It's time for action, Obama declares, urging unity to tackle nation's problems in second term

  • by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 11:12 AM

WASHINGTON - Turning the page on years of war and recession, 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.

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