Politics & Government

January 25, 2012 7:25 AM

Sister Bertha goes to Washington for State of the Union

It's one of the biggest nights of the year in Washington's political culture. All of its glitterati are there: Congress, the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, the military brass and the diplomatic corps. But also crammed into the House chamber Tuesday night for the president's annual State of the Union address was a 75-year-old nun more accustomed to the company of Kansas City's homeless than the capital’s elite.

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