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  • Huma Abedin Campaigns For Clinton In Muslim Community

    08/26/2016 2:02:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 8/26/16 | Team DML
    DEARBORN — Huma Abedin, vice chair for the Hillary for America campaign, met with Arab and Muslim American leaders on Aug. 11, to discuss issues that matter to the community. Community representatives included heads of organizations, small business owners, doctors, lawyers and other professions. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and the retired dean of Congress, John Dingell, were also present at the discussion at Habib’s Cuisine. Abedin was joined by Farooq Mitha, national director of Muslim Outreach for Hillary for America. Abedin praised the Muslim and Arab American communities for their political engagement. She highlighted the contrasts between Clinton and...
  • Donald Trump ‘Flash Mob’ Events Planned in Michigan on Aug 30th

    08/23/2016 8:56:06 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 17 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 8/23/2016 | Rufus Shinra
    The Michigan Conservative Coalition has planned a series of events to show support for presidential candidate Donald Trump throughout the state of Michigan on August 30th. This grassroots organization has a unique goal, one that seems to align with many of Trump’s supporters, and that is they are tired of Republicans abandoning their party’s principles to expand the scope of government beyond reason. From their website, the group’s stated goals are: We believe our Republican Party Platform is a great document and the recipe for success and opportunity and the heritage that makes America great. We are tired of Republicans...
  • Rodeo clown fired for gender identity skit at Michigan fair

    08/23/2016 1:57:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 08/23/2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Michigan rodeo clown is out of a job after he joked about gender identity at the Calhoun County Fair last week. “You’re either a boy or a girl, y’all understand,” “Rockin’ Robbie Hodges told the audience Thursday. “If you’re confused, then you need help, OK?” Some audience members appeared to laugh at the joke, but an attendee who recorded the skit said many people left out of protest, a local NBC News affiliate reported. Megan Harvey, the executive director for the Calhoun County Fair, said she was disappointed by the comments. “I was very disappointed, because we do not...
  • 91-year-old man fights back, shooting suspected armed robber in neck

    08/23/2016 10:47:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Fox2Detroit,com ^ | 8/23/2016 | Staff
    EASTPOINTE, Mich. (WJBK) - An elderly shopper pulls out his gun and fires in a Rite-Aid parking lot. The 91-year-old told police he thought he was about to be robbed by a man who followed him from his car toward the store. That shopper is 91-years old and he says he gave that man a warning -- before he shot him. Now the suspected robber is in custody.Likely just another morning for the elderly Eastpointe man who stopped by this Rite-Aid store at Gratiot and Nine Mile Monday. "He was trying to get into the store when he was approached...
  • Chilling video shows what it is like driving through Detroit at night [tr]

    08/22/2016 12:12:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Staff
    It has become known as a mecca of violent crime and poverty, and now a viral video is giving an unpleasant view of Detroit after dark. The clip, called Driving through Detroit at night, was filmed by a woman who was a passenger in a car going around the Motor City and was posted to Twitter at the weekend. It shows terrifying scenes of gangs gathered on the sidewalk, prostitutes lifting up their skirts and dancing, and even a man being run over by a car on purpose.
  • Trump to black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

    08/20/2016 9:49:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    Associated Press via Sacramento Bee ^ | August 19th, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN
    DIMONDALE, Michigan Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance. Speaking at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, an overwhelmingly white suburb outside of Lansing, the GOP nominee argued that Democrats, including his rival Hillary Clinton, have taken advantage of African-American voters and taken their votes for granted. "Tonight, I'm asking for the vote of every single African-American citizen in this country who wants to see a better future," Trump told the crowd. "What do you have to lose by trying something new, like...
  • LIVE: Trump Rally in Dimondale, MI 8/19/2016 @ 5pm ET.

