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Rep. Ron Paul: The country is ripe for revolution

By: CNN Editorial Producer Karrah Kaplan (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rallied a sold- out crowd of more than 1800 of his most ardent under-thirty-year-old supporters in New York City Monday night. Tickets to the event cost $20-25. It was originally scheduled to take place at the famed …

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Chicago given many painful ways to escape budget mess

City income tax, Lake Shore Drive tolls, higher ambulance fees among options suggested by inspector general By Hal Dardick, Kristen Mack and John Chase, Tribune reporters7:44 a.m. CDT, September 27, 2011 As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepares to present his first budget next month, Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is tossing …

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Troy Davis executed, supporters cry injustice

No gun was ever found, but prosecutors say shell casings were linked to an earlier shooting for which Davis was convicted. Witnesses placed Davis at the crime scene and identified him as the shooter, but several of them have recanted their accounts and some jurors have said they’ve changed their …

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Fall Allergy Season May Be Longest, Strongest this Year

Posted 9/9/11 11:16 a.m. NEW YORK (WLS) – With record pollen counts already on the board for August, this fall is gearing up to be one of the worst, and longest, allergy seasons yet, according to experts. Thanks to a particularly wet summer, ragweed pollen levels are surging and standing …

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Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two American men can go ahead with a civil lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, an appeals court said Monday, over allegations they were tortured in Iraq at the hands of the U.S. military. Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel sued in federal court seeking damages from …

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Local ice cream makers face shutdown by state

By Monica Eng and Chris Borrelli Tribune reporters 4:27 p.m. CDT, August 5, 2011 A few years ago, Kris Swanberg, having been laid-off from her job as a Chicago Public School teacher, remembered she received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. TheChicago mom fished it out of her …

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Senate Panel Keeps ‘Secret Patriot Act’ Under Wraps

By Noah Shachtman Email Author August 2, 2011 The secret Patriot Act is staying secret. Two Senators have been warning for months that the government has a secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act so broad that it amounts to an entirely different law — one that gives the feds …

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Most Illinois Lawmakers Who Supported Gambling Expansion Bill Received Contributions From Casinos: Report

The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that the overwhelming majority of Illinois legislators who voted for a narrowly-approved casino expansion bill, which would double the number of casinos throughout the state, have received political contributions totaling about $812,000 from the gaming industry since the beginning of 2010. Going back a full …

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Texans to Launch ‘Citizen Filibuster’ Over TSA Groping

Campaign seeks to pressure public servants into following will of the people Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, June 27, 2011 Texans to Launch Citizen Filibuster Over TSA Groping tsa patdown Texans outraged by repeated attempts on behalf of state representatives working in consort with the federal government to kill …

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US Accused of News Blackout on Nebraska Nuke Plant

A shocking report prepared by Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (FAAE) on information provided to them by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) states that the Obama regime has ordered a “total and complete” news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear …

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Is Illinois Serious About Tackling Debt?

The quick answer is “No.” The answer really is not at all complex. The latest legislative session for the general assembly ended last week. The session started in November with an increase in personal and corporate income taxes. The rationale coming from the Democrats (I can be partisan because it …

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Chicago must pay attorney’s fees after losing in Supreme Court gun ban case.

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and POSNER, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge. The Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), that a federal enclave’s ban on operable handguns in the home violates the Constitution’s second amendment. In 2008 the City of Chicago and …

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Prepare for More Money Printing: Analyst

By: Jessica Hartogs Assistant Producer, CNBC.com Investors should prepare themselves for a third round of quantitative easing, Simon Maughn, co-head of European equities at MF Global, told CNBC Wednesday. “The bond market is going in one direction which is up-falling yields which is telling you quite clearly the direction of …

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