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tts - QPD Blotter for 10/23/14 - Quincy, IL News -
Sounds to me like an insurance scam!
GoSalukis - GREDF supports Quincy School Building Referendum - Quincy, IL News -
The real question is: Who in the world is looking to GREDF for voting guidance? Yawn.
mwhunter45 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News -
I understand that teacher's do not have opulent salaries but the statement about throwing good money after bad is biased. From what I have heard, the schools are structurally sound. Also, the state should not have tell us what repairs have to be made as they should have been completed as necessary. Doesn't the school district have paid staff to understand the state laws for maintenance…
pjohnf - Rauner makes Quincy stop on downstate swing - Quincy, IL News -
Rauner doesn't have to tell voters in Cook County to vote. they'll be voting early and often anyway, heck even dead ones vote in Cook county and republicans vote for democrats when using faulty voting machines.
TheyRclueless - QPD Blotter for 10/23/14 - Quincy, IL News -
Stolen was a purse, wallet, credit card, iPad, 18-inch TV, GPS, cash, diamond earrings with matching necklace, and sunglasses. Doesn't everyone keep those items on an unlocked car behind your house?

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Trailing in the polls, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback sinks to despicable new low

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

In December 2000, Reginald and Jonathan Carr murdered four people on a cold winter day in Wichita, Kansas. The crime became known as the "Wichita Massacre" and the community was justifiably outraged. After being shot in the head and left for dead, one of the victims was able to get help and identify…
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Wisconsin voters beware: Scott Walker's public and private words don't match up on key issues

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Oh, look. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been saying (or not saying) very different things on the public campaign trail and privately to far-right groups. Walker hasn't wanted to talk publicly about his position on marriage equality during this campaign, but as part of his…
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North Carolina Republicans still trying to suppress the student vote

5 hours, 20 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Students at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County, North Carolina,  protest efforts to keep them from voting last year. If you can be drafted at 18, be sent overseas to kill and die for your country, you should be able to cast a ballot. That rationale got the voting age in the United…
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Cartoon: Different strokes for different folks

1 hour, 57 minutes ago by (MattWuerker)

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Hispanic man delivers absentee ballots in Arizona: Conservatives demand he be killed

3 hours, 53 minutes ago by (Hunter)

LOOK OUT EVERYONE HE'S REALLY REALLY TAN This may be the stupidest conservative panic to come over the transom all year. All. Year. In the video — which was posted at Glenn Beck’s The Blaze under the headline, “Surveillance video apparently catches guy doing something at the ballot box that left Republican…
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Governor's races demonstrate fading potency of Obamacare as an issue for Republicans

7 hours, 20 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

Who's going to take her family's health insurance away? That thing that Republicans feared so much about Obamacare has come to pass: it became law, millions have benefitted from it, and it's now too late to undo it. Sure, most Republican candidates for Congress are still saying they're committed to…
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Look how close Democrats are to winning ... and losing

3 hours, 36 minutes ago by (kos)

Charlie Crist, working the GOTV in Miami. I've been saying this is a 50-50 election, with base intensity the tie-breaker. These non-presidential-years are brutal for Democrats, as our core base demographics—single women, people of color, young voters—are the least likely to vote. But really, our ability…
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Rep. Peter King says Ebola virus has turned airborne, scolds experts for being 'wrong'

5 hours ago by (Hunter)

Uuuugh. "I am not a scientist," Republicans opine when confronted with the science of climate change. Oh, if only we could convince them they were not epidemiologists either. Republican Rep. Peter King thinks the doctors are wrong on Ebola, suggesting the deadly virus might have mutated and gone airborne…
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GOP congressman now says 'government largesse' also to blame for suicide

4 hours, 17 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

GOP Rep. Don Young of Alaska isn't just standing by his assertion to Wasilla High School students that friends and family of suicide victims are to blame because they failed to provide enough support, he's also now adding "government largesse" to the list of things he blames for suicide. Asked about…
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Midday open thread: climate change and violence, new jobless comp applications still under 300,000

4 hours, 47 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Did you know fun facts about Boston?: Please chip in $3 to help get out the vote for our Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Initial unemployment compensations still under 300,000: For the week ending Oct. 18, seasonally adjusted initial first-time claims for jobless compensation…
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Week of leaks: Grand jury, medical examiner, and federal government leak Darren Wilson case details

1 day ago by (Shaun King)

When police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Ferguson, Missouri teenager Mike Brown on August 9, Brown's family and the surrounding community repeatedly begged for answers as to how and why this happened in the form of a basic police report. Fifty days later, the police announced they wouldn't release…
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Why is Joni Ernst hiding from the Iowa press?

