Tuesday, January 22, 2013
For those of you who may have missed it, the White House has issued the full text of the president's inaugural address.
Tuesday, January 22
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 …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Fashion designer Thom Browne, who grew up in Allentown, designed the navy silk coat and dress First Lady Michelle Obama wore Monday to the presidential inauguration ceremony.
Fashion designer Thom Browne, who grew up in Allentown, designed the outfit First Lady Michelle Obama wore at Monday's presidential inauguration ceremony. Browne, a noted menswear designer who recently lauched a womenswear collection, designed a silk navy coat and dress that drew inspiration from a man's silk jacquard tie and the First Lady herself, he told the Los Angeles Times. The coat had a fitted bodice and skirt that skimmed over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard. "She has a really strong sensibility and style of her own," Browne said in the article. Browne, who graduated from William Allen High School in 1984, is the brother of state Sen. Pat Browne, (R-16th District). Obama has apparently worn a Browne design …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two…