Analysis: Congress Talks Like 10th Graders

Members of Congress on average speak at the same level as high school sophomores, a new report says.

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  • Talk:10th United States Congress
    Talk:10th United States Congress ... is within the scope of WikiProject U.S. Congress, ... just modified one external link on 10th United States Congress.
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  • Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders ...
    Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows. ... At what grade level do members of Congress speak? How sad is that! The trend seems bad.
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  • Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th ...
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