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  • Michigan Man Mows 58,000 Square-Foot ‘TRUMP’ Sign into Lawn

    09/28/2016 10:59:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 28 Sep 2016
    GgMaslowsky’s project took five hours to complete. He started Thursday, September 22, and finished the following day. “I laid it out, kind of like you would if you were building a basement for a house,” Maslowsky said. “I put some markers on the grass with paint and then I just started connecting the dots.” Maslowsky used to work for General Motors as a designer and has been retired for ten years. He wanted to put his skills to the test as a retiree and made the sign for no specific reason other than just showing his support in a fun...
  • Michigan House Passes Bills Rolling Back Arbitrary ‘Handyman’ Licensing

    09/28/2016 9:28:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/25/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    If you want to earn some cash in Michigan painting a barn, be prepared to take 60 hours of educational courses and pass a state-mandated test. It will set you back hundreds of dollars in total. But to obtain an amateur pilot’s license, the Federal Aviation Authority mandates only a book and flight test with 40 hours of flight instruction. The state of Michigan licenses nearly 200 occupations, including more than dozen “maintenance and alternations” contractors. But a review of who is required to be licensed and who is able to work legally without state permission is seemingly arbitrary. A...
  • EPA Opposes U.P. Road, But Senator Suggests New Mine Its Real Target

    09/28/2016 6:52:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A Michigan state senator from the Upper Peninsula says the federal Environmental Protection Agency has done everything in its power to indirectly shut down a mine near Marquette. The issue is back in the news because a limited-government legal foundation announced last month it will represent the Marquette County Road Commission in a federal lawsuit against the EPA. The agency has blocked a plan to build a shortcut road to the Eagle Mine in the western Upper Peninsula. In a phone interview with Michigan Capitol Confidential this week, Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, suggested that the EPA’s real target in the...
  • Second Statewide Trump Flash Mob Held [Michigan]

    09/28/2016 12:00:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSGW-AM ^ | September 27, 2016
    Cooler weather and the threat of rain didn’t deter dozens of people from showing their support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a support rally in Saginaw Township Tuesday, Sep. 27. Between 4:00-6:30 p.m. people held signs, listened to music and enjoyed brats and hot dogs in the festive atmosphere at the GOP headquarters at 3039 Bay Rd. People honked their horns as they passed by to encourage those gathered. Trump’s Saginaw County campaign director Debra Mantey says the event was to show people it’s possible to shift the state in Trump’s favor. “This is just the second round...
  • Trump visiting Florida, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Michigan

    09/27/2016 1:39:53 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 62 replies
    Why? Are Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Michigan in play?
  • Trump 'flash mob' will gather Tuesday in Holland Township (Michigan)

    09/26/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | September 25, 2016 | Caleb Whitmer
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Waukesha Wednesday, according to his website. Trump will hold a rally in the Waukesha County Expo Center, according to the campaign. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. Trump’s running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, will also hold an event in Waukesha Tuesday. Pence will speak at Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. The presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin, with the latest Marquette University Law School Poll showing Hillary Clinton with a two-point lead among likely voters. Trump has held...
  • Michigan Will Have No Ballot Questions This Year

    09/19/2016 1:50:41 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/18/2016 | Derek Draplin
    There will be no statewide questions on Michigan’s ballot when voters head to the polls Nov. 8. An analysis of Michigan history found that 1960 — 56 years ago — was the last presidential election year in which there wasn’t also a public vote on an initiative or referendum. The Bureau of Elections, part of the Michigan Secretary of State, confirmed to Michigan Capitol Confidential that no ballot measures made it to the fall ballot. Ten initiative petitions were filed with the Secretary of State, according to Ballotpedia. Three initiatives that didn’t make the ballot would have legalized recreational marijuana...
  • Trump Now Winning in IA, NM, FL, CO, NV – 5 States Obama Won Twice

    09/18/2016 9:58:05 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 18th, 2016
    Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton in several states won by Barack Obama including: Iowa, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and is tied with Hillary Clinton in Michigan. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway cheered the development in a series of tweets.
  • Blame for Ford's Mexico move falls on Obama administration

