In a first-day whirlwind, US President Barack Obama summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East diplomacy. Full story
2009-01-21 13:10:23 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle capped their historic day with a speedy tour through 10 inaugural balls before retiring, at last, for their first night in the White House.
2009-01-21 08:47:16 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle capped their historic day with a speedy tour through 10 inaugural balls before retiring, at last, for their first night in the White House.
2009-01-21 08:27:46 GMT China Daily
WASHINGTON -- Long a shield and sword for African American progress, black churches around the US on Tuesday celebrated the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American president with praise, songs and jubilation.
2009-01-22 13:27:12 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.
2009-01-22 01:59:27 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama took oath of office a second time on Wednesday at the White House because a word was out of sequence when he was sworn in on Tuesday.
2009-01-21 08:14:40 GMT China Daily
WASHINGTON – Just in time for move-in day, the Bush twins offered their best advice Tuesday to Sasha and Malia Obama on living in a "magical place" called the White House.
2009-01-21 12:39:19 GMT Xinhua English
A Filipino vendor reads a local newspaper carrying the headline 'President Barack Obama' a few hours after Barack Obama's inauguration as president of the United States, at a news stand in Manila, capital of the Philippines, Jan. 21, 2009.
2009-01-21 11:19:44 GMT Xinhua English
First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama dance on a replica of the presidential seal at the Commander-in-Chiefs Inaugural ball in Washington January 20, 2009.
2009-01-21 05:10:32 GMT Xinhua English
Newly-inaugurated US President Barack Obama (rear) hugs former President George W. Bush (R, front) as Bush departs from the US Capitol after Obama's swearing in as the 44th President of the United States in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009.
2009-01-22 06:01:24 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- As Hillary Rodham Clinton was finally greenlighted by the Senate Wednesday to take office in the U.S. State Department, other cabinet designees are still undergoing thorough check at the floor.
2009-01-21 14:25:45 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – A new poll shows that by a 3-1 margin, the American people feel more optimistic about the country's future now that Barack Obama has been inaugurated president.
2009-01-21 13:57:18 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Barack Obama on Tuesday was sworn in as the first African American president in U.S. history amidst daunting challenges that include a worsening recession and two wars in distant countries.
2009-01-21 13:38:04 GMT SINA.com
America made history Tuesday; Barack Obama promised more in a sober, almost anti-heroic inaugural that sought to shift the focus back onto the people he must now lead in “this winter of our hardship.”
2009-01-22 03:48:51 GMT SINA.com
HAVANA – Fidel Castro watched the U.S. inauguration on television and said Wednesday that Barack Obama seems "like a man who is absolutely sincere," Argentina's president said after meeting with the Cuban icon. "Fidel believes in Obama," Cristina Fernandez said.
2009-01-21 22:43:51 GMT Xinhua English
DAMASCUS, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday expressed the hope for "a constructive dialogue with the United States based on common interests and mutual respect" during the tenure of the new U.S. President Barack Obama.
2009-01-21 20:31:30 GMT Xinhua English
GAZA, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- An Islamic Hamas movement's spokesman said on Wednesday that 44th President of the United States Barack Obama "has to learn from the mistakes of his successors."
2009-01-21 15:31:58 GMT Xinhua English
TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki asked the new U.S. President Barak Obama to realize the emerging "new Middle East," the official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
2009-01-20 15:44:51 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – As massive crowds swarmed the National Mall on Tuesday to witness Barack Obama's inauguration as president, the man at the center of the maelstrom began the day quietly and reverently, at a church service across the street from the White House.
2009-01-20 04:03:09 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation's capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president. "Tomorrow we will come together as one people on the same Mall where Dr. King's dream echoes still," said the president-elect, invoking the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday in his honor.
2009-01-20 00:57:48 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- One day before his inauguration, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, tapping into the late civil rights icon's legacy to usher in a national cause for service and voluntarism.
2009-01-20 08:39:36 GMT Forbes
This weekend, America's capital city will welcome thousands of government officials and dignitaries from the U.S. and around the world. Over 10,000 buses will carry 500,000 riders into Washington, D.C., doubling the city's population. On Inauguration Day, the Metro is expected to have a 17-hour rush hour. District bars will be open 24-hours a day for five straight days.
2009-01-19 22:59:21 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The following is a schedule of events related to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Monday, one day before he is sworn in as the country's 44th president.
2009-01-19 07:26:46 GMT SINA.com
The historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States is now fast upon us. Even if you aren’t making the trip to the capital, there are many ways to participate and follow the festivities from afar.
2009-01-17 22:53:02 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday as the first African-American president in history. The following is an official calendar on the inauguration-related events.
2009-01-22 02:16:20 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – In a first-day whirlwind, US President Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy on Wednesday, summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East diplomacy. "What an opportunity we have to change this country," said the 47-year-old chief executive, who also issued new ethics rules for his administration and hosted a reception at the presidential mansion for 200 inauguration volunteers and guests selected by an Internet lottery.
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