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Crapo To Sit With Dem For Speech

Sen. Mike Crapo is the only member of the Idaho delegation so far to sign on to an effort for members of Congress to sit with a lawmaker from the opposite party during the president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night. There’s no word on which Democrat that Crapo will be sitting with and, unlike many members of Congress, he’s kept it low key. Congresspeople from other states have been sending out press releases touting their participation in the bipartisan seating arrangement, a sign that the partisan atmosphere in Congress has become so poisonous that it’s reached the point where it’s considered a big deal where people sit. Alaska Sen. Murkowski is the main Republican championing the bipartisan date idea in the Senate, while Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is doing so in his party/Sean Cockerham, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you like the idea of Democrats and Republicans sitting together tonight to here President Obama's State of the Union speech?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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