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Inauguration 2013

President Barack Obama will be sworn in for a second term in office on Jan. 21, 2013. Federal News Radio tracks the inauguration - covering everything from agencies' roles in the event, to organizational and operational impacts of inauguration, and key personnel changes in Obama's second term.

Pierson, 1st female Secret Service head, sworn in

Julia Pierson sworn in at White House as 1st female director of Secret Service

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Senate panel endorses Jewell for Interior chief

Senate Energy Committee advances nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior secretary

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 02:11pm EDT

US Senate panel backs Lew nomination for Treasury

Senate Finance Committee approves Obama's nominee Jacob Lew to be US Treasury secretary

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 01:53pm EST

THE RESET: Gov't slowing economic and job growth

President Barack Obama declared last June that "the private sector is doing fine." And President Ronald Reagan liked to tell audiences, "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Two major economic reports this week seem to lend some new weight to both provocative assertions.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 12:30pm EST

Obama picks foreign policy aide as chief of staff

President Barack Obama announced Friday that his new chief of staff is longtime trusted aide Denis McDonough, whom the president described as a close friend unafraid to deliver straight talk.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 04:24pm EST

Top white-collar crime prosecutor to lead SEC

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar criminals, terrorists and mobsters, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. The agency has a lead role in implementing changes on Wall Street.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 03:06pm EST

Smithsonian curators scout for Obama artifacts

As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would make history.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 09:31am EST

Metro records 779,787 trips on Inauguration Day

The subway in the nation's capital recorded 779,787 passenger entries to the system on Inauguration Day, about 70 percent of ridership on Inauguration Day in 2009.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 08:37am EST

Inauguration-goers find tight DC security, delays

The hundreds of thousands of spectators at President Barack Obama's second inauguration Monday encountered strict security screening, slow-moving lines at checkpoints and a packed National Mall. But while some inauguration-goers complained they were stalled in getting into the swearing-in ceremony, or had difficulty accessing public transit, law enforcement authorities reported no major security problems from a crowd that was smaller than the record-breaking turnout of 2009.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 09:34pm EST

Time to act, Obama declares, taking oath 2nd time

Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 09:20pm EST

Obama thanks troops at inaugural ball

President Barack Obama has thanked the troops during an inaugural ball honoring the military, and says their nation is behind them.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 09:12pm EST

Obama's second inaugural is a political speech

President Barack Obama never mentioned the words Democrat or Republican, yet his second inaugural address was a decidedly political speech.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 03:38pm EST

Inauguration 2013

President Obama took the oath of office for his second term on Jan. 21, 2013. See the day through pictures.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 01:57pm EST

President Barack Obama's inaugural address

Text of President Barack Obama's second inaugural address as delivered on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:43pm EST
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Shinseki absent from inaugural ceremonies

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki was absent from ceremonial inaugural ceremonies as President Barack Obama was being sworn-in to a second term.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:27pm EST

Obama: We must reduce health costs, deficit

In his inauguration address, President Barack Obama said every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, and he held up Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as commitments that strengthen America.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:49am EST

Obama takes public oath of 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.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 11:34am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 21, 2013

Prof. Martha Joynt Kuman compares today's ceremony with previous inaugurations. Paul Lawrence of Ernst and Young discusses how the president's cabinet may change in Obama's second term. Staff writer Kevin Baron of Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the limitations of the inspector general. Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt talks about an app he helped to develop to help people navigate today's inauguration. Col. Gina Humble talks about the role the military will play in today's ceremonies.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 09:54am EST

A closer look at the inauguration schedule

The schedule for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 03:47am EST

How essential are you, really?

Federal workers with long memories can remember a time when most of them were considered to be nonessential, and when Washington area civil servants got a special holiday every four years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Check out inaugurations then and now.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 02:00am EST
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