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2009-09-01 13:00:00

Contrary to common perception, special interest groups are not responsible for the partisan division in Congress "“ and often join bipartisan coalitions to support legislation, according to a Michigan State University political scientist.The same groups that line up on two sides in elections come together afterward to advance the same bills, said Matt Grossmann, assistant professor of political science.Grossmann cited the current debate over national health care as an example....

2009-01-06 15:19:47

Analysts said business tax cuts in President-elect Barack Obama's stimulus proposal were designed to show bipartisanship and win Republican votes. Tax cuts in the plan, allowing companies to write off more losses and count more for depreciation of assets, amount to about $100 billion. Further, a $3,000 tax credit for each new job created is designed to spur new hiring, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. The key way to think about this is from a political perspective rather than an economic...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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