<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News - The Inauguration of President Barack Obama]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:03:06 -0400 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:03:06 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Obama: 'We Are Made For This Moment']]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:48:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159845772.jpg President Obama's second inaugural concluded with a star-studded, tradition-filled - and smaller, if still jam-packed - day of festivities that stretched from Capitol Hill to two glittering, official...

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<![CDATA[White House Photographers Take on the Presidential Inauguration]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/_psa1525.jpg From behind-the-scenes to inside the limo, a team of White House photographers offer an intimate glimpse of the events around the 57th presidential inauguration.]]> <![CDATA[Inauguration Tree Protester Ordered to Stay Out of D.C.]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:41:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/protesterintree.jpg A California man's Inauguration Day antics were too much for a D.C. judge, who banned him from the city.]]> <![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Inaugural Afterthoughts]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:24:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obamas6.JPG Adhering to strict assembly instructions may make for orderly protests, but it flies in the face of what protests are meant to do.

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<![CDATA[Your Tweets, Photos From the Inauguration]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:37:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaug_prep-P1.jpg We'd love to see your photos from Inauguration weekend.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:03:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Alex+Okrent.jpg Though most of the inaugural events are now recent memories, there was at least one more important presidential ball on Tuesday, the proceeds of which benefit an Obama staffer who died during the campaign.]]> <![CDATA[DC's Inaugural Cleanup]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cleanup3.jpg The inaugural celebration is now a cleanup job. Crews have descended on the west front of the Capitol building to begin destruction of the massive podium and media risers and are breaking down the...

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<![CDATA[President, First Lady Surprise White House Visitors]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:00:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0122+obama+surprise.jpg President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama surprised visitors to the White House Tuesday afternoon by welcoming them personally.]]> <![CDATA[Obama's Lookalike a Hit on the Mall]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:45:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-louis-ortiz.jpg Louis Ortiz has worked as a professional impersonator for the past four years.]]> <![CDATA[Reports: Beyonce Sang Pre-Recorded "Star-Spangled Banner"]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama_Beyonce_53465262_722x406_15241795823.jpg Beyonce chose not to sing live at the last minute, according to the Marine Corps Band.]]> <![CDATA[Panoramic View of Obama's Second Inauguration]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:09:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-takes-oath.jpg Standing before hundreds of thousands of witnesses, President Obama swore to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States" as he took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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<![CDATA[New Day In Washington]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:51:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P9.jpg President Obama starts a new term, but the old problems still remain. Now that the inauguration is over, some wonder if Washington will heed the President's call for unity. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

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<![CDATA[Al Roker Scores 1st Post-Inaugural Interview with Obama]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:18:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaugural_late_P7.jpg Al Roker nearly stole the show: Not only did he get a thumbs up from the president, he won a handshake from Vice President Joe Biden.

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<![CDATA[Biden Greets Crowd at Inaugural Parade]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:43:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257706_WEBBiden1_722x406_15263811736.jpg At the inaugural parade, the vice president shook the hands of attendees lined up along the parade route.]]> <![CDATA[The Best Fashion From the Inaugural Balls]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_dance_P6.jpg What did First Lady Michelle Obama wear to the Inaugural Ball? See the best gowns, tuxes and more from the night's festivities.

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<![CDATA[Obama, First Lady Dance to "Let's Stay Together"]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_dance_P5.jpg With the more rigid formalities of Inauguration Day behind him, President Barack Obama took to the dance floor Monday night to share his first dance of his second term with the woman he said he was "lucky...

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<![CDATA[Ballou High Band Marches Before President]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7258746_WEBBallouParade_722x406_15264835904.jpg The Ballou High School marching band proudly represented D.C. in the inaugural parade Monday.]]> <![CDATA[The Other Inaugural Bashes]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Inaugural+Party+012113.jpg Though there were only two official inaugural balls this year, plenty of other parties were thrown this Inauguration Day. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Obama’s Speech “Robust Defense of Liberalism”]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:11:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama84.JPG NBC's Chuck Todd breaks down Obama's second inaugural address.]]> <![CDATA[Read Full Inaugural Address]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:03:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP802029104843.jpg

