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 …
For those of you who may have missed it, the White House has issued the full text of the president's inaugural address.
From the Office of the Press Secretary, the White House: UNITED STATES CAPITAL; 11:55 a.m. EST, Jan. 21 – "Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The system incorporates accidents, parking, weather, mass transit, and other factors in real-time.
Saturday, January 19
By Nicole Macon Capital News Service A transportation system created by the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park will be used during Monday’s Presidential Inauguration to monitor the area’s roads to help local and state agencies react quickly to any traffic problems. The Regional Integrated Transportation Information System plots traffic data onto a map that includes a variety of information about accidents, parking, weather and mass transit updated in real-time. Regional traffic cameras are also linked to the system so that agencies can visually verify the extent of an accident. Public safety employees can access the online tool once they register and are approved. Public …
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!
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.
Your guide to how two major events will affect the local area.
For only the second time in history, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public ceremony for the presidential inauguration will occur on the same day: Jan. 21, 2013. Ronald Reagan's second inauguration also coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 21, 1985. The 20th Amendment (ratified in 1933) to the U.S. Constitution changed the beginning of the presidential term from March 4 to Jan. 20, so the president will be sworn in privately on Sunday, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies reported on its website. While traveling into the district this Monday will be more complicated than usual due to road closures, Metro station closures and a number of no-parking zones, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a federal…
Thursday, January 17, 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.
Are you coming from Virgina instead? Georgetown Patch has a list that includes every way to get to DC on Inauguration Day.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Make sure young children have their information written down on a card in their pocket.
It can get be hectic and crowded down on the Washington DC's mall on Inauguration Day. In order to prevent, missing persons reports, the Nationa Park Service and Park Police offer the following tips:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Is it just keeping up with the times, or another invasion of wireless technology?
For the upcoming presidential inauguration, a number of additional pieces of equipment are being installed in and around the National Mall to handle the expected increase in wireless traffic from advanced smartphones and tablets. While the equipment will allow attendees to update their Facebook statuses, tweet and upload images to Pinterest, it also means that there could be more opportunities for hackers to intercept communications from unwary revelers. The National Federation of Independent Business offers some tips on its website for keeping your mobile data safe. We want to know: Do you think the additional cell towers and equipment are needed to keep us up-to-date with recent technologies and forms of communication, or are they an …
Monday, January 14, 2013
One-third fewer attendees are expected to attend this inauguration than the last one, but smartphone and tablet traffic is expected to be up.
Nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall for President Barack Obama's historic inauguration in 2009. This year, for his second swearing-in, projections peg the crowds to be between 600,000 and 800,000, according to a WJLA report. Mike Cornfield, a George Washington University political science professor quoted in the story, offered a possible reason for the projected downturn in attendance: "It simply lacks the dramatic transfer of power from one president to the next." WJLA also detailed comments President Obama uttered to supporters while campaigning: I think a lot of folks feel that, "Well, he's now president. He's a little grayer. He's a little older. It's not quite as new as it was." Compared to the 10 official balls held …