LIVE VIDEO: Is Detroit the next city of American opportunity?

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Michigan, National, National News  /  No Comments

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Big Labor, ‘looking for revenge,’ expects to dump $300 million into 2014 elections

By   /  February 24, 2014  /  Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle |Watchdog.org
Big Labor pledges it will go all in, again, in its drive to knock out its top political adversaries in 2014.
And one of the biggest targets is Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, hero to conservatives, bane of the left for his public-sector collective bargaining reforms.
Michael Podhorzer, political director of the AFL-CIO, in [...]

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Fail: Michigan ‘worker’ supports minimum wage increase, but it’s really a PR trick

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Michigan, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

DETAILS MATTER: Particularly when those details involve the very essence of the message you're trying to send.

A group working to increase the minimum wage in Michigan wants residents to believe the effort is led from the grassroots.

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Fraud still a problem in extended unemployment benefit programs

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — As Congress debates extending long-term unemployment benefits for some 1.3 million Americans, lost in the heated rhetoric  are some very important numbers for taxpayers.
The state and federal unemployment insurance system has helped a lot of people in need, but it’s also allowed some ineligible recipients to fraudulently help [...]

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14 most important elections of 2014

By   /  January 1, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, Florida, Illinois, Issues, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: Several signs paid for by the Democratic National Committee were displayed near polling booths at a Colorado State University campus.

There is no shortage of important elections in 2014, as two recent electoral waves will collide, producing a slate of statewide electoral contests that will shape state and federal policy for years to come.

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