WATCH: President Obama Officially Sworn Into Office For Second Term

Barack Obama was sworn into his second term as president by Chief Justice John Roberts today at noon in a private ceremony at the White House.

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God,” said Obama in his oath.

Justice Roberts, who tripped up during the President’s first inauguration, managed to do the job right this time. Of course, there’s always a chance he can flub tomorrow, during the larger public ceremony outside the Capitol. (The Constitution mandates the president must begin his term on January 20, which this year falls on a Sunday.)


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  • Charli Girl

    Welcome back Mr President!

  • 2eo

    After all the lying, gerrymandering, falsely registering ballots and outright cheating by the Republicans Obama still won.

    I sincerely hope the days of the GOP are over, they’ve moved from the election into mocking the dead at Sandy Hook, so it isn’t over yet.

  • northwest

    Can’t wait to see what President Obama has in store for his second term in office. His first term was pretty remarkable considering what he had to fight against.

  • Lefty

    More drones, more prosecutions of whistle-blowers and more Wall Streeters promoted to positions of power.
    And more vocal support for gay people while allowing individual states to dictate how much of our rights they’ll allow us to have.
    Welcome back, Mr. President…

    (I doubt there was a sane person on the entire planet who didn’t breathe a sigh of relief when Romney lost. It doesn’t follow that we have to be blind to the immense failings of the alternative…)

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