President Obama officially nominates new cabinet members Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.
"American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration; Richard Blanco reads the inaugural poem; Reverend Luis Leon gives the benediction; and Beyonce sings the "National Anthem" accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band.
In this excerpt from his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama defends the "commitments we make to each other - through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security." (1:31)
President Obama is ceremonially sworn in to his second term, and addresses the people of the United States. "We the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," he says.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports capitalism is alive and well in the streets of Washington D.C. where President Obama's second inauguration is taking place today. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) speaks on the peaceful transfer of power; and Vice President Joe Biden is ceremonially sworn in to his second term.
Discussing the inaugural addresses of former U.S. presidents, with Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO. Also, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the inaugural invocation for President Obama.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Between 500,000 to 800,000 people are estimated to attend President Obama's inauguration, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing what President Obama can do to get the U.S. economy growing, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners.
Prime Minister David Cameron is leading Britain into a minefield in seeking to renegotiate its terms of membership of the European Union. His gamble could easily end in a bust.
The outlook for South Africa looks increasingly unstable as foreign and indigenous companies retrench.
President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House, the leader of a nation no longer in the throes of the recession he inherited four years ago.
The myths and realities of second-term presidents – and what they portend for Obama.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow says the idea of allowing the borrowing limit to expire will not only damage the current economy, it will absolutely sink the GOP in 2014.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House Republicans are considering a plan that could extend the debt ceiling deadline until Spring.
CNBC's Jane Wells explains how the former vice president is reaping big benefits this year.
CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.
The increased difficulty in finding basic consumer goods in Venezuela is raising concerns about the viability of Chávez's socialist economic policies.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced today that Republicans are putting a short-term debt ceiling hike on the table. Karen Finney, The Hill columnist; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, weigh in.
Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) discusses his proposal to end his state's income tax.
President Barack Obama approaches his second inauguration amid persistent public resignation about the tepid economic recovery, and a widespread belief that Washington's budget fights have made things worse, the latest NBC/WSJ poll says.