amnesty

"Amnesty" has been used a total of 44 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: It's a loaded word when used to discuss immigration and those who are in the U.S. illegally. Democrats, and some moderate Republicans, don't want to be accused of offering it.

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Lou Barletta (R)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4

  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 400% over last week)
  • Overall: 4 uses since Aug. 30

Sharron Angle (R)

0,6,3,0,0,0,0,2

  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (up 200% over last week)
  • Overall: 11 uses since Aug. 30

Republicans

0,8,7,4,2,8,3,6

  • Last 7 days: 6 uses (up 100% over last week)
  • Overall: 38 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

0,8,7,4,3,8,3,6

  • Last 7 days: 6 uses (up 100% over last week)
  • Overall: 39 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "amnesty"

...A 'Damnable lie,' Congressman? Record shows Kanjorski ABSOLUTELY voted for amnesty....

Lou Barletta, via Facebook (October 29)

...A 'Damnable lie', Congressman? Record shows Kanjorski ABSOLUTELY voted for amnesty. http://bit.ly/9IVwDN #lou #pa11 #tcot...

Lou Barletta, via Twitter (October 29)

...Lou Barletta for Congress ยป 'Damnable lie?' Record shows Kanjorski ABSOLUTELY voted for amnesty - 'Damnable lie?' Record shows Kanjorski ABSOLUTELY voted for amnesty....

Lou Barletta, via Facebook (October 29)

...'Damnable lie?' Record shows Kanjorski ABSOLUTELY voted for amnesty - During Thursday night’s debate, 26-year incumbent Congressman Paul Kanjorski said he voted against amnesty for illegal aliens, and...

Lou Barletta, via RSS (October 28)

...Welcome to Harry Reid's AMNESTY GAME! - Introducing the Harry Reid Amnesty Game! Play here: http://harryreidamnestygame.com/...

Sharron Angle, via Facebook (October 27)

...Introducing the Harry Reid Amnesty Game! Play here: http://harryreidamnestygame.com/ #nvsen #tcot #dumpreid...

Sharron Angle, via Twitter (October 27)

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