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<![CDATA[Obama's Lookalike A Hit on the Mall]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:16:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257025_M6PWILKINSOBAMAIMPERSONATORPKG_722x406_15254595809.jpg A man who makes a lot of money as a President Barack Obama impersonator was in D.C. Monday for the real Commander in Chief's inauguration.]]> <![CDATA[The Best of the Inauguration]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:42:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-takes-oath.jpg News4's Jim Vance looks back at some of the best moments of a historic day.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration on Twitter]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:37:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257025_M6PWILKINSOBAMAIMPERSONATORPKG_722x406_15254595809.jpg Twitter says there were more than 1 million inauguration tweets during Monday's ceremony, up from about 82,000 in 2009. News4's Angie Goff reports.]]> <![CDATA[Getting Around for Inaugural Balls, Parties]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:35:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Inaugural+Ball+foot+traffic.jpg Following the inaugural parade, traffic slowed to a crawl in downtown D.C. as people donned tuxedos and gowns for a night of parties and balls. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

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<![CDATA[Sights and Sounds of Inauguration Day]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:19:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257632_HARRISONSIGHTSSOUNDSPKG_722x406_15264835523.jpg Whether working on one the events, marching in the parade or just taking in the inaugural events, many people in the area got up before sunrise to be a part of this historic]]> <![CDATA[Lanier: Those Who Went Late May Be Disappointed]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:52:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257703_WEBLAnier_722x406_15260739984.jpg D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said there weren't many problems on Inauguration Day, but those who went to the events late may have been disappointed.]]> <![CDATA[Inauguration on MLK Day Carries Great Symbolism]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:40:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/186*120/159825963.jpg The historic implications of President Barack Obama's second inauguration falling on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was not lost on many attendees Monday. News4's Julie Carey reports.

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<![CDATA[Grappling With Inauguration Gridlock]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:08:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257691_WEBThompsonSnafus_722x406_15259715646.jpg Significantly fewer people turned out for the inauguration compared to President Barack Obama's first in 2009, but that was still hundreds of thousands of people, and there was still plenty of gridlock as people...]]> <![CDATA[Attendees Compare 2009, 2013 Inaugurations]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:18:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257548_M6PJORDANINAUGURATIONPKG_722x406_15256643669.jpg The crowd on the National Mall was larger than expected. News 4's Richard Jordan spoke with people who compared today's inauguration to the one four years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Parade-Goers Line Up Early for Glimpse of Obama]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:16:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257566_GORDON6PMPARADEPIECEPKG_722x406_15255619755.jpg Some who attended the inaugural parade got up as early as 3 a.m. because of the tight security along the route. News4's Chris Gordon reports.]]> <![CDATA[President, First Lady Walk Parade Route]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257255_obamasparadewalkforweb_722x406_15247939988.jpg President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hopped out of their car to walk a portion of the parade route.]]> <![CDATA['Tunnel of Doom' Victims Enjoy This One at the Bar]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:47:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama+Campaign+Workers+From+Chicago+Flash+Their+Inauguration+Tickets+at+RFD.jpg The Mall wasn't the only place to find people interested in Monday's swearing-in ceremony.]]> <![CDATA[Metro Crowded, But No Records Broken]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:54:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/161*120/BBJ08MyCcAABLc3.jpg As crowds grow on Metro, issues are beginning to pile up following Monday's public inauguration ceremony on the National Mall.

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<![CDATA[Show News4 Your Best Inauguration Souvenirs]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:06:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7256425_WEBCollinsSouvenirs_722x406_15244355604.jpg News4's Pat Collins takes a look at some of the popular souvenirs on the streets of D.C. this Inauguration Day.]]> <![CDATA[Stylish and Practical: Inauguration Day Hats]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:04:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7256435_WEBCollinsHats_722x406_15243331848.jpg On Inauguration Day, attendees hats serve as both fashion and protection from the cold. News4's Pat Collins checks out some of the headgear downtown.]]> <![CDATA[Inauguration Highlights]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:54:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaugural_late_P8.jpg See a roundup of the day's events, including Obama's inaugural address, Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem, and the first lady's look.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Thousands Attend Inauguration]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:47:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P6.jpg News4's Darcy Spencer spent Inauguration Day at the National Mall talking to people about why they felt compelled to witness the event in person.

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<![CDATA[Stars Mix it Up with Politicos at Inauguration ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 04:03:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/beyonce9.JPG Beyonce drew a loud cheer from the audience Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem.

