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Pigs, oil spills, and Lady Gaga are on lawmakers’ minds this week

Two big issues still cropping up on Twitter this week: the Gulf oil spill and immigration in Arizona. David Vitter wants President Obama to “wage it like a war.” We’re not quite sure what that means, although we always like the idea of predator drones. Nukes off the coast of Louisiana, not so much.

In other news, Kendrick Meek is making a comeback, and he has Magic Johnson and Time magazine on his side. Dana Rohrabacher is on FourSquare, Bob Inglis has a lot of pig metaphors under his belt, Peter Roskam is enjoying the White House fried chicken, and Jason Chaffetz is hanging out with the most famous Portuguese water dog in history. Jared Polis is a little scary. And we think Mark Warner is being overly optimistic (full disclosure—we’re English).

KendrickMeek RT @aliflorida: RT @KendrickMeek: Time: How Florida’s Forgotten Democrat Could Win the Senate Race
Rep. Kendrick Meek, FL.

Helen Thomas’ beliefs out of touch with American people; she cannot continue to report objectively on this admin.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, MN.

JohnCornyn Gotta love Gov. Christie
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

SenJohnMcCain Thanks again @mittromney for coming to Mesa, AZ!!
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

CongJeffMiller Back from helo flyover. There is a large sheen (not brownish oil slick but rainbow sheen) about 6 miles south of. . .
Rep. Jeff Miller, FL.

DanaRohrabacher I just unlocked the “Adventurer” badge on @foursquare!
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, CA.

DavidVitter Met w/ Obama yesterday,& let him know there is still not nearly enough improvement & he’s not waging it like a war.
Sen. David Vitter, LA.

Little Pigs. Little pork. Little earmark for a recreational lake. No go with one lady: “When you get to your credit limit STOP THE SPENDING!
Rep. Bob Inglis, SC.

Take Joe to Work week wraps up, grateful for all the jobs I got do and all the great hard working people I met.
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

jahimes Something to aspire to, most beautiful tweet ever:
Rep. Jim Himes, CT.

SteveKingIA Admiral Thad Allen, best man Obama could have named to command oil spill. His clarity and honesty are embarrassing Robert Gibbs right now.
Rep. Steve King, IA.

SenJohnMcCain AP:55 Bodies Recovered From Old Silver Mine In Mexico -another case of the terrible violence south of our border
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

KendrickMeek A message from Magic Johnson about Kendrick Meek
Rep. Kendrick Meek, FL.

RandyNeugebauer June is National Dairy Month. It’s time to thank our nation’s dairy farmers & enjoy some delicious dairy products:
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, TX.

jaredpolis new Lady Gaga video is out: Ale Ale jandro! #gaga #music #alejandro
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

MarkUdall Keith Olson asks via FB: “How can we use the trees that have been affected by the beetle to our advantage?” #AskUdall
Sen. Mark Udall, CO.

PeterRoskam At bi-partisan White House/Congressional picnic. Both sides of the aisle can agree on fried chicken!
Rep. Peter Roskam, IL.

jasoninthehouse At the White House picnic. This is the only Obama they let me hang out with.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

I just added a new bkground for my twitter from @tweetygotback I’ll customize more stuff going fwd; getting into twitter
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

repblumenauer White House picnic was great, Oregon salmon a show stopper. Joan Cirillo introduced me to the Oregon chef Jason Stoller Smith! A high light!
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, OR.

Daniel_Inouye Sen. Inouye is meeting with Scottish recording artist and UNAIDS goodwill ambassador Annie Lennox.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, HI.

PeterRoskam At lunch with Amity Shlaes, author of “The Forgotten Man.” Excellent insights on the economic lessons of the 1930s for today.
Rep. Peter Roskam, IL.

ChuckGrassley TheHill rated me hardest wking in Cong Follows 1 of most influentl ppl N Biz ethics
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

MarkWarner Just gave UK’s Amb to US a souvenir US World Cup team soccer ball along w/ my prdictn that America will beat England this Sat
Sen. Mark Warner, VA.

MaryFallin Great @WSJ piece on victorious GOP female candidates in primary elections. I’ll look to carry momentum forward in Okla!
Rep. Mary Fallin, OK.

Rep_Giffords Ever seen 200+ cattle brands in one place? You can do that & more in the Saddle & Spur Tavern, located in this AZ hotel
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, AZ.

USA Today: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law
Rep. Mike Rogers, AL.

Obama administration pretending Mexico not flooding U.S. with meth.
Rep. Mike Rogers, AL.

FrankPallone Chaired hearing today on antibiotics which are a double-edged sword. Overuse makes us immune, but correct use prevents spread of disease.
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

jaredpolis “like” me on facebook. That means u. Now. I know yer on facebook, y dont u like me?
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

Barbara Boxer gets it done – bam! On to the big fight.
Sen. John Kerry, MA.

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