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Obama Focuses On Togetherness In Inaugural Address

Despite its message of togetherness, President Obama also used his second inaugural speech to defy his critics and defend his philosophy of government.
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How Large Does President Obama Stand In Black History?

Robert Siegel talks to several prominent African-Americans for their thoughts on what it has meant to have the first black president. We hear from Roger Wilkins, a civil rights activist, history professor, and journalist; Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton; writer Shelby Steele of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University; and civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill, the new head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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Senators' Tussle Over Pens Breaks Inauguration's Decorum

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block have more on the small tussle over a pen after Monday's inauguration ceremonies.
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Inaugural Luncheon A Bipartisan Mixer Packed With Formality, Tradition

President Obama dined with lawmakers at the Capitol in the traditional inaugural luncheon on Monday. Within hours, Obama and congressional Republicans will be back at it over the debt ceiling, spending cuts and a possible government shutdown.
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Obama's Second Inauguration Marked By A Different Feeling

Melissa Block talks to some people on the National Mall about their reaction to President Obama's inaugural address.

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