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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama thank supports at the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama thank supports at the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

First Ladies’ Gallery: Whose Wu and Jimmy Choos?

Remember that red, slinky dress Michelle Obama wore to her husband’s inaugural balls last year? It’s now being gawked at by tourists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The Jason Wu gown and matching Jimmy Choo heels made...

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had their first dance at an appearance at the Neighborhood Ball, the first of many of the evening, at the Convention Center in Washington on Jan 20, 2009.

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had their first dance at an appearance at the Neighborhood Ball, the first of many of the evening, at the Convention Center in Washington on Jan 20, 2009.

‘Lobbyist Nirvana:’ Inaugural Festivities — Despite Obama’s Ban

President Barack Obama’s decision to reject contributions to his inaugural committee from registered lobbyists isn’t keep them away from the hoopla surrounding the start of his second term. Lobbyists are helping to fund the state societies’ inaugural bashes and inviting...

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