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second term in office. and while the contrasts to his first inauguration four years ago were obvious and numerous, it was still a sight to behold here today. a uniquely american spectacle. not a peaceful transition of power, but a continuation of a presidency, and the 44th president took the occasion in one of the shorter speeches of its type of the modern era to lay out a second-term agenda. it was at times a challenge, a call to action, a reaffirmation, a call for equality. and it capped off another historic day for the newly re-elected president. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> for the 44th president of the united states, his position already cemented in the history books, this was the crowning moment. his reward after a bruising campaign, his entry into the even more exclusive club of two-term presidents.
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>> thank you. >> the presidents' day started with morning services at the place they call, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house
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and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two miles, though the political distance lately has been much greater. >> thank you. i miss this place. >> at the capitol, the assembled crowd got its first glimpse of the obama family. daughters, malia and sasha, everyone remarking at once how much they have grown since this same event four years ago. then first lady michelle obama. and finally, the man of the hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> in honor of martin luther king day, the inaugural invocation was delivered by myrlie evers williams. the wife of the slain civil rights leader, medgar evans. >> 100 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors. >> vice president biden was sworn in by supreme court
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justice sonia sotomayor. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. ♪ ♪ oh beautiful >> then, james taylor's rendition of "america the beautiful." ♪ then the moment was at hand. the president swore his oath on two bibles. one was abraham lincoln's, the other dr. martin luther king junior's. >> protect and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> and unlike four years ago, chief justice roberts and the president made it through, using the correct wording. ♪ >> barack h. obama! >> and then came the president's second inaugural address. >> this generation of americans
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has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care, and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and
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future generations. we, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. and we must be a source of hope to the poor. the sick. the marginalized. the victims of prejudice. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the lands of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. progress does not compel us to settle centuries'-long debates about the role of government for
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all-time, but it does require us to act in our time. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> following the president, the music, poetry and pageantry of the day, beginning with kelly clarkson. ♪ let freedom ring >> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave
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>> and when it was over, the president paused as if to take it in one last time. then it was back to business, a signing ceremony making cabinet nominations official. senator reid was given the pen from the president's pocket. >> that's yours. >> followed by a congressional luncheon in the capitol's statuary hall. lobster and bison and apple pie and talk of getting along. >> if you don't like the food, you can't blame it on one party or the other. >> thank you, everybody. god bless you. and god bless america. >> after that, a moment to review the passing troops on the capitol steps. then, into the motorcade and the whole caravan headed back to the white house with a lot of folks waiting to see them along the way. today's inaugural parade extended a tradition that started with george washington himself.
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it included a more recent tradition in our modern age of lockdown security, actually getting out of the car and walking. jimmy carter started it 36 years ago. it's been done just about every time since. today was no exception. for a president who complains that his job often keeps him from being out among the people, it's about as close as the secret service would allow for today. we had an enormous team covering this enormous event here today. we want to bring just two members of that team on at first to talk about what we just witnessed. our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, is with us. and david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" and might add former chief white house correspondent. david, we'll start with you. this speech was not short on specifics. in fact, it was unusual for the number of specifics, and a speech of its kind. what stuck out at you? >> a shorter speech, but a lot of substance there.
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here you have a president talking about the need for economic restoration, but he's got a theory of the case. he's talking about lifting up the middle class. a robust defense of a progressive vision of what government ought to do, defending medicare and social security. he'll make modifications, but in this era of budget cutting, he doesn't want to go too far, that's the case he made. and i wrote it down. he wants to tackle gun violence, advance gay rights, marriage equality, tackle climate change and immigration. and this was just the inaugural address. we understand there's more to come, of course, in the state of the union. all of this against a difficult backdrop where there is going to be trench warfare over the budget. this is a confident president who wants to get about building i think a durable democratic majority in the country. >> chuck todd, that second part of what david just said is where you come in. and the question is, how does anything get done? i talked to so many people today who said some -- to some effect, if they can get along at lunch, if the friendliness we saw today on that platform and at that
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meal happened today, can't these two sides get along and get something out of this congress? >> reporter: well, it all begins in march at the end of the day. that's when they're going to have this big debate, funding the government. and this ideological battle that's been going on for the first four years of the president's term. and the president basically declaring ideological victory. saying, hey, the country made a choice. we're moving not center right but center left with a progressive priorities here. but it's all about march, brian. can they get this done, can they balance this budget in some form or another. come to an agreement. because if they can't do that, he can't get immigration done. he can't get gun control done. he can't get a lot of these other things he talked about today done until they get past this budget impasse. >> all right. chuck todd on a cold night after a cold day on the north lawn of the white house where the reviewing stand is. david gregory, our thanks to you, as well. we'll take our first break. we're back with more of our special coverage in a moment.
