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The comedic stylings of Republican Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Don't forget to tip your waiters! Try the Veal!
- WI Rep. Ron Johnson is claiming bragging rights for making Hillary Clinton angry. (BuzzFeed Politics)
- Texas! - So nutty that Texas elected him again a decade plus later, Rep. Steve Stockman is the closest Texas has gotten "to electing a gun." (Mother Jones)
- Putting the pp in Mississippi - Boss Hogg's hand-picked replacement, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R - what were you expecting?) says that every single American already has all the health care they need, you know, from emergency rooms. The Census Bureau estimates that nearly 49 million people were uninsured in 2011. Over 20 percent of working Americans don’t have health care, and 40 percent of the people living in poverty were unable to visit a doctor in 2010. Mississippi has a 19 percent uninsurance rate, which puts it near the bottom of all the states. (Think Progress)