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  • Man shoots attempted robber at Detroit gas station(MI)

    09/09/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | 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...
  • 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
    clickondetroit.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Indian American governers Haley, Jindal bat for Romney (Some nobody MI Dem defends Hussein)

    09/08/2012 11:03:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    INDOlink ^ | September 9, 2012
    Charlotte: Unimpressed by US President Barack Obama's fiery speech seeking re-election, the two Indian-American Governors, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, today said that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, is the best person to lead the country. Both Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, and Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, are rising stars of the Republican party and were quick to issue statements after Obama concluded his Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech. "The last time Barack Obama spoke before the Democratic National Convention, he told us of hope and change that we could believe in. What a difference four years...
  • Barack Obama's war on America's fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan!

    09/07/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 88 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Barack Obama is keeping his promise to lower the sea levels, and he’s starting with the drought plagued Midwest where Lake Michigan water is being shipped by the boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 million to $1.8 million per day profit. By draining the precious jewel of the Great Lakes in the middle of America, our federal water managers are allowing the export of our water out...
  • 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...
  • Michael Moore: "President Romney" – How to Prevent Those Two Words From Ever Being Spoken

    09/07/2012 4:31:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Michael Moore
    In two months we Americans will go to the polls once again to decide who the president will be for the next four years. We will not be allowed to vote on those who wield the true power in this country. On November 6th we will not vote for the chairman of ExxonMobil or JPMorgan Chase or Citibank or the Premier of China. That day will come, but not this year. Now, I know there are a goodly number of you out there who believe there's not a snowball's chance in Kenya that Barack Obama will not be re-elected to...
  • Michigan Supreme Court Rules: Union Power Grab Proposal Will Be On Ballot

    09/07/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/6/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Union bosses now have a chance to seize control of Michigan's constitution. The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the so-called Protect Our Jobs proposal will be on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. The union-backed plan would change the state constitution and allow unions to challenge any current, past or potential law that dealt with collective bargaining. Notably, it could undo significant education reforms signed into law in 2011. It also would prevent Michigan from ever becoming a right-to-work state, which gives workers the freedom to choose whether they want to belong to a union; it would make it more...
  • Jennifer Granholm DNC Speech Highlights: 'Rev Up Your Engines'(crazy eyes!)

    09/07/2012 2:16:53 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    youtube.com video ^ | September 6, 2012
    Blame Canada?
  • Jennifer Granholm DNC Speech Highlights

    09/07/2012 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Darteaus94025 · 24 replies
    Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm addresses DNC.
  • 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,...
  • School Districts Increase Taxes On Residents Without A Vote

    09/06/2012 1:58:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/5/2012 | Anne Schieber
    When school begins this week, Oceana County property owners will be paying $1.02 million more a year in taxes thanks to a school district merger that was approved without a public vote. A few weeks after school ended in June, board members from the Mason-Lake Intermediate School District and the Oceana ISD agreed to a merger. Taxpayers in Oceana will now have to pay the higher millage rate assessed in Mason-Lake. According to the Oceana County treasurer, the higher millage rate will cost Oceana County property owners $150 for every $100,000 in taxable value. Residents will start paying it in...
  • Before Emergency Manager, City Had 87 Different Health Plans

    09/06/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/3/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Talk about bureaucratic red tape. Try dealing with 87 different government union health insurance plans. That was one of the headaches Lou Schimmel faced when he became emergency manager for the city of Pontiac. The city now has one plan and will save millions by consolidating, which would have been nearly impossible without the state's emergency manager law. "Every union had their own negotiated health plan with either no or low deductibles and co-pays,” said John Naglick, Pontiac's finance director. "These plans had been negotiated over the years. An employee who retired under a certain health plan expected to be...
  • 'Protect Our Jobs' Amendment Would End Binding Arbitration

    09/05/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/2/2012 | Vincent Vernuccio
    The Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal that seeks to change the state constitution with union-friendly provisions would eliminate a big negotiation tool for public safety unions, according to a Mackinac Center for Public Policy analysis. If passed, the Protect Our Jobs Amendment would end the practice of binding arbitration. Police and firefighters can't go on strike nor would they have the right to go to an arbitrator during contractual impasses. The Mackinac Center thinks the Protect Our Jobs Amendment would end binding arbitration, which is also known as Public Act 312. Ending binding arbitration would benefit taxpayers significantly, according to...
  • Schools Are Responsible For Providing School Supplies — Not Parents

    09/05/2012 7:13:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 42 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/4/2012 | Michael Van Beek
    It’s that time of year again: Back-to-school deal hunting season. Hoping to give their kids every possible advantage, millions of Michigan parents will flock to nearby retailers for new school supplies. But before loading up on notebooks, pencils and crayons, parents should remember that their local public school is required by law to supply these necessities to every student free of charge. The details are laid out in a 2011 Michigan Department of Education memo listing specifically what supplies schools must provide, including pencils, paper, crayons, scissors and glue sticks. In addition, school districts may not charge for registration or...
  • Michigan Stands Out on High Cost of Car Insurance

