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Inauguration Planners Look For Million Dollar VIP Donors


WASHINGTON — Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for ...

Jason Linkins

Top-Dollar Inauguration Packages Include 'Dedicated Social Media Butler' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

For most Americans, coming to Washington to celebrate the president's inauguration is usually just a simple matter of getting rooked by TicketMaster a...

The Tunnel of Doom on 3rd Street

Keely Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keely Field

I was one of the thousands of purple ticket holders who survived "The Tunnel of Doom on 3rd Street," as it's known to those of us who suffered through the most disappointing day of our lives.

Jason Linkins

Purple Ticket Turmoil Explained: What Happened On Inauguration Day | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, what on Earth happened to the now-legendary holders of Purple Inaugural Tickets? Answering this question may ultimately require the re-opening of...

Jason Linkins

Inauguration Horror Stories: Long Lines, Pushy Celebs, Tunnels Of Doom | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over two hundred people responded to our request for witness accounts of what happened to Purple Ticket holders on Inauguration Day, offering up richly detailed accounts from a plethora of vantage points.

Inauguration Mystery: What Caused The Mayhem On The Mall?

Matt Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mayhem broke out on Tuesday for the thousands of campaign organizers, Hill staff, and ordinary Americans who held tickets to Tuesday's inauguration. ...