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Tuesday morning Emergency Manager Law round-up – 4/3/2012

Tuesday morning Emergency Manager Law round-up – 4/3/2012

Yes, it’s still the law In what appears to be a never-ending saga of a ham-handed, clumsy implementation of a constitutionally-questionable law, the Snyder administration has finally won a court battle which put Flint Mayor Dayne Walling out of a job (again) and Emergency Manager Michael Brown back in (again). This and the continuing battles in Detroit and elsewhere to […]

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Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mitt Romney?

Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mitt Romney?

The true story of a real boy trying to become a puppet. Yesterday Ann Romney said the general election campaign will “unzip” her husband to reveal just how not “stiff” Mitt actually is. Echoing the “Etch A Sketch” comment from a few weeks ago, Mrs. Romney is suggesting we haven’t met the Mitt Romney yet. Though Mitt has been running […]

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Snyder recall language submitted, clarity hearing set for April 9, 2012

Snyder recall language submitted, clarity hearing set for April 9, 2012

Second time’s a charm Michigan Rising has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the first attempt to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and is giving it a second try. Last week, they submitted petition language in Washtenaw County. They had no trouble getting their language approved last year so there is little reason to believe they will have […]

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Mitt Doesn’t Value Work

Mitt Doesn’t Value Work

Romney. It’s Mandarin for “job creator”. In one sentence, what’s wrong with the American economy after 30 years of conservative voodoo economics? We don’t value work. I say “we” because, like it or not, we all go down together. We—though we may know better—allow our society to be co-opted by those who value playing with money more than working for […]

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Judge issues temporary restraining order against Michigan Republicans

Judge issues temporary restraining order against Michigan Republicans

I can haz constitutional freedoms?

As I wrote about last week, Michigan Democrats have filed a lawsuit against their GOP colleagues, demanding that they hold roll call votes on “immediate effect” bills when they are requested. Again, the right to ask for a roll call vote if one-fifth of the House members request it is guaranteed in the state constitution.

Today, Ingham County Circuit Judge Clinton Canady III granted them a Temporary Restraining Order, compelling the Republicans to…

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Terrorist strikes Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin, detonates bomb

Terrorist strikes Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin, detonates bomb

“Pro-Life” has different meanings for different people, apparently

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin was bombed last night. Fortunately, nobody was injured and the building sustained only minor damage from the resulting fire.

The bombing is under investigation by the FBI.

While presidential candidates like Mitt Romney say…

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Obama takes big lead on Romney in latest Gallup poll

Obama takes big lead on Romney in latest Gallup poll

Women make ALL the difference Barack Obama has taken a 4-point lead over Mitt Romney in Gallup’s latest national poll, up from a 47-47 tie in their last poll. He’s up over Rick Santorum by an even larger 51-43 gap. The big change came mainly from from women under 50 years old where President Obama enjoys a more than 30-point […]

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Mitt Romney gets a public spanking by Obama’s foreign policy advisors

Mitt Romney gets a public spanking by Obama’s foreign policy advisors

That’s gonna leave a mark It’s not rare these days to hear Mitt Romney lying his ass off about President Obama and all the things President Romney would do to make things better. However, it IS rare to see as thorough and effective a response as the one from President Obama’s foreign policy team this week in Foreign Policy magazine. […]

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Michigan Gov. Snyder signs law that retroactively benefits only brother of GOP party chair Bobby Schostak

Michigan Gov. Snyder signs law that retroactively benefits only brother of GOP party chair Bobby Schostak

The arrogance and audacity of Michigan Republicans continues On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that goes into effect retroactively. The retroactive aspect of this bill benefits one person: David Schostak, brother and business partner of Michigan Republican Party chair Bobby Schostak. The bill overturns court decisions against Schostak that have him responsible for $2.4 million from […]

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President Obama gets pair of personalized New Balance running shoes

President Obama gets pair of personalized New Balance running shoes

Democrat Mike Michaud urges military to outfit troops in USA-made gear Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud from Maine has introduced legislation requiring the U.S. military to outfit our troops in gear that is 100% USA-made. To bring attention to his effort, he had New Balance, a footwear manufacturer in his district and one of the last remaining domestic shoe companies, manufacture […]

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BREAKING: Keith Olbermann to join Fox News

BREAKING: Keith Olbermann to join Fox News

New show will focus on one topic exclusively In a move certain to send shockwaves throughout cable news, liberal commentator and former ESPN, MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann has announced that he is joining Fox News to host a new nightly show at 5 PM. The program, tentatively titled “Gored”, will be entirely focused on criticizing former Vice-President […]

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