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Live Blog: President Obama's Second Inauguration

From the steps of the Capitol, the president will lay out his vision for the next four years. We're following the news of the day and posting updates as it happens.

What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term

Unlike with his first swearing-in, Barack Obama does not face two ongoing wars and an economy on the verge of collapse. But thorny issues remain, and there's less hope than there was four years ago that Obama can bend Washington to his will.

Inaugural Trivia Quiz

How many presidents have chosen to affirm (rather than swear) to "faithfully execute the office ... "? Try your hand at inaugural trivia.

Obama Takes Oath Of Office In White House Ceremony

Obama fulfilled the constitutional requirement to take the oath before noon on Jan. 20. He will repeat the oath in public on Monday.

For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears

Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker of Politico weigh in on the evolution of a president's image.

Dear Mr. President: Tell Obama Your Priority For His Second Term

In anticipation of Inauguration Day, NPR photographer Becky Lettenberger and producer Justine Kenin visited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to ask Americans: "What do you want President Obama to remember in his second term?"

Saying No To The Inauguration

For some Americans, next week's inauguration is a time to protest, not celebrate, the beginning of a second term for President Obama.

Enmity And Ennui: Va. Governor's Race Inspiring Both

It looks like Virginians will be choosing between polarizing figures for governor this year: right-wing state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. Polls show voters don't much like one, and don't really know the other.

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Va. Lawmakers Address Voting Irregularities On Election Day

Democrats in the region are increasing their efforts to address voting irregularities during last year's election.