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Associated Press photog catches Eclectablog Eclectablogging

Associated Press photog catches Eclectablog Eclectablogging

Wanna see what it looks like when I’m out Eclectablogging an event for a liveblog? Here you go: Photo credit: William Archie | Detroit Free Press/Associated Press That’s me in the red hat, uploading a photo to my liveblog of the protest march on Martin Luther King Day earlier this week, caught in the act by Detroit Free Press photographer […]

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Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address: A mile wide and an inch deep

Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address: A mile wide and an inch deep

Last night was the second State of the State address by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Pundits around the state are weighing in on how shallow it was, with no specifics or new initiatives announced. Before I get into my analysis, it’s worth noting how difficult the Republicans made it for me, my wife Anne and Christine Barry from Blogging for […]

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I’ll be on First Shift with Tony Trupiano at 7 a.m. to discuss the State of the State address

I’ll be on First Shift with Tony Trupiano at 7 a.m. to discuss the State of the State address

Tune into First Shift with Tony Trupiano this morning at 7 a.m. if you’d like to listen in on our conversation about last night’s State of the State address by Governor Rick Snyder. You can stream it live from his website or listen on the radio on 1310 AM, WDTW.

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Livetweeting of the Michigan State of the State address – Join us!

Livetweeting of the Michigan State of the State address – Join us!

Christine Barry and I will be livetweeting the Michigan State of the State address live from the media room inside the Capitol Building. Follow the action at Blogging for Michigan. Christine Barry, blogger extraordinaire The general State of the State Twitter hashtag is #MOSOTS. Apparently there was major drama about whether or not it would be #MISOS or #MISOTS. All […]

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President Obama’s statement on the Keystone XL pipeline permit denial

As I posted earlier, President Obama will be denying the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. He isn’t weighing in on the merits of the project. Rather, he is denying it because, as I predicted, the Republicans were trying to force his administration to make a rushed determination. Here is the first part if his statement. The entire statement after […]

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Obama administration will NOT approve permit for Keystone XL pipeline

Obama administration will NOT approve permit for Keystone XL pipeline

As I hoped (and predicted), the effort by Republicans to force President Obama to make a rush decision on issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline has backfired. The State Department Wednesday will reject the Keystone XL pipeline, multiple sources following the project tell POLITICO. The formal announcement is expected at 3 p.m. from Deputy Secretary of State William […]

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Emergency Managers, sticklers for detail? Uhhh…not so much

Emergency Managers, sticklers for detail? Uhhh…not so much

When you put a single man in charge of the city of Flint, a non-elected financial guy with no accountablility to the local residents, answerable only the Governor, you’d probably want to choose someone who pays crazy close attention to detail, wouldn’t you? Someone who is truly gifted at dotting the the “I”s and crossing the “T”s? Well, apparently that […]

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Michigan Republicans move to make illegal strikes illegal(er)

It’s a good thing we don’t have any real problems in the state of Michigan. The fantastic shape we’re in and the abundance of jobs gives Republicans the opportunity to work on things like THIS. A package of Republican bills in the state Legislature would boost penalties for public workers who go on strike. The legislation would also let employers […]

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Michigan Forward extends signature collection to repeal Emergency Manager law into February

I checked in with Brandon Jessup from Michigan Forward yesterday after the protest at the gates of Governor Rick Snyder’s gated neighborhood. Their initial plan was to turn in the signatures yesterday. They need just over 160,000 valid signatures. Jessup told me that they now have over 180,000 petition signatures and are preparing to deliver the petitions sometime in late […]

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New Santorum ad: Mitt Romney is “just like Obama”

I shit you not, the tagline to this ad is “Why would we ever vote for someone who is just like Obama when we can unite around like Rick Santorum and beat Obama?” Yup, that Mitt Romney, he’s “just like Obama”. Can barely tell the two apart. Brutha from anutha mutha, you might say. Two peas in a pod. Lefty […]

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The Rachel Maddow Show coverage protest march on Gov. Rick Snyder’s home

Great coverage by The Rachel Maddow Show last night of the march and rally in front of the gated community where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder lives. Rev. David Bullock was spot-on perfect with his message and it’s one that will resonate with a wide variety of people. My favorite part of Rev. Bullock’s comments came at the end. There is […]

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