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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    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    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
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps
    President Barack Obama's vow to try again to close the Guantanamo Bay prison remains a tough sell in Congress.... More
  • Analysis: unmasking the 7 governors who want Buhari to run in 2019
    On Friday, seven governors on the platform of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhamadu Buhari in Aso Rock Villa after which they told Nigerians that their visit to the president was to encourage him to seek reelection come 2019.
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  • Stocks lower after GOP releases new tax bill
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  • Nepal: Tripartite Talks Fail And The Show Continues – Analysis
    On the 10th of December, after many false starts the agitating Madhesi Group UDMF consisting of its four leaders met the representatives of the ruling coalition and the Nepali Congress leaders ... It was no surprise that the talks failed.
    12/16/2015 - 6:08 am | View Link
  • Amit Shah to begin Uttar Pradesh innings on June 12
    Shah would interact with grassroots workers and hold deliberations with the top brass of the party, including state president Laxmikant Bajpayi. Amit Shah, a close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and national general secretary of the BJP, will ...
    06/6/2013 - 1:21 pm | View Link
  • Numsa: Our problems with the NDP
    Numsa was one of the sponsors of a special resolution at the Congress of South African Trade Unions's 10th national congress in September 2009 on the green paper on the national planning commission. The resolution we sponsored called for an alignment of ...
    04/26/2013 - 1:00 am | View Link
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  • 10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress |
    10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress. The 10th Annual Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress organised by Caring Times and the Journal of Dementia Care was held on the 19 th April at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and attended by over 150 people.
    04/22/2018 - 5:15 pm | View Website
  • Wires
    5 Hours Ago. MENLO PARK, Calif.— Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.
    04/22/2018 - 2:59 pm | View Website
  • Meaning Conference 2018 | August 2-5, 2018 in Vancouver ...
    Join researchers and practitioners from over 30 countries at the 2018 Meaning Conference, a “big tent” gathering known for its inclusivity, integration, and innovation in meaning research and its applications since 2000.
    04/22/2018 - 1:47 pm | View Website
  • Psychiatry
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    04/22/2018 - 12:00 pm | View Website
  • NEWS ON AIR : News On AIR brings the Latest & Top Breaking ...
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    04/22/2018 - 11:24 am | View Website
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