VENERABLE WORDS

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Associated Press

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 21 at 1:02 PM

President Barack Obama is starting his second inaugural address with a lot of quotations from — and invocations of — the nation's founding documents. It's an interesting approach, one keyed to a dominant question in the national conversation these days: Where is this republic headed, and is it the right direction? Obama is starting by re-invoking the foundational principles of the republic — and asking people to hear him.

— Ted Anthony — Twitter http://twitter.com/anthonyted

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