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2011-03-31 09:00:00

Facebook and other social media tools viewed as having greater political impact than in-person advocacy WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national poll of America's 18 to 29 year olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, now finds a majority of Millennials (55%) approve of the job performance of President Barack Obama, a rise of six percentage points from IOP polling conducted last October. The President's...

2009-12-03 10:08:00

Two-Thirds of Young Adults Oppose Sending More U.S. Troops to Afghanistan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, finds a majority (58%) of America's 18-29 year-olds approve of President Obama's job performance generally but disapprove of the President's handling of specific issues including the economy (52% disapprove), health care (52% disapprove) and...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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