Politics Obama received 87 rounds of applause during State of the Union address February 12, 2013 | Modified: February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm Leave a comment According to the official White House transcript, President Obama received 87 rounds of applause from members of Congress this evening during his State of the Union address. (h/t Zeke Miller) Sign Up for the Politics Digest newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Politics Digest newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Politics Digest newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.