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State of the Union Rewind

For journalists and politicos, State of the Union addresses are the political equivalent of the Super Bowl, minus the tackling, cheerleaders, and half-time show.

One of the coolest things about covering the State of the Union is the post-speech media circus. Members eagerly file into Statuary Hall to talk with anxious local and national media outlets to share their impression of the event in light of the upcoming legislative session.

CBN News caught a colorful sampling of political feedback from lawmakers on the right and left. Here are a few clips Beltway Buzz wanted post.

Areas where Republicans agree with President Obama (sort of):

Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.


Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn.


Why President Obama 'bitterly disappointed' Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton:


Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, invited Trim Demiri, who was born in Kosovo and attends an Ohio community college, to be her guest. See his response:

Before signing off, Beltway Buzz would like to thank two people who made coverage for the State of the Union successful: web producer Crystal Woodall and videographer Jerome Young. The Buzz would also like to thank the many members who made time for us.