    09/19/2016 11:43:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Marita Noon
    CAFE is just one of the many policies that make doing business difficult in America Ford Motor Company made headlines on Wednesday, September 9, when, during an investor conference, CEO Mark Fields told attendees that it will invest $1.6 billion building a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will move all of its small car production there during the next two to three years. The announcement was hardly news as Ford has been talking about the shift for more than a year. But in the throes of an election that has both candidates decrying companies that send jobs...
  • Donald Trump Could Win This Blue State in November

    09/19/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 19, 2016
    Yesterday, we made the case that Donald Trump could win Michigan, despite the fact that no Republican candidate for resident has won in the Wolverine State since 1988. Today, two more items have surfaced confirming Trump's surge in the union-heavy traditionally Blue state: the announcement that 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees would be placed in troubled and nearly bankrupt Flint, Michigan, without consultation with or the consent of local authorities, and the release of a Detroit Free Press poll showing that 53 percent of the Great Lake State's voters oppose settling more refugees in the hard-pressed state. According to this...
  • Could Ford moving to Mexico move Michigan into Trump's column?

    09/18/2016 4:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Sun Prairie Star ^ | September 18, 2016 | Natalia Castro, Americans for Limited Government
    Ford Motor Co. is the classic example of an all-American company, but now they are better representing what ails the American economy, as they are being forced overseas. As Ford begins plans to build a $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico for small car production, the company continues to experience the pressure of globalization crushing their American business dreams. Ford was a classic Michigan company, but as Detroit News reported Michael Martinez reports, "It will employ 2,800 at the new Mexican plant by 2020." It is no surprise Ford has to modify their building model in order to compete,...
  • Girl's charity sale hits sour note (people are scumbags)

    09/17/2016 6:39:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    For the past three years, fourth-grader Maya Leachman of Monroe has sold lemonade at her stand to raise money for Alzheimer’s research in honor of her grandfather who’s suffering from the debilitating disease. On Sunday, a thief used fake money to cheat Maya out of $50 while she was busy making sales. “It’s sad because the money was going to a good cause,” said Maya, a Triumph Academy student. “I was a little mad.” Maya raised $1,151.88 by selling her special lemonade shake-up and popcorn for four hours in front of her grandparents’ house on E. Third St., but it...
  • New poll shows Clinton and Trump nearly tied in Michigan

    09/17/2016 4:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | September 16, 2016 | Todd Spangler
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/15/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-michigan-poll/90381296/
  • Touching moment nine-year-old Michigan boy with cerebral palsy tries to stand for national anthem

    09/17/2016 12:35:16 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-16-2016 | Daily Mail reporter
    This is the heart-warming moment a boy with cerebral palsy attempts to stand for the national anthem. Logan Wilson, nine, of Chesterfield, Michigan, loves baseball and football, according to his mother Rebecca. Although Logan can't stand due to spastic quad cerebral palsy, he still attempted to show his respect for his country during the Star Spangled Banner, Rebecca said. The nine-year-old, who uses of medical devices to get around, is a sports fanatic.
  • Omarosa on Trump rebuke in Flint, African-American outreach

    09/16/2016 3:10:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/15/2016 | FoxNews
    Campaign member speaks out on candidate being scolded at event on 'America's Newsroom'
  • Clinton stumbling in Democrat-friendly Michigan

    09/16/2016 9:31:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Lightman
    Hillary Clinton’s lead in Michigan, regarded as a strong state for the Democratic nominee, is slipping. Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump, 38-35 percent, in a new Detroit Free Press/WXYZ poll. Michigan has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1992. Libertarian Gary Johnson had 10 percent support, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein had 4 percent. Trump’s gains have included white voters and men. Clinton was ahead by 2 last month while Trump now is ahead by 8. Clinton had a slight edge among men in August, but Trump is now up 5. Her backing in union households was...
  • Poll: Trump only behind by 3% in Michigan (MOE 4%)

