Will donors punish GOP outliers on election law?

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Indiana, Michigan, National, New Jersey, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Supreme Court, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

DUE DILIGENCE: Rep. Charles Dent took "great pains to make certain that nothing would penalize states."

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than two-thirds of the Republican co-sponsors of a controversial voter bill have gone silent.
They have good reason to lay low, says one election-law attorney.
U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., author of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, said he’s proud to work with the American Civil Liberties Union and [...]

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Southern border immigration crisis comes to tiny Michigan town

By   /  July 8, 2014  /  Michigan, National, News  /  No Comments

STOP: Protesters in Vassar, Mich., aren't excited about plans to relocate some of the illegal immigrants crossing the nation's  southern border their tiny town.

By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
The immigration crisis on the southern border, involving tens of thousands of minors from El Salvador, Honduras,and Guatemala, has become a concern for Michiganders who live in a rural community with fewer than 3,000 people.
Wolverine Human Services, a social services agency that typically helps needy Michigan children, is in the process of securing [...]

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Detroit visas won’t save sinking city, critics say

By   /  May 12, 2014  /  Immigration, Michigan, National, News  /  No Comments

Detroit Bankruptcy News Guide

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan officials want to repopulate Detroit with an aggressive immigration program — a move critics call misguided and unworkable.
“This ranks right up there with Ford’s expectation that the Edsel was going to be a big seller,” said Bob Dane, communications director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Michigan Gov. Rick [...]

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

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Michigan, National  /  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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