Category: Debbie Stabenow

AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

There is a lot of news to report today about the ongoing public health crisis in Flint. We cover this issue every week in our podcast, as well, so be sure to have a listen. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that last Thursday was the 1,000th day since Flint started using the Flint River for its drinking water […]

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Episode 13 – As if you weren’t freaked enough, imagine the amped up surveillance state under Trump wsg Marcy Wheeler

Episode 13 – As if you weren’t freaked enough, imagine the amped up surveillance state under Trump wsg Marcy Wheeler

The show notes for Episode 13 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-13-as-if-you-werent-freaked-enough-imagine-the-amped-up-surveillance-state-under-trump-wsg-marcy-wheeler.html STATISTIC via ACA Signups: 900,000 – the number of Michiganders that will be uninsured by repeal in a state Trump won by 10,700. LOLGOP on Eclectablog: If the GOP guts Obamacare funding with tax breaks for the rich, it’s dead. New York Times: Trump Weighs Letting Veterans Opt Out of V.A. […]

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The future of America kinda depends on the Midwest

The future of America kinda depends on the Midwest

The next decisive battles for the soul of the country will  take place in Michigan and Ohio, again One big reason Republicans want to wait three years before actually passing an Obamacare replacement is that they have a real chance of putting together a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate come 2018. That and they no motherpupping idea how to replace […]

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Three days to avoid deportation

Three days to avoid deportation

If Congressman Upton can do the right thing, so can Senators Peters and Stabenow People who complain about immigration often say they just want people to come to this country “the right way.” Well, here is a chance to support someone who has done everything he was supposed to and may nonetheless be deported on Christmas Eve. Despite the fact […]

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UPDATEDx3: Obama administration and diplomacy score major victory, still waiting for Sen. Gary Peters to do the right thing

UPDATEDx3: Obama administration and diplomacy score major victory, still waiting for Sen. Gary Peters to do the right thing

Last month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a formal resolution of disapproval of the historic deal brokered by the Obama administration that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon for the forseeable future. Despite millions of dollars being spent by pro-war groups, yesterday Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) became the 34th senator to come out in support of […]

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INTERVIEW: Democrat Kristy Pagan – This millennial is ready for prime time

INTERVIEW: Democrat Kristy Pagan – This millennial is ready for prime time

This is the second in a four-part series with women who are running for the Michigan State House of Representatives. With your help and votes, they can win and change the face of politics in Michigan. I believe in all of them and I want you to as well. When I hear names like Rashida Tlaib, Sarah Roberts, Gretchen Driscoll, […]

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Helped by Explainer-in-Chief Bill Clinton, Michigan Dems fire up at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Helped by Explainer-in-Chief Bill Clinton, Michigan Dems fire up at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

“Politics is all about power for them. Politics should always be about people for us.” Michigan Democrats took over the newly-renovated Cobo Hall in Detroit last night in a show of forceful solidarity unlike anything I’ve seen in the recent past. A sold out crowd of over 2,200 packed the venue, over 700 more than attended the event in 2012 […]

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PHOTOS: President Obama signs historic bipartisan farm bill in East Lansing, Michigan

PHOTOS: President Obama signs historic bipartisan farm bill in East Lansing, Michigan

All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog President Barack Obama traveled to East Lansing, Michigan yesterday to sign the federal farm bill into law. Last updated in 2008, the bill in its current form has been worked on for four years. Much of the wrangling was contentious and no topic was as contentious as its impact on the […]

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The Obama administration in Detroit today, will announce $300 million in new investments

The Obama administration in Detroit today, will announce $300 million in new investments

The cavalry is coming! The cavalry is coming! [Image by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog] The Obama adminstration will be in Detroit today and bring with them $300 million in new federal and private investments, much of which is designed to eradicate blight and foster an environment of rehabilitation. The delegation is led by chief White House economic adviser, […]

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Michigan Democrats coalesce around Gary Peters for Senate and Mark Schauer for Governor

Michigan Democrats coalesce around Gary Peters for Senate and Mark Schauer for Governor

This is good. This is VERY good

Two Democrats first elected to Congress together in 2008 are rapidly becoming the unrivaled choices of the Michigan Democrats. This bodes well for uncontested primaries for both of them which will help them use their campaign treasuries for beating their Republican opponents and avoiding bruising primary races.

Details on this exciting news after the jump.

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PHOTOS & QUOTES: Joe Biden rallies Dems in Detroit, “the figurative & literal engine of the middle class in America”

PHOTOS & QUOTES: Joe Biden rallies Dems in Detroit, “the figurative & literal engine of the middle class in America”

“[T]he grit and the determination and the confidence, the certainty, the absolute commitment that this country has…is more exemplified by Detroit, Michigan than any other state in the Union.” All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog. Not for reuse without permission. Last night’s Jefferson Jackson dinner was a rallying point for Michigan Democrats and every speaker from former […]

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