Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
We're in a good spot. I can see the Capitol and the Jumbotron. It's cold, kids.
Just picked up a voicemail message from my friend Sarah: "Enjoy living history. Not witnessing but actually living it."
It's good to be here.
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President Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States....Read more »
Rise and shine! I'm wearing, oh, about 25 layers of clothing in preparation for the four mile walk to the Mall (yes, four). I've already received two text messages about the weather and congestion. Subtext of each: You've gotta be crazy to do this.
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Right now, three of us are huddled around Jenny and her laptop, trying to figure out the best way to get to the inauguration on foot Tuesday. It's like an episode of CSI ("Zoom in on that, please?" "But if you look at it from this angle ...")
I signed up for helpful hints via text message (too funny to pass up), and apparently Obama thinks we should approach from the south. I guess he knows...Read more »
I have such a crush on the D.C. Metro system. It's so user-friendly. And I always get a seat. And it's so clean! I mean, carpet!
The museums are closed Tuesday so I decided to slap the Smithsonian around a couple of times Monday. We did Air and Space, the Hirchhorn, the Freer and the Portrait Gallery. And boy, are my feet tired. You couldn't get anywhere near the American History and the Archives...Read more »
Sunday night, my friend Jenny and I went to Manifest Hope:DC at a gallery in Georgetown. The gallery, in its own words, "shines a spotlight on artists who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grassroots movement that carried President-Elect Barack Obama to victory." In other words: Two huge rooms of art, all devoted to Obama.
Aside from one kinda creepy Barack-as-Lincoln portrait,...Read more »
The New York Times magazine portraits are gorgeous, but it appears that President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is putting up the shocker. An etiquette no-no, indeed. Do you think he know-knows?
Addendum: My dear word, it appears poor Rahm's finger is partially amputated. I should have believed the rumors.
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By Emily Ngo
It seems few Americans are sad to see Dubya go.
President George W. Bushs approval rating hovers at 34 percent the lowest rate since Richard Nixons presidency. Experts, however, warn against misunderestimating how hell be remembered.
History may cut him some slack, said political analyst Costas Panagopoulos,...Read more »
By Meg Boyle
Eager to witness history and slightly desperate for a break from NY (I love you, NY, but you're bringing me down), I decided to travel to our nation's capital for the Inauguration of Barack Obama. I'm going to try to bring as much of it to you, dear Politirazzi, as I can.
The adventure began last night when I drove into the District around 2 a.m. and...Read more »
Hillary Clinton could be confirmed as early as Thursday and sworn in as early as Inauguration Day as President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of state.
By Emily Ngo
Hillary Clinton, currently the junior New York senator and hopefully the next secretary of state, faced more-mild-than-expected questioning over husband Bill's global foundation Tuesday at her confirmation hearings....Read more »