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Buying Senator Pat Toomey’s vote… DeVos can do it, but we can’t

I just tweeted at Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey [@SenToomey], asking what we should make of the fact that, in spite of her unpopularity among his constituents, he’s said he would be voting for Betsy DeVos, a woman who both publicly admitted to “buying influence” and gave him over $60,000 in contributions, to head the Department […]

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Sean Spicer says there’s nothing newsworthy about Steve Bannon being named to the National Security Council, the facts say otherwise

This afternoon, after first noting how may “likes” President Trump’s last web address had gotten on social media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, seen above waving papers frantically, assured reporters that there was nothing newsworthy in the fact that, through executive action, the President had removed the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman […]

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The University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel says U-M won’t be releasing the immigration status of its students

I’m proud to see that my alma mater, the University of Michigan, was quick to issue a statement this evening, in light of President Trump’s most recent executive action to ban individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries, to say that they would not be releasing the immigration status of their students. The following comes from the […]

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Marking the first day of the Trump administration with Debbie Dingell and Gretchen Whitmer, firsthand accounts of the DC, Lansing and Ypsilanti women’s marches, and a discussion about the role of community-based art in improving society… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our first under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we will be talking with people on the ground in D.C., and elsewhere, about the response to the Trump inauguration, with special emphasis on how women are standing up and letting it be known […]

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Thank you, Mike Pence, for drawing my attention to Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in business, it’s long been accepted practice to release bad news on Fridays in hopes of keeping media scrutiny to a minimum… And, I’m sure it was with this in mind that President-elect Donald Trump, this past Friday, released word that he’d agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to former students […]

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