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  • PM to 'Post': Clear lines must be set to Iran nuclear march

    09/15/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/16/12 | Herb Keinon
    Congressman Mike Rogers [R-Michigan] gave an interview recently and said he walked out of a meeting a few weeks ago between you and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro with a sense that you were at wit’s end over American policy toward Iran. Are you? No, I am not at wit’s end. I believe we have to stop Iran, I believe we can stop Iran, and I think certain things are needed to do that. One of them is setting clear, designated limits to Iran’s nuclear weapons programs activities. I think that has not yet been done, but I am an old...
  • New Michigan Pol: 0 46%, R 44%

    09/16/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    State-wide Aggregate Results (Weighted to projected age, gender & ethnicity of electorate) – 1156 Respondents MOE +/- 2.88% Question 1: The 2012 United States Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Who are you more likely to vote for in the election?? (President Barack Obama): 45.49% (Governor Mitt Romney): 43.65% (Another candidate): 5.48% (Undecided): 5.38%
  • Obama vows to ‘never retreat’ from world after Libya deaths

    09/15/2012 2:40:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Yahoonews ^ | 9/14/12 | Olivier Knox
    "I think it was a planned, premeditated attack," Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said, according to Roll Call, the newspaper that covers Congress. But he said he did not know who carried out the attack. "People don't go to demonstrate and carry RPGs and automatic weapons," sad Arizona Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on Levin's committee. "This was not a 'mob' action [or] a group of protesters."
  • Romney super PAC preps Michigan, Wisconsin TV

    09/14/2012 3:46:51 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/14/12 | Alexander Burns
    The pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future is preparing a new round of television ads in the state of Michigan, breaking the GOP's silence on the airwaves there, according to several sources familiar with the group's plans. The Romney-boosting group will run commercials in the Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing markets between Sept. 19 and Oct. 2, one media-tracking source said. The dollar figure for the buy remains to be seen, but the geographic scope is pretty comprehensive. ROF will also air ads soon in Wisconsin, according to a second source. The Romney campaign and its independent-spending allies have...
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November.For the complete tour schedule, click here. This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • Obama leads Romney in latest poll [MI] for Fox 2 (0 +1.8%)

    09/13/2012 3:49:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters to determine their voting and issue preferences on the Presidential election, United States Senate and the six statewide ballot proposals and trust and knowledge issues regarding the Presidential campaign.
  • Bill would restore salaried Delphi retirees's pensions

    09/13/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT · by mak5 · 10 replies
    Plastics News ^ | 9/13/2012 | Theresa Cliff
    An Ohio senator wants to give $1 billion from a General Motors stock sale to salaried Delphi Automotive retirees who lost much of their pension coverage during the supplier’s bankruptcy proceedings, but the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association says it prefers another solution.
  • Detroit Area Police Officer Shot and Killed

    09/10/2012 3:27:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies ^ | September 10, 2012
    The West Bloomfield Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own this morning. According to media reports, the West Bloomfield Police Officer was shot and killed early this morning. West Bloomfield is located about 40 minutes northwest of Detroit. Authorities are at a home where a man has barricaded himself inside with a gun. There is a bomb squad there as well. This could be related to the shooting.
  • Oakland County health officials conducting emergency preparedness surveys

    09/10/2012 2:04:37 AM PDT · by equaviator · 5 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | September 09, 2012 | Paul Kampe
    Oakland County officials may be visiting your home early this week in an effort to ensure residents are better prepared in the event of a disaster. The Oakland County Health Division is teaming up with the Michigan Deapartment of Community Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in conducting Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response surveys. Visits to select residents will take place, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 8 p.m. Surveyors will wear fluorescent yellow vests and ID badges. The health department hopes to better understand how residents have prepared for emergencies and possibly provide...
  • Flush with cash, Romney moves into Obama territory, upper Midwest states (Michigan and WI)

