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Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)

Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away.
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away. « Show less

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  • Obama to inherit 'broken government'

     
    (Photo illustration from the Center for Public Integrity "Broken Government" project.) by Frank James It's bad enough President-elect Barack Obama will assume office amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and two wars. But the non-...
  • Obama: Waste-patrol to control spending

     
    by Peter Nicholas President-elect Barack Obama announced today that he is creating a new high-level position to wring waste and inefficiencies from government, as part of a broader push to bring more discipline to federal spending. At a news conference,.....
  • Beech Grove couple invited to attend inauguration by Obama

    A Central Indiana couple prepares for a historic trip to Washington, DC after receiving an unexpected phone call. An inauguration committee member called the Beech Grove couple, inviting them to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Barack...
  • Consumers strangely more upbeat: Gallup

     
    by Frank James There's been precious little good economic news lately. But that somehow hasn't kept consumer sentiment from improving recently according to Gallup's pollsters. As Gallup reports: Consumer expectations are getting a little better as the new...
  • Barack Obama's 'new course' for nation

     
    by Mark Silva President-elect Barack Obama, pledging to "set a new course'' for an ailing American economy, will deliver a pointed public appeal for his nearly $1-trillion recovery plan today, the start of a campaign asking Americans to accept......
  • Barack Obama: Tim Kaine 'ideal leader'

     
    by Mark Silva Stop the servers. The Democratic National Committee has circulated an email, in the name of President-elect Barack Obama, that doesn't ask for a penny for the party. Obama, who built his record-setting nearly billion-dollar presidential...
  • Should Obama go for $1 trillion stimulus?

     
    by Frank James There are moments in American history where decisive action is required and by all accounts we are at such a point with our struggling national economy. But what's the right decision to take to restore economic growth?......
  • CNN hoping Obama inauguration is Web's 'most watched event ever'

    CNN hoping Obama inauguration is Web's 'most watched event ever'
  • Obama's green inaugural footprint

     
    By Richard Simon and Jill Zuckman For the inauguration of a president who promised to be a friend of the environment, what would you expect but carbon-neutral inaugural balls, hybrid Lexuses, organic menus and valet bicycle parking? Political...
  • Bush's final press conference, laments

     
    by Mark Silva and updated A retiring President George W. Bush, delivering the final and most introspective press conference of his long presidency, acknowledged today the several "mistakes" and "disappointments'' of his tumultuous two terms in the Oval...
  • Monday morning ten: Looking forward?

     
    Obama, in a Sunday interview, said he wanted to look forward and was hesitant to authorize investigation of war crimes against Bush official over eavesdropping or interrogation. The Obama economic team is counting on using the second $350 billion......
  • Obama's Dream Team: Sports Illustrated

     
    by Mark Silva With the inauguration of Barack Obama as president, Sports Illustrated is covering the story behind the story: Obama's Dream Team. Senior writer Alexander Wolff examines "the powerful influence the game of basketball'' has had on the 44th......
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  • Upscale Towns Courting Affordable Housing

    When it comes to affordable or mixed-income housing, there is no such thing as low-hanging fruit. It isn't easy to build affordable homes in the 32 Connecticut municipalities that have a fair amount of such housing; it's much harder in the other 137...
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort
    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • Crime & Punishment: Hartford Police Officer in Trouble For Comparing Black Men To Gorillas

    Crime & Punishment: Hartford Police Officer in Trouble For Comparing Black Men To Gorillas
    Eight-sided buildings were an architectural trend in the mid 19th century, spurred on by proto-psychologist Orson Squire Fowler, who wrote that they improved health by allowing for a greater influx of natural lighting. One of his followers was a Danbury...
  • Hartford Men's Hoops Announces Full Non-Conference Schedule

    Hartford men's basketball coach John Gallagher has announced the Hawks' non-conference schedule, which includes a road game against national champion Louisville, a matchup against every in-state mid-major team and a wild stretch of four games in seven...
  • Connecticut Music Awards 2013: BEST REGGAE

    Connecticut Music Awards 2013: BEST REGGAE
    Mystic Bowie When you're talking about reggae in Fairfield County, the first name that always comes up is Mystic Bowie. He was a member of the Tom Tom Club with Chris and Tina from the Talking Heads. He's buds with reggae king Toots Hibbert. And his...
  • Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill Sept. 19

    Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill Sept. 19
    Moe's Southwest Grill celebrates Free Queso Day today, Sept. 19, by giving away free 6-ounce cups of its cheese to customers all day. No purchase is necessary. Moe's has locations throughout Connecticut, in Bristol, Enfield, Fairfield, Glastonbury,...
  • The Fight Continues Over Bridgeport Aviation Pioneer Gustave Whitehead and His Place in the History Books

    The Fight Continues Over Bridgeport Aviation Pioneer Gustave Whitehead and His Place in the History Books
    The cast of potential characters in a movie about Bridgeport aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead, who was reported in an August 1901 article in a Bridgeport paper to have flown in a powered aircraft, two years before the Wright brothers flew, gets longer...
  • Mianus Bridge Anniversary Coincides With Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Roads, Bridges

    Mianus Bridge Anniversary Coincides With Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Roads, Bridges
    Thirty years ago today, on June 28, 1983, a section of the I-95 highway bridge 70 feet above the Mianus River in Greenwich collapsed, killing three people and seriously injuring three more. The tangle of mangled bodies and vehicles along the peaceful...
  • Popular Raw Food Diet Mixes Mother Nature and Haute Cuisine

    Popular Raw Food Diet Mixes Mother Nature and Haute Cuisine
    "Raw" is not about sashimi, carpaccio or Ethiopian kitfo; it's a veggie thing — all about sprouting, sunshine and summertime. Nutritionists and physicians since Dr. Dolittle have known about the benefits of an uncooked vegan diet and have touted...
  • Best of Fairfield County 2013: Best Local Four-Year College

    Best of Fairfield County 2013: Best Local Four-Year College
    1) Fairfield University 1073 N. Benson Road Fairfield (203) 254-4000 fairfield.edu   2) Sacred Heart University 5151 Park Ave. Fairfield (203) 371-7999   3) Southern Connecticut State University 501 Crescent St. New Haven (203) 392-...
  • Best of Fairfield County 2013: Best Local Blogger

    Best of Fairfield County 2013: Best Local Blogger
    1) CT Bites ctbites.com   Voters Said: Always informative and interesting. Love the photos too! Best food blog out there. Need my fix every day.    2) Hamlet Hub hamlethub.com   3) Anna Zap - CT Boom ctboom.com  
  • Best of Fairfield County 2013: Best Hyperlocal News Site

    Best of Fairfield County 2013: Best Hyperlocal News Site
    1) CT Boom 440 Wheelers Farms Road, #302 Milford (203) 783-8233 ctboom.com   2) Hamlet Hub hamlethub.com   3) Hey Stamford! heystamford.com