Posted by | January 21, 2009 20:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

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Fox News is reporting that President Obama retook the presidential oath at 7:35 p.m. ET tonight. 


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The first attempt


The do-over occurred in the Map Room of the White House. Administering the oath for the second time was Chief Justice John Roberts, who flubbed it yesterday.


UPDATE: The Washington Times has the play-by-play:


“Are you ready to take the oath?” Mr. Roberts asked.

 

“I am and we are going to do it very slowly,” Mr. Obama replied.

 

It happened at 7:35 p.m., with no mistakes, and took 25 seconds.

 

Mr. Roberts said, “Congratulations, again.”

 

And now there’s a statement from White House Counsel Greg Craig:


“We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday. But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time.”

 

UPDATE #2: We now have audio.


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