President Barack Obama
Democrat and former Illinois senator starting his second term as 44th president.
Vice President Joe Biden
Democrat and former Delaware senator starting his second term.
presidential oath of office
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Jan. 20 at White House to comply with automatic start of second term under 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
Ceremony at noon, Jan. 21, on the west front of the Capitol.
Published in 1853 and used by President Abraham Lincoln at his inauguration. President Obama used it for his first swearing-in and is likely to use it again.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
Administers the oath of office. He mixed up the words four years ago at the public ceremony, requiring a do-over in private.
Capitalize only when referring to the collection of events that include inauguration of a U.S. president; lowercase in other uses: Inauguration Day is Jan. 21. This is the 57th inauguration. The shorthand term I-Day is used by some planners. AP avoids it except in direct quotes.