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  • Hearing ends on Michigan recount; decision pending

    12/04/2016 3:35:50 PM PST · by madison10 · 107 replies
    Det News | 12/04/2016
    Link http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/12/04/judge-holds-sunday-hearing-michigan-recount-suit/94952646/
  • Deadlock: Board vote means Michigan presidential hand recount may proceed

    12/02/2016 10:13:09 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 119 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | December 2, 2016 | Paul Egan
    Copyright see comments:
  • Trump team makes legal bid to block all THREE recounts as lawyers for the president-elect call Jill

    12/02/2016 9:09:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:01 EST, 2 December 2016 | AP/DailyMail.com Reporter/Francesca Chambers
    Donald Trump and his backers have launched formal legal bids to stop recounts in, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan that are being pushed for by failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Lawyers for Trump’s campaign have entered arguments in Pennsylvania and Michigan — calling Stein’s quest a “farce” — and in the latter, the state attorney general has filed to stop the recount effort he says “abuses the intent of Michigan law”. Trump’s supporters are taking legal action in Wisconsin where a third recount effort is underway. …
  • AG Schuette files lawsuit to stop recount of Michigan's presidential election results

    12/02/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by dirtboy · 71 replies
    WDIV online ^ | 12/2/2016 | John Steckroth
    LANSING, Mich. - Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday that he filed a lawsuit on behalf of the people of Michigan to stop a request by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount the state’s presidential election results by hand. The suit asks the Michigan Court of Appeals to order the Michigan Board of Canvassers to reject the request and says that the Michigan statute authorizing recounts requires the petitioning candidate to demonstrate that she was “aggrieved” by fraud or mistake. “Michigan voters rejected Stein’s candidacy by massive margins but her refusal to accept that state-verified result poses an expensive...
  • Trump Strikes Back: President-Elect's Legal Team Challenges Stein's Recount In Michigan

    12/02/2016 5:37:29 AM PST · by Fennie · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 1, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    President-elect Donald Trump's lawyers have filed an objection against Green Party candidate Jill Stein's recount in Michigan, calling the request lawless and insulting. President-elect Donald Trump's lawyers have filed an objection to the recount in Michigan, delaying and potentially blocking a review that was slated to begin Friday.
  • Kellogg’s Stock Drops Another 1.44% at End of Thursday Trading

    12/01/2016 5:54:54 PM PST · by Rockitz · 78 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 December 2016 | Breitbart News
    Kellogg’s shares (NYSE: K) dropped 1.44% on Thursday, the day after accusations of child labor exploitation and the launch of Breitbart News’ #DumpKelloggs campaign brought the snack company’s value down 2%. Kellogg’s stock fell $1.04 to close at $70.96 per share. The combined two-day drop has been $2.66 per share, down 3.6% from $73.62 at the start of Wednesday trading. Kellogg’s announced this week that it would pull advertisements from Breitbart News. The company fired back on Wednesday: Kellogg Co. announced on Tuesday its decision to pull ads from conservative media giant Breitbart.com because its 45,000,000 monthly conservative readers are...
  • Trump Campaign Files Objection to Multi-Million Dollar Taxpayer-Funded 1% Recount

    12/01/2016 1:04:44 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 65 replies
    MIGOP ^ | 12-1-2016
    Trump Campaign Files Objection to Multi-Million Dollar Taxpayer-Funded 1% Recount LANSING, Mich., Dec. 1, 2016 – Michigan Republican Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel blasted the Stein campaign, citing the objection filed with the Board of Canvassers challenging the ridiculous petition for recount which will cost taxpayers millions of dollars but not change the outcome of the election to anything different than Donald Trump winning Michigan and Jill Stein coming in fourth place by a margin of more than 2.2 million votes. “Jill Stein’s 1% temper tantrum cannot go unchecked,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel. “Stein is not an...
  • Grand Rapids' worker-run, no-tipping restaurant closes

    12/01/2016 10:58:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 29, 2016 | Shandra Martinez
    The end has come for a popular Grand Rapids restaurant known as much for its creative vegan dishes as its progressive business model. For much of its five-year existence, the eatery went by the moniker Bartertown Diner, until it was rebranded in September to The Garden Diner and Cafe. The offbeat 30-seat eatery announced this month that its last day would be Wednesday, Nov. 30.
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • Clinton team hunts for volunteers to help with recount efforts [Paid...by Hill'...to 'elect' H.C...]