    09/04/2012 1:56:10 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/1/2012 | Dr. Gary Wolfram
    A recent study found that Michigan’s car insurance rates are the highest in the nation. When looked at as a percent of annual median household income, Michigan drivers spend 8 percent on car insurance, according to CarInsuranceQuote.com. The next highest state was Louisiana at 5.5 percent. Michigan’s rates as a percentage of income were nearly double that of the fifth-most expensive state, Mississippi, which came in at 4.04 percent. When looking at the median price of an annual car insurance policy, the result is the same. Michigan is No. 1 at $4,490, and by far the most expensive state for...
  • State Spends $42.8 Million on Disability Payments, Recipients' Afflictions Unknown

    09/04/2012 11:28:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    9/3/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The state of Michigan apparently does not keep track of the afflictions of state workers collecting disability payments provided by taxpayers. According to the departments that should be overseeing the program, the state spent $42.8 million in 2011 on disability payments without knowing whether employees are disabled. If true, the state may be breaking the law. A decade ago, Michigan spent $35.5 million on disability payments. The state has 47,818 current employees in the system and 3,527 people receiving disability benefits. But when asked, multiple state agencies were unable to provide a basic list of afflictions of those receiving benefits...
  • Detroit Says "Thanks Joe" by Ripping Off Biden

    09/04/2012 3:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Michigan’s Emergency Managers Seen as Major Threat by Labor

    09/03/2012 6:44:18 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Stateline.org ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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.
  • Netanyahu Goes Nuclear on Obama

    09/02/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 98 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • Man complains to police of prostitute price hike

    09/01/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 1, 2012 | AP
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police in southeast Michigan say a man called to complain that a woman he had agreed to pay for sex unexpectedly increased the price. AnnArbor.com reports (http://bit.ly/Rw4Wcl ) that police were called to an Ann Arbor home late Wednesday on a report of a robbery. Police say the 45-year-old man and a 19-year-old Ohio woman he contacted online had agreed on a price, but that the man claimed she upped the cost after taking his money.
  • Forced Unionization Campaign Pretending 31-Year-Old Program Doesn't Exist

    08/31/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/30/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Proponents of the "Keep Home Care Safe" proposal are trying to sell it to voters by claiming it would create a program that's been in existence for more than 30 years. In reality, the measure would lock the forced unionization of home health care workers in the State Constitution if Michigan voters approve it on Nov. 6. Of course the real reason doesn't sell as well with voters so the Service Employees International Union and its supporters are pushing the idea of safety instead. Only the protections they're talking about have existed in a federal program since 1981. To get...
  • Gun advocates outbid Detroit police for unwanted guns at buyback event(MI)

    08/30/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 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...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 201: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding"

    08/31/2012 3:59:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 08/31/2012
    This new 10-week online course taught by Hillsdale College professors will examine American progressivism: its historical roots and principles; its rejection of America’s founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival. Constitution 201 Schedule: Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. You will receive an email each...
  • Ohio and Michigan Battleground State conservatives hold key to Obama Loss

    08/29/2012 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Kfobbs · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    America is at a crucial tipping point in its illustrious history. The socialist minded presidential principles of Obama have joined with millions of illegal aliens who have been given a presidential pass to demand entry through your gates to rights and privileges given citizens. They can ignore federal and state citizenship laws, and walk openly into your cities to demand housing in your neighborhoods. Illegal aliens can insist upon free health care at your hospitals and soon sue for the right to the keys to your child’s college education. This is not the future in America…This is America today, this...
  • 25 by 2025 'Green Energy' Studies Ignore Costs

    08/29/2012 9:50:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/25/2012 | Michael LaFaive
    Mackinac Center analysts have long been critical of the way consultants — and frequently their clients — misuse economic modeling software. We were reminded why with the recent publication of two papers purporting to show large job creation, if only state voters would approve a renewable energy mandate on the statewide November ballot. The initiative, commonly known as the Michigan Renewable Energy Amendment, would mandate that 25 percent of Michigan's energy usage be provided by renewable sources by the year 2025. There is at least one major problem with each study, however: costs. The study authors' did not include the...
  • Boy Can Open His Hotdog Cart, Get Around Zoning

    08/28/2012 6:10:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2012 | Thomas Shull
    The city of Holland, Mich., has reportedly granted limited permission to operate a downtown hot dog cart to Nathan Duszynski, the 13-year-old who received national attention for his efforts to open the cart to help his troubled family. The Holland City Council voted Wednesday to allow Nathan to run his hot dog business until the end of October on the sidewalk adjacent to a downtown sporting goods store. Reliable Sport had initially given Nathan permission to set up the stand in the store's parking lot. Minutes after Nathan opened for business on July 17, however, a city official informed him...
  • MSU Student Knocked Unconscious, Mouth Stapled Shut In Alleged Hate Crime

    08/28/2012 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | August. 28, 2012
    EAST LANSING (WWJ) - A Michigan State University student is recovering after he was beaten up and had his mouth stapled shut during what investigators are categorizing as a brutal hate crime. Zachary Tennen, a 19-year-old sophomore in MSU’s journalism program, said he was at a house party on the 500 block of Spartan Avenue early Sunday morning when two men approached him and asked if he was Jewish. When he responded “Yes,” the two men raised their arms into a Nazi salute and said “Heil Hitler” before knocking him unconscious, according to Tennen’s mother, Tina. About 20 people reportedly...
  • 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.
  • GOP outlook shifts in Senate races in Michigan, Missouri

