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United, we sit. Divided, we caucus. For one night Congress plays musical chairs.

By Monica Hesse and Jason Horowitz

Ever since Colorado Sen. Mark Udall (D) launched his "movement" to integrate Republicans and Democrats at the usually divided State of the Union address, more than 50 senators and representatives have signed on for the sit-in. Sen. Pat Leahy's office has promised that the Democratic senator from Vermont will be saving seats for his Republican pals. Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have declared themselves seat buddies: "Although Olympia and I are members of different political parties, we are first and foremost Americans," Landrieu said in a statement.

Common ground is right before your eyes, Congress.

Having a hard time finding a bipartisan perch in Tuesday's game of musical chairs? Here's a guide to some caucuses you may already belong to.

Create a caucus: Your seating arrangements for the 2011 State of the Union

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hessem@washpost.com, horowitzj@washpost.com

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