    12/01/2016 6:16:06 AM PST · by Colofornian · 50 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is looking for volunteers to help with the general election recount in two states. New pages have been set up on HillaryClinton.com for those eager to assist the re-tally effort in Michigan and Wisconsin. “Help with the Michigan recount,” one page urges. “Let us know if you want to get involved.” The page features a sign-up form — but offers no other details, other than: “Someone from the team will be in touch.” “Paid for by Hillary for America, a grassroots campaign of 3 million donors committed to electing Hillary Clinton (and keeping Donald Trump out of the...
  • Stein files for Michigan recount costing state $4M

    11/30/2016 7:42:33 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 27 replies
    The Detroit News | November 30, 2016 | Chad Livengood
    Blocked - see link below.
  • Jill Stein Requests Presidential Recount In Michigan

    11/30/2016 10:49:09 AM PST · by drewh · 65 replies
    WaPo /Associated Press ^ | November 30 at 1:42 PM
    LANSING, Mich. — The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has requested a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote. Stein requested the recount on Wednesday. She had already requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Republican Donald Trump won all three states. He defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast. Stein alleges that irregularities and the potential for hacking into scanning devices call into question the results. The Michigan recount could start as early as Friday....
  • Counties Prepare For ‘Huge Task’ of 24/7 MI Hand Recount; GOP Says Could Cost $12MILLION

    11/29/2016 7:32:25 PM PST · by drewh · 70 replies
    FOX 17 MIchigan ^ | 4 hours ago | BY JOSH SIDOROWICZ,
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — County clerks say they are scrambling to prepare for a looming statewide election recount—the first in the state in more than half a century—that could begin within the next 72 hours and cost taxpayers more than $12 million, Republicans argue. Green Party candidate Jill Stein—who has already been granted a recount in Wisconsin—promised on Monday her campaign would be filing a request to challenge the vote count in Michigan. The request must be submitted by Wednesday afternoon, which her campaign indicated would happen. Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake says her team isn't waiting for the recount...
  • Vote recount ordered by Jill Stein likely to cost MI taxpayers

    11/29/2016 7:05:35 PM PST · by madison10 · 10 replies
    WOOD TV ^ | 11/28/2016 | Joe LaFurgey
    LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Green Party Candidate Jill Stein will challenge the vote count in Michigan – an effort that will likely cost taxpayers...
  • Michigan presidential recount? Here's what we know

    11/29/2016 11:18:08 AM PST · by randita · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12/28/16 | Kathleen Gray
    The Michigan Board of Canvassers certified the Nov. 8 election results on Monday, affirming that Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race in the state with a 10,704-vote margin of victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Here's what else we know: Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, is expected to file a request for a recount of the election results by a 2 p.m. Wednesday deadline, said her attorney, Mark Brewer, former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party. The campaign of Donald Trump has hired two Michigan-based election lawyers — Gary Gordon and John Pirich — to represent them in...
  • Stein: We want recounts because the polls said Hillary would win

    11/29/2016 9:46:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    In a revealing interview on The Alan Colmes Show Monday afternoon, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein conceded (perhaps inadvertently) that the reason she’s calling for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is, in part, because Hillary Clinton was expected to win those states. Listen to the whole interview here, but I have pulled out the key statement: (emphasis mine) The three states that we chose including Michigan that only just now declared its winner. This was not a partisan choice, this was zooming in on the states that have the markings of being most vulnerable to hacking because...
  • Another tax Chicago bars and restaurants now have to pay

