Tuesday, January 22, 2013
President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term on Monday.
Tuesday, January 22
By JEREMY BARR Capital News Service President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, delivered on a cold, cloudy afternoon, set out a clear vision for a more equal, unified America. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to Obama on Monday, however the president was officially sworn in on Sunday, as constitutionally-mandated. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment,” the president said in his 19-minute address. “And we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together.” Obama’s speech eschewed specific policy proposals, though he vowed change on a slate of progressive causes, from global warming to gay rights. “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The White House and State Highway Administration offer tips and information on planning a day at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
President Barack Obama's public inauguration is Monday. Here's information from the White House on how to get tickets, and from the Maryland State Highway Administration on how to navigate the traffic. If you want to watch the event from the National Mall, it is completely open to the public starting at 4th Street NW, according to a news release from the White House. Areas closer to the Capitol are ticketed, it states. To get tickets for Obama's swearing-in or other events, visit the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies information page. Tickets are not needed for the inaugural parade after the swearing-in. But you need them if you want to access the bleachers, the release states. Public access points to the parade are …