    09/09/2012 1:52:08 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Flush with cash, Mitt Romney plans to open a new front in the White House race by challenging President Barack Obama in upper Midwest states where he might not have dug in otherwise. Obama is intensifying his efforts to cast his Republican rival as out of touch, which he's already been working pretty hard at doing. This is the beginning of the homestretch to Election Day, when everything in the two campaigns goes into overdrive and a September or October surprise could upend it all. -snip- In the coming weeks, Romney's team is expected to pay for...
  • Owner of Detroit party store opens fire on intruders, killing 1, wounding 2(MI)

    09/09/2012 8:31:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 7 September, 2012 | NA
    DETROIT - Detroit police said a store owner on Detroit's west side shot three men who were allegedly breaking into his business early Friday morning, killing one of them. Police said the 51-year-old owner heard the men breaking into his liquor store on Joy Road near Ohio just after 3 a.m. He opened fire on them, killing a man in his 20s. The other two were critically wounded and are hospitalized, police said.
  • Man shoots attempted robber at Detroit gas station(MI)

    09/09/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 7 September, 2012 | NA
    DETROIT - A man is in the hospital after being shot when he allegedly tried to rob a man who had a gun at a gas station on Detroit’s west side. According to police, a man stopped at Sunoco Gas Station near Joy and Hubbell roads Friday night. He went into the station and when he was walking back to his car two men attacked him and tried to rob him. “I think it’s just terrible, it’s bold,” said a woman who asked not to be identified. During the altercation, the man pulled a gun, which he is licensed to...
  • Michigan Secretary of State keeping citizen check-off box ['Rats incensed]

    09/08/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT · by fwdude · 23 replies
    mLive ^ | Sept 8, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson vows that a check-off box asking voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship will once again appear on November ballot applications, raising concerns among voting rights advocates who argue it's unnecessary, intimidating and could suppress voting. (snip) "Johnson added the citizenship checkbox to ensure that only U.S. citizens participate in Michigan elections," [Sec. of State Department spokesman Fred] Woodhams said. "It also helps noncitizens who have inadvertently registered to vote by letting them know that it is not proper for them to vote."
  • Michael Moore: No Obama Didn't Save Detroit

    09/07/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    For several years the left and their media minions have claimed that by bailing out Chrysler and General Motors, President Obama saved Detroit. On Friday, the perilously liberal schlockumentarian Michael Moore debunked this in an article at the Huffington Post astonishingly saying, "No, he didn't." "Last week, I said on the HuffPost Live webcast that we had all better start practicing how to say 'President Romney' because, living in Michigan, I can tell you that there's trouble here on the two peninsulas and it's not just because Romney is a native son or that we like to watch kids from...
  • Romney WILL play in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

    09/07/2012 10:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    When the Romney-Ryan ticket announced a major ad campaign in eight states last night, the media noted that Wisconsin and Michigan were not among them and then jumped to the conclusion that these states are no longer in play. Wrong. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told Right Turn that the campaign is “definitely not” abandoning these states. She told me: “Stay tuned.” The Romney-Ryan camp, I was told, has expensive ground games in these states, as well as in Pennsylvania. Saul provided the stats: Michigan * 21 offices across the state * More than 1 million voter contacts * Sixth most...
  • Romney, GOP Groups Pull Ads From Michigan and Pennsylvania

    09/06/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT · by taildragger · 120 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/6/2012 | Eric Kleefeld
    Republicans signaled this week that they might have given up hope in two important swing states. TPM Slideshow: Romney Takes The Stage At The RNC The Romney campaign and conservative groups like Crossroads GPS have pulled TV ads in Michigan, Romney’s home state, according to the Detroit News. Nor are the campaign and super PACs running advertising in Pennsylvania, after unleashing a barrage there over the past five months. It is still possible for groups to purchase TV advertising in either state at a later date. The PollTracker Averages show President Obama ahead 48.9 percent to 45.4 percent in Michigan,...
  • Tea Party Express Announces “Winning for America” National Bus Tour [Sept 12-Oct 1](Update # 31)

    09/04/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 4, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Announces :"Winning for America" National Bus Tour 25 Battleground States in 21 Days Starting September 12thSacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got...
  • Bedbugs an increasing concern at DNC hotels

