Milad Ghasemi, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s medical school, said he has been in the United States for four years now. Though the New Year party was a couple of days late, he was having a good time, he told CQ Roll Call.
Huschmand, the organizer, had stipulated that the DJs in the outdoor dance area play only Persian and World dance music. They stuck to that, with the notable exceptions of Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean” and, perhaps necessitated by the times, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.”
“It’s cool,” Ghasemi said of the party. “I love it.”
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.