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1950Brutus - Nebraska rancher slams Bill de Blasio for his proposal to ban carriage horses - Quincy, IL News - Qu
New York will need to change it's nickname to something other than the BIG ROAD APPLE.
XBgCty - Wentzville Obamacare contractor paid 13,000 hours of overtime - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Obama has sure helped in that, while he is in office the rich have gotten MUCH richer, and the middle class poorer. Wages down since he has been in office. Jobs are up, Obama says, fails to say they almost ALL part-time. Company has 30 full time employees before Obamacare, now has 50 employees, 3 full time, 47 part time. HEY employment is up. Less people working since WWII, yet population has grown.…
xplorer37 - Darin LaHood announces candidacy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This article is used to make a point in his bio that Sen LaHood is "considered" as more conservative than his moderate father.
pjohnf - The Establishment and the Tea Party Face Off in Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Being led by the likes of Reid, Pelosi and Obama is not being represented in DC. Boehner doesn't seem to be able to tell a lot of his people how to vote as opposed to the democrats who follow in lock step with the Obama, Reid and Pelosi cabal.
pjohnf - 6 men arrested in Minnesota worked for almost year to join ISIS - US attorney - Quincy, IL News - Qu
Seems the junior varsity, ISIS, according to Obama, has a long reach.

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