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President Barack Obama took his oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching.

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President Barack Obama took his oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57

That’s how many presidential inaugurations will have been held after today’s public ceremony for President Barack Obama, starting his second term. Obama took the oath of office yesterday, per the 20th Amendment. Because yesterday was a Sunday, the inaugural ceremony...

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Stephen Colbert reacts to seeing his wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds in Washington.

Photograph by Trevor Pound/Madame Tussauds via AP

Stephen Colbert reacts to seeing his wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds in Washington.

Colbert-Busch Report: Sis’ Running

Stephen Colbert sometimes jokes about running for political office in his native South Carolina. One of the political satirist’s older sisters is doing it. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will seek the Democratic nomination in the vacant 1st Congressional District in and around...

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