    08/19/2016 1:29:12 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 636 replies
    Friday, August 19, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Dimondale, MI at The Summit Sports and Ice Complex – The Fieldhouse at the Summit. LIVE coverage begins at 5:00 PM ET. Dimondale, MI Dimondale is a village in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Named after Isaac M. Dimond. The population was 1,234 at the 2010 census. Downtown Dimondale In the 1960s-70s, Dimondale served as a regionally and nationally recognized hotspot for championship horseshoe pitching, earning it the nickname "Horseshoe Capital of the World." Fred Smith, Jr. The greatest horseshoe pitching...
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Michigan couple sues Pokemon, claims they don't feel safe on own porch

    08/16/2016 2:02:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 36 replies
    mlive.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Benjamin Raven
    Scott and Jayme Dodich of St. Clair Shores filed a class-action lawsuit last week in northern California against San Francisco-based Niantic Inc., Pokemon Company and the Nintendo Company, alleging the game illegally places Pokestops and PokeGyms on private property without permission, according to court documents...Plaintiffs soon learned that Defendant Niantic had placed a Pokémon Gym and at least seven Pokéstops on the park, and had placed Pokémon on Plaintiffs' property as well...The plaintiffs allege Pokemon Go users were "on our lawns ... looking right into our windows to catch a Pokemon." They claim they don't feel safe "sitting on our...
  • Cause of massive fire at St. Clair Power Plant under investigation

    08/14/2016 10:18:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    voicenews ^ | 08/14/2016 | Pamela Binsfeld
    Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire that raged for more than 10 hours at the St. Clair Power Plant in East China Township Thursday and Friday. The fire broke out at the DTE plant on Recor Road at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Fire crews extinguished the blaze at about 4:45 a.m. Friday and continue to monitor the facility for rekindling. All employees were evacuated from the building with no injuries reported. DTE teams invoked emergency procedures and shut down all generating units at the site while working with first responders to control the situation, the energy company...
  • Muslims sue Sterling Heights after city rejected mosque

    08/11/2016 12:42:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    News Max ^ | August 11, 2018 | Staff
    A Muslim community has filed suit against the leafy Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights for alleged bias after officials rejected their request to build a mosque citing potential traffic problems. The American Islamic Community Center's lawsuit charges a "vociferous and racist member" of the city's Planning Commission led the charge to reject the Mosque project by a vote of 9-0, The Independent newspaper reports. "This suit [seeks] equitable relief to build the mosque and seeks damages as the City of Sterling Heights' conduct violates, among other things, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act … and the First and...
  • Dingell Can’t Name Accomplishment by Clinton as Secretary of State

    08/10/2016 8:46:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/2016 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. Debbie Dingell (D., Mich.) could not name one foreign policy accomplishment by Hillary Clinton from her tenure as secretary of state when asked to do so on Tuesday. [SNIP] “You know … she was an outstanding secretary of state,” Dingell said. “She worked on issues from one side of the world to the other. She got on that plane and she brought people together, and in the [Middle] East, it’s one of the most volatile regions of the country. I know it, because I’m living in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest population of Muslims. There are difficult times,...
  • James O’Keefe Obtains Eminem’s Ballot

    08/09/2016 7:08:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    http://projectveritas.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | Staff Report
    Continuing the recent Project Veritas video series regarding this week’s primary election in Michigan. Undercover reporters from Project Veritas have already released videos where they could have obtained the ballot of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, State Senator Morris Hood, MI House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel as well as several area journalists. In this video, James O’Keefe requested the ballot of famous rapper Eminem, otherwise known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Election officials told O’Keefe he doesn’t need I.D. to vote.
  • James O'Keefe Obtains Eminem's Ballot in Undercover Video [MI Voter Fraud!]

    08/09/2016 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    projectveritas.com ^ | 08-08-2016 | STAFF
    Continuing the recent Project Veritas video series regarding this week's primary election in Michigan. Undercover reporters from Project Veritas have already released videos where they could have obtained the ballot of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, State Senator Morris Hood, MI House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel as well as several area journalists. In this video, James O'Keefe requested the ballot of famous rapper Eminem, otherwise known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Election officials told O'Keefe he doesn't need I.D. to vote.
  • Democrats Dismiss Voter-Fraud Worries, but Reality Intrudes

    08/09/2016 4:05:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | August 7, 2016 | John Fund
    Three federal courts have thrown out voter-ID laws in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin in recent days. Left-wing judges accepted spurious evidence that such laws were racially discriminatory, and they also insisted there is little voter fraud to worry about. Last April, United States District Judge Lynn Adelman of Wisconsin claimed that “virtually no voter impersonation occurs” in Wisconsin and that “no evidence suggests that voter-impersonation fraud will become a problem at any time in the foreseeable future.” Despite such sweeping statements, polls show that the general public is worried about fraud and bureaucratic incompetence in voting. According to a...
  • Trump's Message Of Hope, Growth, And Glory

    08/09/2016 3:58:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    Republican nominee Donald Trump delivered a message of hope to Americans on the campaign trail yesterday in a major economic policy speech that ought to finally make Hillary Clinton's campaign management team break out in a cold sweat. Trump is no Ronald Reagan but some of the Gipper's legendary optimism oozed out of the candidate as he provided details of his "America First" platform that consists so far of ambitious plans for tax reform, regulatory reform, trade policy enforcement and reform, and energy reform. He urged Americans to turn away from the epic continual failures and rampant in-your-face corruption of...
  • So, Trump Wants To Pour Jobs Back Into Our ... 'T*tties’?

