A look at the first 12 months of Barack Obama's presidency
What influences this president, as he starts a second year in office and addresses the state of the union to an increasingly anxious public and restive Congress?
Stories of black Americans reflect debate over meaning of his presidency.
After his first year in office, Obama must answer a question he posed to himself a month before he was inaugurated: Can he restore confidence in government?
All politicians have their verbal tics but few resort to their crutches as often as Obama relies on his "let me be clear" set-up.
- Video: 'Let me be clear'
Graphics and multimedia
Retrace the steps of the president and first family from the inauguration to today.
Our searchable database lets you explore key speeches Obama has made since taking office.
Our interactive database and calendar of President Obama's daily events.
A special report on Obama's approach and accomplishments in his first months in office.
An interactive guide that tracks demographics and connections of Obama's political appointees.
365 days and counting
One year ago Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African-American president in our nation's history. Now the Post offers a retrospective and an assessment of the president, the presidency and the state of the union.