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February 2, 2023 Nearly all members of the 118th Congress have a bachelor’s degree – and most have a graduate degree, too

In the 118th Congress, 94% of representatives and all but one senator hold at least a bachelor’s degree, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

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January 31, 2023 As Russian invasion nears one-year mark, partisans grow further apart on U.S. support for Ukraine

The share of Republicans who say the U.S. gives too much aid to Ukraine has steadily increased, from 9% in March 2022 to 40% now.

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January 31, 2023 Republicans Leery of Compromise With Biden; Majority Want GOP To Focus on Investigations

While 64% of Republicans say GOP congressional leaders should “stand up” to Biden on matters important to their party’s voters, Democrats are more likely to say they would support efforts by leaders to find common ground.

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January 31, 2023 House Freedom Caucus on Twitter: Going negative and getting attention

House Freedom Caucus members and their allies produced 28% of all tweets from GOP House members between September 2022 and mid-January 2023.

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January 25, 2023 Many countries in Europe get a new government at least every two years

Belgium, Finland and Italy are among the European countries with the shortest median lengths of government.

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January 24, 2023 Key facts about Gab

About one-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of Gab, an alternative social media site, and 1% say that they get news there regularly.

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January 23, 2023 Freedom Caucus likely to play a bigger role in new GOP-led House. So who are they?

In the U.S. House, Freedom Caucus members and allies have less seniority than other Republicans and are more likely to come from the South.

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