    11/28/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Pletz
    Last year, the Emanuel administration slipped through a tax on streaming video and cloud computing. Now, again without public hearings, City Hall is targeting bars and restaurants with a surcharge on satellite TV feeds. Earlier this month, the city served notice that its 9 percent amusement tax applies to businesses that subscribe to satellite TV services. The impact likely will be felt most by public spaces that buy premium subscriptions for NFL and college games that can easily run $5,000 to $10,000 a year, meaning their annual taxes would come to at least $450. "This is obviously a huge concern...
  • FR MASTER THREAD: Recount info and updates for Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

    11/28/2016 9:48:58 AM PST · by doug from upland · 203 replies
    FR ^ | 11-28-16
    So that we do not miss important info on dozens of separate threads, bring your info and updates here so we can all keep track of what is happening.
  • Official: Trump could object to Michigan recount request

    11/28/2016 10:07:15 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    Detroit Free Press | November 28, 2016 | Paul Egan and Kathleen Gray
    Blocked due to copyright.
  • Michigan man is resentenced...for horrific home invasion of students' house

    11/28/2016 4:31:49 AM PST · by Scarpetta · 13 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | November 27, 2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full title: 'Details would turn your stomach': Michigan man is resentenced to 43 years in prison for horrific home invasion of students' house during which a woman was raped  *Michigan man was re-sentenced to 43 years in prison for a home invasion  *Rederick Louis Melton, 24, took part in the invasion and assault of a woman *Five people, including Melton, broke into a home full of college students *They took turns raping an 18-year-old girl and attacking other residents
  • Michigan Vote recount Reveals the Lies and here are the numbers

    11/27/2016 8:40:23 PM PST · by Vendome · 57 replies
    Vanity | 11/27/2016 | Vendome
    Hillary is Down by more than 200,000 votes in Michigan. You really have to be obtuse to believe people are going to fall for B.S. obfuscation and lie of omission to say Hillary is within some 10,000 votes of Trump. It ain't even close and here are some numbers: 2,279,543 DJT 2,268,839 HRC 10,704 The vote Difference....right? Well, heck to the NO!!! 172,136 G Johnson 51,463 J. Stein Hey, what happens when you count the votes from the other candidates? Well you get: 10,704 + 172,136 + 51,463 = Wait for it!!!.....Uhm...The real vote difference is...234,303!!! That’s right, yuh pathetic...
  • COMPLETE MICHIGAN Vote Recount Numbers Revealed -– And The Official Winner is…

    11/27/2016 6:49:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    World Politicus ^ | 11/27/2016
    In the closest race for president in Michigan’s history, Republican Donald Trump is hanging on to a 10,704-vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.During the tight presidential race in Michigan on election night, it has finally been reveaed that Trump won the state with almost 11k more that Hillary.Results were revealed on Wednesday after the votes had been recounted within every county.Before this count, Trump had a 13, 107 vote lead over Hillary, but even after the votes were recertified in each county, Trump still held a 10, 704 vote lead.Wisconsin’s Board of Canvassers will finally seal the results on November...
  • Obama Classified Number of Illegal Alien Muslim Migrants

    11/27/2016 10:27:33 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is big on making up his own laws and rules. He rules by executive order and he's gotten into the truly illegal habit of unilaterally signing treaties with foreign governments. This is a very basic problem. And in the context of his deal to take in Muslim migrants rejected by Australia, he is being warned once again that his actions are grossly illegal and unconstitutional. ... We’re not even being told the total numbers who will shortly be making their way to our shores, but the Journal notes that two of the camps located on Naru and Manus Islands...
  • Breaking: GOP NOT PREPARED, SLEEPING As Hillary Moves In for the STEAL

    11/27/2016 5:07:23 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 140 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 27, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer announced on Saturday that the Clinton campaign will be joining the efforts by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in seeking to overturn the election of Donald Trump as president by seeking recounts in key battleground states. Hillary Clinton conceded in the early morning hours on November 9th. But behind the scenes she was scheming with an army of operatives to find ways to steal the presidency from Trump. And now they are working with the Stein camp in the Wisconsin recount. Jill Stein has raised over $6 million so far in her effort to challenge...
  • The Democrats’ real strategy in launching recounts

