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No Incidents in No-Fly Zone

As of 6 p.m., federal authorities reported no violations of the no-fly zone extending 30 miles around Washington.

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 07:05 PM ET | Comments (2)

Sen. Kennedy Has Seizure

The close ally of President Obama was rushed from a congressional luncheon for the new president by medical personnel.

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 03:32 PM ET | Comments (131)

Security Alert Issued for Inauguration Festivities

U.S. counter-terrorism officials are aggressively investigating a potential threat of "uncertain credibility" to today's inauguration events posed by an East African Islamic extremist group with ties to al-Qaeda.

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 01:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

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The Washington Post is collecting your Inauguration Day photos. You can upload them to the...

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 08:14 AM ET | Comments (1)

White House Says Cheney to Be in Wheelchair Tuesday

Vice President Cheney will be in a wheelchair for tomorrow's inauguration ceremony after he pulled a muscle in his back.

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 08:23 PM ET | Comments (88)

Bush Homeland Security Officials to Stay on Till Weds.

At the request of Obama aides, Bush homeland security officials will stay on the job Tuesday night to allow their successors to enjoy the festivities around the inauguration of the 44th president.

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM ET | Comments (15)

Obama Joins Crowd on Mall for Free Concert

By Debbi Wilgoren A diverse and excited crowd converged on the Mall this afternoon to...

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 04:12 PM ET | Comments (5)

Rick Warren Reaches Out to Gene Robinson

By Jacqui Salmon The Rev. Rick Warren, the conservative evangelical minister who will deliver the...

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 03:00 PM ET | Comments (40)

Gay Bishop to Deliver Prayer at Inaugural Concert

Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay man whose ordination helped touch off a worldwide struggle within the Anglican church over homosexuality and Scripture, will deliver the invocation Sunday at a concert to kick off the inaugural celebrations, officials say.

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 07:28 PM ET | Comments (27)

Obama Defends Invocation by Conservative Pastor

Gay rights advocates are rallying in opposition to the choice of evangelical megapastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama next month.

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 09:03 AM ET | Comments (287)

Obama Taps Emmett Beliveau to Run Inauguration Committee

President-elect Barack Obama has plucked the director of advance for his campaign to run the Presidential Inaugural Committee, according to sources close to the planning operation.

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 06:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Destination Washington: Southwest Airlines Sees Surge in Reservations

Southwest Airlines is reporting a 100 percent spike in ticket bookings for flights into the Washington region timed to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

Posted on November 6, 2008 at 12:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration Inflation Underway at Washington Hotels

Thinking about heading to Washington for Inauguration Day? Get out your wallet ... or bring a tent. Rates are stratospheric for the week of Jan. 20 for the few hotels that aren't yet booked.

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 05:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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