January 9, 2013 Blanco, a first-generation Cuban-American, says he identifies with the theme of the inauguration: Our People, Our Future. He is the fifth poet to take part in a U.S. presidential inauguration, and also the youngest. He says being selected was a "great honor."
January 8, 2013 Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at President Obama's inauguration, reportedly becoming the first woman, and someone other than clergy, to say the prayer that precedes the ceremonial oath of office. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
December 10, 2012 Details are emerging about President Obama's inauguration next month. Unlike in 2009, a record-breaking crowd is not expected in Washington, D.C., this coming Inauguration Day. Plus, the festivities are expected to cost less than four years ago.
November 17, 2012 Post-election pomp and circumstance seem to be in our national DNA, but there have been some low-key inaugurals, including during the Great Depression and World War II. With a looming fiscal cliff, is this the time for a simple swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 21, rather than another megamillion-dollar blowout?