Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Los Angeles-based pastor was arrested during the Obama inauguration Monday.
Tuesday, January 22
By Anamika Roy, Capital News Service A vocal anti-abortion protester who climbed a tree at the Presidential Inaugural on Monday was arrested by Capitol Police after his screaming disturbed ticketholders. A man identified by Capitol Police as Rives Grogan was a ticketed guest, who was detained after causing the disturbance, said Capitol Police spokesman Shennell S. Antrobus. He has been a pastor at New Beginnings Christian Church in Los Angeles, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has twice disrupted Supreme Court proceedings, according to an NBC Washington story. The protester accused President Obama, whom he called "the anti-Christ," of killing babies and causing bloodshed. He asked attendees to "Stop Obama." The protester held a …
Obama’s speech was well-received by Marylanders, who braved heavy traffic, road blocks and chilly, January temperatures to be part of the event.
Tuesday, January 22
By Jeremy Barr Capital News Service WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, delivered on a cold, cloudy afternoon, set out a clear vision for a more equal, unified America. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to Obama on Monday, however the president was officially sworn in on Sunday, as constitutionally-mandated. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment,” the president said in his 19-minute address. “And we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together.” Obama’s speech eschewed specific policy proposals, though he vowed change on a slate of progressive causes, from global warming to gay rights. “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!
Tuesday morning's service will include participants from several Christian denominations, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, according to a cathedral statement.
Tuesday's Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral will include participants from several Christian denominations, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, according to a cathedral statement. The prayer service will start at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 22, and will be webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org. Only invited guests will be attending the service. "We are so blessed to be joined by leaders of many faiths for this prayer service to lift up our nation and our president," the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, said in a statement. "To have represented the diverse faith perspectives of America within the [Washington National] Cathedral’s nave is a sign of the distinct role that people of …
Here is your visual guide to District disruptions on Inauguration Day: blocked streets, including the parade route, and closed metro stations, plus live traffic incidents as they happen. Also find out where to park your bike, and watch the inaugural cerem
Map by Martin Burch. Data from U.S. Secret Service, WMATA, MapQuest.
Your guide to how two major events will affect the local area.
For only the second time in history, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public ceremony for the presidential inauguration will occur on the same day: Jan. 21, 2013. Ronald Reagan's second inauguration also coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 21, 1985. The 20th Amendment (ratified in 1933) to the U.S. Constitution changed the beginning of the presidential term from March 4 to Jan. 20, so the president will be sworn in privately on Sunday, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies reported on its website. While traveling into the district this Monday will be more complicated than usual due to road closures, Metro station closures and a number of no-parking zones, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a federal…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Here are your best options for getting from the Maryland suburbs to the Washington Mall for President Obama's second inauguration, Monday, Jan. 21. Leave early and use our guide to plan ahead.
Are you coming from Virgina instead? Georgetown Patch has a list that includes every way to get to DC on Inauguration Day.
Where to party and what to drink during the 2013 inauguration celebration.
America’s 57th presidential inauguration is just around the corner and for Washington area residents, that means a party to rival all parties. Next week in DC may look like New-Year’s-Eve-Meets-Mardi-Gras, with the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration permitting some businesses to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. all week. Washingtonian magazine has a list of DC bars staying open late for inauguration festivities. In Montgomery County, the inaugural weekend is a little more low key. Fewer bars and restaurants are advertising inauguration specials, though for Mussel Bar in Bethesda, inauguration begins with an Obama-tini cocktail. From Jan. 18 through 21, customers can sample the drink – “Ketel One vodka, Hypnotiq liqueur and a float of …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Make sure young children have their information written down on a card in their pocket.
It can get be hectic and crowded down on the Washington DC's mall on Inauguration Day. In order to prevent, missing persons reports, the Nationa Park Service and Park Police offer the following tips:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This Sunday, try the Yoga Ball, complete with yoga, vegan feasting and a disco ball.