9:33 PM: I wouldn’t say President Obama is shouting this speech. But it’s not just the words that make it a fighting speech.
9:35 PM: For a second I thought Biden was lighting up a cigarette.
9:38 PM: I was sort of surprised to see Boehner clap for the energy waste line.
9:42 PM: The White House thinks there’s potential traction with this pre-school idea because they’ve identified some of the most innovative efforts in deep red states. No accident that Oklahoma and Georgia got the name check.
9:47 PM: Still sort of amazes me that Al Franken is a senator. And he’s pretty well positioned to get a second term.
9:49 PM: The pattern of members standing just there on immigration reform confirms me in being an immigration reform skeptic. I think it’ll happen eventually. But I think it’s going to be a much tougher grind than people imagine.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.