Tag Archives: Michigan

Rep. John Conyers Resigns Effective Immediately

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving current member of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, called into a local radio show on Tuesday ...

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Democratic Rep. John Conyers To Announce Retirement

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, plans to announce Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will make the announcement by calling into a local ...

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MICHIGAN: Dem AG Candidate Causes Stir With Unique Promise Not To Commit Sexual Harassment [VIDEO]

Wonkette reports: Meet Dana Nessel, a Democratic candidate for Michigan Attorney General. She’s a Detroit attorney who became Michigan-famous for leading the legal fight for marriage equality in the Great Lakes State (and in the Wolverine State, too). And as her pretty-damn-good online ad suggests, she has a good idea for reducing the amount of sexual harassment by icky men ...

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MICHIGAN: Former Asst AG Wants Law License Back Because Anti-Gay Haters Have Power Thanks To Trump

This freak show is still making news after all these years. The Detroit Free Press reports: A former Michigan assistant attorney general known for his attacks on the first openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan is appealing the decision by a discipline board to revoke his law license. Andrew Shirvell claims the board was biased against ...

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POLL: Kid Rock Trails Dem Incumbent By 18 Points

The Hill reports: Possible GOP Senate hopeful Kid Rock is trailing Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) by double digits in a new poll. The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, trails the senior Democratic senator from Michigan, 52 to 34 percent, in a hypothetical match-up, according to a Media Research Group poll released early Thursday. MRG’s president, Tom Shields, said ...

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MICHIGAN: ACLU Sues State Over Gay Adoption

USA Today reports: The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Wednesday against the state of Michigan challenging a law that allows adoption agencies to spurn potential LGBT parents under the guise of religion. Religious exemption laws let people, churches and sometimes corporations cite religious beliefs as a reason not to enforce a law — such as declining to marry a ...

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Kid Rock: Your President Is Donald Motherfucking Trump But Wait ‘Til You Hear About Me For President

Via Breitbart: Kid Rock delivered a defiant political speech from behind a podium during his concert Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in which he blasted “deadbeat dads” and “f*cking bigots” and the KKK, telling them to “stay the f*ck away.” “And if you want to take a knee, or sit during our Star-Spangled Banner,” he continued. “Call me a ...

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MICHIGAN: Kid Rock Responds To Claim Of Campaign Finance Violation By Telling Press “Go Fuck Yourselves”

He’ll be cheered on Breitbart for this: Kid Rock is blasting reports that he could be in violation of campaign finance laws ahead of a possible Michigan Senate bid, telling the “misinformed press” to “go f–k yourselves.” “I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign ...

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Mayor Of Hell Bans All Straight People

Michigan Live reports: “Make Hell gay again.” That was the message from the newly-appointed-and-then-impeached “mayor of the small, unincorporated community in Michigan’s Livingston County. Confused? Let’s explain further. In a series of comical Tweets sent out on Wednesday, Aug. 30, comedian and internet personality Elijah Daniel explained that he was named the legal mayor of Hell, Michigan when he was ...

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A Message From Alleged Senate Candidate Kid Rock

Twitchy is thrilled: We still don’t know if Kid Rock is running for Senate in Michigan or not, but he’s doing all the right things to reach out to voters. Like this greeting to his fans over on Twitter. When will we see him campaign with President Trump? And notice the male-to-female ratio on the plane? That means Mr. Rock ...

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MICHIGAN: Kid Rock Leads US Senate Poll

Detroit’s CBS affiliate reports: Senator Kid Rock? It’s not as crazy as it might sound. Poll results released on Friday show that Robert Richie — also known as performer Kid Rock — would have the lead among Republicans in the primary race. According to polling results from Target Insyght, Richie would earn 33 percent of the votes in the Republican ...

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Rapper Kid Rock Confirms Bid For US Senate

Via Breitbart: Musician Kid Rock confirmed his run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Michigan Thursday with a fiery Facebook message in which he blasted the media for “once again” being “wrong” about his potential candidacy and took a shot at incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Rock also addressed his would-be political opponent, longtime Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ...

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MICHIGAN: State Appeals Court Rules Against Woman Who Sued Over Transgender Woman In Locker Room

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a Midland health club in a lawsuit filed by a woman who said her rights were violated when she encountered a transgender person in the locker room. The court found no evidence of sexual harassment, noting that Yvette Cormier and a transgender woman were both wearing clothes ...

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MICHIGAN: Hate Group Sues On Behalf Of Wedding Venue After They Refuse To Host Same-Sex Events

The Associated Press reports: A Michigan apple grower who posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t allow gay couples to get married at his farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing on Wednesday after he was shut out of an outdoor farmer’s market. The city said Stephen Tennes wasn’t invited back to the market because vendors must follow ...

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MICHIGAN: Former Assistant Attorney General Finally Disbarred Over 2010 Harassment Of Gay Student

Remember this tool? The Associated Press reports: A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Andrew Shirvell’s disbarment was ordered Thursday by a panel at the Attorney Discipline Board. He can appeal to the full board. ...

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MICHIGAN: Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Church Who Sued Man For Sign Saying They “Believe In Love”

Michigan Live reports: A judge dismissed Jenison Bible Church’s lawsuit against a gay man who displayed a sign implying the church supported same-sex marriage. Daniel VanderLey asked area churches to take a public stand against Bradlee Dean, an advocate for traditional marriage, who was speaking at a “God and Country” event at Jenison Center for the Arts. VanderLey, who contended ...

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MICHIGAN: GOP Official Calls For “Another Kent State” To Stop “Thuggery” Of Anti-Milo Protests [VIDEO]

Upstate Michigan’s ABC affiliate reports: Dan Adamini was upset when he saw the recent protests at U.C. Berkeley. “This was not a protest. This was a riot,” said Adamini. We had buildings being vandalized, we had people being beaten and assaulted.” A tweet, posted by Adamini Thursday morning, said, ‘Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent ...

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MICHIGAN: Federal Judge Ends Recount Effort

The Detroit Free Press reports: After two days of ballot counting, conflicting court decisions and legal wranglings between frustrated lawyers, a federal judge on Wednesday night halted the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast for president in Michigan, concluding there’s no real evidence of foul play and there’s no valid reason to continue the recount. In his eight-page opinion, ...

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MICHIGAN: Federal Judge Orders Recount, State GOP Chair “Outraged” That Jill Stein Is Using The Courts

The Detroit Free Press reports: A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan’s presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to “assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours” to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline. Lawyers for Green Party candidate Jill Stein urged the action in an emergency request, ...

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MICHIGAN: Republican AG Bill Schuette Sues To Stop Jill Stein’s “Expensive And Frivolous” Recount Effort

The Associated Press reports: Michigan’s attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block a potential recount of the state’s presidential vote, which was won by his fellow Republican, Donald Trump. Attorney General Bill Schuette, like the Trump campaign, argues that Green Party candidate Jill Stein cannot seek the recount because she was not “aggrieved” to the point at ...

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