Eight incredible things that happened when 114th Congress convened

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Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp and circumstance beneath the Capitol Dome.

And if you weren’t following along or watching C-SPAN, here are some of the more incredible things that happened:

1. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, received a vote for House Speaker. Yes, Sen. Rand Paul.


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(So did Colin Powell).

2. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, gave everyone a thumbs up and a twirl:

3. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California and Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio:

4. Another awkward kiss, this time from Vice President Joe Biden:


5. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Illinois, apparently had some trouble keeping his eyes open.

6. Biden, exhibit B:

7. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, had a special gift for new Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.

8. Biden, exhibit C:

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