Obama Calls On ‘We, The People’ To Renew Fidelity To Founding Principles

Starting his second term of office, President Obama acknowledged that the often divisive and combative politics of today have sometimes fallen short of the size of the country’s problems. He also declared that the country was “made for this moment,” but said that the nation must confront the needs of a rising middle class. Read the coverage in the St. Louis Beacon.

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U. City Students Inspired By Obama’s Inaugural Speech

After a weekend touring Washington’s monuments, 26 students from University City High School got the cherry on top of their political cakes when they witnessed the inaugural ceremony and President Barack Obama’s address at the U.S. Capitol. Read Rob Koenig’s report at the St. Louis Beacon. 

 

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Obama Seeks To Burnish His Legacy In Second Term

As President Barack Obama begins his second term Monday, he intends to project optimism that — despite divided government — progress can be made on the economy and some pressing social issues such as immigration reform and gun control. Read Rob Koenig’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

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Crowds Throng To Washington For Obama’s Second Inaugural

The bunting is in place, the Capitol stage is set, security is in place and souvenirs are selling like hotcakes as the nation’s capital prepares today for the  second inaugural of President Barack Obama. Read Rob Koenig’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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From St. Louis Public Radio: Live Coverage Of The Inauguration

President Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term today and we have a variety of ways for you to join in wherever you are.

  • Special coverage on-air at 90.7 FM
  • Full coverage of many different sides of the inauguration from NPR
  • Follow a list of NPR reporters tweeting about the inauguration
  •  The Associated Press hosts a live chat and blog below

Visit STLPR’s site for the links.

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Fifty Years Apart: March on Washington, Obama Second Inaugural

As the United States celebrates the day set aside to honor the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we also pause for the second inauguration of the first African-American president. Read the report at the St. Louis Beacon

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University City Students Heading For Inauguration In D.C.

 

From left, Eliana Hudson, Daniel Politte, Aun’Yiea Watson, and Abby Mutrux are among the University City students heading to Washington for President Obama’s inauguration.

The 26 students who are making the journey had to write an essay about how the 2012 election affected their lives. The $30,000 cost of the extended field trip will be covered almost entirely by donations.

Read Dale Singer’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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