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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Trump, Mentally Ill

New Year’s Resolutions For Turning Trump Into A ‘Loser’

These are the ten resolutions to preserve democracy that I’ll do my best to honor in 2017. I hope you’ll find them useful as you do your best — which I’m sure will be better than mine.

December 26, 2016

U.S. Appeals Court Refuses To Stop Michigan Recount

The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a decision by a lower court judge, came one day after Stein sued in federal court in Pennsylvania to try to force a statewide recount of U.S. presidential votes there.

December 6, 2016
This election decides who and what we are

Recount Or Bust: It’s The Only Way To Verify The Election

An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.

November 25, 2016

Pressure Builds For Recount In Key Swing States

Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.

November 24, 2016

#EndorseThis: Flint Pastor Stops Trump When He Goes Off Script

Donald Trump is not the kind of presidential candidate to let a pastor go unanswered.

September 15, 2016
Flint water crisis

Michigan Prosecutor Charges Six In Flint Water Scandal

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby were charged with five and six counts, respectively, including misconduct in office, tampering with evidence and violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. Both pleaded not guilty.

July 29, 2016
The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan in this February 7, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

Michigan To Flint: Remove Lawsuit Threat

Mayor Karen Weaver said the city has no intention of suing the state, but the filing, which accuses the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality of “grossly negligent oversight,” was necessary for technical reasons to guard the city’s rights

April 4, 2016
File photo of the Flint Water Plant tower in Flint Michigan

Governor Snyder And EPA Head Berated During Committee Hearing

“Plausible deniability only works when it’s plausible and I’m not buying that you didn’t know about any of this until October 2015.”

March 17, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters on the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primaries at a Sanders campaign rally in Miami

The Biggest Losers on Tuesday Were the Pollsters

Clinton’s loss in Michigan was “shocking” and Bernie’s win “stunning,” according to The Washington Post.

March 10, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders listens as Abdelmajid Jondy speaks during a community forum about contaminated water in Flint

Arab Americans Vote For Sanders In Michigan Win

As news of Bernie Sanders’s shocking upset over Hillary Clinton started to trickle in, Arab Americans all over the country were celebrating his win.

March 9, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter

Trump Takes Michigan In Repudiation Of Republican Establishment

Trump’s relentless anti-free trade rhetoric and promise to slap taxes on cars and parts shipped in from Mexico resonated in Michigan, which has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing and auto industry jobs.

March 8, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor

Kasich Stakes It All On Ohio

Earlier, at a town hall meeting Friday night in Holland, a man told Kasich: “We love you, but my wife says, ‘I think it’s a waste of a vote.’”

March 8, 2016

Michigan Governor’s Aides Urged Switch Away From Flint River

Gov. Rick Snyder’s aides discussed Flint’s water quality problems as early as autumn 2014, with one calling the situation “downright scary.”

February 26, 2016

Michigan Officials Knew Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak Long Before Warning

The disclosure of the documents comes as Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over handling of the Flint water crisis.

February 12, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Circus

The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper went to a Trump rally: “A memory that will last for — possibly four years. God help us all.”

February 12, 2016

Michigan Governor: Solve Flint Water Crisis Instead Of Laying Blame

Snyder, at Flint meeting: “There are a number of folk out there that are spending their time mainly on the political side and the blame side.”

February 5, 2016
File photo of a Flint River sign seen along the Flint river in Flint, Michigan

FBI Joins Flint, Michigan Water Contamination Probe

Legal expert says it would be a challenge to bring criminal charges.

February 2, 2016
The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan

Michigan Governor Won’t Know Flint Costs Before Next Budget Is Due

Preliminary estimates of the cost of repairing Flint’s water distribution infrastructure range from millions of dollars to as high as $1.5 billion.

January 27, 2016

Poisoning Flint’s Water: Political Contempt In Action

If there was ever any ethical foundation supporting the administration of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, it has been obliterated.

January 22, 2016

Late Night Roundup: No More Whitewashing In Whitesboro!

“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.

January 22, 2016
Michigan National Guard members help to distribute water to a line of residents in their cars in Flint, Michigan January 21, 2016.

Loud As They Are, Republicans Mostly Silent On Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Synder is a Republican.

January 21, 2016

Political Fallout From Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Spreads

President Obama: “If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid’s health could be at risk.”

January 20, 2016
Sincere Smith, 2, of Flint, Mich., is one of three children living with his single mom Ariana Hawk, 25. He is suffering from a severe skin rash that his mother believes is due to bathing in the contaminated Flint water.

‘Nobody Should Have To Be Living Like This,’ Residents Of Flint Say

Ariana Hawk heated a bowl of distilled water in the microwave, dipped a washcloth in it and wiped her 2-year-old son’s itchy, irritated skin.

January 20, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips assists a Flint resident with bottled water at a fire station in Flint,

Obama Declares Emergency In Michigan Over Bad Water: White House

Federal aid ordered for state and local response efforts, where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.

January 17, 2016

Late Night Roundup: A Job Interview For Hillary

“How’d you hear about the position?” Jimmy asked — to which Hillary responded, “fourth-grade social studies.”

January 15, 2016