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  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 3:23:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after an official said the agency would not fully cover a Colorado county’s expenses stemming from the EPA-caused toxic wastewater spill at the Gold King Mine. Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Herald reported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday board of county commissioners meeting. Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, described the report as “outrageous” and “yet another example of the Washington double standard,” adding that he would work...
  • A Rare Blood Infection Is Killing People in Wisconsin and Michigan

    04/30/2016 9:02:35 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 28 replies
    A rare blood infection is claiming lives, and the CDC can't pinpoint the source. The infection, caused by the Elizabethkingia anophelis bacteria, has killed 17 people in Wisconsin since November and just claimed a life in Michigan, the Detroit News reports. Elizabethkingia is often found in water and soil, but – until now – has seldom caused infections. So far, 54 Wisconsin residents have contracted the infection, CNN reports. "We don't see 48 of the identical organism causing an outbreak like this very often," Michael Bell, deputy director for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease...
  • Israeli car engine could halve fuel costs, emissions

    04/29/2016 10:51:22 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 86 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Shamah
    Aquarius’s new take on internal combustion engines will be the big leap forward that vehicles need, says company founder. The notoriously conservative car business – autos, after all, are still largely powered by the internal combustion engine, developed nearly 150 years ago – is in for big changes, according to Gal Fridman, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Aquarius Engines. “Our enhanced engine design uses energy much more efficiently, and eliminates the valves and rods that cause energy loss,” he said. “If a car equipped with a modern standard internal combustion engine can go about 600 kilometers on a tank...
  • Lawyers file claim EPA Michigan water crisis

    04/27/2016 1:03:53 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a $220.2 million damages claim alleging negligence on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed to dangerous lead levels in the city's water supply. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Michael Pitt said his firm Royal Oak, Michigan's Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, along with others, had filed an administrative complaint on Monday with the EPA alleging injuries to over 500 people. They said they would file a similar complaint next week covering 250 more Flint residents. Federal law requires that such complaints be filed as precursors to actual lawsuits...
  • I-Team: Mother says daughter has been isolated, bullied since father's open carry incident

    04/26/2016 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 4/21/16 | Walter Smith-Randolph
    A Kalamazoo mother says her daughter has been isolated and bullied all because her father followed the law. As Newschannel 3 reported, the KRESA West Campus was locked down after the father of a 4-year-old legally open carried his gun on campus. Now, the man's wife is speaking out for the first time about the ramifications of that decision. The mother says her daughter refuses to go back to the music class, because she's alone. All of the students have been transferred to another class on a different campus. The mom says her husband just wants to protect his daughter,...
  • Obama: ‘Simply Locking People Up Doesn’t Make Communities Safer’

    04/23/2016 12:36:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    resident Obama argued that the US does not have more people in prison than any other developed country “because we have more criminals. It’s because we have criminal justice policies, including unfair sentencing laws, that need to be reformed.” He added “simply locking people up doesn’t make communities safer” because “It doesn’t deal with the conditions that lead people to criminal activity in the first place, or to return to prison later.”
  • More than 500 pounds of explosives [fireworks] stolen off Detroit-bound CSX train

    04/22/2016 7:56:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 04/22/2016 | WJBK
    More than 500 pounds of commercial grade fireworks were stolen off a CSX train bound for Detroit. Federal law enforcement agencies are searching for the missing cargo, considered explosives due to the amount missing. About 15 to 20 pounds were recovered in southwest Detroit near the CSX Depot on the southwest side, according to Donald Dawkins of CSX. The 32 case commercial grade aerial shells are categorized as not for public use.
  • Pro-Kasich MS GOP threatens Trump/Cruz convention attendees with “badge or guns”

    04/22/2016 1:15:40 PM PDT · by Syncro · 62 replies
    1st2no ^ | April 20, 2016 | Not Attributed
    Pro-Kasich MS GOP threatens Trump/Cruz convention attendees with “badge or guns” Pro-Kasich? They support John Kasich?A couple of years ago I had the benefit in honor of campaigning with Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel in the state of Mississippi as he was trying to get elected to the Senate and knock off Sen. Thad Cochran . He was met by the Republican state GOP supported by the National Republican Senate Committee (by the way, Sen. Ted Cruz was vice chairman at the time) who used liberal racist fear tactics to defeat him. NOTE: Cruz didn’t participate in this particular strategy by...
  • Romney's Niece on Being a Trump Delegate: 'I'm Pretty Sure I'm Out of the Will'

