The Inauguration of Barack Obama on CNN

The Inauguration of Barack Obama on CNN

On January 20, 2009, the world watched as Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. History was made when the first African-American ever-elected president put his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and took the oath of office.

Watch how it all happened in real time. CNN and The Best Political Team on Television take you moment by moment as a new administration takes the seat of power.  See the parade of former Presidents and dignitaries as they are seated on the Presidential Podium, witness the swearing-in of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Watch the final departure of Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush from the White House.

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7 Barack Obama Accessories for Inauguration Day

Barack Obama will be sworn in as America’s first African-American president under the tightest security ever, shielded by a new, heavily armored Cadillac limousine.

Aretha Franklin will sing, the Rev. Rick Warren will pray and more than 11,000 U.S. troops will be watching over inauguration ceremonies in case of an attack during President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in on January 20th, 2009.

And in the mean time – YOU can show off your patriotism with this cool selection of Barack Obama apparel.

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Obama iPhone 3G Slim Fit Case

Ultra slim snap on case for iPhone 3G with perfect fit.

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#2

Barack Obama & Martin Luther King “From Dream To Reality” T-Shirt

Show your passion for change and equality with this fantastic line of Barack Obama Apparel.

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#3

Barack Obama Tie

Make a bold and stylish political statement with this LIMITED EDITION men’s necktie.

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#4

Super Barack Obama T-Shirt

Might be a bit over the edge, but cool nonetheless.  🙂

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Barack Obama “Hope Begins 01-20-2009” Inauguration Day Reminder Bracelet

Show your support of this very important moment in American history. Not everyone can be in Washington DC on 1-20-2009, but now you can represent this event in your everyday life.

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#6

Barack Obama “44th President” Baseball Hat

Simple yet… Simple.

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#7

Barack Obama Life Size Cutout

There is not a politician around that can’t be bought! 😉

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More Barack Obama gifts

Happy Inauguration Day!!!

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The American Journey of Barack Obama

For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama.

The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention. The unfolding drama of Obama’s life and political career is cinematic in scope, and never has it been presented so compellingly.

In addition to a powerful array of photographs that were taken by many of the country’s greatest photographers (and some that were snapped, in the quiet moments, by Obama family members themselves), this book also includes a Foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, an incisive narrative biography and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene and several others.

Many readers will find a new understanding of Obama. All readers will feel that they are bearing witness to a singular, undeniably American story.

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