Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The swearing-in ceremony for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama was held Monday in Washington.
History was made Monday in Washington with 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. From sunrise to sunset, Patch was at the National Mall. Unofficial crowd estimates were that 1 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 service across the street from the White House at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. From there, 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 …
Supporters hope President Barack Obama will do more for middle-class America.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lisa Hightower didn’t attend President Barack Obama’s first inauguration four years ago but refused to miss this one. Hightower, who traveled from Brooklyn, N.Y., with her children, said they wouldn’t miss this inauguration for the world. With a full plate of issues, including trying to change the nation's gun laws, Hightower said the next four years could be very trying for Obama. “I expect our president will be challenged,” Hightower said. “This is about our future.” Thousands of people filled the National Mall to hear the president’s inaugural address and to catch a glimpse of him during the parade. Some were vocal about their wish list for the president, saying they hoped he does more to unite Democrats and …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Arlington resident is running for lieutenant governor of Virginia.
Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, an Arlington resident, spoke with Patch at the Virginia Inaugural Ball about the future of the state and the country. Chopra is running for lieutenant governor of Virginia. More: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'It's Hard Not to be Optimistic' Photos: Virginia Inaugural Ball Video: Moran Talks Obama's Second Term, Sequestration
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made on the occasion of his second inauguration. Transcript released by the White House.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC 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, …
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.
... 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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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 Arlington 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 …