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Palin Off List for Bipartisan McCain Fete

Possible snub could be inaugural team's doing—or bad blood

(Newser) - The Obama inaugural committee is throwing a dinner honoring John McCain as an advocate of bipartisanship, but there's a gap in the guest list. Notably absent is running mate Sarah Palin, Daniel Schulman blogs for Mother Jones. “I don’t know if she was invited,” says a Palin... More »

Want Two Free Inauguration Tix?

PIC offers essay-writing contest to score inauguration spots

(Newser) - Curious to check out this “historic inauguration” thing everyone’s talking about? The Presidential Inaugural Committee is giving away 10 tickets—plus an equal number for guests—to the winners of an essay contest on what Barack Obama’s swearing-in means to them, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The committee... More »

Will Economy Tone Down the Inauguration?

Opulent or muted, Obama has chance to set tone for presidency

(Newser) - Unemployment is on the rise. The stock market is in the tank. Is this any time for a party? For the sake of the masses expected for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, let's hope so. While Obama must be sensitive to the nation's time of war and recession, there's still reason... More »

Record 4M Expected Inauguration Day

Unprecedented interest in historic event

(Newser) - A record 4 million people are expected to pack Washington for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, reports the Washington Post. Extra giant TV screens will be placed on the inaugural parade route and in sections of the Washington Mall to give as many visitors as possible the opportunity to... More »

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