Raj Goyle

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Black Ties, Booze And Access Marks Of Inauguration

South Carolinians will be celebrating President Barack Obama’s inauguration with cocktails amid the Hope Diamond and dinosaur fossils at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. Minority government contractors will huddle at a downtown restaurant known as a lobbyists’ hotspot. And the nation’s largest gay rights group is promising a star-studded night at the storied Mayflower Hotel.