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City Council conservatives made Mayor Mallory real mad yesterday, blocking his appointment of Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan to the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District. An initial vote actually allowed the appointment until appointed Republican Councilman Wayne Lippert heard that the other Republicans and Chris Bortz voted against it for various trivial reasons. Lippert asked for a re-vote and swung it the other way.

Mallory reportedly called out the conservatives, referring to them as "extremely unprofessional" and "horribly non-functional." According to The Enquirer, the normally even-tempered Mallory responded to their suggestions that they'd like to see someone else receive the appointment by saying, "that person's not getting appointed” and later adding, "I appoint a lot of people to a lot of things. And this will be remembered."—-

A collection of gay-rights groups has planned a Nov. 5 rally for gay marriage at Fountain Square. Its listed organizers include Reformed Catholic Church, NKU Equality Now! and GetEQUAL OH. City Council candidate Chris Seelbach is scheduled to speak at the event, which will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ohio Republicans are working hard to secure enough black Democrat support to pass a compromise of their ridiculous redistricting map, which Democrats have temporarily stalled and are working to overturn.

A new poll suggests that Hillary Clinton would crush either Mitt Romney or Rick Perry if she were running for president against them. Obama only leads the two by 3 and 12 percent, respectively.

Too bad Romney “may be haunted by Massachusetts health care costs.

Meanwhile... "As Cain Promotes His Management Skills, Ex-Aides Tell of Campaign in Chaos"

San Francisco Police reportedly called off a scheduled raid of Occupy San Francisco late last night, though they haven't said why.

Why it's not your fault you can't keep the weight off even though you worked so hard to lose it.

U.S. Senators are now involved in the crazy world of NCAA athletic conference realignment.

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