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WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…
1950Brutus - Killing of Americans Deepens Debate Over Use of Drone Strikes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How long do you think it will be before we "negotiate" this advantage away.??
qfingers - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Hmmm...fox guarding the hen house comes to mind. Maybe somebody should start a petition? One to change council to 7 members, the other for healthcare? Paul Havermale is apparently planning to submit a petition of 500 wanting to save the fire station. We ought to be able to beat that if people really want this. Mind you not many people are running for alderman...so taking away benefits may not be the…
migraine_in_qcy - Unemployment falls in Quincy, Adams County - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Because if you're just sucking the welfare teat, you're not collecting unemployment, I assume.
rifleman0311 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
We are discussing ways to save money. This is ONE way to save enough money to keep some public safety intact. Just because you seem to have a vested interest in this proposal doesn't mean it should be ignored! Plenty of other city's get by with only 1 city manager, and a part time mayor. I understand the council has made some bone head decisions, but Righty1, I mean Hackamack, has also waisted…

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the nations of…
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President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.”  The film,…
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ABC News: North Korea Govt Behind Sony Hack

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On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega said. “Sources…
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MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates

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Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare health care…
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Can Obama Act Alone On Cuba

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While some believe today's actions toward Cuba are within the scope of Barack Obama's role as chief executive, there are others who maintain it's not so clear. Given considerable opposition to his move to significantly loosen restrictions as regards Cuba, he may even end up facing a legal challenge.…
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Juan Williams: Cuba Deal 'Pig in a Poke,' 'Nothing There'

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Fox News Analyst and columnist for The Hill, Juan Williams, argued that the deal the Obama administration cut with the government of Cuba was "a pig in a poke" and that "there is nothing there" on Wednesday's "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel. "The United States got sold a pig in a poke, there…
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New York to Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led…
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FLOTUS Flashback: Woman Asked for Help at Target 'Because She Was Short'

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Wednesday, People magazine published an interview titled "The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences," in which Michelle Obama claimed it was due to racism that a woman at Target asked her for help to get detergent from a high shelf.  "I tell this story, I mean, even as the first lady, during…
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Americans View of Race Relations is Worst in Two Decades

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Despite, or perhaps because of Barack Obama being in the White House - many feel he's done more harm than good to race relations in America - an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll "showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." A majority of Americans, 57% now say they…
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Rand Paul Has Sit Down With Goldman Sachs

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Senator and prospective 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul addressed several Goldman Sachs executives during "a closed-door audience at the firm's 200 West offices as part of an internal company speaker series known as Talks@GS." Reportedly, "Paul spoke about foreign policy, the economic…
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Obama: 'My Recommendation Would Be that People Go to the Movies'

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In segment of an interview that aired on ABC’s “World News” on Wednesday, President Barack Obama reacted to the alleged that cyber-attack, which had been confirmed by U.S. officials by ABC News on Sony from North Korea in what appears to be the reaction to the movie “The Interview.” Obama explained that…
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U.S. to announce that North Korea behind Sony hack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to openly discuss…
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Cruz: Don't Listen to Consultant 'Cabal' and Pick Another Romney in 2016

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the GOP should not listen to the "cabal" of consultants in the 2016 presidential race and should also not nominate another Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney on Wednesday's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel. Regarding a potential run by former…
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Obama in 2008: No Normalized Relations with Cuba Until All Political Prisoners Released

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On May 23, 2008, then-presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) gave a speech at the Cuban-American National Foundation’s annual Cuban Independence Day luncheon where he promised he would not begin to "normalize" relations with Cuba until all political prisoner are released, saying "beginning with…
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Columnist: Ferguson Protests About 'White Rage,' Not Black Lives

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Chip Johnson, a black columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, has expressed his frustration with the abundance of white voices and paucity of black voices in the Bay Area protests over the deaths of black men like Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Johnson writes, “So far, it seems all I’ve seen and heard…
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Pot-Smoking Santa Decoration Removed from Dispensary After Complaints

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A medical marijuana dispensary in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California was forced to remove a decal depicting Santa Claus smoking marijuana after dozens of complaints were lodged against the pot shop on Facebook. Last week, the Harbor House of Dank in San Pedro hired an artist to paint Christmas…
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Gas Prices Will Spike in California Jan. 1 Due to Cap-and-Trade

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California’s cap-and-trade program will cause the cost of gasoline to skyrocket after New Year’s Day, reports CBS Los Angeles. The price hikes may come as a shock to drivers, as Americans in the rest of the country will likely continue to enjoy falling fuel prices in the near future. Estimates of the…
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Royce: Cuban Prisoner Swap Signals 'Disturbing Trend'

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Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) pointed to a "disturbing trend" under the Obama Administration, in which there are increased negotiations with spies and terrorists, culminating with President Obama's decision to release three Cuban spies in exchange for U.S. aid worker…
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Goodlatte: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Opinion 'Good Sign'

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The recent court opinion declaring portions of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to be “unconstitutional” bodes well for future litigation against the president’s recent order, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte tells Breitbart News.  Tuesday, District Court Judge Arthur…
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Cruz: Cuba Deal 'Continues the Brutal Repression and Dictatorship'

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that President Obama's freeing of Cuban spies and push to normalize relations with the island "continues the brutal repression and dictatorship of the Castro Brothers" on Wednesday's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel. "First, it was Russia, then it was Iran,…
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