    08/08/2016 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Coronal · 57 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 8, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    While Donald Trump was speaking about his economic policy on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee accidentally said the word “titties” instead of “cities” on live television. Speaking about growing the economy in big cities by cutting job-killing corporate taxes and renegotiating trade deals, Trump said he would pour jobs back “into ‘titties,’ like right here in Detroit.” While the silly Freudian nip slip is obviously not a big deal—especially relative to Trump-caliber news—it doesn’t make it any less funny Yup, you guessed it, the internet brought on the boob jokes:
  • Trump's Economy: Lower Taxes, No TPP, and … Affordable Childcare?

    08/08/2016 12:27:37 PM PDT · by ToxicMich · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | GILLIAN B. WHITE
    On Monday, Donald Trump took to the stage of the Detroit Economic Club to release his latest plan for jumpstarting the economy, a task that he said “won’t even be that hard.” Among his major proposals is to streamline income tax brackets—of which there are currently seven—to three tiers, in which no American would pay more than 33 percent to the federal government. He promised to cap the corporate tax rate at 15 percent and to put an end to estate taxes. He also suggested halting any new federal regulation on finance, doing away with TPP, and bringing back the...
  • Donald Trump Economic Speech at Detroit Economic Club [VIDEO]

    08/08/2016 12:32:25 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    WSJ VIDEO ^ | 8/8/2016 11:58AM
    Donald Trump Economic Speech Live coverage of presidential candidate Donald Trump's economic address.
  • Live Stream: Trump Speech at Detroit Economic Club at the Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan

    08/08/2016 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Live stream coverage begins at 11:45 AM ET. I believe Trump's speech begins at quarter past
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Delivers Remarks in Detroit, MI 8/8/16

    08/08/2016 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Monday, August 8, 2016: Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at the Cobo Center. Live stream coverage begins at 11:45 AM ET. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Delivers Remarks in Detroit, MI 8/8/16https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHGnr7dPRU8  
  • LIVE:8/8/16 Trump in Detroit 11:45am ET, Pence Sioux City, IA 4pm and Council Bluffs, IA 7pm CT

    08/08/2016 3:01:39 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 712 replies
    Monday, August 8, 2016: Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at the Cobo Center. Live stream coverage begins at 11:45 AM ET. Detroit, MI Abandoned Buildings in Detroit Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 11:45 PM ET: Cobo Center Monday, August 8, 2016: Live stream of Governor Mike Pence’s town hall event in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 4:00 PM CT. Sioux City, IA Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 4:00 PM CT: Sioux City Convention Center Monday, August 8, 2016: Live stream coverage...
  • Dem Congresswoman Receives Eviction Notice at DC Apartment

    08/05/2016 3:42:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D., Mich.) has been given an eviction notice at her apartment in Washington, D.C. for failure to pay her rent. . . In 2010, when Lawrence was running for lieutenant governor of Michigan, a condo co-owned by Lawrence and her daughter was hit with a foreclosure notice after falling over $75,000 behind in mortgage payments. . . Before Lawrence began her term in the House, she served as the mayor of Southfield, Michigan. Before then, she spent most of her career in the United States Postal Service.
  • WWE star wins Michigan House Republican primary ("Rhyno")

    08/04/2016 6:35:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    MSN The Comeback ^ | August 4, 2016
    Is a wrestler becoming a State Congressman breaking kayfabe? It might be now, if Terrance Guido Gerin, better known as “Man Beast” Rhyno, continues this trek into November. While he was wrestling on Smackdown Tuesday night, he was also becoming a semi-successful Republican politician, winning the Republican Primary for Michigan’s 15th House District against Paul Sophiea and Richard Johnson by a grand total of 56 votes. Rhyno was finishing off Heath Slater with a Gore right as the precincts were reporting his victory in a totally different ring.
  • Catholic Archbishop touched by condolences from local Imams, exchanges (trunc)

