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Marching Prouder: Gay Musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area After the Inaugural Parade

January 25, 2013 | 1:45 pm

Marching Prouder: Gay Musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area After the Inaugural Parade

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As a drum major, Kim Boyd is often marching tall. But the Oakland resident said there’s a little something extra in his step since he marched in the Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. on Monday. “I don’t know how to explain it to you. I step prouder,” Boyd, 51, said. “You already hold your head […]

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January 21, 2013 | 9:00 am

Video Replay, Full Text: President Obama’s Inaugural Address

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  Full text of the speech as released by the White House… 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 […]

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Obama Lays Out 2nd Term Agenda in Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013 | 8:50 am

Obama Lays Out 2nd Term Agenda in Inaugural Address

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the […]

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January 18, 2013 | 3:09 pm

Interview: Zoe Lofgren Says GOP Faces Pressure on Immigration Reform

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As President Obama’s second inauguration draws near, the Capitol seems oddly quiet. On Thursday, Republican House members retreated to a golf course in Williamsburg, Virginia, for a secret strategy session on how to regain some political mojo. Democrats, meanwhile, are thinking guns, immigration and the coming battle over raising the debt ceiling. I’ve met with  […]

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January 18, 2013 | 2:07 pm

Inaugural Notebook: Fashion A-Listers Ed Lee, Jean Quan to Attend California Show

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It’s always fun to truck up to Capitol Hill and interview our elected representatives — but what can top seeing them at a California fashion show in the Ritz Hotel in Georgetown!? No, they’re not going to walk the runway (get real). But on Saturday afternoon a bipartisan group of political gliterati will attend the […]

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Inaugural Notebook: Inferior Decorating For Freshmen Members of Congress

January 17, 2013 | 4:49 pm

Inaugural Notebook: Inferior Decorating For Freshmen Members of Congress

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The halls of the U.S. Capitol are stately and ornate. Statues of important people (almost all men), majestic paintings and white marble everywhere. The Congressional office buildings for most senators and House members are a little less fancy, but still impressive. But for freshmen members, they’re very much works in progress. You can’t blame them. […]

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Inaugural Notebook: Hardball Politics in the D.C. Metro

January 16, 2013 | 4:06 pm

Inaugural Notebook: Hardball Politics in the D.C. Metro

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Washington D.C. is a company town. And the company is the U.S. government. Everywhere you go — cafes, restaurants, hotel lobbies, bookstores — you overhear people talking politics. So maybe it should come as no surprise that riders on the Washington D.C. Metro system are bombarded with political messages aimed at politicians, staff, lobbyists, think […]

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Inaugural Notebook: 85-Year-Old Charlie Brotman, Official Parade Announcer Since Eisenhower

January 15, 2013 | 9:13 am

Inaugural Notebook: 85-Year-Old Charlie Brotman, Official Parade Announcer Since Eisenhower

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A week from now Barack Obama will place his hand on a Bible once owned by Martin Luther King, Jr. and take the oath of office to begin his second term. It’s a reminder of just how much has changed since we were here four years ago on the edge of a new era, one […]

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