Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The swearing-in ceremony for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, Monday in Washington, DC.
History was made Monday in Washington, D.C. for the swearing-in ceremonies for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, for their second terms of office, and supporters traveled near and far to witness the occasion. Unofficial crowd estimates said that one million people were on hand for the event. It was a long day for the Obama family, starting out at 8:30 a.m. with a church service across the street from the White House at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. From there, the first family, the president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha returned to the White House. After a coffee with members of Congress, the group headed in a motorcade from the White House to Capitol Hill. The president and…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made on the occasion of his second inauguration.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator …
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
The eight floats in the inaugural parade each have a theme.
Are you watching today's inaugural parade? Some fun facts about the eight floats you'll see: "That was the first one and we've been involved in every one since," said Earl Hargrove Jr., founder of Hargrove Inc.. Hargrove is a trade show, special event and custom exhibit company based in Maryland. "Each president gives us a theme," said Fred Strickland, executive director of production at Hargrove. One float will include a donated a two-thirds scale replica of an authentic P51 Mustang, in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen, Strickland said. The eight floats are: For more on the 57th Presidential Inauguration, visit Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch's Presidential Inauguration 2013 topic page.
Metro, the Secret Service, the official inauguration committee and others are on Twitter to help you navigate the 2013 presidential inauguration.
Twitter can be a great way to get information on the go about inauguration weather, traffic, Metro transit, events and more on the presidential inauguration. President Barack Obama's second inauguration is this Monday, Jan. 21. He'll be sworn in privately on Sunday. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of Twitter accounts you may want to follow if you’re heading into Washington for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the parade, balls or any related events that weekend. Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch is on Twitter, too! Follow @ClarendonPatch for local news and info on inauguration day and beyond. WMATA – Metro Rail and Bus @wmata - The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority’s official Twitter …
It's a long event on a cold Washington day. But here are four ways to keep the kids busy.
Every presidential inauguration is a nugget of history, a marker in the political story of America. As parents, we want to share these events with our children. But hours outside in the cold might be hard on your kids. Here are places to entertain the little ones on the big day. Ranger Badges: The National Park Service will award special Junior Park Ranger badges over the inauguration weekend. Parents can download the special activity book online or children can receive one from a park ranger at one of six ranger stations. There will also be special Junior Ranger events this weekend at the Margin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Stories and Crafts: The Smithsonian will host a kids' crafts and storytime from 2-5 p.m. Monday at the Portrait …
... and who would he support in 2016?
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., talks to Patch about why President Barack Obama doesn't get a honeymoon this time, obstruction in the House of Representatives, sequestration and other topics at the Virginia Inaugural Ball. More: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic' Photos: Virginia Inaugural Ball
No rest for the weary: Democrats gear up for tough 2013 state races.
An estimated 1,100 people attended the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday at the Westin Arlington Gateway to celebrate the second inauguration of President Barack Obama — and gear up for key statewide elections in 2013. "Everybody is happy. Everybody is excited. It's a feel-good moment for everyone who worked on a campaign," Arlington County Democratic Chairman Mike Lieberman told Patch before speaking to the crowd. "The president is right to feel good about this weekend. You can't help but be optimistic. There's a lot of criticism of our government out there, and some of it is deserved. But there's also a lot of reason for optimism. And coming out of the last election, we see a lot of opportunities." [See photos from the Virginia Inaugural…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
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