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  • A California Billionaire Sets Michigan’s Energy Policy

    06/23/2018 5:57:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jason Hayes
    Michigan’s two largest electricity companies struck a “breakthrough agreement” last month with billionaire California environmentalist Tom Steyer to boost the Wolverine State’s clean-energy requirements. Earlier this year, Mr. Steyer had funded a ballot initiative slated for August to force Michigan’s electricity providers to source 30% of their overall sales from renewable options such as wind and solar by 2030. But under the new agreement, the utilities will aim to produce a minimum 25% of their energy from renewable sources and a further 25% from energy-efficiency measures by that same year. This 50% green-energy goal will effectively govern the state’s energy...
  • 'Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?': Sen. John Kennedy Presses I.G.

    06/19/2018 3:11:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/18 | Fox News/Cavuto
    _____ at the 7:50 minute mark-- Kennedy asks Horowitz: "Your classified index ..... does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation between Atty. General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria
  • Mother grieves loss of son killed in Wixom hit-and-run as man (Illegal alien) accused of hitting him

    06/15/2018 2:37:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    WDIV - ClickOnDetroit ^ | June 14, 2018 | Derick Hutchinson, Koco McAboy, Amber Ainsworth
    Michigan .. Justin Lee killed in hit-and-run crash. A mother grieved the loss of her teenage son, who was killed while riding a bicycle in Wixom, as the man accused of hitting him learned about his charges Thursday. Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda is accused of fatally striking Justin Lee, 14, with a minivan and driving away. Lee was riding a bicycle Monday on Potter Road; police said Cerda ditched the minivan in Commerce Township and fled. "My little boy was my everything. He was the reason why I got up every day," said Justin's mother, Pattie Lee. Cerda is charged...
  • Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16

    06/14/2018 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Justin Wise
    June 14, 2018 - 01:20 PM EDT Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 BY JUSTIN WISE 34 TWEET SHARE MORE Two Michigan state lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would lower the voting age to 16 for state elections. Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D) and Sen. David Knezek (D) introduced bills in both the House and Senate on Tuesday. Knezek told the Detroit Free Press that 16-year-olds should be able to vote if they are old enough to get a job and pay taxes. "Young people are setting aside their differences...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. “By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well,” he writes.
  • The Eight States that Will Determine Which Party Controls the House of Representatives

    06/11/2018 5:18:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/10/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The majority of the 99 seats in the House of Representatives identified by the Cook Political Report as “competitive” in 2018 are in eight states: California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Michigan. Of the 435 seats in the lower chamber of Congress, 336 are not competitive–180 held by Democrats, 156 held by Republicans, according to the Cook Political Report’s ratings. Only 15 of the 99 competitive seats are currently held by Democrats, while 84 are held by Republicans. The simple math–24 more non competitive seats are held by Democrats than are held by Republicans–and the Republicans...
  • What Black Voters Want

    05/09/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/8/2018
    In 2018, black voters are finding out just what the hell they had to lose. Nazis and Klansmen march openly and proudly, and hate crimes appear to be on the rise. Police killings of people—especially black people—remain largely the same year to year, and this iteration of the Justice Department has largely abdicated any federal responsibility in reducing brutality. An infant-mortality crisis is tightening its grip on the most marginalized communities, and across many economic metrics—from evictions, to generational wealth, to segregation—disparities are either stagnating or trending in the wrong direction. Fifty years after the Kerner Commission’s report said the...
  • Did Liberals Got Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending The Money She Raised For Bogus 2016 Recounts?

    06/07/2018 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein...
  • House Democrats try to shoot down Trump’s low-yield nukes

    06/02/2018 10:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 3, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    A group of House Democrats will take another run this week at stopping President Trump and the Pentagon from developing low-yield nuclear weapons. The new warhead program would be defunded by $65 million in the coming year under an amendment to a Department of Energy appropriations bill proposed by Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich. The spending bill could hit the House floor late this week following Rules Committee meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday to decide if their amendment will get a vote. The proposal is the latest effort by Democrats on...
  • Triple Jeopardy in College Sexual Assault Case Ends an N.F.L. Career

    05/31/2018 9:47:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Michael Powell
    This is a story of a rape accusation that would not die and a misshapen version of college justice meted out in three chapters. Let’s begin with two Michigan State students looking to hook up in March 2015, mess around and perhaps have sex. Soon after, the woman accuses the man, Keith Mumphery, who would become a pro football receiver, of sexual assault in her dorm room. The police investigate. Mumphery turns over the text messages from his phone and provides a DNA swab. Prosecutors conduct interviews. The accuser does not return calls. They decline to prosecute.
  • Vacant for decades, Detroit's train station may get new life

