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
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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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    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
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    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
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    President Barack Obama's vow to try again to close the Guantanamo Bay prison remains a tough sell in Congress.... More
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    The pre-10th century Kamakhya Temple have been run by the Bordeuri ... forcible attempting to even take over the management of the Debutter.” Another report talks of the agony of the residents of the Nilachal Hills, who sought solution to the rampant ...
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  • BJP now promoting MGNREGA with new names: Congress
    He was speaking at the party office here on the occasion of the 10th anniversary ... addressing a function here, Congress general secretary and in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Prakash criticised the Modi-led government saying it talks of Smart India ...
    02/2/2016 - 5:06 am | View Link
  • NDA government’s duplicity has been on display constantly this year
    Modi’s rhetoric apart, secretary-level talks were suspended by India in August when Pakistan ... Likewise, the outcome of the 10th ministerial meeting of the WTO was a major setback for India. India went into the negotiations seeking to arrive at a ...
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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.
    12/15/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Analysis: Despite Netanyahu's objections WH moves forward with Iran talks
    As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to Washington to speak critically about talks between the United States and ... is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.
    03/3/2015 - 6:50 am | View Link
  • Analysis | Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy – CRS Report – Katzman
    The JPA and further nuclear talks have eased tensions somewhat between Iran and ... Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress Kenneth Katzman has served in government and the private sector as an analyst in Persian Gulf affairs, with special ...
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  • National Guard Commanders Rise In Revolt Against Active Army; MG Rossi Questions Guard Combat Role
    And, in Maj. Gen. Tonini’s words, “the fiscal 2015 Pentagon budget process has now officially shifted to where the Army National Guard value and proven capabilities can finally get a fair hearing – the Halls of Congress.” Regular Army advocates ...
    03/11/2014 - 1:42 pm | View Link
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    02/4/2016 - 9:43 pm | View Website
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