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Sources: Beyonce to Perform Song for Obamas' First Dance

neighball.jpgSetup has begun for the Neighborhood Ball in Ballroom D at the Washington Convention Center.

Inauguration Watch was told by a solid source today that Barack Obama has selected Beyonce to sing the song for the traditional First Dance, with wife Michelle, which will come at the Neighborhood Ball at the Washington Convention Center. We were not told, however, what the song will be. Just yesterday, Obama was coy about who would sing when asked by Post reporters about the inauguration. Stay tuned.

By David A Nakamura  |  January 16, 2009; 2:03 PM ET  | Category:  Celebrities , Entertainment , The Balls
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CANCEL Risky "Sitting Duck" Obama-Biden Train Excursion

(There is a basis for serious concern here. And it's too cold for spectators, anyway...)

• What happened to Homeland Security warnings of "heightened risk" during Presidential transition?

• How about the late November FBI warning about possible Northeast train station attacks?

• "Amtrak Joe" Biden's longstanding warnings about security flaws along the Amtrak Northeast corridor -- why isn't he waving this whistle stop tour to a halt?

It is both mystifying and frightening to contemplate the unnecessary risk to which President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are subjecting themselves by going through with Saturday's planned pre-inauguration "whistle stop" train ride from Philadelphia to Washington.

In his farewell press conference on Monday, President Bush seemed to go out of his way to twice repeat that the greatest threat the nation faces is another terrorist attack. At one point in his presser, he said that by giving official voice to the threat, he was not "trying to set something up."

Here are President Bush's exact words:

"There is an enemy that still is out there.

"You know, people can maybe try to write that off as, you know, 'he's trying to set something up.'

"I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America -- Americans -- again. There just is. That's the reality of the world."

George W. Bush could not have been more plain-spoken, candid and direct. The incoming White House team ignores his words -- which he most likely thought about before uttering them -- at their peril.


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Posted by: scrivener50 | January 16, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Scrivener, I'm sure Beyonce will get right on that.

Posted by: bug451 | January 16, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

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