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1950Brutus - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News -
I root for the Cleve Browns even though they have zero chance of winning the super bowl. Chance of winning doesn't come into play on this obsession - doesn't come into play when I vote either. I vote for what I want - I do not "settle"..
Givemeliberty - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News -
The goal this year is not to win its to get 5% of the vote so ballot access is not an issue in four years. Right up until about a month and a half ago the Libertarians were doing little if any campaigning. They were fighting court battles the GOP brought against them. And it was the same with the Green and Constitution partys to get on the ballot. Its hard to fund raise when you can't campaign…
Stupid_Dems - Business owners split over minimum wage votes - Quincy, IL News -
Minimum wage it for minimum employees. A person should be able to work for any wage they want too without government interference.
Stupid_Dems - Votes for Republicans switched to Democrats in Moline - Quincy, IL News -
If the Dems contaminate the ballot box the only recourse is exactly the same as was give n the Crown!
qfingers - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News -
What we need is a better voting the Borda method. Then the 3rd party candidate most assuredly would have a chance....but for just that reason you'll never see it....the controlling parties not wanting a 3rd party to have any chance. Plus it's a bit difficult to count unless you are computerized.

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High Anxiety, Low Expectations as Vote Nears

14 hours, 43 minutes ago by Susan Page, USA Today

Susan Page, USA TodayWASHINGTON – As Election Day nears, America is the Land of the Fearful.Voters are rattled by the Ebola virus, braced for years of conflict against the terrorist group Islamic State and still worried about jobs, a nationwide USA TODAY Poll finds. Two-thirds say the nation faces more…
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The Obama Drag on Democrats

14 hours, 37 minutes ago by Amy Walter, Cook Political Report

Amy Walter, Cook Political ReportOne of the outstanding questions left in this election is whether the Democrats' ground operation – an operation that has proven to be far superior to that of Republicans in recent years - will be enough to help their candidates squeak out narrow victories. Thus far,…
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Republican Senate Win Could Splinter Party

14 hours, 29 minutes ago by Norm Ornstein, Natl Journal

Norm Ornstein, Natl JournalAs polls show a movement toward Republicans—the new ABC News/Washington Post survey shows a 6-point GOP advantage in the generic ballot—there is increasing interest in what would happen over the next two years with Republican control of both the House and Senate. I first addressed…
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Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking

14 hours, 28 minutes ago by Michael Barone, DC Examiner

Michael Barone, DC ExaminerSherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn't bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night -- nor in prime time -- provide some useful clues to understanding the significance of this year's election.Contrary to the disparagement of some…
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Republicans: Over-Reaching & Underscoring

18 hours, 52 minutes ago by Gary Younge, The Guardian

Gary Younge, The GuardianIn 2006, Kansas Republican Sam Brownback was crowned “GodÂ’s Senator” by Rolling Stone magazine. As he struggles for re-election as governor in this reliably conservative state, he is now praying for divine intervention. In 2010 he won the governorship by a 30-point…
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Morally Wrong for Dems to Divide People by Race

14 hours, 33 minutes ago by Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

Bill O'Reilly, Fox NewsIn North Carolina the senate race between the Democrat incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis very close and very dirty.A group organized by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid running this radio ad.
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Obamacare Opponents Cherry-Pick History

14 hours, 26 minutes ago by Sen. Tom Harkin et al., WP

Sen. Tom Harkin et al., WPThe Affordable Care Act was created to improve the quality and affordability of health care for all Americans. Indeed, many people who didn’t have — and couldn’t afford — health insurance before the law have it now.
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Health-Care Hell

13 hours, 58 minutes ago by Kevin Williamson, National Review

Kevin Williamson, National ReviewIn the first circle of Dante’s Hell, things aren’t so bad: The unbaptized and the virtuous pagans get to kick back, forever, with Homer and Ovid, watch Julius Caesar and Saladin do the limbo, etc. But things take a pretty sharp turn for the worse thereafter: Paris, Tristan,…
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Could Begich's Ground Game Save Him?

14 hours, 12 minutes ago by Andrew Romano, Yahoo! News

Andrew Romano, Yahoo! NewsThere's a time-honored cliche that political pundits tend to trot out whenever they're asked, usually on cable TV, to prognosticate about a race they aren't particularly familiar with:"It's going to come down to the ground game."
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Why Is Orman's Campaign Run by Democrats?

14 hours, 16 minutes ago by Sean Davis, The Federalist

Sean Davis, The FederalistSen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) is in the fight for his political life. Current polls show him barely trailing his opponent, which would make Kansas look like a golden pickup opportunity for Senate Democrats, right?Not so much. In early September, Democrat Chad Taylor suddenly dropped…
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Is Psychology Biased Against Republicans?

13 hours, 56 minutes ago by Maria Konnikova, New Yorker

Maria Konnikova, New YorkerOn January 27, 2011, from a stage in the middle of the San Antonio Convention Center, Jonathan Haidt addressed the participants of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The topic was an ambitious one: a vision for social psychology in the…
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A Referendum on Competence

1 day ago by Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostIs this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but itÂ’s not.First, like all U.S. elections, itÂ’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President ObamaÂ’s 13-point underwater…
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It Won't Be Obama's Fault If Dems Lose

21 hours, 54 minutes ago by Brian Beutler, The New Republic

Brian Beutler, The New RepublicDemocrats have known that 2014 would be a challenging election cycle since November 2008, when, buoyed by an economic crisis that began under an unpopular Republican president, they managed to capture Senate seats in Republican strongholds like Alaska and North Carolina,…
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The End of the Age of Obama

