Muriel Bowser was sworn in Friday as the seventh elected mayor of the District of Columbia, promising to bring new energy to city government and combat growing inequality in the prosperous nation’s capital.
Republican Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has been sworn in to office.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to sworn in to his third term as county executive.
Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe’s inaugural is beginning to take shape.
The Woodrow Wilson House is holding an open house Saturday afternoon in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the president’s first inauguration.
David Hall got an unexpected call a week ago Tuesday, just after 9 p.m. On the line: the Presidential Inauguration Committee. Would he be willing to be a co-chair for the inaugural celebration? Citizen co-chairs are people whose stories help illustrate the president’s first-term accomplishments. The president wanted him there because of Hall’s efforts to overturn Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Beyonce’s rousing rendition of the American national anthem, lauded by many, may not have been left up to chance, if new reports are to be believed.
Four years ago, President Barack Obama and his staff spent the first day in the White House learning the basics. Not just the basics of governing, but also figuring out how to get cleared into their offices by the Secret Service, log on to their government computers and find keys to unlock office drawers.
As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would make history.
An inauguration planning official says turnout was “definitely above 800,000″ and possibly up to one million people.