    09/15/2016 1:28:43 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 37 replies
    9/15/2016 | Todd Spangler
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/15/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-michigan-poll/90381296/
  • IT WAS A SETUP! Flint Pastor’s Facebook Post Clearly Shows PRE-PLANNED AMBUSH of TRUMP

    09/15/2016 8:24:45 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 15, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Rev. Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church interrupted Donald Trump during his speech at her church in Flint, Michigan. Pastor Timmons asked Donald Trump to refrain from attacking Hillary Clinton in her church. But prior to his visit to the church Pastor Timmons posted her intentions on Facebook. She said, “Today is the day! We have a chance to show DONALD TRUMP than this nation is filled with intelligent, wise black citizens fo integrity many of whom live right here in FLINT, MICHIGAN. What he will see is how we are braving a manmade catastrophe....
  • Trump News Conference Now on Fox From Flint, Michigan

    09/14/2016 12:59:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Fox News | 9-14-2016 | sheikdetailfeather
    He just visited the water plant.
  • Trump in Michigan: ‘Now Cars Made in Mexico and You Can’t Drink the Water in Flint’

    09/14/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/16 | Alex Swoyer
    During Donald Trump’s visit to Flint, Michigan on Wednesday, the Republican nominee commented on how the automobile manufacturing industry has moved to Mexico — impacting trade — and how people in Flint can’t drink the water, much like the water in Mexico. “It used to be cars were made in Flint, and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico,” Trump stated. “Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint.” “That’s not good,” he added, as people chuckled in response.
  • Donald Trump To Tour Flint Water Crisis Facilities

    09/14/2016 4:00:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 14, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    NEW YORK CITY, New York—Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, is upstaging Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton yet again on Wednesday, this time with a visit to Flint, Michigan, to tour the city’s infamous water facilities in crisis.
  • Live:Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Donald J. Trump for President rally in Canton, OH 7:00 PM ET.

    09/14/2016 1:41:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 355 replies
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Canton, OH at Canton Memorial Civic Center. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Canton Memorial Civic Center Palace Theater Donald Trump also expected to make Flint, MI campaign stop Wednesday. Place and time to be announced.
  • Trump heads to Flint MI this Wednesday!

    09/13/2016 10:32:18 AM PDT · by taildragger · 55 replies
    9/1/3/16 | taildragger
    It broke here in MI an Hour ago. One of the Detroit Newspapers who are not FR friendly has the story. I won't even post their link because of I think they are on the list of not even linking..
  • Michigan’s Looming Dentist Shortage

    09/12/2016 10:19:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/8/2016 | Michael Van Beek
    Michigan appears to be about average in access to dental care. There are about 7,700 dentists in the state and over 10,000 dental hygienists. In 2011, there were 6.2 dentists per 10,000 people, exactly the national average. But there is a concerning trend: Michigan’s dentist population skews older than average and the state may be facing a dentist shortage in the near future. Results from a 2011 survey of Michigan dentists reveals the problem. At that time, 37 percent of dentists were between 55 and 64 and another 15 percent were over 65. This means that over half the dentists...
  • Time for black America to rip off their voter plantation chains

    09/08/2016 2:05:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    commdiginews ^ | 8 sept 2016 | Kevin Fobbs
    The NAACP leader has over 20 plus years of practice in perfecting his talents in falsely blaming Detroit’s plunge into economic bankruptcy, neighborhood decay and crumbling educational opportunity on Republicans... Now that the black community and America have finally gotten past that whole “First Black President” marker reality of decimated urban communities, lost economic prosperity and shattered families can return to the kitchen table for discussion. Donald Trump is not the next savior nor is Hillary Clinton. Black voters have to stop voting for the same reason and for the same party while expecting a different result. The future is...
  • Here’s the Real Reason Trump’s Outreach to Blacks Scares the Left

