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Righty1 - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Chicago would be a good source.
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
AYHSMB: you claimed that "voter fraud is a predominantly Democrat[ic] tool". Could you do me a favor and cite your sources for that "fact"?
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
AYHSMB, the issue isn't "free" IDs... the issue [that these arbitrary state-by-state Voter ID laws cause] is that acquiring an ID in the first place has a cost. Some states have Voter ID laws in place; others don't. That means that [depending solely on the state that a person lives in] some people are forced to pay a fee before they can vote. Please show me [in any of the founding documents…
pjohnf - Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum - Quincy, IL News -
Illinois is billions of dollars in debt and these legislative clowns want to waste a $100 million dollars on a library that won't draw anyone? The inmates are running the asylum.
AYHSMB - Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council - Quincy, IL News -
Really? HuhWhy, is it a big loss? My guess he is leaving before his job is consolidated with another position, and he will actually have something to do for eight hours each day. Good grief. What does it take to do that job?

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Rand Paul wants to know when U.S. economy last created millions of jobs. Here's the answer.

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul asks a question: When is the last time in our country we created millions of jobs? Unfortunately, he wasn't interested in the answer. Or, more specifically, he thought he knew the answer: It was under Ronald Reagan. Wrong. One way you could look at it is total number of jobs created…
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Cartoon: George W. Bush's Art of Legacy

1 hour, 23 minutes ago by (Mark Fiore)

Really?  George W. Bush is having an art show at his presidential library featuring his painted portraits of many of the big important people who he met during his presidency?  Okay, I just couldn't resist this one.  He's capturing emotion!  He's showing Putin's personality!  Look!  He painted a cuddly…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Karl Rove's new polls have positive trendlines ... for Democrats

3 hours, 13 minutes ago by (David Nir)

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • Crossroads: Karl Rove's American Crossroads just shared five new Senate polls with Politico, but the crosstabs are all behind their paywall at "Politico Pro," so all we have…
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Daily Kos Radio is IN RERUNS at 9am ET!

2 hours, 43 minutes ago by (David Waldman)

Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. "Good Friday morning to you, everybody!" I've been waiting for some time to say that, and as luck would have it, I'm not actually on the air to do it. So I'll post it, instead. Yes, it's the last day of Spring Break,…
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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: In fighting the ACA, Republicans will have an uphill battle

3 hours, 8 minutes ago by (Georgia Logothetis)

The Washington Post: OBAMACARE’S CRITICS have had a bad week. On Thursday, President Obama announced that 8 million people have enrolled in new health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, and a significant portion of them are young Americans. Yes, we need to learn more about…
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Open thread for night owls: A guide to the Koch-funded propaganda about rich states and poor states

11 hours, 44 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

At The Progressive, Mary Bottari provides A Reporter's Guide to the Koch-Funded Rich States, Poor States ALEC Report: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, Poor States" publication this week. The document, whose lead author is economist Arthur…
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Economics Daily Digest: How democracy became a luxury good

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Government by the Few (All In with Chris Hayes) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren notes that we now have social science data that proves Occupy was right: our democracy is dominated by the…
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Mississippi GOP shocked—shocked!—to find neo-Confederates in its ranks

1 day, 14 hours ago by (Jon Perr)

For pure political theater, it's hard to beat the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi. There, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to fight off tea party favorite and neo-Confederate state Sen. Chris McDaniel. In the latest twist in this entertaining saga, tea party leaders called for the resignation…
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Who wouldn't want a $58 million severance package?

