Best Liveblogs Covering the Inauguration

From politics to traffic, these sources have DC's big day covered
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2009 10:15 AM CST
Crowds gather in the National Mall as they wait for the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – In the 4 years since the last inauguration, news organizations have embraced live-blogging to offer running commentary on big events. Some of the most interesting inaugural liveblogs:

  • Politico Live, the Washington news source's live feed, is covering the politics and the spectacle of the day. It reports that Rep. James Clyburn sees today as a civil-rights victory, and that rapper Common just got a warm welcome.

  • Oliver Burkeman, Washington correspondent for the Guardian, is blogging with a good deal of snark; he wonders if there'll be cheering when Bush departs via helicopter.
  • The New York Times' Caucus blog is somewhat more serious, though not averse to a jibe. Reporter Katharine Seelye notes that Hillary Clinton might not get confirmed today—"Hey, Caroline Kennedy! Here's some news you can use."
  • And District obsessives shouldn't miss the Washington Post's blog by traffic maven Dr. Gridlock, who advises: Don't leave your car on Route 50, or you will be towed.