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Inaugural Balls Celebrate Obama's 2nd Term

It was a packed house at the Washington Convention Center Monday night, where thousands gathered for two official inaugural balls. The crowd went crazy when President Obama and the first lady arrived.
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GOP Rep. Cole: Obama Laid Out Ideological Debates

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about expectations for President Obama's second term, and some of the immediate business ahead. Congressman Cole was recently appointed by House Speaker John Boehner to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee.
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Obama Urges Crowd To Seize The Moment 'Together'

President Obama invoked both Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King as he took the oath to begin his second term. Obama told the crowd a decade of war is ending and the economy is taking off again.
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The Inaugural Ball: Thousands Of Dresses Searching For An Experience

The inaugural ball is sort of a strange event — it's not really fancy, but everyone treats it like it is. People are determined to have the experience be special, even if the surroundings aren't.
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Virginia Senate Reappoints Controversial UVA Rector

University of Virginia Board Rector Helen Dragas received overwhelming support in a vote by the state senate, despite her role in the controversial forced resignation of President Theresa Sullivan.

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Agenda Laid Out In Obama's Inaugural Address Delights Area Lawmakers

President Barack Obama didn't pull any punches in his Inauguration Day speech. Area lamwkers reacted strongly to the liberal causes he addressed, including climate change.

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When It Comes To Inaugural Fashion, First Family Stays The Course

The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.
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Obama's Speech Acts Like Preamble To State Of The Union Address

Robert Siegel talks to national political correspondent Mara Liasson for analysis of the president's speech on Inauguration Day.

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