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111th Congress Chills Out on Terrorist Talk

Number of references in the Congressional Record to “terrorist attack”, by Congress:

111th Congress of 2009-2010: 47 (251*)
110th Congress of 2007-2008: 433
109th Congress of 2005-2006: 607
108th Congress of 2003-2004: 639
107th Congress of 2001-2002: 771
106th Congress of 1999-2000: 117
105th Congress of 1997-1998: 104

* 47 references to “terrorist attack” as of May 11, 2009. 251 references to “terrorist attack” will be made by the end of the 111th Congress at this rate.

5 thoughts on “111th Congress Chills Out on Terrorist Talk”

  1. qs says:

    Jim,

    You can blame Obama for this.

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  2. qs says:

    Senator Levin laments: The CIA is out to get us.

    So maybe he can’t blame all republicans?

  3. qs says:

    Senator Schumer says torture is acceptable in some situations.

    The dims are as inept as the republicans.

    1. J. Clifford says:

      Senator Schumer is one of my two U.S. Senators, both Democrats, and as a genuine liberal, I can tell you that I am pleased with neither one of them. They accept the right wing nationalist frame, and only posture against it when it’s politically convenient.

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