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Politifact: Donald Trump's attack on Scott Walker is false and misleading - HailHailtoMichigan!
A public union member on this board a day or two ago used Donald Trump to prove that Scott Walker has a bad record in Wisconsin. The problem? Donald Trump is [b]wrong[/b] [link=(http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jul/28/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-under-scott-walker-wisconsin-...
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Census: Home ownership rate falls to lowest level since 1967 - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7 percent in the first quarter and from 64.7 percent in the same quarter of 2014. It marks the lowest homeownership rate since 1967.[/quote] [link=(http://www....
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Rand Paul's campaign is beginning to suck - HailHailtoMichigan!
What's going on here? [quote]Something is awry at the Rand Paul campaign. The main super PAC supporting his presidential bid raised just $3.1 million in the first half of 2015, about $100 million less than Right to Rise, a super PAC backing Jeb Bush. In fact, the pro-Paul group’s fundraising tot...
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Taxpayer-Funded Louisiana Co-Op Created Under Obamacare Has Collapsed - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]Just two years after Obamacare’s implementation, a Louisiana nonprofit insurer that received nearly $66 million in taxpayer-funded loans is closing its doors. On Friday, the Louisiana Department of Insurance announced that the state’s consumer operated and oriented plan, or co-op, would be...
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Flood of Puerto Rican voters could upend 2016 florida vote - HailHailtoMichigan!
The economic crash in puerto rico is causing tens of thousands of islanders to come to florida...and looky looky who is waiting for them there- people in donkey t-shirts with clipboards in their hands. Sigh.... this shite just makes my blood boil. We are going to find out the hard way that democr...
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Anyone willing to make a "bold" prediction for the 2016 election yet? - HailHailtoMichigan!
I know it is still really early, but I think it would be fun to see what some of y'all think will happen in 2016 that will come as a "surprise" to many pundits. Don't go too out there with your prediction- be bold, but not silly. Here's mine: The belief that Hillary "connects" to white voters be...
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Just up on Reuters: AFL-CIO refuses to endorse Hillary, will delay endorsement - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO’s political committee has recommended the nation’s largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. ...
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Jim Webb ain't afraid to trash his party- check out this stuff from his site - HailHailtoMichigan!
The main article linked on his site is from the weekly-standard- written by William 'bill' kristol. :lol: About how Jim Webb opposes the Iran Deal. [link=(https://www.webb2016.com/news/fait-non-accompli/)]LINK[/link] And he flat out states on his site as well that he, unlike the other can...
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Looks like this will be Kasich's argument when he is asked the question - HailHailtoMichigan!
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ3jJiOviNE)]John Kasich on Medicaid expansion 07 22 15[/link] Do you buy it? ...
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Good news: Top GOP strategists plot to ban Donald Trump from the debates - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]Many national Republican officials are increasingly resigned to Mr. Trump’s looming presence. At a meeting of the Republican Governors Association this week in Aspen, Colo., donors and operatives mused about how to prevent him from hijacking the debate. One idea that came up was to urge th...
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Why isn't Martin O'Malley doing better in the polls? - HailHailtoMichigan!
He governed very liberally in Maryland, he is good looking, and a good communicator from what I have seen. How is it possible that someone like Bernie "red" Sanders is kicking his ass? Dems on this board- why do you think primary voters are not liking this guy? ...
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True or False: vandy goes 0-8 in the SEC for second year in a row - HailHailtoMichigan!
Something in my gut is telling me that they will be dreadful again but somehow manage to beat one conference team, most likely kentuck, and even that would be an upset. ...
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States grossly underestimated how many people would enroll in medicaid - HailHailtoMichigan!
While it at first appears dandy and awesome that so many more people are enrolling in medicaid than expected, it's already making lawmakers worry a bit. I mean, how the frick can these people be this incompetent when estimating who will enroll? All you have to do is count how many people make 140% of...
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John Kasich of Ohio is announcing tomorrow at 9:30 AM - HailHailtoMichigan!
In Columbus As with some of the previous announcements though, there isn't much mystery here. He's doing a 3 day trip to New Hampshire immediately after the announcement: [link=(https://www.johnkasich.com/)]LINK[/link] [img]http://i62.tinypic.com/rtm9ns.png[/img]...
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The AFT endorsement of Hillary is causing some civil war in union-land - HailHailtoMichigan!
First off, being endorsed by the AFT is not exactly a good political image for Hillary. Outside of teachers and hardcore dems, I don't think I've ever met anyone who likes this federation. Anyway, here's why other AFL-CIO unions are pissed off: it reeks of clinton cronyism. [quote]There was ...
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White house slashes economic growth forecasts by 33% - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]The White House said it sees U.S. growth rising by just 2% this year —down from its earlier forecast of 3%[/quote] [link=(http://www.nasdaq.com/article/white-house-cuts-growth-forecast-20150714-01125)]LINK[/link] The historical average US GDP growth rate is 3.2%. So far, Obama's highest...
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Why not Jeb? - HailHailtoMichigan!
(Note: this is NOT an endorsement of Jeb, but rather a defense of him) I challenge the poliboard: without mentioning immigration or his name, make a policy-centered argument as to why Jeb Bush shouldn't be respected and supported by any and every republican and conservative if he were to win the...
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Anyone else unable to connect to wifi on Iphone? - HailHailtoMichigan!
Looks like this is a widespread issue that started an hour ago. You connect to your wifi for like a second, and then it disconnects and the following page pops up: (this isn't my picture, but this is what people are getting right now) [img]http://i.imgur.com/jztBo5t.jpg width=450[/img] Po...
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Hillary comes out against Uber. Are you kidding me? - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has outlined her economic policies, and it's clear that she's not fond of Uber and other firms relying on contracted workers instead of regular employees. While she believes that these demand-based outfits are "unleashing innovation," their labor practic...
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Politifact: 51% of blacks between 17 and 20 are unemployed - HailHailtoMichigan!
[img]http://static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com/rulings%2Ftom-mostlytrue.gif[/img] [quote]During a campaign event in Portland, Maine, that attracted thousands of supporters, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a striking claim about unemployment among African-American youth. ...
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