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Tweet Beat: Admiration Edition

Lawmakers this week love their children, constituents, broke European countries, and the ending of Lost.

Is it proud-parent week in Washington? Claire McCaskill, Bill Nelson, and Bob Inglis all have a lot of love for their kids at the moment, which never fails to make us go “aww.” And it isn’t just the parents: Mike Honda has the warm and fuzzies for Newsweek writer Andrew Romano, Jim Himes digs Greece, and Steve King is big fan of Tea Partiers. It certainly makes a change from all the sniping of yore. Long may it last.

In other news, Chris Lee’s office is apparently moonlighting as a travel bureau, Jason Chaffetz is cold (it’s always nice to see politicians liking something about Washington), Robert Menendez is excited about the Super Bowl, and Kendrick Meek is flying coach. We’ll miss Peter Roskam’s #lost updates, but we’re glad he’s not disappointed about the finale.

RepJimMatheson A resounding NO to UT senate candidates who say resume underground nuke tests. Remember Baneberry blast from 1970. Never again.
Rep. Jim Matheson, UT.

chrislee_ny26 Visiting DC this summer? My office can reserve tours for you at popular destinations. Call 202-225-5265 or visit
Rep. Chris Lee, NY.

RepMikeHonda [email protected] Loved the usage of Twitter in your last piece. I agree w/@chelliepingree, we should discuss how Dems are embracing New Media.
Rep. Mike Honda, CA.

USRepMikeDoyle 13.7 million uninsured young adults could gain health coverage as a result of the new health care law:
Rep. Mike Doyle, PA.

SenGillibrand Outraged by the sentencing of two gay Malawian men to 14 years in prison for expressing their love and commitment.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY.

RoyBlunt I fought President Bush’s immigration plan until he finally gave up on the idea. Again, we need to secure the border 1st.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

clairecmc I know I will be booed but. . . .–I have always said sports and politics don’t mix. I have always known that. . .
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

Spoke at AHEPA dinner (Hellenic society). Amid the $ trouble, gotta remember they invented democracy, architecture, olympics and souvlaki
Rep. Jim Himes, CT.

SteveKingIA Gatlinberg, TN Tea Party rally was thousands. Tea Parties are getting stronger. Constitutional Conservatives are the new majority makers.
Rep. Steve King, IA.

SenatorMenendez Glad I didn’t have to defend Rand Paul’s statements on Meet the Press. Rep extreme vs mainstream. One lesson, don’t cancel on Meet the Press
Sen. Robert Menendez, NJ.

clairecmc Cute little girl in the middle giving the peace sign is 21 today.Happy Birthday daughter Maddie. Love you.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

jasoninthehouse It is snowing this morning in Utah! I’m ready for some heat!
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

SenBillNelson My angel (Grace) and I are overjoyed. Our daughter has found her Mr. Right.
Sen. Bill Nelson, FL.

RepMikeCoffman My wife & I will be vacationing in Arizona this August recess. I encourage all Americans to do the same.
Rep. Mike Coffman, CO.

KendrickMeek RT @HH57: Can tell @KendrickMeek isn’t awash in corporate cash, as he’s got a worse coach seat on this MIA-DCA flight than I do.
Rep. Kendrick Meek, FL.

PeterRoskam Still talking about the end! Tempted to watch it again from the beginning to look for the foresadowing clues. Great closing! #lost
Rep. Peter Roskam, IL.

bobinglis To see some beautiful girls (they got their Mom’s looks and abilities) on a TV commercial, take a look at this:
Rep. Bob Inglis, SC.

JohnKerry Grade A bologna comparing Celts to Bruins, please no nervous nellies
Sen. John Kerry, MA.

SenatorMenendez Touchdown, New Jersey! We are hosting Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 in NJ!
Sen. Robert Menendez, NJ.

H.Res. 1189–Commending Lance Mackey on winning a record 4th straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

jasoninthehouse This is one of our upcoming votes. I will not support it. Will vote “present”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

Not stopping at #YouCut–American’s deserve a greater role in their government, check out #tcot #speakingout
Rep. Glenn Thompson, PA.

RepJimMatheson Astronaut Neil Armstrong–former moon walker—now testifying before House Science & Tech Committee. He looks great!
Rep. Jim Matheson, UT.

Randy_Forbes Total U.S. gang members = the 6th largest military in the world. And many are illegal immigrants. Read more on my blog:
Rep. Randy Forbes, VA.

Orrin Hatch
Offered an amend today that would punish people who falsely claim to be U.S. combat veterans:
Sen. Orrin Hatch, UT.

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