Inauguration / Features

Obama soaks up good will

Area’s Republican congressmen hope the new president will keep to the middle of the road once he settles in

WASHINGTON — With a history-making inauguration and all its festivities past, President Barack Obama will enjoy some good will as he faces the task of easing the country’s woes, lawmakers say.

Samantha Barte’s face lit up as she watched newly inaugurated President Barack Obama begin to speak to more than 1a million onlookers in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Businesses always are looking for ways to reduce their expenses, but during a recession it is even more important.

While many hope President Barack Obama’s proposed tax cuts will give the failing economy a boost, most are unsure how or if the plan will work.

As several hundred Normal Park Museum Magnet students cheered and waved flags Tuesday to celebrate President Barack Obama’s message of change, adults in the crowd hoped the children realized they were it.

For John Taylor and his merry band of 239 traveling Chattanoogans, Inauguration Day started early, with a 1:30 a.m. wake-up call at their hotel in Harrisburg, Pa.

More than 1 million people gathered Tuesday on the National Mall to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. As the day progressed, we spoke by phone, e-mail and the Web with a few Chattanooga residents who made the trip to Washington, D.C.

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