• Out with the Old, In with the New for Obama Administration By Catherine Ross President Obama’s second term is bringing new changes as he names new people to his cabinet.
  • Helen Thomas Offers Advice on Journalism By Catherine Ross Retired award winning White House reporter Helen Thomas gives her view on the state of the journalism industry.
  • Liderazgo Latino Llama al Presidente Obama Para Que Guie La Reforma Inmigratoria Por Enid Calo La reforma inmigratoria es un tema muy serio entre los Latinos.
  • The Importance Of A Capital Hill Press Secretary By Maggie Smolka Scott Ogden shares some insight about his job as a press secretary on Capitol Hill.
  • Helen Thomas Offers Life Experience and Leadership Advice By Dustin Wlodkowski Veteran reporter Helen Thomas shares a lifetime of experience as a former White House correspondent.
  • Latino Leadership Calls On President Obama To Lead Immigration Reform By Enid Calo Thomas Saenz is working to push forward immigration reform through an organization that promotes the civil rights of Latinos living in the United States.
  • Three Concerns Facing Chinese-American Relations By Maggie Smolka The director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University, David Lampton, says US-China relations are doing well, but there is room for growth.
  • Thousands Cheer Obamas Down Pennsylvania Avenue By Catherine Ross President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama waved to the excited crowd of thousands along Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inaugural Parade.
  • Muchas Caras Latinas Estaban Entre Las Multitudes en la Capital By Por Enid Calo Los Latinos esperan un gran cambio para los próximos cuatro años del Presidente Obama.
  • First Time Inaugural Attendees Awestruck By Felecia Bearden First-time inaugural attendees share their enthusiasm and amazement at the event on the National Mall.
  • MLK Breakfast Reminds Boston There’s Still Work To Do By Darian Harvin Boston celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Boston Convention Center.
  • Roaring Crowds Greet Obamas, Bidens During Inaugural Parade By Dustin Wlodkowski President Obama and Vice President Biden were greeted with screams and applause on Pennsylvania Avenue as they walked in the Inaugural Parade.
  • Dr. King’s Spirit Resonates In President Obama’s Inaugural Speech By Katie O’Donnell President Obama gives his second inaugural speech focusing on upholding the Constitution while revitalizing the country.
  • RoxVote Showed Pride While Watching The Inauguration By Qian Douglas Yu Boston residents gather in Roxbury to celebrate both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and President Barack Obama.
  • Many Latino Faces Were In The Crowd On The Mall By Enid Calo Hundreds of Latinos attended President Obama’s Inauguration with the hope of the next four years focusing on immigration reform.
  • Crowd May Have The Spot To See President Walk The Parade Route By Dustin Wlodkowski Hours before the Inaugural Parade is set to being, an energic crowd is ready to greet President Obama.
  • Early Morning, Cold Temps Don’t Quell Parade Excitement By Catherine Ross Cold temperatures didn’t deter the excitement as people lined up to watch the inauguration parade.
  • Thousands Are Ready For The Inaugural Parade By Ariana Sandillo Pennsylvania Avenue is packed with thousands for the Inaugural Parade.
  • Strict Security at National Mall By Elizabeth Montaquila Security is tight and thousands struggle to get through checkpoints.
  • Thousands flock to National Mall By Enid Calo People rush to the National Mall to view President Barack Obama being sworn in for a second term.
  • Huge Inaugural Crowd Was Very Emotional By Amy Hansen For many, President Obama’s second Inauguration was historic and emotional.
  • Representante del Congreso Gutierrez Tiene Cifras Latinas Alarmantes Por Enid Calo Representante del Congreso Gutiérrez da unas figuras numéricas sobre la deportación de inmigrantes de deja a muchos asombrados.
  • South Carolina Parties in D.C. with Two Elephants By Ekaterina Bylkina At the South Carolina Inaugural Ball, guests couldn’t ignore the elephant in the room– literally.
  • METRO MADNESS EXPECTED By Elizabeth Montaquila With thousands of Americans heading to Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s second inauguration, the city starts the nation’s first bike share program.
  • Women Win in Washington By Ariana Sandillo A record number of women are in Congress this year. They’re wasting no time in leaving their mark on Washington.
