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  • Mayor Approved Ban on Selling Closed Detroit Schools to Charters

    04/26/2016 10:51:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In 2014 the Detroit City Council passed and Mayor Michael Duggan approved a resolution that banned the city from selling any one of 53 closed Detroit school district school buildings to a public charter school for a period of five years. The action raises questions about the mayor's impartiality in a plan recently approved by the state Senate. The plan would give Duggan a key role in whether school choice in the form of charters keeps expanding in Detroit or becomes a dwindling remnant. The resolution was part of a deal the city made with Detroit Public Schools to forgive...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • A Hopeful Vision for Education in Detroit

    04/12/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/9/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts concerning the challenging state of education in Detroit. Since its inception the Mackinac Center for Public Policy has advocated policy solutions that expand freedom to help improve the quality of life for all Michigan residents. In this case, the residents are thousands of Detroit Public Schools students, who are receiving an inferior education that will not prepare them adequately for life and career. Many are crying out for something better. They need to see hope. There are challenges and constraints within the political process, not to mention the other obstacles that...
  • Feds: Multimillion Dollar Detroit Public School Scam Ran for 13 Years

    04/04/2016 1:05:15 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/3/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Thirteen Detroit Public School employees were charged with felonies in an illegal bribery and kickback scheme, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday. The individuals included 12 current or former DPS principals and an assistant superintendent. The U.S. attorney alleges that the DPS administrators submitted fake invoices to the school district for payments to a vendor for services that were never delivered. The vendor then used some of the money to pay the DPS employees involved in the scam, which went on from 2002 to 2015. The vendor received $2.7 million over that time, of which $908,518 was kicked back to...
  • Dem Donors Plead Guilty to $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    04/02/2016 2:42:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Five individuals who have donated to Democratic politicians pleaded guilty to a scheme that drained Medicare out of $33 million dollars. Two physicians and three owners of hospice and home care companies based out of Detroit, Mich., were charged on June 18, 2015 as part of the largest Medicare fraud case in history for submitting fraudulent claims for home health care and hospice services that were either not provided or deemed medically unnecessary.The elaborate operation revolved around Muhammad Tariq, Shahid Tahir, and Manawar Javed—the owners of the home health care and hospice companies—paying kickbacks and bribes to physicians for referrals...
  • COMMON CORE MATH? 13 Detroit Principals Defraud School System With Massive Kickbacks

    04/01/2016 7:51:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | Joe Cunningham
    Did this become the new Common Core math problem: If 13 principals place orders for school supplies, and they only receive 65% of what they paid for, where did the other 35% of the money go? Don’t try to work it out on pencil and paper, because the New York Times has provided the answer for you.
  • Bribery charges against 13 Detroit principals a 'punch in the gut'

    03/29/2016 5:48:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) — Thirteen current or former principals with the Detroit Public Schools were charged with bribery Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, which couldn't have come at a worse time for the troubled school district.
  • NAFTA May Have Saved Many Autoworkers’ Jobs

    03/29/2016 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eduardo Porter
    When Donald Trump threatened to “break” the North American Free Trade Agreement, auto industry workers offered up some of the loudest cheers. Mr. Trump easily won the Republican primary in Michigan this month. The state, home base for the American auto industry, also delivered an upset victory to Bernie Sanders, the Democratic anti-NAFTA standard-bearer. But the autoworkers’ animosity is aiming at the wrong target. There are still more than 800,000 jobs in the American auto sector. And there is a good case to be made that without NAFTA, there might not be much left of Detroit at all. “Without the...
  • Offended Muslims Say That Children's Easter Egg Hunt 'Violates the U.S. Constitution'

    03/29/2016 9:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    patriotupdate.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | David Mcintosh
    The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church's "Eggstravaganza!" They were also "troubled" by images of a bunny rabbit. "It really bothered my two kids," parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. "My son was like, 'Dad, I really don't feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.' "

    03/26/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 26 MARCH 2016 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- American Airlines flight 736 from Detroit to Philadelphia was cancelled after a pilot was suspected of drinking at the Detroit Metro Airport. TSA reported to police around 6:40 a.m. Saturday that they thought the co-pilot of an American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia was acting oddly and may have been drinking. A field breathalyzer was administered and, officials say, the co-pilot failed the test.
  • Chicago area has greatest population decline of any U.S. city in 2015

