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UJacks1 - Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy - Quincy, IL News -
Why did this occur at QU? Catholic? Life not abortion. Birth control? How can any Christian be a Democrat? How can Catholics be Democrats? Practicing Catholics, practicing Christians, anyway. A Christian would not condone murder of innocent babies inside or outside a womb. If one says "no" to the death penalty how can one support abortion? If one takes the death penalty away from a convicted criminal…
bml81 - Lovelace\'s first court appearance tentatively scheduled - Quincy, IL News -
If u get indicted it usually isn't a good thing. They usually have enough on you to convict you or they wouldn't waste there time. Doesn't surprise me though with the corruption in the court system though. I worked at dot when Mr Lovelace was a manager there.My personal thoughts is he shouldn't get special treatment in a different facility just cause he use to work in the states…
ONCEMORE1 - Strawman: Obama Extends Another Digit...... - Quincy, IL News -
Care to be specific or just another empty claim?
DRUM57IX - Hiding public records in Illinois now a Class 4 felony - Quincy, IL News -
Unfortunately, the dems were able to put that one little word "intentionally"...meaning that they took a page out of Obama's book and will now all claim they didn't know anything about what, if anything, was being held from the public...
XBgCty - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News -
The one that was supposed to be passing out the petitions here in Adams County-- the one who signed it at the bottom, and got paid the money per signature, was from California. That was one of the reasons some of those petitions were discounted in Adams county.

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Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work all about our moods?

7 hours, 3 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Procrastination Doom Loop—Delaying hard work is all about your mood. An excerpt: When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m. So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out…
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President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago

8 hours, 48 minutes ago by (Jon Perr)

The disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn't just an American war of choice. As much as anything else, it was a war of talking points. Designed, as President Bush once explained, to "catapult the propaganda," the tried and untrue sound bites about "the smoking gun that could come in the form of mushroom…
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To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims

10 hours, 33 minutes ago by (Ian Reifowitz)

People who feel a part of the national community do not join ISIS. It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear that an American was killed fighting for ISIS, and that, depending on which estimate one reads, anywhere from a few dozen to three hundred Americans may have likewise joined up. Even more disturbing…
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Can you still doubt plight of black men with police irrespective of socio-economic circumstances?

12 hours, 18 minutes ago by (Egberto Willies)

I am a father, a son, a husband, a brother, an engineer, a software developer, a host of several radio shows, an author, a blogger, a vlogger, a political activist, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a musician, and a black man. That last adjective to a large percentage of the police makes me a suspect.…
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Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?

14 hours, 3 minutes ago by (Laurence Lewis)

Again. Among the many profoundly disturbing aspects of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson has been the reflexive reaction of white conservatives in the media. Whether it was the quickly debunked lie that Brown had damaged Wilson's eye socket…
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Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

15 hours, 49 minutes ago by (Steve Singiser)

For the fourth month in a row, Florida's Rick Scott sees his re-election near the top of the Power Rankings. If we wanted to give an alternate title to the Power Rankings this month ("back to school", from a calendar perspective, made the most sense), we could have selected from two worthy options. This…
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'Stuck in the past' on women? Play offense, say GOP strategists

17 hours, 33 minutes ago by (Dante Atkins)

GOP solution? ignore this and blame the poor. "We have to quit sitting back and taking it on the chin. I think we have to play offense on this.” --Katie Packer Gage, Republican strategist Two conservative groups did a study about the attitudes of women voters toward the Republican Party. As reported…
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The best and worst campaign ads of 2014 (so far)

19 hours, 19 minutes ago by (Jeff Singer)

The 2014 campaign is well under way, and the ads have been flying. Most spots are unmemorable, but there are a few that stick out. Some of them offer a compelling and memorable case to voters, either in a primary or general election. Others ... don't. What follows is a look at 10 spots from up to this…
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White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens?

