Obama Sworn In for 2nd Term

Takes oath of office just before noon

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 20, 2013 11:03 AM CST

(Newser) – President Obama has been sworn in for a second four-year term. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office today at 11:55am in the Blue Room of the White House. First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and a few reporters witnessed the ceremony. Obama will take the oath again tomorrow during a public swearing-in at the Capitol before hundreds of thousands of people. Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term this morning by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Gawker notes that after the swearing-in, Sasha Obama piped up, "Good job, daddy." The Washington Post has video here.

President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room, Sunday Jan. 20, 2013, as first lady Michelle Obama holds the Robinson Family Bible.
President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room, Sunday Jan. 20, 2013, as first lady Michelle Obama holds the Robinson Family Bible.   (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)
President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
President Obama is sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
President Obama is sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
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