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  • The Flint water crisis: MI Sen. Stabenow says race factor in Flint response

    02/01/2016 1:02:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bianna Golodryga, Summer Delaney
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan tells Yahoo News that she believes race was a factor in the state's slow response to the Flint water crisis. "The sad, outrageous reality is that people were not paying attention to what the residents were saying because they weren't a priority," Stabenow told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. "[The state] would react differently when their friends that lived in those areas called ... that's just a fact that [Flint was] treated differently than others would be treated." ...
  • “A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

    11/22/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 22, 2015 | John Konrad
    United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes regio
  • Senate Passes 90-0 Resolution Demanding Iran Release Americans

    05/11/2015 6:48:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-11-15 | Bridget Johnson
    The Senate lent strong support today to a simply worded resolution calling on Iran to let four Americans come home. The bipartisan resolution from Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) passed 90-0. It states that its the policy of the United States that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran should immediately release Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati, and Jason Rezaian, and cooperate with the United States Government to locate and return Robert Levinson; and the United States Government should undertake every effort using every diplomatic tool at its disposal to secure their immediate release. Washington Post bureau chief Rezaian, a California...
  • Senate Democrat Trolls Tom Cotton So Hard [Barf Alert!]

    03/26/2015 11:52:07 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Zach Carter
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) delivered a pitch-perfect trolling lesson to the Senate on Wednesday, filing an amendment calling to defund "the purchase of stationary [sic] or electronic devices for the purpose of members of Congress or congressional staff communicating with foreign governments and undermining the role of the President as Head of State in international nuclear negotiations on behalf of the United States." In other words, Stabenow wants to defund Tom Cotton letters.
  • While stumping for Grimes, U.S. Senate Ag Chair [Stabenow] says she forgot about McConnell

    02/18/2014 8:02:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/17/2014 | Nick Storm
    EMINENCE At the same time U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell toured Eastern Kentucky lauding his work on the passage of the Farm Bill, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee told a crowd in Henry County that she forgot McConnell was even on the committee. Now, the reason that I had forgotten that is because he has never attended a meeting in the three years I have chaired the committee, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan. Stabenow stumped for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky farm country Monday afternoon and later at a town-hall style meeting in...
  • Audio: Sen. Stabenow: 'I Have No Idea How Many DUIs an Illegal Can Get and Still Be Legalized

    06/27/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 27, 2013 | Taylor Knopf & Barbara Hollingsworth
    ( -- One hour before the Senate voted on its sweeping immigration reform bill, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who supported the legislation, said she had no idea how many DUIs an illegal alien can have under the bill and still be made a legal resident of the United States. On Capitol Hill on Thursday, asked Stabenow, Under the Senate immigration bill, how many DUIs can an illegal alien have and still be legalized? Stabenow said, Gosh, I have no idea. I mean, I dont -- how many DUIs? Did you vote on the bill? Knopf asked. Youre with who?...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Levin, Stabenow among those asking for funding to help Great Lakes recovery

    02/15/2013 1:56:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Tim Martin
    Michigans U.S. senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are among those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate money to help the Great Lakes recover from Hurricane Sandy damage. While the Great Lakes navigation system is threatened due to underfunding, which has been worsened due to lakes levels that have hit record lows, the system also was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a group of Midwest senators wrote in a letter Thursday to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy. This storm covered 900 miles, and impacted 24 states, including states surrounding the Great Lakes. Across the Great...
  • Michigan Agency Removes Video of Obama, Top Dems Praising Failed Battery Company

    10/10/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/10/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    In the fall of 2010, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. the state's "corporate welfare arm uploaded a video to YouTube highlighting the battery manufacturer A123 Systems. At the time, the company was promoted heavily by President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow. Since then, A123 has shed money, laid off half its workforce, recalled products and seen its stock price plummet to about 26 cents this week from a previous high of $26. Now, just two years after the initial roll-out, A123 is...
  • Hoekstra says he'll catch Stabenow as voters focus

    09/27/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    AP via Times Union ^ | September 27, 2012 | JOHN FLESHER
    ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra couldn't have asked for a friendlier audience than the workers of Traverse Bay Manufacturing Inc., who are fighting mad over what they consider unfair competition not from China or India, but from their own government. [Snip] "We're the underdog, we're behind," Hoekstra said in an interview after his factory visit in the Lake Michigan town of Elk Rapids. "It's been a very sleepy race ... pretty much been frozen in place for the last eight, nine weeks. But we think that as people start to focus and as...
  • Debbie Stabenow's China policy wins over lifelong Republican Grand Rapids business owner

