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Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) got a pretty rough earful from an older looking man at a meeting with senior citizens in Fremont, CA, and, well, said a couple less-than-artful things. The man ended his attack on health reform by telling Stark, "Mr. Congressman, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."

Stark responded, "I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine."

Phew. Because peeing on a constituent probably wouldn't be a great way for Stark to get re-elected.

Here's the video:

A Republican House member from South Carolina, Bob Inglis, is now calling on his fellow South Carolina GOP Congressman Joe Wilson to apologize to the House for his "You lie!" outburst.

Inglis has posted this one Twitter: "Just said to GOP Conference meeting what I said privately to Joe Wilson: apologize to House for rule violation."

He then followed it up with this: "Part 1: Joe Wilson apologized to President. Part 2: He should apologize to House for rule violation. That would end the matter."

And this: "Joe Wilson analogy: I speed, lose control of my car and hit your car. Part 1: I fix your car. Part 2: I pay my speeding ticket. Case closed."

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In a new web ad from Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) re-election campaign, his wife defends his passion and work ethic, but confessed calling the heckler a "nut."

"I said, 'Joe, who's the nut that hollered out, "You lie?"' Roxanne Wilson says in the ad. "And he goes, 'It was me' .... I couldn't believe that Joe would say that. But he is very passionate."

She attributed the outburst to the anger her husband had seen "in the trenches" at health care town halls. She said she appreciated President's Obama graciousness in accepting Joe Wilson's apology.

She also recounted when she met her husband, at "teenage Republican camp" in 1966.

Video after the jump.

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele has released a new statement condemning the House Democrats' upcoming motion of disapproval against Rep. Joe Wilson -- which Steele incorrectly refers to as a censure -- in yet another sign that the Republicans are closing ranks around Wilson:

"In another stunning example of hypocrisy, congressional Democrats are wasting taxpayers' time and resources on a legislative measure to censure Congressman Joe Wilson so they don't have to talk about their exceedingly unpopular health care plan. Without question, Joe Wilson made a terrible error in judgment and has wasted no time in extending a personal apology to the president. The president has accepted his apology.

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Vice President Joe Biden landed in Iraq Tuesday in an unannounced visit in which he'll meet with Iraqi leaders and U.S. troops.

According to the press pool report, "the C17 carrying Vice President Biden touched down at Baghdad International Airport at 4:20pm." The trip over was "uneventful", with a departure from Andrews Air Force Base Monday evening and a change of planes at an air force base in England.

According to a White House press release, Biden with meet with Iraq's President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki among a number of other officials. This is Biden's third trip to Iraq this year. His previous visits were in January and July.

The Senate Finance Committee will soon begin debating a health care bill that will likely be unveiled this week, and already, a tug of war is emerging between committee Democrats who want to bolster a number of measures and Republican negotiators who want to see the bill get smaller.

Democrats are largely concerned that the plan won't offer uninsured Americans the sufficiently generous subsidies they'll need in order to afford the health insurance they'll be required to buy.

Addressing that issue, though, seems mutually exclusive from meeting the goals of ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), both of whom want the price of the bill to be significantly lower than it is, and also object to a plan to pay for it by imposing fees on insurance companies.

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Steve Nunn, the Kentucky Republican former gubernatorial candidate and state lawmaker, has been charged in the murder of his former fiancée Amanda Ross.

As we told you Friday, Nunn was found with a gun and slit wrists in the cemetery where his parents are buried, hours after Ross -- with whom he had had a tumultuous and violent relationship -- was found shot to death in the parking lot of her Lexington apartment.

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President Obama leapt to Taylor Swift's defense yesterday, calling out Kanye West for being a "jackass" at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night.

When Swift, a country singer, won the award for best female video, West took the microphone from her and praised Beyonce, who was also nominated for the award. (Watch the video.)

"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential," tweeted ABC's Terry Moran.

Obama made the comment during a portion of an interview with CNBC, a portion that happened to be off-the-record. Moran's tweet was quickly deleted and ABC issued an apology to both the White House and CNBC.

Late Update: TMZ obtained audio of the president's comments. Listen.

President Obama is scheduled to make several public appearances and speeches today.

First, at 10:40 a.m., he's scheduled to host a roundtable discussion with GM workers at a plant in Warren, OH. Afterward he'll deliver remarks on the economy to the plant's workers.

At 1:40 p.m., the President is scheduled to deliver remarks at an AFL-CIO convention in Pittsburgh.

He'll then fly to Philadelphia, where he's scheduled to speak at a fundraising event for Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter, who faces a tough Senate re-election race next year.

Obama Privately Calls Kanye West A Jackass; ABC Apologizes For Publishing It During an interview with CNBC, President Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" for his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards -- which ABC News then published on Twitter, even though that was intended to have been an off-the-record comment. ABC has now apologized: "This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again."

Obama's Day Ahead President Obama will depart form the White House at 9 a.m. ET, arriving at 10:15 a.m. ET at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Ohio. At 10:40 a.m. ET, he will host a roundtable discussion with workers at the Lordstown Complex General Motors Plant in Warren, Ohio, and he will deliver remarks on the economy at 11:10 a.m. ET. He will depart from Warren at 11:50 a.m. ET, arriving at 12:20 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He will speak at 1:40 p.m. ET at the AFL-CIO Convention, then leave at 2:45 p.m. ET for Philadelphia. At 4:10 p.m. ET, he will speak at a fundraiser for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), and also at another Specter fundraiser at 6 p.m. ET. He will depart form Philadelphia International Airpot at 6:55 p.m. ET, arriving back at the White House at 7:55 p.m. ET.

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