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  • Stabenow's husband may testify in sex case hearing

    06/04/2008 10:15:16 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 16 replies · 166+ views
    Royal Oak Daily Tribune, Michigan ^ | June 4, 2008 | Michael P. McConnell
    TROY -- An attorney for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's husband objected to a defense attempt to make his client appear at a preliminary court hearing Tuesday for a former Westland woman charged with prostitution. Prosecutors say the senator's husband, Tom Athans, will appear as a prosecution witness if the case goes to trial; they agreed he shouldn't have to testify before that. Alycia L. Martin, 21, is accused taking $150 from Athans, 47, for sex at the Residence Inn on Livernois in Troy on Feb. 26. Martin's attorney, Frank Cusumano, Jr., attempted to subpoena Athans to appear at an evidentiary...
  • Judge could dismiss sex charges

    06/03/2008 2:40:08 AM PDT · by Westlander · 5 replies · 58+ views
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  • Democratic Senator [Stabenow] Calls For GOP To Alter Energy Policy

    05/11/2008 1:10:37 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 78 replies · 60+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 10, 2008 | Will Lester, AP
    The public must pressure Republicans in the White House and Congress to change directions in the country's energy policies, which have pushed oil and gas prices to record highs, a Democratic lawmaker said Saturday. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said the rising price of oil, fostered by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney's close ties to the oil industry, is no longer just a burden. "Now it is a crisis for every American family," the Michigan senator said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. She called the current energy situation "a crisis that doesn't just affect us at the pump, but...
  • Woman Hired by Senator's Husband in Court

    05/05/2008 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Westlander · 11 replies · 42+ views
    AP ^ | 5-5-2008 | AP
    A preliminary hearing for a Westland woman who police say was paid for sex by Sen. Debbie Stabenow's husband has been postponed. Authorities say Thomas Athans paid Martin $150 for sex in a Troy hotel room in February. Police did not bring any sex charges against Athans.
  • Sen. Stabenow's Husband Nailed in Prostitution Bust (MSM Pretty Silent on this...)

    04/07/2008 6:35:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies · 449+ views
    Washington comPOST ^ | 04/02/08 | Mary Ann Akers
    Bad day for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Her husband,Thomas Athans, cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, is cooperating with police in an Internet-based prostitution bust at hotels in Troy, Mich., according to the Detroit Free Press. According to the paper, Athans told police he "paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February." The story notes that Athans, 46, was not arrested or charged.
  • Alycia Martin: Debbie Stabenow Hubby Hooker! - Photo (better than Spitzer's??)

    04/02/2008 10:39:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 769+ views
    Bollywood ^ | 4/2/08 | staff
    Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow had paid $150 per hour to Alycia Martin, the hooker who had oral sex with him at a hotel. Alycia Martin was supposedly contacted by the husband of Debbie Stabenow through an online ad. Thomas Athans, 46, co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network, was stopped by Troy, Mich. police who were investigating prostitution at the hotel, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press under the state Freedom of Information Act.
  • Senator's Husband Admits Paying for Sex

    04/02/2008 7:09:28 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 90 replies · 119+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 4/2/08 | NATASHA ROBINSON and KEN THOMAS
    TROY, Mich. (AP) - The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told authorities that he used the Internet to arrange a $150 sexual tryst with a prostitute at a metropolitan Detroit hotel, police said Wednesday. Thomas Athans, 46, co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network, was stopped by police who were investigating prostitution at the hotel, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Athans, in a statement issued by his attorney, apologized and said he "fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way." Stabenow, D-Mich.,...
  • Name that party: Stabenow's Husband in Prostitution Bust

