President Obama's Inauguration Speech 2013

President Obama used his second inaugural address Monday to make the case for a liberal last-term agenda that would more sharply define his legacy, arguing that issues such as climate change, immigration reform, gun control and gay rights represent the civil-rights concerns of his generation. Obama did so with more optimism, partisanship and populism than he did on a far colder day four years ago. The caveats and compromises that he included then to appease leery Republicans uncertain of his political approach were almost entirely absent from the arguments he made Monday.

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