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President Barack Obama and partners, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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President Barack Obama and partners, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama 2.0: ‘Shoulders to the Wheel of History’

At the National Building Museum, one of Washington’s great public spaces, a freshly inaugurated President Barack Obama greeted supporters at the start of his second term last night, at one of many receptions and balls surrounding today’s official ceremony on...

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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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