<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News - The Inauguration of President Barack Obama]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/localen-usSun, 24 Jul 2016 02:51:35 -0400Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:51:35 -0400NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Obama: 'We Are Made For This Moment']]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:48:28 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159845772.jpgPresident 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 inaugural...

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<![CDATA[White House Photographers Take on the Presidential Inauguration]]>Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:45:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/_psa1525.jpgFrom 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/protesterintree.jpgA 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obamas6.JPGAdhering 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaug_prep-P1.jpgWe'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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Alex+Okrent.jpgThough 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cleanup3.jpgThe 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 metal...

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<![CDATA[President, First Lady Surprise White House Visitors]]>Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:00:53 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0122+obama+surprise.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-louis-ortiz.jpgLouis 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama_Beyonce_53465262_722x406_15241795823.jpgBeyonce 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-takes-oath.jpgStanding 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P9.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaugural_late_P7.jpgAl 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257706_WEBBiden1_722x406_15263811736.jpgAt 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_dance_P6.jpgWhat 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_dance_P5.jpgWith 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7258746_WEBBallouParade_722x406_15264835904.jpgThe 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Inaugural+Party+012113.jpgThough 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama84.JPGNBC's Chuck Todd breaks down Obama's second inaugural address.]]><![CDATA[Read Full Inaugural Address]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:03:59 -0400http://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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257025_M6PWILKINSOBAMAIMPERSONATORPKG_722x406_15254595809.jpgA 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-takes-oath.jpgNews4'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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257025_M6PWILKINSOBAMAIMPERSONATORPKG_722x406_15254595809.jpgTwitter 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Inaugural+Ball+foot+traffic.jpgFollowing 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257632_HARRISONSIGHTSSOUNDSPKG_722x406_15264835523.jpgWhether 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 day.]]><![CDATA[Lanier: Those Who Went Late May Be Disappointed]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:52:23 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257703_WEBLAnier_722x406_15260739984.jpgD.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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/186*120/159825963.jpgThe 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257691_WEBThompsonSnafus_722x406_15259715646.jpgSignificantly 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257548_M6PJORDANINAUGURATIONPKG_722x406_15256643669.jpgThe 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257566_GORDON6PMPARADEPIECEPKG_722x406_15255619755.jpgSome 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7257255_obamasparadewalkforweb_722x406_15247939988.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama+Campaign+Workers+From+Chicago+Flash+Their+Inauguration+Tickets+at+RFD.jpgThe 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/161*120/BBJ08MyCcAABLc3.jpgAs 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7256425_WEBCollinsSouvenirs_722x406_15244355604.jpgNews4'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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7256435_WEBCollinsHats_722x406_15243331848.jpgOn 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaugural_late_P8.jpgSee 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P6.jpgNews4'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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/beyonce9.JPGBeyonce 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama%27s+hello+to+Al+Roker.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P19.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/obama-looks-back-new.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P14.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/president+inauguration+thumb.jpgPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P16.jpgPop 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kelly7.jpgClarkson 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130121Locals.jpgEverything 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-james-taylor-159768745.jpgSinger 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7256422_WEBCollinsAskthePresident_722x406_15243843561.jpgNews4'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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/richard2.jpgMiami-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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P18.jpgWatch 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obamas6.JPGPresident 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159766794.jpgAngela 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-AP713814276998_5.jpgEva 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_sworn.jpgFirst 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP977265514824.jpgMiami-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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159834701.jpgThe 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/protesterintree.jpgA 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP608981320522.jpgMitt 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JASON_WU_P2.jpgMichelle 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 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/craig+robinson1.JPGCraig Robinson tells "Today" he can't remember the first Obama inauguration. He also talks up Obama's basketball game.]]><![CDATA[Lupe Fiasco Kicked Offstage For Anti-Obama Song]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:08:44 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lupe+fiasco+new.jpgThe Chicago rapper, who called Obama a terrorist, has his concert ended abruptly after "Words I Never Said."]]><![CDATA[Inauguration Around the Web: Cake, Blood and Typos]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:56:19 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/inaug_Monday_P14.jpgPresident Barack Obama's second inauguration takes place today, and there's a lot going on. Click through for highlights from around the web.

