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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

What did our congressmen and women do before technology? With all the tweeting, texting, blogging and kindling going on these days, it’s a wonder they have time to update their Facebook pages. Luckily, Bob Latta has a solution. Hopefully it’ll help Jim Oberstar, who seems to have a problem hitting the right tiny keys, or Sherrod Brown, who’s singularly averse to capital letters.

In other news, Rick Perry is going to the State Fair, Joe Wilson’s audiences aren’t quite as prolific as he might hope for, Eric Cantor is friends with someone called SWAC Girl (who may or may not be a conservative superhero), Jason Chaffetz is making friends in high places again and Arlen Specter is watching the playoffs. And we don’t know, John Shimkus, but we’re willing to bet that reading the entire Harry Potter series, even including “Quidditch Through The Ages,” is much more entertaining than reading the Baucus bill.

greshambarrett: Looking forward to sharing our conservative vision for job creation with the SC Federation of GOP Women this weekend in Beaufort.
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

SenSherrodBrown: With osu students at top 10 solar house – from ytown cbus akron toledo cleve wellington. I wanna live here. Sherrod
Sen. Sherrod Brown, OH.

GovernorPerry: what a beautiful day…perfect way to start the weekend is a trip out to the State Fair…
Gov. Rick Perry, TX.

IRL: Congrats to our Congressional interns and others who received their LSAT scores 2nite! Whew! Now on to law school applications. Good luck!
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

CongJoeWilson: 98 knowledgeable people from Hampton, Jasper, and Allendale counties at third town hall today, it inspires me to see caring people involved.
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

JimOberstar: It seems that several of the cherubs belonging to Minneswota’s Angles in Adoption (see the post below) came down…
Rep. James Oberstar, MN.

boblatta: Texting and Tweeting Too Much of a Hassle?
Rep. Bob Latta, OH.

EricCantor: Great photos from the Republican Roundup of this past weekend.
Rep. Eric Cantor, VA.

BarackObama: Health insurers are trying to mislead you—but their smoke and mirrors won’t work this time. Watch:
Barack Obama

Barbara_Boxer: New blog post up on ‘A Nation Transformed by Women’. Check it out!
Sen. Barbara Boxer, CA.

RepShimkus: RT @Senate_GOPs: The Baucus bill is bigger than the last two Harry Potter novels combined. [PDF]
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

jasoninthehouse: Headed out tonight with Utah County Major Crimes undercover unit. Should be interesting.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

newtgingrich: At mount vernon getting ready to do hannity on fox.
Newt Gingrich.

clairecmc: Fun and informative dinner last night. Sec Clinton hosted the women Senators.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

jasoninthehouse: Headed to a dinner with VP Cheney and Josh Bolton.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

jasoninthehouse: Oops. John Bolton……
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

cbrangel: Thank you for all of the constituent calls yesterday, supporting President Obama in reforming health insurance. I agree wholeheartedly.
Rep. Charles Rangel, NY.

jasoninthehouse: Good discussion with AG Holder as we walked from Cannon to Rayburn building. Chit chat with some GITMO comments from me.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

jasoninthehouse: The AG was very nice. Great to chat with him. Hope to do it again.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

RepShimkus: Swine is the other white meat, H1N1 is the flu. Let’s support our pork producers.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

keithellison: Whirlwind day. In an interfaith mtg on Capitol Hill – Muslim, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu and more. All from New Jersey.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

bobinglis: Jobs in SC’s forests, jobs in engineering, jobs in manufacturing. That’s what can come out of adding wood to coal. New energy works!
Rep. Bob Inglis, SC.

DanaRohrabacher: Just co-chaired a hearing on #humanrights abuses against women. I applauded actress Nicole Kidman, a witness, for her activism on the issue.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, CA.

IRL: Miami listed as least stressed US city, thanks 2 good weather and intl communities. We need 2 bring jobs n improve econ but getting better!
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

SenArlenSpecter: Congratulations Phillies on your back-to-back NL championships, and your forthcoming World Series win
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

clairecmc: If w
e reduce diabetes by as little as 10% a year,it changes the curve of the deficit.No one can be deficit hawk and not work for HC changes.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

clairecmc: I wonder how many Republicans cringe when Dick Cheney speaks?
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

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