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Obama's 5 Greatest Speeches Ever

As he is set to give his second inauguration speech on Monday, Obama should channel the rhetoric and passion he had in these five speeches.
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5 Things Martin Luther King Jr. Would Say in a Speech Today

Monday is the second inauguration of our first black president, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. While the big speech on Monday will be the president’s, what might MLK have to say today?

Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino's New Film Reinforces Racist Beliefs

This film commits many of the worse offenses possible for a work of historical fiction, reinforcing the racist narratives it is trying to correct.
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New York Gun Control Law Exposed: 15 More Measures Left Out Of Final Bill

Last week New York, passed the toughest gun control measures in the U.S., but it has come to light that gun control advocates in the state wanted to go even further.

Django Unchained Review: 6 Reasons 'Django Unchained' Was Worse Than 'Inglorious Basterds'

Side by side, both of 'Django' and Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' are remarkably different, with Basterds easily being the best of the two.
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YouTube Video of Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor At Inauguration 2013

The three performers were the highlights of President Obama's second Inauguration event.

iPhone Rumors: Apple To Unveil 3 New iPhones in 2013

According to the buzz online, Apple has a bunch of new phones coming our way in 2013. But how many new iPhones is the public really ready for?
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What Time is Obama Sworn In? Full Ceremony Schedule

President Obama will be sworn into office on Monday, January 21st. See the schedule of the ceremony here.
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The Death Of Dating: How Millennials Completely Changed the Dating Game

Is "courtship" dead among millennials? The New York Times argues yes ... but they're wrong.
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Inaugural Parade 2013 YouTube Live Stream: 8,800 People and 200 Animals Will Follow Obama and Biden

More than 8,800 people, 200 animals, 8 floats, 60 groups and military units will follow Obama and Biden from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue. Get the full lineup here.
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Benghazi Cover Up: Will Clinton's Testimony Put the Questions to Rest?

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to testify before Congress on January 23rd about Benghazi. Don't expect it to put questions about a cover up to rest.
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Jyoti Singh Pandey: India gang rape trial begins in fast-track court

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
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Social Security Tax Rate Increases Are a Result of Voters Picking the Wrong People to Lead America

You can't blame President Obama for your tax increase in 2013. Americans keep voting these people into office.

Who Does Sean Lowe Pick: The Bachelor Week 3 Preview and Recap

Star of The Bachelor Sean Lowe will try to break the record for world's longest on-screen kiss in this week's episode.
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YouTube Obama Inaugural Speech: Watch the Video and Read the Full Transcript

President Obama is offering few new ideas in his much anticipated second inauguration speech. Watch the video and read the transcript.
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Inaugural Ball 2013 to Draw 35,000 Attendees and is Sold Out

The biggest party tonight is the most exclusive: the 2013 Inaugural Ball is one of just two official events the President is attending, and tickets were sold out before they were even available.
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Presidential Inauguration: 3 Great Presidents Who Violated Their Oaths of Office

Some of our most famous presidents trampled on their oaths of office - and got away with it.

Inauguration 2013 Performances: Full List of Musicians Performing This Year

More celebrity names have been added to the list of performers on inauguration day. The inaugural balls will feature performances by Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, and Marc Anthony ... many more.

Lance Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey Interviews: A Smart PR Move That Turned Out Badly

Oprah Winfrey is the queen of the celebrity confessional. But Lance Armstrong's appearance on Oprah only made matters worse for the disgraced cyclist.
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Obama Inauguration 2013: 11 Issues the President Needs to Address in His Second Term

To restore his reputation and cement his legacy, Obama must address these 11 issues in his second term, which range from decreasing spending to implementing comprehensive gay rights.
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Google Earth Helps Human Rights Activists Map North Korean Concentration Camps

As Google's Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson visit Pyongyang, human rights activists like 'One Free Korea's' Joshua Stanton are using technology to help political prisoners

