Blogging the Administration: The Early Press

What the online press is offering this morning: 

Slate has the president’s speech, as written by various readers.  The New York Times online has a similar feature, offering readers’ hope for the Obama administration, as well as readers’ photos of the events.  The New Republic again offers advice on the speech.  

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The Huffington Post headlines with a report on its inauguration party last night, including Adrianna Huffington’s comment, "We are all being inaugurated." The Post also reports that Jill Biden has indicated husband Joe had a choice between the Secretary of State job and the Vice Presidency.  The Wall Street Journal has a neat interactive feature of how different presidents’ approval readings compare.  

David Gibson at Beliefnet considers the religious affiliation of our country’s presidents and the tradition of inaugural prayers.  And the National Catholic Reporter has a story from Catholic News Service on Cardinal George’s indication that he is willing to work with Obama.  And Cathnewsusa.com has among its many offerings an analysis of the fact that there will be no Catholic priests on the dias this morning.  

And for a more People Magazine version of the day’s events, Gawker asks readers to pick the most beautiful member of Obama’s staff. There’s something for everybody...

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