President Barack Obama’s official swearing-in is today (Sunday) — a brief, sparsely attended ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office today just before Noon ET, at the time and on the day the Constitution says his second term begins. Obama’s family will attend along with a few reporters. He isn’t expected to make a speech.
ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News and CNN will cover Sunday’s ceremony.
The Constitution requires the president’s term to start on Jan. 20, but because that falls on a Sunday this year, Obama will have two ceremonies: today’s legally required swearing-in and a larger, symbolic event on Monday, followed by his address, a parade and inaugural balls.
Vice President Joe Biden will be sworn in during a separate ceremony Sunday morning at the Naval Observatory.
President Obama Officially Sworn In (C-SPAN)
January 20, 2013 — The White House Blue Room