POLITICS
04/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Congress On Twitter: More Than A Third Of Lawmakers Tweet

Congress has spent the last year learning to tweet. More than a third of its members are doing it now. And if you thought the minute-to-minute musings of your best friends were boring ("I need coffee . . . I just saw a snowflake"), just wait.

Now we know that at 1:41 p.m. on Dec. 15, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) set out to deliver his holiday fruitcakes. Or that on Jan. 21 at 6:13 a.m., Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) was reading "Three Cups of Tea" and thought it was "great so far." Or that at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30, Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.) was excited to learn his state's own Stefanie Wittler had taken third place in the Miss America contest: "Strong woman. Great family!"

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