September 9, 2011

THE HILL: Obama Speech Gets Cool Response From Republicans . . . and Democrats. “Democratic lawmakers in the chamber warmed up to the president’s speech as it rolled on but Obama did not get the same boisterous response from his party as at past State of the Union addresses. Democratic leaders including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (S.C.) refused to clap when Obama called on Congress to approve trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea, which elicited raucous applause from Republicans.”

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