Inauguration

America changed course today.

Chattanooga resident Erik Gray didn’t have many words as he set out from his Washington hotel room this morning for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

With President-elect Barack Obama scheduled to take the oath of office as president today, people in Chattanooga’s financial community express their thoughts on what the markets will do when he assumes the nation’s leadership.

John P. Franklin knows what it’s like to be a first.

Today’s inauguration of President Barack Obama is not only a historic occasion for black Americans, but for all Americans, Cleveland Vice Mayor Avery Johnson told Lee University students Monday.

As a steady snow fell, hundreds of people marched down M.L. King Boulevard on Monday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., just one day before America’s first black president is set to be sworn into office.

Tennessee Democrats say they believe Barack Obama as president will bear no grudges toward the Volunteer State despite a less-than-warm reception during the campaign by Republicans, voters and even some prominent Democrats.

As the strains of “We Shall Overcome” filled New Monumental Baptist Church on Sunday, Sue Gilgore heard something new in the protest anthem of America’s civil rights movement.

On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama talked with wounded troops at a military hospital and then visited an emergency shelter for homeless teens, grabbing paint roller to help give the walls a fresh coat of blue.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration is an expensive affair as the inaugural committee announced that more than $41 million raised for the multiday celebration.

When President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office Tuesday, he will become the first member of “Generation Jones” to occupy the Oval Office.

As the Obama family wraps up its search for the perfect presidential pooch, local families looking for kid-friendly pets can take a hint from the president-elect’s selection criteria, area veterinarians say.

Echo of the New Deal

Will Obama follow FDR legacy?

Barack Obama’s inauguration Tuesday is likely to echo many of the themes of a previous Democratic president who came to the White House during an even bigger economic crisis.

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If economic bailouts are even to continue, they need more controls and more regulation, members of a Chattanooga Times Free Press panel said.

It all started the night before Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States.

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