Monday, January 21, 2013
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
“Gonzo’s Nose” provided the music and the attendees supplied the choreography.
Dozens of Democrats celebrated the re-election of President Barack Obama Sunday night by dancing the night away at the Virginia Inaugural Ball at the Westin in Ballston. With several rock 'n roll and pop hits played by the band “Gonzo’s Nose,” no one could sit still. Check out some of the moves from the inaugural ball in this video!
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 President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
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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!
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Fewer riders expected this year than for the 2009 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, but there will be station closures and other transportation adjustments.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority has released a video to help riders prepare for the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama on Monday. To view the video, click the media player above this article. Though Metro and security officials are expecting a much smaller crowd than last inauguration, trains and buses will still be quite crowded and some Metro stations and bus stops will be closed. For much more on transportation, events, weather and all things related to the inauguration, see Patch’s special 2013 presidential inauguration section here.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Options near the Inauguration ceremony and parade in downtown Washington, D.C.
Looking to grab a bite to eat near the 2013 Presidential Inauguration ceremony and parade in downtown D.C.? Here are a few ideas for Monday: If you're heading down early to the Mall for the Inauguration ceremony, why not enjoy a fancy breakfast at the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas lived for two weeks before the President's first inauguration? Parade bleachers will likely block the view a bit, but you can still stroll around Lafayette Square across the street afterward to see the White House. For more information call (202) 638-6600. Breakfast hours at Lafayette, the hotel's restaurant, are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday. Because the Obamas will be worshipping across the street at St. John's Church, the hotel's front doors will be closed…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
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Monday, January 7, 2013
Constituents are waiting to hear whether they received tickets to President Obama's inauguration Jan. 21.
UPDATE Sunday, Jan. 6: Interested in attending the presidential inauguration and being close to the action? You had until mid-December to contact your congressman or one of Virginia's senators. Now what? Patch recently checked in with Congressman Gerry Connolly's (D-11th) office to get an update on how constituents can get tickets to the presidential inauguration. Patch spoke to Connolly's Communications Director George Burke via e-mail: Patch: Are all of the inaugural tickets gone? Burke: "Not yet. We haven't received them yet, but they will be dispensed by lottery among those who requested." Patch: How many tickets have you given out? How many people asked for tickets? Burke: "We are in the process of conducting a blind lottery to …