    09/04/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Hill
    .........Hotels contacted by The Washington Times about bedbug reports either referred calls to their corporate headquarters or didn’t return messages. Charlotte has a long way to go before its bedbug levels approach cities such as New York, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., where recent infestations have made national news, but a study this year by pest control company Orkin shows activity there has been on the rise. The survey, released in March, rated Charlotte as having the 33rd-most bedbug reports of any city in 2011. The list was topped by Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit. By contrast, the GOP’s choice for its...
  • Detroit Says "Thanks Joe" by Ripping Off Biden

    09/04/2012 3:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 4, 2012 | John Ransom
    It’s a good thing that Joe Biden and Barack Obama saved the car company that saved Detroit. Some Detroiters were so thankful that they stole some Biden gear that was headed down to the Democrat National Carnival. A U-Haul with Biden’s VP accoutrement was jacked over the weekend from the Westin hotel according to the Secret Service.“Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the USSS,” reports ABCNews blog The Note “told ABC News the truck carrying equipment was stolen between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning at the Westin Hotel in Detroit. He would not specify what kind of equipment was...
  • Secret Service recovers truck with Biden supplies in Detroit

    09/03/2012 3:32:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 03, 2012 | unattributed
    The Secret Service says it has recovered a stolen rental truck that was carrying equipment for Vice President Joe Biden's Labor Day visit to Detroit. Agency spokesman Ed Donovan tells The Detroit News that the U-Haul truck stolen early Sunday outside the Westin Book Cadillac hotel was found Monday in a parking lot...
  • Detroit police too busy to arrest man in killings

    09/03/2012 3:44:14 AM PDT · by StevenFlorida · 15 replies
    DETROIT — A man suspected of fatally shooting two men and seriously wounding two others had to turn himself in twice before Detroit police would arrest him, authorities said. Detroit police said the 36-year-old man got into an argument at a party on Saturday, retrieved a gun and opened fire. Four people were shot, and two died. The man turned himself in at a fire station about two hours later, and fire officials called police, but no officers turned up. Police said in a statement that “due to area patrol units being busy handling high priority runs, no units were...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Michigan’s Emergency Managers Seen as Major Threat by Labor

    09/03/2012 6:44:18 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies ^ | By Melissa Maynard, Staff Writer
    Gerald McEntee had Michigan on his mind in June when he delivered his final address as president of the nation’s largest public employee union. “Our sisters and brothers in Michigan are on the front lines in the next critical battle,” McEntee told the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He declared that the imperative was “defeating Governor Rick Snyder's anti-worker and anti-American emergency manager’s bill. These managers are local dictators who rip up union contracts.” Focusing on an emergency manager bill in one state might seem an unlikely valedictory for a legendary labor leader who has served his...
  • The Detroit PD Doesn’t Like Competition(MI)

    09/03/2012 4:42:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Dan Zimmerman
    Rick Ector takes a back seat to no one in his advocacy for Second Amendment rights. His latest caper: staking out a Detroit gun buyback with some like-minded buddies across the street from St. Cecilia Catholic Church and offering to pay those who showed up more than the measly $25 to $100 being offered inside. They didn’t get many takers, though. That may have been due to the thin blue line of intimidation thrown up in the middle of the street by the cops . . . Ector organized the “protest” for the same reasons we think buybacks are such...
  • Netanyahu Goes Nuclear on Obama

    09/02/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 98 replies ^ | 9/2/12 | Awr Hawkins
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly shouted "Time has run out!" at U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, as the two met in Israel earlier this week and discussed the Obama administration's position on Iran. The Jerusalem Post reported that Shapiro was in Israel for meetings with Netanyahu, and at some point the PM couldn't hold his frustration with President Obama in any longer: "Instead of pressuring Iran in an effective way, Obama and his people are pressuring us not to attack the nuclear facilities." Those present say Netanyahu then said assertively: "Time has run out!" Shapiro responded by alleging that Netanyahu...
  • 'PM tells US 'time has run out' on Iran diplomacy'

    08/31/2012 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    J Post ^ | 8/31/2012 - 13 Elul 5772
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got into a diplomatic shouting match with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro over US President Barack Obama's handling of Iran's nuclear program, saying "time has run out" for diplomacy, Yediot Aharonot cited a source as saying on Friday.
  • Detroit Gun Advocates Hold Buyback to Compete Against Police Gun Buyback Program (MI)