    11/27/2016 4:19:20 AM PST · by NYer · 138 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Richard Baehr
    The recount in Wisconsin, and coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not change the outcomes in any of the states.  No recount ever changes thousands of votes.  I do not think that is the purpose. The recounts, if done by hand, which can be demanded, may take longer than the last day for completing official counts in a state and directing Electoral College voters.  If all 3 states miss the deadline, Trump is at 260, Hillary at 232.  No one hits 270.   Then this goes to Congress, where the House voting 1 vote per state elects Trump, and...
  • Michigan Recount 2016: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    11/26/2016 8:43:03 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 145 replies
    Heavy ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    Michigan – the battleground state with one of the closest margins in the country – appears headed toward a 2016 presidential election recount, although the deadline for requesting one is not until November 30. ...snip... The Detroit Free Press said the recount “will be a monumental task for the Secretary of State and 83 county clerks around Michigan” and that the state will hand count each ballot if a recount is requested. Michigan’s recount rules say that a candidate “who believes that the canvass of the votes cast on the office may be incorrect because of possible ‘fraud or mistake’...
  • Michigan Preparing For Potential HAND RECOUNT of 4.8M Presidential Votes (facepalm)

    11/26/2016 5:51:28 PM PST · by drewh · 320 replies
    Wn.com ^ | 7:10 p.m. EST November 25, 2016 | Kathleen Gray , Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau
    The Green Party is crowdfunding $2.5 million to challenge the 2016 election results in three states. Video provided by Newsy Newslook "What we're doing is standing up for an election system that we can trust. We deserve to have votes that we can believe in,"
  • Ronna Romney McDaniel Statement About Potential Recount in Michigan

    11/26/2016 4:49:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    Michigan GOP ^ | 11/26/2016
    Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Ronna Romney McDaniel, issued the following statement regarding a potential recount in Michigan: "On November 8th, Michigan voters went to the polls, cast their ballots, and Donald Trump won Michigan. Despite no evidence of election tampering or hacking, and being 2.2 million votes behind Donald Trump, Green Party candidate Jill Stein appears to be going forward with a challenge to the Michigan election results. The Michigan Republican Party has been in touch with the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign, and we are prepared to recruit volunteers, train them, and monitor all recount efforts to...
  • Hillary Clinton Joins Recount Efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania…

    11/26/2016 1:44:03 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 114 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 26, 2016 | Sundance
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer announced plans to participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan if they take place, yet doesn’t expect to overturn the election of Donald Trump as president. […] The Democrat’s campaign didn’t plan to initiate recounts on its own because it hasn’t found “any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology,” Elias wrote. […] “We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount,“ Elias...
  • Jill Stein A Clinton Pawn In Push For Recount?

    11/26/2016 7:03:45 AM PST · by Fennie · 42 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Matthew Wisner
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised nearly $5 million to fund efforts to push for a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This has led to speculation over what Stein hopes to gain from a potential recount or if she is being used by billionaire investor George Soros or Bill and Hillary Clinton. 'Stacy on the Right' Show Host Stacy Washington weighed in on the potential factors driving the push for a recount.
  • Obama administration throws cold water on vote recount effort

    11/25/2016 10:01:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 176 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 25, 2016 | Bryan Logan
    Officials in the Obama administration threw cold water on the effort to recount votes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania on Friday. The effort was spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who echoed arguments that Russia may have hacked US voting machines to interfere with the outcome of the November 8 election. A statement from the Obama administration cited by The New York Times acknowledged that the Kremlin likely expected the hacking of some Democratic Party entities in the run-up to Election Day to raise questions about the voting process and the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's victory. "Nevertheless, we...
  • Shock Report: Clintons Attempting to Steal Election

