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Inauguration Day, 2001: The end of the Billennium. SAUL KAHAN Los Angeles
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January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a rabbi and a pastor gave prayers for his next term. Supporters and students from a charter school braved the cold to line the pews of the New Hope Baptist Church, a brick building with red carpets and pews, and watched Christie, a Catholic, and his wife and family clap along to a 50-member church choir and bow their heads in prayer.  The day will be a busy one for Christie, if one he hopes will be a distraction from days of controversy over accusations of bullying and political payback.
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NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - With Buddy Guy rocking the stage, Absolut vodka flowing and waiters passing out crab cakes and mini-sliders, Rahm Emanuel's late-night party closed out the Inauguration Day festivities. The blues guitarist cranked out “Sweet Home Chicago” just past 1 a.m. Tuesday in front of a crowded dance floor in a nightclub packed with political operatives, Democratic appointees, lobbyists, journalists and party crashers. The private party, which began at 11 p.m. Monday at a nightclub near the White House, was billed as “Midnight Underground, a Chicago-style After-Hours.” PHOTOS: President Obama's second inauguration Seen: Host Emanuel, of course, plus Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Donovan Pepper, a Deerfield, Ill.-based lobbyist for Walgreen Co. Eaten: half-portion hot dogs with the works, chicken skewers with salsa verde, spinach and basil mini-calzones.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- Rives Grogan was up a tree during President Obama's inauguration. Now he's out on a limb, legally speaking. The Los Angeles man has been barred from the nation's capital pending his trial on misdemeanor charges stemming from the loud antiabortion protest he staged while 40 feet up a tree on Inauguration Day. His case has triggered a free speech debate. "I've never been banned from a city before," he said.  The unusual court order, which bars Grogan from the District of Columbia except for court-related appearances, comes after the antiabortion activist has been arrested, by his count, more than 30 times.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a rabbi and a pastor gave prayers for his next term. Supporters and students from a charter school braved the cold to line the pews of the New Hope Baptist Church, a brick building with red carpets and pews, and watched Christie, a Catholic, and his wife and family clap along to a 50-member church choir and bow their heads in prayer.  The day will be a busy one for Christie, if one he hopes will be a distraction from days of controversy over accusations of bullying and political payback.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
If Barack Obama is going to bring the country out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, he'll have to wait until at least Wednesday. The inauguration of the 44th U.S. president won't be a day of productivity for many businesses in Southern California and around the nation, but rather a day of celebration. And for one Los Angeles public relations firm, today will be a day of waffles.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1993 | Highlights of Wednesday's market activity, compiled from Times staff and wire reports:
The stock market closed lower as Wall Street greeted the inauguration of Bill Clinton as the 42nd President of the United States with a modest selloff. * Long-term yields ended mostly higher in quiet trading in the bond market. Stocks Blue chip stocks finished lower as the market listened in vain to President Clinton's inaugural speech for clues to his strategy to cut the budget deficit. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 14.04 points to 3,241.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2009 | MATEA GOLD
The huge television audience that tuned in to watch President Obama's inauguration Tuesday flocked mostly to the coverage on NBC and ABC, according to Nielsen Media Research. CNN also scored strong viewership, beating its cable news competition and edging out CBS. Between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PST, 37.8 million people watched the inauguration coverage on 17 broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen. That made Obama's inauguration the most-watched since 1981, when a record 41.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2009 | Associated Press
President Obama took a do-over on his oath of office. Now the Queen of Soul is following his lead. Aretha Franklin has recorded a "preferred version" of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," the song she performed at Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Franklin said in a statement Thursday that she wasn't able to give her "very best" in the ceremony's cold weather. Franklin says she wants fans to have the best possible version of her singing the song. The single, released this week, is available online through iTunes, Rhapsody and other outlets.
NEWS
January 24, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
First Lady Michelle Obama stole the spotlight at the inaugural festivities this week as a sartorial knockout. Sporting a sleek new hairstyle, she proved with every outfit she is as much a style icon as her notably fashionable predecessors Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan. At the Commander in Chief ball, Obama danced the night away in a red velvet chiffon halter  gown by Jason Wu, who also designed the feathery white creation she wore during her husband's first inauguration.
OPINION
January 22, 2013 | Doyle McManus
On the eve of Inauguration Day, White House political strategist David Plouffe promised that President Obama's inaugural address would include a call for bipartisan cooperation. "He is going to say that our political system does not require us to resolve all of our differences or settle all of our disputes, but it is absolutely imperative that our leaders try and seek common ground," Plouffe said on ABC. But it was hard to find that outstretched hand in the inaugural speech Obama gave Monday.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - With Buddy Guy rocking the stage, Absolut vodka flowing and waiters passing out crab cakes and mini-sliders, Rahm Emanuel's late-night party closed out the Inauguration Day festivities. The blues guitarist cranked out “Sweet Home Chicago” just past 1 a.m. Tuesday in front of a crowded dance floor in a nightclub packed with political operatives, Democratic appointees, lobbyists, journalists and party crashers. The private party, which began at 11 p.m. Monday at a nightclub near the White House, was billed as “Midnight Underground, a Chicago-style After-Hours.” PHOTOS: President Obama's second inauguration Seen: Host Emanuel, of course, plus Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Donovan Pepper, a Deerfield, Ill.-based lobbyist for Walgreen Co. Eaten: half-portion hot dogs with the works, chicken skewers with salsa verde, spinach and basil mini-calzones.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
They had a nice little Inauguration Day on Monday in Washington. A bit nippy -- mid-20s to mid-40s -- but no Arctic blast of cold air or snow. That really nasty stuff is expected Tuesday. And that's why it's time to move this whole inauguration deal someplace else; someplace that has great winter weather. FULL COVERAGE: 57th presidential inauguration Los Angeles. Every four years it's the same in D.C.: They roll the weather dice. Some years, like this one, they win. And sometimes -- as in JFK's bitterly cold and snowy inaugural in 1961, and Ronald Reagan's historically cold day in 1985 -- they lose.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Fans of fashion force Michelle Obama had their eyes peeled Monday morning for the first lady's choice of Inauguration Day gear. This second inauguration of President Obama hasn't been accompanied by the hoopla of the first historic inauguration ceremonies in 2009. The crowds on the National Mall on Monday morning weren't as plentiful, yet the atmosphere -- as the Los Angeles Times reports -- was enthusiastic .  The official swearing-in, however,...
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Carla Hall
In the weeks after President Jimmy Carter lost his reelection bid to Ronald Reagan, when I was a young reporter at the Washington Post, I was assigned to cover a luncheon on Capitol Hill honoring Patricia Derian, Carter's assistant secretary of State for human rights. Reagan's inauguration was days away, and Derian was facing a room full of dejected Democrats and longtime human rights activists. Some were nearly in tears. And since Derian was relinquishing her post, she had every reason to be the most bummed in the room.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Just hour s after finding out that First Lady Michelle Obama had chosen an outfit of his design to the presidential inauguration, fashion designer Thom Browne shared his reactions and inspirations.  He said the inspiration for the coat in navy silk textured tie jacquard fabric with a fitted bodice and undulated skirt over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard based on a men's silk tie jacquard fabric, was the first lady herself....
NEWS
January 20, 2013 | By Paul West
Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term early this morning in a low-key ceremony at his official residence in Washington. Since inauguration day fell on a Sunday, Biden and President Obama chose to follow tradition and be sworn in privately today. They will reenact their oaths at Monday's public inaugural ceremony at the Capitol. Biden chose to be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and agreed to an early morning ceremony to allow Sotomayor to attend a book signing for her new memoir this afternoon in New York.
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