6 hours, 34 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Joni Ernst It seems Joni Ernst really doesn't want to do serious interviews on the issues with the editorial boards and news stations of Iowa. Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu blew the whistle: Is Joni Ernst afraid of newspaper editorial boards? After much negotiating, she was scheduled to…
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Rep. Steve King: 'I don't expect to meet' gay people in heaven

6 hours, 37 minutes ago by (Hunter)

It looks like our national respite from Rep. Steve King and his mouth was to be short lived. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, suggests gays won’t make it to heaven. What’s more, in an interview, King intimated that the divorced or cohabitators could be thwarted in the pursuit of eternal salvation as the…
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Cotton uses propaganda video from people trying to terrorize America ... to terrorize America

6 hours, 45 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

The latest ad from GOP Rep. Tom Cotton in his bid to replace Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has a simple message—Arkansans should be very, very afraid of ISIS. But even though that's a pretty simple message, packaging it into a visually compelling 30-second campaign ad is no easy feat, especially with less…
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Despite the courts, dead-enders still fighting to delay marriage equality in three states

7 hours, 27 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Why would you fight so hard to prevent others' joy? Republican officials in Kansas, Montana, and South Carolina are basically sticking their fingers in their ears and squalling "la la la, I can't hear you" at the federal courts that have ruled in favor of marriage equality in recent weeks: ... officials…
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Mitch McConnell dodges question about paying people to support him at rallies

7 hours, 54 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

West Virginia's WVNS TV, whose broadcast market extends into Eastern Kentucky, catches up with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and asks him about his campaign's tactic of reimbursing supporters to show up and generate enthusiasm at events: McCONNELL: Uh, I'm not sure what to say about that,…
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Steve Southerland explains, badly, why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act

9 hours, 15 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

There's not enough pink in the world to cover up Southerland's sexism. Rep. Steve Southerland, the Florida Republican who gained infamy with his men-only fundraising ("tell the misses not to wait up") and lame defense of his men-only fundraising ("Listen: Has Gwen Graham ever been to a lingerie shower?…
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Kansas revenue numbers are in—Brownback economy downgraded from 'bad' to 'nightmare'

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

It was reported in April that tax revenue in Kansas was down 45 percent due to Gov. Sam Brownback's destructive policies. Things were so bad that in August Standard & Poor downgraded the credit rating for the state. Well, the new revenue figures from June to September are in and it's even worse than…
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Joni Ernst carries a 'beautiful little Smith & Wesson' to defend against the government

9 hours, 47 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Speaking at an NRA event in 2012, Joni Ernst sounded less like someone who'd be a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate two years later than like someone about to move to a militia compound in the hills: “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,”…
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Cartoon: Did you know fun facts about Boston?

9 hours, 57 minutes ago by (RubenBolling)

Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.   And, DID YOU KNOW that you can join the prestigious INNER HIVE club and get the weekly Tom the Dancing Bug comic strip emailed directly to you, at least a day before there rest of these rubes get it?  Follow the simple and clear instructions AT THIS LINK…
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Daily Kos Election Outlook: Stability reigns, for the moment

11 hours, 17 minutes ago by (David Jarman)

It's hard to believe that there were some complaints this weekend about how few polls there were. Once the work week started, the steady downpour of polls began in earnest, with just two weeks left until the election; there were 33 polls on Wednesday alone, for instance. And yet, none of those dozens…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Mike Rounds knew of aide's conflict when giving out state loans

11 hours, 47 minutes ago by (David Nir)

Mike Rounds (right) Leading Off: • SD-Sen: In a damning and shocking admission, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds acknowledged Tuesday that he did in fact know that a top former cabinet official, Richard Benda, was going to work for investors running a meat-packing concern called Northern Beef,…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

11 hours, 17 minutes ago by (David Waldman)

Yesterday was Joan McCarter Day! That's a new angle, right? I haven't done that before. Much to catch up on in the news. Canada once again visited by the crazed shooter bug. Airdropped US weapons have ended up in ISIS hands. Early voting starts today in North Carolina. Sarah Palin is still a grifter.…
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