    03/25/2016 12:55:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    WGNTV.com ^ | WGN WEB DESK | 3/25/2016
    CHICAGO — More people are leaving the Chicago area than any other major city in the United States. According to census data released Thursday, the Chicago area lost more than 6,000 residents in 2015. That now puts the region’s population at 9.5 million. Chicago’s metropolitan statistical area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, includes the city and suburbs and extends into Wisconsin and Indiana. The Chicago region’s decline extended to the state. In fact, Illinois was one of just seven states to see a population dip in 2015, and had the second-greatest decline rate last year after West Virginia, census...
  • VIDEO: Detroit gas station shooting caught on camera, 2 people arrested

    03/24/2016 5:05:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    WXYZ ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jennifer Wilson
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police have arrested two people in connection with a shooting Sunday at a Detroit gas station that left multiple people injured. A woman was caught on camera opening fire on a vehicle around 4:30 a.m. after the Dodge Charger she was riding in pulled up to the gas station on Fenkell and Greenfield.
  • Detroit Makes Community College Free (Paid for by Property Taxes)

    03/23/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-22-2016 | Katie Labosco
    Under state rules, the first two years of promise zones must be funded through philanthropy. Beginning in 2018, the Detroit Promise will be funded by increases in property tax revenue based on the 6 mills of the State Education Tax; the program will capture half of any increase in property tax revenue from the SET, officials said. Detroit Public Schools interim superintendent Alycia Meriweather told students gathered at a news conference that it’s now up to them to be prepared for college, by getting good grades. “You have an opportunity today that all the rest of us who grew up...
  • Healthy Charter Sector Belies Need for Commission, Extra Regulation

    03/23/2016 7:30:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/20/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    A new national report further undercuts the case for creating a politically appointed commission to dictate school enrollment decisions across the Motor City. The Detroit Education Commission has been touted as part of the solution to rescue a failing education system. Proponents want to give the commission jurisdiction over all public schools within the city, including the ability to close charters it deems unsuccessful. In effect, the new governmental body would be empowered to take away options parents believe to be safer or otherwise better for their children. On March 7, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan pitched the idea of a...
  • Detroit-area woman in body parts business pleads guilty

    03/21/2016 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 6:07 PM EDT | Ed White
    A Detroit-area woman charged in a body parts probe pleaded guilty Monday to fraud, admitting she falsely told a customer that human remains for medical training were free of infectious diseases. The government says Arthur Rathburn and his wife Elizabeth Rathburn of Grosse Pointe Park operated International Biological Inc., which rented out body parts for medical or dental training. Elizabeth Rathburn struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, about two months after the two were indicted. She didn’t disclose in an email that remains provided for a 2012 meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in...
  • Diamond & Silk: The fact that Cruz & Rubio sided with the protesters

    03/11/2016 10:39:47 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/12/2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond & Silk: The fact that Cruz & Rubio sided with the protesters let us know that they are ok with our country being destroyed. Both are straight losers.
  • BREAKING: Trump touts Carson endorsement in debate surprise

    03/10/2016 7:36:36 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Donald Trump brought a surprise to Thursday night's debate—an endorsement from former presidential rival Ben Carson. The New York billionaire was asked by moderator Jake Tapper what his specific issues were with Common Core when he pivoted to his endorsement. “I was with Dr. Carson today, who’s endorsing me by the way tomorrow morning, and we spoke for over an hour on education,” Trump said. “He wants a lot of different things that are terrific.” “I’m gonna have Ben very much involved with education,” Trump said.
  • Mitt Romney's Ford Field Fumble?

    03/10/2016 6:37:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    Politics Mitt Romney's Ford Field Fumble? February 24, 2012 By MICHAEL FALCONE ABC News' David Muir, Michael Falcone and Emily Friedman report: DETROIT - Standing on the 30-yard line of Detroit's Ford Field, Mitt Romney delivered what was billed as a major economic speech before a crowd of about 1,200 supporters on Friday. In his crucial home state of Michigan, Romney reiterated his new tax plan to applause from an audience dwarfed by the scope of the stadium that seats up to 80,000 spectators. The Romney campaign promised an economic policy speech on filled with major new policy initiatives, but...
  • His Presidential Bid Over, Ben Carson Has a Big Polling Lead [for Rubio's seat!]

