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President Obama Sworn In For A Second Term


The bible used in the swearing in came from first lady's family. Michelle Obama held the bible, which was a gift from the first lady's father, Fraser Robinson III, to his mother, LaVaughn Delores Robinson, on Mother's Day in 1958, according to White House pool report. "Mrs. Robinson was the first African American woman manager of a Moody Bible Institute's bookstore; this was the only Bible she ever used," the Presidential Inaugural Committee's media guide reads.

"Thank you Mr. Chief Justice, thank you so much," Obama said after taking the oath of office.

The oath went smoother than four years ago, when the president and the chief justice failed to exactly recite the 35-word oath as specified in the Constitution during the Inaugural ceremony on the steps of the capitol and had to re-do the oath a second time at the White House the next day.

After taking the oath, Obama hugged the first lady and his daughters. "Good job, daddy," Sasha said. "I did it," Obama replied. "You didn't mess up," Sasha said.