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Watch live video here and join the conversation as President Barack Obama is inaugurated for the second time.

8:53 AM PT: The president has now taken his oath and is beginning his second inaugural address:

8:57 AM PT: A view from behind the podium:

8:58 AM PT:
Inuagural ceremony so far shaping up as one big fuck you to neo-Confederates, white supremo, etc. And I'm loving it.
@billmon1 via Mobile Web (M5)
9:01 AM PT:
Folks. This could have been kid rocks moment
@samsteinhp via Twitter for iPhone

9:04 AM PT: Here's the text of the president's second inaugural address as prepared for delivery.

9:05 AM PT: Queue the Mitt Romney punchline:

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.  We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.  Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.  The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.  But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it.  We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.

9:07 AM PT: President Obama is hailing Martin Luther King, Jr right now. Or, as conservatives on Twitter put it:

This speech is fascistic. Emphasizing his desire for government involvement shrouded in campaign slogans and catchphrases. #tcot #inaug2013
@yatishparmar023 via web

9:08 AM PT: Obama mentions the right to vote? Oh my. He's not a Fascist. He's a Nazi!

9:09 AM PT:
Shhh. President's talkin.   #inaug2013
@baratunde via txt

9:12 AM PT: President Obama's second inaugural speech is now over. Terrific. Once again, you can read the text here.

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