    09/27/2012 5:40:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | september 17, 2012 | Shandra Martinez
    Mark Chappell says he's a lifelong Republican who will be voting for Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. She's got his back on an important issue: China trade violations, from currency manipulation to making knock-offs of American products. Alexander Dodds Co. makes woodworking machines for high-end furniture.
  • Rick Santorum stumps for Pete Hoekstra in his Senate bid

    09/23/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | ANDREA GOODELL
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, in Holland campaigning for Pete Hoekstras Senate bid Tuesday afternoon, said Michigan is key for Mitt Romney's chances. [Snip] Santorum called Michigan a potential decider. If Mitt Romney wins Michigan, hes going to be president of the United States, Santorum said. The two talked about national security, the Senate race and Hoekstras opponent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Debbie Stabenows taking up space, Santorum said, later pointing to the lack of a budget proposal from the Senate Finance Committee, on which she sits. [Snip] Top of the list was national security. The U.S. has fewer allies...
  • 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...
  • Michigan residents vote in primary

    08/07/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Wood TV Channel 8 ^ | August 7, 2012
    Polls opened Tuesday morning across Michigan for the state's primary election, with voters making choices including a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. About 20 percent of Michigan's 7.33 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Officials told 24 Hour News 8 they expect 10-15 percent of Kalamazoo voters and 20 percent of Ottawa County voters to vote. Pete Hoekstra of Holland has an advantage in money and name recognition over Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe as they duke it out for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. The race also includes former Kent County Judge Randy...
  • Tuesday is Going to be a Big Day With Two Important Primaries

    08/05/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Syncro · 11 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 08/05/2012 07:08:01 am | Sal Russo
    Tuesday is going to be a big day with two important primaries . There are two important primaries this coming Tuesday that involve two candidates that the Tea Party Express has endorsed and we are currently campaigning for. The first is the U.S. Senate race in Missouri with conservative Sarah Steelman that we have been telling you about. . The second race is just as important and is the Senate race in Michigan were we have endorsed conservative Clark Durant as we believe he is the best candidate to defeat Democrat Debbie Stabenow. . . We are proud to...
  • BREAKING: Unseen Video Shows President Obama, Top Dem Politicians Praising Failed Green Company

    04/05/2012 12:45:43 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A virtually unseen video has surfaced that highlights the high-powered political rhetoric and unrealized promises put forth by President Barack Obama and Michigans top Democratic politicians regarding the heavily subsidized and now-troubled A123 Systems battery manufacturer. The video, which had just over 600 views since it was posted in Oct. 2010 on Youtube, has Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow singing the praises of the now-troubled advanced battery manufacturer A123 Systems. A123 Systems, which opened its lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Livonia in September 2010, saw...
  • Actress in controversial ad for Pete Hoekstras (Michigan) Senate campaign is deeply sorry

    02/17/2012 3:53:29 AM PST · by no dems · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Cutline ^ | February 16, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    An Asian-American actress who starred in the controversial ad produced by Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra's U.S. Senate campaign has apologized for her participation. "I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities," Lisa Chan, the actress, wrote in a statement on her Facebook page; this role is not in any way representative of who I am." The ad, which ran statewide during the Super Bowl, features a young Asian woman riding a bike through a field of rice paddies and speaking broken English while thanking Hoekstra's opponent, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, for her...
  • Column: Life isn't measured by the distance between us and the super-rich

    01/24/2012 5:53:29 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    One of my senses failed 10 days ago as I sat in the plush comfort of Jackson Community Colleges Potter Center. It was my sense of outrage. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow stood onstage citing a statistic when she exposed the impairment of my outrage functions. The 400 richest people in the United States, Stabenow said, have more wealth than 150 million Americans, combined. Head-shaking and murmurs of disgust swept through the audience. So what? I thought. It was a total failure to generate outrage. Stabenow's statistic was evidently discovered months ago by filmmaker Michael Moore. Even if true the...
  • GOP Senate candidate in Michigan raises $750K in six weeks

    10/05/2011 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-4-2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican Clark Durant has raised a hefty $750,000 in the six weeks since he entered the Senate race in Michigan, his campaign announced Tuesday. "I am truly humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of support," Durant said in a statement. "There is momentum building to shake up Washington. Our supporters are sending a strong message that they want the American way, not the Washington way." Durant is running in a primary against former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who is considered the favorite to take on Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Because of his experience raising money for the Cornerstone Schools, Christian...
  • Stabenow plans to introduce bill to aid production of batteries like in Chevy Volt

