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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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VIDEO: My appearance this morning on Democracy Now! with Dawud Walid of CAIR

VIDEO: My appearance this morning on Democracy Now! with Dawud Walid of CAIR

Michigan in the spotlight Here is the video of my appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. I shared the segment with the most-impressive Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Michigan and I must say I learned a great deal from him in the short time we spent together. Enjoy. If that doesn’t work for […]

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Mitt Romney pays $10.40 for every Michigan GOP primary vote

Mitt Romney pays $10.40 for every Michigan GOP primary vote

The best nomination money can buy Yesterday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney squeeked out a win over his opponent Rick Santorum by a mere three percentage points. He got 410,517 votes across the state to Santorum’s 378,124. Romney and his supporting PAC (Restore Our Future) outspent Santorum and his supportive PACs (Red White and Blue Fund & Susan B. Anthony […]

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Emergency Manager law repeal petition signatures delivered TODAY + a conversation with Reverend David Bullock

Emergency Manager law repeal petition signatures delivered TODAY + a conversation with Reverend David Bullock

Showtime! Click for a larger version This morning at 11:30 there will be a rally in Lansing, Michigan for those who support the repeal of Public Act 4, Michigan’s undemocratic Emergency Manager law. Then, at 1 p.m., close to 250,000 petition signatures will be delivered to the appropriate officials. 160,304 valid signatures are needed to put the citizens’ referendum on […]

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Eclectablog on Democracy Now! Wednesday, 2/29/2012 – 8-9 a.m. ET

Eclectablog on Democracy Now! Wednesday, 2/29/2012 – 8-9 a.m. ET

All eyes on Michigan Tomorrow morning I will be on the Democracy Now! news program with Amy Goodman & Juan González from 8-9 a.m., talking about the political landscape in Michigan. With the GOP primary today, the delivery of petition signatures for the repeal of the Emergency Manager law tomorrow, the resurgence of the auto industry ongoing and the vast […]

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Liveblog: Michigan (and Maybe a Little Arizona) GOP Primary

Liveblog: Michigan (and Maybe a Little Arizona) GOP Primary

Basically, Mitt Romney has already lost Michigan. In 2008, Mitt Romney won the GOP primary in the state where he was born—the state where his father was governor for three terms—easily. And as of last night’s polls, Mitt was losing to Santorum by a point, knowing that Rick Santorum has outperformed polls consistently in this primary. Despite any mischief and […]

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