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. Supporters traveled near and far to witness the occasion. Patch was at the scene, from sunrise until sunset, at the National Mall. 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 vice president took their ceremonial oaths of …
Monday, January 21, 2013
“Gonzo’s Nose” provided the music and the attendees supplied the choreography.
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.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Buyers and sellers are now doing business on Craigslist and other outside ticket outlets.
People hoping to attend one of President Obama's two official Inaugural balls may be out of luck. The Washington Post reports that the tickets sold through Ticketmaster sold out before they even went on sale, blaming the error on a "computer glitch at Ticketmaster." The official Inaugural Committee's Facebook page had nearly 400 messages Monday afternoon from people irate about the incident. "Make this Ticketmaster thing right or lose a lot of volunteers for the festivities," wrote one woman named Barbara. A woman named Judy wrote: "This should have been a fair process in which all who were selected had a chance at the public tickets. I took off work to be home Monday just so I would not miss the chance to purchase tickets. I am so …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Constituents should act quickly to request tickets from their Congressman or Senator for President Obama's Jan. 21 inauguration.
Interested in attending the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC, in January? There are a limited number of tickets, so your best bet is to request them now from your member of Congress. Each Senator and Representative receives a limited quantity of free tickets that they may distribute to the public at their discretion. Congressman Gerry Connolly's (D-11th) office is accepting requests for tickets and will likely enter requests into a lottery. You can fill out a form on the congressman's site here. Congressman Frank Wolf's (R-10th) office is also accepting requests for tickets. You can find a form to fill out here. Although Patch could not find a form on Congressman Jim Moran's (D-8th) website, his office is also likely taking …