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Armstrong has Taken His Presidential Oath; Will Now Watch Obama Take His

State Rep. Joe Armstrong, D-Knoxville, already has taken the oath of office as president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators although he doesn’t begin duties until Feb. 1, reports Georgiana Vines.
The group had its annual conference the first week of December in Washington, D.C., when he was sworn in, Armstrong said.
“It was the same week we met with President (Barack) Obama,” he said on Friday. Caucus representatives, including Armstrong, met with the president on ramifications of the “fiscal cliff.”
Obama was a member of the caucus when he was a state senator in Illinois in 1997-2004 before being elected to the U.S. Senate.
Armstrong said there’s a delay in being president until the organization’s financial books close this month and the 401(c)(3) organization is audited in January.
Armstrong said he has been invited in his leadership role to Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21 and plans to attend. He also went in 2009.

New Citizens Take Oath at MTSU

By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Hundreds of people became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Middle Tennessee State University on the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
About 300 men and women who have immigrated to Tennessee from all over the world gathered to take the naturalization oath on Constitution Day, 225 years after the ratification of the rules that dictate the powers of the federal government.
Normally these ceremonies are held in the federal courthouse in downtown Nashville, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown held the court session in the large university gymnasium in front of family and friends of the newest U.S. citizens.
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade spoke about the history of the Constitution and its amendments.

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Massey Takes Oath of Office as Senator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Becky Duncan Massey has been sworn in to represent Tennessee’s 6th District in the state senate.
The Knoxville Republican was sworn in Sunday before a crowd of about 100 people inside the auditorium of Central High School in Knoxville, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/rXaFCH).
The Senate swearing in usually takes place in Nashville, but Massey asked that the ceremony be in her hometown.
Massey defeated Democrat Gloria Johnson earlier this month to win the seat that was formerly held by Jamie Woodson.