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Allen West: People who disagree with me (like Pres. Obama) should “get the hell out of the USA”

Deport the democrats! Congressman Allen West doesn’t like anyone who disagrees with him and his politics. He doesn’t even want them in the country. This past weekend, he said that President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should “get the hell out of the United States of […]

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Governor Rick Snyder disses President Obama during his visit to Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder disses President Obama during his visit to Michigan

President schmesident Michigan Governor Rick Snyder snubbed President Obama during his visit to Michigan last Friday. Instead of attending the speech at the University of Michigan, Governor Snyder instead gave a speech in Grand Rapids at the Michigan Press Association (MPA) convention. He also didn’t greet the President when he arrived in Michigan on Thursday night. [W]hen he got the […]

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Last Day – First quarter fundraising drive

Last Day – First quarter fundraising drive

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the fundraising drive this week. As I have said to most of you, I will do everything I can to earn your donation. There are two things I plan to use the donations for in the coming year. First, I will be purchasing electronic subscriptions to the Detroit News, the Detroit […]

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More photos, video and interactive content from President Obama’s visit to Ann Arbor

More photos, video and interactive content from President Obama’s visit to Ann Arbor

Picture this My wife has put up an amazing multi-media post from yesterday’s visit to Ann Arbor, Michigan at her blog Politics in Pictures. If you were there, you can look for yourself in a fully interactive panoramic image (you can even make it go fullscreen and zoom in and out!) If you don’t see yourself, you can also look […]

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Day 6 – First quarter fundraising drive

Day 6 – First quarter fundraising drive

It’s sorta like NPR, only different Hi, folks. I’m winding down my first fundraising drive here at Eclectablog. The response has been excellent and very gratifying. The new media landscape these days makes it very difficult to earn a living doing what I do. Journalists are not being hired and most online content is free. There are really no existing […]

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Today’s Moment of Derp – “I don’t know how you regulate common, everyday things such as driving while impaired”

Ummm…what? Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on legalizing marijuana: Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox admitted Friday he smoked pot when he was in high school during the 1970s. But during a symposium on the impact of marijuana reform, Cox stressed there are practical problems in legalizing marijuana, and that’s why he wouldn’t support changes some activists in Michigan […]

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Highland Park schools get their Emergency Manager after all

Not like we didn’t see it coming or anything… As predicted, Highland Park schools have been assigned an Emergency Manager LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday confirmed an emergency manager in Highland Park Schools and appointed certified public accountant Jack Martin to take over the troubled district. Martin’s appointment is effective Monday. The move was not unexpected after a […]

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President Obama’s spokesman calls out Republicans directly on their obstructionism

Today, on their way from Michigan to Andrews Air Force Base, Press Secretary Jay Carney held a press gaggle. In it, he specifically laid the blame for obstructionism at the feet of Republicans; House Republicans in particular. Question: Some Democrats sometimes get upset when he refers to the obstructionist Congress, and they feel that he’s lumping them in with Republicans, […]

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LIVEBLOG: President Obama in Ann Arbor – January 27, 2012

LIVEBLOG: President Obama in Ann Arbor – January 27, 2012

Being a battleground state has its privileges If the internet gods shine their benevolent faces on us today, I’ll be posting live updates from President Obama’s speech in Ann Arbor, Michigan this morning. During his last Michigan stop at the University of Michigan spring commencement, there were so many people uploading to their Facebook pages that I was unable to […]

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Day 5 – First quarter fundraising drive

Day 5 – First quarter fundraising drive

Why should you donate? Let me count the ways reasons. It’s a big day today. My wife and I are up early, getting ready to head over to cover President Obama’s speech in Ann Arbor. We’ll be trying out some new technology today that will allow us to have Anne’s high-quality photos online within minutes of her capturing the image. […]

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Detroit News wants a piece of the Emergency Manager action, I guess

Now tell me something I didn’t know The Detroit News ran a rather absurd article today titled “Michigan EM statute is strictest in nation”. No, dudes, the Michigan Emergency Manager statute is the ONLY ONE in the nation. Really, get your facts straight. The article is nothing more than a fluffy regurgitation of a handful of things I’ve been writing […]

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