CBS' Sharyl Attkisson surveyed the children and grandchildren, the celebrity spectators, the Majority Whip being presented with a real whip, and oaths by two Buddhists and one Mormon. ABC's Jake Tapper (subscription required) showed us a "more stoic Senate" including the oath by Robert Byrd, embarking on his ninth six-year term. NBC's Chip Reid cautioned the "giddy" Democrats: "With such a narrow majority in the Senate and with the President holding the veto pen, turning their agenda into law will not be easy."
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