    09/07/2016 11:23:08 AM PDT · by oblomov · 47 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Liz Peek
    The Left hates Donald Trump, but nothing has inspired more invective than his outreach to the black community. It’s like he has barged into an exclusive club wearing the wrong color shoes. In a recent column in The New York Times, Charles Blow sounds positively unhinged by Trump’s overture to African-Americans, writing a hate-filled screed that calls the GOP candidate a bigot, a reprobate, and a charlatan whose soul is “dark” and who is “a prime example of the worst of humanity.” And that’s just in the opening paragraphs. Related: Clinton’s Email Mess Hands a Lifeline to the Floundering Trump...
  • Statewide Student Test Scores Are In and the News Isn't Good

    09/07/2016 1:02:58 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/3/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Thank goodness for Michigan’s fifth-graders. The results are in for statewide student tests administered last spring, and fifth-graders provided the highlight: More than half made a score deemed ‘proficient’ on one of the four subject-area tests administered. But not by much. Specifically, 50.6 percent of fifth-graders scored ‘proficient’ or better in English, saving the state from having the majority of every grouping of grade and subject branded as less than proficient in English, math, science and social studies. The fifth-graders’ math test was one of 18 grade and subject groupings covering students from third to 11th grade in those four...
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • Trump Visits Ben Carson's Detroit Neighborhood (Trump chats with neighbors)

    09/05/2016 7:53:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/3/2016 | AP
    Donald Trump joined former GOP rival Ben Carson on a brief visit to the Detroit neighborhood where Carson grew up. The visit was part of the GOP nominee's effort to woo African-Americans two months before the election.
  • Donald Trump visits Ben Carson's childhood home (Trump visits black neighborhoods)

    09/05/2016 7:48:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/3/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump visited Ben Carson's childhood home in Detroit as part of his outreach to African-American voters. Carson talked CNN's Jeremy Diamond about Trump's plan to stimulate the economy.
  • Trump: 'Now ... Let Us Turn Again to Our Christian Heritage to Lift Up the Soul of Our Nation'

    09/05/2016 6:24:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 5, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As an old proverb on foreign policy goes, "Only Nixon could go to China." But, after his meeting with an African-American evangelical congregation on Saturday, someday, they might make a similar statement about race relations: "Only Trump could go to Detroit." Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump absolutely stunned the political world with a speech that went directly to the heart of his efforts to reach out to African-American voters. And afterward, a number of African-American faith leaders said they were swayed by his comments. "For centuries, the African-American church has been the conscience of our country," he said. "It's from...
  • Cameraman who refused to cut feed of Trump's blessing gets an awesome job offer

    09/05/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    Reuters ordered their cameraman to stop filming just as Trump was being blessed by Bishop Jackson. The cameraman ignored the order and kept shooting. "I'm shooting this. I Don't care. I will take a demotion," said the cameraman. In case the cameraman lost his job, the RSBN network just posted an offer. Hope he accepts! @RSBNetwork: "To the cameraman who told Reuters you'd take a demotion rather than cut feed at #TrumpInDetroit, contact us- we will pay you much better..." 3:00 AM - 5 Sep 2016 · Opelika, AL, United States
  • Increasingly insane Detroit editor: Trump speech to black church is a sinister racist plot

    09/05/2016 8:06:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Unhinged: A "journalist" who claims he can discern meanings other than those suggested by a man's words has essentially turned his own imagination into his primary source The media’s Donald-Trump-as-racist narrative is apparently unfalsifiable. No matter what Trump does, it’s proof he’s a racist. If he ignores black voters altogether, that makes him a racist. If he appeals for black votes in front of a largely white audience, as he did a few weeks ago, that’s proof that he’s a racist. And if he actually goes to a majority black area to speak at a mostly black church? That’s the...
  • VIDEO: Heckler calls Bill Clinton ‘NAFTA Boy’ at Detroit Labor Day parade

    09/05/2016 8:23:24 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/5/2016 | Kyle Olson
    While Hillary Clinton is relying heavily on union support for a November victory, not all union members are forgetting the Clintons’ past. As Bill Clinton was walking in the Detroit Labor Day parade, he was heckled by someone shouting “No NAFTA Boy!” as he went by.
  • Behind The Scenes With Trump In Detroit: How The Donald Has Become ‘The Hope Candidate’

