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migraine_in_qcy - Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures - Quincy, IL News - Qui
And, you can hopefully avoid the brewing race-war in nearby Ferguson.
Givemeliberty - Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures - Quincy, IL News - Qui
I wonder what the true cost of the one way flight is, because if I'm not mistaken these flights are federally subsidized, which would likely mean the drive is cheaper.
Cardinalquincy - Quincy Public Schools involved in an ongoing investigation - Quincy, IL News -
This school board has run a great number of educators both experienced and fresh from of college, right out the doors. From Nicholas Schildt determining his own salary years ago, and essentially cutting his own checks, to many others, there exist many tales of corruption and incompetent leadership. Nice to see the dark truth finally coming to public light. Mark my words, this is just the tip of…
migraine_in_qcy - Quincy Public Schools involved in an ongoing investigation - Quincy, IL News -
In compliance with many of the laws isn't even as good as being in compliance with most of the laws, and definitely not as good as being in compliance with ALL of the laws.
db1998 - Man arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly - Quincy, IL News -
No, he is not mentally disabled just selfish. He lost his job and I am sure he felt like he was going to pay it back. Unfortunately, he had horrible living conditions with people that didn't help the situation. He, I am sure, didn't realize that monitor all of that if his moms bills weren't being paid first. I am surprised it really took this long for it to catch up with him. Downward…

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Accuracy in Media editor: Obama may be Russian spy. Radio host wants Marines to storm White House

3 hours, 54 minutes ago by (Hunter)

In order to fully appreciate this story, you need to know that Cliff Kincaid is editor of the conservative outfit "Accuracy in Media," which bills itself as a respectable "watchdog" against the scary liberal media and their stupid liberalness that ruins everything because the news never reports on what's…
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues president, claiming reforms are 'amnesty'

5 hours, 29 minutes ago by (Hunter)

Grr. Argh. And America's Worst Sheriff is first out of the gate: [Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio] sued Barack Obama on Thursday soon after the U.S. president imposed sweeping immigration reforms, saying the changes were unconstitutional. [...] "(Obama's immigration) programs are unconstitutional abuses…
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Daily Kos endorses Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia for mayor of Chicago

1 hour, 26 minutes ago by (kos)

Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, Rahm slayer. Ah, Chicago, my birth town, home of my favorite sports teams (and those of my son, because I'm a perfect dad) and one of the coolest places on earth when it's not winter. Also, it's the latest place that Rahm Emanuel is stinking up. You guys don't need a rundown on…
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Republicans' motives for their frivolous suit against Obama become clear

3 hours, 14 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

So the point of the lawsuit against President Obama is becoming a little more clear. Remember, the suit isn't asking for any relief, an injunction on the law, a change in the law, or anything. They're just suing because it's something to do. And this: A few years ago, that would be a mailer from an…
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House Republicans introduce bill to defund immigration reform even though there's nothing to defund

2 hours, 47 minutes ago by (Hunter)

At least they're not poisoning the well. House Republicans aren't giving up on their notion of "defunding" Obama's executive-branch immigration reforms. Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on…
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Midday open thread: Ohio extremists push 6-week abortion ban, tea party a mindset, not a movement?

2 hours, 56 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Sustainable Keystone XL: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Roofies and Rape, by Denise Oliver Velez L.A. city attorney issues retaliatory charges against interracial couple over alleged lewd conduct, by Frank Vyan Walton 'Let them eat cake': The GOP and its attacks…
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Video: Police lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV

18 hours, 24 minutes ago by (Shaun King)

For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. It was actually 148 feet. This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson must demonstrate that he "reasonably feared for his safety." At the point in which Mike Brown ran half a football…
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Nevada Republican tapped for speaker's chair issues blanket apology for everything he ever said

4 hours, 51 minutes ago by (Hunter)

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, who Republicans have chosen to be their new speaker, is very sorry for that very long and detailed history of every single thing he ever said. If Republicans still allow him to be their speaker, he promises his door will be open to all. Even Nevada's "Negros," who no doubt…
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Fox News' Megyn Kelly admits that the right uses 'amnesty' to 'sort of get people upset'

7 hours, 51 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Fox News' Megyn Kelly While many congressional Republicans seem not to know what they mean when they say "amnesty" in relation to immigration policy, two rather different sources offered succinct explanations of the fuss over it in recent days. According to President Obama: I know some of the critics…
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GOP leaders fret, but their problem with Latino voters goes deeper than just Steve King

7 hours, 2 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Why ever would people be alienated by attempts to separate their families? New York Times headline: Some in G.O.P. Fear That Their Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latino Voters Gee, you think? One major quibble with the headline—and the worry itself—is that it's not so much a thing that might happen as a…
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Four months later, House Republicans finally file suit against Obama

6 hours, 32 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

Looks like the third lawyer might actually be the charm for House Republicans. If you've been keeping track of their big lawsuit against President Obama for his executive action delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare (something Republicans actually wanted to have happen), you know that two previous…
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Republicans scream 'AMNESTY.' Now trying to decide what it means.

