The first day of a new Congress follows a well-established schedule, from oaths of office to leadership elections and rule changes. Here are ten of the highlights, gathered by POPVOX.
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Call it payback for Obama voting against confirming the right-wing justice. Instead of reading the oath, the cocky Justice John Roberts thought he could just recite it by memory.
The reasons why I left the U.S. have now been replaced with reasons why I want to be back there.
I did not recognize my government for eight years. Now it begins to make sense again.
This doesn't sound a whole lot like "change we can believe in." This sounds more like same-old-same-old cronyism and pay-to-play.
With slightly less than a month and a half to go before Barack Obama's inauguration, Washington, D.C. has officially reached the "freakout" point on the Richter scale of event planning.
Stevens files more dissents and separate opinions than any of his colleagues. He is the court's most outspoken defender of the need for judicial oversight of executive power.
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