21 hours, 3 minutes ago by (Denise Oliver Velez)

When I saw this video posted here recently, I had to go back and look at it again. I saw a white man with a gun. I heard a policeman saying, "Place the weapon down on the ground, please. ... are crossing the street illegally ... I need you to put the gun down before I talk to you. ... You have committed…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

22 hours, 1 minute ago by (Mark Sumner)

I try to stick one story at the start of these things, but sometimes you have to acknowledge two. Michael Wines looks at police, race and the lack of actual data. If anything good has come out of this month’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., it is that the death of the black teenager…
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Sunday Talk: If you build it (all by yourself), he will come

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Silly Rabbit)

It's been nearly two years since America's sweetheart, Mitt Romney, got sk[r]ewed out of the presidency (#ThanksOsama), and Republicans are still working through the stages of grief. First came the denial, which quickly—too quickly for some—gave way to anger; oh, teh butthurt! Many now insist that time…
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'Making a natural disaster into a man-made tragedy'

5 days, 12 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

Following Sunday night's 6.1 earthquake in Northern California, there have been widespread reports of damage, most notably in the wine region of Napa Valley: No one was killed in the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that jostled residents awake early Sunday. The Queen of the Valley Medical Center said it has…
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Corporate interests put full-court press on Michigan teacher union-busting effort

3 days, 17 hours ago by (Steve Singiser)

Across America, it is back-to-school time for students ... and teachers. Within the next week or so, virtually all of the elementary and secondary schools on traditional schedules will be back into the classroom, and summer vacation gives way to a new school year for students and teachers around the…
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Health insurers can still game the system, keep the sick out of their plans

3 days, 13 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Excellent start, but it's not done yet. Has Obamacare put health insurance in reach of millions of more Americans? No doubt. Has it made life that much easier for those millions? No question. But is healthcare reform finished in this country? Not by a long shot. Insurers can no longer reject customers…
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Cartoon: Animal Nuz #214 - Nuz Dump Edition

1 day, 18 hours ago by (ericlewis0)

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'An Islamic caliphate armed with US weapons'

6 days, 18 hours ago by (Laurence Lewis)

More arms means more war and more refugees So much of what is wrong with U.S. foreign policy is summarized in one seeming aside in this McClatchy article about the latest horror perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS): Islamic extremists captured a major government military airport in Raqqa, eastern…
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Open thread: Jaywalking, catastrophe and playing offense

1 day, 12 hours ago by (Barbara Morrill)

What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... White man jaywalks with gun ... guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a "catastrophic success" 10 years ago, by Jon Perr "Stuck in the past" on women? Play offense, say GOP strategists, by Dante Atkins Quick question for white conservatives:…
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Restaurant industry's low wages leave 40% of workers in near-poverty

4 days, 18 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

The minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up in more than 20 years, and a recent study reminds us of the human costs of that policy and of the restaurant industry's reliance on low-wage labor. Perhaps the most striking finding in the report by the Economic Policy Institute's Heidi Shierholz (now…
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Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking

1 day, 14 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known…
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The case for net neutrality reclassification gets stronger

2 days, 17 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Another voice for net neutrality. The drumbeat for the Federal Communications Commission to solve the threat to net neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a public utility has been gaining steam. That now includes a letter from Sen. Carl Levin saying that it is the "best and clearest way to ensure…
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This week in the war on workers: FedEx drivers win in court, can move forward with wage theft suit

1 day, 16 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsuit against the company. Classifying drivers as independent…
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Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Michael Brown's racist funeral

1 day, 17 hours ago by (kos)

This week's source material: The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, adviser for the Office of Public Engagement. Which begs the…
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Federal judge blocks Texas abortion clinic law

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Women's healthcare providers in Texas have at least a temporary reprieve from the worst provision of HB 2, the law intended to shutter most of the abortion clinics in Texas. The law that launched Wendy Davis's bid for governor. A federal judge in Austin has struck down the provision of the law that requires…
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This week in the war on voting: Christie hates same-day registration, UN weighs in on U.S. voting

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Rose Sanderson, on trumpet cornet, demonstrates with other suffragists in February 1913. The triangular pennants read "Votes for Women." This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades • Chris Christie blasts same-day registration and voting in Illinois: The New…
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This week at progressive state blogs: drip of WI corruption, tea party cheering by Beauprez in CO

