State of the Union liveblog tonight!

Check back at 8 for thrilling live coverage of the most important speech of the year

By Alex Pareene
Published January 25, 2011 10:45PM (EST)

Tea Party Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito are expected to skip to night's State of the Union address -- David Koch's invited them to watch the Clippers-Mavericks game projected on a massive screen at Lincoln Center's 2,500-seat David H. Koch Theater instead, I think, unless I just made that up -- but I will be here to liveblog the entire unpredictable and thrilling event. So come on back to the War Room at 8 PM eastern for up-to-the-minute standing ovation counts and close readings of the body language of the members of Congress silly enough to agree to sit next to people from the other party. I assume the full text of Obama's remarks will leak online soon enough, too, so we can focus on the really important stuff, like Joe Biden's facial expressions.

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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