Obama was sworn in Sunday for a second term in office. The focus now shifts to Monday, when the president will repeat the oath and give his inaugural speech in a massive event on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Some 800,000 people are expected to watch the ceremony, which will be livestreamed on CBCNews. After the swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol at 11:20 a.m. ET, the president will then make the traditional journey, part of it on foot, down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
The second half of Barack Obama's presidential story begins today. Will his inaugural address deliver a "line" for history?
Never have I seen so many fur-coat sporting women, in DC, as I have last night and this morning. Inauguration finery, I suppose.
RT @markknoller: Both Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell are now at the White House for coffee with the president.
Despite repeated assurances that improvements had been made, cell phone coverage is jammed around the Capitol.
RT @DanaBashCNN: Things I never thought I'd say: john Mayer and Katy perry just walked by us in the Capitol rotunda #cnn
Cheers go up as the Obama motorcade passes the Canadian embassy.
Neither former Bush president is attending today's inauguration. GH Bush has just been released from hospital. GW Bush no reason given.
Full coverage of the inaugural ceremony from Capitol Hill on #cbcnn. Ceremony gets underway at 1130 a.m. ET.
Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams addresses the throngs of people gathered to take in Obama's inauguration ceremony.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's statement on the inauguration:
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere congratulations to Barack Obama as he is sworn in for a second term as President of the United States of America.
“President Obama and I have worked very closely over the past four years, on promoting jobs, growth and prosperity and on international peace and security issues, and I look forward to strengthening our productive working relationship.
“The long-standing partnership between our two countries is defined by so many commonalities: we share the world's largest trading relationship, the world’s longest undefended border, and a deep mutual commitment to promoting freedom, human rights and the rule of law around the world.
“The success of the Canada-U.S. relationship is unrivaled, and I wish President Obama and his administration well as they embark on their second term in office.”
Obama addresses the crowd: "We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class."
Obama invokes words and principles of the founding fathers to
call divided Americans together.
Some Republicans claim Obama did not do enough outreach in his address.
Has to be the first time that an inaugural address championed
At the Cdn, embassy crowd urged to put on their Cdn mittens to wave at the president as he passes by.....
Many thanks to our most excellent hosts at the Canadian Embassy in DC. Great day!