1 day, 19 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This…
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Obama returns to minimum wage focus for Labor Day weekend address

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

To build a stronger middle class in today’s changing economy, we’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to fight for the right to affordable health insurance for everybody. The right to fair pay, family leave, and workplace flexibility. The right to a fair living wage. Leading up to Labor Day, President…
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This week in science: of mites and men

1 day, 21 hours ago by (DarkSyde)

A mysterious sailing stone in Death Valley. How these boulders weighing up almost a thousand pounds move across the valley floor has confounded scientists and skeptics for decades. People have wondered about this odd mystery for years. Thanks to some patient scientists, it is finally documented and…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Is Obama a hawk or a dove?

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Greg Dworkin)

NY Times: But it is unlikely that a merciless drubbing from the news media and other critics is going to sway Mr. Obama. His decision to seek the approval of Congress for a strike on Syria, after saying that it had crossed his “red line” on the use of chemical weapons, also drew withering criticism —…
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Open thread for night owls: America's workers need faster wage growth

2 days, 7 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute writes Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth: The last year has been a poor one for American workers’ wages. Comparing the first half of 2014 with the first half of 2013, real (inflation-adjusted) hourly wages fell for workers in nearly every decile—even…
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Economics Daily Digest: A rising minimum wage lifts all boats

2 days, 21 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal There will not be a new Daily Digest on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. The Daily Digest will return on Tuesday, September 2. Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Who Stands to Benefit from San Diego’s Minimum Wage…
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The Daily Show: Indict Cowboy

2 days, 20 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

Yeeehaw! Jon Stewart goes all in on Rick Perry's rebranding efforts ahead of a probable 2016 run. Including his recent indictment by a Texas grand jury. Scroll below to see The Daily Show's take on the "Indict Cowboy."
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Next red state up for Medicaid expansion: Tennessee

2 days, 16 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Neighboring the nation's two biggest Obamacare success stories has apparently made Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in Tennessee reconsider his refusal of Medicaid expansion under the law. Arkansas and Kentucky lead the nation in reducing the number of uninsured people in their states, largely because they…
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Democrats decide enough is enough, and target Joni Ernst on Medicare

2 days, 13 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

Leading Off: • IA-Sen: Democrats have largely been ignoring some of Republican Joni Ernst's more extreme or utterly insane ideas, or have just danced around them a bit. But this is a very good spot from the DSCC that goes after Ernst on one of her biggest potential vulnerabilities: Medicare. The spot…
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There's no pay gap at The Gap

5 days, 15 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

The Gap isn't just raising its minimum wage to $10 an hour, it also leads other retailers (and employers generally) on gender equity: “[O]n average, women at Gap Inc. are paid at a one-to-one ratio compared to their male counterparts across our organization,” a spokeswoman confirmed for ThinkProgress…
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Michigan Medicaid expansion works

3 days, 12 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

But how will it play in Peoria? Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) needs some good news as he's upside down in polling for the first time this year against Democrat Mark Schauer. This might not be the good news he's needing. Michigan's Medicaid expansion how now reached 75 percent of the total eligible, to 373,171…
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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

2 days, 10 hours ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Molly at 70 Happy birthday tomorrow to Molly Ivins, born August 30, 1944. She left us seven years ago, but her Texas sass has lost none of its bite: [W]e've bounced back from this same mistake before---the mistake of thinking that we can make ourselves safer if we just…
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Boston Brown still has a Romneycare problem

3 days, 17 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Scott Brown seems to think he's solved the pesky problem of his vote for Romneycare when he was in the legislature in Massachusetts and why he thinks that law was good for his home state, but not for his new state. His new state, he is now arguing in an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio should…
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New ad exposes Iowa Republican Joni Ernst's plans for Medicare

