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Daily Archives: January 21, 2013


Onlookers wait for President Barack Obama along the parade route during the inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Onlookers wait for President Barack Obama along the parade route during the inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013.

Lobbyists Have Ball at Inauguration

For some of Washington’s lawyer-lobbying firms, a presidential inauguration offers a once-in-four-years opportunity to open their doors to clients and others in Washington. Holland & Knight LLP, which paid almost $13.4 million to lobby during the first nine months of...

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President Barack Obama chews gum as he walks towards Air Force One en route to Gulfport, Miss., in this file photo.

Photograph by Charles Dharapak/AP Photo

President Barack Obama chews gum as he walks towards Air Force One en route to Gulfport, Miss., in this file photo.

Obama’s Chewing Stand

As marching band after band paraded by the glass-encased reviewing stand in front of the White House today, President Barack Obama could be seen inside, in the front row, chewing gum. As the sun went down on the inaugural parade,...

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House Speaker John Boehner, right, wore the president's color today at the inauguration.

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House Speaker John Boehner, right, wore the president's color today at the inauguration.

Blue-Tied Republicans Bless Obama

House Speaker John Boehner, wearing a blue tie, spoke of renewing “the appeal to better angels” in the handing of the flag to President Barack Obama at the Capitol luncheon celebrating his second inauguration. “In the spirit of harmony,” he...

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The 57th inauguration of an American president.

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The 57th inauguration of an American president.

Obama: ‘The Power to Set This Country’s Course’

President Barack Obama, rallying an aspiring post-war nation with a call for harmony at home, infused his inaugural address with soft-pedaled challenges for political adversaries and a strong reaffirmation of his party’s causes in his final term. “The American people...

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