    04/02/2008 4:41:42 PM PDT · by llevrok · 88 replies · 125+ views
    UPDATE: has obtained the booking photo of the woman Troy police say was paid $150 for sex by the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Alycia Martin, 20, of Westland has been charged with prostitution in connection with the Feb. 26 bust involving Thomas Athans. She was arraigned March 12 in Troy District Court and returns for a pretrial hearing April 22. TROY, Mich. (AP) - The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told police he used the Internet to make a date with a prostitute and paid her $150 for sex at a hotel, according to a police...
  • Report: Stabenow's Husband Paid Prostitute

    04/02/2008 9:28:51 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 78 replies · 300+ views
    WDIV ^ | April 2, 2008 | unidentified
    TROY, Mich. -- The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told police he used the Internet to make a date with a prostitute and paid her $150 for sex at a hotel, according to a police report.
  • Debbie Stabenow's breakfast with Norman Hsu. Check out the pictures on that site! Priceless, I hope Stabenow goes down in FLAMES!
  • (Democrat) Senator hits back on judges (Liberal Democrat Judge Nomination)

    11/27/2006 3:31:54 PM PST · by bd476 · 35 replies · 1,943+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 25, 2006 | Ed Golder
    The controversy over President Bush's nomination of current Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Janet T. Neff for the Federal Western District Court is currently driven by Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback's concern over Judge Neff's attending a gay wedding in 2002. However, the fine print in the news lightly touches on the fact that Judge Neff is a liberal Democrat, and that her pending appointment is a trade-off. Judge Janet Neff and her husband and Labor Attorney David A. Neff are both Democrats. In fact David A. Neff contributed $1,750 to Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow's (D) campaign. Is it any...
  • Upset in Michigan?

    11/02/2006 11:03:32 AM PST · by impeachedrapist · 89 replies · 2,816+ views
    The Allen Report ^ | 11/2/06 | Mike Allen
    Republicans hope that will be one of MANY surprises on election night. They need them. With lots of struggling candidates, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is throwing a $900,000, buzzer-beating lifeline to the Wolverine State and Mike Bouchard, a sheriff who has been running an intense campaign against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D), though with little national attention because of her lead in polls and fundraising. "Mike CAN win with the right resources and that's why we are coming in," says NRSC Communications Director Brian Nick. "He's running on the fact that the economy is the worst in the country...
  • Mike Bouchard Now Even with Debbie Stabenow In Polls! We Can Help Him Win! Here's How...

    11/01/2006 4:39:11 PM PST · by MikeA · 54 replies · 1,119+ views
    Hugh Hewitt just cited a poll on his show indicating Bouchard is now even with Debbie Stabenow! Bouchard was on and confirmed Hugh's numbers. And to lend credence, the RNC has just poured nearly $1 million into this race indicating they're showing it close as well! We can help put Mike Bouchard over the top by using our free cell phone long distance to call Michigan Republicans from anywhere in the country! Getting out the vote is what will make the difference between a Bouchard win or a close but no cigar defeat. WE can be the ones who put...
  • Out of work in Michigan? Wyoming wants you.

    10/30/2006 11:46:03 AM PST · by Brilliant · 57 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 30, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    When Zeb and Sharon Goodrich look out their front door these days, they see antelope, sweeping treeless plains, and dozens of jack rabbits - a far cry from the view at their previous home in Lake Odessa, Mich. "I miss the trees," Mr. Goodrich admits. "I was in shock when I [saw] how many trees there weren't." On the other hand, he likes that "you feel like you have room to breathe." More important: He has good work, and lots of it. Goodrich's job as a welder for a mine- services company pays far better than the welding he was...
  • Straw poll in Michigan (House and Senate races in doubt?)

