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“I’ve been doing political strategy work for a long time, and I’ve never seen such poisonous partisanship in Washington in my life,” she adds.

CONGRESSIONAL APPTITUDE

For true political junkies: The Library of Congress now offers the Congressional Record as a free iPad app. Yes, all that speechifying will be delivered as a PDF document that can be browsed, searched, shared and a bunch of other stuff. The total content includes Congressional Record issues dating from 1995 through the present day.

“Access to the Record on tablet devices will provide portability for members of Congress as well as the public,” said Librarian of Congress James Billington.

“This House is committed to transparency, accountability and accessibility,” observes. Rep. Daniel E. Lungren, California Republican and chairman of the Committee on House Administration.

Find the app at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-congressional-record/id492077075.

POLL DU JOUR

• 74 percent of Americans say the 2012 presidential campaign is “important.”

• 83 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents agree.

• 57 percent overall say the 2012 presidential campaign lasts “too long.”

• 49 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of independents agree.

• 55 percent overall say the presidential campaign is “dull.”

• 42 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents agree.

• 50 percent overall say the campaign is “too negative.”

• 48 percent of Republicans, 53 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of independents agree.

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