State of the seating

Democrats and Republicans usually sit with members of their own party during the president's annual State of the Union speech. But this year, amid calls for more civility and less partisanship in Congress following the recent shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), some lawmakers plan to break that tradition.

Democrats and Republicans usually sit with members of their own party during the president's annual State of the Union speech. But this year, some lawmakers plan to break that tradition.

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