News, Photos, Videos, Songs, Observations and More from an Extraordinary and Overdue Inauguration...
By Brad Friedman on 1/20/2009, 5:00am PT  

End of the night: Some of our favorite pictures from today...

More photos, videos, news, songs, observations and historical documentation throughout the day follows below, newest to oldest...

9:00pm PT: Cuz someone had to say it. That man's got a lotta balls...

1:32pm PT: Rock star...

12:13pm PT: MSNBC has details on Kennedy and Byrd. [UPDATE: Kennedy now "feeling well", Byrd's office denies illness. Details...]

12:04pm PT: ALSO BREAKING - CNN Reports Sen. Byrd has also collapsed during the Inaugural luncheon.

11:55am PT: BREAKING - CNN Reports: "Sen. Edward Kennedy has collapsed at a luncheon honoring President Obama. Paramedics have responded to the scene."

11:31am PT: It's really official. The new White House website...

...And yes, they now have a blog...

10:27am PT: Bush is over. Happy Springtime. Sing it loud (6:00)...



10:09am PT: Good riddance...

9:30am PT: The President of the United States...

8:57am PT: Free at last. Crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL today. In peace...

8:55am PT: Legitimate. America finally has a legitimately elected Vice President again...

8:49am PT: "43" says goodbye...

8:40am PT: Compare and contrast. 8 years ago today, Bush Inaugural limo pelted with eggs (1:02)...


8:32am PT: Freudian? If we just heard that correctly, the announcer on the stand just introduced "Mr. Pelosi and Mrs. Reid".

8:30am PT: Of the people...



Satellite shot
, as seen from space...

8:26am PT: EXCLUSIVE! Dick Cheney finishes up last minute business, before rolling out to the Inauguration ceremony...

Whoops! Our mistake. This is actually Mr. Potter Cheney today...

8:20am PT: Long time coming. BRAD BLOG commenter "Floridiot" suggests we watch this (3:13)...


Good morning: My god, it seemed today would never come. But it has. Even if we count the minutes until Noon ET.

So let's start it off with a really really difficult poll question:

I am happier today because...
Total Votes: 257 Started: January 20, 2009 Back to Vote Screen

I'll be watching along with you, marveling at the final(?) irony of Dick Cheney attending the Inaugural in a wheelchair, reportedly, and still alive, reportedly, and beyond that, I welcome your thoughts, today in particular, in comments...