'Girls' Episode 2 Review: Lena Dunham Offends Every Republican in America

In last night's installment of "Girls," Hannah acts like it's the end of the world to date someone who leans to the right. Lena Dunham is better than this.
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Hugo Chavez Health Update: Venezuelan President is 'Gaining Strength,' Says Maduro

There is a possibility that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez may recover from his surgery and return to office.
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Inaugural Parade Features Military, Student and High School Representatives

President Obama's massive Inaugural Parade has just begun down Pennsylvania Avenue. so who's marching with him?
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Inauguration Day 2013: Why We Should Be Thankful, No Matter Who's Being Sworn In

On inauguration day, it's the little things Americans should take delight in.

Justin Bieber's Mom Launches Pro-Life Film 'Crescendo'

The anti-abortion film, inspired by the story of addiction that led to Pattie Mallette's own teen pregnancy, wants to tell pregnant teenagers that abortion is not the answer.
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Take a Look At Iran's Creepy New Obama Billboard in Downtown Tehran

A new billboard in Iran depicts President Obama alongside a Shi'a Islamic villain, a reminder that the White House's foreign policy challenges will not get any easier in the second term.

Casey Anthony Movie: Rob Lowe Disappoints in Lifetime Flop

Rob Lowe stars as prosecutor Jeff Ashton in Lifetime's 'Prosecuting Casey Anthony,' a recount of the horrible Florida case in which a woman was accused of killing her own daughter.
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Phil Mickelson's Tax Rate Proves That the Wealthy May Being Getting Screwed

Phil Mickelson, the professional golfer, is fretting about the increase in his tax rates. Does his concern foretell future actions by wealthy individuals to cut back?
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Drone Strikes Fuel Anti-Americanism and Do Far More Harm Than Good

A survey conducted last year showed that the Pakistani public was more critical than ever of the U.S., with 74% calling America an enemy.
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Why Obama's Inauguration Speech Was Far More Brilliant Than 2009

Unlike his first inaugural address, this speech was masterful. But you'd never guess it from the crowd's response.
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Lupe Fiasco's Anti Obama Song Gets Him Kicked Off Stage During Inaugural Concert (VIDEO)

Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown off stage during a Sunday night inaugural concert, StartUp Rock On, in which he rapped about not voting for Obama. Watch the video here.
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Richard Blanco: First Latino and Openly Gay Poet Recites at Presidential Inauguration (Transcript and Video)

Richard Blanco, the 44-year-old Cuban-American poet, was selected by President Obama to recite original poem 'One Today' at his second inauguration. Read the transcript and watch the video here.

Oscars 2013 Winners: Why Several Best Picture Nominees Have No Chance At Winning

This year's best picture lineup is refreshingly diverse - but how does it compare to years past? And which films might come out on top?
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What Time is the Inaugural Address?

When will President Barack Obama give his second Inaugural Address on Monday? See the schedule here.
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Obama Inauguration Parade Fun Facts: FDR Actually Cancelled His Parade

An interesting timeline about the history of the Presidential inaugural parade – firsts, cancellations, and weird tidbits.

Michelle Obama Dress: First Lady Wears Thom Browne For Inauguration, But What About the Ball?

The first lady is wearing a dress and coat by Thom Browe (with shoes and a belt by J.Crew) for this morning's inauguration. Will he also dress her for the inaugural ball tonight?

Our Affirmative Action Policies Have Strayed From Martin Luther King's Message

What would MLK have thought of today's America, especially our policies on race and socio-economics?
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MLK: Assassinated Leader for Blacks and Poor Was a Constant Agitator of the 1%

If he were alive today, Martin Luther King Jr. would have been the leader of protest movements like Occupy and remained an enemy of the 1%.
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Obama Inauguration Shows Climate Change a Top Priority Over the Next 4 Years

During second terms, presidents consider what legacy their time in office will leave. It is clear Obama has marked environmental issues as a top priority over the next four years.

