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 […]

Walt Sorg on the 2014 races

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Today we talk to our dear friend Walt Sorg. Walt & I speculate on who’s in and who’s out in 2014. The conversation started with Gary Peters v Debbie Dingell but that question was resolved over the weekend, so I cut that bit out. You may still find some references to that topic in the […]

Thursday briefing and open thread

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Thursday evening already? The week is flying by. Presidential Let’s start with the indicators indicating that President Obama will be elected. According to we are winning the Presidential Mask poll. And as you may (or not?) know, the Presidential mask poll predicts the outcome of the election. We already won the kid poll. And […]

New ad targets Pete Hoekstra on Medicare

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Progress Michigan has released a new ad that highlights Pete Hoekstra’s support for a budget to end Medicare: You remember Politician Pete Hoekstra. In Congress, Politician Pete sided with the special interests to privatize Social Security. Now, Pete Hoekstra works for Washington lobbyists, getting rich standing up for special interests. Hoekstra supports a plan to […]

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 […]

Tell Hoekstra and Romney NO on November 6


As you know, the 2012 elections are less than six months from now and the stakes are higher than ever. Whoever wins this election will determine whether our nation will continue to move to a new tune or rewind the same old song. We want leaders who can relate to and implement measures that will […]

Wednesday briefing and open thread


Well, somebody made the mistake of letting me fill in for Christine today and tomorrow, so the entire round up will be on ALEC… Just kidding, but take TIME for that story, will try not to mention it again today. Did you know? The daily Front Pages of Michigan Newspapers are posted by the Newseum […]

Pandering Pete Hoekstra


In response to a wave of negative reactions to his $75,000 Super Bowl ad buy (filmed in California), Pete Hoekstra has tried to deflect criticism by accusing Democrats of “talk(ing) about race when they can’t defend their records…” Unfortunately for Pete, the ad has been panned by figures on all sides of the political spectrum, […]

Elizabeth Warren money bomb

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I’d like to call attention to the Elizabeth Warren money bomb. This is an ad that is running today only, and if you are reading this through RSS or our newsletter, then you won’t see it. This is the content of the ad: Today, January 19, Scott Brown celebrates the two-year anniversary of his election. […]

Michigan Republicans vote to turn down federal money to create statewide health exchange

Republicans got very, very busy in the short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of the things House Republicans did was to vote to turn down federal funds for creating a statewide health exchange to help make health care insurance available to all Michiganders. In an action with major implications for health reform in Michigan, […]

Marijuana, Fred Meijer, WatP, and a Kansas apology

Interesting things going on. Schuette loves his pot (strictly as a political issue) Remember a while back I talked about the hypocrisy of Bill Schuette? Federal law trumps state law when it comes to medical marijuana but state law trumps federal law when it comes to civil rights? Well that was just a glimpse into […]

Ann Arbor Obama campaign office opens with 100+ activists in attendance

After several years of hearing how Democrats are demoralized and unwilling to get involved in politics and elections, an event in Ann Arbor showed that the so-called “enthusiasm gap” is slimming and not just by a little bit. On Sunday, Obama for America (OFA), the official campaign of the Obama reelection drive, opened their campaign […]