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“In a few rare cases (such as specific procurement, law enforcement, or ad judicatory matters), the White House response might not address the facts of a particular matter to avoid exercising improper influence,” the White House advises.
“Cell users now treat their gadget as a body appendage,” says Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, which reveals that 85 percent of American adults now own a cellphone.
Talking may be an afterthought: 85 percent take photos with their phones, 80 percent text message, 56 percent go online, 50 percent email, 44 percent record video, 43 percent download apps, 31 percent seek health information and 29 percent make bank transactions.
The researchers surveyed more than 4,800 U.S. adults, and released their findings Sunday (http://pewinternet.org).
GOING AFTER GROVER
“The only good thing about Grover Norquist is he’s named after a character from ‘Sesame Street’,” says ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd, summing up his opinion of the president of Americans for Tax Reform, a taxpayer advocacy group Mr. Norquist founded in 1985 at “President Reagan’s request,” the organization says.
POLL DU JOUR
• 99 percent of U.S. high school students say it’s important to have good moral character.
• 93 percent are satisfied with their own ethics and character.
• 91 percent say “doing the right thing” is more important than being rich.
• 85 percent say “most adults” in their life consistently set a good example of ethics and character.
• 76 percent say living up to the standards of their religion is important; 71 percent say it’s important to be wealthy.
• 56 percent say it’s important to be popular; 39 percent say it’s important to be famous.
Source: A survey of 23,000 high school students conducted by the Josephson Institute of Ethics throughout 2012; the biennial report was released Nov. 20.
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