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Purple Tunnel of Doom

Inauguration Planners Look For Million Dollar VIP Donors

AP | JACK GILLUM, NEDRA PICKLER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.10.2013 | DC

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

BIG Inauguration Ticket Goof

Posted 01.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This snafu may not rise to the level of a Purple Tunnel of Doom, but President Obama's second Inauguration has experienced one big hiccu...

'Purple Tunnel Of Doom' Repeat For The Inauguration?

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 12.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Inaugural security teams are trying to prevent another "purple tunnel of doom" from President Barack Obama's first swearing-in. The hea...

D.C. Launches Inauguration Website

Posted 12.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The new District of Columbia’s 2013 Presidential Inauguration website promises all kinds of useful information for the 500,000 to 800...

Envision EMI Sued By Students Shut Out Of Inauguration

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit was filed in federal court Wednesday on behalf of more than 15,000 students who paid thousands to attend President Barack...

Purple Inauguration Ticket Holder May Get $10,000 Refund

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Those spurned purple, blue and silver ticket holders aren't very pleased with this week's not-so-detailed report on Inauguration Day chaos, which pins...

No More Purple Tunnels? Inauguration Chaos Report Out

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Too many people without tickets and too few signs pointing in the right direction were part of the picture at President Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration -...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: January 29, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We posted earlier on this interesting finding by Think Progress, which found that in the discussion over the economic stimulus package, the cable news...

Purple Tunnel Crowd Demands Chance To See Obama

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if the new president didn't have enough crises already, now comes this: more and more victims of Inauguration Day's purple tunnel debacle are deman...

Purple Ticket Holder: A Mom's Story of Heartbreak and Hope

Vince Beiser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vince Beiser

Unable to get in, I clung to the fact that whether she remembered it or not, my daughter will always be able to say she had witnessed history. It would have to be enough.

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.

Congress's Top Security Officer Admits Major Inaugural Security Breach

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer, Congress's top law enforcement official who was in charge of security at President Obama's swearing-in ceremo...

Jason Linkins

Inauguration Horror Stories: Long Lines, Pushy Celebs, Tunnels Of Doom

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Jason Linkins

Purple Ticket Turmoil Explained: What Happened On Inauguration Day

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Purple Tunnel Of Doom: Ticketed Inauguration Attendees Shut Out

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They say Washington's all about access. Still, this was ridiculous. First, in an episode fast becoming known as "The Purple Tunnel...