  • Hip Hop Inaugural Ball Shines Light On Music And Politics By Shakala Alvaranga Politics mixes with music as popular hip hop artists gather to honor President Obama and praise each others’ achievements.
  • Congressman Gutierrez Has Alarming Latino Figures By Enid Calo Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez spoke at an inaugural symposium on the struggles Latinos face with immigration.
  • Actor Crawford Gives Hope to Homeless Youth at Special Inaugural Ball By Shakala Alvaranga “The Wire” actor James Crawford held a special inaugural ball in Washington D.C. to benefit homeless youths.
  • VOA Has A Message To Send By Maggie Smolka Voice of America is an international broadcast company owned by the United States to send American news to countries throughout the world.
  • Candy Crowley Foresees President Obama’s Upcoming Issues By Maggie Smolka Candy Crowley discusses the issues President Obama faces in his second term.
  • Inaugural Catwalk in D.C. By Felecia Bearden A D.C. fashion show showcased several unique gowns.
  • Modest Beginning for President Obama’s Second Term By Dustin Wlodkowski President Obama’s second term began quietly with a private ceremony in the White House.
  • Gun Control Activists Seek Change Through Social Media By Korey O’Brien Gun control activists are turning to social media to speak out against guns and gun violence.
  • Playing For The Leader Of The Free World By Ekaterina Bylkina The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps prepare to play in Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s second Inaugural Parade.
  • Environment Is Center On Obama Service Day in Cambridge By Darian Harvin Friends of Alewife Reservation organized a clean up of Acorn Park in Cambridge as part of the National Day of Service.
  • C-Span’s Steve Scully Says Social Media Is Where It’s At By Ariana Sandillo C-SPAN political editor and host of “Washington Journal” Steve Scully discusses the importance of social media in the political sphere.
  • Professor Tara Sinclair Looks Ahead At Our Taxes By Felecia Bearden George Washington University professor Tara Sinclair looks ahead to the challenges the country’s economy faces as Congress votes on the debt ceiling increase.
  • Recreating Dr. King’s March From Selma in D.C. By Georgiaree Godfrey Over one hundred people recreated the march Martin Luther King Jr. led from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
  • Behind The Scenes Of The Inaugural Speech By Maggie Smolka James Fallows, the speech writer for former President Jimmy Carter, discusses writing inaugural addresses.
  • D.C. Locals Plan Their Inaugural Weekend By Dustin Wlodkowski Residents of Washington D.C. are making weekend plans for the Inauguration of President Obama – either staying for events or staying far away.
  • Geithner Finally Confirmed By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/27/09 President Barack Obama’s cabinet has a new addition. Timothy F. Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary today, after a long road to the vote. Today, the Senate voted 60 to 34 in Geithner’s favor, endorsing him as the best man for the job. However, this is a fairly close vote for a cabinet ...
  • Frustration On Capitol Hill By Cassidy Quinn Brettler –1/21/09 Today, I met a lot of senators and representatives… Correction: I met a lot of the P.R. people for senators and representatives. Actually, I’ll be honest – I met their secretaries.
  • Obama’s New Era Of Peace By Kaitlyn Fox— 1/20/09 In his first address as President of the United States, Barack Obama promised to use diplomacy to enforce the country’s security. He recognized that although America is capable of building weapons and fighting wars, “our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please.”
  • Katrina Victim Travels with Hope By Abbey Niezgoda — 1/20/09 For many, Hurricane Katrina is on a list of mistakes made by the Bush administration. Criticism over the delayed rescue response and failed government action continues even today. For Martha Robins, the issue hits closer to home.
  • Victory and success for the press By Shannon Donahue –1/20/2009 We found ourselves in the mix of hundreds upon thousands of Obama supporters trying to attend the festivities on Inauguration Day. We had all been credentialed and eagerly tried to find the Press entrance, but were turned away at every street corner we encountered.
  • Anti-Abortion Activists Pound the Pavement By Abbey Niezgoda — 1/20/09 As many gathered in celebration of the Inauguration, some protestors stood with a specific purpose. Anti-abortion activists lined the corners of 12th and E street, holding signs that read “Abortion is an ObamaNation.”
