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Northeast Cuisine Dominates Menu for Inauguration Luncheon

Northeast Cuisine Dominates Menu for Inauguration Luncheon

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on behalf of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, released a plan for the Inauguration luncheon Wednesday featuring New England chowder and New York wines.As in 2009, th…

Inauguration Lineup Includes Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor

Inauguration Lineup Includes Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor

Kristian Dowling/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In addition to the political crowd-planning that’s part of the pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration, three musical stars will join the swearing-in ceremony in a couple weeks.Beyonce Kno…

Ailing President Chavez Will Not Attend Inauguration Thursday

Ailing President Chavez Will Not Attend Inauguration Thursday

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won’t be taking the oath for a fourth term in office on Thursday, his government officials have said.  The Venezuelan National Assembly approved the ailing president’s r…

Justice Sotomayor to Swear in Biden at Inauguration

Justice Sotomayor to Swear in Biden at Inauguration

Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Vice President Joe Biden, becoming the first Hispanic person to administer an inaugural oath of office.
The news was announced Friday by the Presidential I…

Fewer People Expected in Washington for Second Obama Inauguration

Fewer People Expected in Washington for Second Obama Inauguration

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Jan. 20, 2009 was clearly a historic occasion, marking as it did the first time that an African-American was sworn in as U.S. president.Jan. 21, 2013, when President Obama will be inaugurated for a second term, won’t prove…

Obama Inauguration’s Big Donor Packages Previewed

Obama Inauguration’s Big Donor Packages Previewed

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The biggest donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration have been notified on what benefits will be available to them during that day’s festivities.Corporations and other organizations t…

Inauguration Day Falls on Sunday and Still Held

Inauguration Day Falls on Sunday and Still Held

Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force/Wikimedia Commons(WASHINGTON) — When Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday, the Constitution won’t wait.The iron beams are in place jutting out over Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.They will b…

Washington Hotel Prepares for Inauguration

Washington Hotel Prepares for Inauguration

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Looking for the perfect present for a presidential history buff this holiday season?  The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle has just the thing — but it will cost you a p…

Twitter File Suggests Obama’s Inauguration More Fun Than Putin’s

Twitter File Suggests Obama’s Inauguration More Fun Than Putin’s

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — A video on YouTube comparing President Obama’s inauguration with that of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s on Monday is making the rounds on Twitter in Russia. So far it has been viewed nearly 44,000 times…

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