Both Flesh and Not Review: David Foster Wallace and Death By Depression

An essay on "Both Flesh and Not," the most recent posthumously published book by the late David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008 by committing suicide after battling depression for over 20 years
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Nehemiah Griego: 15-Year-Old New Mexico Shooter's MeetOne Profile Says He's a "Fun-Loving Guy"

Nehemiah Griego the Albuquerque teen was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse for the alleged slayings of his parents and siblings with an assault rifle on Saturday.

Lance Armstrong Interview: 5 Highlights From the Sit Down With Oprah (VIDEO)

Disgraced biker Lance Armstrong sat with Oprah Winfrey to come clean after his previously denied doping scandal. Here's what he had to say.
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7 Before-and-After Gaza Photos That Cast a Dark Cloud Over These Israeli Elections

On the fourth anniversary of the conclusion of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, scenes from the destruction of the Hamas-Israel wars of both 2009 and 2012.
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Inauguration Day 2013: Sasha Obama Congratulates Dad For Not "Messing Up" Oath

First Daughter Sasha Obama candidly channeled America's relief when, unlike his 2009 botched swearing in, President Obama "didn't mess up" when taking the oath for a second term.
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TSA Full Body Scanners: Congress Votes to Stop Stripping Americans Of Their Privacy

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress has voted to remove the X-ray body scanners from airports across America.
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Fox News Declares Inauguration Day the "Most Depressing Day of the Year"

Fox News is giving new meaning to the phrase "sore loser."
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Obama Inauguration Speech Text: Full Text of Obama's Second Inaugural Address And Analysis

President Obama is slated to give his second Inaugural Address to the nation at 12:00 PM on Monday, Jan 1st, 2013. Here's what he might say, and an analysis after it's over.

National Hug Day: 5 People Who Could Use a Hug

5 suggestions on who to hug for National Hug Day.
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2013 Inaugural Parade: 60 Groups Take Part, Representing Select Constituencies

About 60 groups are taking part in the 2013 inaugural parade, and represent select constituencies.
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Why Higher Education Will Soon Be Extinct

The dinosaur that is higher education is facing extinction. The only way to save it, is to adapt to the rising non-traditional forms of education.

Blue Monday 2013: Is Today Really the Most Depressing Day Of the Year?

Besides Obama's second inauguration and the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Happy Monday!

National Hugging Day: On January 21, Join in the Happiness

January 21 is National Hugging Day. While some may be hesitant to participate in PDAs, hugging has been shown to lead to better health and increased overall happiness.

John Legend Thinks Hip Hop Helped Elect President Obama

The R&B star was awarded a humanitarian award at the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball 2013. Other recipients included MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh and 2 Chainz.
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Obama Inauguration Speech: 4 Things He Can Do to Win Us Over

In Obama's second inauguration speech, he needs to outline his vision for America in order to win us over. Here are the issues he should address.
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President Obama Inauguration 2013: Schedule and Events List

President Barack Obama will be sworn into office for a second time on January 21, 2013. See the schedule for today, and a full list of events, here.
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Obama Inauguration Parade Route: 8,800 People Make Up Massive Parade

Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second time as President of the United States, but the ceremony isn't over until his parade is. See the route he will be taking here.

Manti Te'o Interview: Notre Dame Linebacker Fails to Clarify Girlfriend Hoax (VIDEO)

University of Notre Dame's supposedly "catfished" linebacker sat with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap in an off-camera interview that left things even more confusing than before.
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What Time is the Inauguration: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

The inaugural swearing-in ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time on Monday, January 21, 2013.
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Why the Kerry Confirmation Fight Will Be Nastier Than You Think

This Thursday, John Kerry will face his nomination hearing to become America's 68th secretary of state. This formality may well devolve into a fight, but the real fight will be within the GOP.