  • Cheap Seats By Jeff Young — 1/20/09 It is often said that the true fans of sports teams are the ones crowded into the bleachers. They have the cheapest seats and worst view, but make the most noise. If this level of fan-hood could be transferred to politics, then I definitely met those fans today.
  • Care Packages Do Make a Difference By Valeria Villarroel — 01/19/2009 This morning Sergeant Mac heard about the Operation Gratitude service event on the news. She quickly called her friend, got directions, and made her way over to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. She then got in line with the other 15,000 or so volunteers and made a care package for a ...
  • Arab Americans Celebrate the Eve of the Inauguration By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/20/2009 ‘Twas the night before the Inauguration, and it was time for Arab Americans to celebrate. Many Arab Americans from all across the country have been pledging their support for Barack Obama since the beginning of his presidential campaign.
  • Heightened Security at the Obama Inauguration By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/20/09 It has been an extreme showing of security here in Washington for the largest event ever to hit the nation’s capital. And today it became even more intense as the city geared up for Barack Obama to take his oath of office. Police, the National Guard, and federal agents swarmed the National Mall ...
  • The Price of Having a Ticket By John Oliveira — 1/20/09 This morning’s historic inauguration was seen in person by over a million people on the National Mall in Washington D.C. I was one of the few to have one of these limited tickets in my possession.
  • Feeling History, Facing Change By Abbey Niezgoda — 1/19/09 This afternoon the line of people at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. stretched for almost a mile. Many were there to reflect on the past especially an unpopular war that had killed about 50,000 Americans.
  • MLK’s Spirit Lives in Volunteers By Jeff Young — 1/19/09 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday with many different meanings. For some, it’s a day of remembrance. For others, it’s a day to give. And that’s exactly what was happening today outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library here in Washington, D.C.
  • Feeding America In The Nation’s Capitol By Sarah Aaskov — 1/19/09 Feeding America sponsored this year’s outdoor food drive at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Thousands came out to volunteer their time to hand out clothing, serve meals and take non perishable items for the hungry and homeless.
  • Awaiting the Surge By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/19/09 The country still has to wait for Barack Obama to be sworn in. But already tens of thousands of people have crowded along the Capitol Mall, just hoping to take in the powerful energy that is surrounding D.C.
  • Picking Up Your Ticket to History By John Oliveira — 1/19/09 This morning supporters who were lucky enough to win tickets to the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama were finally able to pick up their tickets.
  • Kids’ Inaugural: We are the Future Concert By John Oliveira — 1/19/09 The President-elect may be the most sought after person in Washington D.C. but Monday night he had to share the spotlight with the likes of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. These young entertainers and others, including rapper Bow Wow and cast members from the “High School Musical” franchise were all tapped to appear.
  • The Quest for the Golden Ticket By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/19/09 Well, apparently I won’t get to meet Aretha…at least not yet. Today I went to the Kennedy Center, in hopes of getting press access or at least tickets to the “Let Freedom Ring” concert being held there tonight.
  • Remembering the Dream By Shannon Donahue — 1/19/09 This evening, the Lady Soul herself Aretha Franklin will be performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. George Washington University has teamed up with the Kennedy Center to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • It’s No Ordinary Soup Kitchen By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/19/09 While today is a special occasion for many here in Washington, DC, for others the Martin Luther King Day of Service lasts year-round. In the nation’s capital today there were huge drives and small gatherings to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and encourage volunteerism.
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing! By James O’Leary — 1/19/09 Last night after a long train ride from Boston, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the African-American Church Inaugural Ball. It was an exciting, emotional, and exhausting experience.
  • Latino Inaugural Gala By John Oliveira — 1/18/09 Sunday night, commuters arriving at Washington D.C.’s Union Station were greeted with station detours and ball gowns. That is because Union Station helped kick off President-elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural weekend with the Latino Inaugural Gala.
  • We Are One Concert Emphasizes Diversity and Unity By Valeria Villarroel Espinoza — 01/19/09 In Washington, D.C. Sunday morning the crowd started to gather at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 a.m. for the “We Are One” Inaugural concert. The concert started at 2:30 pm in front of 400,000 people. The crowd extended from the Lincoln Memorial down the entire length of the National Mall down to ...