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Capitol Words takes the U.S. Congressional record and looks at the words in it.  For example, don't ever let anyone tell you again that Congress never talks about imperialism.  In the last 7 years, there have  been several days on which it was entered into the record almost 10 times!    Of course, there have  been several days on which the word report was entered into the record almost 10,000 times. You can also compare how many times different words have been used - for example, India and Bangladesh - over time, and look at individual Congresspeople and which words they have used most frequently.  I'm not sure what it means that Trent Lott of Mississippi far and away used the words "absent" and "necessarily" more times than any other words in the last two years or so, or why there's a picture of a random woman where his picture ought to be. Anyway, try it out.  It's fun, and potentially useful!

Summary: 
Capitol Words takes the U.S. Congressional record and looks at the words in it.

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This really is neat, great

This really is neat, great find!

For example, don’t ever let anyone tell you again that Congress never talks about imperialism. In the last 7 years, there have been several days on which it was entered into the record almost 10 times!

Now, I am really curious to see the docs/Congressional testimonies where this word appeared, and what were the discussions surrounding it.

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