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Severely Depressing New Michigan Poll Numbers for Mitt Romney

Severely Depressing New Michigan Poll Numbers for Mitt Romney

I knew Governor Romney. I was friends with Governor Romney. Mitt, you’re not our Governor Romney.   by @rkref PPP Polls has new numbers out, and it’s bad news for Mitt. Even worse news than finding out the car he was driving in his latest commercial about Michigan was made in Canada. More than half of Michigan voters support how […]

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Wednesday afternoon Emergency Manager news round-up – 2/15/2012

All the news that’s fit to make you cringe Lots of news to get to today. Lots more after the jump, too, so make sure you click through. UPDATE: My article for The Nation magazine on Michigan’s Emergency Manager law will be in the issue that goes to print today and will hit the stands later this week. It may […]

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The Daily Show Takes On the Birth Control Nontroversy

First they came for us coming for their birth control The argument that the right wing trying to deny women birth control is somehow a defense of liberty is an argument only a man would make. So let’s go to our panel of men to discuss it! The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The […]

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GOP Talking Points Locked in Theater of the Absurd

GOP Talking Points Locked in Theater of the Absurd

Remember how the GOP got everyone all enraged at the deficits they created? Who did the GOP instantly blame for the costs of two wars, trillions in tax breaks, completely unfunded, wasteful expansions of Medicare plus an economic crash that suddenly dwarfed their own massive failures abroad? The man who inherited the costs. With a TV channel and apoplectic emails […]

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Emergency Manager law – Public Act 4 forum this SATURDAY in East Lansing

Emergency Manager law – Public Act 4 forum this SATURDAY in East Lansing

Hear ye, hear ye I want to commend your attention to the Public Service Announcement banner at the top of the site today. It will run through Saturday evening. It’s an announcement for a public forum on Public Act 4, the Emergency Manager law, happening this Saturday, February 18, 2012, in East Lansing. A public forum on P.A. 4, the […]

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Rick Santorum takes sides: he’s with the 1%

See ya at the polls, buddy Not sure exactly how this math works out electorally-speaking but Rick Santorum seems to think his path to victory is slamming “The 99%”. At a campaign event this week (with really bad lighting, I might add) he derided Occupy protesters who were putting up a fuss: “I think it’s really important for you to […]

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Pete Hoekstra pays for his racist ad, Debbie Stabenow now up by 14 points

Karma IS a bitch This makes me smile: Debbie Stabenow’s taken her biggest lead yet in 4 polls of the Michigan Senate race PPP has conducted dating back to December of 2010. She now leads Pete Hoekstra by 14 points, 51-37, and has an even wider 17 point advantage over Clark Durant at 50-33. In 3 previous polls Stabenow led […]

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Occupalooza comes to Traverse City, Michigan THIS SATURDAY!

Occupalooza comes to Traverse City, Michigan THIS SATURDAY!

Occupy the pinky This Saturday, up in the frozen pinky of Michigan, a group of fine organizers is having an event they call OCCUPALOOZA. Admission is a suggested donation of 99¢ (of course!) The event will feature speakers, live music, a silent auction and a food drive. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes through 11:00 p.m. and is being […]

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How Rick Santorum Could Beat Mitt Romney in Michigan

Metaphorically Rick Santorum should believe in God. The fact that he’s still in this race is a tribute to some higher power or, more likely, the weakness of the GOP’s bench. It’s also a tribute to his appeal to the sort of Republican who hates both birth control and abortion—breeders, as @Azrielenish calls them. Now, I see that Santorum is […]

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A little Valentine’s Day fun from We Are the People Michigan: “No more sweetheart deals”

It’s true love A fun video from our friends at We are the People Michigan: They have a petition circulating: Dear Legislator, Almost one year ago, the state Legislature approved a $1.8 billion tax cut for big corporations that was paid for by slashing funding for public education. The new business tax has failed to create more and better jobs […]

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Mitt Romney spits on Michigan’s unionized autoworkers in Detroit News op-ed

Mitt Romney spits on Michigan’s unionized autoworkers in Detroit News op-ed

And they call Obama “elitist”? Today, in a Detroit News op-ed titled “Taxpayers should get GM shares’ proceeds”, Mitt Romney doubled down on his previous New York Times editorial in which he declared the Obama administration should have let the auto industry perish. From the NYT piece “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”: IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout […]

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