Stories for January 21, 2013
The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.
It's about 25 degrees on a clear Saturday morning when Gregg Treinish -- executive director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit that puts volunteers to work gathering data for scientists around the world -- gathers a small group of outdoor adventurers around him near the Duckabush River in the Olympic National Forest in Washington state.
One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support -- universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.
Update 12:15 p.m. Among those congregating along the National Mall Monday, were a group of seniors from Detroit, who spoke with NPR's Sonari Glinton.
The remarks of President Obama, as released by The White House and prepared for delivery:
As President Barack Obama prepares to once again take the Presidential Oath of Office, Washington D.C. is turning into Party Town. Latino elected officials and community leaders are celebrating, and growing expectations of Obama are mounting. Will he make good on his pledge to push for comprehensive immigration reform?
As President Obama takes the oath of office again today and lays out his vision for the next four years, we're live blogging before, during and after the ceremony.
Though he and the vice president have already taken their oaths of office, President Obama is due this noon to stand outside the Capitol for his ceremonial swearing in and then to deliver his second inaugural address.