22 hours, 36 minutes ago by Jay Cost, Weekly Standard

Jay Cost, Weekly StandardThe end of the Age of Obama. It began with high hopes on a winter’s night in Iowa in 2008 and ended in disappointment on a crisp fall day nearly seven years later.
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GOP Has No Plan for the Country

1 day ago by Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- No matter how well Republicans do at the polls Tuesday -- and my hunch is they won't do as well as they hope -- the GOP won't be able to claim any kind of mandate. That's because they have refused to articulate any vision for governing.I do not celebrate…
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Obama's Midterm Losses May Make History

1 day ago by Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

Stuart Rothenberg, Roll CallPresident Barack Obama is about to do what no president has done in the past 50 years: Have two horrible, terrible, awful midterm elections in a row.In fact, Obama is likely to have the worst midterm numbers of any two-term president going back to Democrat Harry S. Truman.Truman…
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Senate Democrats' Last Bastion

22 hours, 25 minutes ago by Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

Ronald Brownstein, National Journal Socially liberal white-collar and single white women look like the fragile last line of defense for Democrats hoping to avoid a Republican sweep in next week's election, according to detailed results from a broad array of new polls.For the third consecutive election,…
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The Top 10 Liberal Superstitions

22 hours, 27 minutes ago by Kate Bachelder, Wall Street Journal

Kate Bachelder, Wall Street JournalA hallmark of progressive politics is the ability to hold fervent beliefs, in defiance of evidence, that explain how the world works—and why liberal solutions must be adopted. Such political superstitions take on a new prominence during campaign seasons as Democratic…
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Women Can't Fall for GOP Tricks

22 hours, 20 minutes ago by Sally Kohn, The Daily Beast

Sally Kohn, The Daily BeastSingle women and women of color don’t typically turn out big for midterm elections. But the stakes are too high this Tuesday for any woman to stay home.Halloween ain’t just for kids anymore: Republican candidates across the country are carefully trying to disguise their wildly…
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Obsession With Social Issues Hurts Udall

22 hours, 22 minutes ago by Timothy Carney, DC Examiner

Timothy Carney, DC ExaminerHalloween ain’t just for kids anymore: Republican candidates across the country are carefully trying to disguise their wildly unpopular and frightening anti-women policies. And as these Republicans go knocking at the doors of women voters this election season, it’s all trick…
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What We Owe Those Who Help Ebola Patients

21 hours, 34 minutes ago by Sen. Chris Coons, WP

Sen. Chris Coons, WPThe best way to protect Americans from Ebola is by stopping the virus at its source.That’s why President Obama has committed up to 4,000 U.S. military engineers, logistics specialists and public health trainers and $1 billion in funding to help eradicate the virus in West Africa.…
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A Lesson From My Great-Aunt

21 hours, 33 minutes ago by Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street JournalOn a bookshelf in my home in a glass-and-brass frame I keep my great-aunt’s Ellis Island health card. It’s cardboard, about as big as your hand. She wore it on her coat during her nine-day journey from Ireland. Every day the ship’s surgeon (possibly brusquely, probably…
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How Does Clinton Overcome Obama?

21 hours, 32 minutes ago by James Oliphant, National Journal

James Oliphant, National Journal If Hillary Clinton forges ahead and runs for president, she'll be facing an electorate more disillusioned and more cynical than the one she faced before—and one perhaps less likely to respond to her message.
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Win or Lose, Republicans Are a Wreck

20 hours, 13 minutes ago by Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg

Francis Wilkinson, BloombergOn the verge of victory in the midterm elections, the Republican Party looks no less shaky than it did on the verge of defeat in 2012. The base appears no less irate than at any other moment in the Obama era, and the party leadership's plans look no more coherent or calibrated…
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The Myth of Republican Disunity

20 hours, 11 minutes ago by John Hart, OpportunityLives

John Hart, OpportunityLivesRepublicans have yet to capture the Senate but the media is already working hard to hype Republican divisions where none exists. Take, for instance, a piece in today’s Politico that declares, “Conservatives ready to give leaders hell.”The problem with the article is that it…
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Nuclear Energy: The Once and Future Power Source

23 hours, 3 minutes ago by Brandon Ott, RCP

Brandon Ott, RCPThe fifth in a series of articles this week on energy innovation and the American economyTo say the nuclear industry has had highs and lows in the last 35 years is an understatement. The “atoms for peace” that were intended to wean Planet Earth off fossil fuels, make Western…
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Apologizing to Japan

18 hours, 23 minutes ago by Paul Krugman, New York Times

Paul Krugman, New York TimesTOKYO — For almost two decades, Japan has been held up as a cautionary tale, an object lesson on how not to run an advanced economy. After all, the island nation is the rising superpower that stumbled. One day, it seemed, it was on the road to high-tech domination of the world…
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Bradlee: A Cautionary Tale of Kennedy's Courtier

18 hours, 20 minutes ago by Byron York, Examiner

Byron York, ExaminerBen Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor whose funeral was held Wednesday, has been widely praised for his work building up the Washington Post and bringing down Richard Nixon. His guidance of the paper's Watergate coverage thrilled a generation, and maybe two generations,…
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The Prospect of a Republican Senate

18 hours ago by New York Times

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Mark Warner's Halloween Mask of Moderation

17 hours, 57 minutes ago by Washington Times

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Despite Errors, Ebola Fails to Spread Here

17 hours, 55 minutes ago by USA Today

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Obama's Incoherence on Ebola Quarantines

17 hours, 52 minutes ago by Richmond Times-Dispatch

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