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21
Jan
13

Inauguration Day, Part 12

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Next:

8:45: Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball

9:10: The Inaugural Ball

Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN * Pentagon Channel (for the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball)

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More in a while!

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Link to all 2013 Inauguration posts here

21
Jan
13

Inauguration Day, Part 11

The parade:

Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN

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Thank you Tally!

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She ain’t heavy, she’s my sister:

Thank you Lisa!

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More soon!

21
Jan
13

Inauguration Day, Part 10

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4:40 (approx): Parade Review, White House

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Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN

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Love this!

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Later:

8:45: Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball

9:10: The Inaugural Ball

21
Jan
13

Inauguration Day, Part 9

Coming up (everything’s running about 30-40 minutes late, so the times in the official schedule are just a little bit off!)

2:40: Inaugural Parade – Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues to the White House

3:45: Parade Review, White House

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Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN

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Later:

8:45: Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball

9:10: The Inaugural Ball

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Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King, Jr, smiles as President Barack Obama is sworn in on her brother’s bible as she watches from Ebenezer Baptist Church following the 45th Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service in Atlanta, Georgia, January 21

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pay their respects at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in the Capitol rotunda

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More photos and videos soon

03
Sep
12

Parade

Parade: If you were female, we would ask, “How has being female affected your ability to govern?” So, how has being black affected your ability to govern?

PO: I’m sure it makes me more determined in assuring that everybody’s getting a fair shot—in the same way that being a father of two daughters makes me want to make sure that every woman is getting equal pay for equal work, ’cause I don’t want my daughters treated differently than somebody else’s sons. By virtue of being African-American, I’m attuned to how throughout this country’s ­history there have been times when folks have been locked out of opportunity, and because of the hard work of people of all races, slowly those doors opened to more and more people. Equal opportunity doesn’t just happen on its own; it happens because we’re vigilant about it. But part of this is not just because we’re African-American—it’s also because Michelle and I were born into pretty modest means. And so I think about my single mom and what it was like to go to school and work at the same time. And I think about Michelle’s dad, who had a disability and was working every day and didn’t have a lot of money to spare. But somehow our parents or grand­parents were able to give us these opportunities partly because they lived in a society that said that was important. And as president, I want to ­affirm that that’s important and reject the idea that if we just reward those at the top, that somehow that’s going to work for everybody—’cause that hasn’t been how America got built.

Full interview here

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