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  • President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • The sunrises early in the morning before the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool) The sunrises early in the morning before the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool)
  • Members of the military stand on hand on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Members of the military stand on hand on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • Placemarks are set for the Obama and Biden families before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Placemarks are set for the Obama and Biden families before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Media outlets set up live shots near the U.S. Capitol Building before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Media outlets set up live shots near the U.S. Capitol Building before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and wife Deanie arrive before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and wife Deanie arrive before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Visitors to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building take photographs and call out to celebrity Nick Cannon as he walks by before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Visitors to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building take photographs and call out to celebrity Nick Cannon as he walks by before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule arrive before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule arrive before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) gesture to U.S. Rep. Peter King before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) gesture to U.S. Rep. Peter King before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Thousands gather on the National Mall before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Thousands gather on the National Mall before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • ** FILE ** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, arrives for the President Obama's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images, Pool)** FILE ** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, arrives for the President Obama's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images, Pool)
  • A young girl poses for a photo with an American flag in her hair before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)A young girl poses for a photo with an American flag in her hair before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Crowd members sit on top of portable toilets before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Crowd members sit on top of portable toilets before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool) Beyonce and Jay-Z arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool)
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrive during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrive during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn Carter arrive during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn Carter arrive during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • First lady Michelle Obama arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)First lady Michelle Obama arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • A man in the crowds waves before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)A man in the crowds waves before President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • House Minority Leader Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)House Minority Leader Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama (C) pauses with his escorts before walking through the Lower West Terrace Door of the U.S. Capitol to begin swearing-in ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  U.S. President Barack Obama (C) pauses with his escorts before walking through the Lower West Terrace Door of the U.S. Capitol to begin swearing-in ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
  • U.S. President Barack Obama arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama greets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama greets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sit during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sit during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • (L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) clap during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) clap during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Vice President Joe Bidden is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Vice President Joe Bidden is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • Vice President Joe Biden hugs his wife, Jill Biden after being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Vice President Joe Biden hugs his wife, Jill Biden after being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • President Barack Obama arrives before being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)President Barack Obama arrives before being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • President Barack Obama arrives before being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)President Barack Obama arrives before being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • President Barack Obama talks with Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) before being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)President Barack Obama talks with Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) before being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by Rob Carr-Pool/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr-Pool/Getty Images)
  • Beau Biden and U.S. President Barack Obama after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Beau Biden and U.S. President Barack Obama after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool) President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool)
  • President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • President Barack Obama speaks after being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)President Barack Obama speaks after being sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves after being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First lady Michelle Obama looks on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama waves after being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First lady Michelle Obama looks on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama waves during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton look on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton look on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama and the first family leaves after the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool) President Barack Obama and the first family leaves after the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
  • Members of the crowd wait for President Barack Obama to be sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Members of the crowd wait for President Barack Obama to be sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • Members of the crowd wait for President Barack Obama to be sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Members of the crowd wait for President Barack Obama to be sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) as he arrives at the senate carriage entrance for swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) as he arrives at the senate carriage entrance for swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
  • U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is directed as he arrives at the senate carriage entrance for swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is directed as he arrives at the senate carriage entrance for swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Obama's inaugural event Monday was historical on several counts: Mr. Obama, of course, is the first black man to take the oath of executive office for two times. Mr. Obama's poet, Richard Blanco, was the first Hispanic to recite the inaugural poem. And Mr. Obama is the first U.S. president to use the word "gay" — twice — in his inaugural address in reference to sexuality.

That's according to Politico, which conducted some quick research after Mr. Obama's remarks. CBSMiami also reported Mr. Blanco is the first openly gay poet to read during an inauguration.

"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well," Mr. Obama said in his speech.

Subsequently, Mr. Obama also made reference to the gay rights movement, the Stonewall Riots, a 1969 incident that sparked over police raids on a gay bar in Greenwich Village in New York.

Nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed laws allowing same-sex marriage. Mr. Obama's inaugural remarks are being hailed by gay rights activists as a clear message of his intent to further the same-sex-marriage issue during his second term.

"What this president is doing is he is setting the bar higher — not for himself, but for all of America," said Fred Sainz, vice president of communications for the Human Rights Campaign, according to a USA Today report.

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