terrorism

"Terrorism" and related terms ("terrorist", "terrorists", "terror") have been used a total of 68 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, "terrorism" was on the minds of all Americans — and on the lips of all politicians. Polls show that terrorism is no longer the No. 1 issue on Americans' minds. But it remains a hot political topic. No politician wants to be seen as "soft" on terror.

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Mark Kirk (R)

0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 1 uses since Aug. 30

Jesse Kelly (R)

0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 1 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

6,1,1,7,0,1,1,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 17 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

11,1,1,7,4,1,3,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 28 uses since Aug. 30

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

Recent uses of "terrorism"

...is a social moderate, a fiscal conservative and a military hawk… …he has a unique perspective on the war on terror and on America’s military needs. He supports the surge in Afghanistan [...]Moline Argus/Rock Island Dispatch: Experience, Timing Key is...

Mark Kirk, via RSS (October 24)

...The guy who has hunted terrorists down(Sestak) vs the guy who has only hunted down Repubicans (Toomey) http://bit.ly/c5ZXd9...

Joe Sestak , via Twitter (October 20)

...The U.S. Department of Justice is awarding the Washoe County Sheriff's Office a $1 million grant to assist in anti-terrorism efforts....

Harry Reid, via RSS (October 13)

...Sestak on radical, anti-Semitic group CAIR: "legitimate organization." Schumer: "ties to terrorism": http://bit.ly/beplVb #toomey #tcot...

Pat Toomey, via Twitter (October 11)

...Sen. Schumer, campaign together to promote Jewish outreach. Sestak on radical anti-Semitic group CAIR: "Legitimate organization." Schumer: "Ties to terrorism." - T. Kelly...

Pat Toomey, via Facebook (October 11)

...security when Joe Heck has worked tirelessly to keep the families of southern Nevada safe from domestic and international terrorism." - Mari Nakashima, spokeswoman for Dr. Joe Heck   HECK FULL COMMENTS: The Department of Homeland Security may be another area...

Joe Heck, via RSS (October 9)

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