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The best reactions to the State of the Union in GIFs

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 09:32:17-05

Some of those who attended President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night savored the moment by offering up memorable reactions for his last such speech. From cheers to yawns, Obama’s eighth address was a night to remember.

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Before Obama arrived for his final State of the Union address, Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan bantered. May the caption contest begin!

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First lady Michelle Obama was there, too.

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, whose presidential campaign has criticized Obama’s policies, was the only GOP presidential candidate in attendance.

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Biden pointed at the man who announced he’d put him in “mission control” in charge of making sure that America is the country that finds a cure to cancer.

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Hard to top Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s excitement shortly after Obama reminded the audience that America was the country that sent a man to the moon.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz listened intently during this year’s address as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ever so slightly adjusted in his seat.

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When Obama talked about defeating ISIL, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, likely had some thoughts about what needs to be done to defeat “radical Islam.”

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid full attention during this year’s address (last year she nodded off).

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Kim Davis, the Kentucky county court clerk who made headlines for refusing to marry a same-sex couple, made little movement during Obama’s remarks.

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Obama promised to keep the speech short but it ended up not being so brief. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, seemed to notice.

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And for some members of the audience it was already well past their bedtime.