President Barack Obama Sworn in for Second Term in Low Key Ceremony
President Obama took the official oath of office at approximately 11:55 a.m today in a quiet ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House. Obama's family attended along with several members of the media.
The ceremony occurred because of a Constitutional requirement that the president begins his second term by noon on Jan. 20. Obama will be sworn in a second time on Monday, when he takes the oath of office in front of thousands of people at the U.S. Capitol.
After Obama swears in for the final time on Monday, he will have matched President Franklin Roosevelt's record of being sworn in as the nation's leader four times.