Presidential Inauguration

4:12pm

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

NAACP President On 'Commonality' of Selma, Seneca Falls and Stonewall

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 6:48 pm

3:40pm

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

A Senator's Surprising Inauguration Shout-Out Probably Wasn't So Surprising

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 5:24 pm

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

It may have struck many people as odd that Lamar Alexander, the senior senator from Tennessee, gave a shout-out to Alex Haley, the author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, during his remarks at the presidential inauguration.

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2:27pm

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

For GOP, Obama's 'Very Ideological' Speech Not Wearing Well

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 4:15 pm

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at President Obama's inauguration Monday on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, Ryan, who ran for vice president on the losing Republican ticket last year, said Obama's inaugural address showed a "proud and confident liberal progressive."
Carolyn Kaster AP

2:04pm

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Divine Rhetoric: God In The Inaugural Address

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 2:46 pm

George Washington referred to "that Almighty Being" during his inaugural address in 1789. "God" didn't show up in an inaugural speech until more than three decades later.
AP

President Obama mentioned him five times in Monday's inaugural address — God, that is.

In modern times, religion has become so intertwined in our political rhetoric that the failure of any president to invoke God in a speech as important as the inaugural could hardly escape notice. Thanks to this graphic in The Wall Street Journal, we noticed the presidents who did (nearly all) and the few who didn't (Teddy Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes).

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1:00pm

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Beyonce's National Anthem Was Pre-Recorded, Marine Band Says

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 12:02 pm

Pat Benic DPA /LANDOV

Update at 6:14 p.m. ET. Backing Off?

Capt. Eric Flanagan, a spokesman for the United States Marine Corps, sent us a statement that seems to back off a bit from their earlier statements saying Beyoncé lip-synced her way through the National Anthem during President Obama's inauguration, yesterday.

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