    07/08/2011 3:08:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 8, 2011 | Karen Confer
    FLINT, Michigan A federal bill expected to be introduced next week would create research and development grants to build advanced batteries like the one powering the Chevy Volt. The bill would also push for domestic production of lithium for batteries, said U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who discussed the planned legislation during a stop at a Flint business on Friday. We dont want to go from foreign oil dependency to foreign lithium dependency or foreign advanced battery dependency, Stabenow said. This is about doing it here. Stabenow said she plans to introduce the Battery Innovation Act this week. The...
  • Terri Lynn Land considering 2012 Senate run; Pete Hoekstra will not run

    04/17/2011 3:22:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | April 15, 2011 | John Agar
    Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land will spend the next couple of weeks considering a 2012 challenge to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing. The Byron Center Republican, speaking today after former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra announced he would not seek the position, said: I'm truly, deeply concerned about the overspending in Washington, D.C., and what that means for our children and grandchildren. I'm going to spend the next couple of weeks seriously looking at this. She said Hoekstra, R-Holland, obviously would have been a strong candidate. Pete Hoekstra was a great congressman and he would have made an excellent...
  • Dr Rob Steele exploratory committee formed to run against Debbie Stabenow

    04/14/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT · by taildragger · 22 replies
    On WAAM today. Doc Steele noted he has formed an exploratory committee to potentially run against Sen. Debbie Stabenow for that Senate Seat here in Michigan. A Facebook page has been formed as well to Draft him. See the link to the facebook page...
  • What Is Stabenow Afraid Of--Voters?

    04/05/2011 5:44:02 AM PDT · by jenk · 25 replies ^ | 4/5/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    She should be. She is the Chair of the Agriculture Committee in the Senate, the most liberal Senator of all 100, and she votes with environmentalists 100% of the time. Which of these things don't go together? The National Farm Bureau is very opposed to the ever-increasing power of the EPA, and they are more pro-active about it than ever before. But then, the strangulation of farming interests and industry by the EPA created that friction. Yet Stabenow probably believes she has covered all of her bases in her cover amendment to the small business bill. She delays the EPA...
  • Stabenow Kicks The Can--Pass The Popcorn!

    03/31/2011 5:33:52 AM PDT · by jenk · 11 replies ^ | 03/31/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Stabenow has an amendment to cover the McConnell amendment, and it is very similar to Rockefeller amendment, and strikingly similar to Obamacare waivers. She is introducing an amendment that suspends the EPA regulation of CO2 for two years. She faces the end of her term in 2012. Fight! Uh oh, the lefties are arguing over the Stabenow amendment. The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) wants it rejected and Michigan Messenger conveniently manipulates the title of their article to make it seem like Stabenow is stopping the EPA dead in it's tracks, (until after she gets re-elected)!! Pass me the popcorn!...
  • Stabenow Squirming?

    03/30/2011 5:01:06 PM PDT · by jenk · 17 replies ^ | 3/30/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Stabenow is squirming under the heat of this EPA vote so much that she is working on her own amendment. Her amendment seeks to delay EPA regulation of CO2 for two years. Interestingly enough, that is exactly the amount of time needed to campaign for her next term. Right now, there are three Democrat amendments that are serving as cover amendments for the McConnell/Manchin bipartisan amendment. Rockefeller, Baucus, and now Stabenow each want to obfuscate and implement Cap and Trade. The Detroit Free Press reports, "U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is proposing a two-year delay in the enforcement of new greenhouse...
  • Dingell foe Mulls Michigan Senate Race ( Dr Rob Steele vs. Stabenow !)

