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Obama's Full Speech In Wayne Michigan On Auto Industry Recovery

Obama's Full Speech In Wayne Michigan On Auto Industry Recovery
Obama's Full Speech In Wayne Michigan On Auto Industry Recovery
President Obama delivers remarks on the resurgence of America's auto industry in Wayne, Michigan, January 7, 2015.
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Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit

Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit
Activists are stepping up the plate and fighting the Detroit water shutoffs.
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MI Budget Literally Kills Kids, Hacks Off Funds For Infant Mortality Program

Governor Snyder and Michigan's Republican-led Congress have gone all in on the evil villain theme. Considering it too expensive, they've hacked off funding for fighting infant mortality at one of Detroit's overburdened hospitals. It's almost as if they find joy in killing kids.
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MI State Rep Says Detroit Put Itself 'In This Position,' Needs to Get Itself Out

MI State Rep Says Detroit Put Itself 'In This Position,' Needs to Get Itself Out
Michigan State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, is leading the GOP echo chamber pushing to let Detroit drown in its debt, rather than help out at the statewide level. "It wasn't the taxpayers of Michigan that put Detroit in this position," MacMaster said, "it was Detroit's inability to administer their funds properly."
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MI Gov Rick Snyder Wants 50,000 Visas to Help Reinvigorate Detroit

MI Gov Rick Snyder Wants 50,000 Visas to Help Reinvigorate Detroit
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to ask the Obama administration to set aside thousands of work visas to attract talented immigrants to live and work in bankrupt Detroit.
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Benefactor of Dark Money Says Political System Doesn't Have Enough Dark Money in It

Benefactor of Dark Money Says Political System Doesn't Have Enough Dark Money in It
The Senior Legislative Analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy — a conservative think tank — thinks that the problem with American politics isn't that it is too awash in secret money, but that it needs lots more. The Mackinac Center, by the way, is an organization that relies on non-disclosure of donations. Also problematic.
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Detroit News: Beliefs of People Who Run Adoption Agencies Are More Important Than Children

Detroit News: Beliefs of People Who Run Adoption Agencies Are More Important Than Children
One possible takeaway from a bill moving through Michigan's legislature is that when it comes to adoptions, the religious beliefs of people who run adoption agencies are more important than the well being of the children to be adopted. And it's not just same-sex (potential) parents who could lose adoption protections, it's everyone.
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The Detroit 'Bail-In' Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks

The Detroit 'Bail-In' Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks
The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011. In Cyprus, the depositors were “bailed in” to re-capitalize the banks. In Detroit, it is the municipal workers who are being bailed in, stripped of a major portion of their pensions to save the banks.
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Van Gogh, Renoir Artwork in Detroit Museum Considered Assets in Bankruptcy

Van Gogh, Renoir Artwork in Detroit Museum Considered Assets in Bankruptcy
Christie's will appraise various pieces of art at the Detroit Institute of Art. The valuation will be considered as bankruptcy proceedings continue, and added to the city's assets.
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Lack of National Industrial Policy Bankrupted Detroit

Lack of National Industrial Policy Bankrupted Detroit
The Radical Rightwing is licking their chops over the economic and financial failure of what was once the great city of Detroit, at one time perhaps the greatest industrial city in the world. Lavish pensions and much too powerful unions destroyed Detroit they crow on Fox News.
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