STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Reviewing inaugural history
Inaugurals are a mixture of pomp, festival and gravity, the American equivalent of a coronation. Their rituals are laden with symbols of national purpose, continuity and unity. For 220 years, they hav... Posted on 1/21/13 at 9:02 AM
Like anyone who pays attention to business and financial news, I am in a state of high economic anxiety. Like everyone of good will, I hoped that President Obama’s inaugural address would offer some reassurance, that it would suggest that the new administration has this thing covered.
The classical music played for millions of people watching President Barack Obama's inauguration was not the live performance it appeared to be. Unless you were one of the fortunate few sitting within earshot of the celebrated performers, what you heard was a recording made two days earlier.
After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over.
Kennedy’s office confirmed that the senator left Washington Hospital Center, where he stayed overnight for observation, and was resting at home. Kennedy has been under treatment for a brain tumor since last spring.
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