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<![CDATA[Obama's Inaugural Speech: "Our Journey is Not Complete"]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:31:36 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-speech-one.jpg"Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and our daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts," Obama said. "Our journey is not complete until all our children ...]]><![CDATA[President Obama Takes the Oath of Office]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:27:38 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_sworn.jpgPresident Barack Obama takes the oath of office at his second inauguration.

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<![CDATA[President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address: Transcript]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:02:05 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP802029104843.jpgClick through to read President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, as it was prepared for delivery: "…Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of...

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<![CDATA[Ms. Curiosity Goes to Washington for Inaugural Parade]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:17:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rover-mars-eye-1.jpgThe team of scientists that guided NASA's Curiosity to Mars last summer will accompany a model of the rover -- dubbed Ms. Curiosity -- during Monday's inauguration parade in Washington D.C. The life-size model...]]><![CDATA[President Obama's Second Inauguration]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:28:35 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaugural_late_P10.jpgWith millions of people watching, President Barack Obama was formally sworn-in for a second term.

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<![CDATA[President Obama: "Our Journey Is Not Complete"]]>Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:24:33 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama_inaugural_Mon_P21.jpgPresident Barack Obama outlined a broad progressive spectrum of second-term goals, from gun control and immigration reform to a revamping of the tax code, in a second inaugural address on Monday that invoked the...

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<![CDATA[MLK Memorial Visitors Reflect on Inauguration]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:13:41 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mlk+memorial1.JPGVisitors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and the symbolic connection between the national holiday and the second inauguration of Barack Obama.]]><![CDATA[Michelle Obama: America's First Lady of Fashion]]>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:22:43 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/den-night-add-tue-P4.jpgWith a strong sense of personal style and a wardrobe filled with eclectic designers, the first lady has changed the way Americans view the first wardrobe.

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<![CDATA[Valerie Jarrett Discusses Opportunities for Obama's Second Term]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:35:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Valerie+Jarrett1.jpgPresident Barack Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett talks about the benefit of having four years under the belt moving forward into a second term. Mary Ann Ahern reports for NBC News on Sunday, Jan.]]><![CDATA[More Confident Obama Emerges for Second Term]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:16:04 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP731363775625.jpgAs President Barack Obama enters his second term, he appears ready to shed some of the pragmatism of his first by urging sweeping action on guns, following a narrower approach to Afghanistan and taking a harder...

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Weather: Chilly, Possible Flurries]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:30:22 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130121ForecastThumb.jpgMonday's inauguration festivities will be cold, with temperatures that are expected to reach the low 40s, said Storm Team4 Meteorologist Tom Kierein.]]><![CDATA[Debt, Guns, Immigration Top Obama's Agenda]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:17:58 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/159802122.jpgAs President Barack Obama gears up for his second term, the focus has turned to his ambitious agenda, which includes tackling the mounting national debt, immigration and gun control.

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<![CDATA[Obama Officially Sworn in at White House]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:49:55 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130120SwearingIn4.jpgPresident Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday surrounded by family in an intimate inauguration at the White House.

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<![CDATA[Walters Hospitalized After Fall at Inaugural Party]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:35:59 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP12062307881.jpg

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<![CDATA[List of Inaugural Parade Participants]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:04:33 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/InauguralParadeIllinoisFloat.jpgVisitors got a sneak peek at the floats Sunday in the staging area.]]><![CDATA[Inauguration Day Schedule of Events]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:58:20 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP090120179925.jpgThe inauguration ceremony has ended, but the events of Inauguration Day have barely begun.

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<![CDATA[Walking Tips for Security Zone]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:04:41 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/201301Walking.jpgOrganizers have set up 12 entry points to Monday's inaugural parade route.

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<![CDATA[President's Limo Shows New D.C. Plates]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:51:50 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130119DCLicense.jpgThe White House announced this week that beginning inauguration weekend and continuing through President Barack Obama’s second term, D.C.’s “Taxation Without Representation” license plates will be standard...

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<![CDATA[Roads Closed in Capitol Area]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:25:29 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Crowded_Metro_448x336.jpgRoad closures have begun to go into effect ahead of Monday's inauguration ceremony for President Obama.