    09/02/2012 10:14:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    On Thursday, gun advocates in Detroit gathered on the sidewalk across from a local church were police were holding a gun buyback event. Toting signs that read, "Guns Wanted! Cash" and "Cash for guns,” their objective was clear: we’re willing to outbid the police for your unwanted guns. Where law enforcement was willing to pay gun owners between $25 and $100 for their used guns, the pro-gun crowd was eager to up the ante. "These guys out here are willing to double and triple that [price]," event organizer Rick Ector, told However, most participants in the police program ignored...
  • Detroit woman shoots back at would-be carjackers(MI)

    09/02/2012 5:14:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 27 August, 2012 | NA
    DETROIT - carjack attempt shoots back A Detroit woman targeted by would-be carjackers surprised them by shooting back at them. Alaina, who asked only to be identified by her first name, said she walked out of a store at Plymouth Road and Myers Road earlier this month and was confronted by two men. One of them started shooting in an attempt to rob Alaina and steal her sport utility vehicle. Alaina was shot and wounded. Her vehicle was hit several times, but she has a concealed pistol permit and she returned fire.
  • Protest Disrupts Detroit Gun Buyback Effort(MI barf alert)

    08/31/2012 10:27:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 30 August, 2012 | Florence Walton
    DETROIT (WWJ) - Protesters sought to disrupt a “no questions asked” gun buyback effort Thursday on Detroit’s west side. WWJ Newsradio 950′s Florence Walton reported that gun-toting enthusiasts tried to tempt the people in line by offering them more money not to turn in their weapons.
  • Gun advocates outbid Detroit police for unwanted guns at buyback event(MI)

    08/30/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 30 August, 2012 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT — Gun advocates, in competition with Detroit police, offered a buyback program of their own Thursday. As police conducted a gun buyback event at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 10400 Stoepel in Detroit, about a dozen protesters stood across the street making offers of their own. "Guns Wanted! Cash" and "Cash for guns," their signs read. They beckoned those in line with their guns concealed in towels and bags, to come across the street for a better price. The police program paid gun owners between $25 and $100 for their guns. "These guys out here are willing to double and...
  • Bicyclist shot after colliding with pickup truck in Taylor; Later dies during surgery

    08/30/2012 4:24:05 AM PDT · by equaviator · 105 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | Aug 30 2012
    Police say pickup truck driver shot bicyclist after crash, altercation at Telegraph, Northline roads TAYLOR, Mich. - A bicyclist who was shot after being involved in a traffic accident with a pickup driver in Taylor has died. Taylor police say the bicyclist died during surgery after the Wednesday night incident with a 46-year-old driver. Police said the two began arguing after the bicyclist disregarded a "Do Not Cross" signal at Telegraph and Northline roads, causing the driver to hit him. Witnesses said the bicyclist got up and confronted the driver. "The pedestrian light was red. He wasn't supposed to be...
  • Detroit police hosting gun buy-back program on Thursday (MI)

    08/29/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | Staff
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit Police Department is teaming up with area Roman Catholic Churches to host a gun buy-back program on Thursday, August 30. ----------------------cut----------------------------- The program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at st. Cecilia Catholic Church in Detroit.
  • Police say attack on Mich. student not hate crime

    08/28/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 28, 2012 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    DETROIT (AP) -- Police say an attack on a Michigan State University student at an off-campus party is not being investigated as a hate crime. Zach Tennen says he was at a party when two men asked if he was Jewish, and when he responded "yes," punched him in the face.
  • GM to idle Volt plant for 4 weeks, sources say

    08/28/2012 2:54:30 AM PDT · by equaviator · 30 replies
    Automotive News ^ | August 27, 2012 | Mike Colias
    DETROIT -- General Motors plans to idle the plant where it assembles the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid for four weeks starting next month, two people familiar with the plans said. GM will close its Detroit-Hamtramck plant from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15, one of the sources said. Union representatives last week told the plant's roughly 1,500 workers about the scheduled downtime, the source said. GM also notified suppliers last week, according to another source in the supply chain. A GM spokesman wouldn't confirm whether the company planned to idle the plant. "We don't comment on production schedules," the spokesman said....
  • GM to idle Volt plant for 4 weeks, sources say

