Inauguration of Barack Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24966/all en Obama relying on bigger checks for smaller inauguration party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-relying-bigger-checks-smaller-inauguration-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Seeking $1 million donations from business</p> <p>* Contrasts with rhetoric on money in politics</p> <p>* Government contractors and campaign vendors pony up</p> <p>By Andy Sullivan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who has tried to limit the influence of money in politics, is relying on federal contractors and businesses that profited from his campaign to pay as much as $1 million for his inauguration party later this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-relying-bigger-checks-smaller-inauguration-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Health Hospitality Inauguration of Barack Obama Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732497 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pastor attacked for anti-gay speech pulls out of US inauguration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-pastor-attacked-anti-gay-speech-pulls-out-us-inaugurat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* White House asked Rev. Louie Giglio to deliver benediction</p> <p>* Atlanta pastor called homosexuality a sin in 1990s sermon (Adds quotes, background)</p> <p>By Samuel P. Jacobs</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The pastor selected to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony on Thursday after being attacked for making anti-gay comments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-pastor-attacked-anti-gay-speech-pulls-out-us-inaugurat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christianity Entertainment Environment Health Inauguration of Barack Obama Louie Giglio Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:46:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732792 at http://www.globalpost.com Alicia Keys, Katy Perry top bill at Obama inauguration parties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/alicia-keys-katy-perry-top-bill-at-obama-inauguration-parties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - R&amp;B singer Alicia Keys, country guitar slinger Brad Paisley and pop star Katy Perry are some of the A-list performers who will entertain partygoers at President Barack Obama's inaugural celebration, organizers said on Friday.</p> <p>Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, two prominent elder statesmen of American music, also will perform at one of the three official parties planned for the onset of Obama's second term in office, the inaugural committee said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/alicia-keys-katy-perry-top-bill-at-obama-inauguration-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Inauguration of Barack Obama Music Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733435 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Timeline for Obama inauguration events http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/factbox-timeline-obama-inauguration-events <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will be sworn in at a ceremony in the White House for his second four-year term on Sunday. A public swearing-in will be held Monday at the U.S. Capitol, followed by a parade from the Capitol to the White House.</p> <p>Here is a guide to the main inauguration events. All times are Eastern Time.</p> <p>SATURDAY, JANUARY 19</p> <p>** 9:30 a.m.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/factbox-timeline-obama-inauguration-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Human migration Inauguration of Barack Obama Law Politics United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736474 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Some facts about U.S. presidential inaugurations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/factbox-some-facts-about-us-presidential-inaugurations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will be sworn in this weekend for his second four-year term. Here are some facts about presidential inaugurations.</p> <p>**</p> <p>Obama will take the oath of office twice.</p> <p>The first, official, swearing-in will take place in a short ceremony at the White House on the constitutionally mandated date of Jan. 20. Because that date falls on a Sunday this year and courts and public offices will be closed, the public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol will be held on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/factbox-some-facts-about-us-presidential-inaugurations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Inauguration of Barack Obama Politics Technology United States presidential inaugurations War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736478 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Obama starts second term in low-key White House ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-two-day-inauguration-obama-be-sworn-at-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Short private ceremony at White House</p> <p>* "You didn't mess up," daughter tells him</p> <p>* Obama will do it again in public event Monday</p> <p>* Less excitement for second inauguration than 2009 event</p> <p>* Country's mood tempered by economic and political woes</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-two-day-inauguration-obama-be-sworn-at-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Human Interest Human migration Inauguration of Barack Obama Labor Law Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States United States presidential inaugurations Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736878 at http://www.globalpost.com In Washington, musician Moby drives a different kind of inaugural party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/washington-musician-moby-drives-different-kind-inaugural-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pop event draws eclectic crowd</p> <p>* Unlike last time, star able to plug in</p> <p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - All across Washington this weekend, the wealthy, the politically connected and the curious are putting on tuxedos and ball gowns and crowding into fancy galas to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration.