News & Politics

Inauguration Aggregation

Welcome to your daily dose of inauguration news! Here are the headlines we're reading this morning.

A $50,000 donation to Barack Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee guarantees you four tickets to the swearing-in. 

They're coming by plane, train, automobile. . .and cruise ship? Yup, that's right—Obama supporters in Florida have chartered a cruise ship to take them to the inauguration.

The American Red Cross is preparing for record crowds during the inauguration. In a WUSA 9 report, senior director of emergency and international services Joseph Sciuto says, "The City of DC normally has 479 thousand people. We're expecting 3 to 5 milllion. That's a one thousand percent increase basically."

The Washington Post tell employers to give employees the day off on January 20.  

>> All Washingtonian.com inauguration coverage

More>> Capital Comment Blog | News & Politics | Society Photos

Don’t Miss Another Big Story—Get Our Weekend Newsletter

Our most popular stories of the week, sent every Saturday.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.