President Obama gave his second inaugural address, then participated in a Cabinet nomination ceremony. Barack Obama was sworn in to his second term as President of the United States and officially the 57th President. There are many different things that take place today after the President makes his speech and of course everything is documented. Click below to see the videos and watch live footage.
Twitter was on fire last night, after word spread that Lupe Fiasco had been “kicked off stage” for an “Anti-Obama rant” at an inauguration party in D.C. The footage below shows how it happened, but the promoter is clarifying and saying it wasn’t his words at all. See the video and the promoter’s statement below.
Beyonce and the First Lady have a special relationship, going back to President Obama’s first run in 2008. They’ve since collaborated on Michelle’s fitness campaign and Bey has written one of her infamous letters to her in the past. For her birthday today, Bey took to her Instagram with a special message. See what she said in the gallery.
It used to be a bit more simple to get your demands heard by the President, but now you’re going to have to work a little harder. Originally set at 5k signatures needed, then upped to 25k…it now will take at least 100k signatures in a 30 day span to get your petition to land on Obama’s desk. More below.
It’s politics as usual on Shyne’s Twitter! The outspoken rapper…who’s had many a Twitter beef since his time on the social network…chose our President as his latest “target,” though this time it’s for a positive reason. With the crisis Chicago is in from violence, Shyne wants something done and fast! And he feels that the President will actually care that he’ll have a Yeezy-style meltdown (“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people…”) if he doesn’t take action. LOL! Check out his tweets in the gallery. In all seriousness, though, I do hope something is done because Chi-Town is out of CONTROL right now!
In what may have been the Romney’s last bit of spotlight, would-be First Lady Ann Romney has turned down an offer for a spot on the popular show, Dancing With The Stars. She was actually “very interested” when originally approached, as she was a big fan of the show. Ultimately after talks with producers and several meetings, it turned out to be a no-go. A rep for Romney told TMZ, “Ann Romney was approached, but she declined. She will not be appearing on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”
President Hugo Chavez won’t be able to attend his scheduled swearing-in this week, Venezuela’s government has confirmed that his health has his confined to a hospital bed. Click below to find out more.
There comes a time when you must make moves and be the aggressor. Vice President Biden has said that the White House could use “executive orders” to deal with gun control. Biden has spoken against gun violence and is determined to get these gun control laws right. Click below to find out more.
Who better than the Queen? Beyonce has been tapped to sing our country’s national anthem at President Obama’s inaugural ceremony on January 21st in Washington, D.C. More performers are set to be announced, and so far they also include Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor. This isn’t the first time Beyonce has performed for the Obamas, as she sang “At Last” at the Neighborhood Ball in 2009. Can’t wait to watch!
There were NO WORRIES, and now look. John Boehner is back as the House Speaker for another term. Winning by more than a land slide, Boehner got 220 votes. With today being the swear in of the 113th Congress, it’s being said that the chamber is looking like the Republicans are the majority. Despite the fact that some conservatives were upset at Boehner for agreeing to new revenues during the fiscal cliff debates, he’s made it. Let’s see where this will take him with his past plans. Drop down bottom for more.