Connect to share and comment

FACTBOX-Timeline for Obama inauguration events

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. Here is a guide to the main inauguration events. All times are Eastern Time. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 ** 9:30 a.m.

Alicia Keys, Katy Perry top bill at Obama inauguration parties

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - R&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. 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.

UPDATE 1-Pastor attacked for anti-gay speech pulls out of US inauguration

* White House asked Rev. Louie Giglio to deliver benediction * Atlanta pastor called homosexuality a sin in 1990s sermon (Adds quotes, background) By Samuel P. Jacobs 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.

Obama relying on bigger checks for smaller inauguration party

* Seeking $1 million donations from business * Contrasts with rhetoric on money in politics * Government contractors and campaign vendors pony up By Andy Sullivan 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.
Syndicate content