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migraine_in_qcy - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News -
Hey again, genius. I didn't say the jail was fine, I asked what was wrong with it. Try being less of a Durbin once in awhile.
migraine_in_qcy - Mendon men arrested in cannabis investigation - Quincy, IL News -
Hmm. Where do I record fair market value of a homemade cherry pie exchanged for cleaning out my neighbor's gutters? Duh.
migraine_in_qcy - Mendon men arrested in cannabis investigation - Quincy, IL News -
Sure, genius. That piece of paper on wall of the barber shop means it's clean and bug-free. Nope. All it means is they paid their money to the man.
migraine_in_qcy - Mendon men arrested in cannabis investigation - Quincy, IL News -
That says nothing about bartering between individuals. It only refers to businesses and to barter exchanges. Better slow your roll.
WarCry - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News -
I don't see anything in that report that says it's unsafe for the deputies Really? At around 4:45 p.m., one of the prisoners attacked a guard with a weapon. ... The guard that was struck was later treated and released from Blessing Hospital. And if you don't think the jail needs to be replaced, I'd strongly recommend you contact Sheriff Fischer's office and…

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Midday open thread: Nations underprice fossil fuels, custom-fit clothes could make comeback

1 hour ago by (Meteor Blades)

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President Obama delivers statement from White House

2 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

With the House of Representatives on the verge of passing its "Deport As Many Children As Possible As Quickly As Possible Act of 2014" before heading off for their August recess, President Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement from the White House briefing room at 2:35 PM ET. You can tune in in the…
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House GOP's bill on deporting refugee children expected to include a new 'papers please' provision

3 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

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3 hours, 57 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Blame Canada: Ted Cruz rises again as Shadow Speaker of the House

3 hours, 45 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

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1 day, 1 hour ago by (Hunter)

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House Republicans' border flailing drags on

5 hours, 41 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Senate Republicans block action on border bill, wildfire funding

6 hours, 22 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Eric Cantor to resign from Congress on August 18

8 hours, 23 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

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8 hours, 35 minutes ago by (David Nir)

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7 hours, 37 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

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8 hours, 35 minutes ago by (David Waldman)

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The politics and economics of vaccines

9 hours, 5 minutes ago by (Greg Dworkin)

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Open thread for night owls: GAO decries failure to enforce rules on disposing of drilling waste

17 hours, 35 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

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Economics Daily Digest: The IRS can't follow the money when it has none of its own

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

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1 day ago by (Meteor Blades)

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1 day, 6 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

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2 days, 1 hour ago by (Meteor Blades)

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Michele Bachmann: Obama keeping migrant kids so U.S. can perform medical experiments on them

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Hunter)

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2 days, 2 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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House Republican flailing over border bill drags on

23 hours, 20 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Sen. Harry Reid's office rubs some salt in Republican wounds on House border bill blunder

23 hours, 50 minutes ago by (Hunter)

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House Republicans jam Senate on transportation bill

1 day ago by (Joan McCarter)

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1 day, 2 hours ago by (Hunter)

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De facto House Speaker Ted Cruz gets another win, kills border bill

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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1 day, 2 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

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Insurers, hospitals enjoying the profit of Obamacare

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Fifth Circuit tells Mississippi it cannot close its last abortion clinic over admitting privileges

1 day, 21 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

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1 day, 6 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

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1 day, 5 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

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House votes to sue Obama for doing a thing they wanted to have happen

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Cartoon: Chagrin Falls: Corporate Sky-Deity Bless America

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1 day, 8 hours ago by (David Nir)

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Jon Stewart takes on 'corporate inversion'

1 day, 7 hours ago by (BruinKid)

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

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1 day, 9 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

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Open thread for night owls: FBI deploys entrapment to arrest terrorism suspects

1 day, 17 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

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Economics Daily Digest: Technology builds community, but will it limit prosperity?

2 days, 8 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

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One image that shows the South really and truly is the region with the most freedom

2 days, 4 hours ago by (Ian Reifowitz)

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Happy 49th, Medicare!

2 days, 1 hour ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Anti-vaccine movement gains more victims

4 days, 1 hour ago by (Hunter)

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over hated healthcare law not implemented fast enough

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Susan Gardner)

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Republicans fight to keep tax breaks for companies moving jobs overseas

2 days ago by (Laura Clawson)

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1 day, 22 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

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Cartoon: John Kerry's Middle East travel tips

1 day, 22 hours ago by (BrianMcFadden)

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Renegade New York Democrats are already trying to back out of their bogus 'deal' to rejoin the party

2 days ago by (David Nir)

David Valesky Last month, the renegade Democrats who've conspired to hand control of New York's state Senate to the GOP announced with great fanfare that they'd reached a "deal" to rejoin their mainstream colleagues and return to the fold. Most of the media, a lot of labor unions, and even supposed progressive…
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