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Inside Obama prayer service at St. John's. Oprah and Obama family.

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WASHINGTON--Hours before being sworn in as president Tuesday, Barack Obama and his family, close friends and associates were at a prayer service at St. John's, across from the White House.

Among those from Chicago present, according to a source in the service:

Oprah Winfrey, in the back;
Rahm. Emanuel;
Sen. Dick Durbin,
Alan Solow,
Nathan Diament,
Lester Crown,
Jim Crown, and
Michelle Obama cousin Rabbi Capers Funnye, the leader of a Southwest Side Chicago synagogue, Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation.

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thanks for explaining politics so i can understand, its kind of hard to find since the passing of "tim russert". however i do not understand how this particular stimulus package will help the american people, or has the gop been feeding me propaganda again, if so it might be working. i am a democrat, and support the president, just not this package. thanks for your time. John Times

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