Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

How to Get Ahead on the Mall

Expect crowds. One of the first pieces of advice given to inaugural ticketholders and, based on their behavior this morning, one of the first to be forgotten. You can't really blame them for being upset: some traveled thousands of miles and fought aggressively to get tickets, thinking this would get them a front row seat [...]

Attend the Inauguration, Go Home With an Obama Condom

Many of the thousands of people on the National Mall today will leave with a new Barack Obama T-shirt or hat. But Jesse Meyerson, an employee of novelty condom company Say It With a Condom, hopes they'll leave with something else: his Romney- and Obama-themed prophylactics.
The condoms are one for $5, three for $10. Myerson says [...]

Put Your Memory in Motion

Fourteenth and U was swelling as I stumbled out of the Gibson around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday—the time D.C.'s busiest intersection for nightlife would be winding down on a normal weekend. On this evening, the whole street seemed to be in a highball haze, and it still had a couple hours to go. For worse [...]

District Line Daily: Gay Marriage at the National Cathedral

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Sign of the times: AP reports that the National Cathedral is set to announce today that [...]

The 4 Least Essential Items in the Obama Inauguration Store

The inauguration is just weeks away, and maybe you really want to score some official inauguration gear, for reasons known only to you. Here's your chance! The Presidential Inauguration Committee has launched its online shop, with a physical store at 1155 F St. NW to open at an as-yet-undecided later.
But some Obama/Biden souvenirs are better [...]

District Line Daily: Couch Burning

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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Did you set fire to your couch after [...]

After Connecticut Shooting, Gun Control Rally Planned for White House

Following today's shooting in Newtown, Conn., gun control activists are wasting no time pushing for tougher firearm laws. To start, a coalition of gun control groups is planning a rally in front of the White House at 4:30 p.m.
Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, pushed back against the idea that [...]

Obama Wins, and the Crowd Goes Wild at Hill Country Barbecue

Video by Jessica Sidman

Photo: Fireworks at 9th and U NW

9th and U Streets NW, Nov. 6

Barack Obama Wins

So where's the party at? Tell us where you're celebrating—or perhaps mourning, rare D.C. Republicans?—in the comments.

Watch: Obama Wins D.C.

It's still early on Election Night, but a crowd at Policy, on 14th Street NW, erupted in cheers as the TV declared President Barack Obama the winner of D.C.'s three electoral votes shortly after 8 p.m.
"Take that, Willard!" one guy yelled.

Obama Wins (D.C.’s Three Electoral Votes)!

Time to announce tonight's least surprising news: President Barack Obama has won D.C.'s three electoral votes. NBC News called the District for Obama as soon as the polls closed at 8 p.m.
That puts Obama a mere 267 electoral votes away from a second term. (It also continues an uninterrupted streak of Democratic victories here since [...]

If Obama Wins…

...you'll probably want to go to Madam's Organ on 18th Street NW. If and when the election is called for Barack Obama, the Adams Morgan juke joint will have an open bar for a half-hour. You'll have to pay $3 for the band, but clearly that's worth it: Think about how many Yuenglings you can [...]

Photos: Obama Puppet

Million Puppet March, 3rd St., SW.  Nov. 3rd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn
 

District Line Daily: Election Day

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