The president didn't dwell on any first-term accomplishments but looked to hard work ahead in a country still grappling with a sluggish economy.
The Barack Obama "brand" was on full display along the parade route as fans waited for the president to travel from Capitol Hill to the White House.
Heads of financial institutions did particularly poorly in the area of public trust, while the government didn't do much better, according to a new global survey.
At the inauguration, President Obama took the oath on a Bible once owned by Martin Luther King Jr. He called it "a great privilege."
The new task force could begin working in late spring, the attorney general's office said.
On Monday morning commuters packed Metro stations near the White House and coffee shops, among the few businesses open on an inauguration falling on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Senate Appropriations Committee will take public testimony on education and health care issues at a hearing Tuesday.
Currently, the state pays counties $19.58 a day for food, housing and some medical care for inmates convicted of state crimes.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, here is the text of the speech he gave in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.
Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists for St. Louis. Andy McDonald had a power-play goal and an assist, Alex Pietrangelo's goal tied it up in the third period, and Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists. The team that won the President's Trophy last season now has started this lockout-shortened season with two straight wins.
President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.
The proposed "A-F School Rating System" would be based on information already being collected by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, such as attendance, graduation rates and test scores.
The legislation calls for sex offenders who plan to buy property to report their criminal past to their real estate agent. The buyer's real estate agent would need to disclose a client's sex offender status to neighbors living within a half-mile after the deal is completed.
The White House provided the text of the president's address.