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24 minutes of applause.

By Judd Legum

"24 minutes of applause."

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“Without applause, practice runs have taken about 36 minutes. The [State of the Union] speech will likely extend to an hour as members of the joint session of Congress, the Supreme Court justices, the Cabinet and the Joint Chiefs of Staff applaud their favorite proposals and rhetorical flourishes.”

‹ Iran referred to U.N. Security Council.

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