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Obama to Depart Capitol Soon

We are getting word from someone in the Presidential Inaugural Committee that Obama is expected to leave the Capitol at 3 p.m. -- Nelson G. Hernandez...

By Amy L. Kovac | January 20, 2009; 02:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Public Service Announcement to Air Tuesday on National Mall

A public service announcement calling on citizens to help restore the National Mall will air on Jumbotrons Tuesday before Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, the Presidential Inaugural Commitee said today. The project is co-sponsored by The Trust for the National Mall....

By David A Nakamura | January 18, 2009; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Television Pays $5 Million for Broadcast Rights

This just in from the Associated Press (look for much more about this in tomorrow's Post): Television networks paid more than $5 million for exclusive rights to show events surrounding President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, including Sunday's Lincoln Memorial concert and...

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 06:26 PM ET | Comments (5)

Don't Try To See Obama At Union Station

If you were planning to catch a glimpse of President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday evening when he ends his historic train ride from Philadelphia to the District, forget about seeing him at Union Station. “It’s going to be a closed...

By Nikita R Stewart | January 15, 2009; 06:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Republicans John Warner, Chuck Hagel, Lindsey Graham to Appear at Bi-Partisan Dinners

Barack Obama will try to begin making good on his pledge to bridge the ideological divide with a series of bi-partisan dinners Monday honoring Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Colin Powell and former rival John McCain. Today, Obama announced that a...

By David A Nakamura | January 15, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Announces Whistle Stop Tour Sites, Access

On Saturday, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and their families will depart a train station in Philadelphia for a whistle stop tour that will bring them through Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore to Washington, D.C. Today, the Presidential...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 05:44 PM ET | Comments (2)

Tickets Hard to Come By for Kids' Concert

Looking to see Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, et al at the Verizon Center Monday? Won't be easy to get one of the 20,000-or-so seats, reports the Post's Richard Leiby. The inaugural committee is handling ticket distribution, and "they have told...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama: 'This Inauguration is Not About Me. It's About All of Us.'

How bad could the crowds and long lines be Tuesday? So bad that the President-elect felt the need to issue a statement talking about way to participate without attending his inauguration. In a video posted on youtube, Obama also...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (4)

Welcome Concert Begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Doors Open at 8 a.m.

Barack Obama's free concert at the Lincoln Memorial will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and people will be allowed to begin gathering at 8 a.m. that morning, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said today. The event features a wide array of...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (7)

Gay Bishop to Deliver Prayer at Inaugural Concert

By Jacqueline L. Salmon 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...

By David A Nakamura | January 12, 2009; 11:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

Watkins Selected for Prayer Service

The Rev. Sharon Watkins of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been selected to give the sermon at the National Prayer Service Jan. 21, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said today. She will be the first woman to lead the...

By David A Nakamura | January 11, 2009; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama to Host McCain Dinner

Barack Obama talks a lot about changing politics as usual and crossing the ideological divide. He'll make good on that promise the day before he is sworn-in -- at least for dinner. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that Obama...

By David A Nakamura | January 10, 2009; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (4)

Former Secretary of State Powell Announces Call to Service

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell held a press conference today to announce "Renew America Together," a service initiative that will take place Jan. 19 to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Two activists with Year Up Washington D.C.,...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 9, 2009; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama's 'First Lunch'

Today the inaugural organizers announced details of one of what will be one of President Obama's first "official" duties after taking the oath of office: lunch. In a long-standing tradition, Obama, Vice President Biden and about 200 others will gather...

By Washington Post Editors | January 9, 2009; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Get Your Official Inaugural Ball Ticket Here (And Parade Tickets, Too)

We've been following the saga of how to order tickets to official Barack Obama inaugural balls, and now comes word that they are available on the Presidential Inaugural Committee Web site for a minimum donation of $500. The tickets are...

By David A Nakamura | January 9, 2009; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (22)

PIC Spokesman: Inaugural Ball/Parade Ticketing Not Complete

A spokesman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee confirmed an Inauguration Watch report that some supporters of Barack Obama have been offered tickets to the inaugural balls, parade and swearing-in ceremony. But spokesman Kevin Griffis stressed that the ticketing has not...

By David A Nakamura | January 7, 2009; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (6)

Are Inaugural Ball/Parade Tickets Available -- For the Lucky Few?

Everyone's been waiting for the word on how to buy tickets to the official inaugural balls and the parade--but so far the Presidential Inaugural Committee has not issued any instructions on when they'll be available and how to buy them....

By David A Nakamura | January 7, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (16)

18 Ordinary Citizens to Join Obama, Biden on Train Trip

When President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph Biden travel to Washington by train from Wilmington, through Baltimore, 18 ordinary Americans will be with them, courtesy of an invitation from the Presidential Inaugural Committee. The group includes a workers' rights...

By David A Nakamura | January 7, 2009; 07:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sources: Springsteen to Perform at Inaugural Welcome Event

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has been mum, but sources tell the Post's Lena Sun that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Barack Obama's inauguration week welcome event Jan. 18 on the National Mall. The event will be on the steps of...

