.C.

A California man has been banned from D.C. after climbing a 40-foot tree on Inauguration Day and yelling his way through the ceremony.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 02:42pm EST

Obama fetes staffers at final inaugural ball

Obama tells staffers they represent America's deepest hopes at final inaugural ball

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:10am EST

AP Photos: Celebrities turn out for inauguration

AP Photos: Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and more at inauguration

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:10am EST

Al Green: Turned down 'Together' time with Obamas

Al Green: Scheduling meant no 'Together' time with Obamas at inaugural balls

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 09:02am EST

Did or didn't she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync

Did she or didn't she? Beyonce questioned about lip syncing national anthem at inauguration

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 05:48am EST

Obama's lofty inaugural ideals run into reality

Obama's lofty inaugural ideals on climate change, gay rights run into reality

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 03:22am EST

Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

Biden meets privately with Democratic delegates, stoking chatter about potential 2016 run

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 03:04am EST

Sources: Beyonce lip synced 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Now that the pomp and circumstance of Inauguration Day has passed, the nation is left to wonder: Did Beyonce lip sync the National Anthem?

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 08:46pm EST

THE RESET: Obama now must move on 2nd-term agenda

THE RESET: Pushing 2nd term agenda will be thorny for Obama despite calls for coming together

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 08:24pm EST

Obama's 2nd term brings teens, new first lady agenda

Jodi Kantor, New York Times correspondent and author of "The Obamas"

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:46pm EST


Obamas, Bidens attend Cathedral prayer service

Obamas, Bidens attend post-inaugural prayer service at Washington National Cathedral

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:15pm EST

Beyonce's 'Star Spangled Banner' inaugural sound check

Recorded by Megan Cloherty Sunday at 10 p.m. at the Capitol

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:14pm EST


Did or didn't she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync

There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:08pm EST

Obama climate pledge faces test on oil pipeline

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 05:30pm EST

Diary of an inaugural ball hopper

Six inaugural balls. Three nights. WTOP Living Editor Stephanie Steinberg is on a ball hopping adventure. Follow her journey for inside look at the 2013 inaugural ball scene.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:42pm EST
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