1 day ago by (Jen Hayden)

In what might be the purest example of income inequality, Yahoo's recently ousted Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro received a $58 million severance package after only 15 months on the job: Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance…
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New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps of Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and West Virginia

1 day, 1 hour ago by (Stephen Wolf)

This week we have interactive state legislative district maps for Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and West Virginia. Each legislative chamber is mapped out using the presidential election results calculated by Daily Kos Elections, the legislative election results, and some info on each legislator. For maps…
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Actuaries confirm CBO predictions of modest premium increases under Obamacare

23 hours, 42 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

Republican warnings of double-digit premium increases under Obamacare aren't too likely to be realized, the Society of Actuaries says. They are backing up the Congressional Budget Office's projection of modest premium increases next year under Obamacare. The statisticians expect about a seven percent…
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Montana congressional candidate shoots down drone in campaign ad

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

Matt Rosendale, a Montana candidate for U.S. Congress, released a new ad this week which shows him pretending to shoot down a government drone. Not only is he seen shooting down a fake government-owned drone, he goes on to say: The federal government is too big and too powerful. More taxes and regulation…
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Utah governor optimistic on Medicaid expansion waiver

1 day, 19 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Gov. Gary Herbert Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says he thinks there aren't major hurdles now for Utah to get a federal waiver to offer a version of a privatized Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Herbert met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week, and says she…
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'Solar Summit' is Obama's latest attempt to get something done on solar energy despite Congress

20 hours, 7 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

The solar industry now employs 143,000 Americans like these veterans who are part of Grid Alternatives that puts solar panels on low-income people's homes. The year before I began working at the Solar Energy Research Institute in 1978, the cost of a single electricity-generating silicon solar cell was…
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An Idahoan shows Bundy what a real Western rancher is

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Bud Purdy was so revered in Idaho that even a bunch of Republicans pay tribute to him. Being a Westerner and the daughter and granddaughter of cattle ranchers, I think it's about time that the non-crazy Western ranchers get some equal national media time. Because they're not all federal government-hating,…
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Cartoon: It's a SCANDAL!

17 hours, 24 minutes ago by (MattWuerker)

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Daily Kos Elections 1Q 2014 House fundraising reports roundup

1 day, 13 hours ago by (Darth Jeff)

Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from January 1 to March 31, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Monday night. Below is our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in key races. Unfortunately, some reports appear to have been turned in to…
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What? Run on Democratic accomplishments to rally the base? Crazy!

18 hours, 44 minutes ago by (kos)

We've only been advocating this for the last 12 years, so FINALLY! Until recently, [Democratic pollster Stan] Greenberg had been advising Democrats to move beyond Obamacare and turn to bread-and-butter issues like jobs and the minimum wage. "The strongest attack on Republicans," he says, "is that they're…
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'This thing is working': 8 million are now insured through the exchanges

18 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

A few weeks ago, 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare's insurance exchanges was rightly celebrated as a victory. Now, though, we've blown past that: President Barack Obama announced Thursday afternoon that 8 million people have gotten health coverage through the exchanges, in addition to the millions more…
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Karl Rove polls prove that GOP Senate victory not assured

22 hours, 36 minutes ago by (kos)

Not over. I was just mentioning how hard the GOP's path to the Senate majority was, and Karl Rove's Crossroads decided to support my thesis by polling a bunch of the key Senate races. Politico's Morning Score email newsletter: Arkansas: Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor 39, GOP Rep. Tom Cotton 39, not sure…
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President Obama press conference #2

19 hours, 21 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

First thread here. 12:55 PM PT: President Obama comments on the conversation he had yesterday with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who issued a statement blasting the president for having criticized Republicans for blocking immigration reform after the call. The president says the conversation was…
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President Obama to make statement at daily press briefing

19 hours, 56 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

A bit of a mystery here: The presidential seal has just been placed at the podium where Press Secretary Jay Carney normally delivers his daily press briefing, indicating the president will address the media. However there's no indication as of yet as to what he'll be talking about—or whether this will…
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Midday open thread: Ex-Sheriff Mack lies, Sen. Warren reveals in new book, Eschaton turns 12

20 hours, 14 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is No animals were harmed: Gung-ho ex-sheriff lies about fighting Feds with women as human shields. In an interview with TPM, former Arizona sheriff claims he never thought it was a good idea to put women out front in case the shooting started at Cliven Bundy's Nevada…
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Constituent puts Florida Republican on defensive over Obamacare repeal