    08/28/2012 2:53:56 AM PDT · by equaviator · 4 replies
    Automotive News ^ | August 27, 2012 | Mike Colias
    DETROIT -- General Motors plans to idle the plant where it assembles the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid for four weeks starting next month, two people familiar with the plans said. GM will close its Detroit-Hamtramck plant from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15, one of the sources said. Union representatives last week told the plant's roughly 1,500 workers about the scheduled downtime, the source said. GM also notified suppliers last week, according to another source in the supply chain. A GM spokesman wouldn't confirm whether the company planned to idle the plant. "We don't comment on production schedules," the spokesman said....
  • Obama, Romney Tied Again in Michigan; Hoeskstra leads Stabenow

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are deadlocked again in the battleground state of Michigan according to the latest Mitchell Poll. Romney and Obama are tied at 47% with 3% voting for someone else and 3% undecided. Just ten days ago, Obama led Romney by 5% (49%-44%). -snip- If the election for the United States Senate was being held today and the candidates were Debbie Stabenow the Democrat and Pete Hoekstra the Republican who would you be voting for? If you are voting for or leaning towards Stabenow press 1, voting for or leaning...
  • Jennifer Granholm: God Shut Down Republican Convention

    08/26/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies ^ | 8/26/12 | John Nolte
    This is a real howler coming from a woman replaced by a Republican after her failed policies rained as much misery on the State of Michigan as any hurricane. But let's talk about the real issues, and that's the media. If some obscure, no-name Republican City Councilman in some unincorporated small Southern town tweeted these exact words out after President Obama's convention was delayed by a hurricane, right now it would be the lead on Politico, Andrea Mitchell's wig hair would be on fire, Michael Steele and Joe Scarborough would've called a joint press
  • Illegal alien charged with repeated sexual abuse of young girl in Michigan

    08/25/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug. 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Clare County Sheriff's deputies arrested Victorino Bahena Garcia, 32, after he reportedly spent the last two years sexually abusing a young girl. The victim in this case is now 8-years-old. If convicted, the Mexican national faces up to life in prison. Garcia is currently being held at the Clare County Jail on $500,000 bond and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer has been issued as well.
  • Horror of horrors: Romney makes a birth-certificate joke

    08/24/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    And it was pretty darn funny, too. “Now I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised.” Now, everybody just hold on for a second. The Twitterverse and etcetera have been lighting up with speculations and accusations from all sides as to what Mitt Romney meant with this. No, birthers: I have the...
  • Mitt Romney: 'No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate'

    08/24/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 24, 2012 | Felicia Somnez
    <p>COMMERCE, Mich. — Did Mitt Romney make a birther joke?</p> <p>It sure seemed like it Friday morning as he made remarks before a crowd of more than 1,000 here in Michigan, the state where he was born and raised.</p> <p>“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” Romney said as his wife, Ann, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stood next to him on the podium.</p>
  • Romney To Hometown Crowd: 'No One Has Asked To See My Birth Certificate'

    08/24/2012 10:02:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/12 | staff
    A zinger on the campaign trail.
  • Bounce: New polls show Romney leading in Michigan, Wisconsin after Ryan pick

    08/21/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2012 | AllahPundit
    We need some good news. Second look at stealing the midwest right out from under Obama's nose? PPP's first Wisconsin poll since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate finds him taking a small lead over Barack Obama in the state, 48-47. That represents a 7 point shift from PPP's last look at the state in early July, which found Obama ahead 50-44.The biggest change Ryan's selection seems to have brought about is the unification of the GOP. Romney's gone from a 78 point lead with Republicans on our last poll (87-9) to now an 88 point lead...
  • New Michigan Poll has Romney ahead of Obama (47 to 43%)

