Swearing age-old oath, Obama steps into 2nd term

Posted at: 01/20/2013 9:05 PM
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama was sworn in for four more years Sunday in a simple ceremony at the White House, embarking on a second-term quest to restore a still-shaky economy and combat terrorists overseas while swearing an age-old oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution.

"I did it," a smiling president said to his daughter Sasha seconds after following Chief Justice John Roberts in reciting the oath of office.

First lady Michelle Obama and the couple's other daughter, Malia, were among relatives who bore witness.