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washington, there was more talk about the first lady's new bangs, her haircut, what she might wear, than there was about any real issues in this city. and the enduring images from this day might just be of an american family being an american family, getting caught on camera all day, being themselves. so with that as our starting point, let's go to white house correspondent kristen welker. she was watching and covering it all from her vantage point at the white house. for a look at this second term as first family. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. it's impossible not to marvel at how much the first daughters have grown. i'd say they're feeling really comfortable in their surroundings, and they, along with the first lady, are looking forward to another four years here at the white house. ♪ an intimate moment on the world's biggest stage. cameras capture the obama girls sharing a laugh. and america's first lady just being a mom. >> her main focus is just doing the very best she can for her
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daughters. >> malia and sasha are perhaps the best markers of the passage of time from their father's first inauguration when malia was 10 and sasha 7, so small she stood on a box, stealing the show with this thumb's up for her dad. to today when she was slightly less enthusiastic. now facing their teen and preteen years, their parents have worked hard to make the white house a normal home. >> they're doing beautifully, and i think the fact that their father comes home for dinner every night, they're not in the least bit interested in his day, they want to talk about their day and that replenishes him, too. >> and the first lady, once candid about her reluctance to enter the white house has also become comfortable there. >> it's sort of the story of the student who took the class she hated and got an a-plus. ♪ >> reporter: with campaigns to combat childhood obesity and help military families, michelle obama has become one of america's most popular political figures. it's not just mr. obama's second term. mrs. obama is now working on an
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expanded agenda for her next four years. >> one of her advisers told me they're having about eight meetings about all of this, over a series of weeks. >> reporter: and she has become a fashion icon. today, donning a coat by relatively unknown designer thom browne compared with a j crew belt. high fashion with middle america accessible. >> she is someone who is much more connected to, i think, sort of the general sense of what's fashionable, what's trendy, what's interesting. what's modern. instead of trying to be this sort of creature of washington. >> reporter: but today she has embraced the city where she and her family will live for the next four years. now sasha and malia are at this point 11 and 14. that means dating, college applications and all of the challenges for families that go along with those teenage years. brian. >> and they get to grow up four more years in that house with everybody watching. kristen welker, white house
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president -- >> reporter: there he was at his perch today -- >> barack obama! >> reporter: if it sounds like charlie bratman has done this show before, he has. you've seen 11 presidents walk down pennsylvania avenue. >> 11 different presidents. >> reporter: charlie is 85 years old and today was his 16th inaugural parade. ♪ they call him the president's announcer, because the president listens to him for cues on when to salute, stand, sit. he remembers hearing it from a white house staffer. >> the woman says to me, did you know you're the eyes and ears of the president? and i said, no, i hadn't thought about it. i wish you hadn't told me. >> reporter: it all started in 1949, the first parade ever broadcast on tv. president truman's staff asked charlie and some other broadcasting students to do play by play. a few years later, he was announcing baseball games for the washington senators, and met president eisenhower. the white house called up and
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asked him to do parade duty again. >> i said, this is incredible! i don't deserve it, but i'm not giving it back. >> reporter: and he hasn't. from eisenhower to obama. an inaugural parade, charlie says, always reflects the president's personality. so eisenhower -- >> he's a military man. he's probably saying "i got to get back to the white house and do some work." >> reporter: and kennedy? >> kennedy is "let's party." >> mr. president -- >> reporter: he has made mistakes. like the time he asked george w. bush if he would throw out the first pitch at a nationals' game. >> a minute later, this big burly guy gets right in my face and says, "don't ever say anything to the president direct." >> reporter: bet you never did it again. >> never did it again. >> reporter: all these years, and charlie has never gotten a penny. four years from now, are you right back here? >> i am thinking about retiring when i'm 120. >> reporter: kate snow, nbc news, washington.
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welcome back here on capitol hill in washington. a couple years back, our news division had what we thought was the bright idea to put willard scott of the "today" show with a live camera on pennsylvania avenue to see if he could attract some of the luminaries on inauguration day. and it worked. one year, barbara bush came over at his camera location on live tv. the same thinking has gone into placing al roker with a live television camera across from the white house every inauguration day on pennsylvania avenue. only with increasing ferocity over the years, we have ladled on the pressure on al to get that first interview with the president and vice president. and here's how it played out on live television today. >> mr. president! mr. president! mr. president! how is it going! is the weather good? is it fantastic? mr. vice president! mr. vice president!
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hey, how are you doing? come on. >> they won't let me. >> they won't let you? yeah! all right! yes! yes! i'm done! >> a chance for al roker to feel good about himself for a change. he's been offered the job of starting white house correspondent. that's how it played out today on pennsylvania avenue. by the way, for a lot of you, we're going to continue with a second half hour of special coverage on this inauguration day here in washington. if your station isn't airing our second half hour of coverage, we'll also be streaming it live on the web, for us and for now, however, that is our broadcast on a monday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. see you in new york tomorrow night. good night.
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right now 6:00, president obama making history yet again and it was shared online. the age-old event gets a social spin. and a high stakes robbery at an east bay car dealership. you that they managed to pull off the rip-off. >> the harbaugh brothers will be battling it out on the field. what's really happening with their family dynamic. good evening and thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. gone in the blink of an eye, a dozen luxury vehicles ripped off from a used car dealership in the east bay overnight. it happened around 2:00 in the morning at auto world on mission boulevard in hayworth. kimberly tere is live. a huge loss for that dealership.
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>> reporter: a huge loss. at least 25% of their inventory, the owner told us when they left the hot last night it was filled with cars ready to be sold when they came back this morning at least 12 were gone and others damaged. >> about four to five robbers taking the cars from the lot and driving them off. >> reporter: workers at auto world say just before 2:00 a.m. someone cut the lock on the gate to the dealership, broke into the office and took the keys. >> all top of the line cars from a bmw filled with 645s. top of the line, $30,000 car. >> reporter: police recovered one car, an audi a-6 but the owner says hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of inventory is gone. >> i don't know what they're going to do with these vehicles, why would they take them. i don't know. at the moment i don't know why they would


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