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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...