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2009-04-02 16:13:00

Coverage of Capitol Hill, Fight for D.C. Voting Rights Among Topics to Be Discussed on 'Inside Government' WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two media mainstays inside the beltway, C-SPAN and The Progressive Review, will be featured this week on the American Federation of Government Employees' "Inside Government" radio show. The show will air on Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area....

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'