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Local astronauts, dogs and marching band members prepare for inaugural parade

Nearly 3,000 groups applied to perform in the 2013 presidential inaugural parade on Monday -- more than twice the number that applied to march in President Barack Obama's first inaugural parade. From that number, four local groups got a bid to march.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 12:50pm EST

Tags: Inauguration Parade, Barack obama, University of Maryland, ballou senior high school, marching band, NASA, Canine Companions for Independence, inaugural parade 2013, Curiosity rover, Majestic Marching Knights, Fauquier County, Pennsylvania Avenue, Mighty Sound of Maryland, Natalie Plumb

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Obama swag hits the shelves as inauguration nears

Throughout the Presidential Inaugural Committee store in downtown D.C., shoppers from all over the world gather to claim their inauguration swag.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:53am EST

Tags: inauguration, Barack obama, Presidential Inaugural Committee, alicia lozano

An unexpected moment from two presidents on Inauguration Day

From the ceremonies to the celebrations, the presidential inauguration is a tradition that is highly scripted and precisely calculated. However, four years ago during President Barack Obama's first inauguration, something happened off-script.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 12:07pm EST

Tags: George W. Bush, Barack obama, inauguration day, hug, Mark Seagraves, Terry Gainer

Tips to stay warm at this year's Inauguration

George Washington University urges those who will attend the Jan. 21 inauguration ceremony to plan ahead to prevent cold weather-related health problems.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 04:57pm EST

Tags: George Washington University Hospital, inauguration, dick uliano, Barack obama

Presidents rarely offer feds day off for New Year's Eve

Now that President Obama has issued an executive order giving most executive branch employees off Monday for Christmas Eve, will he also grant them the day off on New Year's Eve?

Sunday - 12/23/2012, 07:23am EST

Tags: federal workers, federal holidays, executive orders, Barack obama, Max Smith, New Years

Petition begs Obama to use 'taxation' license plates

D.C. voting rights advocates are taking their plea for representation in Congress to a higher power: the presidential limo.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 05:51am EST

Tags: D.C. Vote, taxation without representation, license plates, Barack obama, inauguration, mark segraves, voting rights

Metro revises inauguration plans to fix '09 headaches

Metro hopes to ease traffic and commuter headaches for the upcoming Jan. 21 presidential inauguration and has updated its ceremony day plans to address long waits and gridlock that plagued its train stations four years ago.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 06:04pm EST

Tags: wmata, Inauguration Weekend, transit, getting around town, Barack obama, Hank Silverberg

Virginia Ali: The 'heart and soul' of Ben's Chili Bowl

From riots to presidential visits, 78-year-old Virginia Ali shares the long and storied history of her husband's iconic D.C. restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 04:14pm EST

Tags: Bens Chili Bowl, U Street, restaurant, Bill Cosby, Barack obama, riots, Heather Brady

Inauguration construction, planning under way

Voters elected Barack Obama to another four-year term Tuesday. Twenty-four hours later and the inauguration stage is already under construction at the Capitol.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 06:32am EST

Tags: inauguration, National Park Service, Barack obama, Martin Luther King Jr., andrew mollenbeck

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