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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 did last week's edition.

This week, politics reporter Steve Peoples answered questions about 2012. Since it was on Twitter, of course, his answers were kept to under 140 characters.

A transcript follows.

 

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Just a few mins to Twitter Q&A — send in questions for @ now! His stories from NH: &

 

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RollCall's @ finishes his chicken soup & prepares to take your Qs in 3, 2, 1 ...

 

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Welcome to our 3rd Twitter Q&A w/ @ ! He covers politics w/ primary focus on N.east. He's been here 7 mos was at ProJo 7 yrs.

 

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

 

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Q1 ! RT @: @ @ how much research goes into the job, and how much is simply recording quotes?

 

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

 

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Q1 ! RT @: @ @ how much research goes into the job, and how much is simply recording quotes?

 

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.@ Research big part of job so I know what to ask & best ppl to find. Best reporting is from field like my NH trip ^@

 

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Q2 ! MT @: W/ healthcare, are republicans planning to do away with all or do they want to incorp some. I have yet to see a plan

 

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.@ I haven't seen plan yet, mostly rhetoric. Dangerous pol issue since some benefits popular. Expect small changes ^@

 

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Q3 ! RT @ Do you see any chance for Gulf Coast 8(a) Certification Extension by Sen. Mary Landrieu, Chair of Senate SBA Oversight?

 

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.@ Not following this partic. bill, but if it costs money & doesn't create jobs, chances for full passage slim ^@

 

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Q4! MT @ Why aren't these guys [Rivera] vetted while campaigning? Seems as though all of this could have been uncovered prior to Nov

 

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.@ That Q was in re: Freshman David Rivera (R) & some ethics issues. ^@

 

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.@ They are vetted but so much mud slung in campaign much isn't taken seriously. Rivera's troubles appear to be worsening ^@

 

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Q5! RT @: @ Why is the wasting time redefining rape (but only for poor women) when they need to be fixing the economy?

 

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.@ Actually, pro-life Dems onboard w/ this issue too, but abortion is defining issue for GOP especially as econ improves ^@

 

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Q6! MT @: Don't you think that the is overplaying as if they fear him? (just as GWB overplaying John Edwards in '04)
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