Michael Steele (RNC)

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Why we're tracking this person: Most chairmen of the Republican National Committee don't make news quite as often as Michael Steele, whether it be for things he's said (such as saying the war in Afghanistan is one of "Obama's choosing") or for questions raised by money that the RNC spent at an adult club in California and its annual meeting in Hawaii.

Compare how Michael Steele (RNC) uses key words

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uses
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Top This Week

Obama

7,2,8,3,11,13,12,10

  • Last 7 days: 10 uses (down 17% from last week)

Pelosi

6,4,8,2,15,7,2,5

  • Last 7 days: 5 uses (up 150% over last week)

jobs

2,11,1,1,8,5,0,3

  • Last 7 days: 3 uses (up 300% over last week)

Top Overall

Obama

7,2,8,3,11,13,12,10

  • Overall: 95 uses since Aug. 30

Pelosi

6,4,8,2,15,7,2,5

  • Overall: 201 uses since Aug. 30

jobs

2,11,1,1,8,5,0,3

  • Overall: 332 uses since Aug. 30

Colors correspond to a word's relative popularity in the last 7 days. Words in orange are being used more frequently this week; gray, less frequently. 'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of words we're tracking

...Twitter Q WH Tried to Avoid RT@mikememoli - Q: Where are the jobs? Gibbs: "We've lost 8 million of them." #TCOT...

— via Twitter (October 28)

...racking up mountains of crippling debt, ramming through job killing government takeovers, and doubling down on the same failed economic policies, the Democrat agenda has left America on the brink of becoming a second class nation. With our future...

— via RSS (October 28)

...Welcome To The Recovery: Get Ready For Another Year Of 9% Unemployment http://bit.ly/91lxml #TCOT...

— via Twitter (October 28)

...opportunity to meet with Business Manager Pat Sink and 50 apprentices to discuss the liberal policies that are killing jobs across Ohio and our nation. Following Richfield, we headed to Meadville, Pennsylvania, for a Fire Pelosi Victory Rally at the...

— via RSS (October 28)

...Buestrin, and more than 90 Wisconsin Republican Party supporters. Reid Ribble’s commitment to helping small businesses succeed and create jobs for the people of Wisconsin is proof that he represents the best interests of voters, and will make a...

— via RSS (October 18)

...#askjobs I'll be graduating college and looking for a job. How can I be excited about graduating when we are...

— via Twitter (October 14)

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