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Michigan Dems choose to support repeal of Emergency Mgr law but not renewable energy ballot proposal

Michigan Dems choose to support repeal of Emergency Mgr law but not renewable energy ballot proposal

Hmmm…

UPDATED: I was unaware that a “No” vote on the repeal of Public Act 4 means that the law will NOT go back into effect. “No” is the desirable vote. I have edited accordingly. My apology for the error.

In what will be a huge disappointment to many progressives across Michigan, Democrats chose not to support a key ballot initiative at their convention this weekend. They will not be supporting the initiative to require 25% of our energy to be from renewable sources by 2025 (Proposal 3) but will be supporting the repeal of Public Act 4.

Details after the jump.

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Vice President Joe Biden on marriage equality in America: “It’s going to happen”

Vice President Joe Biden on marriage equality in America: “It’s going to happen”

THIS is change you can believe in Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Chillicothe, Ohio today, popping in at a local Obama for America (OFA) office to fire up volunteers and speak with folks who were being called by the phonebank that was in progress. During the visit, he pulled off to the side to speak to […]

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Convention Mania – Michigan Democrats are fired up and ready to GO!

Convention Mania – Michigan Democrats are fired up and ready to GO!

I’ll just sleep in mid-November…

Anne and I arrived home from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC at about 11:30 p.m. Friday night. The next morning I was on the road at 6:30 a.m. to the Michigan Democratic Party’s State Convention which took place over two days this weekend at the Lansing Center in Lansing. Like me, there were a LOT of faded looking people there but, despite their weariness, Day One of the convention was a huge success; well-attended and with high energy.

Details with photos after the jump.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interactive PANORAMIC IMAGES from the last night of the Democratic National Convention

EXCLUSIVE: Interactive PANORAMIC IMAGES from the last night of the Democratic National Convention

The next best thing to being there

Want to feel a little of what it was like to be at the Democratic National Convention during President Obama’s acceptance speech? Click through for two exclusive interactive panoramic images from the last night of the DNC and experience a bit of the excitement yourself!

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It’s Never Been Easier To Register, Which Is Why Republicans Have To Make It Harder To Vote

It’s Never Been Easier To Register, Which Is Why Republicans Have To Make It Harder To Vote

If you have to stop your fellow citizens from voting to win, your ideas suck. All you gotta do is go to GottaRegister.com, fill out some form fields and click submit. That’s it. Any citizen with access to the Internet can do this in minutes. And this is what freaks Republicans out. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham recently said Republicans don’t […]

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Reflections on the last night of the Democratic National Convention 2012 #DNC2012

Reflections on the last night of the Democratic National Convention 2012 #DNC2012

Sleep? What’s that?

Wow! Did you SEE that last night? I don’t have much of a sense of how the National Democratic Convention came across to the people of the USA but I can say that, without any reservation whatsoever, the people in the arena were positively ecstatic.

Photos and reflections after the jump (along with video of Jennifer Granholm’s barnburner speech.)

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Democratic National Convention, Day 3 – Rain and sun and storms and sun and… #DNC2012

Democratic National Convention, Day 3 – Rain and sun and storms and sun and… #DNC2012

Updates, commentary, photos and the convention livestream and schedule after the jump.

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Michigan Supreme Court puts collective bargaining ballot proposal on the November ballot

Michigan Supreme Court puts collective bargaining ballot proposal on the November ballot

Together, united, we cannot be defeated

In a very encouraging victory for working Michiganders, the Supreme Court today ruled that the Protect Our Jobs/Protect Working Families ballot proposal to give constitutional protection to collective bargaining rights WILL appear on the November ballot.

Details and links to the six proposals that Michiganders will vote on in November after the jump.

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Michelle Obama’s 2012 DNC speech with photos and transcript

Michelle Obama’s 2012 DNC speech with photos and transcript

Michelle 2016!

After the jump are photos of Michelle Obama during her magnificent speech last night. It was emotional and evocative and inspirational and she brought the house down.

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More Democratic National Convention PHOTOS from Days 1 & 2 + LIVESTREAM

More Democratic National Convention PHOTOS from Days 1 & 2 + LIVESTREAM

Fired up AND ready to go!

Click through for more photos from last night and today. We’ll have a separate post up about Michelle Obama’s incredible speech shortly.

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Welcome Back, Clinton

Welcome Back, Clinton

As President Clinton prepares to make his triumphal return to the Democratic National Convention, let’s remind ourselves of one thing: If what Mitt Romney is proposing worked, George W. Bush would have been the keynote speaker at the Republican Convention. But the fact is George W. Bush’s policies on taxes and deregulation, his foreign policy advisers and his key strategist […]

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