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The best Congressional tweets of the week.

Lots of big news this week: a failed bomb plot in New York, a new anti-illegal-immigration policy in Arizona, an ongoing oil leak that threatens much of the Gulf Coast, and the arrival of Ahmadinejad in New York City. Not so staggering: the news from Lee Terry that the recently passed healthcare-reform law spends money (shock horror) to cover uninsured people (gasp). If you’ve only just noticed that, Representative Terry, you may want to consider seeing a doctor yourself.

In other news, Joe Wilson is campaigning, which means that he may start yelling things in inappropriate places again in order to raise his public profile (and funds). Frank Pallone, Jr. is at the Jersey Shore, which may be the first reference we’ve seen to that locale in over a year with no Snooki/J-Woww/guido reference. Jeff Miller hearts the Obama administration . . . not. And Lynn Jenkins is hanging out at Cair Paravel Latin school, having presumably arrived there through the back of a wardrobe.

CongJoeWilson Great morning going door to door in Bluffton. I appreciate enthusiastic supporters taking stickers and yardsigns.
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

zachwamp My heart is in W Tn after bad storms again. Will work with delegation + Gov to help all affected + will pray
Rep. Zach Wamp, TN.

I stand with 1000s of marchers across the US today who are protesting the abhorrent #Arizona law. We must pass comp immigration reform.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY.

LEETERRYNE ObamaCare spends more than $828 billion to cover people.
Rep. Lee Terry, NE.

FrankPallone Lots of people enjoying a beautiful Saturday at the Jersey Shore highlights why we can’t risk an oil spill like the BP disaster.
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

RT @foxnewsradio: NYC Mayor says there’s no evidence a failed car bombing in Times Square is linked to a large (cont)
Rep. Jerry Moran, KS.

RepSteveIsrael Ahmadinejad shouldn’t just be protested in NYC, he should be arrested and tried for incitement to commit genocide.
Rep. Steve Israel, NY.

SenArlenSpecter John Baer: “Specter still has it and Sestak didn’t bring it.”
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

RepJimMatheson New study confirms Cash for Clunkers program helped economy, environment. Avg fuel economy of new vehicles sold was up by 59% over clunkers
Rep. Jim Matheson. UT.

RepLynnJenkins Photo w/ students from Cair Paravel Latin School. Another example of the great young minds we have in KS
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, KS.

Pete Hoekstra petehoekstra One campaign person(opponent) got kicked out of forum w superintendents.Video taping when asked by hosts not to.Very rude of that campaign!
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI.

eltongallegly24 Thanks to @pluckypuppy for spreading the word on stopping crush videos #crushvideos
Rep. Elton Gallegly, CA.

RepPeteKing Last night’s arrest of Faisal Shahzad is a tremendous victory for the American people.
Rep. Pete King, NY.

CongJoeWilson [*] You can take Joe to work. Click here to find out how.
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

virginiafoxx It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. If you can read this, thank a teacher!
Rep. Virginia Foxx, NC.

clairecmc Now have 43 Senators on the letter pledging to never secretly hold a nomination and calling for the end of this very bad habit.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

ChuckGrassley At briefing on how bad the BP Gulf oil leak. Brief by several Cabinet members. Two wells must b drilld to fully solv issuE. Will take 90Days
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

CongJeffMiller Lvng brf on spill with Obama admin,boy do they think they are great.NOT
Rep. Jeff Miller, FL.

RepPeteKing Faisal Shahzad performed an act of treason & should lose his citizenship:
Rep. Pete King, NY.

MarkUdall ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Sen. Mark Udall, CO.

JackKingston Fight against clerical censorship continues. 35 mbrs urge Secy Gates to re-invite Franklin Graham 2 Natl Day of Prayer
Rep. Jack Kingston, GA.

ThadMcCotter Thanks. Once more damned by faint praise. 🙂 RT @bccohan: Fact: @ThadMcCotter just might be the coolest Representative in Congress.
Rep. Thaddeus, McCotter, MI.

jasoninthehouse Skipping VP Dick Cheney, who is also on the Hill, to visit with Mitt
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

clairecmc Coffee and bagels for Missouri visitors every Thursday morning in my office.Always a good reminder that my time in DC is about them, not me.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

ThadMcCotter Rash of bird attacks on pedestrians; Media
fingers “tweet partiers” angry about health care reform:
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, MI.

clairecmc More progress.We have every D Senator except Sen Byrd on the letter to end secret holds. 58 strong. Now we need to work on Rs. None so far.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

clairecmc Woohooo!!! First Republican signed the letter to never use a secret hold and abolish them. Big props to Sen Collins.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

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