    03/08/2016 11:40:30 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 40 replies
    US News ^ | March 8, 2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Ben Carson, who just days ago dropped his lackluster Republican Party presidential bid amid languishing poll numbers and a disappearing profile, is leading in Florida polling by a wide margin, but in the contest for the Sunshine State's soon-to-be-open Senate seat. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during CPAC 2016 March 4, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. A new poll shows 56 percent of likely voters would choose Carson if he were to enter the state GOP primary for the job Sen. Marco Rubio plans to vacate. If Carson doesn't run in what's likely to be a crowded field, according...
  • Kasich and Trump running neck and neck in Michigan

    03/08/2016 5:28:11 PM PST · by nwrep · 231 replies
    DecisionDeskHQ ^ | March 8, 2016 | nwrep
    Big upset brewing in Michigan?
  • Use a Charter School Board to Reorganize Detroit Public Schools

    03/08/2016 4:52:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2016 | Greg Harris
    The Michigan Legislature will soon begin debating in full the future of Detroit schools. The governor and the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren have introduced new strategies to address the vicious cycle of poor academics and spiraling debt. Unfortunately, both plans carry significant tabs and cling to the notion that a unified school district central office needs to govern all schools. In Detroit, large governing entities have little to show in terms of results, with histories of pay to play and excessive compensation for top executives. A conservative governor and a conservative-majority Legislature should actually consider taking a...
  • Poor Decisions, Not Funding System, Fuel Detroit Schools’ Woes

    03/07/2016 5:48:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Finding solutions to help Detroit students not only requires recognizing the problem. It also requires a clear picture of the facts and understanding how the current system works. In a recent MLive column, Ann Arbor attorney Eli Savit offers a well-intentioned but misdiagnosed policy proposal to address the genuinely disturbing images of mold and vermin found in some Detroit Public Schools buildings. He calls on Lansing leaders to fix the state’s “regressive school-finance system and earmark state funds for school building projects in poorer districts.” One can make a case that funds designated for building construction and major maintenance projects...
  • LIVE THREAD:3 Trump rallies today.Warren,MI,9am & Cadillac, MI, 1pm (EST) & New Orleans, 6pm (CST)

    03/04/2016 4:15:45 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 653 replies
    Friday, March 4, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Warren, MI at the Macomb Community Expo Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM EST. Warren is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2010 census places the city's population at 134,056, making Warren the largest city in Macomb County, the third largest city in Michigan, and Metro Detroit's largest suburb. Friday, March 4, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Cadillac, MI at the Wexford Civic Center. The event is scheduled...
  • Polls: Trump increases lead in Michigan, poised to win Kansas

    03/05/2016 8:49:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 5, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Based on the latest polling data, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump appears certain to win the upcoming March 8 Michigan primary and is likely to also take the corresponding race today in Kansas. A FOX 2 Detroit/Mitchell poll released on Friday shows Trump increasing his already massive lead in the Michigan primary. In the survey of likely GOP voters, Trump was picked by 42%, putting him 23% ahead of – and more than double – his nearest competitor, Ted Cruz, who sits at just 19%. Marco Rubio placed third at 15%, in a statistical tie with John Kasich....
  • Chaotic Crowd Looking To Buy New Air Jordan Shoes Forces Eastland Mall To Close(Detroit)

    03/05/2016 4:12:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 3-5-16 | Dan Jenkins
    Black Friday has been over for months, but you would never know it if you went to Eastland Center in Harper Woods on Saturday morning. The mall was forced to close after rowdy crowds piled in for a chance to buy the newly-released Air Jordan Retro 12 “Vivid Pink” sneakers.
  • The Most Shameful Injustice-Death by Democrats.

