He has been advising the White House since the inauguration and was just invited to serve as unpaid chief strategist and spokesman for the Democratic National Committee. Congress is supposed to act as a check on potential abuses by the executive, but agoodhalf of that body has defaulted on its duty. Federal law charges the House Banking Committee with holding oversight hearings on the RTC every six months, and there's a lot at that agency that needs looking into. But the last such hearing took place in February 1993, a year and a half ago.
"At least a half", "a little more than a half". Sometimes inaccurately intended to mean "almost a half". If you divide something into two parts (halves), the good half is the bigger one, since the smaller one is less than the full 50%.
Bhai, how did you create that diacritical mark using the normal English keyboard? Also, what is Voila?
This doesn't work in the forum, but you can do it in Word and then copy it; the accent survives the 'copy':
Hold down the <control> key and press ' . Nothing seems to happen. But then press the e key. The e that appears has the diacritical mark. You can do the same with various other combinations of keys - I don't have a list, but (in the words of the late great Tony Hart) 'try it yourself and see'.