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GOP lawmaker takes aim at Obamacare.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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The Week in Political News - A Belgium newspaper runs a feature that depicts President Obama and the first lady as apes; Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says Black lawmakers are "race hustlers"; Patrick Cannon steps down as Charlotte mayor after being charged with corruption; a Secret Service agent was found passed out in an Amsterdam hotel hallway; and more. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick) (Photo: BET)

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Newspaper Pleads Guilty to Bad Taste - The Belgium newspaper De Morgan issued an apology for a "satirical" feature that depicted Barack and Michelle Obama as apes and said the nation's first Black president sells weed. "In this case, we plead guilty of bad taste. We continue to be on the side of those that are battling any form of racism," the publication said. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Who's Hustling Whom? - In an interview with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly suggested that Black lawmakers, like Rep. Barbara Lee, don't want to have a serious conversation to address poverty and other key economic issues. "These race hustlers make a big living and they get voted into office by portraying their constituents as victims," he said.   (Photo: The O'Reilly Factor via FOX News)

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Who's Hustling Whom? - In an interview with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly suggested that Black lawmakers, like Rep. Barbara Lee, don't want to have a serious conversation to address poverty and other key economic issues. "These race hustlers make a big living and they get voted into office by portraying their constituents as victims," he said. (Photo: The O'Reilly Factor via FOX News)

Who Could Do Better? - Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld slammed Obama's foreign policy skills during an appearance on Fox News. "This administration, the White House, and the State Department, have failed to get a status of forces agreement [with Afghanistan]. A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement. It doesn't take a genius," Rumsfeld said.   (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Who Could Do Better? - Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld slammed Obama's foreign policy skills during an appearance on Fox News. "This administration, the White House, and the State Department, have failed to get a status of forces agreement [with Afghanistan]. A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement. It doesn't take a genius," Rumsfeld said. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bad Behavior - Members of the Secret Service are part of an extremely elite force but not immune to scandal. After hotel staff in the Netherlands discovered one inebriated agent passed out in a hallway before Obama's arrival, he and two colleagues, who didn't step up to prevent the embarrassing incident, were sent home. In 2010, 13 agents and officers were accused of cavorting with prostitutes and other locals during a trip to Columbia.   (Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Bad Behavior - Members of the Secret Service are part of an extremely elite force but not immune to scandal. After hotel staff in the Netherlands discovered one inebriated agent passed out in a hallway before Obama's arrival, he and two colleagues, who didn't step up to prevent the embarrassing incident, were sent home. In 2010, 13 agents and officers were accused of cavorting with prostitutes and other locals during a trip to Columbia.  (Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Some Theory - There's a broad range of reasons why millions of Americans are uninsured, but Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is running for the U.S. Senate and is also a physician, thinks he's got the real answer. They are "less educated" and "less sophisticated," he said at an annual meeting of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. They also will find the Affordable Care Act's application process too "complicated."(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Some Theory - There's a broad range of reasons why millions of Americans are uninsured, but Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is running for the U.S. Senate and is also a physician, thinks he's got the real answer. They are "less educated" and "less sophisticated," he said at an annual meeting of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. They also will find the Affordable Care Act's application process too "complicated."(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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That Didn't Take Long - Six months after being sworn in, Patrick Cannon is now Charlotte, North Carolina's former mayor. He was forced to resign after being charged with accepting about $48,000 in bribes, which he planned to use to launch a female hygiene product.  (Photo: AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Target Practice - Will Brooke, an Alabama Republican congressional candidate, literally took aim at the Affordable Care Act in a campaign ad. ?We?re down here to have a little fun today and talk about two serious subjects: the Second Amendment and see how much damage we can do to this copy of Obamacare," said Brooke, who took aim at a copy of the ad using various firearms.   (Photo: Will Brooke via YouTube)

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Target Practice - Will Brooke, an Alabama Republican congressional candidate, literally took aim at the Affordable Care Act in a campaign ad. “We’re down here to have a little fun today and talk about two serious subjects: the Second Amendment and see how much damage we can do to this copy of Obamacare," said Brooke, who took aim at a copy of the ad using various firearms. (Photo: Will Brooke via YouTube)