    03/04/2016 5:54:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine/TruthRevolt.org ^ | March 3, 2016 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle: The Most Shameful Injustice Death by Democrats. March 3, 2016 TruthRevolt.org Transcript: Hi everybody. I'm Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. This tidy little structure was by all accounts the community anchor of a safe, friendly, booming little corner of muscular, dynamic, Motor City USA: Detroit, the crown jewel in the Arsenal of Democracy where cars and trucks, and later tanks and planes, rolled off assembly lines manned by workers who lived across the street or down the road from libraries like this one. This is the interior of the Mark Twain library as it looked...
  • Michigan GOP Polls 2016: Donald Trump Has Large Lead (Trump 39%, Rubio 19%, Cruz 14%)

    03/03/2016 3:36:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Heavy ^ | March 3, 2016, 5:39 pm EST | Jonathan Adams
    Donald Trump had a great performance on Super Tuesday and early polling numbers show that could continue in the upcoming primaries. According to RealClear Politics, Trump is favored by an average of 15.4 percentage points in Michigan. The Michigan Republican primary will take place on March 8. It is an important state with 59 delegates up for grabs. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio hope they can narrow the gap in Michigan prior to the primary date. The GOP held its most recent debate in Detroit, Michigan just days before the primary. FOX 2 Detroit/Mitchell The FOX 2 Detroit/Mitchell poll was...
  • Poll: Trump holds 10-point lead in Michigan GOP primary

    03/02/2016 12:59:56 PM PST · by UKrepublican · 38 replies
    The remaining Republican presidential candidates come to Detroit to debate Thursday with Donald Trump maintaining a 10-point lead over his closest competitors in Michigan's March 8 primary in a new poll commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and other media outlets. According to the poll, Trump, who scored key wins in seven of the 11 states making their GOP picks Tuesday and holds a sizable lead in delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination, remains the presumptive favorite. Some 29% of those surveyed were backing him outright or were leaning toward doing so in next Tuesday’s Republican primary in Michigan,...
  • Poll: Carson tops list of potential Trump running-mates

    03/01/2016 12:21:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tops the list of potential running-mates for Donald Trump if the businessman wins the GOP nomination, according to a new poll. Carson is the choice of 11 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independent voters, a Morning Consult poll released Monday found. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the candidates right behind Trump in the GOP race, are tied for second with 9 percent each. John Kasich, also a Republican presidential candidate, follows with 8 percent, tied with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed Trump last week after dropping out of the GOP race in February....
  • Without Carson, GOP will lose black vote and presidency, PAC says

    03/01/2016 11:15:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    "Trump, Rubio and Cruz are all destined to lose in 2016 because without Ben Carson on the ticket, they will lose the African-American vote," he wrote. . . . "The demographics of America have changed dramatically, and that is why Ben Carson must stay in this race," Sousa wrote. "He may not win the GOP nomination, but he still holds the winning hand in this political poker game.
  • Ben Carson calls for candidate meeting before GOP debate on Thursday

    03/01/2016 3:24:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Republican hopeful Ben Carson has gone on behavior patrol. He has called for a meeting of all the GOP candidates on Thursday, prior to the 11th presidential debate on Thursday in Detroit, to be aired by Fox News. . . "I am confident that the five remaining candidates can rise above the sophomoric attacks of past encounters and have a serious discussion about substantive issues and how we will lead our nation forward toward a more prosperous and secure future.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: After I Spoke Out Against Obamacare -- I Was Audited

    02/25/2016 8:54:10 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 25th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Ben Carson told the audience tonight at the CNN GOP debate that after he spoke out against Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast he was audited by the Obama IRS. Ben Carson Criticized Obama TO HIS FACE At The National Prayer Breakfast In 2013 (MRCTV) Dr. Carason: I never had an audit until I spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. And then all of the sudden they came in and said, "We just want to look at your real estate dealings." And then they didn't find anything. And then they took a look at the whole year. And they...
  • Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race

    02/29/2016 4:09:44 PM PST · by SueRae · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/29/16 | Ben Carson, M.D.
    It seems like the only thing that’s guaranteed in this year’s election is the litany of punditry after every primary. This undiscussed industry has helped make politics more blood sport than democratic exercise. It seems to get nastier at every turn, as campaign flacks dressed up as journalists line up to savage candidates whose campaigns they see as a threat to their preferred politician. Some have even gone so far as to question my faith, integrity or party loyalty because I won’t kowtow to their demands to step away from the primary process. Is this what has become of politics...
  • In Irving, Ben Carson says he has been offered money, political support to drop out

