Timeline: President Obama's First Term

With the inauguration approaching, we take a look back on his first four years in office.

Sweet Blog: Ongoing stories from the inauguration

Ongoing stories and updates from Lynn Sweet in Washington, D.C.

Road Trip To History Blog

Maudlyne Ihejirika is chronicling the journey to Monday's inauguration with the Frazier Family of Marquette Park, and blogging about it just as she did in 2009.

Ongoing updates at the Politics Blog

Ongoing updates from Inauguration weekend from our politics blog

Video and report: Pres. Obama sworn in for second term

Lynn Sweet's report from the official oath of office that marks the beginning of Pres. Obama's second term.

Video and report: VP Joe Biden sworn in

Video and a report from Lynn Sweet on the swearing in of VP Joe Biden

Obama inaugural address: ‘We are made for this moment’

WASHINGTON — As he was ceremonially sworn in for a second term on Monday, President Barack Obama made it clear he would embrace a progressive agenda that would likely push for further reforms in immigration, gun safety, climate change and gay rights. He pushed for unity, repeating “We, the people,” his voice echoing to the back of the National Mall. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment,” the president said. “And we will seize it as long as we do it together.”

Obama family Inauguration Day fashion includes J. Crew, Kate Spade

WASHINGTON — The first family headed out to Monday’s inaugural festivities with Michelle Obama leading a very coordinated fashion parade in a navy-silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne that were inspired by a menswear necktie. The rest of her Inauguration Day outfit included …

Illinois pols’ D.C. inaugural dance cards are full

Inauguration 2013 might not have quite the pizzazz of President Barack Obama’s first swearing-in, but many of Illinois’ delegation in Washington, D.C., are still fully booked this weekend. They’re giving talks about immigration and community service. They’re painting classrooms and visiting children’s hospitals as part …

Marquette Park family off to inaugural again — after changes

A lot has changed since the Frazier family joined two million people who flooded the National Mall four years ago, determined to bear witness to the inauguration of America’s first black president. The changes aren’t limited to accomplishments that Pamela Frazier ticks off for that president. They’re also reflected in the life’s ebb and flow for an urban family.