    11/25/2016 7:22:56 PM PST · by drewh · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 25th, 2016 6:35 pm | Jim Hoft
    orrupt Hillary Clinton is not accepting her defeat in the recent Presidential election and instead, in ways only the Corrupt Criminal ClintonÂ’s could conjure up, has put in place a process to steal the election. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Paul Joseph Watson âś” @PrisonPlanet This post is very alarmist but it asks some pertinent question about the recount. 5:22 AM - 25 Nov 2016 1,433 1,433 Retweets 1,605 1,605 likes The source claims that the beginning of this corrupt plan to steal the election from President Trump began earlier in the week when a group...
  • Michigan Recount Laws (Jill Stein should have no standing to ask for a recount)

    11/25/2016 9:30:40 AM PST · by dirtboy · 34 replies
    Close Vote Margin: Vote count difference (not percentage-based) Recounts initiated by a close vote margin are mandatory if the close vote margin is triggered, but only at the statewide level. This requirement applies to both initiatives and candidates in any primary or election, except for partisan offices in which more than one person is elected. Mich. Comp. Laws 168.880(a)(1). Additional exceptions are noted in the Bureau of Elections “Election Recounts” manual (see page 5): The margin is set at 2,000 votes or less, regardless of the number of votes cast in the election, and when that margin applies, neither candidates...
  • People Urging a Vote Recount in Pa. “In Denial,” Says Local Election Attorney

    11/25/2016 10:13:29 AM PST · by dirtboy · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 11/23/2016 | Claire Sasko
    Computer scientists and election lawyers are asking the Hillary Clinton campaign to recount election votes in three states, including Pennsylvania, New York Magazine reported last night. [snip] On top of that, Democratic election law attorney Adam Bonin said that those who are asking for a vote recount just might not be paying enough attention. Election Day returns are unofficial counts. The actual counting of votes started three days after the election, and it’s “a rigorous and public process,” Bonin said, which people can observe with their own eyes at their county’s Board of Elections. “Every machine tape is looked at,...
  • Green Party Candidate Jill Stein to File for Vote Recount in 3 Battleground States

    11/25/2016 4:01:13 AM PST · by drewh · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 25, 2016, 6:30 AM GMT | By VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    The campaign for Green Party candidate Jill Stein surpassed its goal late Thursday night to raise $4.5 million in an attempt to have recounts in three battleground states -- Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania -- to address concerns about the election before it is certified. But once the $4.5 million goal was reached, the campaign upped the goal to $7 million. Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, initially said they hoped to raise over $2.5 million -- the money needed to fund recounts in the three states -- by Friday, the deadline to file in Wisconsin. By Thursday morning, that...
  • County results: Trump set to win Michigan

    11/24/2016 2:43:38 AM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2016
    Donald Trump is poised to win the state of Michigan after a razor-thin race, according to still-unofficial numbers released by the Michigan secretary of State Wednesday.  Each of Michigan’s 83 counties certified their vote tallies and submitted them to the secretary of State, showing Trump with a lead of about 10,700 total votes over Hillary Clinton, Reuters reported. The vote totals, which still need to be approved by the Board of State Canvassers on Nov. 28, show Trump received 2,279,543 votes to Clinton’s 2,268,839. 
  • Trump 306! Whoo Hoo!

    11/24/2016 2:19:58 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 54 replies
    Vanity | 11/24/2016 | Self
    Its official! Trump has Michigan! Can we now say Blowout, Shellacking, Mandate! And to the Mainstream Press - Losers, in the Tank, Worthless?
  • Wayne State University Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound

    11/24/2016 1:57:30 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 23, 2016 | jeff karoub and corey williams
    A Wayne State University police officer died Wednesday, a day after he was shot in the head while on patrol near the Detroit campus. Officer Collin Rose, 29, died about 5:45 p.m. at a hospital, Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said. "This is a tragedy felt by all of us," Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said in a statement. "Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support."
  • Jill Stein calling for recount in 3 swing states over hacking concerns

    11/23/2016 6:25:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 23, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein has announced her intention to request a recount in three swing states: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. These are the same states Hillary Clinton was urged to request recounts in by a computer scientist who suggested voting machines in those states may have been hacked by Russia. Stein doesn’t mention Clinton but does say the votes should be recounted because of concerns about foreign government hacking and unreliable voting machines. Stein’s full announcement was posted on her campaign website. It reads in part: The Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity...
  • Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 211 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
  • Betsy DeVos: Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period.