    05/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PDT · by shove_it · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 27 May 2018 | COREY WILLIAMS
    The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline in ridership and took on a new life in the subsequent years as a must-see destination for urban explorers, the homeless and scavengers, who picked it clean of anything valuable. After years of failed short-lived plans to repurpose the dated 500,000-square-foot, 18-story building, its future may be crystalizing: The Ford Motor Co. is moving into the surrounding neighborhood of Corktown and — according to Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II — is in talks to buy the old station...
  • How Mitt Romney could wind up running the United States 6 years

    05/21/2018 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | 04-26-2018 | Elaine Kamarck
    If, as expected, Mitt Romney wins his race for a Senate seat from Utah he may become the most powerful man in the United States Senate. As many of us remember, Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, ran for president in 2012 and lost to Barack Obama. It wasn’t one of those totally humiliating losses—the map did not turn blue—but we assumed Mitt Romney would fade into history. Well, maybe not. The seat will remain Republican-held for President Trump come January of 2019, but this one could very well turn out to be the swing vote in the Senate. If Democrats...
  • An anti-marijuana group wants Michigan to legalize cannabis

    05/21/2018 6:15:33 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2018
    One of the groups formed to fight the legalization of marijuana for recreational use has now decided it’s for the measure — but only if the Michigan legislature takes it up and amends the proposal. The Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools — a political action committee formed to fight a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana — is now urging the Legislature to take up the initiative, amend it and pass a full legalization of pot for adult recreational use. The committee hopes that if the Legislature acts, recreational use will be regulated as stringently as the...
  • Disgraced Dem Conyers endorsed son for his own seat – but he didn't qualify

    05/21/2018 12:34:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Democrat John Conyers’ bedside wish for his son to take his Michigan House seat, after being forced from Congress over a sexual misconduct scandal, likely won’t come true -- now that the younger Conyers reportedly has failed to qualify for the ballot. The Wayne County Clerk Office’s elections staff said last week that John Conyers III, the ex-congressman’s son, was ineligible because he didn’t submit enough valid signatures on his application to run in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary, according to local reports. The review was launched after a challenge from another Conyers family member. Clerk Cathy Garrett was expected...
  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • MUSLIM CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR COMES UNHINGED OVER SHARIA

    05/17/2018 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5/17/2018
    Says to GOP opponent: 'You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!' Video @ link: Michigan's first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt. Colbeck, speaking at a candidate's forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood's tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted last month by Sayed supporters at the left-wing website Buzzfeed, which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using "unfounded conspiracy...
  • Army Combat Vet John James Releases First Ad For His Michigan US Senate Campaign

    05/14/2018 6:47:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/2018 | Henry Rogers
    ...James’ name has continued to gain national attention after receiving a long list of endorsements for his efforts to defeat Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, who endorsed James days before President Donald Trump appointed him to serve. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton Endorses Michigan Army Veteran For US Senate) The Bolton endorsement came the same day the American Conservative Union, hosts of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) endorsed James. The GOP candidate was also endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund in late January. The former Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed...
  • It’s Now 1984 at the University of Michigan

    05/14/2018 2:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 14, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Students at the University of Michigan, beware. If you say anything politically incorrect or out-of-line with the political and social orthodoxy on your campus, you may get a knock on your dorm room door from the university’s equivalent of the Thought Police, and be forced into a re-education camp. Or you may be suspended or thrown out of school, potentially damaging your educational prospects and your entire future professional career. If this sounds like an exaggeration, consider a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan by Speech First, Inc., against the president of the University of Michigan, other...
  • ‘This is why people HATE YOU.’ POLITICO’s hit piece on Hillsdale College BACKFIRES spectacularly

    05/13/2018 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 13 May 2018 | Sam J
    You know those stories that make you roll your eyes so far back in your head you think they might get stuck there? This hot mess from POLITICO is one of those stories:From POLITICO (sorry!): Maybe you’ve never heard of Hillsdale. Or maybe you hadn’t heard about the school before it precipitated a floor fight in the Senate during tax bill negotiations last fall. But the tiny Christian college with a graduate school in statesmanship, a strong conservative bent and roots in an anti-slavery Baptist church, has long been a treasured institution in right-of-center circles—known for its required classical liberal...
  • National Right to Life Endorses John James For US Senate

    05/12/2018 8:20:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    John James for Senate ^ | 5/8/2018 | Ted Goodman
    Livonia, MI—The John James for U.S. Senate campaign announced the endorsement of the National Right to Life, a leading advocacy group for the fight to protect the unborn. “This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Senate,” National Right to Life said in a statement. “We look forward to working with you to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family – unborn children and medically dependent or disabled persons, whose lives are threatened by abortion or euthanasia.” “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of National Right to Life...