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Progress Michigan & We Are The People Michigan file FOIA request for more details in Bolger/Schmidt investigation

Progress Michigan & We Are The People Michigan file FOIA request for more details in Bolger/Schmidt investigation

Let’s take a closer look at this, shall we?

By now, most Michiganders know about the revelation that Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger engaged in monumental election fraud. Although the Republicans are hoping beyond hope that the voters in this state will forget all about the fraud and that the issue will die before they return to work in mid-August, many of us are determined to ensure that this decidedly does NOT happen. An assortment of outlets including Eclectablog and Tony Trupiano of the First Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show are keeping the issue very much alive.

Joining that effort is Progress Michigan and We Are The People Michigan. This week, they filed a Freedom of Information Act request for more information on the investigation of Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt conducted by the Michigan State Police.

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UPDATED: FIVE fake Democrats Michiganders should watch out for in the primary next Tuesday

UPDATED: FIVE fake Democrats Michiganders should watch out for in the primary next Tuesday

Dude, you ain’t no Democrat

I have updated this post to include more information about Cody Bailey. I hemmed and hawed over whether or not to include him in the “fake Dems” category. In the end, I did not. I have, however, included additional information about why he MAY be, why I think so, and why he’s a bad choice for Michigan.

There are two FOUR FIVE people running for office who Democrats should watch out for when they vote in the primary next Tuesday. One of them, Bill Roberts, is a LarouchePAC candidate who wants to impeach President Obama. Another is Jim Fink, running for circuit court judge in Washtenaw county on the nonpartisan ballot but who has been attempting to cuddle up to Democrats for months now. Husband and wife Susie and John Hughes from Muskegon are numbers three and four and Mike Eller, a John Bircher from Ypsilanti is the fifth.

All the gory details after the jump.

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The International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment concludes. Welcome back, Mitt!

The International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment concludes. Welcome back, Mitt!

“A gold medal gaffe…”

I don’t know about you, but the “Kiss my ass, show some respect” line from the Romney campaign in Poland this week was the clear gold medal winner on Mitt Romney’s International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment™.

The DNC has put together a nice collection of headlines and news clips from the Tour™. It’s … well, it’s just plain awesome sauce with a side order of HA!

Video after the jump.

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By His Own Standard, Mitt Romney Refuses to Prove He’s Qualified to Be President

By His Own Standard, Mitt Romney Refuses to Prove He’s Qualified to Be President

Honor thy father, Mitt We’ve gotten used to Mitt Romney saying inscrutable things that leave you wondering what operating system he runs and when it was last updated. But he recently served up a bizarre defense of his extreme tax avoidance strategies: I don’t pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally […]

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New Eclectablog Comment Policy

Geez, it had to come to this?

After my post about Trevor Thomas was trolled most of the day today by a staffer for his opponent, Steve Pestka, I revealed the identity of this person and they then threatened to sue me. I have since removed their comments (and mine revealing their identity) and banned them.

This was the final push I needed to create a Comment Policy which you can find after the jump. I have also created a very obvious link to it at the top of every page.

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Democratic Party set to place marriage equality for LGBT couples in the party platform

Democratic Party set to place marriage equality for LGBT couples in the party platform

Welcome to the real world

It’s a big day for LGBT rights in America today. First, a new Pew poll shows that a plurality of Americans support the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Then, on the same day, we learn that the Democratic Party are set to place support for same-sex marriage in the party’s 2012 platform.

Lots to cheer about after the jump.

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The International Tour of Shame and Embarrassment continues, Romney’s campaign aides are losing it (UPDATED)

The International Tour of Shame and Embarrassment continues, Romney’s campaign aides are losing it (UPDATED)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, this is what it means to Romney

The Mitt Romney International Tour of Shame and Embarrassment™ is beginning to take its toll on his campaign staff as it enters the third leg in Poland. Earlier today, his traveling press secretary Rick Gorka told reporters to “kiss my ass, show some respect” as they tried for the skabillionth time to get Romney to answer questions.

Video and transcript after the jump.

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The Last of $1.1 Billion in Affordable Care Act Rebates Go Out Today

The Last of $1.1 Billion in Affordable Care Act Rebates Go Out Today

Keep the change I’m grateful that I have health insurance because when I saw my check from Humana, I nearly went into shock. Like most Americans, I expect to pay and pay my private insurers as I strive to never use the services for fear I’ll be branded with a preexisting condition. But suddenly, here’s Humana paying me back $61.70. […]

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American Federation of Teachers holds empowering convention in Detroit w/inspiring speech by VP Biden (PHOTOS)

American Federation of Teachers holds empowering convention in Detroit w/inspiring speech by VP Biden (PHOTOS)

“Being a teacher is not what I do, it’s who I am.” – Dr. Jill Biden

This past weekend, the American Federation of Teachers held what can only be described as an energizing, empowering and successful national convention in the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. During the four-day event which concludes today featured such luminaries as Sandra Fluke (women’s reproductive rights activist) and Walmart plaintiff Betty Dukes (both of whom received AFT Women’s Rights awards), Diane Ravitch (education historian, writer), David Hecker (AFT Michigan), Charles Blow (New York Times op-ed columnist), Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony (Detroit NAACP), Bob King (UAW), Karla Swift (Michigan AFL-CIO), Chris Michalakis (Metro Detroit AFL-CIO), U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden.

One of the highlights of the week was the keynote speech by AFT president Randi Weingarten who unveiled a new approach for AFT she dubbed “solution-driven unionism”. During her speech, Weingarten talked about the “new normal” facing Americans today in face of severe budget cuts jeopardizing public education, healthcare and other critical services; families losing more than 30 percent of their wealth during the economic crisis; and more than 100 bills introduced in state legislatures to demonize and attack public employees and undermine public services

Much more with lots of photos and quotes after the jump.

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Trevor Thomas finishing strong in MI-03 primary, National Organization for Women (NOW) to endorse today (UPDATED)

Trevor Thomas finishing strong in MI-03 primary, National Organization for Women (NOW) to endorse today (UPDATED)

A campaign for us all

Facing a well-financed establishment Democrat, Trevor Thomas has mounted a spirited campaign in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional district. While Steve Pestka has been racking up endorsements from an array of long-time Democrats in our state, Thomas himself has earned a string of solid endorsements of his own, proving his progressive bona fides.

Today, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will announce their endorsement, as well.

His latest television ad and much more after the jump.

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The International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment continues, Romney says Palestinians are culturally inferior to Israelis

The International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment continues, Romney says Palestinians are culturally inferior to Israelis

Romney: the Anti-Statesman

Well, this is sure to help Israeli/Palestinian negotiations. Mitt Romney basically came out and said Palestinians are culturally inferior to Israelis.

Culture makes all the difference,” Mr. Romney said. “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.”

As you come here and you see the G.D.P. per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the G.D.P. per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he said.

This is offensive at a truly basic level and on several levels. Without even getting into the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Mitt is clearly suggesting that being culturally superior makes you more successful. Or, perhaps worse, that being less wealthy means you are culturally inferior to others.

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