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President Bush is sworn in for his second term by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. (AFP Photo)
Bush Doctrine Expected To Get Chilly Reception
For all the talk of fresh diplomacy and rebuilding frayed alliances, Bush heads into his second term still demanding that the rest of the world meet him on his terms -- and now he has redefined those terms to an even more provocative degree with an inaugural address articulating a grand vision for spreading democracy and "ending tyranny" in "every nation."

Bush's Father Warns Against Extrapolating From Speech
President Bush's call for an end to tyranny worldwide should not be interpreted by foreign governments and the American people as a prelude to a more aggressive and bellicose foreign policy in his second term, the president's father told reporters.

In the News
Bush Speech Not a Sign of Policy Shift, Officials Say: Address Said to Clarify 'The Values We Cherish' (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)

Tickets in Hand Were No Assurance of Access: Protesters, Long Lines Spoiled Party for Some (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)

Security Measures Removed, Reviewed: Debate Continues On Restrictions For Inauguration (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)

Late Protest Shattered Event's Relative Calm: 78 Arrested After Adams Morgan Vandalism (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)

An Ambitious President Advances His Idealism (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Last Gasps From Late Parties: Dispatches From Inaugural Events (Post, Jan. 21, 2005; 8:44 AM)

Tight Security, Strong Opinions Dominate a Day Full of Divisions (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Bush Pledges to Spread Freedom: Global Focus On Rights Would Be a Shift in Policy (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Dashing and Dancing: At the Balls, the Guests of Honor Had Places to Go & People to See (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Seeking a Sliver of History, No Obstacle Too Formidable (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

On TV, a Day That Speaks for Itself (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

'There Is No Justice Without Freedom' (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Bush's Words On Liberty Don't Mesh With Policies: U.S. Maintains Close Ties With Repressive Nations (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Along Parade Route, a Fevered Pitch: Enthused Supporters and Vocal Protesters Jockey to Get Near the President's Motorcade (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Crowd Control, Not Terror, Causes Tense Moments: 13,000 Officers and Troops Keep Watch, Pursue Leads and Tangle With Demonstrators (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

In This Political Theater, A Supporting Cast of Thousands (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Laura Bush, Stepping Out (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Overheard (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Overheard (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

A Grand Day, Woven From Little Moments: A Bus Driver With a Short Route, Volunteers Without Apples and a President Made of Snow -- All Had Stories of Their Own (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Division Streets, U.S.A.: Beyond the Mall, Another Sort of American Ritual (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

News Reports Emphasize Religious Tone of Inaugural Speech: Media and Analysts Also Note Many References to 'Freedom' (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Metro Moves the Crowds As Most Drivers Stay Away (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Away From Capitol, It's Just Another Day: Many Locals Choose Routine Over Ritual (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Hill Serves Up Bipartisanship: Comity Is Main Course as Congressional Leaders Sit All Parties Down for a Lavish Lunch (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Putting Spring Back in Their Step: Marching Knights Hope Appearance Revitalizes Image (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

A Stoical Kerry on Bush's Day (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Unwelcome and Unfazed, Demonstrators Push Messages: Administration Foes Are Seemingly Everywhere; Dozens Are Arrested, Others Disappointed They're Not (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Ailing Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office: First Public Appearance Since Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer (Post, Jan. 21, 2005)

Protesting the Protesters: Small Band of Conservatives Comes to Town to Answer Anti-Bush Groups (washingtonpost.com, Jan. 20, 2005; 5:59 PM)

Looking to Apply Lessons Learned (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Snow and Crowds Descend on Capital: Despite the Cold, 100,000 Expected to Attend Parade After Today's Swearing-In (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

On the Table: A Domestic Policy That's More Inviting (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Don't Be a Stranger! Be a Resident, Mr. President (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Twin Peeks: At Parties, Jenna and Barbara Are the Unofficial Main Event (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Protesters Make Plans But Are Ready to Wing It (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Historic Capitol Hill Faces Uncharted Future: Security Needs, Business Boom Reshape Area (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Inaugural Token A Badge of Honor For Police Forces: Shields Shows Officers' Special Duty (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

General Again Has A Front-Row Seat (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Networks, Local Stations Have the Inauguration Covered (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

In 2nd Term, No Doubt About It: Bush and His Cabinet Nominees Concede and Explain Little (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Speech to Stress 'Expansion of Freedom' (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Cheney Upholds Power of the Presidency: Vice President Praises Bush as Strong, Decisive Leader Who Has Helped Restore Office (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Fending Off the 'Second-Term Curse': Set to Tackle Bold Agenda, Bush Hopes to Avoid the Ill Fates Some of His Predecessors Faced (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Clock Already Ticking on New Term: Discord May Slow President's Agenda (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

A Wartime Event In a Different Spirit Of Personal Sacrifice (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Laura Bush, Ready to Pick Up The Story Where She Left Off (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Hill to See More of Cheney Treatment (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Military Honored for Its Sacrifices, From Pearl Harbor to Iraq (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

History Will Judge the Message and Its Messenger: Not All Oratory By Presidents Created Equal (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Enthusiastic Parties to a Second Term: Celebrity-Studded Galas Peak Tonight With Inaugural Balls (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Restaurants Rarely Get Chance to Serve President: Bush Prefers to Dine, Relax Behind White House Gates (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)

Text Messages to Mobilize Inauguration Protesters (TechNews.com, Jan. 19, 2005; 5:21 PM)

The Barriers Between President and People (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

D.C. Pushes To Be Paid For Security: Mayor Speaks Out On Inaugural Costs (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

Strike Up The Bland: At the 'America's Future Rocks Today' Concert, It's All Golly Gee-O-P (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

Red States Make a Mockery Of Self-Reliance (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

2 Californians in Town for Very Different Reasons (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

Homeless Services Adjust to Closings: Meal Deliveries, Shelter at Issue (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

A Salute To Troops Launches Inaugural: Bush Offers 'Thanks For Our Freedom' (Post, Jan. 19, 2005)

Tribute to Military Personnel Launches Inaugural Festivities: Rehearsals, Early Arrivals Add to Bustle Leading to Main Event (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

As Jan. 20 Nears, Terror Warnings Drop: Faulty Intelligence, Dated Information Led to Cautions (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

Traffic Planners Predict Dismal Commutes Ahead (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

From Across U.S., 2,000 Police Officers Volunteer for Duty (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

Inaugural Venture: Rooms for Rent (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

O Say, Can You Hear? 'Anthem Annie' Is Rehearsing (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

Final Preparations Before 'Game Time': Stand-Ins Rehearse Bush Oath of Office, Inaugural Parade (Post, Jan. 17, 2005)

Don't Go There: Center Stage This Week: An Impressive Show of Restraints (Post, Jan. 17, 2005)

To Big Event's Volunteers, No Job Is Too Minor: Thousands Drawn to Help (Post, Jan. 17, 2005)

The Roosevelts, Kennedys, and Now the Bushes: Second Term Firmly Establishes a Dynasty and Eases Sting of 1992 Loss (Post, Jan. 17, 2005)

Hospitality Industry Anticipates Strong Year: Presidential Ceremony Boosts a Slow Month (Post, Jan. 17, 2005)

Expect Chic, Smoky Eyes And Sequins (Post, Jan. 17, 2005)

Boots and Music Echo Through Downtown: Several Thousands Rehearse Thursday's Inaugural Parade (Post, Jan. 16, 2005; 2:31 PM)

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