</p> <p>This was not one of those parties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/washington-musician-moby-drives-different-kind-inaugural-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inauguration of Barack Obama Moby Moby Mute Records Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737018 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-In Washington, musician Moby drives a different kind of inaugural party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-washington-musician-moby-drives-different-kind-inaugur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pop event draws eclectic crowd</p> <p>* Unlike last time, star able to plug in (Adds name of local disc jockey)</p> <p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - All across Washington this weekend, the wealthy, the politically connected and the curious are putting on tuxedos and ball gowns and crowding into fancy galas to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration.</p> <p>This was not one of those parties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-washington-musician-moby-drives-different-kind-inaugur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inauguration of Barack Obama Moby Moby Mute Records Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737020 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Some facts about U.S. presidential inaugurations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/factbox-some-facts-about-us-presidential-inaugurations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 21 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will celebrate his public inauguration ceremony on Monday as he starts his second term in office. Here are some facts about U.S. presidential inaugurations.</p> <p>**</p> <p>Obama is taking the oath of office twice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/factbox-some-facts-about-us-presidential-inaugurations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Inauguration of Barack Obama Politics Technology United States presidential inaugurations War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737098 at http://www.globalpost.com Michelle Obama's inaugural fashion: Thom Brown, J. Crew http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/michelle-obamas-inaugural-fashion-thom-brown-j-crew <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama chose a Thom Browne coat and dress for President Barack Obama's inauguration events on Monday.</p> <p>The fabric of the navy blue coat and dress was developed based on the style of a man's silk tie, according to the first lady's office.</p> <p>Her belt is from J. Crew and she wore a necklace designed by Cathy Waterman. She also wore J. Crew shoes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/michelle-obamas-inaugural-fashion-thom-brown-j-crew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inauguration of Barack Obama Michelle Obama Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737265 at http://www.globalpost.com Second inauguration just as intense for some Obama fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/second-inauguration-just-intense-some-obama-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anna Yukhananov and Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The National Mall was less crowded than four years ago, and the weather not nearly so cold. But for some fans viewing President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in for a second term of office on Monday, the moment was equally intense.</p> <p>"This time I felt more emotional," said Angela Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina, who sported a heavy coat festooned with Obama pins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/second-inauguration-just-intense-some-obama-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Inauguration of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737495 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama inauguration TV viewership down by 17.2 million from 2009 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/obama-inauguration-tv-viewership-down-172-million-2009 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Some 20.6 million Americans watched President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony and related events on television, according to ratings data on Wednesday. That's down sharply from his first inauguration in 2009.</p> <p>TV ratings company Nielsen said 18 U.S. television networks and cable channels carried live coverage over about six hours of Monday's swearing-in ceremony, speech and parade in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/obama-inauguration-tv-viewership-down-172-million-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inauguration of Barack Obama Nielsen ratings Politics Survivors Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:16:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738453 at http://www.globalpost.com US Secret Service chief to retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-secret-service-chief-retire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The head of the Secret Service -- the police agency that protects President Barack Obama -- is retiring, a spokesman said Friday, just months after the elite squad was hit by a sex scandal.</p> <p>Mark Sullivan is "retiring as of the 22nd of February," Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told AFP, noting he had overseen 23 national security events, including the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-secret-service-chief-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Inauguration of Barack Obama Politics Salahi AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743707 at http://www.globalpost.com US Secret Service chief to retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-secret-service-chief-retire-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The head of the Secret Service -- the police agency that protects US President Barack Obama -- is retiring, a spokesman said Friday, less than a year after the elite squad was hit by a sex scandal.</p> <p>Mark Sullivan is "retiring as of the 22nd of February," Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told AFP, noting he had overseen 23 national security events, including Obama's inaugurations in 2009 and 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-secret-service-chief-retire-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Inauguration of Barack Obama Politics Salahi AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743711 at http://www.globalpost.com