    08/04/2016 6:34:07 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Detroit ^ | August 1, 2016 | Joe Kohn, Director of Public Relations
    DETROIT — Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron was moved this week to have received correspondences from local Imams on behalf of Michigan Muslims, expressing condolences for the death of Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed by terrorists in Normandy, France, on July 26. “We are greatly saddened and troubled to hear of his tragic death and wish to express our sadness that so humble a servant of God was called to his Lord in such a cruel and violent manner,” wrote Imam Steve Mustapha Elturk, co-chair of the Imams Council, in a letter sent to Archbishop Vigneron on behalf...
  • Hillary Clinton bounces back in battleground states post-convention

    07/31/2016 12:35:27 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 52 replies
    YouGov us/CBS ^ | 07/31/2016 | YouGov us
    Hillary Clinton has received a small convention bounce, lifting the Democratic nominee back into a narrow lead over Donald Trump across 11 swing states, according to the latest wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker. The findings are part of the latest installment of a panel study polling likely voters in competitive states before and after each party’s nominating convention. In the latest survey, Clinton receives the support of 43% of likely voters, a two-point post-convention bounce equal to the two-point bounce Donald Trump received last week. Clinton gained most of her new support from undecided and third-party voters,...
  • A male professor said this women-only study lounge is sexist and illegal. The school shut it down.

    07/28/2016 2:42:18 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Danielle Paquette
    The battle over Michigan State University’s women-only lounge began with a rival school’s male professor. Mark Perry, who teaches economics at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, had stumbled upon a news story about the 91-year-old room in MSU’s sprawling student union. “They’d written about what a great space this is for women,” Perry said. “They can go in and take a nap and not be worried about being bothered.” He figured it couldn’t be legal. Banning men from a taxpayer-funded study area, Perry thought, could violate Title IX, a federal law meant to protect gender equality on college campuses....
  • Federal judge stops Michigan law that bans straight-ticket voting

    07/21/2016 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Impy · 35 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 7-21-16 | Brad Devereaux
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Michigan law banning straight-ticket voting would place a disproportionate burden on African Americans' right to vote, and granted a request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the law. Mark Brewer, a lawyer in the case and former head of the Michigan Democratic Party, argued that the elimination of straight-party voting would likely have a larger impact on African-American voters, noting "extremely high" correlations between the size of the African-American voting population within a district, and the use of straight-party voting in that district. New straight-ticket voting law in Michigan prompts lawsuit...
  • U.S. judge suspends Michigan's ban on straight-ticket voting

    07/21/2016 5:34:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2016
    A federal judge on Thursday temporarily suspended a Michigan law that abolished straight-ticket voting - the practice of using one mark to vote for all candidates from one party - that was going to take effect in the November general election. U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Judge Gershwin Drain granted a preliminary injunction sought by civil rights and labor groups who sued Secretary of State Ruth Johnson arguing that the law would keep African-Americans from voting. Johnson and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will appeal the order on Monday or Tuesday next week, Schuette spokesman John Sellek said...
  • Tubing nightmare: Women thought river went in circle

    07/15/2016 5:57:57 AM PDT · by afsnco · 120 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 7/15/16 | afsnco
    MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – They left for what they thought would be an easy float down Muskegon River Tuesday afternoon – but ended up spending the night on the river bank, scared and yelling for help. The trio of young women were rescued 20 hours later after a fisherman eventually heard their cries, said Muskegon Township Deputy Fire Chief Bob Grabinski. The women, all in their 20s, had never been tubing before and decided it would be a fun thing to do, Grabinski said. So they bought some tubes and headed to the popular launch site at the Maple Island...
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 21 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • Detroit police detective demoted over Facebook post critical of BLM

    07/12/2016 9:05:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/12/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Detective Nathan Weekley of the Detroit Police Department has been busted back to ordinary officer, losing his gold shield for something he posted on Facebook. Katrease Stafford of the Detroit Free Press writes:
  • Detroit Detective Demoted After Calling BLM Protesters 'Terrorists'

    07/11/2016 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    A Detroit detective was demoted Monday after calling "Black Lives Matter" activists "terrorists" and "racists" in a viral Facebook post. During a news conference, police chief James Craig said the detective, Nathan Weekley, who is white, had been "downgraded" to the rank of a regular officer while the department conducted an internal investigation. "We have worked so hard, and continue to work, in making sure we have great relationship with everyone here in Detroit," Craig said, adding that such comments "have a tendency to undermine" those relationships.
  • Berrien County courthouse shooter identified

