Posted by: John_Hamilton on 01/20/2013 02:25 PM
Updated by: John_Hamilton on 01/20/2013 02:46 PM
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President Obama and Vice President Biden Take the Oath of Office
Washington, DC...Today, in two separate, private ceremonies, President Obama and Vice President Biden were officially sworn into office, marking the start of the second term. (The Constitution mandates that the President takes the oath on January 20. Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, the public inauguration ceremony and festivites will take place tomorrow, January 21)
President Obama took the oath, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, in the Blue Room of the White House, using a bible that belonged to First Lady Michelle Obama’s paternal grandparents.