Us Presidential Inauguration

  • Live blog: Barack Obama's 2nd presidential inauguration January 21, 2013

    US President Barack Obama will take the oath of office on Monday, January 21, to be sworn in for a second term as the 44th president of the United States. Follow this live blog to experience the pageantry behind one of America's most time-honoured traditions. Between the hours of 7:30 PM...
  • Indian holds key to Obama's exclusive suits June 6, 2009

    London: US President Barack Obama's hopes of continuing to wear exclusive suits stitched by his favourite Chicago tailors rest on the business skills of a London-based Indian entrepreneur. Ajay Khaitan, a turnaround expert, has emerged as potential saviour for the men responsible for guaranteeing Obama's sartorial elegance after the Chicago fashion...
  • A hectic first day for President Obama January 22, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's first day in office has been a day of hectic activities. A slew of dramatic news already coming out of the White House. ...
  • Folks smitten with seeing the Obamas in love January 22, 2009

    New York: Pictures of the first couple's dances at the inaugural balls have been splashed all across newspapers. The lovey-dovey Obamas are melting hearts with their public displays of affection. ...
  • Chat now: With Surya Gangadharan: Is Obama good for India? | View chat January 22, 2009

    The advent of Barack Obama signals a change in world political order. Like the rest of the world, India, too is hoping that Obama will bring about a change in Indo-US bilateral ties. Will Obama be good for India? ...
  • Michelle Obama's yellow dress makes her a style icon January 22, 2009

    New York: When millions waited to get a glimpse of now President Obama, the world was also watching the First Lady Michelle Obama. And when Michelle emerged, the fashion world applauded. She chose to wore a non-traditional yellow with wool lace by American designer Isabel Toledo. "It was a dream...
  • Formalities over, Obama sets to tackle challenges January 22, 2009

    Washington: Formal confirmations done, the new Obama administration now stares at some big challenges. Here is a look at what is on the President's agenda. ...
  • Will Obama succeed in winning over Muslims? January 22, 2009

    He came, he campaigned and he conquered and on Tuesday, Obama's swearing-in ceremony was watched by millions across the world. Getting off to a quick start, in his inaugural address US President Barack Obama promised a new way forward between America and the Muslim world. "To the Muslim world, we seek...
  • President Obama takes presidential oath again January 22, 2009

    Washington: After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office again. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House - a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when...
  • How Obama fumbled at the most watched oath January 22, 2009

    Washington: The newly elected US President Barack Obama had enjoyed a near picture perfect win in US elections, only to follow it up with the fumble on the picture perfect inaugural ceremony On January 20. Well, almost perfect- after all the great speeches the US President has given- he fumbled...
  • US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan cheer on Obama January 21, 2009

    Kabul: On the outskirts of the Afghan capital, about 100 US troops filled a brightly-lit canteen on Tuesday (January 20), to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama, who inherits a tough fight in Afghanistan. As the newly sworn-in 44th US president pledged to "forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan", the...
  • Protesters ask Obama to stop Pak threat against India January 21, 2009

    Washington: Amidst all the jubilation surrounding Barack Obama's inauguration, there were some protesters too, with one group asking the new president to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and Pakistan's threat against India. Protesters from the Coalition for Peace, consisting of some Jewish, Hindu and Christian organisations, hung signs along a...
  • In-depth coverage of Barack Obama's inauguration January 21, 2009

    Barack Obama took oath as the first black US President on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the US image abroad. ...
  • In pics: Ball dance | Obama's inauguration | Bye Bush January 21, 2009

    Barack Obama took power as the first black US president on Tuesday. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama began their tour of inaugural balls on Tuesday night. The first couple Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama started with their first dance at the neighbourhood ball, which was the...
  • US minorities get emotional as Obama becomes Prez January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America, broadcast live worldwide was an emotional ceremony. From the moment he stepped onto the Capitol Hill podium, there were cheers and tears. The US got its first black president when Obama took oath with the words:...
  • Obama's main challenges: Economy, war on terror February 11, 2009

