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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Rockford on the day of the Kennedy assassination
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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The following is an excerpt from the book “Rockford — Big Town/Little City”:

It was lunch hour in Rockford on a warm, rainy Friday in November.

Marjorie Owens was watching “As the World Turns” on Channel 13. Her daughter, Luann, a first-grader, was at school. Newsman Fred Speer of WROK radio was on the air from the scene of an armed robbery at the Jewel Food Store on Auburn Street. Police office Charles Jackson was riding a three-wheel motorcycle on Seventh Street.

In Washington, Rep. John B. Anderson of Rockford was at a House committee meeting on research spending. At ...

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