January 20, 2013 Michelle Obama's bangs recently caused a stir, and so did Kate Middleton's. But surprisingly enough, some of the conflicting, complex expectations of first ladies aren't all that different from those of modern royalty.
January 19, 2013 Hundreds of thousands of people are participating in volunteer activities nationwide in honor of President Obama's second inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. But with budgets tightening and volunteerism stagnant, nonprofits hope they'll get a more permanent boost.
January 19, 2013 Gearing up for inaugural weekend balls often means getting ready to stand in lots of lines for some not-so-awesome food. But if you want to say goodbye to the rubber chicken brigade, these foodcentric inaugural balls might be a better bet.
January 19, 2013 From a cowboy lassoing the president to a giant peanut balloon, here's a look at some unusual inauguration moments.
January 19, 2013 Explore a gallery of history-making moments from inaugurations past, the back story of the oath of office and a look at first ladies' gowns through the years.
January 18, 2013 Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker of Politico weigh in on the evolution of a president's image.
January 18, 2013 Talk about new stuff, and gripe just a little: A handy video guide gives indispensable advice to inaugural speakers.
January 16, 2013 For some Americans, next week's inauguration is a time to protest, not celebrate, the beginning of a second term for President Obama.