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January 21, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: Inaugural in D.C., conservatives and the gender gap, legislators to watch

Good Morning. Happy MLK and second inaugural day. President Obama will be sworn in (again) to his second term today. Here is a link to the schedule, the ceremonial swearing in, the festivities, all of it.¬†Question: Is there an excitement/enthusiasm gap between this inauguration and Obama’s first one in 2008? You make the call. Update:…

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January 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Jay Inslee sworn in as governor of Washington state

Jay Inslee officially became Washington state’s 23rd governor at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning inside the state Capitol building. Breaking with tradition, the new governor took the oath of office in the rotunda of the Capitol, addressing supporters and onlookers in a brief speech afterwards. “Let’s go build a working Washington,” Inslee said to loud applause, before…

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