    Washington: As Barack Obama took oath as the 44th President of the United States of America, there was a sense that change was finally here. And throughout Obama's inaugural speech, the focus was the remaking of America. It was a historic moment on Tuesday as America's first black president took his...
  • President Obama pledges to 'remake America' January 21, 2009

    Washington: Barack Obama took power as the first black US President on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the US image abroad. "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and...
  • Obama's plan: Get down to business right away January 21, 2009

    Washington: After the inaugural address was over and Barack Obama made his way to the White House, CNN learned that the new US President is planning to head right into the Oval Office before even sitting down in the reviewing stand to watch the rest of the parade. Aides say he...
  • Joe Biden sworn in as 47th Vice President of US January 21, 2009

    Washington: Joe Biden, whose foreign policy expertise, Washington savvy and personal style earned him Barack Obama's trust and faith, was sworn in on Tuesday as the 47th Vice President of the United States. With the world watching, Biden raised his right hand and took his oath of office from John...
  • In pics: Bush makes a quiet exit from White House | Read January 21, 2009

    With one last handshake with President Barack Obama, George W Bush boarded a helicopter on Tuesday at the Capitol building and began his post-presidential life, closing a two-term administration marked by war, recession and the biggest terrorist attack on US soil. ...
  • US Senate confirms 6 cabinet secretaries January 21, 2009

    Washington: The Democratic-led US Senate began confirming new President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Tuesday, but it put off until Wednesday a vote on the designee for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a single unanimous vote, the Senate confirmed Steven Chu as energy secretary, Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary,...
  • Obama: Good for change or a change for good? January 21, 2009

    Washington: History surely will remember President Barack Obama as the first African-American to sit in the White House. But success in his term will depend on his accomplishments rather than on the color of his skin. He takes office with friendlier majorities in Congress than any chief executive since Lyndon Johnson...
  • Senators Byrd, Kennedy collapse at Obama luncheon January 21, 2009

    Washington: US Senator Ted Kennedy, who had a brain tumor removed last year, collapsed at a luncheon in honour for President Obama. And he was not the only one. Senator Robert Byrd too collapsed. Both had to be rushed away from the inauguration luncheon. A Capitol police officer stood up at...
  • Prez Obama to discuss recall of US troops from Iraq January 21, 2009

    Washington: Barack Obama will meet top defence and military officials on Wednesday for the first time as President to discuss the possibility of accelerating the drawdown of US troops from Iraq, officials said. During his inaugural address at the swearing-in as the 44th President of the US, Obama had vowed the...
  • Obama speech:Terrorists cannot outlast US, will be defeated. January 20, 2009

    Washington: We will defeat you: that is new US President Barack Obama's message to "those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror". "We will not apologise for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing...
  • Two stumbles... and Obama is Prez | Web beats Obama January 21, 2009

    Washington: Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the US on Tuesday, but not before two stumbles on the way. As Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. asked Obama if he was ready to take the oath, the president-elect replied in the affirmative. But then he stumbled twice – beginning with the...
  • Obama speech: We need to rebuild America January 21, 2009

    Washington: Riding to power with a message of hope and promise of change, US President Barack Obama today said that the nation is in the middle of a crisis and there are serious challenges which will be met. "That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood," Obama...
  • Obama speech: Economy needs bold, swift action January 20, 2009

    Washington: With the US in the middle of the worst-ever economic crisis after great depression of the last century, President Barack Obama today favoured bold and swift action to revive the economy. "For everywhere we look, there is work to be done," Obama said in his inaugural...
  • BARACK OBAMA TAKES OATH AS US PREZ January 20, 2009

    A deafening roar erupted among the crowd of hundreds of thousands as President-elect Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America at the Capitol on Tuesday. Obama, who was sworn in using the same Bible that was used in Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, greeted...
  • Powerful Prez-ence: Obama set to take oath January 20, 2009

    Washington: Barack Obama prepared to make history on Tuesday as the first black US president, riding a wave of public optimism he will need to tap to deal with the worst economic crisis in 70 years and two wars. Hundreds of thousands of people, bundled up against the cold and...