    11/23/2016 11:45:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Betsy DeVos ‏@BetsyDeVos Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period. Read my full stance, here: http://betsydevos.com/qa/ https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos/status/801505785742290945
  • Betsy DeVos, charter school advocate, is Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education

    11/23/2016 10:53:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 23 November 2016 | Emily Cahn
    President-elect Donald Trump is set to nominate Betsy DeVos, a billionaire and school choice advocate, as his secretary of education. "Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate," Trump said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "Under her leadership, we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families." Official @realDonaldTrump statement re @BetsyDeVos for Education Secretary: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx92-bUWIAA6XDr.jpg:large DeVos is the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and currently heads the American Federation for Children, which aggressively pushes for...
  • Clinton urged to challenge election.

    11/22/2016 6:56:20 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 49 replies
    They believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three states could have been manipulated...
  • Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

    11/22/2016 7:16:09 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2016 | Dan Merica
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request. The computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three states could have been manipulated or hacked and presented their findings to top Clinton aides on a call last Thursday. The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend...
  • Election results may have been hacked in three swing states [tr] (Hillary makes her move)

    11/22/2016 6:47:29 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/22/16 | Leonard Greene
    Full title: "Election results may have been hacked in three swing states Trump won, activists want Clinton to seek recount" __ Not so fast. A prominent group of election lawyers and computer scientists said presidential election results in three swing states that Donald Trump won may have been manipulated or hacked, and are pressing Hillary Clinton to seek a recount, according to a report. The group held a conference call last week with Clinton's top campaign lieutenants and lobbied for a challenge after finding something fishy in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to New York Magazine.
  • Wayne State University Police Officer Shot

    11/22/2016 4:44:11 PM PST · by Michigan Bowhunter · 8 replies
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2016/11/22/wayne-state-police-officer-shot-campus/94308322/
  • White students not allowed to speak at UMich post-election walkout (VIDEO)

    11/17/2016 7:05:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 17, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    Whites voted for Donald Trump, so apparently they aren’t allowed to protest him in anything other than servile roles. The Michigan Review notes that a logistics sheet for Wednesday’s 1,000-student walkout at the University of Michigan – to protest the election and “increase in hate crimes and other forms of violence against marginalized folx” – prescribed specific roles for whites in attendance.
  • Electoral College voters 'deluged' with death threats

    11/17/2016 6:59:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    WND ^ | NOvember 17, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton. . . . The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because...
  • Detroit Reporter Resigns, Allegedly ‘Tired of Reporting on These N—Words Killing One Another’

    11/17/2016 3:47:44 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4 hours ago
    A reporter for a Detroit-area news station has resigned after she was accused by a local political consultant of tossing out a racial slur while speaking to a colleague of hers. 31-year-old Lauren Podell offered her resignation to WDIV on Wednesday following the posting of her supposed comments to Facebook a few days earlier. According to media teacher and political operative Sam Riddle, he was told that Podell told a co-worker earlier this year she’s “tired of reporting on these n***ers killing one another in Detroit.” View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Philip Lewis ✔ @Phil_Lewis_ Bet,...
  • Son Of US Rep. John Conyers Reported Missing In Texas

    11/17/2016 2:14:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 11/17/16 | wwj
    DETROIT (WWJ) – The youngest son of U.S. Representative John Conyers and his wife, Monica Conyers, has been reported missing in Texas. Houston police say 21-year-old Carl Conyers was last seen Tuesday afternoon by his roommate at their apartment in South Central Houston. Daisha Lewis, Conyers’ girlfriend, said she and several other friends received a message from Conyers’ Twitter account Wednesday morning and they momentarily thought he might have been located — but that didn’t turn out the be the case.