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Amen to that, Brutus.
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Come on man, You got the wierdo Debbie Wasserman, how can you even try to compare to Palin. There arn't enough paper bags at County Market to make Wasserman doable!!
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What's hilarious and terrifying at the same time is that Palin was nearly a stroked-out McCain away from being the leader of this country. Think about that whenever her prompter freezes and she has to improv.
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I assume she was invited to Iowa because regardless of her elect-ability, she's down to earth, likable, and us commoners can relate to her. She likes to hunt and fish, she doesn't have a perfect family, she makes mistakes, and she's not an elitist Beltway type talking down to us. She's one of us, warts and all. As a bonus, she drives liberals like you insane just by existing. You're…
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Wow! He was able to get all the talking points in there. To bad an alderman doesn't have the power to fix the public safety pensions. Oh and if he could put all future police officers on 401k plans, who will fund the pensions for all the current employees? After this interview, it sounds like Heinecke may be the best choice. Sad!!

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Illlinois Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike

6 months ago From suntimes.com

Durbin, Quinn and Schakowsky push class warfare

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Illinois Democrats called for an increase in the minimum wage on Sunday and characterized the GOP candidates for governor and U.S. Senate as out-of-touch plutocrats.

“I am not envious of my opponent, who is a multimillionaire,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said of state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a dairy magnate from Sugar Grove. “I’m only one Powerball ticket away from having the same amount of money.”

Standing before an array of TV cameras, Durbin, Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky dished out plenty of populist red meat while kicking off the campaign for Quinn’s minimum wage ballot referendum. 

The measure is nonbinding, but proponents hope a “yes” vote will encourage the Legislature to increase the state’s $8.25 minimum wage to $10. 

Republicans have “forgotten” about “the folks who get up before the sun comes up and get on the buses and the CTA and head off for a long day of work at $8.25,” Durbin said. 

Schakowsky said she and her husband tried to live on $77 a week — and challenged Republicans to do the same.  

Meanwhile, Quinn criticized gubernatorial rival Bruce Rauner for shifting his stance on the minimum wage during the Republican primary.  

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Bob Gough 21 sec ago

@dennisdoddcbs @Boys_Vox Pretty fair assessment.
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RT @Dennis Dodd: Mike Alden stepping down at Missouri. Credit for football, SEC move, facilities. Not so much for bkb, off-field issues. Overall great run.
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RT @Mizzou Athletics: When he steps down Aug. 31, Alden will have the second-longest tenure among athletic directors in #Mizzou history, behind only Don Faurot.
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RT @CBS Sports 920: Mike Alden Stepping Down as Missouri Athletic Director --> http://t.co/BL02utFCi2