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 …
Maryland's ruling class turned out in their finest Sunday evening for the state Democratic Party's Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord Hotel.
By Nicole Macon, CNS Maryland's ruling class turned out in their finest Sunday evening for the state Democratic Party's Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord Hotel.
U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Potomac says he's optimistic about President Obama's second term.
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 …
Sunday, January 20, 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.
What does this holiday mean to you and how will you celebrate?
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. Manna Food Drive in Martin's Additions The Village of Martin's Additions will be collecting shelf-stable food for Montgomery County's Manna Food Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A donation table will be staffed by volunteers in front of the Brookville Supermarket (7027 Brookville Rd., Chevy Chase). Cash donations also will be accepted …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
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 of 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 …
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!
Will you be heading to Bethesda Row to look for an inaugural ballgown?
Bethesda businesses are getting a boost from this year’s inauguration despite predictions of lower tourist numbers. Hotels in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring area already are filling up or have limited availability, The Gazette reported. “Our hotels are getting business this year as a result of the inauguration that they would not have gotten last year,” Kelly Groff, director of the Montgomery County Conference and Visitors Bureau, told The Gazette. “When there’s more people in our hotels, there’s more people in restaurants and shopping and taking cabs.” But local hotels and restaurants aren’t the only businesses making the most of inauguration hoopla. The expected reduction in tourism—only 800,000 visitors this year compared to …
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.