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Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris appoints himself to several city commissions

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris appoints himself to several city commissions

It’s good to be the king The Herald-Palladium reports today that Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris appointed himself to several city commissions. I guess he’s not planning on leaving soon after all… In an order dated Tuesday, Emergency Manager Joseph Harris removed, appointed or reappointed members to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Cemetery Board, the Twin City Area Transportation […]

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Michigan GOP rebuked by TWO rulings by the SAME judge. Highland Park Emgcy Mgr may be out of a job.

Take that! And THAT! Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette is on a roll. Yesterday he delivered two rulings that set Michigan Republicans back on their heels. First, he ruled that an obscene and blatant power grab by Oakland County Republicans is unconstitutional. An Ingham County judge on Wednesday struck down a controversial state law that changed the way Oakland […]

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The Romney Desperation Syndrome

The best election money can buy How desperate is Mitt Romney to win in his “home state” of Michigan? THIS desperate. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and his allies at the super PAC Restore Our Future are spending $1,240,230 in Michigan this week, according to a Republican media buyer. The former Pennsylvania senator is spending $42,443 — not a typo […]

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GOP Birth Control Mania Peaks

GOP Birth Control Mania Peaks

The 2012 election exists to prove that the GOP can do worse than Sarah Palin. By the great @LizzWinstead. On MSNBC this afternoon, Rick Santorum’s mega-baker Foster Friess (delicious name) said, “Back in my day, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who was conducting the […]

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The Michigan Santorum Surge continues – UDPATED

The Michigan Santorum Surge continues – UDPATED

Santorum surging all over Michigan On top of two recent polls showing Santorum surging all over Mitt Romney in Michigan, we now have two more: Two more polls show Rick Santorum with a lead in Michigan’s presidential primary — and a sizeable one at that.The MRG Michigan Poll, done in concert with Lansing-based Inside Michigan Politics, shows Santorum, the former […]

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My piece in The Nation on Michigan’s Emergency Manager law

My piece in The Nation on Michigan’s Emergency Manager law

Michigan’s Emergency Managers in the national spotlight In the current issue The Nation magazine, I have a piece titled “The Scandal of Michigan’s Emergency Managers” which is a general overview of Public Act 4, Michigan’s Emergency Manager law. For regular Eclectablog readers, there isn’t much new there but for those who haven’t been following, it’s likely to be a bit […]

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Pete Hoeksta’s “Yellow Girl” apologizes

Pete Hoeksta’s “Yellow Girl” apologizes

Now let that be a lesson to you The 21-year old actress that was in Pete Hoekstra’s racist campaign ad, described in his now-defunct website’s code as “Yellow Girl” (which their web team disingenously/laughingly describes as “a typo”), has apologized. Via the Angry Asian Man blog: The 21-year-old actress just released the following statement on her Facebook page expressing regret […]

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to Endorse Mitt Romney

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to Endorse Mitt Romney

Millionaire Faux-Moderates Unite! Rick Snyder isn’t the county’s least popular governor, anymore. But his anti-democratic embrace of the Emergency Manager law and the forthcoming “Tax Bomb” of 2012™ have put him on edge, reluctant to go full Scott Walker by signing the “Right to Bust Unions” legislation that may hit his desk. This isn’t the time when you imagine the […]

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Daily Kos’ “Operation Hilarity” – getting Dems to vote for Santorum – is a HUGE mistake

Who spiked the water cooler? The Daily Kos crew, a group of people I normally admire and adore, has completely gone off the rails with a project they are calling “Operation Hilarity”. First announced by kos himself and further expanded upon by Chris Bowers, it is essentially an effort to encourage Democrats to vote in the open Republican primaries in […]

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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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