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State of the Union 2014: By the Numbers

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As all the talk about the words in President Obama’s State of the Union address continues, here’s the speech by the numbers:

  • 80 applause interruptions
  • 15 minutes, 36 seconds – total length of those interruptions
  • 3 laughter interruptions
  • 40 standing ovations (19 of them bipartisan, 21 Democrats-only)
  • 36 rounds of bipartisan applause
  • 42 rounds of Democrats-only applause
  • 2 rounds where it was too hard to tell

And for some historical perspective, this was the second-most-interrupted State of the Union the president has delivered. He got more applause in 2010, getting interrupted 102 times for applause.

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