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<![CDATA[Obama's First "Exclusive Interview" Goes to Al Roker]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:48:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama%27s+hello+to+Al+Roker.jpg President Obama's first interview of his new term went to none other than NBC News' Al Roker, who nearly lost his voice shouting for the president's attention and he and the first lady made their way down...]]> <![CDATA[President and First Lady Walk Down Pennsylvania Avenue]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:54:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P19.jpg President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade.

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<![CDATA[Obama Soaks in Crowd, Says “I’m Not Going to See This Again”]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:09:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/obama-looks-back-new.jpg President Barack Obama paused after being sworn in and could be heard saying, “I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again.”]]> <![CDATA[Obama Appeals to Progressive Base in Inaugural Speech]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:30:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P14.jpg President Barack Obama appealed directly to his progressive base Monday in an inauguration speech that called for "collective action" and stressed equal rights for all Americans.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Moments You May Have Missed]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:21:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/president+inauguration+thumb.jpg President Barack Obama's second inauguration was a blur of politicians, celebrities, pomp and ceremony. As the moment unfolded, there were a few things that happened they may have escaped your eye. They included

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<![CDATA[Beyonce Performs the National Anthem]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:31:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P16.jpg Pop star Beyonce performs the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. After the performance, there have been questions about whether the singer lip-synced.

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<![CDATA[Kelly Clarkson Sings "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" At Inauguration]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:54:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kelly7.jpg Clarkson was accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

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<![CDATA[Locals' Guide: Your Inauguration Questions Answered]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:24:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130121Locals.jpg Everything locals need to know about President Obama's second inauguration, from road closures to train schedules to just how big that sign can be.

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<![CDATA[James Taylor Performs "America the Beautiful"]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:31:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-james-taylor-159768745.jpg Singer James Taylor takes the stage during President Barack Obama's second inauguration to perform "America the Beautiful."]]> <![CDATA[Ask the President]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:06:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7256422_WEBCollinsAskthePresident_722x406_15243843561.jpg News4's Pat Collins wants to know what you would ask or tell the president if you could.]]> <![CDATA[Richard Blanco Recites Inauguration Poem]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:42:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/richard2.jpg Miami-raised poet Richard Blanco recited a poem of unity that evoked his childhood and the spirit of America.

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<![CDATA[Video Scrapbook: Obama's Oath, Inauguration Music and More]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:34:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P18.jpg Watch videos from Barack Obama's second inauguration in Washington, D.C.

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<![CDATA[More Than 8,000 Take Part in Inaugural Parade]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:35:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obamas6.JPG President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue Monday, waving to cheering crowds of thousands after the president was sworn in for his second term in office. The first couple

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<![CDATA[Angela Bassett Gets Political]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:27:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159766794.jpg Angela Bassett talks about the importance for her to be at President Obama's inauguration. Plus, she tells why she wanted to be involved with President Obama's campaign. So, what events has Angela been able...]]> <![CDATA[The Stars Take Part In Inaugural Weekend]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:27:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-AP713814276998_5.jpg Eva Longoria, Gayle King and Star Jones talk with Access about what it means for them to be a part of Inaugural Weekend at the Newsweek & The Daily Beast Bi-Partisan Inauguration Brunch in Washington D.C.

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<![CDATA[First Lady Inauguration Style]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:27:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_sworn.jpg First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing a navy Thom Browne coat and dress.

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<![CDATA[Poet Recites Stirring Inauguration Poem]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:23:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP977265514824.jpg Miami-raised poet Richard Blanco recited a poem of unity that evoked his childhood and the spirit of America at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday. The poet, who was born in Spain...

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<![CDATA[Richard Blanco's Inaugural Poem: Full Text]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:33:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159834701.jpg The Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem "One Today" at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Click through to read the full poem.

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<![CDATA[Protester in Custody After Climbing Tree Near Mall]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:08:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/protesterintree.jpg A protester had taken up a position up a tree on the National Mall hours before President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony.]]> <![CDATA[Mitt Romney Spends Inauguration Day in Calif.]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:13:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP608981320522.jpg Mitt Romney skipped his former rival’s inauguration festivities in Washington with an aide telling NBC News the ex-Massachusetts governor and his wife had “no big plans.”

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<![CDATA[First Lady Wears Wu to the Balls Again]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:30:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JASON_WU_P2.jpg Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inauguration balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years...

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama’s Brother: W.H. Changed Her “For the Better”]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:16:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/craig+robinson1.JPG Craig Robinson tells "Today" he can't remember the first Obama inauguration. He also talks up Obama's basketball game.]]>