22 hours, 36 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

Republicans are having a hard time at home this break, now that they have to answer for those 50-plus repeal votes of a law that seems to be working out pretty well right now. That's captured perfectly by ThinkProgress, which brings us Florida Rep. Dennis Ross's latest town meeting. CONSTITUENT: You’ve…
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Now two 'Kissing Congressman' staffers have lost their jobs—both women

21 hours, 34 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Last week, Congressman Vance "Big Smooch" McAllister dumped a female staffer after leaked security camera footage showed him kissing her in the hallway outside his Louisiana office. And now another woman has left the office over the affair: Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister…
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Win the Senate? Not as easy as Republicans think

22 hours, 40 minutes ago by (kos)

Mitch McConnell won't be Senate Majority Leader after November. And thanks to Alison Lundergan Grimes, he won't even be in the Senate. The media and Republicans are already claiming victory this November. The reality? With Republicans all-but-guaranteed pickups in West Virginia and South Dakota, the…
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Rep. Dennis Ross tells minimum wage constituent he won't support raising minimum wage

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Hunter)

Give Republican Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida credit for being willing to express his theory that there should be no minimum wage directly to a constituent who had been working for that minimum wage for 10 years. ROSS: No. [...] I think it would do more harm to our economy than anything. You work at Arby’s,…
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Eric Cantor agrees with President Obama: When it comes to immigration reform, Republicans suck

23 hours, 34 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

On Wednesday, President Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to wish him a happy Passover and the topic of immigration reform came up. Earlier in the day, the president had slammed House Republicans for blocking immigration reform and even voting for "extreme measures" that would deport Dreamers,…
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Ted Cruz explains why he's electable

1 day ago by (Jed Lewison)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, if he realized what he was saying Don't let this headline get you down... Ted Cruz Says It's Too Early To Worry About 2016 ...because Ted Cruz is most definitely thinking about 2016, given that he made those comments in South Carolina, where the GOP's first southern primary will…
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That's a funny definition of patriotism you've got there, fella

1 day, 17 hours ago by (Hunter)

Hmm. I have a question about the Nevada rancher who nearly caused various of our nation's fine militia folks to start shooting at federal agents, so determined they were to protect Mr. Cliven Bundy's right to graze his private herd of cattle on whatever land he feels like free of charge forever and…
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Cartoon: No animals were harmed

1 day, 1 hour ago by (RubenBolling)

Tom the Dancing Bug, by @RubenBolling.  Be the FIRST to see the comic every week by joining the INNER HIVE! "My only argument with Ruben B. here is his apologetic tone for asking you to pay money for early access to his very good comics -- that is to say, something that YOU LIKE AND WANT. DO NOT APOLOGIZE,…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: RGA attacks Schauer for supporting program Snyder approved

1 day, 3 hours ago by (David Nir)

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • MI-Gov: This is what happens when outside groups, desperate for simple slogans to use in their attack ads, go off half-cocked: In the spot above, the Republican Governors…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

1 day, 2 hours ago by (David Waldman)

Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. One more live Spring Break show, conducted with the kids in tow. Then on Friday, the kids tow me, and we'll be presenting an "encore performance" of a previously recorded show. Believe it or not, there's still more…
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Our Blogging Continues After This Message… Attention billionaires! Are you looking for a convenient way to celebrate Easter while also protecting your precious financial assets? If so, here's good news! Now you can arrange a one-on-one consultation with The Onepercenter…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The problem for the GOP is that ACA is working

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Greg Dworkin)

From Gallup Jason Millman: New surveys out Wednesday morning provide a glimpse into just how many Americans have gained insurance since the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces opened in October. First, Gallup reports that states which fully embraced the law by setting up their own exchanges and…
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Open thread for night owls: Goodnight, moon

1 day, 11 hours ago by (Hunter)

No, you don't have to be afraid of a lunar eclipse, even one that falls on a Jewish holy day. No matter what crackpot televangelists might try to sell you. This time, Hagee suggests that a Rapture will occur where Christians will be taken to heaven, Israel will go to war in a great battle called Armageddon,…
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Economics Daily Digest: The ideas generation

1 day, 23 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Tim Price, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz (New Republic) Despite conservatives' tendency to compare Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, today's economic challenges are the opposite of those the U.S. faced in the 1970s,…
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Here comes the next effort to get more money into politics