8 hours, 8 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Amnesty supporter. Republicans don't want to talk much about immigration policy or the substance of what President Obama announced Thursday night. But every now and then, they have to say a little something to describe the reason for their most recent claims that Obama is acting as a dictator. And the…
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John Boehner vows that Congress will stop Obama ... as soon as they get back from vacation

7 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Barbara Morrill)

At a Friday morning press conference, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner denounced President Obama's executive orders on immigration and vowed to do ... something. Said Boehner: We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk ... we’ll…
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Cartoon: Sustainable Keystone XL

8 hours, 6 minutes ago by (Mark Fiore)

Who says Keystone XL isn’t a sustainable, renewable project? Just ask Tar Sands Timmy . . . and Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu. Now that “jobs” claims have been debunked and US domestic oil production is booming, the Keystone XL pipeline project has morphed into primarily a political symbol. Surely…
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Another Benghazi? Administration padded Obamacare enrollments with dental plan numbers

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Issa's at it again. Hold the presses! We've got another breaking massive scandal about Obamacare, uncovered by, who else, Rep. Darrell Issa. The Obama administration included as many as 400,000 dental plans in a number it reported for enrollments under the Affordable Care Act, an unpublicized detail…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Kansas GOP may be in for some more intra-party hellfire

9 hours, 56 minutes ago by (Jeff Singer)

Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp is looking at primarying Sen. Jerry Moran Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Well, this would be funny at least. Rep. Tim Huelskamp isn't ruling out the possibility that he'll challenge Sen. Jerry Moran in the Republican primary, telling Roll Call, "We haven't decided what we're doing…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

9 hours, 26 minutes ago by (David Waldman)

There's simply no telling what subjects we might cover during a Friday episode of the Kagro in the Morning show, because lawlessness! Which, of course, could lead to ethnic cleansing. But, duh! You knew that! Want me to tell you something you didn't know? Tune in! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click…
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reactions to Obama's big immigration speech

10 hours, 15 minutes ago by (Georgia Logothetis)

Jonathan Capehart: Through a powerful and emotional address that was a forceful reminder of who we are as a nation and our values, President Obama declared his plan to bring an estimated five million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. [...] Today, ‘la promesa de Obama’ will become ‘la accion…
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Open thread for night owls: TransCanada plans PR blitz on disputed eastern tar sands pipeline

18 hours, 56 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Tar sands dragline Zahra Hirji at InsideClimate News writes Why Is TransCanada Playing Hardball With Environmentalists? Some excerpts: After TransCanada proposed its Energy East tar sands pipeline, the energy giant tapped the world's largest public relations firm to help blunt opposition—the kind…
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Economics Daily Digest: Finance's conflicts of interest, financial whistleblowers, mortgage "glitch"

1 day, 9 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. New Scrutiny of Goldman’s Ties to the New York Fed After a Leak (NYT) The leak has led to questions regarding the conflict of interest that arises…
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Florida Medicaid expansion unlikely in 2015

2 days, 3 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Gov. Rick Scott The uninsured working poor of Florida are now officially abandoned by their Republican leaders. One Republican, state Sen. Joe Negron, had championed some form of Medicaid expansion for the state, and even got Gov. Rick Scott to halfheartedly endorse the idea. But now he's given up. On…
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Reagan's ghost haunts GOP on immigration and torture

1 day, 19 hours ago by (Jon Perr)

Name an issue, foreign or domestic, and Republicans will turn to the holy ghost of Ronald Reagan for wisdom and guidance. But for two of the biggest controversies in the news this week—immigration and torture—conservatives won't like the answer they get when they ask, "What would Reagan do?" After all,…
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Disturbing 911 call in deadly Texas chemical leak

2 days, 5 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Video of Rachel Maddow's coverage below the fold. The toxic leak at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, that killed four workers over the weekend was so dangerous that as of Tuesday morning, investigators still had not been able to access the affected area for safety reasons. But, as Rachel…
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President Obama announces executive orders on immigration

