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Rick Santorum accuses Romney campaign of “political thuggery” in Michigan GOP primary

Rick Santorum accuses Romney campaign of “political thuggery” in Michigan GOP primary

Bwahahahahaaa!!! Honestly, the Michigan Republican Primary is the gift to Democrats that just keeps on giving. They are referring to the decision by the Michigan Republican Party to award two at-large delegates to Mitt Romney. As memiller writes at Blogging for Michigan, Santorum’s camp thought they should have split the two delegates and the decision goes against the MRP’s own […]

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Pictures from delivery of petition signatures to repeal Public Act 4

Pictures from delivery of petition signatures to repeal Public Act 4

Here are some photos, courtesy of Michigan Forward, from the delivery of over 226,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of States office on Wednesday. Some details along with a statement from Michigan Forward are available in yesterday’s News Round-up. Rally at Central United Methodist Church Another rally shot Brandon Jessup, Rev. David Bullock, Rev. Charles Williams and others delivering petitions […]

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Will WJR continue to air Limbaugh after he says women who use contraception should post videos of their sex online?

The day after Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” for advocating for birth control, he doubled down today by saying all women who get free contraception through their health care should post videos of themselves having sex on the internet. Folks, if you ask ’em, if you ask ’em, the Washington, D.C. Department of Health will send you free […]

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Ann Arbor teen who fought “anti”-bully bill takes on another “Bully” issue

Ann Arbor teen who fought “anti”-bully bill takes on another “Bully” issue

Look out world, here comes Katy Butler. Again. Last November, I wrote about an amazing teenager from Ann Arbor named Katy Butler (HERE and HERE.) She and her friend Carson Borbely put a petition on Change.org to try to force legislative change on what became known as the “License to Bully Bill”. Well, Katy is back at it. Because she […]

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Judge issues stunning smackdown to Detroit Emergency Manager review team

Judge issues stunning smackdown to Detroit Emergency Manager review team

Yeeouch. That’ll leave a mark. One of my newest heroes these days, Ingham County Judge William Collette has had just about enough of Governor Sndyer’s Detroit Emergency Manager review team. As I mentioned this afternoon in my Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up, this review team tried to circumvent the Open Meetings Act, which Judge Collette had already found them in […]

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Public Act 4 repeal signatures delivered + Michigan Emergency Manager New Round-up

It just goes on and on and on and on Lots of news to cover today. Make sure you click through to the jump page if you’re reading this from the front page of Eclectablog. Stand Up For Democracy coalition delivers 226,637 petition signaturesYesterday, the Stand Up For Democracy coalition and Michigan Forward delivered well over the 160,304 signatures needed […]

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LOLGOP of the Week

It may be impossible to just pick one Here’s the idea. We’re going to pick a LOLGOP Moment of the Week but we need your help.What is the clunkiest, most telling GOP gaffe you’ve come across this week?Is it Rush admitting he doesn’t know how birth control works? Santorum revealing his vomitous response to the Separation of Church and State? […]

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The GOP clownshow continues – Michigan edition

The GOP clownshow continues – Michigan edition

You call that “winning”? Although Mitt Romney is crowing about his big win in Michigan this past Tuesday, it appears that he split the Michigan delegates evenly with Rick Santorum. Comically, though, the Romney camp is saying that’s not true. Santorum, campaigning in Tennessee, one of 10 states with contests on Super Tuesday next week, said he and Romney have […]

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Andrew Breitbart has died – UPDATED

Andrew Breitbart has died – UPDATED

R.I.P. The Los Angeles coroner’s office has confirmed that Andrew Breitbart has died. A post on his website BigGovernment.com says that he died unexpectedly “of natural causes” at the age of 43 just after midnight in Los Angeles. Oddly, he was tweeting between 11 p.m. and midnight Los Angeles time last night. He is survived by his wife Susie and […]

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US Economy is looking better than previously thought

US Economy is looking better than previously thought

This is GREAT news for John McCain Barack Obama! Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Commerce Department has upgraded the fourth quarter 2011 GDP results up to 3% growth from 2.8%. The economy grew slightly faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter and a gauge of factory activity in the Midwest hit a 10 month-high in February, pointing to […]

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Mitt Romney Sets a New Flip Flop Record

Mitt Romney Sets a New Flip Flop Record

We used to call it lying This afternoon, I was alarmed to learn that Mitt Romney had taken a sensible position. He said that he opposed the so-called Blunt Amendment the US Senate Amendment. This amendment allows any employer to deny birth control to his employees based on religious beliefs. If Republicans spoke to their wives (or smart women like […]

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