Things I never thought I'd say: john Mayer and Katy perry just walked by us in the Capitol rotunda #cnn
by Steve Krakauer, CNN1/21/2013 4:01:40 PM
And now the next President to be introduced: Bill Clinton and Sec. Hillary Clinton. Mic picks up Sec. Clinton saying, "Hey, how are you all!"
by Dana Davidsen, CNN edited by Steve Krakauer, CNN1/21/2013 4:01:57 PM
A sea of American flags engulfs on the National Mall. CNN's Kevin Liptak reports virtually everyone on the Malll now has an American flag to wave -- they were handed out by volunteers who said they were Obama supporters. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
What he is going to do I think is remind the country that our founding principles and values still can guide us in a changing and modern world. He’s going to talk about the fact that our political system doesn't require us to resolve all of our disputes or settle all of our differences, but does compel us to act where there should (be) and is common ground.
by Gregory Wallace, CNN1/21/2013 4:26:33 PM
CNN Contributor Alex Castellanos describes this political convergence on the platform as akin to a family which gathers for Thanksgiving dinner.
by Steve Krakauer, CNN1/21/2013 4:26:37 PM
President Obama goes with the blue tie today - the rest of his family seems to be in purple mode. Sen. Schumer starts talking now as we get underway.
by Steve Krakauer, CNN1/21/2013 4:29:12 PM
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