Live on CNN: Chief Justice John Roberts is administering the Oath of Office to President Obama
No fair. They practiced that.
President Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. #Inaug2013
Shout out to our ancestors! We still believe. We thank you for this moment. For your sacrifice gave us the courage to believe. Thank you
You can FEEL those canons firing.
Chuck Schumer goes with "Barack H. Obama" as he introduces the President. His speech begins now: watch on CNN TV, CNN.com/Live and our CNN mobile apps.
Man behind me says "let's not pull a William Henry Harrison here" meaning--it's cold, move the program along!! Lol
On day 2 men r sworn it, recall that we're a nation of laws, not men. For all the faults in our system, our system is our strength
Obama opens: "Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colour of our skin or the tenants of our faith or the origins of our names."
One inarguable fact about #Obama - the rest of the world finds him articulate, engaging, intelligent and a great figurehead for America.
You can't go wrong citing the Declaration of Independence..
After quoting the Declaration of Independence, President Obama says, "Today we continue a never ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the reality of our time."
"Barack H." It's the new thing. Anyone else notice that? #CNN
Obama in #Inaug2013 address: "Now more than ever we should do these things as one nation... One people."
The economic recovery began in 2009. Problem is it's been such a weak recovery.
Obama in #Inaug2013 address: "We are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together."
"The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob." Amen. #Inaug2013
Speech makes a powerful case for American communitarianism, a patriotic call for national action.
Obama in #Inaug2013 address: "we will respond to the threat of climate change."
Thank you Mr President for standing up on King Day for the least of these. And speaking up and standing up for those still left behind.
Wow. Notice he said: (diversity) doesn't make us a nation of takers... it makes this country great. Throwback to the election.
“@ctuckerprof: Obama explicitly rejects GOP's word "takers"”
Now. Climate change. I take back what I said to @vanjones
Soc. Sec, M'Care "do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great." Take that, Paul Ryan.
President @barackobama talking policy in inaugural speech. Climate change.
Obama sounding more and more like Martin Luther King as this speech goes on - powerful, rousing rhetoric. #inauguration
Obama in #Inaug2013 address: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law"
"Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall..." Beautiful alliteration of sacred stops on the struggle for freedom. #Inaug2013
Obama: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well... Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm."
"Seneca and Selma and stonewall". Linking civil rights fights... Then equal pay for women, gay marriage, voter suppression, immigration. Wow
Obama in #Inaug2013 address: "For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay."
"We must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized...." President Obama
President @barackobama mentioning gay rights in inaugural speech. #LGBT #CNN