    04/16/2016 1:59:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/15/2016
    The chair of the Michigan Republican Party has pledged to vote for Donald Trump at the Party's National Convention. She also happens to be the niece of one of the GOP's most prominent Trump critics -- Mitt Romney. Ronna Romney McDaniel said she hasn't spoken with the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican nominee about her decision.
  • Criminal charges filed against two Michigan officials, one Flint employee in city’s water crisis

    04/20/2016 7:45:39 AM PDT · by John W · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 20, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Three government officials were charged Wednesday in the lead-tainted water crisis that terrorized Flint, Mich. Two officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Flint’s laboratory and water quality supervisor were slapped with a slew of criminal charges, the state’s attorney general announced Wednesday. Mike Glasgow, a supervisor at Flint's water plant, is charged with tampering with evidence and willful neglect of office. Prosecutors alleged he meddled with water tests so the results showed less lead than was actually present, MLive reported. Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby — a district supervisor and a district engineer respectively in the state...
  • Michigan governor to drink Flint water for at least a month

    04/18/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/16 | David Eggert - AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet filter, he said Monday. The Republican governor, who has apologized for his administration's role in the city's lead-tainted water crisis, visited a house that had been confirmed to have high levels of lead and left with five gallons of filtered water. He said he understands people feel that if officials say the water is OK, then he should drink it, too. "What better way to...
  • 45% of Americans pay no federal income tax

    04/18/2016 1:50:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Catey Hill
    An estimated 45.3% of American households — roughly 77.5 million — will pay no federal individual income tax ... The top 1% of taxpayers pay a higher effective income-tax rate than any other group (around 23%, according to a report released by the Tax Policy Center in 2014) — nearly seven times higher than those in the bottom 50%. On average, those in the bottom 40% of the income spectrum end up getting money from the government. Meanwhile, the richest 20% of Americans, by far, pay the most in income taxes, forking over nearly 87% of all the income tax...
  • ILLINOIS WILL SOON OVERTAKE NEW JERSEY AS THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES

    04/16/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 14, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Illinois' 859 local school districts consume nearly two-thirds of the $27 billion in local property taxes collected across the state each year. Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One of those units of government is the Naperville Township Road District, where seven employees maintain less than 20 miles of road at a cost of $116,000 per mile. City officials have said they could maintain the same distance at half the cost, and have moved to take over the road district’s duties...
  • Donald Trump’s Delegate Manager Begins Employing Same Tactics He Used for Ronald Reagan in 1980

    04/11/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 131 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    While the tactics of chief Donald Trump rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% to win delegates without voters come under intense scrutiny, a quiet, thus-far-little-focused-on development has occurred that could provide a ray of hope for the Trump team fighting political insiders on their home turf. Paul Manafort, Trump’s new Republican National Convention manager, just delivered not only a big win in Michigan’s delegate game: He undercut Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by throwing a separate victory to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. CNN reported on Saturday evening: Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald...
  • Sign of things to come? Kasich helps Trump block Cruz

    04/11/2016 9:27:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 134 replies
    Over the weekend, Kasich’s campaign teamed up with Trump’s operation in Michigan to help Trump delegates gobble up convention committee posts that would otherwise have gone to Cruz. While the effects of the Michigan deal may be marginal, it was the best evidence yet that Team Kasich is more comfortable with a Trump nomination than a Cruz one. The Kasich campaign defended aiding Trump on the grounds that Cruz deserved it as a punishment for trying to scoop up too many delegates. But whether it was bad blood, pique or part of a larger strategy, Kasich’s part in any anti-Trump...
  • Unions champion higher minimum wages but support loopholes that exempt their own union workers

    04/10/2016 7:28:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | April 10, 2016 | Mark J. Perry
    union hypocrisy and betrayal of its membership ... a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed. ... written into the fine print of wage ordinances in a dozen California cities at labor leaders’ urging. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws. L.A. city officials are expected to indicate whether they will include such an exemption in their own $15 minimum wage at a hearing next week. ... Thanks to the “union waivers” agreed to by union leaders,...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Donald Trump, John Kasich, Deny Ted Cruz Delegates in Michigan