22 hours, 11 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

President Obama is set to announce his long-awaited executive orders on immigration. You can watch the White House's live video here. Markos previewed the orders here. A White House fact sheet on the details of the executive order can be found here.
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Americans want limits on CO2 emissions, but they keep electing too many people who don't

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

A poll conducted by Yale’s Project on Climate Change Communication has found 67 percent of Americans favor federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from power plants even if that means paying more for their electricity. That meshes somewhat with the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll asking what…
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A lie in the Darren Wilson defense in the shooting death of Mike Brown that just won't go away

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Shaun King)

Mike Brown was not killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. His final fall was at least 108 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. This 300 percent difference is actually a very big deal and is a significant part of Darren Wilson's defense. The St. Louis-area police have continued to advance this lie…
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Obama action to protect 5 million undocumented, beef up border security

23 hours, 56 minutes ago by (kos)

In a media call earlier today, senior administration officials laid out the tenets of President Barack Obama's immigration-related executive orders he'll announce in two hours. The new measures will shift enforcement priorities, beef up border security, and protect an estimated 5 million undocumented…
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Chris Christie will have no opinion on immigration until he runs for president

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Chris Christie, bravely waiting to see how President Obama's immigration action plays out before taking a position. President Obama has thrown a bucket of cold water on what was supposed to be a fun time in Boca Raton for victorious Republican governors, and it's made things particularly dicey for those…
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Michele Bachmann warns of 'illiterate foreign nationals' voting in 2016

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Rep. Michele Bachmann is going a little off the Republican Party's desired message on President Obama's planned action on immigration. The official Republican message is that their anger is about executive overreach, not about scary brown people. Bachmann, though, is definitely…
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Rep. Steve King: Obama's 'minions' planned speech timing as insult to Congress

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Hunter)

Republican Rep. Steve King is already melting down over the immigration speech Obama hasn't given yet. He considers even the timing of the speech to be an outrage. In a speech to an empty House chamber after the last votes of the week, King said President Obama and his "minions" must have checked the…
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Meet the new Nevada speaker of the Republican Assemb—holy moly, fella

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Hunter)

He was also a radio talk show host, because every last Republican was once also a radio talk show host. A new great vortex of Republican insanity looks to be opening up in, and voters have only themselves to blame for this one, Nevada. The new speaker of the Nevada Assembly looks like it will be Ira…
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Midday open thread: FBI thrilled by 90-minute DNA profiler, Jay Leno cancels gun-show appearance

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The adventures of Bob: FBI excited about machine that can map your DNA in 90 minutes: The RapidHIT represents a major technological leap—testing a DNA sample in a forensics lab normally takes at least two days. This has government agencies very excited. The Department…
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Networks won't air presidential address because they consider it too 'political'

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Hunter)

Why won't the president lead? No, not like that, now you're being divisive. Tomorrow Republicans everywhere will be freaking out (more so, that is) and telling you that the end of our democracy is nigh (for real, this time), but the general public won't have seen the thing they're freaking out about. Eight…
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America is with Obama on immigration reform, so GOP screams process

1 day, 4 hours ago by (kos)

Immigration reform is popular, with even a third of Republicans in the heavily Republican 2014 electorate approving of "amnesty," or a legalized path to citizenship. Overall, full "amnesty" was supported by 59 percent of Americans. Just 39 percent are assholes who want undocumented immigrants deported,…
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As talks over release of torture report falter, Mark Udall pressed to release it

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

On Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested that there was just one more issue of contention between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the White House, one last redaction that they were working out, before releasing the Senate report on CIA torture. Then it all blew up. On Tuesday night, when Senate…
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Republican senator: 'You could see violence' if Obama takes executive action on immigration

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Well, this is responsible and statesman-like from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). "The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it's going to be a very serious situation," Coburn said on Capital Download. "You're going to see — hopefully…
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How many times has the Republicans' dang well been poisoned already?

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget is just one of the ways President Obama has poisoned the well. The media keeps dutifully quoting Republicans saying that if President Obama takes executive action on immigration reform, it will "poison the well." With the well poisoned by Obama, Congress won't be…
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Oops! GOP's plan for shutting down Obama's immigration action is 'impossible'

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) GOP leaders say they're going to block President Obama's executive action on immigration not through impeachment or a government shutdown, but by very specifically defunding the agencies that would carry out Obama's executive order. There's just one small problem. It turns out…
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Jim Webb is running-ish for president, because bipartisanship and Democratic handouts are bad

1 day, 16 hours ago by (kos)

Jim Webb, back in 2006, in an actually winnable race. Hey, do you think that President Barack Obama didn't spend enough time trying to bring all sides together in a Ron Fournier-style bipartisan lovefest? You're in luck! Former one-term Sen. Jim Webb is responding to an avalanche of public demand (just…
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Top Republicans don't want anyone saying 'the I word,' but will their members listen?

