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My opinion on the font used in the president’s speech. I recreated it as well as I could in the 5 minutes I have. If the image quality is bad, I’m sorry; I can’t get tumblr to make it nicer on dashboards. It looks better on my blog.
In my non-professional opinion: The font is good old Times New Roman, with line spacing increased. The reason it looks different is because it also has tracking - the spaces in between the letters - increased, and the kerning - the relationship between specific letters to make the word flow better - is changed.
I could be wrong, though. I wouldn’t swear to it in court…
And there we have it. Nice job, bibliospork!
A detailed look from White House photographer Pete Souza at Barack Obama, Copy Editor in Chief.
A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama’s recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago.
Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital.
Authorities say Hadiya was one of about 12 teenagers sheltering from heavy rain under a canopy when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and opened fire. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. No arrests have been made.
President Obama in his Inauguration speech, as prepared. You can watch here.
These are gloomy times for an inauguration. In Newsweek, Evan Thomas asks: On Monday, can the president rise to the occasion with a historically inspiring message?
Watch President Obama age from January 2009 to December 2012. Connie Mariano, White House physician from 1992 to 2001, observes, “It’s like they went in a time machine and fast-forwarded eight years in the span of four years.”
Not on Twitter? You can see Obama’s answers during the next hour’s fiscal cliff Twitter townhall on our Storify.