    02/25/2011 6:30:40 PM PST · by taildragger · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/24/2011 | David Cantanese
    The lack of a dominate Senate candidate for Michigan Republicans is opening up a window of opportunity for a wild card contender, such as former congressional candidate Rob Steele.
  • Sens. Stabenow, Snowe added to 'Tea Party Target List' (Tea Party Express attacks RINO Snowe)

    02/11/2011 5:53:08 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-02-11 | Shannon Travis
    Washington (CNN) Still swaggering after its recent electoral successes, the Tea Party movement appears to be growing more emboldened as it tries to blaze a path to power. One new bold move: An activist group is publicly parading a list of lawmakers the group is determined to oust from office. On Thursday, the Tea Party Express added two more names to its "2012 Tea Party Target List" - Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine. (snip) "Olympia Snowe dishonors the notion that the Republican Party is supposed to be the fiscally conservative, constitutionalist...
  • Debbie Stabenow: Barack Obama will be an asset in 2012 campaign

    01/14/2011 10:32:02 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-14-2011 | David Catanese
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who could face a stiff reelection challenge in 2012, says shes looking forward to campaigning frequently with President Barack Obama. Id like him to be there as much as possible. He helped save our economy in Michigan, Stabenow said last week in an interview with POLITICO in her office in the Hart Stabenow, who has served in elected office since age 24, heads into her fight for a third term facing some early warning signs. ......... Ive seen him stand up and be very courageous when we needed him to be. Its no small thing that...
  • The Most Endangered Senate Seats in 2012

    11/09/2010 5:50:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 9, 2010 | Adam Graham
    Democrats have many more seats to defend (23-10), but several GOP moderates may be exposed to primary challenges. The 2010 election campaign is over, but 2012 is nearly upon us. Within weeks, we will know the candidates for president, and within months, preparations will begin for the 2012 Senate races. Which Senate seats are likely to be in play? Some of this will depend on how the next Congress shakes out, as well as what retirements occur, but several senators are already in danger.Republican in danger of general election loss: Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) shocked the political world by winning...
  • 99ers form a union to lobby for a Tier V of federal unemployment benefits (MI)

    09/20/2010 7:20:51 AM PDT · by Kieri · 26 replies
    MLive ^ | 09/20/10 | Jackie Headapohl
    More than 6 million Americans have been out of work for more than six months and they're stepping up efforts to join together in support of increased help from the federal government, writes Annie Lowrey of the Michigan Messenger, who's written several in-depth stories on the problem of long-term unemployment. "99ers" those long-term unemployed who have exhausted all available 99 weeks of unemployment benefits have formed the American 99ers Union to lobby Congress to create a Tier V of federal unemployment benefits, she reports. The coalition is comprised of a number of groups: Advocacy For the Long Term...
  • Debbie Stabenow free speech enemys socialist mentor

    06/01/2010 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 451+ views ^ | 6/1/10 | Trevor L.
    Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is a leading advocate of reinstating the free speech destroying Fairness Doctrine for talk radio. Whether its called the Fairness Standard, whether its called something else, she told journalist Bill Press, I absolutely think its time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. Where did the woman get such totalitarian attitudes? Heres a possible answer.
  • Very Frustrated Dem Senator Wants Obama to Bypass the Legislative Process on Healthcare!

    02/15/2010 3:56:37 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 12 replies · 522+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 2-15-10 | James
    Senator Debbie Stabenow, a guest on the Stephanie Miller Show talks about ramming the healthcare legislation through. 'What if we needed 60 votes for everything" Stephanie asks! Stabenow responds: "Nobody is more frusterated than we are.....This administration can do some things without it being done legislatively and I'm encouraging them to do that as well! She complains that she's spent MONTHS on healthcare but it's only until the recent Scott Brown win that they have hit a legislative "snag". Unfortunately Stabenow was NOT asked what she has been doing for the last year, when her party had the votes to...
  • Very Frustrated Dem Senator Wants Obama to Bypass the Legislative Process on Healthcare (audio)

    02/14/2010 5:34:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 2,126+ views
    Naked Emperor News ^ | Feb. 14, 2010
    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Tyrant): "The administration can do some things without having it being done legislatively and I'm encouraging them, they need to do that as well."
  • Sen. Stabenow On "Good" Year For Auto Industry

    02/03/2010 12:12:08 PM PST · by moose2004 · 9 replies · 402+ views ^ | 2/3/10 |
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) joins the "Morning Joe" gang to discuss the impact that job creation is having on her home state, as well as health care reform.
  • Senate Leadership To House: Health Care's On You

    01/20/2010 3:00:43 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies · 630+ views ^ | 01/20/10 | Brian Beutler
    After an early morning meeting today, members of the Senate Democratic leadership said outright what many suspected after last night's election: The fate of health care rests with the House. I asked Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Democratic Steering Committee, whether there was any chance Senate Democrats would embark on another round of health care votes if the House sent a modified bill back their way. "I think at this point, given the new senator from Massachusetts' position, I think that that would be tough to do," she said. Asked whether the fate of reform rested with the...
  • Video: Sen. Stabenow Misleads about Abortion Funding on Fox News Sunday

