By Han Xu WASHINGTON, 4:47 p.m. — The wonderful thing about these massive public events is how it brings so many strangers together to share in one common experience. The people that I met today on the mall certainly demonstrated that, being extremely friendly to everyone, even when smashed against each other in the streets »
NEW HAVEN, 1 p.m. — The Presidential Inaugural Committee has provided the text of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address, as prepared for delivery. Read the speech after the jump.
By Taylor Lasley WASHINGTON — Barack Obama will be inaugurated today as the 44th president of the United States. The News is here on the National Mall to live-blog the ceremony. 12:13 p.m. | The Inaugural Prayer said that we are “United by our freedom and justice for all.” But perhaps more impressive than this »
By Zeke Miller WASHINGTON, 10:52 a.m. — Joe Lieberman is on the JumboTron and the crowd is booing and screaming traitor. Booing for Bush too.
By Martine Powers WASHINGTON, 8:25 a.m. — Entering the silver gate entrance onto the mall was a chaotic process. The atmosphere, though exhilirating, was also mildly warlike. Police cars on every corner, choppers dotting the sky, militant chants and the occasional primal scream. If you didn’t know better, Obama’s inauguration could seem like a conflict »