2 days, 17 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is hitting Joni Ernst, Iowa's Republican Senate candidate, with a new ad on Medicare that answers a deceptive ad Ernst put out earlier in the week touting her support for the program. Ernst says she's committed to supporting programs for seniors, but in her primary…
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Mike Pence joins the cult of Koch

2 days, 18 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Count Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) among the groveling acolytes of the Koch brothers. The Kochs are having another one of their big shindigs this weekend in Dallas, where a bunch of Republicans 2016 presidential hopefuls are expected to line up and kiss the ring. Among them, Texans Gov. Rick Perry and Sen.…
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Overzealous police response in Ferguson expected to cost state millions

3 days, 16 hours ago by (Hunter)

It turns out that deploying a militarized police response to protesters is expensive. The state has budgeted $3.455 million this year to pay expenses that any state agency incurred during an emergency declared by the governor, in addition to $4 million for emergency duties of the Missouri National Guard.…
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Corbett, desperate for re-election, accepts Medicaid expansion for Pennsylvania

3 days, 13 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Another Republican fighting for his political life through Medicaid expansion. Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) is facing an extremely tough re-election this November. Probably not at all coincidentally, Corbett has decided to give up on some of his demands for Medicaid expansion in the state's application for…
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Move over deficit fetishists, there's a new Medicare narrative in town

3 days, 19 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Deficit fetishists are going to have to change their script, as Medicare is turning out to be better and better news for the economy all the time. The Congressional Budget Office released projections on Wednesday for Medicare spending, and they projected another decline in spending on the program from…
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Midday open thread: Obama's tan suit gets headlines, saving CDs, clean energy now at 22%

2 days, 15 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago, by Jon Perr "Stuck in the past" on women? Play offense,…
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New polls find tossup in Michigan's gubernatorial race, and a small lead for Gary Peters for Senate

2 days, 17 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer New polls in Michigan from EPIC-MRA and Mitchell Research and Communications are out, and they find the gubernatorial race a complete tossup. EPIC-MRA finds Democrat Mark Schauer leading Republican Gov. Rick Snyder 45-43, while Mitchell gives Snyder a 47-46…
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The law Wendy Davis filibustered against has shuttered most abortion clinics in Texas

3 days, 14 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

One of the few clinics that will be able to provide abortions in Texas after this week. We've been following the impact of the new forced-birther law in Texas for several months. So has Mother Jones, where Hannah Levintova and Kristine Stolakis have just written a thorough explanation of what's happening…
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Greg Abbott chickens out of debating Wendy Davis, lies about it

2 days, 16 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Greg Abbott It seems Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general and Republican nominee for governor, is having second thoughts about debating Wendy Davis—and his campaign feels a need to lie about the details of those second thoughts: Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney…
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Kochs to Republicans: All your voters belong to us

3 days, 15 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Recriminations flew within the Republican party after Mitt Romney's ignominious 2012 defeat, with many in the path pointing to the Democrats' much more sophisticated ground operation, based on a well-developed, tested technology. In a nutshell, their voter database. The fight that ensued involved "tea…
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GOP swears it's a coincidence Benghazi 'investigation' will keep going until the 2016 campaign

2 days, 19 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Benghazi czar Rep. Trey Gowdy There have been seven inquiries into the Benghazi attacks, so definitely what the nation needs is for another one to cost millions of dollars and stretch on for another year and a half. Republicans swear that their select committee, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy, isn't taking…
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Kentucky press examines just how cozy McConnell is with the Kochs

2 days, 19 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

The audio tape release of Mitch McConnell cozying up to the Kochs is raising some eyebrows back home in Kentucky. Particularly that part where he tells the billionaires gathered at the Koch retreat that the "the worst day of my political life" was when the campaign spending limits in McCain-Feingold…
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Top Republicans try to downplay shutdown threats. Emphasis on 'try.'

2 days, 20 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Republican congressional leaders are running around to every reporter in sight to claim that they have no plans to shut down the government. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is all "Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," and House Speaker John Boehner's people are similarly "ruling…
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RT @BrianCostin: It’s now a Class 4 felony to hide public records in Illinois via @illinoispolicy #twill