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Questions tagged [inauguration]

Questions relating to the swearing in of a newly elected or appointed politician or official.

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Can an inauguration be delayed for any GOOD reason? [duplicate]

I ask this because with the amount of information regarding Trump, and the probability of Russian meddling in the 2016 election (from the FBI, CIA and NSA), dated 6 January 2017....was there a ...
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Can an incoming President take power slightly earlier or later to avoid conflict with a Sabbath?

The President's term is fixed to a specific length. That means its start and end dates are not dependent on which weekday is most convenient (as opposed to a national holiday like Veteran's Day), and ...
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What are the state-of-the art techniques for crowd size estimations? [closed]

The recent crowd size debate, (if we can call this a debate), on the inauguration reminded me of something that happens at every demonstration in France. The estimations of the number of demonstrators,...
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At Trump's inauguration, who is this dapper-looking man and why is he important?

While going looking at CNN's gigapixel picture from Trump's inauguration looking for funny faces and the like (great fun if you're looking to kill some time), this man caught my attention but I can't ...
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Why is there so much talk about this picture of crowd size at the inauguration?

Seems this has become the new issue of the new administration. Even Sean Spicer spent time during media briefing to talk about it and even went so far as to say “This was the largest audience to ...
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What were the goals of the woman's march during Trump's inauguration?

I've read there was a 2017 Women's March held on the day after President Trump's inauguration in Washington. It's not clear to me why? What's their motivation? And what goals do they hope to ...
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In which timezone's “noon” does the US presidency turn over?

I did a quick Google search of the US Constitution's 20th amendment, and it seems to me like section 1 doesn't specify a timezone. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on ...
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Was Mike Pence Vice President to Obama for a few minutes?

Mike Pence took his oath a few minutes before Donald Trump did. During those few minutes, was he Vice President to President Obama?
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Trump inauguration opposition

Some celebrities and also Democrats have boycotted Donald Trump's inauguration. There are also many demonstrations held in the country and in other countries. Has there been such a vast opposition ...
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Trump to prosecute rioters under Federal Law?

On the White House website President Trump's administration posts a decidedly change in law enforcement priorities: Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community One of the fundamental rights of ...
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At Trump's inauguration, who was the man in the wheelchair and why is he important?

I'm trying to figure out who is this guy in the wheelchair and why is he so "important". Both (now former president) Obama and Mr. President Donald Trump shook hands with him and had a little chat. ...
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Did China censor Obama's inauguration in 2013?

Apparently China censored the 2017 Presidential inauguration of the United States, forbidding media outlets from streaming the event or publishing photographs of it. Only reprints of state-written ...
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What were the military men doing behind Donald Trump when he began his speech?

Shortly after Trump was sworn in and began giving his speech there was a group of military men that lined up in formation behind him. They stood there for a short time before walking back. What were ...
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Prayer at the Presidential Inauguration

I'm watching the inauguration of the 45th president and am stunned2 that three Christian3 clergy persons pray for the president and the country, obviously in order to give the incoming president the ...