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#EndorseThis: Hometown Genius Stevie Reaches Out To 'Wonderful Michigan' Voters

Growing up in Motown, Stevie Wonder was a childhood prodigy who became known all over the world as a musical genius, activist, and philanthropist. Over the final weekend before Election Day, he spoke at a big hometown rally with Joe Biden and Barack Obama -- who rescued Detroit with the auto bailout -- and played new songs while urging everyone to vote "in the most important election of our lifetimes."



Today MeidasTouch released "Wonderful Michigan," an inspiring new video featuring the great Motown artist with a message to his home state, which will again be so crucial in determining this election's outcome. He's got that burst of energy we all need right now. "This is the moment to show the power of our state and the character of its people."

Watch. Listen. Vote. And share this message with friends.


Endorse This: Obama Really Keeps His Party Under Wraps

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The Washington press corps is abuzz about the latest scandal from the White House: President Obama threw a huge, celebrity-filled party — and didn’t tell any of them about it.

Click above to watch a report on how the word got out — and also a note about a certain other president who hung out with Hollywood stars at the White House.

Video via Good Morning America/ABC News..

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LISTEN: Ted Nugent Says Stevie Wonder’s Drug Use Behind Him Opposing Stand Your Ground

Last week, music legend Stevie Wonder responded to the acquittal of George Zimmerman by vowing to boycott the state of Florida until its Stand Your Ground law is repealed.

“I’m just one person, I’m a human being,” Wonder told an audience in Québec City. “But for the gift that God has given me, and for whatever I mean, I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again.”

Ted Nugent — a self-professed expert on “the black problem” — has his own theory behind why Wonder would take such a stand.

“When you live in a fog of denial, usually inspired by substance abuse — you know with all the lies about dope being a victimless crime, I think you’re listening to the victims of this dopey crime, because their brains are fried,” Nugent said. “They’re either fried on substance abuse, and all of them know who I’m talking about.”

Nugent added that Wonder –who, as nearly all adult humans know, has impaired vision — is addled by being surrounded by people who help him.

“But there’s also a fog of denial with ‘yes men’ surrounding you and you have people picking up after you and you have people serving you.”

Nugent, like many conservatives, is obsessed with the gun violence in Chicago and blasted liberals for ignoring the “slaughter” there. These arguments point out that the Windy City has some of the strictest gun laws in America and ignore that most of the guns come from all over the nation to the city, often from Mississippi, where gun laws are much more lax.

Nugent actually argues that the lack of a Stand Your Ground law in Chicago is why so many people are killed.

Democrats have fought for expanded background checks to reduce gun violence with the support of some Republicans and independents, including Nugent’s brother.

The “Motor City Madman” is proud of the fact that he’s never taken drugs to cloud his mind. So one has to wonder what he blames his sexual indiscretions, including one involving an underage Courtney Love, on?

(h/t Raw Story)

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Photo: Ron Gallegos via Flickr.com