Inauguration of Barack Obama

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair  Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

5 things to know, 1 to watch for about budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuffy oil paintings of Cabinet secretaries are out. Old-style light bulbs win a reprieve. For the health care overhaul, it’s a wash. Policy trades big and small make up the $1.1 trillion […]


Evangelical churches refine message on gay issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor hasn’t stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation.


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Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

ATLANTA (AP) — The President plans to use a Bible that belonged to MLK as he takes his oath of office, a powerful symbol of this year’s rare intersection of the civil rights movement and the nation’s first black president.


4 enlisted troops picked for inaugural ball dance

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force medical technician who served in Afghanistan has been chosen to dance with President Barack Obama at an inaugural ball Monday night.


Inauguration preparations at west front of US Capitol, Washington DC.

$1 million donations wanted for Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are making an unprecedented solicitation for high-dollar contributions to help pay for the celebration.


Inaugural Ball 2009

$60 inaugural ball tickets sell out ahead of time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The low-cost tickets to President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball were mistakenly put on sale a day early and are now sold out.


Inauguration preparations at west front of US Capitol, Washington DC.

Corporate money to help pay for Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. A spokeswoman said Friday that it will accept cash from companies and individuals



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