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When US Politicians Don't Mean What They Say

When members of Congress refer to their fellow lawmakers as, "my good friend,” it certainly sounds nice enough. But, in their new book, Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes, authors Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark offer the not-so-nice meaning behind “my good friend” and other common words and phrases from American politics. McCutcheon and Mark say members of Congress often use the phrase “my good friend” to refer to a person they do not like. The official may not...

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