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From The House: Tune In At 11 For The Reading Of The Constitution

Jan 6, 2011

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When the now-Republican controlled House of Representatives convenes this morning, as we said earlier, one of the first bits of business will be the reading of the U.S. Constitution. It should begin around 11 a.m. ET. This is thought to be the first time in the history of the House it's been done.

If you want to watch and listen, there are several options — including:

— A live feed at new Speaker of the House John Boehner's official website.

— The cable news networks, of course.

We'll aim to have the audio added to this post later today.

It doesn't hurt to have a copy handy to read along. You might choose this one at the website of the National Archives.

Update at 3:40 p.m. ET. Here is the complete audio of the reading. It lasts about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Frank reports over at It's All Politics about the brief interruption by a "birther" in the gallery, who was then arrested. The first voice you'll here is House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH:

Update at 11 a.m. ET: The lawmakers are about to get going. Democrats have a few questions about what language will be included and not included based on amendments to the Constitution.

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