A day after formally beginning his second term, President Barack Obama on Monday takes part in the full trappings of his inauguration by reciting the oath of office in front of a crowd expected to number between 800,000 and 900,000 people.
Airport body scanners that produce graphic images of travelers' bodies will be removed from checkpoints by June, the Transportation Security Administration says, ending what critics called "virtual strip searches."
A package of gun control proposals, including a ban on assault weapons, will be unveiled on Wednesday by President Barack Obama in response to the last month's Connecticut school massacre, the White House announced.
Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from a Houston hospital on Monday after being treated for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, a spokesman for Bush said in a statement.
Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some conservatives over his handling of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.