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 of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, for their second terms of office, and supporters traveled near and far to witness the occasion. Patch was at the scene, from sunrise until sunset, at the National Mall. 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 …
Monday, January 21, 2013
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.
“Gonzo’s Nose” provided the music and the attendees supplied the choreography.
Dozens of Democrats celebrated the re-election of President Barack Obama Sunday night by dancing the night away at the Virginia Inaugural Ball at the Westin in Ballston. With several rock 'n roll and pop hits played by the band “Gonzo’s Nose,” no one could sit still. Check out some of the moves from the inaugural ball in this video!
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President Obama and Vice President Biden were each sworn into office Sunday. Biden’s official swearing-in took place at 8:15 a.m. at the Naval Observatory. President Obama’s Official swearing-in took place in the White House Blue Room at 11:55 a.m. Historically, Inaugural ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because courts and other public institutions are not open. So in accordance with the requirements of the United States Constitution, President Obama and Vice President Biden were officially sworn in Sunday, Jan. 20. The following is the schedule for today's ceremonial swearing-in, parade and ball: MONDAY, JAN. 21 Ceremonial Swearing-In Location: Capitol Hill Start Time: 11:30 a.m. ET On Monday, the President and Vice President will be …
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
Jenny and Joel Kobersteen called 'selfless citizens' who sacrifice on behalf of others every day.
Jenny and Joel Kobersteen are dedicated Muscular Dystrophy Association volunteers whose generous service earned them a tribute Sunday at the fifth All American Inaugural Ball. The Kobersteens were nominated by the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Greater Washington, D.C. MDA for their “unwavering support for MDA.” Together with Fairfax County firefighters, police officers and local businesses, they help raise more than $500,000 for MDA’s Fill the Boot program every year. They also are dedicated volunteers for MDA’s annual summer camp. Joel is a master technician for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. Jenny is a registered nurse who works as a Patient Care Supervisor at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. “Jenny spends two weeks …
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It's a long event on a cold Washington day. But here are four ways to keep children busy.
Every presidential inauguration is a nugget of history, a marker in the political story of America. Parents understandably want to share these events with their children. But hours outside in the cold might be hard on them. Below are a few places to entertain the little ones on the big day. Also, don't forget to check out Chantilly Patch's 2013 Presidential Inauguration special section. 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. Stories and Crafts: The Smithsonian will host a kids' crafts and storytime from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the …
If you're heading downtown any time this weekend, you'll need to know how to get in, get around and navigate the crowds. Free advice here!
While the crowds may not be as intense as in 2009, when an estimated 1.8 million people came to D.C. for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, there’s still a lot of info you need to know to survive the day. From Metro closures and changes to where to eat and how to stay warm, Patch has you covered. Do you live or work here in Chantilly? Keep up with local news by signing up for our free daily email newsletter here! Transportation Metro – If you're driving to a metro station to take it into town, know that some metro stations will be closed, and some bus routes will be detoured. See our guide to taking Metro this weekend. Driving – Driving is definitely not recommended. If you’re still thinking about driving downtown, be prepared to sit …