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Schieffer, Plante look back at inaugurations past

The veteran CBS News correspondents remember the highs and lows of inaugurations of yesteryear

Inauguration weekend kicks off with Obama taking part in service events

President, vice president participate in Martin Luther King National Day of Service events in D.C.

GOP: Gov't spending "dragging our economy down"

In weekly GOP address, Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., blasts Democrats for over-spending, failing to pass a budget

Congress must "act soon" on guns, Obama says

In weekly address, Obama reiterates commitment to reducing gun violence, pressures Congress to act

Neither Bush will attend Obama's inauguration

However, former Presidents Carter and Clinton will be in attendance on Monday

House GOP to seek three-month debt limit hike

House majority leader says if Congress hasn't passed a budget within the three months, their pay will be withheld

Holder urges mayors to pressure Congress on guns

Attorney General Eric Holder echoed the president's message on guns, and urged mayors to remain a vocal component of the gun debate

Choice of MLK, Lincoln bibles "entirely fitting", Obama says

In a new video, the president credits both figures with enabling his own rise, remembers his first inauguration

Obama enters second term with 51 percent approval

Forty-one percent disapprove of the job the president is doing in new CBS News/New York Times poll

Why is Obama being sworn in twice?

The president will be sworn in at the White House on Sunday and at his inaugural ceremony on Monday

Ryan floats short-term debt limit increase idea

Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan says it would allow more time for Republicans to work on spending cuts with Democrats

Clinton, Obama's cabinet picks set for Senate hearings

Benghazi hearings get new date; Kerry, Hagel, Brennan head to Senate committees for first round of confirmation

Denis McDonough expected to be next White House chief of staff

McDonough is the president's top national security adviser and would replace Jack Lew, who has been nominated as Treasury secretary

9 in 10 back universal gun background checks

CBS News/NY Times survey finds wide support for Obama proposal; 3 in 4 back say armed guards in public places would help

A long way from Black Hawk Down

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce that the U.S. will recognize the Somali government for the first time in 20 years

NRA president: Door-to-door gun confiscation a "legitimate fear"

David Keene outlines what in President Obama's gun violence prevention proposals the NRA does and doesn't support

NRA: Obama "attacking firearms and ignoring children"

In reaction to the president's agenda on gun violence, unveiled today, the NRA accuses the president of missing the point

Kids' letters to Obama on gun control

Four youngsters wrote letters to Obama in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, pleading for more gun control -- read them here

Salazar stepping down as interior secretary

Ken Salazar says he plans to leave the Interior Department by the end of March and return to his home state of Colorado

Gov. Martin O'Malley seeks to abolish Md. death penalty

Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., cites fiscal, justice considerations in proposing a ban on capital punishment

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