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

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

Smaller crowd, but still excitement this time

A more sober mood, but enthusiasm remains for many as Obama is sworn in for second time

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:12pm EST

Thousands miss inauguration because of 'miscommunication'

Thousands of people without tickets to the inauguration missed the whole thing, stuck behind police barricades on Independence Avenue during the ceremony without the ability to see or hear it. And police have no answer as to why they were stuck there.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 02:57pm EST
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