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<![CDATA[MLK Celebrations on Inaugural Weekend]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:30:12 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama8764.jpgChris Gordon reports on events happening on the Sunday before Monday's big Inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Well-Wishers Greet Obamas at Historic Church]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:14:57 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130120AME.jpgPresident Obama spent the final hours before his formal swearing-in ceremony Sunday attending a church service celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.]]><![CDATA[Obama Starts New Term With Eye on History]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:36:47 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP357696253168.jpgPresident Barack Obama began his second term on Sunday, emboldened by his renewed political capital but still chasing the grand vision he laid out four years ago, when he promised to lead a battered nation on a...

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<![CDATA[David Gregory Previews Obama's Second Term]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:14:38 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/inaug_Monday_P4.jpg"Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory joined NBC Washington's Angie Goff and Richard Jordan to discuss the issues that will likely define President Obama's second term.

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<![CDATA[Behind Scenes of Inaugural Ball]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:15:05 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-thumbnail-inaugural-ball.jpgTexas-sized inauguration party, called the Texas Black Tie and Boots Ball, is one of 50 unofficial inauguration bashes in DC this weekend.]]><![CDATA[Watch the Inauguration Live With Us]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:15:35 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130121AaronandEun.jpgNews4 and NBCWashington will bring you live coverage of the events of President Obama's second inaugural - no matter where you are.]]><![CDATA[Lady Gaga to Perform at Tuesday Ball]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:15:11 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/gagafame.jpgThe pop star will reportedly perform at a ball for President Obama's staffers Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama's Legacy as First Lady]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:10:59 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP109025621925.jpgMichelle Obama will continue to shape her legacy in her husband's second term.

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<![CDATA[Quirky Inaugural Trivia]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:15:48 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration_capital.jpgClick through for a few pieces of inaugural trivia you can use to impress your friends and neighbors.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration Weekend Opens With Day of Service]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:07:40 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-AP828171388265.jpgPresident Barack Obama launched the three-day celebration of his second inaugural with a service project at a D.C. school.

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<![CDATA[Tube Socks and Other Odd Souvenirs]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:25:02 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130119Swag.jpgThe inaugural souvenirs that no one will expect.]]><![CDATA[Applying the Finishing Touches ]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:45:42 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130119PrepsThumb.jpgWorkers, street vendors and even musicians make final preparations for Inauguration Day.

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<![CDATA[Live Coverage: The Social Inauguration]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:42:06 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130119UGCSolicit.jpgSneak a peek behind the scenes of President Obama's second inauguration. We're live blogging the inauguration, curating the top tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos and more from NBC journalists on...

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Hit D.C. for Inauguration ]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:24:37 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130119Legend.jpgHollywood heads east to for inaugural parties, and here’s your guide to the stars!

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<![CDATA[Biden Sworn in for 2nd Term as VP]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:49:18 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP59930123030.jpgJoe Biden was sworn in to a second term as the Vice President of the United States on Sunday morning, taking his oath from Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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<![CDATA[Obama Sworn in for 2nd Term]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:17:34 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+sworn+in.JPGStepping into his second term, President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House, the leader of a nation no longer in the throes of the recession...

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<![CDATA[Authorities Vigilant for Inauguration]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:23:47 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/security.jpgPresident Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration was, from a security standpoint, about as hairy as it gets: the most important people in American government, from the commander-in-chief to the Supreme Court...

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<![CDATA[Not All Inaugural Speeches Created Equal]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:21:06 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/barack-obama-inauguration-2.jpgAll inaugural addresses are not created equal, but through the course of the nation’s history, presidents have used the occasion to sketch their visions on topics as old as the republic itself – unity, sacrifice...

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<![CDATA[National Day of Service]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:51:49 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-thumb-AP178053833537_1.jpgOn the cusp of both the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and President Obama's second inauguration, Americans across the country come together to serve their neighbors and communities in a national Day of Service....

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<![CDATA[Dancing With The First Lady]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:30:26 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7248105_2013INAUGURATIONFIRSTLADYDANCER119_722x406_15070275690.jpgMarine Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling discusses how he came to have the honor of dancing with First Lady Michelle Obama at Monday's Inaugural Ball -- and what the honor means to him.]]><![CDATA[Your Inauguration Photos]]>Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:44:19 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*160/6661fa0e628411e282a722000a1f9d5f7.jpgNews4 and NBCWashington viewers sent in their inauguration photos

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<![CDATA[Discharged Vet Among Inauguration's Citizen 'Co-Chairs']]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:25:32 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7246422_F11PgonzalezPKG_722x406_15056451596.jpgErika Gonzalez talks to former Air Force Sgt. David Hall, discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and now serving as one of eight 'citizen co-chairs' of President Obama's second inauguration. ]]><![CDATA[Time Not on Side of Second-Term Presidents]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:33:04 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP189253185809.jpgFresh off re-election, presidents begin their second terms freed from the burdens of campaigning for the White House ever again and, typically, with high hopes and ambitious agendas.

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<![CDATA[Restaurants, Hotels Gear Up For Busy Weekend]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:09:11 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7247334_STONERESTAURANTSHOTELSINAUGPKG11811PM_722x406_15064131806.jpgThere might be a smaller turnout for President Barack Obama's second inauguration, but the District's hotels and restaurants are still anticipating a lot of business. News4's Shomari Stone reports.]]><![CDATA[Coast Guard Beefs Up Presence for Inauguration]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:34:15 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/coast+guard+life+ring.jpgIt’s no secret or surprise that a presidential inauguration means changes on city streets, but the thing about D.C. is that a river runs through it, and accordingly the U.S. Coast Guard will be beefing up...

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<![CDATA[Traveling to the Inauguration: What You Need to Know]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:42:42 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7246005_F6PTUSSPARADETRAVELPKG_722x406_15044163987.jpgNews4 transportation reporter Adam Tuss has a rundown of the street and Metro closures for Monday's inauguration and what else you need to know if you are attending.]]><![CDATA[Two Women Get Inaugural Tickets After All]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:46:22 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20121228Inauguration.jpgTwo D.C. women who missed out on Inaugural Ball tickets following last week's Ticketmaster snafu will still get to dress up and dance on inauguration night.

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<![CDATA[Park Service Preps for Protests]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:44:10 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/104883484.jpgThousands of protesters are expected in D.C. for Monday’s inaugural parade, and the U.S. National Park Service has set aside space for demonstrations against war, high unemployment and other national issues.

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<![CDATA[Military Members to Dance with Obamas]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:48:54 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130118CCBall.jpgFour service members representing the four U.S. Military branches were picked for the traditional first dance with the Obamas and Bidens at the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s Commander-in-Chief’s Ball Monday...

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<![CDATA[The Making of the Presidential Seals]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:50:25 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7244688_MUSEPresidentialSealpkg_722x406_15040067970.jpgYou probably don't pay much attention to it, but the presidential seal plays a prominent role in the inauguration and the presidency. News4's Pat Lawson Muse reports on the making of the seal.]]><![CDATA[Inauguration App Finds Restrooms]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:49:17 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Generic+Bathroom+Restroom+Generic+Sign+Jakrit+Jiraratwaro+shutterstock_95879653.jpgCiting reports of a possible port-a-potty shortage, Charmin is urging inauguration attendees to download its free SitOrSquat app for iPhone or Android.

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<![CDATA[D.C. Revises Inauguration Crowd Estimate]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:36:12 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/177*120/012009+Obama+Inauguration+Natl+Mall+Full.jpgThe D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Agency has lowered the number of expected attendees at the inauguration of President Obama.

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<![CDATA[Advocate Against 'Don't Ask' Policy Featured at Inaugural Events]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:49:18 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6539260_R5Pjordandadtanniversarypkg_722x406_613443781.jpgA former Air Force staff sergeant who was discharged under the military's now-repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policies will have a big role in Monday's inauguration, and in the weekend's celebrations.]]><![CDATA[Roundup: Limos, Hot Spots and Oprah]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:28:05 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/mallcrowd.jpgPresident Barack Obama's second inauguration takes place Monday, and there's a lot going on. In an effort to keep you abreast of the action, we'll be bringing you a daily round-up of the coverage.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration: Getting Around]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:53:51 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130119Metro.jpgNews4 Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss has the best ways to get down to the National Mall for Monday's inaugural ceremony.]]><![CDATA[Interactive Graphic: The Presidential Inauguration]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:38:31 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration_capital.jpgIf the inaugural events that take place at The Capitol seem orderly despite an anticipated crowd of 800,000, that's because months of painstaking preparation went into making sure the president's inauguration...

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<![CDATA[Actor Jeffrey Wright On This Year's MLK Day]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:05:18 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jeffrey_Wright_P2.jpgActor Jeffrey Wright talks about how the Inauguration falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and meeting President Obama. The actor say he's "excited about the inauguration that's coming up and hearing president...

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<![CDATA[Obama's 2nd-Term Agenda: Debt, Immigration, Guns]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:14:30 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/OBAMA_PIX_P2.jpgAs President Obama begins his second term, he's hoping renewed clashes over America's mountain of debt won't blow up his plans for immigration reform, gun control and the end of the Afghan war.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration Plans Scaled Back]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:54:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaug_prep-P1.jpgUnlike President Barack Obama's first inauguration, there are still plenty of hotel rooms available. While Obama's second inauguration promises the pageantry of the first, it will be on a smaller scale...

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<![CDATA[Final Inauguration Preps Underway]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:56:13 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration_capital.jpgThis weekend, the nation's capital is getting ready for a big event - the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

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<![CDATA[Plan to Protect National Mall Grass This Inauguration]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:55:06 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/inaugcrowd.jpgWith just four days to go before the Inauguration, caretakers of the National Mall are rushing to preserve the grass.

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<![CDATA[DC Hotels Roll Out Inauguration Experience]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:08:25 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/HANDLYINAUGURATIONHOTELSPKG_722x406_14941251636.jpgLocals and tourists alike are turning the Inauguration into a vacation experience. Some of the best hotels throughout Washington are offering luxury packages for every personality.]]><![CDATA[Inauguration: A Look at the Lincoln Bible]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:58:16 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration-bible.jpgPresident Obama used the Lincoln Bible in his first inauguration and plans to use it again Monday. News4's Wendy Rieger went to the Library of Congress to get a look at it.

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<![CDATA[Private Planes Getting Own Runway for Inauguration]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:55:06 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/jet-shutterstock_91206743.jpgIf you were worried about how your out-of-town friends are managing to land their private planes en route to inauguration, fear no more.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Ticket Scalpers Targeted]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:57:15 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/inauguration-84361847.jpgSen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) praised eBay and Craigslist on Thursday for agreeing to combat inaugural scalpers.

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<![CDATA[Capitol Police Prepare for Inauguration]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:08:14 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/200*120/011809-capitol-police-p1.jpgTom Sherwood reports on how U.S. Capitol Police are preparing for Inauguration Day.

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<![CDATA[Md. Woman's Calligraphy at Inaugural Luncheon]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:01:24 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GORDONINAUGURATIONCALLIGRAPHYPKG_722x406_14854211870.jpgA Silver Spring woman is responsible for a very artistic part of President Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration. Her handwriting will be featured on invitations and place cards for the inaugural luncheon.]]><![CDATA[More Locals Expected at This Inauguration]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:06 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130116Inauguration.jpgInaugural planners say that though the Inaugural crowds are expected to be smaller Monday than they were four years ago, more locals seem to be going this time.

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<![CDATA[On a "Budget," Tickets and Yankee Haters]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:24:44 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/inauguration-84361847.jpgPresident Barack Obama's second inauguration takes place Monday, and there's a lot going on. In an effort to keep you up to date, we'll be bringing you a daily round-up of interesting news, notes and stories...

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<![CDATA[Inauguration to Be Platform for D.C. Statehood ]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:48:18 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms93.jpgMayor Vincent Gray on Wednesday revealed a sign on the reviewing stand that top D.C. officials plans to use on Monday to watch the Pennsylvania Avenue inauguration parade.

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Inauguration]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:51:14 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7229944_WEBTAT011613_722x406_14848579511.jpgWHUR's Molette Green has the talk around town about the inauguration.]]><![CDATA[Episcopal Priest Chosen for Inaugural Benediction]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:48:02 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration+benediction+luis+leon.jpgThe pastor of the Episcopal parish closest to the White House will give the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration Monday.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Inaugural Buzz and Bummers]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:40:05 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/186*120/84372370.jpgAny president’s second inaugural really isn’t as big a deal as the first. That’s doubly so for President Barack Obama.

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<![CDATA[Extended Bar Hours for Inauguration]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:48:20 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/liquor-shutterstock_93537220.jpgThat's not the only new booze-related law: D.C. liquor stores can now submit applications to sell alcohol on Sundays.

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<![CDATA[Roundup: Transit Tips, Drink Suggestions and More]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:49:40 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inaug-84372913+copy.jpgPresident Barack Obama's second inauguration takes place Monday, and there's a lot going on. In an effort to keep you abreast of the action, we'll be bringing you a daily round-up of the coverage.

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<![CDATA[50 Years of First Lady Inaugural Fashion]]>Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:39:10 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JASON_WU_P3.jpgFrom Mamie Eisenhower to Michelle Obama, take a look back at 50 years of fashionable first ladies and what wore to their husband's inaugurations.

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<![CDATA[National Day of Service: Chelsea Clinton Gets Role in Inauguration]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:59:27 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/chelsea-clinton.jpgThe 2013 Presidential Inauguration Committee announced Chelsea Clinton will chair the 2013 National Day of Service in Washington, DC.

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<![CDATA[Meet the "Voice of the Inauguration Parade"]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:39:09 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/charlie_announcer.jpgThe man announcing President Barack Obama's Inauguration parade is so excited about the opportunity, he says he'd pay for the honor. But it's far from Charlie Brotman's first time on the big stage.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration: By the Numbers]]>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:56:14 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama+2009+oath+of+office.jpgNews4's Jim Handly breaks down President Barack Obama's second inauguration in numeric terms.

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<![CDATA[New Metro Video for Inauguration Riders]]>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:37:21 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130115MetroInaug.jpgMetro has released a new video designed to help Inauguration Day riders navigate the system.]]><![CDATA['Purple Tunnel of Doom'? Not This Time]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:24:01 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130116tunnelofdoom.jpgThe 'Purple Tunnel of Doom' from 2009 will be closed this Inauguration Day.]]><![CDATA[Secret Service Coordinates Inauguration Security]]>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:41:07 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Inauguration+Multi-Agency+Communications+Center+Chris+Gordon.JPGInauguration security efforts of dozens of law enforcement agencies are being coordinated by the U.S. Secret Service.

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<![CDATA[Day of Glory for the Seal]]>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:55:13 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/presidential_seal.jpgThe presidential seal gets lots of visibility on podiums and aircraft like Air Force One. But perhaps its biggest day is Inauguration Day, hanging for all the world to see. The AP's Lee Powell goes to where the...

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<![CDATA[Inaug. Organizers Try to Avoid Past Problems]]>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:20:12 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/mallcrowd.jpgHundreds of thousands of people are expected to head downtown for President Barack Obama's second inauguration, and lawmakers in charge are working to avoid the problems from the past.

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<![CDATA[The Making of the Inauguration Parade Floats]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:57:00 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/making+inauguration+floats.jpgMany who can not make it to the president's swearing-in plan to watch the motorcade ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Finishing touches for the inauguration parade are going on right now in Lanham, Md.]]><![CDATA[Floats for Inaugural Parade Announced]]>Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:51:13 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20130114Floats.jpgEight custom floats - featuring the the home states of the First and Second Family and key moments in the struggle for civil rights - will be featured in the Inaugural Parade.]]><![CDATA[Inauguration: There's an App for That]]>Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:11:53 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration-app.jpgThe Presidential Inauguration Committee has jumped on the smartphone bandwagon with its first-ever app for inauguration weekend.]]><![CDATA[Inauguration Parade Dress Rehearsal]]>Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:05 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7207783_INAUGURATIONPARADEDRESSREHEARSAL_722x406_14560323529.jpgWith eight days to go until President Obama's Second Inauguration, Sunday morning was set aside for a parade dress rehearsal, complete with Presidential and Vice-Presidential stand-ins.]]><![CDATA[2013 Inaugural Fashion]]>Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:17:38 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7205365_ANGIEINAUGURALFASHION112_722x406_14476867808.jpgTwo official inaugural balls and dozens of unofficial parties will be held on January 21 to celebrate President Obama's second swearing-in.]]><![CDATA[Inauguration Store Opens Downtown]]>Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:10:35 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7205241_CORRECTSHERWOODPKG111_722x406_14474819621.jpgNews4's Tom Sherwood reports on the offerings at the official store for President Obama's second inauguration.]]><![CDATA[Lottery Set for DC Residents' Inauguration Tickets]]>Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:19:39 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/159308231.jpgD.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has received more than 3,500 requests for tickets.

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<![CDATA[From Washington to Obama: Inaugural Addresses]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:43:03 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/164*120/wilson3.jpgTrace our country's history through the words of our presidents in inaugural speeches, from George Washington to Barack Obama. See how presidents addressed slavery, war, the economy and much more.

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<![CDATA[Metro Transit Police Prepare for Inauguration Crowds]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:01:07 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro-records.jpgMetro is planning for the 800,000 people expected to be at the inauguration Jan. 21.

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<![CDATA[Obama's Inaugural Bibles: Lincoln, MLK]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:12:30 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration-bible.jpgBarack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 21 with his hand on not one but two bibles: the Lincoln Bible, as he did during his first inauguration, and the bible that Rev. Martin Luther King read when...

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<![CDATA[Pastor Out at Obama Inauguration Over Comments on Gays]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:59:14 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Louie_Giglio.jpgRev. Louie Giglio, an evangelical pastor from Atlanta tapped to give the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, has been dropped from the ceremony amid controversy over his past comments on gays...

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<![CDATA[Presidential Inauguration Gets First Latino, Gay Poet]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:36:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/richard-blanco-author-photo2nico-tucci+722.jpgThe presidential inauguration ceremony is getting its first Latino and LGBT poet. Richard Blanco, born in Spain to Cuban exiles, will recite a selection of his work during President Barack Obama's second...

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<![CDATA[Beyonce, Clarkson, Taylor to Perform at Obama Inauguration ]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:18:37 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-beyonce-james-taylor-clarkson.jpgBeyonce will sing the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony.

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<![CDATA[Plan Ahead for Getting Around on Inauguration Day]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:27:56 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/barack-obama-inauguration-2.jpgWhether you travel by foot, bike, car, bus or train, road closures and other restrictions will be extensive for the inauguration ceremonies later this month.

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<![CDATA[In Reversal, Obama Takes Inauguration Cash from Corporations]]>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:54:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/012009-obama-capitol-p1.jpgFresh off a billion-dollar re-election campaign, President Obama has decided to tap corporations for help footing the bill for the parade, parties and other festivities surrounding his second inauguration...

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<![CDATA[By the Numbers: Obama's Second Inauguration]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:20:30 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+signs.jpgOn Jan. 21, President Obama will place his hand on a pair of Bibles and swear, for the second time, to defend the Constitution and execute the office of the President to the best of his ability.

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<![CDATA[Civil Rights Leader Evers-Williams to Give Inauguration Invocation]]>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:27:11 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama+2009+oath+of+office.jpgLongtime civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation kicking off President Barack Obama's inauguration later this month on Martin Luther King Day. The choice of...

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Ball Tickets Sold Out by Mistake]]>Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:49:01 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20121228Inauguration1.jpgIf you were hoping to snag tickets to the Inaugural Ball, you're already too late. Due to a Ticketmaster goof, some users received the link to buy tickets 12 hours before they were supposed to go on sale Monday...

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<![CDATA[Chief Justice Roberts to Swear in Obama, Biden Picks Sotomayor for Oath]]>Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:19:16 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+biden2.JPGWith the new Congress sworn in, Washington is now turning its attention to the next leaders to take the oath of office: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. "I will be honored to again stand...

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<![CDATA[What's in a Date: When to Inaugurate the President]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:37:22 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/George-Washington.jpgBarack Obama will be inaugurated in front of hundreds of thousands of people on Jan. 21, but here's a little secret: That's just ceremonial. He will actually be sworn in 24 hours beforehand, in what is sure...

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<![CDATA[Secret Service Plans for Inauguration]]>Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:41:36 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/97093123.jpgThe Secret Service has released its security plans for the presidential inauguration and will impact the waterways around D.C.

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<![CDATA[Some Inaugural Ball Tickets to be Available on Web]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:23:20 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20121228Inauguration.jpgThe Presidential Inaugural Committee will make a limited number of tickets to The Inaugural Ball available via the web.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration Will Attract 700,000]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:23:42 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/183*120/crowdgalD.jpgThe expected number is far fewer than the 1.8 million people who attended Obama's 2009 inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Metro Braces for Busy Inauguration Day]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:24:00 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/223*120/main-inaug-843729132.jpgMetro says it is using lessons learned from President Barack Obama's first inauguration to avoid transit problems during his second.

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<![CDATA[Inaugurations Through the Years]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:10:33 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/179*120/carter2.jpgLook back in time at presidential inaugurations in Washington, D.C.

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<![CDATA[Metro Designs Obama, Romney Farecards]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:24:17 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inauguration+farecards.jpgMetro is working to finalize its Inauguration Day plans this week.]]><![CDATA[On to Inauguration Preparations]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:48:00 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/mallcrowd.jpgAdam Tuss reports on the District's preparations for the Inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration MARC Train Tickets to Go on Sale]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:44:21 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*160/7f30006cb93811e19894123138140d8c7.jpgTickets for MARC train service to the presidential inauguration are set to go on sale.

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<![CDATA[Pennsylvania Avenue Repaving Begins]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:45:14 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/179*120/DC+Traffic.jpgAs usual preceding a presidential inauguration, Pennsylvania Avenue is being repaved between Third and 14th Streets in northwest D.C.

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<![CDATA[Inauguration Plans Taking Shape]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:48:16 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Generic+Metro+722+x+406.jpgThe 57th Presidential Inauguration is still more than a month away, but plans for the big event are already taking shape. News4 transportation reporter Adam Tuss reports.

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<![CDATA[Metro Taking Orders for Inauguration SmarTrip Card]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:25:40 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/224*120/obama-metro-shutterstock_111991469.jpgThe card comes preloaded with a one-day pass for unlimited Metrorail travel, as well as free Metrobus travel on Inauguration Day, Jan. 21.]]><![CDATA[City Moves Onto Inauguration Plans]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:25:55 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/177*120/012009+Obama+Inauguration+National+Mall+3.jpgWhile Metro is expecting about half the crowd it had on Inauguration Day in 2008, the agency is still preparing for a hugely busy day on January 21, 2013.

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<![CDATA[Cashing In On Inauguration Day]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:17:02 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6842320_STONEINAUGURATIONDAYPKGFRI11PM_722x406_7363651857.jpgNews4's Shomari Stone reports on how individuals and businesses are hoping for a windfall from January's inaugural festivities]]><![CDATA[First Look at Inauguration Parade Floats]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:09:58 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/InauguralParadeIllinoisFloat.jpgA look at the eight officially commissioned floats that will appear in Monday's inaugural parade.]]><![CDATA[Biden Takes Vice Presidential Oath]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:13:16 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/7250160_BIDENSWEARINGIN120_722x406_15115843553.jpgJoe Biden is sworn in for a second term as Vice President of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Sunday morning.]]><![CDATA[On 2nd Term Eve, Obama Cites Commitment to Service]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:34:48 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/137193732.jpgPromoting community service, President Barack Obama helped spruce up a local elementary school Saturday as three days of inaugural celebrations kicked off in Washington. The president, along with first...

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<![CDATA[Metro Designs Inauguration Farecards]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:20:08 -0400http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/romney-obama-farecards1.jpgTwo proposed designs for commemorative farecards, one featuring President Barack Obama and one featuring GOP challenger Mitt Romney.]]>