    11/23/2009 6:53:54 PM PST · by packyhack · 13 replies · 829+ views
    Americans United for Life Blog ^ | Novemeber 23, 2009 | Heather Smith
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said on Fox News Sunday that the U.S. House bill containing the pro-life Stupak Amendment changes long-established law. Sen. Stabenow is referring to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid from funding abortions, and is a provision that Americans United for Life successfully defended before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980. The settled policy is that the American public does not want federal funds paying for abortions or for insurance plans that cover abortions; however, in the current U.S. Senate health bill, the abortion lobby has snuck in abortion funding and coverage through accounting schemes and deceptive...
  • Senator Stabenow can feel global warming when shes flying

    08/12/2009 3:37:24 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 68 replies · 2,583+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Its enough to make this particular female long for the repeal of the 19th Amendment Senator Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) has a history of saying and doing silly things, like announcing that she would conduct hearings and have radio station owners subpoenaed to testify so that the Senate could determine why people tune in Rush Limbaugh and tune out Air America, the self-identified liberal radio station. And then there was the time she voted to extend Social Security benefits to illegal aliens. But Debbie Stabenow has outdone herself with her latest declaration. As Sean Hannity reported on his FOX News...
  • URGENT! WEST MICHIGAN FREEPERS! Town Hall in Kalamazoo Aug. 11th 7pm!

    08/10/2009 9:30:14 AM PDT · by RatsDawg · 10 replies · 728+ views ^ | August, 10th 2009 | Kathy Jessup
    Tuesday night town hall meeting in Kalamazoo to focus on health proposals by Kathy Jessup | Kalamazoo Gazette Monday August 10, 2009, 11:29 AM KALAMAZOO -- They've invited Michigan's two senators, one local congressman, plus some Kalamazoo Public Safety officers to ensure no one's right to free speech is compromised. So far, organizers of a Tuesday night town hall meeting in Kalamazoo on national health-care reform say no federal lawmakers are expected to attend. Health-reform rallies Kalamazoo Single Payer Across the Nation has three events planned for this week and next week. Tuesday: 7 to 9 p.m. public information meeting...
  • Autos "clunker" bill likely to face Senate obstacle

    06/17/2009 10:11:02 AM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies · 1,847+ views
    Roooooters ^ | Wed, June 17, 2009
    Auto industry supporters in Congress are bracing for a last-minute challenge this week to a legislative proposal that is designed to spur U.S. vehicle sales. Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said he hopes to raise a procedural motion on the Senate floor to strip the provision from a bill that continues funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. "As the nation's debt continues to climb to unsustainable levels, it is troubling that Congress is looking for even more fiscally reckless ways to subsidize the auto industry," Gregg said in a statement. The so-called "cash for clunkers" plan approved...
  • Dorga, Snowe, McCain, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Prescription Drug Importation Bill

    03/04/2009 7:28:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies · 1,136+ views
    Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced critical drug importation legislation today that will reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. The Senators said their legislation, the Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act, will bring consumers immediate relief and will ultimately force the pharmaceutical industry to lower drug prices in the United States. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill would save American consumers $50 billion over the next decade, including more than $10 billion in federal government savings. The bill allows U.S.-licensed pharmacies...
  • Top policy-makers and economists to hold symposium about US action on climate change [RINO/Rat/NWO]

    03/03/2009 7:30:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 806+ views
    March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill.Embargoed: February 18, 2009, 6:00 a.m. EST Contact: Ben Edwards, Tel: +1 202 416 0740 Further information available at www.usclimatesymposium.comWASHINGTON, February 17, 2009 - U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring Senators to date are Senators Bingaman (D-NM),...
  • Speaking of talk radio

    02/11/2009 5:36:46 AM PST · by edcoil · 14 replies · 792+ views
    Salon ^ | 2-9-09 | Camille Paglia
    Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who has been in the aggressive forefront of the campaign to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, is married to Tom Athans, who works extensively with left-wing radio organizations and was once the executive vice-president of Air America, the liberal radio syndicate that, despite massive publicity from major media, has failed miserably to win a national audience. Stabenow's outrageous conflict of interest has of course been largely ignored by the prestige press, which should have been demanding that she recuse herself from all political involvement with this issue.
  • Fairness Doctrine advocate Senator's husband nabbed with prostitute south of Big Beaver(censorship)