    02/27/2016 5:27:56 PM PST · by kevcol · 91 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tristan Hallman
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told supporters Saturday in Irving that he has heard plenty of calls to drop out of the Republican presidential primary. Some "special interests" have even made personal appeals to him, he said. "I've got unanswered calls on my phone right now, 'Oh, if you did this or did this, and did this, or if you drop out and support this guy, we'll give you all this money and we'll make sure you're a senator here,'" Carson said.
  • Carson says no 'path forward' after primary losses, will not attend GOP debate

    03/02/2016 11:20:35 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 2, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced Wednesday that he sees no “political path forward” after his Super Tuesday losses -- and will not attend the upcoming Fox News debate. “I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit,” he said in a statement Thursday. “Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. “However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People”...
  • Ben Carson suspends GOP presidential campaign [Four Left In the Race]

    03/02/2016 1:05:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 03/02/2016 | By Shira Schoenberg
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has suspended his presidential campaign after a dismal showing on Super Tuesday. Carson was one of the last five candidates remaining in the Republican presidential race. But he was unable to come in higher than fourth place in any of the 11 states to vote on March 1. In Massachusetts, he came in fifth, with just 2.6 percent of the vote. According to an Associated Press tally, Carson has earned just eight delegates so far. Frontrunner Donald Trump has 319, and 1,237 are needed to win the nomination. Carson's full statement is below: _______________________________________________ I have...
  • Detroit woman couldn't get inept 911 operator to send a cop to her house ...

    02/21/2016 7:58:11 AM PST · by Salman · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 20, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Detroit woman phoned 911 and got a not-so-smooth operator. Angie Butler said she couldn't get a clueless 911 operator to send a cop to her home while an armed man stood on her porch. The Michigan mom got a knock on her door at 2:30 a.m. Thursday night by a man with a gun, claiming to be a cop. "He's out here saying he's the police and he's wearing an orange jumpsuit, like a prison jumpsuit," Butler told local network ClickOn Detroit. But, the plea for help fell on deaf ears. "So I call 911 and say, 'I've got...
  • Trump, Clinton hold commanding leads in Mitchell/FOX 2 poll [Trump 41%, Cruz 11%, Rubio 10%]

    02/18/2016 12:12:57 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 64 replies
    Fox 2/Mitchell ^ | 2/18/16 | Fox 2
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both holding large leads as the Michigan Presidential Primary grows closer, according to new polling from Mitchell and FOX 2. The latest poll from Mitchell/FOX 2 Detroit shows Donald Trump is maintaining a sizable lead over other Republican hopefuls but Ohio Governor John Kasich is gaining some ground. Trump`s 2:1 margin of the vote is now almost 4:1. Trump (41%) is at the top with his three closest rivals Ohio Governor John Kasich (11%), Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (11%) and Florida U.S; Senator Marco Rubio (10%) bunched in a tie for second in...
  • DETROIT: Young Thugs Knock Out Elderly Man During Attempted Robbery (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:43:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Detroit police released video this week of a brutal knockout attack during an attempted robbery.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground. This was so brutal–" ideo from a surveillance camera in a Detroit liquor store shows the brutal attack of a 64-year-old man during an attempted robbery that happened last weekend. Police released the video Friday with the hope that...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Happy Paczki(Poonch-key)Day!

    02/09/2016 11:22:45 AM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 19 replies
    02/09/2016 | Me
    Just a little break from politics....
  • St. Louis usurps Detroit to become most violent city in the US: (tr)

    02/08/2016 3:31:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-8-16 | unattributed
    A list of the most violent cities in each state has been released, with St. Louis, Missouri taking the top spot. Compiled from data released by the FBI charting crime in the first six months of 2015, the 'Gateway City' is followed by Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois, to round out the top five. The violent crimes listed by the FBI include rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder. Because the data excludes states with cities that do not have populations over 100,000, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are not listed and ranked.
  • Indicted Detroit Principal Claims Robin Hood Status, Collected Six-Figure Paychecks