    09/04/2016 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4,2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential nominee, delivered a positive and uplifting message filled with hope and opportunity here at the Great Faith Ministries International church. In addition to Dr. Ben Carson and Omarosa, Breitbart News accompanied Trump on the trip to Detroit to provide an original and behind-the-scenes look into how he is offering an uplifting message to all Americans—including the black community.
  • Trump plans to stick to urban visits, unveil jobs plan

    09/04/2016 7:55:40 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    detroitnews.com ^ | 9/4/2016 | Chad Livengood and Leonard N. Fleming
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  • Trump brings message of unity to black church in Detroit

    09/03/2016 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Ashley Killough, CNN
    A subdued Donald Trump on Saturday directly addressed a largely African-American audience for the first time as a presidential candidate, delivering a warmly received message of unity that focused on fixing economic hardship in the black community. Trump spoke to members of the Great Faith Ministries, a nondenominational church in Detroit, part of his outreach to what is typically a sizable Democratic voting bloc. His visit, however, was greeted by protests outside of the church ahead of his arrival. For centuries, the African-American church has been the conscience of this country. So true," Trump said, reading from prepared remarks. He...
  • Black Church Pastor Puts Prayer Shawl on Donald Trump

    09/03/2016 3:09:42 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 80 replies
    Black Church Pastor Puts Prayer Shawl on Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump Dances at Black Church in Detroit

    09/03/2016 3:06:56 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 43 replies
    Donald Trump Dances at Black Church in Detroit
  • Trump gets warm welcome in black church - protests outside

    09/03/2016 3:32:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | September 3rd, 2016 | By Lesley Clark
    <p>When Carletta Griffin heard Donald Trump call Saturday from the pulpit of a black church for a “civil rights agenda for our time,” she heard a man talking from the heart, with affection for her community.</p> <p>“What he said sealed the deal for me,” Griffin, 41, an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, said while leaving the Great Faith Ministries International where the Republican presidential nominee received a warm welcome – and even a prayer shawl – as he delivered brief, scripted remarks and quoted Scripture.</p>
  • From Philadelphia to Detroit, Trump Continues to Reach Out to African Americans

    09/03/2016 10:13:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 3, 2016 | Staff
    On Saturday, Donald Trump will head to Detroit to meet with local black leaders following a trip to another predominantly black community in North Philadelphia. While Mr. Trump has been making a pitch to black voters on the stump, the events kick off what will be the first serious concerted effort by a Republican presidential candidate in at least a decade. Mr. Trump on Friday sat down with African American elected officials and clergy at a charter school in Philly to discuss the cost and accessibility of healthcare, the impact on the black community from immigration and criminal justice reform....
  • No Media is Reporting What Just Happened to Trump in Detroit So We Will…

    09/03/2016 7:42:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 135 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 9/3/2016 | AM
    Media doesn’t quite know what to do with the prayer shawl — and standing ovation — the GOP nominee received following his speech to an historically black church in Detroit. Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. The church was super happy to have him here… Everybody did really enjoy his speech. Donald Trump ended with a bible verse: I’d like to conclude with a passage from First John, Chapter 4: You know it! You see most groups I speak to don’t know that. But we know. If you want we can say it...
  • VIDEO=> DONALD TRUMP RECEIVES STANDING OVATION at Detroit Great Faith Ministries Church

    09/03/2016 1:37:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    WHAT AN AMAZING SPEECH! Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. Video—Trump speaks at black church in Detroit: "A lot of people don’t realize that Abraham Lincoln…was a Republican" https://t.co/gkbf70u8hB — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 3, 2016 The congregation was VERY HAPPY to have Donald Trump as a visitor. Shot lots of video of dancing Trump at church in Detroit, will share some later. Crowd enthusiastic. pic.twitter.com/urJHj6N5mP — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 3, 2016 Donald Trump ended his 14 minute speech with a Bible verse. I’d like to conclude with a passage from First...
  • Sharpton on Trump's Remarks at Black Church: 'Insult to Our Intelligence'