    04/10/2016 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Apr 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, with the help of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, prevented Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from slating his preferred delegates in Michigan over the weekend. “The Texas senator’s campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was “double-crossed” by Kasich supporters,” CNN reports. “The Michigan delegation picked one Trump supporter, Matt Hall, and one Kasich supporter, Judi Schwalbach, for the two seats on the powerful rules committee. The Cruz campaign lost votes for both seats.” This maneuvering becomes important if no candidate reaches the 1,237 delegate threshold to clinch the nomination on...
  • Trump to get 25 Mich. delegates at GOP National Convention

    04/10/2016 6:55:19 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 25 replies
    WoodTV ^ | Published: April 9, 2016, 5:44 pm | Updated: April 9, 2016, 11:12 pm | Associated Press and 24 Hour News 8 web staff
    <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — More than two dozen delegates from Michigan are pledged to businessman Donald Trump at this summer’s Republican National Convention.</p> <p>On Friday and Saturday, Michigan Republicans elected the state’s national delegates during the state’s GOP convention in Lansing. Those elected this weekend will later cast their vote at the national convention, which determines a GOP presidential nominee.</p>
  • Transgender Agenda Hits Funeral Home

    04/10/2016 4:32:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    American Clarion ^ | April 9, 2016 | newswire
    "The former employee who filed a complaint with the EEOC was at all times free to dress as desired outside of work," added ADF Legal Counsel Caleb Dalton, "but was required, as all other employees are, to abide by the dress policy while on the job." . . . The funeral home hired the biologically male employee as a funeral director and embalmer at its Garden City location in 2007. Funeral directors at the company regularly interact with the public, including grieving family members and friends. After informing Rost of an intention to begin dressing as a female at work,...
  • Big Win For Trump In Michigan

    04/09/2016 6:41:54 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 117 replies
    It looks like Ted is getting a taste of his own medicine. CNN reports from Lansing, Michigan; Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald Trump boxed him out of key positions in the Michigan delegation. The Texas senator’s campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was “double-crossed” by Kasich supporters. The Michigan delegation picked one Trump supporter, Matt Hall, and one Kasich supporter, Judi Schwalbach, for the two seats on the powerful rules committee. The Cruz campaign lost votes for both seats. The rules committee...
  • Trump, Kasich box out Cruz in Michigan delegation

    04/09/2016 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Kenny · 199 replies
    www.wyff4.com/ ^ | Apr 09, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald Trump boxed him out of key positions in the Michigan delegation.</p> <p>The Texas senator's campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was "double-crossed" by Kasich supporters.</p>
  • Michigan Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Illegal Abortion Clinic

    04/07/2016 5:18:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Andrea Bitely
    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he is filing a lawsuit in Wayne County to shut down the Summit Women’s Center, an abortion clinic located at 15801 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit, for illegally operating. To protect the public, state law requires that medical and other professional services be provided through corporations owned by licensed professionals. Regarding the practice of medicine, this ensures that doctors direct care and supervise medical services. The law also mandates that the corporation is liable for negligence or misconduct in professional services it provides. Summit Women’s Center provides medical services through Summit of Detroit,...
  • Judge: Climate Change Imperils Wolverines and Feds Must Act

    04/06/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | By MATTHEW BROWN
    The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered wildlife officials to act as quickly as possible to protect the species as it becomes vulnerable to a warming planet. Wolverines need deep mountain snows to den, and scientists warn that such habitat will shrink as Earth heats up. The ruling comes two years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected the views of many of its own scientists and decided not to protect the...
  • Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers

    04/06/2016 12:18:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 2:57 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    Tumbling sales of Fiat Chrysler’s main midsize car have driven the company to indefinitely lay off 1,300 employees at a Detroit-area factory. Workers on the second shift at Fiat Chrysler’s assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, will be furloughed starting July 5 as the slow-selling Chrysler 200 has started to stack up on dealer lots. Sales of the cars were down 61 percent through March, and inventory grew to a 150-day supply, according to Ward’s Automotive. Automakers consider 60 days to be optimal to give dealers enough of a selection for customers. Fiat Chrysler sold only 7,500 of the cars...
  • This Man Witnessed Islam’s Destruction of Great Britain and Says America Is Next

    04/05/2016 7:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    I have a close friend, Mark, who was born in Scotland and has lived in England since he was ten years old and he has shared with me how Muslims are steadily destroying his country.Over twenty years ago, a large number of Muslims, many from Albania, began immigrating to England. Many of them stuck together, moving into the same cities, just like they are doing here in the US.The Muslims claimed that they had no intention of changing English culture or laws. Yet, Mark told me that as their numbers grew in some of the cities, they wasted little time...
  • Record Cold Temperatures Sweep Into Northeast; Another Arctic Blast on the Way

    04/05/2016 4:22:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    weather.com ^ | 4/5/16
    Record cold temperatures for early April have swept into some Northeast and Great Lakes cities to begin this week. Subzero readings were even observed near the Canadian border in northern Michigan, northern New York and northern Maine Tuesday morning. More record cold is possible on Wednesday morning in the Northeast. Then the cold will become more expansive late this week due to yet another southward dip in the jet stream which will allow more arctic air to push south from Canada.
  • Mitt Romney Niece: Reince Priebus 'Has Revolutionized the Republican Party'

    04/05/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 5, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    In an interview Monday by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV, Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, praised Preibus' leadership of the Republican National Committee. "I think Reince has revolutionized the Republican Party," she said. "He has put together a field program that we have never seen before…. He has put us in a place in 2016 where we can win the White House because of the infrastructure that he has so effectively built."
  • 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...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active “Fight for $15” efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. “There is lots of pressure to do this,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • Glenn Beck’s Lie Could Blow Up Ted Cruz

    03/30/2016 5:58:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    Glenn Beck has been one of Ted Cruz’s most high profile surrogates—but Beck’s support could become a little less desirable when he heads to court this summer for allegedly defaming a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing…… One of Ted Cruz’s most prominent supporters could be headed to court soon to defend his Islamophobic falsehoods about a victim of terrorism. “…But come this summer, it’s Beck who could face judgement. The radio talker currently faces a defamation lawsuit—because he doubled and tripled down on charges that a victim of a terrorist attack was actually the real terrorist. “… previously unnoticed...
  • 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...
  • Glenn Beck Opens Show With Bizarre Joke: ‘We Were All Raped By Ted Cruz’

    03/28/2016 10:34:42 AM PDT · by tatown · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/28/16 | Alex Griswold
    Talk radio and The Blaze host Glenn Beck mocked the National Enquirer‘s story claiming Ted Cruz had an affair with five different women, opening his Monday show by jokingly claiming that everyone on the show had been raped by Cruz. “I have to tell you, it’s been a hard Monday morning. We were all raped by Ted Cruz,” he opened as his co-hosts held back laughter in the background. “Ted was in the room. He’s got that Cuban fire to him,”Beck continued. “The other thing is you can’t rape the willing, and we were all willing,” co-host Pat Gray joked....
  • Glenn Beck Jokes: I’ve Been ‘Raped By Ted Cruz’ (And it only gets more bizarre)

    03/28/2016 10:33:34 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 98 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/2016 | Betsy Rothstein
    Conservative TV personality Glenn Beck had a funny way of defending his main squeeze Ted Cruz on his program Monday morning. He burst out laughing and said, “I have to tell you, it’s been a hard Monday morning. We were all been raped by Ted Cruz.” Beck was referring to himself and his male colleagues. Realizing that starting out the show with a fake rape scene was probably in poor taste, he promised viewers they’d clean themselves up and try to do a show without “all the Latin lovin’.” But first Beck needs a post-coital smoke. “I need a cigarette,”...
  • OFFICIALS: PHILLY-BOUND FLIGHT CANCELED AFTER CO-PILOT SUSPECTED OF DRINKING AT DETROIT AIRPORT

    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.
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Few due process protections in new campus sexual assault policies [UM and Berkeley]

    03/26/2016 6:44:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    At least two universities have recently released revised campus sexual assault policies, and, as expected, the new policies provide few due process protections for accused students. The University of California-Berkeley and the University of Michigan announced new sexual misconduct policies this week. I'll start with UM because its policy is much better — but still troubling — than UC-Berkeley's.
  • Michigan House passes bills to prevent abortion coercion

    03/25/2016 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 25, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Thursday, the Michigan House voted 65-43 to pass two pro-life bills to protect women from being coerced into having abortions. One would make it a felony to stalk or assault a pregnant woman for the purpose of pressuring her into an abortion, and the other would make it a misdemeanor to threaten to withhold legally-required financial aid or employment if she refuses to abort. The South Bend Tribune reports: A 2012 state law requires abortion clinics to screen patients for coercion, but lawmakers’ attempt at the time to criminalize coercive abortions was removed before Gov. Rick Snyder signed it....
  • Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

