President Barack Obama's emphatic gay-rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and exhortations as to what steps should be taken next.
WASHINGTON - Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined lawmakers and other dignitaries at the Capitol for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in Monday to a second term.
The two men are the only living Democrats who have occupied the White House. Clinton was accompanied by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is departing as Obama's second term gets under way.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter accompanied her husband for the ceremonies at the Capitol's West front.
Neither former President George W. Bush nor his father, former President George H.W. Bush, were expected to attend. Both are Republicans.
The elder Bush was recently released from the hospital, where he was treated for bronchitis and other issues.
Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her rousing performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to the U.S. Marine Band.
Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inauguration balls.
A perspective by NewsChannel5's Leon Bibb, who has met both Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama, about how the two historical figures are linked through the generations.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday emerged twice from their limousine to respond to wildly cheering crowds along the inaugural parade route from Capitol Hill to the White House.
It was altogether a more intimate affair than four years ago. Just a party of untold hundred thousands, chilling in the nation's backyard. President Barack Obama's inauguration Monday brought out a festive crowd.
President Barack Obama has told lawmakers he's confident they can act together to make a difference for the country's children, "and our children's children."
See photos of the swearing in of President Barack Obama during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
You can read the full text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, as provided by the White House.
Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience.