Monday, January 21, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's second inaugural address.
Monday, January 21
See also: ------------ Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 Washington, D.C. 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 …
Snow showers still possible for the afternoon and evening.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration suggests temperatures could be make it to 40 degrees or warmer as events get underway in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Skies will be mostly cloudy, and there is a chance of snow showers after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The chance for precipitation is at 40 percent, with no significant snow accumulation expected. Even though temperatures will be a little warmer than forecast last week, standing outside in non-sunny, 40-degree weather can get cold after a bit. If you're going to the inauguration ceremony or the parade, here are some tips for what to wear to stay warm. Also check out our Presidential Inauguration and Parade Survival Guide for complete…
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 other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
Upload your photos from Inauguration Day and they will be featured in this post. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption. Also, tell us about your inauguration experience in the comments section below!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
If you're heading downtown any time this weekend, you'll need to know how to get in, get around and navigate the crowds. Free advice here!
While the crowds may not be as intense as in 2009, when an estimated 1.8 million people came to D.C. for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, there’s still a lot of info you need to know to survive the day. From Metro closures and changes to where to eat and how to stay warm, Patch has you covered. Do you live or work here in Alexandria? Keep up with local news by signing up for our free daily email newsletter here! Transportation Check out Patch’s inauguration travel guide. Metro – Some metro stations will be closed, and some bus routes will be detoured. See our guide to taking Metro this weekend. Then, read ‘What’s Up with the Metro: Inauguration Edition’ and watch this video from Metro to be fully informed and prepared. Driving – …
What you need to know about taking Metro into D.C. this weekend for the presidential inauguration, inauguration parade, balls or other events.
Metro is not performing any scheduled track work anywhere on the system Inauguration Weekend, but there are several service advisories in effect. Read up on Patch's other Metro-related Inauguration Weekend information: According to a Metro news release, the following is a summary of Metro service plans for Inauguration Weekend 2013: On Saturday, January 19: On Sunday, January 20: On Inauguration Day, Monday, January 21: For complete 2013 presidential inauguration coverage, see Patch's special 2013 presidential inauguration section here.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Your visual guide to District disruptions on Inauguration Day: blocked streets, including the parade route, and closed metro stations, plus live traffic incidents as they happen. Also find out where to park your bike, and watch the Inaugural Ceremonies.
Map by Martin Burch. Data from the U.S. Secret Service, WMATA and MapQuest.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Due to unprecedented security levels, a wide range of items are prohibited at the inauguration, balls and some related events.
One Patch local editor attended the 2009 presidential inauguration downtown, and brought a lawn chair with her. She had to leave it outside the security gates. Don't let something like that happen to you! There will be a strong police presence—even police from Alexandria, Fairfax County and other jurisdictions will be in D.C. this weekend. Here's the official list of what is prohibited from the inauguration ceremony, inauguration parade and elsewhere. This information comes from inauguration.dc.gov: The US Secret Service, Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol Police, and other local and federal agencies are providing an unprecedented level of security for the Inauguration. As a security precaution, the following items will be …
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
Click on each transportation mode above to reveal more information and links to resources about each. For additional District and Maryland transportation information, click here.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Many roads will be blocked off and parking will be dicey. Find out how to navigate DC during the weekend of the presidential inauguration.
Thinking of driving to the 2013 presidential inauguration, the inauguration parade or an inaugural ball this weekend? It can be done—just be ready to sit in a lot of traffic. In addition to the thousands who are coming into the Washington metropolitan area for the weekend, Virginia and Maryland residents also are expected to stream into the District for inauguration festivities, warns Martha Mitchell Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs. "... Motorists should keep a full tank of gasoline in their vehicles, just in case they are stranded or stuck in traffic," she noted. "Inauguration goers should have a fully charged cell phone. Because use may be limited, send a text message to someone who can call a tow …