    07/11/2016 7:13:23 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    WOOD-TV ^ | July 11, 2016 | Leon Hendrix
    OLOMA, Mich. (WOOD) — Larry Darnell Gordon has been identified as the man who took a deputy’s gun inside the Berrien County Courthouse, fatally shooting two bailiffs and injuring two others. The mother of Gordon’s children, his ex-wife Jessica Gordon, said officers came to her home to notify her of what happened. The sheriff confirmed Gordon’s identity publicly in a news conference shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. The sheriff said a deputy was escorting Gordon from a holding cell to the courtroom when Gordon overpowered the deputy and took his gun before firing shots. Bailiffs Joseph Zangaro and Ronald Kienzle...
  • Two baliffs shot and killed, deputy shot and wounded, gunman dead at Michigan courthouse

    07/11/2016 3:03:37 PM PDT · by exbrit · 35 replies
    LEO Affairs ^ | 7/11/16 | Unspecified
    St Joseph MIThe two baliffs that were reported shot are deceased as well as the shoooter. They are among four people who were shot, according to local CBS affiliate WWMT. The fourth shooting victim is a deputy sheriff who is in stable condition at Lakeland Regional Hospital, according to Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey. Both of the baliffs were retired police officer
  • Update on Michigan Courthouse shooting: 3 cops dead - Shooter barricaded inside [Now Dead]

    07/11/2016 12:52:37 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 204 replies
    twitter.com/Cronikeys ^ | 3:20 PM - 11 Jul 2016 | Alison Arkin @Cronikeys
    Update on Michigan Courthouse shooting:-3 dead-Officer his in left arm-Shooter inside on third floor-Berrien County Courthouse— Alison Arkin (@Cronikeys) July 11, 2016
  • HomeAmerica 2 bailiffs, shooter dead after shots fired at Michigan courthouse

    07/11/2016 12:34:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Two court bailiffs and the shooter are reported dead after shots were fired at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan, according to local news outlets. A police officer was also shot in the left arm and finger. There is heavy police presence at the courthouse, according to Berrien County police dispatch. The courthouse has been evacuated, WSJM reported.
  • John Dingell, longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, turns 90

    07/08/2016 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    Michigan Radio ^ | 7/8/2016 | LEV FACHER
    John Dingell turns 90 today, meaning he's spent barely over one-third of his life not representing Southeast Michigan in Congress. With 59 years of service, Dingell remains the longest-serving congressman in the history of the United States. His wife, Debbie, succeeded him as the representative from Michigan's 12th Congressional District when he retired in 2014. Dingell is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and in recent years has developed a cult following on Twitter -- not exactly a hotbed of octogenarian politicians. In honor of Dingell's birthday, greetings are pouring in from around the country. Among the more...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • U.S. accepts record number of Syrian refugees in June despite terrorist screening worries

    06/30/2016 7:40:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The U.S. accepted more than 2,300 Syrian refugees in June alone, sending the fiscal year total soaring past the 5,000 mark and putting the government on track to surpass resident Obama’s goal of 10,000 by the end of September, but raising questions about screening out potential terrorists. ... more than 99 percent are Sunni Muslims. Just eight identified themselves as Christian, eight identified as a non-Sunni form of Islam, and one reported having no religious affiliation. Those numbers have drawn criticism because the percentage of Sunni Muslims is far greater than that of the Syrian population as a whole, which...
  • Wife Charged with Murder, Parrot Possible Star Witness

    06/29/2016 10:16:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 28 2016 | Rachel Trost
    It's a case that could come down to what the bird heard, as a Michigan prosecutor decides if a parrot can be used as some type of witness in a murder case. Family members believe an African grey parrot named "Bud" may have witnessed the fatal shooting of his owner. Martin Duram, 45, was shot and killed in his Michigan home in May 2015 in what police first thought was a double homicide. Duram's wife, Glenna, had also been shot, in the head, but police realized an hour later she was still alive. But last week, Glenna was charged with...
  • Michigan Fugitive John Saatio to Be Extradited Saturday

    06/25/2016 9:09:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 6/24 | MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won’t have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced that Saatio will be extradited Saturday when authorities will put him on a commercial flight out of Juan Santamaría International Airport accompanied by U.S. Marshals. Saatio was recaptured Tuesday in Desamparados, south of San José, after escaping through a ventilation duct in the immigration detention center in Hatillo where he had been held since June 3. The 35-year-old fugitive from Michigan was initially aprehended by police in the popular...
  • Feds say everyone in Flint can drink filtered tap water

