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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 …
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 …
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.
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
Discussion: Addicting Info
President Barack Obama / The Atlantic Wire:
Read and Watch Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Va. Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts  —  Senate Republicans this afternoon pushed through a surprise rewrite of the 2011 redistricting plan that erases a Democratic seat in western Virginia and creates a sixth majority black district that would be located between Petersburg and Danville.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Virginia Senate Sneaks Through Gerrymandering Bill While Country Watches Inauguration
Discussion: Blue Virginia and Balloon Juice
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day
Discussion: Associated Press
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Two lines that sum up Obama's presidency … President Obama's Second Inaugural Address was devoid of memorable lines, but for me, two of them jumped out: “We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.  But we reject the belief …
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Prepares To Govern From The Left
Discussion: Politico and Right Turn
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
An expansive case for progressive governance, grounded in language of Founding Fathers
Discussion: Eschaton, PostPartisan and Angry Bear
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama  —  12 pm.  Well either Kelly Clarkson was way off or her mike was.  But the speech instantly removed any awkwardness that lingered.  If you have long believed, as I have, that this man could easily become the liberal Reagan by the end …
Discussion: CNN
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Obama's second inauguration: Is the thrill gone?
Discussion: Politico, Reuters, The Hill and This Just In
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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U.S. News:
Where's Mitt?  In warm, sunny California  —  It's chilly on the Capitol steps today, but that's no problem for Mitt Romney.  —  The former Republican presidential contender is spending Inauguration Day at his home in La Jolla, Calif., where it's sunny with a forecasted high of 73 degrees.
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Aliyah Frumin / msnbc.com:
Where in the world is Mitt Romney? (Hint: Not in D.C.)
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.
Bloomberg:
Obama's Bogus Journey  —  By Ramesh Ponnuru 2013-01-21T22:26:38Z  —  The world will little note nor long remember anything President Barack Obama said in his second inaugural address; still less will it remember any of the gushing encomiums his admirers in the press reliably produce …
Discussion: Brad DeLong
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Support Grows for Roe v. Wade  —  Seven in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, according to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, as the landmark Supreme Court abortion-rights ruling turns 40 on Tuesday.  —  That is the highest level of support for the decision …
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.
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.
 
 
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