A just hired Repub committee member Rep.Curt Clawson

I'm familiar with your country. I love your country. And I understand the complications of so many languages and so many cultures and so many histories all rolled up in one," Clawson said. He added: "Anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I'm willing and enthusiastic about doing so."

He was talking with 2 state department officials who were introduced as such just minutes before (anyone with brown skin and funny names can't possibly be one of us).

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"First Take" panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the National Football League's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games, after he was indicted for allegedly physically assaulting his then-fiancee. The suspension was widely panned as lenient.

"I think that just talking about what guys shouldn't do, we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to try to make sure it doesn't happen … but at the same time, we also have to make sure that we learn as much as we can about elements of provocation," he added. "Not that there's real provocation, but the elements of provocation, you got to make sure that you address them. Because we've got to do is do what we can to try to prevent the situation from happening in any way. And I don't think that's broached enough, is all I'm saying