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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Startling Second Inaugural  —  This was the most sustainedly “progressive” statement Barack Obama has made in his decade on the national stage.  —  I was expecting an anodyne tone-poem about healing national wounds, surmounting partisanship, and so on.
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New York Times:
Obama's Second Inaugural Speech  —  The following is a transcript of President Obama's second inaugural speech:  —  MR. OBAMA: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:  —  Each time we gather to inaugurate a president …
Washington Post:
(APPLAUSE)  —  That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Today we continue a never ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
First inaugural use of the word ‘gay’  —  President Barack Obama on Monday became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural address in reference to sexual orientation, making two references to gay rights as he began his second term.  —  “Our journey is not complete until …
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Second Inaugural
Discussion: Guardian
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
How Obama Made His Second Inaugural Address A Landmark Moment For LGBT Equality
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Averages 49% Approval in First Term  —  Approval has been climbing in recent quarters  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents.  Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages.
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Obama's second inauguration: Is the thrill gone?
Discussion: Politico, Reuters, The Hill and This Just In
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
First Term: Obama Increased Debt $50,521 Per Household; More Than First 42 Presidents in 53 Terms Combined
StartUp RockOn / HyperVocal:
Lupe Fiasco: Official Statement From StartUp Rock On Organizers  —  StartUp RockOn is all about startups helping startups.  At Sunday night's Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live, organizers set out to honor innovative visionaries with grants, accolades and a party worthy of the success …
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off Stage At Inauguration Concert After Bashing Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Becomes A “Great” President  —  And Republicans start looking for ways to embrace him.  Liberals should be prepared to lose him.  —  Image by Pool / Reuters  —  This time about 12 years from now, President Tagg Romney will, with a mixture of exasperation and amusement …
Daily Mail:
Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby  — His ambitious plan requires a human volunteer willing to allow the DNA to be put into stem cells, then a human embryo  —  They're usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Prepares To Govern From The Left  —  Gay rights, climate, and gun control!  “A much more muscular form of liberalism,” says Begala.  —  Image by Pool photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/MCT  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's determinedly progressive second inaugural speech …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
An expansive case for progressive governance, grounded in language of Founding Fathers
Discussion: PostPartisan, Eschaton and Angry Bear
Talking Points Memo:
Obama Takes One Last Look At Inauguration Crowd: 'I'll Never See This Again'  —  Departing the West Front of the U.S. Capitol after delivering his second inaugural address on Monday, President Obama wanted to take one last glance of the hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered to celebrate his second term.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Deal  —  On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a “big something deal” — except that he didn't use the word “something.”  And he was right.  —  In fact, I'd suggest using this phrase to describe the Obama administration as a whole.
Paul Ryan / Facebook:
Paul Ryan on the President's Swearing-In  —  I congratulate President Obama on his inauguration, and I join the country in celebrating this American tradition.  —  The president and I were political opponents.  We had strong disagreements over the direction of the country—as we still do now.
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Republicans: Obama should have reached out more in address  —  Republicans lawmakers criticized President Obama's inaugural address Monday, saying he failed to reach out to their party.  —  “I would have liked to have seen some outreach,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Maddow Blog
Caitlin McDevitt / Reuters:
Joan Rivers: First lady's new 'do is a 'don't'  —  Hollywood fashion critic Joan Rivers does not approve of first lady Michelle Obama's newly cut bangs.  —  “Today starts President Obama's next four years in the White House,” Rivers tweeted Monday.  “Let's hope the same isn't true about the first lady's new hairdo.”
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture  —  In the early days of 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learned that it had an intruder.  Worse, it believed the intruder had been there before.  —  Months earlier, the mysterious visitor had used …
 
 
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CNN:
TRENDING: Obama's final glimpse of his inaugural crowd
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U.S. News:
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New York Times:
Climate Change Given Prominence in Obama's Address
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
David Gregory Tells Morning Joe That President Obama Must Gut Medicare To Succeed
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
BuzzFeed:
The Loudest Protester At The Inauguration Was In A Tree
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Broken viewing screen frustrates thousands on the National Mall
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