The Washington Post has a fantastic piece about the rise of Barack Obama.
There have been a lot of similar pieces written, but I feel like this one really stands out. It’s only three pages, so give it a read while you’re waiting for the the festivities to begin.
The swearing-in ceremony will begin at 11:30, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in first. Then, close to noon–when power officially changes hands–President-elect Obama will be sworn in and give his inaugural address. Shortly after, President Bush will depart from the Capitol via helicopter and Obama will attend an inauguration luncheon.