Que Pasa USA by Mystic Angel
January 2013
1Suspect in NYC subway death arrested before
2Bigger Tax Bite for Most Under Fiscal Pact
3 Two Women Sue After Roadside Body Cavity Search For Pot
4Common weeds that heal
5Unruly passenger taped to seat on Icelandair flight
6Ohio sheriff confronts protesters in football rape case
7Police Foil Teen's Bomb Plot on School
8Mother finds lost wallet, then distributes cash to her kids
9Breast-feeding Moms Unhappy With Mall’s Apology
10Boston declares health emergency amid U.S. flu outbreak
11Nico Marley, Bob Marley’s grandson, is a star prep LB headed for a bright collegiate future
13Police shoot armed suspect in San Diego theater
14Payroll Tax Takes a New Bite
15Children Record Song to Benefit Newtown, Conn., Causes(video)
16Newtown mom dreams about son, urges gun law reform
18Anonymous and encouraging message posted in university restroom
19Three hurt in firearm accident at North Carolina gun show
20Obama sworn in for a second term
21Brother vs. brother: John Harbaugh's Ravens beat Pats for Super Bowl date vs. Jim Harbaugh's 49ers
22Obama lauds progress on gay civil rights in inaugural address
24Gov. Scott can suck it
25Louisiana Police Officer Makes Mentally Disabled Teen's Dream Come True
26Awards Minute Video: What ever happened to Sacheen Littlefeather?
28Pa. Homeowner Sues Seller Over Home's Bloody Past
30Three shot at Phoenix office complex, manhunt for gunman under way
31Judge sentences convicted murderer Joel Lebron convicted of killing Ana Maria Angel in 2002
Obama sworn in for a second term
January 20, 2013

President Barack Obama on Sunday was officially sworn in for a second term in a private ceremony lasting just a few minutes at the White House.

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath of office in the White House Blue Room just before noon—the time on Jan. 20 by which the president must be sworn in as directed by the U.S. Constitution.

Because Jan. 20 fell on a Sunday this year, the official swearing-in was held in private with pooled press coverage and will be re-administered in public Monday at the U.S. Capitol.

First lady Michelle Obama held a family Bible—a gift from her late father to her mother—on which the president took the oath Sunday. Obama added "so help me God" at the end of the oath as has been customary.

Daughters Sasha and Malia stood with their parents.

"Good job, daddy," Sasha said to her father following the oath.

"I did it," he responded, as they embraced.

But Sasha had one more thing to add.

"You didn't mess up," she said. The president smiled.

There were no missteps this time around.

At the public swearing-in at the Capitol in 2009, the president and Roberts had an awkward exchange in which Roberts appeared to misplace the word “faithfully” during the oath. Roberts later re-adminstered the oath in private to quell any doubts about the authenticity of the swearing-in.

This time around, Roberts on Sunday read the oath from a sheet of paper he was holding.

Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in earlier Sunday at the Naval Observatory—the vice president’s official residence—by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who became on Sunday the first Hispanic to administer the oath of office.

Biden, surrounded by family, took the oath in a private ceremony attended by 120 guests, who included family, friends, former colleagues and others. He used a family Bible for the ceremony.

Following the formalities, Biden gestured at the large crowd applauding. “Justice, these are some of my friends and my family,” Biden said and explained that Sotomayor had to work to fit the swearing-in into her schedule and needed to immediately catch a train to New York.

Following Biden’s swearing-in, the president and vice president laid the traditional wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Obama family stopped at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington for a service on their way back from the cemetery.

Following his swearing-in, the president planned to spend time with his family Sunday before attending an inaugural reception at the National Building Museum scheduled for Sunday night.

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