Rep. Michele Bachmann made her 2012 presidential bid official Monday morning in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Minnesota Republican had a nice boost over the weekend with a second-place showing in the Des Moines Register poll of Iowa caucuses attendees. She aims to do well in the state and has been reminding Republicans of her roots there — she was born in Waterloo.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.