Monday, January 21, 2013
Today the 57th presidential ceremony for President Barack Obama takes place followed by a full day full of inaugural festivals.
On Monday, Jan. 21, President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as president. Actually, his official swearing in takes place Sunday, Jan. 20, as set out in the U.S. Constitution. But since Jan. 20 is a Sunday, a second swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Jan. 21, followed by the inaugural festivities, will be held on Martin Luther King Day. Starting at 11:30 a.m. (ET) - viewers of the Presidential Inauguration will be treated to all the pomp and circumstance, including a ceremonial swearing in, inaugural address, parade and national anthem sung by Beyonce. The inauguration will be carried on all major networks. Obama's first inauguration stirred up a lot of excitement, but that may have ebbed somewhat for his second term. Will…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Following is a rundown with dates and times for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Saturday, January 19
Sunday is a big day for Falcon fans, but it's also an eventful day for our country as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremony scheduled for Jan. 20 at 8:15 a.m. From a parade, two swearing-in ceremonies to glitzy balls, the next few days will be packed with presidential pomp. Do you plan on watching the events? SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In Location: Naval Observatory Start Time: 8:15 AM ET President Obama’s Official Swearing-In Location: White House - Blue Room Start Time: 11:55 AM ET Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because Courts and other public institutions are not open. This year, in accordance with the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
President Obama said the laws, including universal background checks and a renewed ban on assault rifles, would lead to "fewer atrocities like the one that happened in Newtown."
Friday, January 18
Alongside Vice President Joe Biden and a group of children who had written in support, President Barack Obama signed a proposal to Congress on Wednesday to strengthen United States gun laws. These included universal background checks, limiting the number of bullets in a clip and renewing a ban on military-grade assault rifles. "If America worked harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown," the president said. Obama listed some specific measures, including a 10-round limit on magazines for firearms, and asked Congress to confirm Todd Jones to fill the long-dormant role of chief for the Bureau of Alchol, Tobacco and Firearms — and briefly mentioned other …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Who had the best speech of the Democratic National Convention? Do you rate the president's speech as the best, or not? Take our poll or comment.
President Barack Obama may have had to change his location -- shutting out thousands of people from seeing him live -- but inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., he still captured the devotion of many. He accepted the Democratic Party's nomination, and then went on to tell the American people that he's done much to get the country back on track, leading with the federal assistance to automakers. And, there's a key difference with before and now, he added: "I'm no longer just a candidate; I'm the president." -- Did you like the president's speech? Did it make a connection with you? Let us know in the comment section. -- Since he's been in office, the president said jobs have been created, trade agreements signed that benefit…