    02/08/2009 1:03:14 PM PST · by bushwon · 51 replies · 1,998+ views
    Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has said she wants to re-introduce the Fairness Doctrine. So to be completely fair, we dont remember this story from the Detroit Free Press (April 2, 2008) getting too much coverage: Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information ActAthans was pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence...
  • Another senator lines up behind 'Fairness Doctrine'

    02/08/2009 10:50:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 993+ views
    WND ^ | 2/8/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON Another Democratic U.S. senator has gone on record as supporting the reinstatement of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," adding, "I feel like that's gonna happen." Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called "Fairness Doctrine": "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You...
  • Woman [Had] Sex with Debbie Stabenow's (D, MI) Husband for Money Gets Jail

    02/06/2009 2:23:54 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 63 replies · 2,581+ views
    WZZM TV 13 ^ | February 6, 2009 | Staff Writer
    In tears, the Westland woman accused of accepting money for sex from the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., began serving five days in jail today for violating the terms of her probation. The decision, said 52-4 District Judge William Bolle, effectively ends the case. It's been a long ride for the 21-year-old Alycia Martin, who is now eight months pregnant and engaged, said her pro bono attorney Frank Cusumano Jr. Martin, who dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and has been on her own since she was in her late teens, is working at a...

    02/06/2009 10:00:24 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 26 replies · 1,255+ views
    We have yet another moonbat senator to add to the list: Michigan Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow. This woman thinks that right now would be the perfect time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Interviewed on a talk show yesterday, Stabenow said, "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Doctrine or something else - I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think...
  • Another senator lines up behind 'Fairness Doctrine'

    02/06/2009 4:10:49 AM PST · by Man50D · 65 replies · 1,519+ views ^ | February 05, 2009
    WASHINGTON Another Democratic U.S. senator has gone on record as supporting the reinstatement of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," adding, "I feel like that's gonna happen." Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called "Fairness Doctrine": "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You...
  • Dem Sen. Stabenow Says She is Ready to Lead Fight for Fairness Doctrine - Audio 2/5/09

    02/05/2009 5:53:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 69 replies · 1,612+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow talking with liberal radio talk show host Bill Press about bringing back the Fairness Doctrine. Bill Press brazenly asks Stabenow if it is not time to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine," as he wined about the failure of numerous "progressive" talk shows around the country. Stabenow says she is ready to push for consideration in the Senate this year of some kind of "standard," whether it is called the "Fairness Doctrine" or something else, to ensure talk radi is not dominated by conservative voices. There you have it folks. Democrats are enraged...
  • Sen. Stabenow wants hearings on radio 'accountability'; talks fairness doctrine(Censorship Doctrine)

    02/05/2009 5:44:21 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 77 replies · 1,791+ views
    Politico ^ | 02-05-09 | Michael Calderone
    This morning, radio host Bill Press brought up the recent closing of liberal station Obama 1260 when speaking with Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and talked about whether there needs to be a balance to right-wing talk on the radio dial.
  • Politico: Sen. Stabenow Wants Hearings On Radio 'Accountability'; Talks Fairness Doctrine

    02/05/2009 1:21:12 PM PST · by texrepub76 · 41 replies · 1,646+ views ^ | Seton Motley
    UPDATE: We have been reminded that Senator Stabenow's husband, Thomas Athans, is the co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network and is now the Executive Vice-President of liberal Air America. Liberal talk radio has of course failed miserably every time it has been tried, all the while watching it's conservative counterpart's success soar. Which might lead one to believe that Senator Stabenow, in addition to her zealous will to slam the fist of government down upon her opponents, has some business skin in the game as well. If you can't beat 'em, censor 'em. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Calderone in today's Politico...
  • Politico: Sen. Stabenow Wants Hearings On Radio 'Accountability'; Talks Fairness Doctrine

    02/05/2009 12:33:55 PM PST · by Red Steel · 62 replies · 1,954+ views
    News Busters ^ | February 5, 2009 - 13:45 ET | Seton Motley
    Michael Calderone in today's Politico reports on the latest liberal politician -- Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow -- openly touting their intent to silence their talk radio opposition with a reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine. "Whether its called the Fairness Standard (sic), whether its called something else I absolutely think its time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves." Senator Stabenow was speaking on the air with liberal talk radio host Bill Press and to his eleven listeners nationwide. She insisted that she "think(s) its absolutely time to pass a standard" and indicated she had "already had some discussions...