There is a lot going on in this photo from last yearís State of the Union address. President Barack Obamaís second State of the Union address had a different look and feel from others of the modern era. A number of Members chose to forgo the tradition of segregating themselves by party ó including (from left) Sens. John Kerry, John McCain and Tom Udall ó and all wore a ribbon to honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But that nightís ďKumbayaĒ moment didnít last long, with Congress spending almost all of 2011 locked in policy disagreements.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.