Monthly Archives: August 2012

Educational Needs Index Model 2.0 (Using Public Use Microdata Areas)

“Until recently, much of the data for geographic areas smaller than states were only available every ten years from the decennial census. Beginning in 2005, the Census Bureau began to provide a variety of data at the sub-state level for … Continue reading

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Texas Democrats: Judge who said Obama could trigger civil war should quit

“Obama, Head said, will “try to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations. What do you think the public’s going to do when that happens? We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil … Continue reading

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Hurricane Could Make a Mess of RNC

“They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French. True … Continue reading

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GOP lawmakers reprimanded after swim in Sea of Galilee

“McCarthy and Cantor were afraid that news of the swim would leak, anticipating how bad it would look for members of Congress to be seen drinking and swimming late at night.  They were mostly worried, however, because Yoder took off … Continue reading

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Missouri Republican claims ‘legitimate rape’ rarely results in pregnancy

“U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who won Missouri’s GOP Senate primary earlier this month and will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November’s general election, said Sunday that he misspoke when he claimed “legitimate rape” rarely resulted in pregnancy. Answering … Continue reading

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Meet Elvis: The virtual border official who knows if you’re lying

“A lie-detecting virtual border official nicknamed “Elvis” is the latest high-tech approach to securing borders in the United States. Developed by University of Arizona researchers in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the computer is known as the … Continue reading

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