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As the city begins the long clean-up process of an Inauguration attended by over one million people, it’s time to take stock of news you may have missed in the midst of transportation delays and potential foreign security threats. In...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 21, 2009; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Millions Watch Inauguration on Web

In a milestone for online video, the inauguration became the most-watched event in the history of the Web, with one company saying it streamed coverage to 7.7 million computers simultaneously, the Associated Press reports. CNN said it delivered 21.3 million...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 21, 2009; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Send Us a Twitter, See It on Television

No one knows what traffic will be like on Inauguration Day -- but the Post will be out in force in the Washington area trying to get as much information out to readers as we can. There are several ways...

By Washington Post Editors | January 19, 2009; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

Inauguration Watch on NPR

Inauguration Watch blogger David Nakamura was on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation yesterday to discuss inaugural planning. You can listen by going to this page and clicking the "listen now" link....

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 03:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

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Not only may the inauguration clog up local roads and highways, it will also be crowding the airwaves. HBO will air the opening ceremony, which will include Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and other acts. Beyonce, true to her promise, also will...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 13, 2009; 07:36 PM ET | Comments (3)

Pop Quiz: Inauguration Math

Michael Alison Chandler's x = why? blog offers up these inauguration-themed brain-teasers, which should be good for killing part of a slow Friday afternoon: 1. As mentioned above, when January 20th falls on a Sunday the public ceremony is moved...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 9, 2009; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama Roadtrip Web Site Hacked

An independent Web site devoted to organizing large roadtrips to Barack Obama's inauguration was hacked last night by pranksters who sent out a profane e-mail announcing the trip was canceled, site organizers said. The site, obamainauguration2009.com, has been taken off...

By David A Nakamura | January 6, 2009; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

Around the Web

Corporations and lobbyists are some of the biggest sponsors of the unofficial inaugurals, USA Today notes, in what could be viewed as an end run around post-Abramoff ethics rules. "These are lobbyist-sponsored soirees to have a great time and schmooze...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 24, 2008; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (1)

Around the Web

The Secret Service thinks estimates of 4 million inauguration attendees may be a little steep -- but will, of course, prepare for largest possibly crowds. Law enforcement officials would not commit to any notion that security will be tighter or...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 12, 2008; 12:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Around the Web

Cold-weather weenies have an alternative to seeing the new president inaugurated in Washington, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports: The thinking pink crew at the Royal Hawaiian (coincidentally home to the Mai Tai Bar, where former rival John McCain met...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 10, 2008; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

See Local Inaugural Bands in Action

Yesterday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the first group of organizations chosen to march in the inaugural parade. Since then, still more has been revealed about the participants -- and of special interest to many in the area are the...

By Washington Post Editors | December 9, 2008; 09:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Around the Web

The Maryland Transit Administration announced today that it would run trains and buses both for Inauguration Day and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday preceding it, the Baltimore Sun reported. MARC trains do not typically run on federal holidays,...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 8, 2008; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Government Launches Inauguration Web Page

District government leaders have devoted a page on the city's Web site to all things inauguration. Not much on there yet, but you can find a copy of the sample lease agreement the city created for those trying to rent...

By David A Nakamura | December 3, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration on the Web

USA Today notes that Delta and Southwest have joined five other airlines increasing traffic into and out of Dulles, Reagan National and BWI for the inauguration. Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner reports that while many buses are being chartered to bring...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 1, 2008; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration on the Web

Odetta, singer/songwriter known as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," is seriously ill and in a New York hospital with kidney failure, but wants to sing for Obama. So do Jay-Z and Beyonce. "Obama was here" is new Hawaii...

By David A Nakamura | November 26, 2008; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration on the Web

The Post's Anita Huslin details how fierce the competition is to find space for inaugural parties, including at the National Museum Building (at right, photo by Gerald Martineau--TWP). The Springfield (Ohio) News Sun scoops the world on a potential...

By David A Nakamura | November 21, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Even Hotels in W.Va. Filling Up

Hotels are far away as the Panhandle of West Virginia are booking solid, the State Journal of Charleston reports. "Our hotel and all the hotels in this whole area are completely full, quite honestly,'' said Tom Belfield, general manager...

By Lynn Medford | November 20, 2008; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Local 'Couchsurfers' Find They Have Popular Pads

At a time when some Washington residents are trying to rent their homes and apartments for hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a few days during the inauguration, Michael Barge is giving his to strangers. For free. Barge, who...

By Washington Post Editors | November 19, 2008; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration on the Web

President-elect Barack Obama needs to raise money to pay for the inaugural. How much? President Bush raised $42.8 million in 2004, says CNN. Which musicians should perform at the inaugural? will.i.am, Alicia Keys, Hank Williams Jr.? Chicago charter buses in...

By David A Nakamura | November 19, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration on the Web

Arkansas's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is staging bus trips to the inauguration for up to 1,200 people. N.Y. Sen. Schumer will hold a statewide internet lottery for 350 inauguration tickets. Expedia, the on-line travel agent, has a special...

By David A Nakamura | November 17, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Inaugural on the Web

Mediatakeout.com floats unsubstantiated rumor that Obama's camp has offered a grieving Jennifer Hudson a chance to sing at the inaugural. JetBlue will add extra flights to Washington from Long Beach, Calif., New York and Oakland for the week of the...

By David A Nakamura | November 13, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration 2009 on Facebook: 9,260 Friends and Counting...

Some pundits are predicting the largest-ever inauguration crowd--1.5 million people, perhaps--will descend on Washington Jan. 20. What are all these out-of-towners going to do when they get here (aside from the inauguration and the balls, that is)? How are they...

By David A Nakamura | November 11, 2008; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (3)

Browsing the Inauguration

From wallet-busting apartment rentals to Oprah's ball gown and party planners, here’s Inauguration Watch's first collection of what's being written, reported and otherwise posted on the Web ahead of the inauguration. Locals are making quick money by renting out their...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 10, 2008; 03:05 PM ET | Comments (2)

 
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