1/31/09: Your Weekly Address

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama announced that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing a new strategy for reviving our financial system, and urged the swift passage of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

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President Obama Signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

On January 29, 2009, with the new law’s namesake Lilly Ledbetter there to witness, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — legislation to fight pay discrimination and ensure fundamental fairness to American workers.

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Vice President Joe Biden and the Middle Class Task Force

The President created a Middle Class Task Force and asked his right hand man, Vice President Joe Biden, to lead it. The Task Force has one goal — to make sure the recovery doesn’t just benefit the wealthy, like past expansions, but improves quality of life for the middle class.

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The Benediction at the Inauguration of President Obama

Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, a pastor and civil rights activist, gives the benediction at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

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The Swearing-In of Joe Biden as Vice President

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. is sworn in by Justice John Paul Stevens on January 20, 2009. Biden is the 47th Vice President of the United States.

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1/24/09: Your Weekly Address

In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discussed how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy.

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President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address

On January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama was sworn in as 44th President of the United States and delivered his Inaugural Address. (This video is public domain per White House copyright policy)

President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial Concert

On January 19, 2009, then President-elect Obama joined a huge crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for a national free broadcast concert featuring some of music’s biggest stars.

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