    03/25/2016 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 25, 2016 12:18 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. […] Wyoming had 3 percent fewer jobs last month than it did in December 2007, when the recession began, the Labor Department said Friday. That is the biggest percentage decline among the states. Alabama's job total trails its pre-recession level by 2.7 percent, followed by New Mexico, where job totals are 2.6 percent lower. Some larger states are also still behind. New Jersey has nearly 1 percent...
  • A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives"

    03/24/2016 12:52:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 167 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
    A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives" By JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Mitt Romney escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Wednesday night, mocking the real estate mogul's "foreign wives" in a speech at the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. "Donald Trump has had several foreign wives; it turns out there really are jobs Americans won't do," said the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Michigan Board of Education Releases Controversial New LGBTQ Guidelines

    03/23/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2016 | by Raven Clabough
    Michigan’s Board of Education has drafted a set of guidelines that asks schools to allow students to make their own decisions regarding which bathrooms they use, the gender by which they want to be identified, and the names by which they’d like to be called. The guidelines, which seem to explicitly remove parents and doctors from the decision-making process, have been signed by State Superintendent Brian Whiston.
  • Inquiry: State 'fundamentally accountable' for Flint crisis [MI]

    03/23/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 10:35 AM EDT | David Eggert and Mike Householder
    The state of Michigan is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis because of decisions made by its environmental regulators and state-appointed emergency managers who controlled the city, an investigatory task force concluded Wednesday. The panel, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to review the disaster, said in a withering report that what happened in Flint is “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice.” …
  • GLENN BECK Bashes Christians for Voting Trump: "Evangelicals Have Not Been Listening to Their God"

    03/22/2016 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 230 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 21 2016 | Jim Hoft
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  • Encryption gets its Gang of Eight

    03/21/2016 3:35:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/16 | Joel Gehrke
    A pair of House committees is forming a bipartisan working group of eight lawmakers to prepare for possible legislation addressing how the widespread use of encryption affects law enforcement investigations. "The bipartisan encryption working group will examine the issues surrounding this ongoing national debate," House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton. R-Mich., said Monday. As chairman of the two committees that have jurisdiction over encryption issues, Goodlatte and Upton are ex officio chairs of the working group. They released that statement jointly along with Michigan Rep. John Conyers and New Jersey Rep. Steve...
  • 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...
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu… One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obama’s favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg gave an overview of Obama’s foreign policy and discussed the President’s disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,”...
  • Soros Board Member Chairs Firm Running Online Voting for Utah Caucuses

    03/20/2016 9:44:12 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/2016 | AARON KLEIN
    Smartmatic Group, an electronic voting firm whose worldwide headquarters is located in the United Kingdom, will be running the online balloting process in the Utah Republican Open Caucuses on Tuesday. The chairman of Smartmatic’s board, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, currently serves on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and has close ties to the billionaire. The Wall Street Journal dubbed the Republican party’s online adventure on Tuesday as “one of the biggest online votes conducted so far in the U.S.” and the “largest experiment with online presidential voting since 2004, when Michigan allowed Democrats to vote in a party...
  • Bernie Sanders Bows to Anti-Jewish Bigots, Skips AIPAC

    03/20/2016 9:57:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 3/19/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders has dodged his Jewish ethnic roots throughout the campaign. He avoided campaigning in Jewish areas in Florida. He has a history of hostility to Israel. So it's not surprising that he decided to blow off the AIPAC conference. AIPAC conferences are lightly pro-Israel consensus events. AIPAC is willing to provide cover for just about any politician willing to show up. Actual pro-Israel views are not required. Hillary Clinton and Trump will be there. Obama has been there. Showing up at an AIPAC conference is basically a politician saying that he or she is willing to extend an olive...
  • Cruz Flies to Romney's Defense in Spat With Trump Over Mormonism

    03/20/2016 4:44:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 395 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, campaigning in Utah, called Donald Trump's attacks on Mitt Romney Mormon affiliation "sad" and "disgraceful.'' "It was sad yesterday to see Donald Trump stand up in Utah and call into question Mitt Romney's faith," the Texas senator told reporters on Saturday after a rally in Draper ahead of the state's Republican nominating contest on March 22.
  • Glenn Beck Brings Fasting Child on Stage at Cruz Rally, Yells: “This is the Priesthood Rising!”

    03/20/2016 10:10:14 AM PDT · by catnipman · 200 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Glenn Beck brought a fasting child on stage yesterday during his campaign speech for Ted Cruz in Utah. Beck declared to the Cruz crowd: “This is the priesthood rising.”