Jan. 21, 2009 “This was his first morning in the Oval Office as President of the United States. He was reading some briefing material before a meeting.”

Jan. 21, 2009
“This was his first morning in the Oval Office as President of the United States. He was reading some briefing material before a meeting.”

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)

Jan. 20, 2009 “We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look.”

Jan. 20, 2009
“We were on a freight elevator headed to one of the Inaugural Balls. It was quite chilly, so the President removed his tuxedo jacket and put it over the shoulders of his wife. Then they had a semi-private moment as staff member and Secret Service agents tried not to look.”

Jan. 20, 2009 “President-elect Barack Obama was about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol, he took one last look at his appearance in the mirror.”

Jan. 20, 2009
“President-elect Barack Obama was about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol, he took one last look at his appearance in the mirror.”

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.

(This video is public domain per White House copyright policy)

President Barack Obama pushes daughters Malia and Sasha at the unveiling of swing-set on South Lawn outside Oval Office, March 4, 2009.

President Barack Obama pushes daughters Malia and Sasha at the unveiling of swing-set on South Lawn outside Oval Office, March 4, 2009.

President Barack Obama relaxes on a sofa in the Oval Office with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, Feb. 2, 2009.

President Barack Obama relaxes on a sofa in the Oval Office with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, Feb. 2, 2009.

Feb. 2, 2009 “White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press photographers that were covering the President’s meeting with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Gov. Douglas, ‘let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President did the heavy lifting. The valets now good-naturedly cringe when they look at this picture because it was their responsibility to move the sofas back in place.”

Feb. 2, 2009
“White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press photographers that were covering the President’s meeting with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Gov. Douglas, ‘let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President did the heavy lifting. The valets now good-naturedly cringe when they look at this picture because it was their responsibility to move the sofas back in place.”

Judge Sotomayor with nephews Conner and Corey Sotomayor at Yankee Stadium.

Judge Sotomayor with nephews Conner and Corey Sotomayor at Yankee Stadium.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor with her mother, Celina Sotomayor.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor with her mother, Celina Sotomayor.