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Obamas Meet Wild Cheers

More than 8,800 line Pennsylvania Ave for celebration

(Newser) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama today emerged twice from their limousine to respond to wildly cheering crowds along the inaugural parade route from Capitol Hill to the White House. The couple waved to chanting, flag-waving crowds lining Pennsylvania Avenue to celebrate the start of Obama's second... More »

Drum Major Suspended for Nodding at Obama

Member of Cleveland firefighters' group violated 'protocol and proper decorum'

(Newser) - A Cleveland man who marched as drum major with a firefighters band in last week’s inaugural parade has been suspended for a nod and a wave he gave to President Obama, the Plain Dealer reports. “This was a military parade. Protocol and proper decorum had to be followed... More »

Obamas Walk Parade Route to Screaming Crowds

First Couple gets out of White House-bound motorcade, strolls about 7 minutes

(Newser) - President and Michelle Obama have gotten out twice to walk along the parade route from the Capitol to the White House this afternoon—to the full-throated delight of the record crowd, CNN reports. Between the cold and the day’s general demands, the Obamas kept their strolls brief as they... More »

Obama Begins Inaugural Parade

(Newser) - Barack Obama's motorcade is on its way to the White House, heading a parade that pays homage to pioneers who paved the way for the nation's first black president. Re-enactors of a black Civil War regiment, World War II's surviving Tuskegee Airmen, and Freedom Riders who battled for civil rights... More »

At Obama Swearing-In, Watchers Will Swear at Cold

Though temps could be in the 30s, officials warn of long exposure

(Newser) - The presidential inauguration is shaping up to be a trying event, what with huge crowds, restrictive security measures, and now, a chilly forecast, USA Today reports. Contingency plans range from the prudent—heated tents for the unwell—to the desperate. Organizers are trying to have "as many tour buses... More »

Inauguration Announcer Been at Mic Since Ike

Brotman, 81, thinks Obama's may be most spectacular

(Newser) - Charlie Brotman, the octogenarian MC stationed closest to the presidential reviewing stand during Tuesday’s Inaugural Parade, has had a front-row seat to history since 1957, when he was chosen to announce President Eisenhower’s, USA Today reports. Brotman expects Barack Obama’s inauguration will be the most spectacular ever.... More »

Inauguaral Parade Tickets On Sale Today

Ticketmaster has 5K beginning at 1pm ET, so don't delay

(Newser) - Some 5,000 bleacher tickets for Barack Obama’s inaugural parade go on sale at 1pm ET today, USA Today notes, costing $25 plus fees. Of course, you could just stand along the 1.7-mile route for free, but expect to battle huge crowds for a view. You can get... More »

Inaugural Parade a 'Staggering' Challenge

'Nobody has ever worried about where to put 10,000 buses before,' says Obama planner

(Newser) - The inauguration of Barack Obama will be a historic occasion, but some involved have other things on their minds, USA Today reports. “Nobody has ever worried about where to put 10,000 buses before,” said Peter Gage, an aide charged with planning the Jan. 20 Inaugural Parade. Some... 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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