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Today's Inauguration Timeline

Crowd of up to 800K expected to watch Obama take oath

(Newser) - Today, President Obama will become just the 17th president to deliver a second inaugural address and a crowd of up to 800,000 is expected to watch him take the oath of office—though the real inauguration happened yesterday . A guide to today's events, as per Reuters and the... More »

House Republicans Vote Before Swearing In

2 Reps' votes invalidated after blunder

(Newser) - House Republicans were left red-faced yesterday after realizing that two of them had cast votes even though they weren't technically members of Congress. Reps. Pete Sessions and Mike Fitzpatrick skipped this week's official swearing-in ceremony on the House floor to attend a ceremony elsewhere. The eight votes they cast during... More »

Patrick Kennedy Slams Scott Brown

Ted Kennedy's son calls successor's candidacy a 'joke'

(Newser) - Scott Brown sped up his swearing-in because despite having touted his independence during his Senate campaign, "he's in the tank for the Republicans," says Patrick Kennedy, predecessor Ted Kennedy's son. Patrick Kennedy, a Rhode Island congressman, says Brown suddenly demanded to be seated a week earlier than previously... More »

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