Rep. Cohen: Pranked media with Cyndi Lauper tweet

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., who posted and then deleted what some called a flirtatious tweet directed at singer Cyndi Lauper, says that he was only trying to teach the media a lesson in cautious reporting.

Cohen to reporter: 'You're very attractive, but I'm not talking about it'

The lawmaker is known for his free-wheeling style.

Steve Cohen says he told fellow rep of his intentional tweet-delete ruse; rep denies it (updated)

The Tennessee Democrat held an unusual press conference to announce that his mysterious tweet, later deleted, about Cyndi Lauper being “hot,” was an intentional gag he played on the media.


Rep. Steve Cohen: I was tweeting my daughter during SOTU

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says the 24-year-old aspiring model with whom he exchanged tweets with during the 2013 State of the Union Address is his daughter.

Obama’s 7 State of the Union talking points. No. 1: Defending Obamacare

Obama will defend his signature health care law during his State of the Union speech


Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.).

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Tweeting at Cyndi Lauper, his true colors were shining through.

More members respond to inquiries about shutdown pay

More lawmakers respond and reach out after The Post first published data Thursday.