via the Upshot: How often does Congress talk about Benghazi?
Earth Day rhetoric: Some fun (?) facts, via National Journal
1. Usage of the term “Earth Day” by Congress has waxed and waned during the last decade-and-a-half.
2. In recent years, it’s been a pretty partisan breakdown.
3. Case in point: No Republicans have uttered the words “Earth Day” on the House or Senate floor since 2010.
This viz uses Sunlight’s Capitol Words tool. Check it out!
When it comes to their mothers, are the nation’s lawmakers getting forgetful?
With Mother’s Day coming up, Sunlight decided to use our Capitol Words tool to see who in Congress talks about mom the most. Our database, which searches the Congressional Record back to 1996, indicates that talk of “mother” and “mom” has been tailing off in more recent years. Several of Congress’ top mother- and mom-mentioners are no longer in the nation’s top debating society.
More than three years ago, we launched a website called Capitol Words that gave an at-a-glance view of what word was most popular in Congress. Today, the Sunlight Foundation is unveiling the completely revamped and rewritten Capitol Words.