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 […]

Tuesday briefing and open thread

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Today I’d like to start with the 3 most recent clips from Current TV. Cent & TYT: Prosecutors told Gov. Walker he is a target of investigation, cannot be cleared before recall election, Shuster says Correspondent David Shuster reports live from Wisconsin about the possibility that Gov. Scott Walker could be indicted in a long-running […]

Monday briefing and open thread

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Let’s start with our former First Family, who I happened to like a whole lot better than our current First Family. You know it’s true because it was reported in MIRS on Thursday January 19 2012, in a column titled “Liberals Twitter Bomb Snyder With Personal Attacks.” Hehehe. Love ya MIRS. Back to topic, Granholm […]

Friday briefing and open thread

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Nice and simple today. First up, a clip from Jennifer Granholm: Federal court ruling on DOMA shows ‘equality is not a partisan issue’ Aisha Moodie-Mills, from the Center for American Progress, talks to Jennifer Granholm about the implications of the first federal court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act. “Today’s ruling is really critical […]

Thursday briefing and open thread

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First up, Beer with Bloggers! Tonight! From Eclectablog’s most recent write up on it .. Here’s our current list of confirmed bloggers: As I mentioned before, progressive radio talk show host Tony Trupiano from First Shift with Tony Trupiano on 1310 AM WDTW will be joining us. Other confirmed attendees are: Event co-organizer and super-blogger […]

Wednesday briefing and open thread

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Surely someone has a $10 word to comfort Thad McCotter? So you all know by now that Thad McCotter had some issues with his signatures? McCotter may be ousted from Congress without even an election. .. [snip MIRS NEWS quote] .. McCotter turned in 2000 signatures according to the Secretary of State’s office. Assuming that’s […]

Friday briefing and open thread

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TGIF. Overused, but genuine. Oh, the suck of it. Romney hits up Snyder for an endorsement on his education plan: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took on the role of Mitt Romney surrogate this week praising his newly released education plan as “on the right track.” The Republican governor endorsed Romney shortly before Michigan’s Feb. 28 […]

Thursday briefing and open thread

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I really can’t believe that it’s May 24 already. The year is just rollin’ by. So here’s more on our plans to take back the House: Rep. Jeff Irwin, a caucus campaign co-chair from Ann Arbor, acknowledged that 2010 was a “horrible year” for Michigan Democrats, but said he sees a silver lining in the […]

Wednesday briefing and open thread

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Hello and happy middle of the week! Let’s start with a bit on the 2010 Enbridge oil spill: The 158 documents and 58 photos will provide the factual basis for the National Transportation Safety Board’s conclusion of what caused the spill, said spokesman Peter Knudson. … The investigation into the cause of the spill began […]

Tuesday briefing and open thread

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Let’s start with more on the escapades of The Incredible Lying Schmidt Here’s Mark Brewer talking to Tony about this yesterday: I followed Mark with some thoughts of my own. In short, I think Bolger made some promises of support for Schmidt in other races. State Senate is the idea I floated here, but maybe […]

Monday briefing and open thread

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I’m just going to call this “The ‘Incredible Lying Schmidt’ Edition” First up, the latest MDP release on The Incredible Lying Schmidt: We know from various reports, including a Roy Schmidt television interview with WZZM on May 16th, that Bolger and Schmidt spoke for weeks, if not months, about Schmidt’s party switch. We also know […]

Friday briefing and open thread

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I am full of gratitude and anticipation for the weekend. How about you kids? Let’s start with Senator Randy Richardville, an elected “representative of the people,” sucking off … I mean, sucking up to Mackinac Center: Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, told reporters “Tell the Mackinac Center that, OK?” on Wednesday in announcing his […]