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 n.— «I answered a phone call from Representative Michele Bachmann. The call was a “tele-town hall,” in which Representative Bachmann conducts a town hall meeting over the phone with her constituents.» —“Representative Bachmann does not represent me” by Lindsay King Stillwater Gazette (Minnesota) June 30, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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