    08/21/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Smogger · 63 replies
    WJBK Fox 2 ^ | Aug 21, 2012 11:39 AM PDT | WJBK Fox 2
    WJBK Fox 2 - Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy, Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn, Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 general election voters to determine their voting preferences. In what will be a significant blow to Democratic campaign efforts, native son Mitt Romney has climbed into the lead in Michigan's Presidential contest. The naming of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has delivered a targeted affect on the...
  • For some reason, the city of Detroit still employs a horseshoer

    08/21/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 21, 2012 | Unkown
    Here's a riddle for you: What do you call a horseshoer that doesn't shoe any horses? An employee of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. No, you're not supposed to laugh, but the perpetually cash-strapped city somehow still employs a horseshoer, even though the department does not own horses, nor does the former employee of the Police Department work with any of the city's four-legged equines. The horseshoer's position was revealed as part of an independent report that concluded that the DWSD could "trim more than 80% of its workforce," a suggestion that union leaders say isn't possible. In case...
  • Fire destroys barn in Napoleon Township [do it yourself electric car]

    08/20/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies ^ | Monday, August 20, 2012 | Lauryn Schroeder
    NAPOLEON TWP., MI -- A man using a solder iron Monday afternoon to work on his vehicle accidentally caught the pole barn he was working in on fire, destroying it and its contents. Dick Atkins of Napoleon Township said he was working in a pole barn at his home on Cady Road on Monday trying to change a Buick into an electric vehicle. Capt. Nate Michael of the Napoleon Township Fire Department said Atkins told him the iron became hot in his hands, he threw it down and tried to kick it away. A fire started, and Atkins called 911....
  • Michigan siblings killed in gasoline-soaked bonfire explosion

    08/20/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 59 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jonathan Oosting
    Michigan siblings killed in gasoline-soaked bonfire explosion at high school graduation party A celebration ended in sadness Saturday night in St. Clair Township, when recent high school graduate Savannah Blewett and her older brother died in a large bonfire explosion. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said in a release that 27-year-old Christopher Blewett poured a large amount of gasoline on a two-story pile of wood in his backyard and, according to witnesses, invited his sister to light it on fire. When she did, the gasoline exploded, scattering wood up to 100 yards and blowing out windows in the back...
  • Tea Party Express Launches Mobile Phone Bank Bus For 81-Day 'Get-Out-The-Vote' Campaign (Update #29)

    08/17/2012 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 28 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 08/17/2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Launches Our Mobile Phone Bank Bus For 81-Day 'Get-Out-The-Vote' Campaign . State Tea Party Express is launching its newly debuted 'Mobile Phone Bank Bus' on an 81-Day Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign that aims at engaging and educating conservative voters in the November 6th election. . . The tour will stop in 23 states that are the key battleground states for the 2012 election. . Today’s kickoff will be held at the Victory Field House in Valley Park, MO at 7:30 PM. . 7:30 PM – Victory Field House 932-A Meramec Station Rd Valley Park, MO . This is...
  • Recap: Woodward Dream Cruise in Ferndale Michigan(With Photos)

    08/19/2012 8:17:01 AM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Ferndale Patch ^ | 19 August 2012 | Jessica Schrader and Leslie Ellis
    The ground rumbled and the air thundered Saturday as the Woodward Dream Cruise roared through Ferndale. The classic car parade and prime people-watching event was expected to attract 1.5 million people and 40,000 cars to a 16-mile stretch of the historic avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac. Did you attend the Dream Cruise? Add your photos to this gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Read on for a recap of the day's events from Ferndale! [...]
  • Kwame Kilpatrick says his trial in Detroit won't be fair

    08/17/2012 6:07:03 PM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | Bisi Onile-Ere
    <p>With no television cameras allowed, Local 4 captured just a few images during a media Q & A session with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday.</p> <p>The disgraced ex-mayor was the featured guest speaker at the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.</p>
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Pure Michigan 400 - Sunday - 8/19/12 - ESPN - Noon ET

    08/17/2012 4:21:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies ^ | 8/17/12
    Michigan's second visit of the year and its getting down to the end of the rope for some teams and a shot at the Cup Chase.. Here's to clear blue skies and a fast track.