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On Tuesday night, members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Supreme Court justices and a bunch of other folks gathered in the House chamber. They were there to hear President Obama speak, but many of them just wanted to meet this guy.

During his speech, Obama gave a shout-out to his GOP rival, House Speaker John A. Boehner, who traditionally sits behind the president during the State of the Union.

Vice President Biden, who as the president of the Senate also sits at the dais, liked what he heard.

Maybe he liked Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.)’s orange leather jacket?

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was more subdued when Obamacare came up.

After a while it was time to go, and Obama said goodnight.



State of the Union: When fashion is as loud – or muted – as the House chambers

Full Transcript: Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address


Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.



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