The new Congress is 80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent Christian

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Trying to predict the gender and race of a member of Congress is like trying to predict who would win a basketball game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and the 2015 New York Knicks. Which is to say: It is like trying to predict who would win in an arithmetic competition between you and a talking horse. Which is to say: It is like trying to guess how many jellybeans are in a glass jar that contains two jellybeans. Which is to say: It is easy.
The 114th Congress, which gets to "work" on Tuesday, is one of the most diverse in American history, comprised of nearly 20 percent women and just over 17 percent of which is non-white. Which means, of course, that four out of five members of Congress are white and four out of five are men. Ergo, given the name of a member of Congress (at random: Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden), you can probably guess his or her gender and race. (In case you want to see if you were right about Walden: here.)
According to a break-down from our colleague Reid Wilson, here are the demographics of the incoming crew.
In September, we looked at the slow trend away from white men in Congress, anticipating likely winners in November. Here is the overall trend on gender and race, with the new Congress in place. (We excluded New York's 11th District, vacated by GOP Rep. Michael Grimm.)
The trend is slow, but it's clear: Congress is getting a bit less white and a bit less male.
The Pew Research Center looked at another demographic data point this week: religion. Over the last few decades, Congress has gotten less Protestant, but it's still overwhelmingly Christian.
And after the 2014 election, Congress actually gets slightly more Christian, with nine more Christians, five fewer Jewish members, one fewer Buddhist and one fewer unaffiliated member.

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  1. Now break it down by race/by party. There were ZERO black Republicans until this last "election", now I think there's 1 or 2.

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  2. Shari PetersonJanuary 06, 2015

    And 100% Zionist.

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  3. Shari PetersonJanuary 06, 2015

    So really, it doesn't need a single Jew - their interests are 100% guaranteed.

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  4. Shari PetersonJanuary 06, 2015

    Cops seriously need to just go to hell. Let people take the risks they wish, butt out little Eichmann's.

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  5. and then the fireman will be put at risk having to go in and save this idiot..... good plan

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  6. jay_diggityJanuary 06, 2015

    That circle with the 8 rays of the sun in
    the center of the vatican look familiar Christians? It should. it’s
    a giant Egyptian obelisk PUT THERE by CALIGULA, a testimony to the
    "hidden one" Amun Ra who is praised at the end of every Christian
    prayer when you say Amen. http://youtu.be/X5L_x6RHE4s?t=5m53s

    There are over 180 parallels between the story of Jesus and story of
    Horus? Not one, not two but 180! In this perspective does it make
    sense why there is an obelisk in the center of the Vatican?

    The Reverend Thomas William "Tom"
    Harpur was a professor of the New TestAMENt, Canadian author, broadcaster,
    columnist and theologian. Belongs to the society of biblical literature studied
    theology at Oxford. An ordained priest, he is a proponent of the Christ myth
    theory, the idea that Jesus did not exist but is a fictional or mythological
    figure. He spent his ENTIRE life studying and teaching the bible.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqlSuvAAjkM

    Both Jesus and Horus have been called the good shepherd, the lamb of God, the
    bread of life, the son of man, the Word, the fisher, and the winnower.
    Horus is known as KRST, the anointed one. Jesus was known as the Christ (which
    means "anointed one"). Horus was sent to Hell and resurrected
    in 3 days. Jesus was sent to Hell and came back "three days" later.
    Both were crucified next to two thieves

    The wedding ring, and the ear ring are the from the zionist Saturn
    cult. Saturn rings get it? Satan whom Saturday is named after. SUN
    day named after Amun Ra the SUN god.

    Caesarion was declared “the King of Kings” and known as the “Lord of Lords”
    during the time of his reign, the last pharaonic dynasty to rule Egypt.
    Son of Julius Ceaser (JC) who was declared God on Earth during his
    reign. It is also quite significant that “Cleopatra compared her
    relationship to her son with the Egyptian goddess Isis and her divine child
    Horus.” They simply stole the story of Horus, word for word, and burned
    the old libraries and killed the heretics to quiet decent for the new control
    scheme. http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=287

    What is most likely the truth about the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the
    Patriarchs of the Old Testament is that they are one and the same.
    http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Last-Pharaohs.../dp/0932813119 The word
    "Britain" means "land of the covenant" in hebrew. The word
    "British" means "man of the covenant" in hebrew. A covenant
    is a "promise". It is described in the Bible's Book of Genesis (Gene
    of ISIS). It is "God's" covenant with Abraham (really pharaoh
    Amenhemet I "meaning AMUN is the head) promising the land of
    Isis-Ra-El (ISRAEL) to "God's" chosen race of people - the
    Hebrews. Notice the stone of scone, the stone of Jacob underneath the
    English crown chair built on a step pyramid? Union Jack = Union of
    Jacob.

    the greeks got their religion from the egyptians. Herodotus makes it abundantly
    clear that Zeus is known as Amun among the Egyptians.

    The church didn't just stamp the pagans out. The pagans who making fun of
    the church for stealing their religions. The church shut down the school
    of Plato in Athens and burned the library at Alexandria destroying over 750,000
    priceless books. They then burned women at the stake, poured molten lead
    into childrens faces (baptism by fire) and began the wholesale rape of
    children with pedophilia. What the church coined as "the ends
    sanctifying the means."

    Just as Caligula would've liked it.

    Welcome to knowledge. Useless ceremony and endless repetition be gone.

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  7. with 0% integrity and 100% corruption and pay off's

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  8. freewheelinfranklin543January 08, 2015

    Then maybe they oughta do something else if the job is too risky for them!

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