Bush declares Obama Inauguration emergency to aid cash-strapped D.C.

The Associated Press reports President Bush declared an emergency in the District of Columbia at the request of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Fenty believes the size of the crowds arriving for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration will exceed the city’s ability to protect the public. The declaration allows federal aid from FEMA’s coffers to supplement the $15 million in federal funds already appropriated for the event. Read the rest of the brief at MSNBC.

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