City | 1:25 pm | January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Casey, Michelle Hackman, and Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

Inauguration dispatches

The crowds gather in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration.

Read some on-the-ground dispatches from our reporters in Washington, D.C., covering President Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. WASHINGTON, D.C. 1:34 p.m. — Realistic about the challenges of Washington but hopeful nevertheless, at least 600,000 have crowded onto the National Mall to witness the second inauguration of President Obama. They have cited health care, the end »