11 hours, 29 minutes ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… In the interest of giving you a brief moment of respite from the utter nuttiness enveloping this crazy planet, this space contains no ebola, deportations, nimrod Republicans, voter suppression, climate destruction, puppy-size spiders, czars, Koch brothers, mind-numbing…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Everything is politics, politics is everything

12 hours, 17 minutes ago by (Greg Dworkin)

given trajectory of Ebola-in-US, appears govt/public health authorities may have handled somewhat more effectively than advertised — @JohnJHarwood Either Ron Klain is a super genius or we didn't really need an "ebola czar" and people were freaking out for bad reasons — @AdamSerwer Matthew Dickinson: From…
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Open thread for night owls: A fifth of Detroit's population, 142,000 people, could lose their homes

20 hours, 47 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

One of the tens of thousands of foreclosed houses in Detroit that you can read about here. At The Atlantic, Rose Hackman writes One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes—Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars, if only they knew how to work the system: As Detroit…
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100 More GunFAILs, which brings us to GunFAIL LXXIX, but we're still not caught up.

5 days, 20 hours ago by (David Waldman)

Five of 39 guns "forgotten" by their owners and found by TSA agents at airports across the country, Oct. 10-16. A total of 268 guns were discovered since the last GunFAIL list was published in mid-September. Okay, it's time to get out of the summer doldrums, already. It's October, and time to get caught…
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Listen up, red states: Expanding Medicaid saves money

3 days, 3 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

There's one, slight benefit to all those Republican lawmakers in red states refusing to expand Medicaid. They've provided a baseline for comparison to see how successful it is in the expansion states. Here's another measure, from a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis: States that opted not to expand Medicaid…
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Repeal Obamacare and 25 million people lose health insurance. Period.

2 days ago by (Jon Perr)

From the beginning, the magnitude of Republicans' lies about Obamacare has been directly proportional to their fears it would succeed. First it was "death panels," which Politifact cited as its 2009 Lie of the Year. In 2010, it was the Affordable Care Act's mythical "government takeover of health care,"…
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George Will thinks Ebola could be 'airborne' because he is misinformed

2 days, 4 hours ago by (Hunter)

That's why he's here. Your problem here, Neera Tanden, is that George Will hates scientists like dogs hate vacuum cleaners. Appearing yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Will explained to his incredulous co-panelists that Ebola is actually far easier to transmit than the authorities are letting on: "The…
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Sam Brownback, getting desperate, links opponent to hideous murders

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

Leading Off: • KS-Gov: We've officially hit the point in the cycle where campaigns start to get desperate. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in a close race with Democrat Paul Davis and his campaign is airing a risky new ad aiming to caricature Davis as weak on crime. The narrator describes how…
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The thuggification of young black victims of white violence: Is thug the new n----r?

2 days ago by (Shaun King)

I have a pop quiz for you. Can you name one young white victim of violence who has been publicly humiliated or degraded by tens of thousands of African Americans online or by key African-American journalists or newscasters? I’m waiting. Still waiting. Stumped? I’ll give you a bonus question. Can you…
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Republicans promise to target IRS if they win control of Congress

23 hours, 47 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Republicans say control of the Senate will allow them to accomplish what Darrell Issa could not. For the past 18 months, hardly a day has gone by without a Republican on Capitol Hill making some wild allegation about the Obama administration conspiring to use the IRS as a political weapon against tea…
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How can Gov. Nixon call for peace in Ferguson when Jeff Roorda is his closest ally?

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Shaun King)

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri announced Tuesday that he's forming a commission to help plan for a peaceful future in Ferguson and beyond in the wake of widespread protests in metropolitan St. Louis after the shooting death of Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. The top activists…
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Scandal news shake up Republicans in two key Senate races

1 day ago by (kos)

Republicans campaign on the idea that government can't work, so why is anyone surprised when they can't make government work? But today's biggest question, really, is why the hell did South Dakota Republican Mike Rounds just admit he knowingly helped a top aide loot state coffers? In a huge admission,…
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Spotlight on green news & views: Preparing for Paris climate talks, saying goodbye to whistleblower

1 day, 1 hour ago by (Meteor Blades)

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 as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can…
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Cartoon: Robo-Surgeon-General

1 day, 1 hour ago by (BrianMcFadden)

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Scottie's terrible horrible no good very bad debate

