Now this is change you can believe in: After eschewing big-money donations for first inauguration four years ago, President Obama was asking for donations up to $1 million to help him throw the two big inaugural balls.
Tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration are supposed to be free, but they're being peddled on eBay and Craigslist for up to $2,000 apiece.
The pastor chosen to deliver the benediction at President Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony Thursday after gay-rights groups complained that he once referred to homosexuality as a "sin."
After winning the 2008 election, then President-elect Obama promised the "most open and accessible Inauguration in history" by banning corporate contributions and placing a $50,000 limit on donations from individuals. Fast-forward four years and things are a lot different.