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Childish Michigan Republicans Withhold Money And Refuse To Repair Roads In Democratic Districts

Childish Michigan Republicans Withhold Money And Refuse To Repair Roads In Democratic Districts

Had enough of potholes lately? This might be of interest. According to a story in Crains Detroit Business, at the end of March, Republicans in the Michigan state legislature are keeping a tight fist on road repair funds in Democratic districts, intentionally punishing Democrats for voting against Republican legislation that […]

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Emails Show Republican Governor Used State Budget To Boost Profits For Family Member

Emails Show Republican Governor Used State Budget To Boost Profits For Family Member

On March 24, 2014, the Michigan Democratic Party released emails that show Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, along with his former budget director and current adviser, colluded to give a massive taxpayer funded subsidy to a member of the governor’s family. Cousin George’s furniture business got a big boost in […]

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Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned In Michigan? Not So Fast

Image is the logo for Equality Michigan, which is 'Michigan's only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.' You can find their site here.

On Friday, March 21, 2014, just before 5 pm, a federal judge found Michigan’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Less then 24 hours later, over 300 marriage licenses had been issued to same sex couples, in just four of Michigan’s counties. On Saturday, March 21, the Detroit News reported that […]

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WATCH: Banks Can Recoup Their Loses, But These Detroit Retirees Can’t

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Detroit retirees beseech bankruptcy judge not to axe their pensions

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WATCH: Rachel Maddow Tears Michigan’s Outrageous ‘Rape Insurance’ Law To Shreds

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Michigan’s outrageous ‘rape insurance law’ goes into effect today, trampling on women’s rights. Watch an angry Rachel Maddow tear it to shreds.

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Michigan Legislature Wants to Pass Bill To Fine Citizens Up To $1k Per Day For Picketing

Bye-bye First Amendment rights, Michigan GOP and Tea Party reps pass a law requiring judges to fine citizens up to $1k per day, for picketing an employer. Image: Kheel Center

Bye-bye First Amendment rights, Michigan GOP and Tea Party reps pass a law requiring judges to fine citizens up to $1k per day, for picketing an employer.

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Caught On Video: Police Hit, Tie Down, Then Chop Off Possible Rape Victim’s Hair (VIDEO)

Caught On Video: Police Hit, Tie Down, Then Chop Off Possible Rape Victim’s Hair (VIDEO)

Police caught on camera hitting, tying down a 22 year old black mother before chopping off her hair; Worse, she may have been a rape victim in need of help.

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GOP Governor’s Insane Plan For Fixing Detroit: Import 50K Immigrants And Keep Them There (VIDEO)

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To solve Detroit’s financial woes, MI Governor Snyder would bring in 50,000 jobless immigrants on special visas that forbid them to leave the city.

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Enbridge Pipeline Skater Runs For US Senate, Takes On Fossil Fuels Industry

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Chris Wahmhoff, best known for his outspoken views on the fossil fuel industry, is running for Michigan US Senate. You won’t believe how he plans to win.

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Michigan Republicans Pass Law Forcing Women To Buy ‘Rape Insurance’

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Michigan has passed a new laws which requires women to get special ‘rape insurance’ in the state if they want to be covered in the event of sexual assault.

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Watch: Homeless Veteran’s Amazing Transformation Will Make You Cry (VIDEO)

Watch: Homeless Veteran’s Amazing Transformation Will Make You Cry (VIDEO)

This amazing video of a homeless veteran makeover shows the kind of change that can take place when we reach out to people with kindness.

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Detroit’s Mayor-Elect Opposed State Takeover, But Vows Cooperation To Regain Local Control

Detroit’s Mayor-Elect Opposed State Takeover, But Vows Cooperation To Regain Local Control

Mayor-Elect Duggan won on his vision for Detroit and his vow of cooperation to end state management of the city. The question is, will Michigan let him?

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Massive Fraud In Detroit Election A Big Deal For Michigan

Massive Fraud In Detroit Election A Big Deal For Michigan

Write-in candidate won the election in Detroit? Maybe not, as widespread election fraud is being reported across the motor city.

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State of Michigan Incredibly Claims It Has The Right To ‘Regulate Sexual Relationships’

What does the right to 'regulate sexual relationships' even mean? Will the State of Michigan will start requiring permits for authorized activities?

What does the right to ‘regulate sexual relationships’ even mean? Will the State of Michigan will start requiring permits for authorized sexual activities?

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GOP Appointed Officials Black Out Detroit During Heatwave To “Send Them A Strong Message” (VIDEO)

GOP Appointed Officials Black Out Detroit During Heatwave To “Send Them A Strong Message” (VIDEO)

Heat wave caused the power outage in Detroit this week, right? Not so fast. It turns out that the cities Emergency Manager cut off the power intentionally.

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32 Countries Get More Federal Money Than Detroit — Is That Right? (INFOGRAPHIC)

32 Countries Get More Federal Money Than Detroit — Is That Right? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Detroit is an absolute mess. The murder rate is second-highest in the nation, people are leaving the city, and jobs are disappearing. A government bailout to fix the city would cost the federal government $20 billion — a number than many think is not unreasonable, especially considering the amount we’ve […]

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Sexist Reporter Reminds Female Candidate She Has Children; 10 Questions They Should Save For Next Time

Photo of Barb Byrum by Justin Wan for The (Michigan State University) State News.

This reporter’s boneheaded question for this experienced female politician shows that media sexism’s alive and well in Michigan.

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Rush Limbaugh Blames Black People For Detroit Bankruptcy

Limbaugh's reasoning for the economic woes of Detroit is as inane and idiotic as most of his blather... racism mixed with economic cluelessness. Video screenshot.

Limbaugh’s reasoning for the economic woes of Detroit is as inane and idiotic as most of his blather… racism mixed with economic cluelessness.

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Bad News For Keystone: Michigan’s Oldest Brewery Sues Oil Pipeline Company

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The Kalamazoo River oil spill and other recent disasters prove Big Oil can’t be trusted with the Keystone Pipeline project.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Decision May Help Overturn Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

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Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law is put to the test once again as a judge orders presidential review of the attempted bankruptcy of Detroit.

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