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 - President Barack Obama is promising to uphold the Constitution in a public swearing in ceremony that signals the beginning of his second term in office.
Placing his hand on two Bibles -- one used by President Abraham Lincoln at his first Inauguration and one used by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Obama took a public oath of office on Monday, after he was sworn in during a private ceremony on Sunday. The Constitution requires presidential terms to begin on Jan. 20.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered Obama's private swearing in on Sunday and the public ceremony Monday. He also swore Obama in during his first inauguration in 2009.
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.