Obama’s Cabinet: Energy, Interior, Transportation, Agriculture - January 21, 2009 11:00 AM
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.
Obama’s Cabinet: Treasury, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development and Commerce - January 20, 2009 03:45 PM
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.
Obama’s Cabinet: Justice, State, Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Veterans Affairs - January 20, 2009 10:00 AM
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.
President Bush: Leaving the White House - January 16, 2009 09:45 AM
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?
Inaugural Balls: The Glitz, the Glamour, the Disasters - January 15, 2009 09:45 AM
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.
How to Host an Inauguration Day Party - January 14, 2009 08:15 AM
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.
Inauguration Ceremonies Past and Present - January 13, 2009 09:45 AM
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.
Getting Around D.C. on Inauguration Day - January 12, 2009 08:15 AM
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.
Last-Minute Tips for Where to Stay During the Inauguration - January 09, 2009 09:45 AM
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.
Obama’s Inauguration Will Be Mostly Celebratory, But Not Controversy Free - January 09, 2009 08:58 AM
In contrast with the heavily protested George W. Bush inaugurations, Obama will be sworn in with only a small amount of quiet dissent.
Elizabeth Alexander, President-elect Obama’s Inaugural Poet - January 08, 2009 08:15 AM
Elizabeth Alexander was chosen by President-elect Obama to serve as America’s fourth inaugural poet. Alexander will write and read an original poem on January 20 to honor the swearing-in of America’s first African-American president. Alexander is a professor of African-American Studies at Yale and has written four books of poetry.