Blue Monday 2013: Today is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

The excitement of Inauguration 2013 almost made us forget today, the third Monday of the year, is supposed to be the most depressing day of 2013.
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This Version of Chuck Norris’s Endorsement of Netanyahu Was Never Supposed to Go Public

Read the unedited version of Chuck Norris' video endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Tuesday's parliamentary elections.
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Obama Inauguration Speech Contains Few Solutions to America's Problems

President Obama outlined the serious challenges facing the country, noting, "Our journey is not complete." Still, there were very few solutions.

Portlandia Season 2 Netflix: Millennial Hipsters Get a Window Into Their Own Souls

In its move to Netflix, 'Portlandia' has said as much about the millennial lifestyle as the show's format and vibe says about hipsterdom.
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MLK Day of Service: How You Can Honor the Legacy Of the Civil Rights Hero

Millions of people gather together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by serving others, not just themselves, in an MLK Day of Service.
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Where You Can Watch the Inauguration Online: 4 Livestream Options

There are at least nine different options for watching the inauguration live online, from Politico to the official White House livestream.

Lance Armstrong Movie: Paramount and JJ Abrams to Release Film About Fallen Cyclist

The man behind Lost and Star Trek has just teamed up with Paramount Pictures to acquire the rights to a film about the fallen cycling hero.
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Obama's Second Inauguration Speech: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram React

Obama's swearing-in ceremony was held at the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Here's a round-up of reactions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on his inauguration speech.
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MLK Day 2013: 5 Best Artistic Representations Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Any person who achieves greatness is going to be the subject of art. Here are five of the best ways Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been portrayed.

Alan Ryan On Politics: The Book Every Millennial Must Read to Understand Politics

Alan Ryan's 'On Politics' synthesizes two millennia of political thought into one concise book. From these teachings, what can our generation learn about today's modern politics?
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Obama's Second Inauguration Marks a New Era in American Politics

Obama put an end to the Reagan era by redefining the role that the government could play in the country's domestic affairs. His second inauguration marks the beginning of something new.
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When is the Inaugural Address? Obama Will Address Nation at Noon

Obama's inaugural address will be at noon eastern standard time on Monday, January 21, 2013.
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Congress Works for Us: Let's Make Them Prove It

The Senate should take the same measures every other American institution does to convince the public that even when it can't legislate, its members are still working hard for us. Here's how.
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When is the Inauguration: Monday, January 21, 2013

It's today! President Obama's public inauguration is Monday, January 21, 2013.
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Israel Elections 2013: Far Right Faces Off Against Weakened Opposition Party

Given the fractured opposition and lack of clear agenda, the far-right coalition in Israel will win the upcoming legislative elections on January 22.

Twitter Outage: Site Goes Down During Busy Obama Inauguration

Twitter claims to have processed 1.1 million views during the inauguration, a staggering number compared to the 82,392 tweets sent during the 2009 inauguration.
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Where You Can Watch the Inauguration On TV: CNN, NBC, and Fox News

Several networks will be broadcasting the 2013 inauguration live, here are a few places where you can watch.
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World Economic Forum: Davos Meeting Will Focus On Sluggish Global Recovery

On the eve of The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The world's biggest companies send their top executives while governments send high-level officials.
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Obama Second Inauguration Attendance: 500,000 - 700,000 People Expected to Attend

Officials estimate that between 500,000 and 700,000 will attend Obama's second inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013, in Washington, DC.
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Where is the Inauguration: On the Steps Of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC

The second inauguration of President Obama will be held today, Monday, January 21, 2013 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.
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What Time is the Inauguration? Full Ceremony Schedule

What time will President Obama be administered the oath of office and give his second inaugural address on Monday?
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What is the Inaugural Parade Route: From the U.S. Capitol to the White House

The inaugural parade route winds down Pennsylvania Avenue, from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.
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When is the Inaugural Parade: 2:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

The inaugural parade is estimated to start at 2:35 p.m. eastern standard time, following Obama's speech.