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John Boehner Reveals What He Stared at During Obama's State of the Union Speech in Order to 'Make No News

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"Although, inside, I've got a lotta things rollin' through my mind."

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. On the left is Vice President Joe Biden; on the right is House Speaker John Boehner. (Image source: Pool/Getty Images)

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

WASHINGTON (AP) — How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and your job is to sit quietly behind him?

House Speaker John Boehner tells CBS' "60 Minutes" that during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech he focused on the back of the president's head, trying not to make news. The Ohio Republican can be seen throughout the hourlong speech listening politely but never smiling.

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. On the left is Vice President Joe Biden; on the right is House Speaker John Boehner. (Image source: Pool/Getty Images)

When asked if he practiced his scowl beforehand, Boehner said no.

He said, quote, "This is the president's night, and so I sit there and try to make no news. Although, inside, I've got a lotta things rollin' through my mind."

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