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POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 10:08 AM
Filed Under: Obama | Washington, DC
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcome President-elect Barack Obama, far left, and his wife Michelle Obama, right, on the North Portico of the White House. (PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / Associated Press)

10:05 a.m.

The Obamas have arrived at the White House, warmly greeted by George W. and Laura Bush.

And in case anyone was wondering, the inaugural parade route is filled to capacity, Associated Press reports:

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 9:57 AM
Filed Under: Obama | Washington, DC

9:52 a.m.

President-elect Obama’s motorcade has left St. John’s Episcopal Church, where Obama and his wife attended a service.

Before heading to the Capitol, the Obamas will be joining President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, at the
White House for coffee.

This from AP on the service:

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 9:51 AM
Filed Under: Obama | Washington, DC

Michelle Obama is wearing an American designer this morning. (Did we expect anything else!?) Elizabeth Wellington, the Inquirer's fashion writer, gives us the scoop on her duds.

She'll be posting all day on the look in D.C.

Click here for Philly.com's politics page.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 12:27 AM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia

Melissa Dribben reports:

At 12:15, shortly after Obama finished his speech, the crowd on the west side of City Hall numbered in the hundreds.

About 10 police officers watched the gathering, which was loud but peaceful. Many people had ridden their bikes. Some videotaped the crowd. Almost all were young—in their 20s—and black and white.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 12:27 AM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia

 Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com staff:

12:31 a.m.

A crowd of several hundred people gathered on the north side of City Hall tonight to celebrate the historic election of President-elect Barack Obama.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 12:08 AM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia

Melissa Dribben reports:

I’m at Broad and Walnut Streets. People are walking through the street randomly walking up tp cars and high-fiving people. Total strangers are hugging each other.

I just saw a middle-aged white man walk up a car. A black man got out and the two of them were dancing around in the street.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:40 PM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia

Kia Gregory reports:

It’s pandemonium here on Broad St. in North Philadelphia on the Temple campus. Students are pouring into the streets to celebrate their joy at Sen. Obama’s victory. Young people are cheering. Those driving by are honking their horns and waving Obama signs out car windows.

One student, Temple freshman Ashley Allen, 18, was so excited and curious to see what was going on she came out onto the street wearing red and white pajamas. “I’m so happy to be in the city now,” she said.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:35 PM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia

Brittany Tallarico reports:

Kildare’s bar in Manayunk sold cans of Busch for $1.

When the election was called, everyone cheered and clapped and some started chanting, “Let’s take the Senate.”

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