By David A Nakamura | January 6, 2009; 06:02 PM ET | Comments (19)

Obama Raises $27 Million for Inaugural

The Associated Press reports today that the candidate who dynamited fundraising records during the election is still going strong as president elect: The inaugural committee has raised at least $27 million, donor information on its Web site Tuesday showed. Most...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 6, 2009; 02:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Picks First Inaugural Guest

Cynthia Russell, a builder from Newberry, Florida, has been selected as the first of 10 winners of an essay contest held by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. She and a guest will be invited to the welcome ceremony, Barack's swearing-in, the...

By David A Nakamura | January 6, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (3)

Feinstein to Try Again on Inaugural Ticket Resale Ban

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will reintroduce her legislation tomorrow that seeks to ban the resale of inauguration tickets to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony. Feinstein, who chairs the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, had announced in November that she...

By David A Nakamura | January 5, 2009; 01:02 PM ET | Comments (1)

D.C. Students Can Win Top Parade Seating With Essay Contest

District middle and high school students can write their way into a front row seat to the inaugural parade of President-elect Barack Obama. More than 100 students will be selected to sit in a viewing stand in front of the...

By Marcia Davis | January 3, 2009; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Great Inauguration Sweepstakes

Free plane tickets for you and a guest, free hotel, plus tickets to the swearing-in ceremony for Barack Obama, the parade and one of the official balls! All you have to do is write an on-line essay, of any length,...

By Marcia Davis | December 31, 2008; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fenty Joins Former Presidents On Inaugural Committee

Former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, plus D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), is among 16 honorary co-chairs for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Presidential Inaugural Committee...

By Nikita R Stewart | December 22, 2008; 01:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Officials: 5,000 Portable Toilets for Inaugural

Spectators crowded onto the National Mall for President-elect Barack Obama's swearing in will be able to use 5,000 portable toilets, planners said at a briefing this morning at the D.C. Armory by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. There will also be...

By David A Nakamura | December 18, 2008; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Team Adds Inaugural Email Alert System

After using a massive email network to rally supporters to the polls (and raise money), Barack Obama's team is extending the campaign strategy to the inaugural. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is asking people to sign up to receive email alerts...

By David A Nakamura | December 16, 2008; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (2)

Inaugural Committee Spokeswoman: We're Not "Selling" Tickets

A spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee is taking issue with the suggestion, made in an Inauguration Watch post this morning, that the committee is "selling" tickets to Barack Obama's inauguration. In the post, we noted that the committee is...

By David A Nakamura | December 15, 2008; 03:51 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Will Come to Inaugural by Rail

Can't get to the District for the inauguration? You might be able to catch a glimpse of President-elect Obama or Vice President-elect Joe Biden at three appearances the plan to make en route by train to Washington. The Obamas will...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 15, 2008; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Renewing America's Promise'

The official theme of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration will be “Renewing America’s Promise,” the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today. “At this moment of great challenge and great change, renewing the promise of America begins with renewing the idea that in...

By Nikita R Stewart | December 10, 2008; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Attending Prayer Service on Jan. 21

The Washington National Cathedral says President-Elect Barack Obama will attend the traditional inaugural prayer service at there on Jan 21. The tradition of an inaugural prayer service dates to George Washington. In more recent times, it has usually been held...

By Marcia Davis | December 5, 2008; 06:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Entire Mall Open for Inauguration

For the first time in history, the entire National Mall will be open to the public for an inauguration, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today. Officials have been in talks for weeks about opening the Mall east of the Washington...

By David A Nakamura | December 4, 2008; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (14)

Campaign's Heavy Hitters Give to Transition

CORRECTION: This previous version of this post incorrectly stated what the fundraising was paying for. The money helps pay for transition costs, augmenting $8.5 million in taxpayer funds that are provided. President-elect Obama's transition team today released its first batch...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 1, 2008; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Presidential Inaugural Committee Seeking Volunteers

Interested in getting involved with the inauguration but don't think you'll score a ticket or be able to afford one of the inaugural balls? One way to stay close to the action would be to sign up as a volunteer...

By David A Nakamura | December 1, 2008; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sources: Organizers Considering 'Day of Service'

Amid the talk of superstars and throngs of visitors and hotel rooms costing zillions for the Barack Obama inauguration, there is also thought among organizers of having some kind of "day of service" on January 19th, which is the Martin...

By David A Nakamura | November 26, 2008; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Presidential Inaugural Committee Sets $50,000 Donation Limit

The Presidential Inaugural Committee today announced that it has set a limit of $50,000 per donor as it formally launches its fundraising effort, far lower than past amounts as high as $250,000. The Committee will not accept contributions from corporations,...

By David A Nakamura | November 25, 2008; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

Inaugural Committee Gets to Work

It's time to get busy for Obama's official inaugural committee, reads a post on Mary Ann Akers's The Sleuth blog: Barack Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee begins its work today, though an official announcement of its formation is not expected until...

By Washington Post Editors | November 24, 2008; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Emmett Beliveau in the News

There aren't a lot of fully fleshed out news stories on the Web about Emmett Beliveau, tapped by Barack Obama to be run the Presidential Inaugural Committee. But here are a few mentions to introduce you to the 31-year-old. Here...

By David A Nakamura | November 14, 2008; 10:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

BREAKING NEWS: 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. Obama's choice for the committee's executive director, Emmett Beliveau, is a former attorney at...

By Marcia Davis | November 14, 2008; 06:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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