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Who this is all really about. The Republican leadership doth protest too much, methinks. They keep insisting that no matter what President Obama does on immigration and no matter how rightful their outrage, they will definitely not think about impeaching him. The problem here is that all this insistence…
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Ted Cruz: 'Obama is not a monarch.' Smart take, fella.

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Hunter)

He then leapt on his horse and galloped away to warn another town about Executive Orders being a thing that exists. The difference between ex-Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz is that Palin pens her screeds for Breitbart, and Ted Cruz does it in Politico. The content is indistinguishable, which is…
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Cartoon: The adventures of Bob

1 day, 8 hours ago by (RubenBolling)

Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. And "prove your virtue"* by joining the Tom the Dancing Bug subscription service, the INNER HIVE!  "You'll feel good!"* ---- *Disclosure: these quotes actually apply to NPR pledges.
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The battle begins to succeed Julian Castro in San Antonio

1 day, 9 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

2014 Democratic lieutenant governor nominee and San Antonio mayoral candidate Leticia Van de Putte Leading Off: • San Antonio Mayor: Plenty of big cities will hold mayoral elections next year, and it looks like we'll have an exciting race to look forward to in the nation's seventh largest city. Former…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

1 day, 9 hours ago by (David Waldman)

We hardly ever know exactly what will come our way, news-wise, each morning. But this morning there are so many pots boiling, it seems even more confusing than normal. The Uber story continues to roil. Republicans are already issuing their outraged statements in response to a speech President Obama hasn't…
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

1 day, 9 hours ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

Cheers & Jeers Fundraiser: Day 4 One time contribution: click here. $5 monthly contribution: click here $10 monthly contribution: click here $20 monthly contribution: click here Snail mail, the address is: Bill Harnsberger, 16 Pitt Street, Portland, ME, 04103. Thank you! From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… So…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Where you stand depends on where you sit

1 day, 10 hours ago by (Greg Dworkin)

Politico: Rand Paul says he wants surveillance reform. Instead, he helped sink it. And now he’s under fire from the civil liberties groups who have been his strongest allies in his war on the NSA’s domestic spying program. I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here. Look, libertarians,…
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Open thread for night owls: Some lessons on mobilizing the 'rising American electorate'

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) GOTV canvassing team in Miami-Dade. If our base turns out, we win. You've probably heard that line quite a few times if you read this blog. After all, the guy who founded the place says it often. And he ain't wrong. The key question: How? Over…
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Economics Daily Digest: Overtime, a government non-shutdown, and governors who don't like unions

2 days, 9 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Whatever Happened to Overtime? (Politico Magazine) Nick Hanauer says that raising the earnings threshold for mandatory overtime pay would kickstart…
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Tiny home village for homeless opens in Wisconsin

3 days, 4 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

A row of tiny homes in Madison, Wisconsin Out of the Occupy Madison protests a cool idea was hatched: Building 98-square-foot homes for those without. The homes have a bed, kitchen, bathroom, storage and propane heat. Future residents take part in building the homes. The homes cost just $3,000 to construct,…
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CNN's Don Lemon to rape accuser: There are ways you could've stopped it

2 days, 8 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

Don Lemon asking rape accuser why she didn't stop it. CNN's Don Lemon has lost his ever-loving mind. During an interview with Joan Tarshis, one of several woman who've come forward with rape accusations against Bill Cosby, Lemon asked her why she didn't just simply use her teeth when Bill Cosby was…
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Bob Gough 23 minutes ago

RT @David Burge: Somewhere a legal immigrant engineer in his 10th year of paperwork and lawyers is on Orbitz shopping for flights back home.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 27 minutes ago

@QUHawks @LadyHawkSoccer We run into that as well. Many road games are crapshoots.
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Bob Gough 32 minutes ago

@LadyHawkSoccer @QUHawks Why no live stream?
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Bob Gough 54 minutes ago

RT @Gibrats: For real?? @jonswaine Protesters stage mock lynching outside old courthouse in downtown St Louis. On Dred Scott Way.