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INAUGURATION BLOG

Only at The Washington Times: Reporters discuss the latest news on the 2009 Presidential Inauguration and President Obama.

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Mandela letter given to Obama

Below is the text of a letter from former South African President Nelson Mandela -- the leader of the movement against apartheid -- which was handed to Barack Obama shortly before the ceremony.

'Pick Myself Up'

One of the most quotable lines from President Obama's inaugural address was likely inspired from a Depression-era musical comedy called "Swing Time."

Warren dodges gay marriage

The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of California's Saddleback Church, heralded the nation's peaceful transfer of power and the landmark inauguration of its first black president Tuesday, but dodged the issue of gay marriage in his presidential invocation.

Boos for Bush

Loud boos could be heard coming from the Mall when President Bush was announced at 11:36.

Loud cheer for Obama-Bush motorcade

A loud cheer went up from the millions on the National Mall at 10:41 a.m., as they saw what was presumably the motorcade carrying President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama heading down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol.