Debbie Stabenow: MSU won the FRIB competition fair & square


Today our friend Walt Sorg spends a few minutes with Senator Debbie Stabenow. Senator Stabenow was at the East Lansing Rotary meeting yesterday, and Walt was able to get some time with her before she left. They discuss: Clean energy at The Board of Water & Light Congressional deadlock – what used to be bipartisan […]

Rudy Hobbs – Sick leave legislation is a public health issue

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In this special audio segment we talk to State Rep Rudy Hobbs about his legislation, HB4706 (Hobbs press release here) Today we discuss: The stats on how many people cannot take a sick day This bill makes sense from economic security and public health perspectives How the GOP will react to this bill This is […]

Congressman Dan Kildee on his first 100 days in office


Today marks 100 days that Dan Kildee has been in Congress. Today we talk to him about what he’s been working on during his first 100 days in office. Today we talk about What the Whip does in the House The struggle to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) The Paycheck Fairness Act – […]

Sequester impact on Michigan, audio from Dan Kildee, Sean McCann, Curtis Hertel Jr, UAW membership on the rise, Agema still hurting GOP


Today we have more audio from the March 28 tele-presser with Congressman Dan Kildee, State Rep Sean McCann, and Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. The official recording of the entire presser is in the show notes. The full audio includes the identification of the media as well as the Kildee audio that […]

MI Republican Congressmen at the top of the anti-relief vote

It should come as no surprise that professional clowns Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio are at the top of the list (alphabetically, ha!) of the Republicans who voted against relief for Sandy victims. Here’s the image, snagged from DK: More on the vote at Daily Kos

MI-06 Mike O’Brien Shreds Fred Upton in first debate: Can He Do it Again? Polls & Race Closing


As the national presidential debates come to a close, it is time to return to local debates and races where Democratic challengers are gaining ground, one of those is the Mike O’Brien for Congress campaign closing race with 26-year Republican incumbent Fred Upton, GOP Chair of the Energy and Commerce committee in the US House […]

Ryan’s Medicare scheme may cost Benishek his seat

I was perusing the news for today’s briefing and I came across this article on DKos: House Republicans have real reason to fear Paul Ryan Even before Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan to the ticket, our Battleground polling results indicated an erosion of support for Republicans, largely based on Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare and […]

Republican Party treason – the coordinated strategy to weaken the US economy during a time of war

Treason: Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the […]

Michigan primary election results – US Senate and US House of Representatives

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Michigan August 2012 primary election results – US Senate and US House of Representatives Hoekstra defeats Durant, etc. for the opportunity to lose to Debbie Stabenow in November. Not much question in the results: Clark Durant Gary Glenn Randy Hekman Pete Hoekstra Debbie Stabenow 217,457 36,128 45,299 357,186 397,613 Stabenow (inc) v Hoekstra in November […]

No Gimmicks, No Gamesmanship: Pass The Violence Against Women Act Immediately


Protecting women against domestic violence shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Yet, Senate Republicans have turned the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into a political game once again, threatening to water down the bill and even kill it altogether. Since its passage in 1994, VAWA has saved countless lives. Additionally, it has enacted […]

Meet Mike O’Brien


If you are anywhere near Southwest Michigan this Saturday, come join us for the O’Brien for Congress Announcement Tour. Mike O’Brien is our Democratic candidate to take on Fred Upton in the Sixth District this fall — or, if fate and the Republican primary voters decree, Jack Hoogendyk. Mike O’Brien of Douglas, Michigan, will announce […]

NRA/Florida ALEC Gun Model Most Closely Matches Michigan Bill & more OMG Gun Stuff


A new report shows that Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in the middle of the Trayvon Martin tragedy was written by the NRA and pushed in multiple State Legislatures by ALEC finds that a Michigan 2005-2006 Bill most closely matches the controversial Florida law. Even as all that is happening, the Michigan ALEC member sponsor […]