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Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Transcript

Roll Call is continuing Twitter Q-and-A sessions with staff writers. The inaugural edition was with Steve Dennis and you can read that transcript here. White House reporter Jennifer Bendery followed here and Politics writer Steve Peoples answered questions here.

The latest edition was with writer John Stanton, who covered the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Since it was on Twitter, of course, his answers were kept to under 140 characters.

A transcript follows.



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Here we go – @ takes your questions in 3,2, 1 …

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Welcome to our 4th Twitter Q&A w/ @ ! He covers the House and covered Senate for 8 years. He’s also awesome.



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Thanks for all your questions — let’s get started!



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Q1! We’ll kick off the questions with one about CPAC: Who could be a dark horse in CPAC straw poll?


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Dale Peterson is my favorite for a dark horse candidate, could be because he’s giving away cowboy hats. ^@



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Q2! MT @: Why is CPAC important? @ who cares! Cpac is so full of … it … it makes me sick!



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.@ Partly because these CPACers are activists & voters at home plus media seems to care. ^@



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Q3! RT @ Thoughts on Dayton Accords Anniversary, Bosnia?



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.@ Demonstrates that taking an active role in other country’s affairs could be beneficial. (We answer Qs on any topic) ^@



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Q4! Lot of Qs like this from @ about headline on Romney story: ‘Hints at 2012 candidacy’ – too obvious?



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.@ Clearly he’s running – as evidenced by speech being full of slogans. But religion & challenge for campaign ^@



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Twitter Q&A briefly interrupted by Rent is Too Damn High guy in CPAC hotel lobby



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Q5! MT @ Is discretionary spending cap still too high?



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.@ Conservs say so but realistically, unclear what more they can do if we want to keep driving on roads, for instance ^@



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.@ House GOP’s biggest challenge is finding how to undo things we all take for granted. ^@



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Final question from Roll Call’s @ – Will there be more fallout over ex-Rep. Chris Lee?



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.@ Unlikely. Boehner did excellent job of squashing scandal in landspeed record of 2.5 hrs. ^@



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Thanks so much to @ for our 4th Twitter Q&A on busy day at CPAC. Transcript to be posted later.



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Most likely Q&A subject next week: the one & only Stu Rothenberg, who’ll be on the Twitter soon. Stay tuned for details. (Ed. note: You can now follow @stupolitics)

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