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

It's always good for a laugh when he puts on his sincere face. You gotta love the fact that Scott Brown is providing the comic relief for yet one more election cycle. It's just gravy that he's doing it this year as a carpetbagger. Today's fun can be found in Tuesday night's debate, moderated by NBC's…
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Kochs flushing another $6.5 million in next 10 days

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

If you live in Colorado, you'll be lucky enough to see this a few billion times between now and November 4. Had enough campaign ads yet? If you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire or North Carolina, buck up, because you're in for a real onslaught from everybody's favorite political…
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Psycho Republican claims 'Ebola czar' is 'off to bad start' because he won't testify on first day

1 day, 3 hours ago by (David Nir)

Jason Chaffetz (R-Psychovia) Auuuugh. What the fuck is wrong with these fucking lunatics? GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, already berating Obama's new "Ebola czar," Ron Klain: "He's on the job as of today — why not come talk to the American people in the Congress, answer questions from both Republicans and…
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American Family Association claims anti-LGBT Idaho chapel owners to be arrested. Nope.

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Hunter)

The most terrifying sight in the world, apparently. It looks like Coeur d'Alene's Hitching Post Wedding Chapel has adjusted their paperwork in a manner that will allow them to officially discriminate against gay members of the public. Yesterday, city attorney Michael Gridley said in a letter to the…
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Nebraska Republican's 'Willie Horton' ad may be backfiring

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Hunter)

The Republican decision to go full Willie Horton in Nebraska may not be having the intended effect. It was a calculated risk to begin with, showing just how shaky Republican Rep. Lee Terry (NE-02)'s campaign has been. It's a winnable race for the Democrats, and it may have just gotten more winnable. Brad…
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DSCC sees Grimes gaining ground against McConnell, reserves airtime for final push in Kentucky

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee believes Kentucky is in play: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee plans to go back on the air in Kentucky after the party has been encouraged by new polls suggesting the race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is within reach. The party…
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Midday open thread: Afghan poppy crop thrives, militia 'commander' busted on weapons charge

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Breast cancer awareness czar: Please chip in $3 to help us get out the vote for Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Ben Bradlee, Washington Post icon, dead at 93: From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that…
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The scandal that threatens Alaska Republicans

1 day, 6 hours ago by (kos)

This has been brewing up in the Great White North: A federal investigation into rape and fraud allegations in the Alaska National Guard has found shocking abuses. Two state officials have now resigned and the governor is on the defensive about what he knew with only a few weeks left before election day.…
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Rounds admits he knew aide was headed to beef plant he'd just authorized $600,000 in state loans for

1 day, 6 hours ago by (David Nir)

Mike Rounds, giving out loans like candy In a huge admission, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, the GOP nominee in this year's Senate race, acknowledged Tuesday that he did in fact know that a top former cabinet official, Richard Benda, was going to work for investors running a meatpacking concern…
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Thom Tillis, one-time Medicaid expansion killer, now says North Carolina should consider it

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

What a difference a tight poll in a general election makes. Case in point, Thom Tillis, the tea party Republican and state Speaker of the House in North Carolina, now running against Sen. Kay Hagan for the U.S. Senate. Back in April, during the primary, he ran this radio ad: MAN: Thom Tillis has a…
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Republicans buy ads like they govern: Incompetently

1 day, 7 hours ago by (kos)

All that attack ad money, pissed away. Karl Rove is raking in the commissions, with new ad buys like this one: With the Senate race in Colorado tightening, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads groups have pummeled Senator Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, with millions of dollars in negative ads. Crossroads…
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GOP congressman tells school children they are to blame for classmate's suicide

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

Rep. Don Young of Alaska reminding us once again just how classy Alaska Republicans can be during a question and answer session at—where else?—Wasilla High School: ... teacher Carla Swick posed a question about Alaska’s high suicide and domestic violence rates and asked what Young's office is doing about…
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Retiring Republican refuses to endorse nutso Republican running to succeed him

1 day, 7 hours ago by (David Nir)

Glenn Grothman, so loony even Republicans are shunning him We've already made a pretty compelling case that Glenn Grothman is the craziest Republican running for Congress this year, but here's another strong piece of evidence for our argument: Retiring Rep. Tom Petri, a fellow member of the GOP who…
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GREDF supports Quincy School Building Referendum
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Bob Gough 1 hour, 45 minutes ago

@keithlaw At least the Phillies waited for a Series off day to announce this blockbuster.
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Maybe the slogan should be "Your news later" #amIright
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Waiting on media brethren before this news conference will start. #neverfails