    09/03/2016 6:34:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Al Sharpton wasn't all that impressed by Donald Trump"s black outreach efforts with a visit to a Detroit church today. He said on MSNBC this afternoon that Trump "blew an opportunity" to lay out a clear vision of his agenda for the black community in an ideal forum for that. And with Trump talking about communities learning from each other, Sharpton said, "Harlem is on the same island as Trump Tower. What have you gone up there and learned?" He argued that it sounds like Trump is "just discovering" what black people need but not actually outlining specific policies for...
  • 'I'm here to listen': Trump brings message of unity to parishioners at black church in Detroit

    09/03/2016 11:07:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/2016 | DAVID MARTOKSO,
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made an appeal directly to African-American voters while speaking at a black church in Detroit on Saturday and said they are 'God's greatest gift to our nation.' The billionaire traveled to the city for a special service at the Great Faith International Ministries church along with Dr. Ben Carson and Omarosa Manigault, his director of African-American Outreach. Trump vowed that if he was elected president he would bring jobs back to impoverished black communities. His latest trip comes amid criticism that Trump has yet to bring his message into black communities across America, after weeks...
  • Live Coverage of Donald Trump in Detroit, MI - Great Faith Intl' Ministries 9/3/16

    09/03/2016 8:44:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 79 replies
    RSBN ^ | 9/3/2016 | RSBN
    Live Coverage of Donald Trump in Detroit, MI - Great Faith Intl' Ministries 9/3/16
  • Donald Trump to Address Black Detroit Church Saturday

    09/03/2016 7:57:18 AM PDT · by euram · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Sept 3 2016 | Candace Smith
    In the weeks since Donald Trump began making an overt appeal to African-Americans, one of the greatest criticisms he has received is that his appeals are made before largely white audiences. This weekend, Trump is addressing those concerns head-on, traveling to Detroit, Michigan, to attend a black church service and interview with the presiding bishop. He will attend the Saturday service at Great Faith International Ministries and will also participate in an interview with Bishop Wayne Jackson that will air on Jackson’s Impact Network. This is the first time that Trump has attended a black church during this cycle. Conversely,...
  • $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Would Kill 281,000 Michigan Jobs

    09/01/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A recent study by a conservative think tank found that raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost Michigan the equivalent of 281,000 full-time jobs in 2021. The wage raise would directly affect 37.4 percent of wage and salary workers in Michigan, said the study, which was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. The study, titled “How $15-per-Hour Minimum Starting Wages Would Affect Each State,” also looked at the effect of raising the federal minimum wage, which covers fewer jobs than the state law. Raising the federal wage to $15 an hour would lead to an...
  • Detroit Had More Corruption in One Day Than John Oliver Found in Charter Schools Over 10 Years

    09/01/2016 8:56:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A national talk show comedian's 18-minute takedown of the nationwide charter school movement concluded the schools have been allowed to “run wild,” based in part on financial scandals. The segment from HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver was applauded by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone and many other news outlets. But critics of Oliver’s pseudo-serious tirade say he cherry picked incidents from around the country – some as far back as 2000 – to portray a charter school movement with little or no oversight. At one point Oliver talks about a charter school in Philadelphia that was under new...
  • More Than 2 Dozen Pro-Trump Flash Mobs Popping Up Across Michigan Tuesday

    08/30/2016 8:52:31 AM PDT · by orchestra · 30 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 8/30/2016
    WARREN (WWJ) – Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to court black voters in Detroit this weekend, supporters are holding more than two dozen flash mobs across the state. In metro Detroit, the flash mobs are happening at 4 p.m. Tuesday in several locations: 8 Mile and Haggerty (Meijer) in Northville; Rochester Road just north of M-59 (Lowes) in Rochester Hills; Pontiac Trail and M-5 in Commerce Township; M-59 and Bogie Lake Road (Meijer) in White Lake; Telegraph and 12 Mile (Meijer) in Southfield; 12 Mile and Van Dyke in Warren; 23 Mile and Gratiot (Meijer) in Chesterfield; Telegraph and Stewart...