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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    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
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    4 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 ... 3 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and
    10/30/2014 - 11:09 am | View Link
  • Numsa National Executive Committee Statement On the Crisis in Cosatu -
    In the 8th Congress Cosatu said: "COSATU should initiate talks with a ... In the 10th Congress Cosatu said ... our very correct political ...
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    Indian Army observes Infantry Day -
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    A recent analysis by the Detroit ... who began serving in Congress in ... S. Senate candidate Greg Orman talks to ... 10th, 2014. (Photo: ...
    10/23/2014 - 9:59 am | View Link
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  • Modi’s World – Analysis
    And as the 10th-largest economy, India too matters to the world more ... In fact, neither party mentions relations with the US. The Congress talks about improving relations with all major powers and the BJP says Indian foreign policy will not be led ...
    04/10/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Analysis: Obama's Grand Plan for Mideast Shrinks
    This has attracted criticism and concern, not least from traditional U.S. allies such as the Saudis, who like the Israelis and many members of Congress are ... She noted that Obama and Kerry have restarted the Middle East peace talks, opened direct talks ...
    01/13/2014 - 10:05 am | View Link
  • Analysis: Obama's grand plan for Mideast shrinks
    This has attracted criticism and concern, not least from traditional U.S. allies such as the Saudis, who like the Israelis and many members of Congress are wary ... into the New Year as Kerry was making his 10th peacemaking trip to Israel and the Palestini ...
    01/12/2014 - 4:37 am | View Link
  • BAE warns of US govt shutdown impact
    The aerospace company revealed its financial performance is yet to be affected by the shutdown, which started earlier in the month after Congress failed to agree ... BAE is still in talks over the contract, but an agreement is yet to be reached as ...
    10/10/2013 - 11:45 am | View Link
  • Gorkhaland Statehood: 16 more arrested as bandh enters tenth day
    An all-party meeting called by the GJM is underway in the Darjeeling hills, with the TMC, CPI(M), Congress and GNLF remaining absent. Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed as the indefinite bandh entered 10th day ... insisted on talks only with the ...
    08/11/2013 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
    Mish's financial blog covers global news and macroeconomic events regarding the world economy. The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation, and hyperinflation ...
    10/30/2014 - 11:56 am | View Website
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    10/30/2014 - 9:25 am | View Website
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    10/30/2014 - 5:22 am | View Website
  • MDA 2015 International Conference on Mass Data Analysis of ...
    10th International Conference on Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals with Applications in Medicine, r/g/b Biotechnology, Food Industries and Dietetics, Biometry ...
    10/29/2014 - 1:37 pm | View Website
  • ENFC 2014 | The 11th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference
    The 11 th ENFC will start with a satellite meeting on “Genomics of Nitrogen-Fixing Microorganisms” followed by a keynote lecture. Based on past European Nitrogen ...
    10/29/2014 - 9:34 am | View Website
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