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

If you were wondering what limits on money in politics would be challenged in court next, here's one place to look. The lawyer who brought you the McCutcheon case is going after political action committee donation limits, because "These discriminatory restrictions impermissibly allow entrenched institutions…
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Chart of the Day: Aircraft carriers. U.S. has more than everybody else combined, and then some

2 days, 20 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

The aircraft carriers depicted here in a graphic are drawn to scale. says there are currently 31 aircraft carriers in the world's navies and the folks at Wikipedia say 37. That's partly a consequence of definitions, with Wikipedia including one South Korean ship,…
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Atlanta Braves get hate mail after Hank Aaron says reaction to Obama shows we have 'long ways to go'

2 days, 18 hours ago by (Hunter)

Baseball legend Hank Aaron was asked last month why he still keeps the old hate mail that resulted when he broke Babe Ruth's home run record: "To remind myself," he said, "that we are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record. If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things…
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In North Dakota and Arizona, it's good news/bad news on the reproductive rights front

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

North Dakota has enacted a passel of laws that would all but end abortion in the Peace Garden State. But one of the worst—which barred abortions as early as six weeks—was permanently shot down as unconstitutional by a federal district court ruling Wednesday. In his 25-page ruling, U.S. District Court…
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Even more far-right rhetoric from Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel

1 day, 21 hours ago by (Hunter)

It may not be scientifically possible to describe how big a tool McDaniel is. I have serious questions as to whether it is even possible to be too extremist or race-baiting for the Mississippi Republican Party to stomach, but Senate candidate Chris McDaniel seems determined to test that theory. Because…
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Missouri mayor agrees with some of the views of racist shooter

1 day, 19 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

Frazier Glenn Cross has officially been charged with murder in Kansas and awaits federal charges after a hate-filled shooting spree at Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, over the weekend. reached out to Marionville, Missouri, residents who knew Cross and while most of the…
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Keeping fossil fuel in the ground, this land is not your land

1 day, 16 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Moorhen and babies. Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, more than seven years ago, a new feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name was change to Green Diary…
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Cartoon: The joy of retirement

1 day, 17 hours ago by (BrianMcFadden)

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CEO pay at top companies now 331 times that of average worker, 774 times that of minimum-wage worker

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Ratio of CEO pay compared with average worker pay. On Sunday, The New York Times published its 2013 compensation survey of CEOs at the 100 largest publicly traded American companies. No real surprises there, both in terms of the names, in the number of women, in the number of people of color and in…
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Republican governors group attacks Democrat for supporting plan supported by Republican governors

1 day, 20 hours ago by (David Nir)

This is what happens when outside groups, desperate for simple slogans to use in their attack ads, go off half-cocked: In the spot above, the Republican Governors Association slams Democrat Mark Schauer, who is running for governor in Michigan, for allegedly supporting "a new fee on nursing home beds"…
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Christie whitewash firm a big donor to political group headed by Christie

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a 2013 meeting of the Republican Governors Association, the organization devoted to electing GOP governors that he now heads When the law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to conduct an internal investigation of the Fort Lee lane closure scandal released…
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Regret, denial, lies: How Republicans deal with the newly insured back home

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Pssst.... she's not really a moderate. Pass it along. Republicans are back home now, trying to keep their constituents whipped up against Obamacare to carry them through November. That's a much bigger problem for them, now that many of their constituents are actually benefiting from the law. You've…
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Midday open thread: NYPD's Muslim spy unit shuttered, porn tweeter keeps job, typo sentence commute

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Matt Bors is The even hand of the law: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook April 15: Hank Aaron gets a new ton of racist hatemail, proving his point, by MinistryOfTruth Too Important for Clever Titles -- Scientific Study Says We Are an Oligarchy, by pajoly America…
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@EricErvin2 QHS's schedule has said Unity at home today and I never saw that game on the QND schedule. We were to do the May 6 game on QJTV
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@EricErvin2 Was this the May 6 game that has been canceled?
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