U.S. Senator Rand Paul smiles after taking the oath of office during a ceremonial re-enactment in Washington

 
U.S. Senator Rand Paul smiles after taking the oath of office  during a ceremonial re-enactment in Washington
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) smiles after taking the oath of office during a ceremonial re-enactment in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 5, 2011. Paul was one of the Republican U.S. Senate candidates strongly supported by the Tea Party movement during the November U.S. mid-term congressional elections. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)