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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Wednesday joked about a confrontation between fellow New York lawmaker Rep. Michael Grimm (R) and a local reporter, whom Grimm physically threatened Tuesday night for asking a question about a federal investigation into his campaign finances.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) couldn't bear to watch President Barack Obama promise to abuse his constitutional powers, his office said, so Tuesday night he walked right out of the State of the Union address.