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Stupid_Dems - City of Quincy to spend $342,000 on road salt - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Difference is transportation cost
luanjo3 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There is all kinds of assistance already out there for the single mothers that you speak of, and they take full advantage of it. I've heard of single mothers getting so much financial aid to go back to school that they have money left over. Then they drop out because hey, they didn't have to pay for it. Single moms who get so much EITC on their tax returns that they can go out and get…
pjohnf - White House Pressed to Keep RFS, Biodiesel Industries Strong - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Franken and Senator just seem to me to be oxymoronic, they just don't go together.
gizzard93 - City of Quincy to spend $342,000 on road salt - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
sounds like double talk to me.
SeenTheLight1 - City of Quincy to spend $342,000 on road salt - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Never heard of such a thing. Cities and counties along with townships submit their request, then CMS uses that total for their RFP. If a supplier cannot meet that total then I would guess some could be left off the RFP total, but have never heard of that. The other comment states " bids range from $70 to $140 per ton" so why is Quincy paying $95 per ton? Still I have never heard of CMS cutting off…

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A Middle Path Between Bush and Obama's Failures

3 hours, 48 minutes ago by George Will, NRO

George Will, NROWith metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for…
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Impeachment Talk Dumb for Republicans

3 hours, 37 minutes ago by Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

Chris Cillizza, Washington PostCongressional Republicans have spent the majority of 2014 doing very little even marginally controversial. They put talk of government shutdown showdowns to rest and avoided another stand-off over raising the debt ceiling. The goal was simple: Keep the focus on the unpopular…
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Boehner Is Right, Dems' Impeachment Talk Is a Scam

3 hours, 27 minutes ago by Charles Hurt, WT

Charles Hurt, WTSure, anybody can make a strong argument that President Obama is one of the worst presidents in modern history. All the hope and change he promised in 2008 have turned into bitter despair and misery.
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Why I Have Become More Pessimistic About Israel

3 hours, 14 minutes ago by Ezra Klein, Vox

Ezra Klein, Vox"I have become less pro-Israel," admits Jonathan Chait in a powerful piece for New York Magazine. But I don't think Chait has become less pro-Israel. I think he's become more pessimistic about Israeli policy. And so have I.
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Did Mean Israelis Hurt Kerry's Feelings?

3 hours, 4 minutes ago by John Podhoretz, New York Post

John Podhoretz, New York PostJohn Kerry fought in Vietnam, threw his medals away, served decades in the Senate, ran for president, did some windsurfing and then became secretary of state of the most powerful country on earth.
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Class of 2016 Looks Strong for Republicans

3 hours ago by John Dickerson, CBS News

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Republicans' Problem w/Black People

2 hours, 58 minutes ago by Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post

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Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Sure Can't Hurt

2 hours, 51 minutes ago by Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

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NLRB Hands Fast-Food Workers a Victory

2 hours, 44 minutes ago by Alec MacGillis, New Republic

Alec MacGillis, New RepublicThe news for America’s low-wage workers has been pretty bleak these past, oh, 30 or 40 years or so. Their pay has stagnated and their bargaining power has atrophied, even as their corporate overlords have seen their own profits and compensation soar. But there are signs of…
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Another Mom Arrested for Letting Kid Go to Park

2 hours, 36 minutes ago by Lenore Skenazy, Reason

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The Girls President Obama Forgot

3 hours, 25 minutes ago by Kimberle Crenshaw, New York Times

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Is Global Chaos the New Normal?

10 hours, 36 minutes ago by Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

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Inside the White House-Israel Meltdown

10 hours, 34 minutes ago by Rogin & Lake, The Daily Beast

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Races in N.C., Iowa, Colo. Could Impact 2016

13 hours, 7 minutes ago by Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

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Obamacare's Scott Brown Moment Isn't Over

10 hours, 29 minutes ago by Noemie Emery, Examiner

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A Tea Party Tempest in Tennessee

10 hours, 27 minutes ago by Jon Meacham, Time

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Liberals Love the "One Percent"

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10 hours, 23 minutes ago by Josh Kraushaar, NJ

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Absent on Immigration Reform

10 hours, 10 minutes ago by Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

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Obama, Emanuel Need to Put Chicago's Kids First

10 hours, 17 minutes ago by John Kass, Chicago Trib

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The Republican Occupation of Detroit

10 hours, 19 minutes ago by Sally Kohn, The Daily Beast

Sally Kohn, The Daily BeastJohn Kerry’s ceasefire proposal for Gaza has probably destroyed what remained of the United States’ influence in the Middle East, at least for the duration of this administration’s tenure.
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With Israel, Liberals Can't Handle the Truth

10 hours, 2 minutes ago by Peter Wehner, Commentary

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Zionism and Its Discontents

2 hours, 31 minutes ago by Roger Cohen, New York Times

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US Mideast Policy: Malice or Incompetence?

10 hours, 7 minutes ago by Adam Garfinkle, Am. Interest

Adam Garfinkle, Am. InterestAfter a hectic day yesterday spent in large part seeing off my son, daughter-in-law, and two-year-old grandson on a two-year sojourn in Berlin, I hastened this morning to my keyboard to comment on perhaps the most noteworthy piece of U.S. diplomatic idiocy in the Middle East…
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Marijuana Prohibition Doesn't Work

10 hours, 22 minutes ago by Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle

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Introducing the National Soda Tax

9 hours, 55 minutes ago by Mark Bittman, New York Times

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CBO's Enron-Style Accounting on Obamacare

9 hours, 52 minutes ago by Ben Domenech, Federalist

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What Christie Can Teach Cuomo

9 hours, 58 minutes ago by Errol Louis, CNN

Errol Louis, CNN New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo went into hiding last week, canceling appearances and perhaps hoping that a blast of sharply negative press coverage -- triggered by a hard-hitting front-page New York Times story -- will somehow fade away.That was wishful thinking: The bad press isn't going…
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Cease-Fire Should Empower Moderate Palestinians

9 hours, 50 minutes ago by Washington Post

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The IRS's Foreign Policy

9 hours, 48 minutes ago by Wall Street Journal

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Stronger Sanctions on Russia, at Last

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