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Party Central rings in Obama inauguration at U.S. Embassy and then swings by NDP headquarters to some jubilant toasting Dippers

The U.S. Embassy luncheon was surprisingly short on familiar faces, but still managed to snatch Paul Dewar away from his NDP caucus.

We're not even to the end of January and already the word "historical" is in the running to become the most overused term of 2009. Even notoriously cynical Party Central can't help but admit that the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama really does fit the bill, however, which made it particularly lame that more was done to mark the Throne Speech of Canada's shortest Parliament than for the swearing-in of the man who after only a few days on the job has already become Omar Khadr's guardian angel.

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Party Central rings in Obama inauguration at U.S. Embassy and then swings by NDP headquarters to some jubilant toasting Dippers

The U.S. Embassy luncheon was surprisingly short on familiar faces, but still managed to snatch Paul Dewar away from his NDP caucus.

We're not even to the end of January and already the word "historical" is in the running to become the most overused term of 2009. Even notoriously cynical Party Central can't help but admit that the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama really does fit the bill, however, which made it particularly lame that more was done to mark the Throne Speech of Canada's shortest Parliament than for the swearing-in of the man who after only a few days on the job has already become Omar Khadr's guardian angel.

  

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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