    01/29/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Last month the Detroit Free Press published a sympathetic story by columnist Rochelle Riley about a Detroit Public School principal named Kenyetta Wilbourn who pleaded guilty to bribery and tax evasion charges. Wilbourn used her position to put relatives on the payroll, took kickbacks from vendors and wrote fake grant requests. Wilbourn, who said in the story she considered herself like Robin Hood, was also quoted about her own financial problems: “We’re talking about systemic poverty and what does that look like?” she said. “Yes, I may have a Gucci bag or a pair of Cartier (glasses), but I don’t...
  • Detroit Driver, Distracted by Cellphone Porn, Crashes & Dies

    01/28/2016 9:42:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    TTAC ^ | 01/27/2016 | By Ronnie Schreiber
    Via the Detroit News, the Michigan State Police reported the death of a Detroit motorist early Sunday morning when he lost control of his car on a ramp between two city freeways, apparently distracted by the pornographic movie he was watching on his cellphone. MSP reports that Clifford Ray Jones, age 58, was partially ejected through the sunroof when his 1996 Toyota Corolla overturned. He was wearing neither a seat belt nor his pants at the time of the accident. The single car accident took place around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, on the ramp between the southbound Lodge freeway...

    01/25/2016 6:49:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | January 25, 2016 | N/A
    An East Chicago councilman was sworn into office behind bars earlier this month while in custody on murder charges. Robert Battle, who was re-elected in November when he ran unopposed, was given his oath of office and signed required paperwork on Jan. 15, said Paula Miraldi, of the Lake County Board of Elections in northwest Indiana. The board of elections received the paperwork Friday morning, but it was dated Jan. 15. Battle needed to be sworn in and submit his paperwork by Feb. 1, otherwise the council post would be declared vacant. Battle has been in the custody of the...
  • Obama: ‘I Am Saying Goodbye to the Beast’ (SS limo)

    01/23/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 22, 2016 | 5:44 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    President Barack Obama jokingly told an audience at the United Autoworkers-General Motors Center for Human Resources in Detroit on Wednesday that next year he must give up "the Beast"--which is the nickname for the $1.5 million limousine the Secret Service chauffeurs the president around in. [...] According to Autoweek, the Beast gets only 3.7 miles to the gallon. ...
  • In His Final Year, Obama Proves He Knows Sh** From Shinola

    01/21/2016 6:25:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2016 | MOTUS
    Big Guy visited Detroit yesterday to take another victory lap for having saved GM (and whacking bin Laden). BO visits a Detroit-based Shinola store proving he knows…well, you know.While he was in Motown BHO addressed the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan which is 70 miles northwest of Detroit (not that it matters butt Flint is ranked the 10th most liberal city in America, just behind San Francisco). President Barack Obama, in Detroit on Wednesday for his first visit to the North American International Auto Show, weighed in on the Flint water crisis at the top of his speech to...
  • What is a good website to explain Detroit's decline?

    01/20/2016 7:15:07 PM PST · by eccentric · 39 replies
    vanity ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Linda Martinez
    There is a video going around about Detroit's school. What would be a good website to direct my grandson to to explain the total decline of Detroit?
  • Teacher 'Sickout' Shuts Down Almost All Detroit Schools

    The Detroit Public Schools is seeking a temporary injunction against teachers after sick-outs closed 88 schools in Detroit today - the largest in a string of teacher protests. The district is seeking relief in the Michigan Court of Claims, naming among the 28 defendants Steve Conn, the ousted leader of the teacher's union, interim president Ivy Bailey, and several groups including DPS Teachers Fight Back. Teacher absences forced 88 Detroit schools to close today, the largest sick-out meant to call attention to large class sizes, dilapidated buildings and other problems in Michigan's largest school district. The sick-out idled most of...
  • Put Parents in the Drivers Seat of Detroit School Reform

    01/14/2016 7:31:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/4/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    As Detroit’s public school system spirals toward insolvency and Michigan political leaders talk of bailouts and whether the district should remain under state receivership, one key group remains largely voiceless: parents of the Detroit children whose futures depend on having access to quality schools, regardless of what political entity operates them. Parents’ voices do occasionally break through, however, with priorities that clash with those of the status quo system’s vested interests. Exhibit one is an October poll released by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, which found that seven in 10 Detroit parents want more school choice. Eliminating the...