Looks like DC will take a huge financial hit for hosting the inauguration. The federal government is chipping in just $15 million, and that's to be spread across all of Washington's major events next year. By comparison, President Bush's 2005 inauguration, which attracted 300,000 visitors, cost more than $17 million.
The Washington Post's parenting blog wonders: Should schools close on Inauguration Day?
Here's the skinny on Kentucky's Bluegrass Ball. Want to know what other parties are happening for the inauguration? Check out our list here.
Thousands of charter buses will be coming to Washington for the inauguration, but exactly where will they park? Who knows, says the Washington Examiner.