Monthly Archives: July 2012

House Vote to Audit the Federal Reserve and Senate Votes to Extend Bush Tax Cuts

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 327-98 vote to require a full audit of the Federal Reserve, a measure

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House: Vote to Repeal “Obamacare”

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 244-185 vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). The vote marked the 33rd time that the 112th House has voted to repeal or defund … Continue reading

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Judge Posner and Political Polarization

In a recent interview with NPR, Judge Richard Posner said that changes in the contemporary Republican Party has made him “less conservative.” Below, we use DW-NOMINATE Common Space scores to plot Judge Posner’s ideological location compared to the parties in … Continue reading

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House and Senate Votes on Highway, Student Loan, and NFIP Funding

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 373-52 vote and the Senate’s 74-19 vote to extending funding for highway, student loan, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) programs. The bill was the product of extended … Continue reading

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