On the Phone: Shennell Antrobus, U.S. Capitol Police, Public Information Officer
Topic: Security & road closures because of the inauguration.
Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, Politics Editor
Topic: A preview of today’s private swearing in of Pres. Obama & tomorrow’s public inauguration, as well as a look at some of the issues that will be in play during the President’s second term in office.
Christina Wilkie, Huffington Post, Political Reporter
Topic: In 2009, President Obama capped individual donations and banned corporations from donating to the inaugural festivities. For the president’s second inauguration, there is no cap on the amount an individual can give and he has reversed himself on corporate money as well.
Richard Norton Smith, George Mason University, Author & Presidential Historian
Topic: How U.S. presidents have fared in their second terms, and those considered most and least successful. We’ll discuss specific challenges that face 2nd term presidents; efforts to shape their historic legacies; Cabinet and personnel changes; scandal and notable controversies; and efforts to retain their political standing when not faced with reelection.