Presidential Inauguration

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President Barack Obama listens to Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Obama’s Cabinet: Energy, Interior, Transportation, Agriculture

January 21, 2009
by Christopher Coats
Reflecting his call for more attention to environmental efforts and a desire for a greener economy, President Barack Obama has chosen several Cabinet members who have extensive experience researching and advocating alternative energy and preservation. This is the final part of a three-part series.
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January 20, 2009
Inviting counsel from his home state and beyond, Barack Obama has nominated a number of Cabinet members with little or no experience in Washington, D.C. This is part two of a three-part series about the new president’s Cabinet.
January 20, 2009
Barack Obama has tapped several Washington veterans with years of experience at the federal level to head a number of departments. This is part one of a three-part series about the new president’s Cabinet.
January 16, 2009
This month, President Bush will hand over leadership of the country to President-elect Barack Obama. What do he and his wife Laura plan to do after they leave the White House, and what are some of the things they’ll miss the most?
January 15, 2009
After the solemnities of the inaugural celebration, it’s time for all politicos to put on their best shoes and dance. Many presidents have chosen to mark the beginning of their administrations with one or more inaugural balls. Here are some highlights of the upcoming festivities, and trivia about the sparkling events—and social faux pas—of yesteryear.
January 14, 2009
If you’ve decided to invite friends over to witness Barack Obama’s historical swearing-in, findingDulcinea offers several resources to help you welcome America’s new commander-in-chief with a great inauguration day party. Show off your Obamamania with patriotic decorations, great food, live inauguration coverage and fun facts about president #44.
January 13, 2009
On Tuesday, January 20, well wishers will flood the streets of Washington, D.C., and Americans elsewhere will be glued to their television sets as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. FindingDulcinea fills you in on what you can expect to see and hear during this historic event.
January 12, 2009
Washington, D.C., residents are used to tourists, but even they are bracing for the massive amounts of people expected to celebrate Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20. The good news, though, is that officials in the nation’s capital are getting the word out early, and there is plenty of time to plan your Inauguration Day travel strategy with the following Washington, D.C. transportation resources.
January 09, 2009
Despite the speculation over the number of Obama fans who will be trekking to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration—estimates range from 1 to 4 million—things have calmed down considerably with just weeks to go. According to D.C. travel insiders, many online rental ads went unanswered, and some people have backed out of their inaugural hotel reservations. In other words, if you’ve waited until the last minute to book a place to stay in Washington, D.C., for the week of Jan. 20, you could be in luck. Use the Web sites in this article to plan your lodgings.