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Congressional Health Debate Captured In Clouds

Our friends over at Kaiser Health News had a cool idea we wish we'd have thought of first. They distilled Tuesday's debate on the House floor about H.R. 2, the Republican bill that would repeal the big federal health overhaul, into word clouds.

Now, at a glance, you can catch the drift of all the jawboning without having to actually listen to all of it. To make things a little clearer, the words "health care," some parliamentary niceties and common words were excluded.

Here's what the Republicans said:

A cloud of words Republicans said in a debate over the repeal of health overhaul. i i
Kaiser Health News
A cloud of words Republicans said in a debate over the repeal of health overhaul.
Kaiser Health News

And the Democrats said this:

A word cloud of what Democrats said during House debate about repeal of health overhaul. i i
Kaiser Health News
A word cloud of what Democrats said during House debate about repeal of health overhaul.
Kaiser Health News

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