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TweetBeat: King James Edition

Basketball, barbecues, and the Beatles in this week’s TweetBeat

Members of Congress spent July 4 celebrating America’s independence from British rule. But that didn’t stop them from paying homage, Twitter-style, to a different king the rest of the week. That “king” would be King James, first name LeBron. As with seemingly everything else, Congressional leaders politicized the anticipation surrounding James’s announcement of where he’d sign. Also in this week’s roundup of best Congressional tweets: Beatles shoutouts, John Kerry laughs out loud, Joe Wilson talks about cutting fat and barbecues in the same tweet, and everyone complains about the heat.

timryan NEO loves you @kingjames. Believe in The Cleve! #pleasestaylebron
Rep. Tim Ryan, Ohio

PeterRoskam Bring on #LeBron! Plus, the $ he brings to Chicagoland will almost certainly create more #jobs than the #stimulus ever did.
Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois

JohnKerry Wow this Lebron annct is a mde for tv production beyond anything we’ve ever attmpted! Lol
Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts

petehoekstra Hot hot hot parade in Clawson today. Met lots of people.Good parade to be at. People glad to see me in se Michigan again. Positive response!
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Michigan

KendrickMeek Shocking! We agree RT @marcorubio: @kingjames(aka Lebron)come to Florida!
Rep. Kendrick Meek, Florida

FrankPallone Record-breaking heat wave this week in NJ–stay cool indoors and stay hydrated!
Rep. Frank Pallone, New Jersey

CongJoeWilson Time to Cut The Fat from the federal budget. I’ll be at BBQ places in SC today & tomorrow, asking you how we should Cut The Fat!
Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina

repaaronschock The height of narcissism: POTUS stimulus signs or @kingjames TV show tonight? #youcut
Rep. Aaron Schock, Illinois

ThadMcCotter It was 70 years ago today–Happy Birthday, Ringo! #Beatles
Rep. Thad McCotter, Michigan

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