Sitting in hair and makeup - the stylists have been here since 3:30am and are exhausted - they slept for only a few hours at the home of one of our booker's, some on his kitchen floor, others scattered about the house. It's all b/c u can't get into d.c. from Virginia this morning (bridges closed), so they had to sleep in d.c.

Cannot believe how many ppl are out on the streets at 5am - might as well be 5pm - hundreds and hundreds!! They are heading to the mall now - six hours ahead of the swearing-in - just to get their spots watching it on the big screens.

Pat my producer had to go to my hotel room to get my credentials for me b/c I forgot them - he said there were about 300 ppl lined up around the Starbucks. It's crazy here!

Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.