Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster
of American Political Speech

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The annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner. It has come to symbolize official Washington’s unhealthy obsession with celebrities as well as it aloofness from the rest of the nation – even though the vast majority of D.C. journalists have never suited up for it.

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“A guide through the thicket, a machete with which to cut your way through the jungle of rhetoric… This volume may prove a life saver.” –Jeff Greenfield

Chuck McCutcheon is co-author of National Journal’s Almanac of American Politics, and was co-editor of Congressional Quarterly’s Politics in America 2010.
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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 -- In suburban Maryland, Chuck and Dave will participate in the Gaithersburg Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD.

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 - Dave will discuss Dog Whistles and related topics as part of University Synagogue's Distinguished Speaker's Series, in Irvine, Calif.

David Mark talks Dog Whistles on CSPAN - Watch the Interview

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