    10/26/2006 7:17:38 PM PDT · by TWohlford · 8 replies · 919+ views
    vanity ^ | 26 Oct 2006 | Tim Wohlford (vanity)
    In a straw poll tonight in Jackson, MI, incumbent Debbie Stabenow went down to defeat!!!! The event was sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce, but had lots of community involvement. However, a "Safe" Republican was defeated. Tim Walburg was nominated over RINO incumbent Joe Schwarz in the Michigan 7th Congressional District primary. However, paid campaign staffer plead guity to child abuse this week. Women are turned off by this development, and are distressed since Walburg has known about the accusations for over 3 months. Walburg was opposed by liberal Sharon Renier, who opposes the Iraq war and is running...
  • UNREPORTED IN HOT SENATE RACES: Democrats broke while Republicans' powder is dry

    10/25/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 65 replies · 3,842+ views
    Analysis of FEC reports ^ | 10/25/06 | Dangus
    One must be careful to make too much of a given Senate candidate appearing broke at the 3rd-quarter FEC filing time. After all, the national parties and major donors can rescue a strong candidate’s foundering finances. And certain costs, such as advertising, may even still have been paid up front. But when so many candidates from one party, who have been very strong, are suddenly out of cash, while the other party is cash-rich, something may be afoot. In this case, the Republicans continue to use their strategy which produced surprise wins in 2002 and 2004: They are keeping their...
  • Poll: Stabenow continues to lead Bouchard in Senate race (Stabenow up 13)

    10/08/2006 3:02:33 PM PDT · by okstate · 19 replies · 931+ views
    MLive ^ | 5 October 2006 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow continues to lead Republican Mike Bouchard by double digits, according to a poll released Thursday. Forty-eight percent of the 600 likely voters polled Tuesday and Wednesday said they would vote for Stabenow, while 35 percent backed Bouchard, the Oakland County sheriff. Fifteen percent were undecided. About 2 percent said they support one of three other candidates — Leonard Schwartz of the Libertarian Party, David Sole of the Green Party and Dennis FitzSimons of the U.S. Taxpayers Party. The poll was conducted by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA for The Detroit News and TV stations...
  • The most exciting Senate races this November II

    10/08/2006 9:52:32 AM PDT · by qlangley · 2 replies · 412+ views ^ | 04 October 2006 | Quenitn Langley
    Democrat vs Democrat Connecticut sees primary victor, Ned Lamont, facing off against the loser, and former Veep candidate, Joe Lieberman. Lamont is against the war, and seems to have solidified his lead among Democrats, but in the general election independents and Republicans can vote too, so Lieberman retains a small lead. Confusingly, the Republican candidate is against the war, probably why his support is in single figures. Democrats did not want this fight, as it puts Democrat divisions on national security at the top of the news, but now they are stuck with it. Tossup. Republican targets New Jersey, sees...
  • Granholm Widens Gap Over DeVos (EPIC-MRA, Granholm up 8, Stabenow up 20) - SEPTEMBER 14

    09/26/2006 8:48:29 PM PDT · by okstate · 24 replies · 849+ views
    WILX-TV ^ | 14 September 2006 | News 10
    A new, exclusive News Ten survey is out tonight with Governor Jennifer Granholm widening her lead over Republican challenger Dick DeVos. Fifty-percent of the people surveyed in the Epic-MRA poll said they will vote for the incumbent, while 42 percent say will vote for DeVos. The last News Ten poll in July showed Granholm leading with only three-percentage points, making the race a statistical dead heat. When it comes to Michigan's slow economy, President Bush gets more blame. 44 percent of voters polled say they blame the President, while only 28 percent point at Granholm. In the race for US...
  • Michigan Senate Race: Stabenow +7 (Sleeper pickup?)

    09/19/2006 7:50:53 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 11 replies · 862+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 9-20-06 | Strategic Vision
    Below are the results of a three-day poll of likely voters in the state of Michigan. Results are based on telephone interviews with 1200 likely voters in Michigan, aged 18+, and conducted September 15-17, 2006. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. 1. Do approve or disapprove of Governor Jennifer Granholm's overall job performance? Approve 43% Disapprove 46% Undecided 11% 2. Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Debbie Stabenow's overall job performance? Approve 48% Disapprove 38% Undecided 14% 3. Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Carl Levin's overall job performance? Approve 50% Disapprove 37% Undecided 13%...