Tag Archives: Michigan

MI State Rep Who Fought Lockdown Tests COVID+

The Detroit News reports: A Michigan senator who has been a vocal critic of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of COVID-19 says he tested positive for the virus after going through a screening process because of his service in the Army National Guard. Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, who is viewed as a rising star in the Republican Party, sponsored a bill …

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Michigan Gov Stiffens Lockdown, Closes Bars Statewide

Click On Detroit reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Starting on July 31, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state. “As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders …

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Rep. Justin Amash Won’t Seek Reelection: “I’ll Miss It”

The Detroit Free Press reports: When U.S. Rep. Justin Amash ended his exploratory bid for the presidency, Libertarian activists held out hope he would run for re-election to his seat in the U.S. House, where he is the first and only Libertarian to serve in Congress. It seems they are about to be disappointed. A top Amash aide reiterated this …

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Michigan Man Killed By Cop After He Stabbed Elderly Man Who Asked Him To Wear Mask At Store [VIDEO]

Click On Detroit reports: A Michigan man who refused to wear a mask inside a store was later shot and killed by a deputy after he stabbed another customer during an argument about the mask issue, police said. Investigators said the argument happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Quality Dairy store in Dimondale. The argument ended with a 77-year-old …

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Michigan Bar Linked To 85 New COVID Cases [VIDEO]

Lansing’s ABC News affiliate reports: People who visited a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, are being asked to self-quarantine because roughly 85 people contracted Covid-19 after visiting the establishment this month, a health official says. The Health Department is asking patrons who visited Harper’s Restaurant & Brew Pub between June 12 and June 20 to self-quarantine, and report cases of …

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POLL: Joe Biden +16 In Battleground State Michigan

The Detroit Free Press reports: The damage done to President Donald Trump’s standing in Michigan following recent protests outside the White House and in cities across the U.S. may have been even greater than originally believed, a new poll released to the Free Press said Tuesday. Two weeks ago, EPIC-MRA of Lansing, a polling firm that does work for the …

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Michigan Cultists Burn Absentee Ballot Applications

The Detroit Free Press reports: People burned letters informing them that they can vote by absentee ballot in future elections during a protest near Grand Rapids. The applications were burned Friday during an event called Operation Incinerator outside the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker. Many people had flags, shirts and signs showing support for President Donald Trump and Republicans. “For them …

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POLL: Joe Biden +12 In Battleground State Michigan

The Detroit Free Press reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has increased his lead over President Donald Trump to 12 percentage points in Michigan, where voters are unhappy with Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee, leads Republican Trump in Michigan 53-41, according to a poll conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing …

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Michigan Governor To Lift Stay-At-Home Order

Michigan Live reports: Michigan’s stay-at-home order will be lifted and bars and restaurants across the state will be allowed to reopen in a limited capacity in the coming days after being shuttered for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce this afternoon. She will also loosen restrictions on gatherings, allowing for up to 100 …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Stupid” Michigan AG Over Masks

The Hill reports: President Trump late Thursday fired back at criticism from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D), who called him a “petulant child who refuses to follow the rules” for not wearing a mask during a visit to a Ford plant in the state. The president responded by suggesting Nessel “was taking out her anger and stupidity” on Ford. …

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MI Gov Blasts Trump’s “Ridiculous” Threat To Defund

NBC News reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump’s threats to withhold federal funding from her state as “ridiculous,” a “distraction” and “scary.” In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Whitmer was asked about the president’s vow to withhold funding in response to Michigan’s pursuit of mass mail-in voting. She did not spare words. “You can …

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Trump Again Lies He Was “Michigan Man Of The Year”

The indefatigable Daniel Dale reports for CNN: President Donald Trump has a favorite way to illustrate what he says is the strength of his relationship with the critical swing state he is visiting on Thursday. He tells a story about how he was once named Michigan’s “Man of the Year,” though there is no evidence this ever happened. It’s worth …

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Michigan Gov To Lift Lockdown In Northern Regions

The Detroit News reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday the partial reopening of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Starting Friday, two regions — 6 and 8, which include 17 northern Michigan counties and the entire Upper Peninsula — will be among areas to see relief from some restrictions. The plan would reopen retail businesses and offices in those regions …

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Man Charged For Death Threats Against MI Gov, AG

The Detroit News reports: A 32-year-old Detroit man is facing a felony charge after allegedly making “credible threats to kill” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Robert Sinclair Tesh with false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years …

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Michigan Cultists Fight Each Other Over Noose Display

The Detroit Free Press reports: Tension mounted at Thursday’s Michigan Capitol demonstration about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown orders when two protesters fought over a noose display, and police confiscated an ax. A brief skirmish occurred when some protesters objected to another demonstrator’s display of a doll with a noose around its neck, along with an American flag, witnesses said. Other …

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Militia Groups To Again Protest At Michigan’s Capitol

Yahoo News reports: Right wing militia groups in Michigan plan to rally at the state capitol building on Thursday to protest Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders that she put in place to slow the deadly spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday’s demonstration will be the latest in a series of protests that started as a demonstration against the lockdown …

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Facebook Deletes Calls To Assassinate Michigan Gov

The Detroit Metro Times reports: Dozens of angry Michiganders, fueled by conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus, are promoting violence and mobilizing armed rallies against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Facebook, in violation of the social media company’s policies. On Sunday, after being contacted by Metro Times, Facebook removed one of the groups, Michigan United for Liberty, and deleted posts …

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MICHIGAN: GOP Lawmaker Busted For Shoplifting After Being Censured For Attending Cultist Lockdown Rally

The Detroit Free Press reports: Censured Royal Oak City Commissioner Kim Gibbs has found herself in the news again, this time for being caught shoplifting. The embattled elected official issued a statement Wednesday evening on the misdemeanor shoplifting offense. “I would like to apologize to my family, friends and especially my constituents for my substantial lapse in judgement today, Wednesday, …

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GOP US Rep Sues Over Michigan Gov’s Lockdown Order Because He Can’t Seek Treatment For His Osteoarthritis

Courthouse News reports: A Michigan congressman claims in a suit filed Monday that Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders overstep the boundaries of executive authority and deprive Michigan residents of a republican form of government. U.S. Representative Paul Mitchell III, a Republican who represents the state’s 10th Congressional District, says in the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for …

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Trump Backs “Very Good People” At Michigan Protest

Grand Rapids’ ABC News affiliate reports: President Donald Trump backed protesters in Michigan in a Friday morning tweet, saying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should “give a little, and put out the fire.” Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, requesting to end Michigan’s state of emergency. However, as the afternoon went on, some protesters moved into the …

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