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Congress: Embracing the "wacko bird" label

The New York Times: “The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed two measures intended to curb gun violence, and the bills are now likely to go to the Senate floor for a full vote. But the committee postponed a vote on the most contentious measure — a proposal to reinstate an assault weapons ban — because its sponsor, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, was not at the committee’s meeting.”

Ted Cruz embraced and hit back against John McCain’s characterization of him as a “wacko bird” in a speech yesterday: “It is wonderful to be among friends or, as some might say, fellow wacko birds. If standing for the Constitution, standing for liberty, standing for values makes one a wacko bird … then I am pleased that birds of a feather flock together.”

Rand Paul says get rid of “marriage” as a term altogether.