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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Businesses frustrated with law four years after passage

 Although the 2010 federal health insurance reforms have survived nearly 50 repeal attempts and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law remains controversial. The Patient Protection and Afforda...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to hold seats in Congress. Our nation purports to be a representative democracy, yet you don’t find many plumbers, mineworkers, dirt...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
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Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
In a recent senatorial dustup, Sen. John McCain called Republican colleague Rand Paul one of “the wacko birds” of Congress. McCain was giving Sen. Paul a tongue-lashing for having mounted ...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 02:54 am
“In the wealthiest nation on earth,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech, “no one who works full time should have to live in poverty.” Right! Way to go! N...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 03:46 am
For nearly four years, President Obama refused to admit a foreign-policy “secret” that was widely known – that the White House, Pentagon and CIA are engaged in ethically questionable...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 03:58 pm
Top corporate chieftains and Wall Street gamblers want to tell Washington how to fix our national debt, so they’ve created a front group called “Fix the Debt” to push their agenda. U...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 02:55 am

A classic liberal and a traditional conservative are in a tight race for the new 13th Congressional District

David Gill is an unabashed liberal, even in a time when “liberal” is a dirty word.Gill is running for Congress in the 13th Congressional District as a Democrat, hoping to finally secure th...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 09:56 pm

Local leaders pushing for transportation jobs funding

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debate a far-reaching transportation funding measure that could mean jobs for Springfield, government and religious leaders here are making their voices heard in the ...

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