America’s 44th Peaceful Transition of Power
After taking the oath of office on Abraham Lincoln’s bible, President Barack Hussein Obama called it “a moment that will define a generation.” On our program, we’ll discuss the Inaugural Address in the context of history and contemporary politics. And we’ll talk about what comes next. PHOTO: US President Barack Obama waves after being sworn in as the 44th US president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2009. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
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The First 100 Days? How About the First Hundred Minutes?
The Obamas and Bidens stood on the Capitol steps and waved to the helicopter taking George and Laura Bush away from Washington and out of power. Members of Obama’s staff had...