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Schumer visa

Schumer visa  n.— «A growing number of Congress members are attempting to pull the plug on their efforts to secure highly prized diversity visas. The application period for the visas, commonly referred to as Schumer Visas, runs until Dec...

Cajun

Cajun  adj.— «In Washington state, supporters of the change to an open primary system referred to it as a “top two” or “Cajun” system, and argued that it empowers voters and takes power away from the big political...

court stripping

court stripping  n.— «Though Mr. DeLay in previous years has raised impeachment as a possibility, his recent focus is for Congress to limit judges’ jurisdiction—”court stripping” in the parlance of opponents.» —“Politics:...

bang in

bang in  v.— «By the end of the Columbus Day weekend, more than 70 officers charged with protecting Congress had called in sick. It was the largest number of Capitol Police officers who ever had “banged in.” Many of them say...

show the flag

show the flag  v.— «One of the most time honored—and simplest—methods of lobbying is called “showing the flag.” It works this way: When a critical vote is imminent in Congress, representatives of contesting points of view show...

carpet-crossing

carpet-crossing  n.— «During the First Republic when the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC) and the Action Group (AG) were the dominant political parties, indiscipline among politicians took...