    06/23/2016 9:22:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 12:20 PM EDT
    The federal government says filtered tap water is safe for everyone in Flint, Michigan, lifting a recommendation that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 6 drink only bottled water to avoid lead exposure. The announcement Thursday is based on tests of filters that have been distributed for months for free by the state of Michigan and the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency says the filters remove or reduce lead to well below the action level of 15 parts per billion. …
  • Trump’s challenge to official Washington (Pete Hoekstra)

    06/22/2016 7:06:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Pete Hoekstra
    The bipartisan Washington elite still cannot grasp the Donald Trump phenomenon. How can someone possibly succeed in politics by telling grass-roots America that he understands their anxieties and intends to do something about them? The Beltway crowd has for years conditioned the country to expect lofty platitudes followed by failure and inaction. When the presumptive Republican nominee for president speaks, large constituencies hear a straightforward message. Then official Washington — in all of its contempt for voters — anatomizes and reads between the lines until they have grossly distorted his words. For example, Mr. Trump’s policy of “America First” says...
  • MI: Private Buyers Rescue Guns at Detroit “Buy Back”

    06/21/2016 4:52:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On  Saturday, 11 June 2016, the Wayne County Sheriff and anti-Second Amendment activists held a gun turn in event at the Mathis Community Center.  The turn in was hyped by numerous local news media, providing free publicity for the event.  But the actual coverage of the event was remarkably free of any mention of the numerous private buyers who competed with the “buy back” organizers for the firearms that were brought to the event. Photo Gallery of Detroit Gun Turn in Event with Private Buyers It may not have been hard to compete.  The gun turn in organizers only offered...
  • Wayne State Drops Math Requirement, May Add Diversity Requirement

    06/18/2016 12:59:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Mkichgan Capitol Confidential ^ | June 17, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended that WSU drop its university-wide requirement in mathematics, an idea that was carried out on June 13.
  • Wayne State Drops Math Requirement, May Add Diversity Requirement

    06/18/2016 10:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | June 17, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended that WSU drop its university-wide requirement in mathematics, an idea that was carried out on June 13. “We are proposing the creation of specific ‘Diversity’ courses, with students required to take one course in this designation,” said a document from the General Education Reform Committee, which is recalibrating what the university will expect from all students who earn a degree from the state university. It released the proposal in May.
  • Traverse City Man Puts Up 36-foot Donald Trump Sign, City Orders it Down

    06/17/2016 9:18:09 PM PDT · by MarMema · 43 replies
    8&10 news ^ | June 16,2016 | Caroline Powers, Reporter
    A homemade Donald Trump campaign sign, 36 feet in the air in Traverse City. Michael Witte put the sign up in his backyard about a month ago. This week, he received a letter from the city zoning administrator about it. 9&10’s Caroline Powers and photojournalist Harrison Light have more details on the purpose of the sign and how the city is responding. As we get closer to this year's presidential election many people are putting camp gain signs in their front yard, bumper stickers on their car, but one man is showing his support on whole new level. “Into January...
  • Michael Moore Gets SHUT DOWN For Making This Brash Assumption About Guns

    06/15/2016 12:43:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 6-15-2016 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    Michael Moore got shut down by a gun expert when he made a false statement about the ammunition Omar Mateen used when he opened fire on an Orlando gay club early Sunday morning. In several tweets Tuesday, the 62-year-old filmmaker said the ammunition used for AR-15s has been banned by the Geneva Convention because it "enters the body, spins & explodes." Moore said that if photos of the crime scene in Orlando were released, the NRA would be "over." Ammo used in AR-15/M-16 is banned by Geneva Convention. It enters the body, spins & explodes. Show the crime scene photos...
  • Public college drops math requirement, may replace it with diversity

    06/14/2016 9:12:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 103 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6-14-16 | Neff
    Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity Photo of Blake Neff BLAKE NEFF Reporter 10:21 PM 06/14/2016 924 924 Share Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] A public university in Michigan has announced it’s deleting a requirement that all students complete at least one math course before graduating. At the same time, the school is seriously considering a new requirement that would compel students to complete four courses that promote diversity. Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit is one of the largest schools in Michigan, with some 27,000 students. Until now, all of them had to either take one...