#Twoppics – Politics: Cut, Cap & Balance, Gang of Six, Rupert Murdoch

Twoppics...taking a look at what people on Twitter are saying about the hottest political stories of the day...

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Today's first Twoppic...the Cut, Cap & Balancelegislation passed in the House.  The measure requires immediate budget cuts, caps in future spending and a Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget.   Support was mixed, even within the parties - 9 Republicans votes no, 5 Democrats voted yes.  Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul took to Twitter to explain why he wasn't supporting the bill...

Democratic Congressmen also spoke out on Twitter, including New Jersey's Frank Pallone...

As for the public, Twitter's split again.  @pastornick supports...

and @parislady1492 leads the opposition...

The bill is attached to a raise in the nation's debt ceiling, which leads us to today's next Twoppic...the Gang of Six.  The bipartisan group of Senators is presenting their proposal for deficit legislation, and it's getting a key backer...

"That is broadly consistent with the approach that I've urged."

...President Obama giving a partial endorsement of the package, which will cut about $4 trillion from the deficit over the next decade.  That endorsement is enough for some on Twitter, including @mtmarchman...

http://twitter.com/#!/mtmarchman/status/93445234465308672

...to disapprove of the deal.  There is almost equal support, however, including @photosbyms...

Finally, we have some politics from across the pond.  NewsCorp chief Rupert Murdoch testified before a Parliamentary Committee looking into the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the now-closed The News of the World.  Murdoch apologized, saying he is the man to clean up the mess...but also said his day-to-day involvement with the tabloid was minimal...

"(Mr. Murdoch, do you accept that, ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco?) No. (You're not responsible? Who is responsible?) The people that I trusted to run it, and then maybe the people they trusted."

That was enough to raise questions with @ScaryElfLady...

The moment stealing headlines, however, is the man to attacked Murdoch during the hearing with what appeared to be some sort of shaving cream-like pie.  Wendi Deng, Murdoch's wife, got a little shot in at the attacker, drawing praise from Parliament members...

"Mr. Murdoch, your wife has a very good left hook. ((laughter))  (Deng) Thank you."

...as well as @NickKristof...

I'm @Chris_Hoenig and those are your hot #Twoppics on FOX News Radio.