    08/28/2012 9:05:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2012
    The successful comedic recipe of tragedy-plus-timing can spell disaster in politics. A mistake late in the race can be a game changer. A gaffe that may sound like a career-ender may be forgotten by the electorate a few months later. So Republicans look like they have a chance to get the last laugh in Michigan, even as their chances in Missouri are looking more like a lead balloon. Former Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra, left for dead after his infamous "Debbie Spend-it-now" Super Bowl ad, has been clawing his way back and is now in a statistical dead heat with two-term...
  • College President Pushes Conservation While Taxpayers Pay $30K A Year In Energy Costs For Her House

    08/27/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/27/2012 | Tom Gantert
    University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has said her college needs to be a global leader when dealing with energy sustainability. Yet, Coleman's own university provided residence has the most expensive energy costs among state universities, both in total costs and cost per square feet, with a gas-electric-steam bill reaching nearly $30,000 in one year. When receiving a grant for "sustainablity fellows" from Dow Chemical last year to help people "live cleaner, greener and sustainably," Coleman said: "[This partnership] is broad and comprehensive as sustainablity itself, and frankly, I believe it is the only way to solve problems as...
  • 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
  • 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.
  • Mitt Romney: Racist or Dumb**s? (One little comment drives them off the pier)

    08/24/2012 4:24:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | August 24, 2012 | Jamie Winters
    <p>In what is rapidly becoming the norm for Mitt Romney, he opened his mouth and something stupid popped out. This time, it is a comment that references the birtherism ridiculousness (and if you don't think it's ridiculous, you're a f**king dumb**s. Go read another blog.) Speaking at a rally in Michigan, Romney said, "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate."</p>
  • 'Skim' Proponents, State Department Struggle to Explain Health Care Scheme

    08/24/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Those promoting the "Keep Home Care Safe" ballot proposal want people to believe the constitution changing plan would create a benefit to allow disabled people to be taken care of in their homes. The thing is, that protection and a program to ensure it continues already exists. The federal Home Help Program would continue to exist in Michigan regardless of the constitutional amendment change that's being proposed. However, passing the proposed amendment in November would lock the forced unionization of home health care workers into the state constitution and ensure that the Service Employees International Union continues to get about...
  • Romney Camp Sees Upper Midwest Coming Into Play

    08/22/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2012 | Erin McPike
    Lost amid the daily uproar over embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin's refusal to drop his Missouri bid is a growing effort by the GOP to spotlight a tightening presidential race in the Upper Midwest. The Republican National Committee has pounced on new polling data in Michigan and Wisconsin that show President Obama losing ground to Mitt Romney after the latter announced Paul Ryan as his running mate. And in what may -- or may not -- have been a coincidence, Vice President Joe Biden made a pair of campaign stops in Minnesota on Tuesday and will make several more in...
  • 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...
  • Woman Conceived in Rape Responds to Akin Abortion Controversy

    08/21/2012 2:53:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 181 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Rebecca Kiessling, a pro-life attorney from Michigan, fully understands the national debate going on concerning the controversial comments Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin made about abortion and rape. Kiessling was conceived when her mother was victimized by a rapist.“It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, if it’s a legitimate rape, that’s really rare. The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said. “The punishment ought to be on the rapist, and not in attacking the child.”Kiessling responded to the comments saying that the use of the term “legitimate...
  • Romney pulls ahead in Michigan; Wisconsin a toss-up

    08/21/2012 2:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Hayward
    Fox News in Detroit reports that a new poll shows Mitt Romney pulling substantially ahead of Barack Obama in Michigan. Romney is a native of the state, but it looks from this poll as if adding Paul Ryan to the ticket pushed him over the top. The poll, produced by Foster McCollum White Baydoun, showed Romney leading Obama in Michigan by 47 to 43 percent, which is just outside the poll’s 2.35 percent margin of error. Paul Ryan was said to make Michigan voters more likely to vote for Romney by an 8 percent margin. Ryan’s budget proposals, which are...
  • 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...
  • Michigan siblings killed in gasoline-soaked bonfire explosion

    08/20/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 59 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 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...
  • Union Rules: Despite No Horses, Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'

    08/20/2012 5:44:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 35 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer. Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions. Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say...
  • WATCH: Police gun down Michigan man with 46 shots in 5 seconds

    08/18/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 117 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 18, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Stunning new footage of six police officers gunning down a Michigan man in an intense, five-second burst of 46 shots was made public Friday, setting off fierce reaction from members of a community still grappling with the incident. "I'm stunned that six human beings would stand in front of one human being and fire 46 shots," victim Milton Hall’s mother, Jewel, told CNN.
  • Kwame Kilpatrick says his trial in Detroit won't be fair

    08/17/2012 6:07:03 PM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    ClickonDetroit.com ^ | 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>