Friday, July 21, 2017 News Analysis: Singer Kid Rock’s Senate run underscores America’s long history of celebrity politicians Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-21 13:50:50|Editor: Song Lifang WASHINGTON, July 20 (Xinhua) — U.S. singer Kid Rock has recently announced that he would run for Senate in the state of Michigan, a move that underscores a long history of U.S. celebrities-turned politician. […]
What’s the impact of a Kid Rock Senate campaign? Why is Michigan ranked so low nationally? Did the MI House and Senate Dems come up with a good idea? And was there some fireworks in our interview with Rep. Brandt Iden regarding MI’s fireworks law? Sponsored by www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
BY BENNY JOHNSON Independent Journalism Review July 20, 2017 Some Trump administration officials are actively looking for ways to help Kid Rock run and win a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan, according to multiple sources close to the administration. Two people with detailed knowledge of internal White House political dealings spoke on the condition of anonymity with […]
The most recent of a number of surveys of the nation’s governors’ popularity finds that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder still ranks near the bottom.Snyder’s standing with Michigan voters plummeted during the widely-publicized “Flint Water Crisis” in late 2015. He’s never really recovered. A survey by the Washington, D.C. firm Morning Consult for the website Politico […]
by Frank Guan July 18, 2017 On the surface, Kid Rock running for Senate against Debbie Stabenow in 2018 looks like a fool’s errand, and it doesn’t get much better beneath the surface. Stabenow, the senior senator from Michigan, holds the advantage of incumbency: She won her office during the 2000 elections and has held […]
by John Dickerson The Atlantic July 18, 2017 Politicians have done some grim things in pursuit of the presidency, but there have also been times when people did the opposite: behaving morally when it was easier not to. The president tweeted Monday: “Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don Jr […]
How have lawmakers in Michigan’s state capital dealt with the biggest recent development in political campaign finance law? They haven’t. Democrats are in denial. Majority Republicans appear gutless. We’re talking about Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission (FEC), the landmark 2010 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court declaring that freedom of speech prohibits government from […]
The Stock market hasn’t been this quiet since Lyndon B. Johnson was president By Ryan Vlastelica July 13, 2017 Stocks have posted an absolute average daily move of 0.32% in 2017. Courtesy Everett Collection The last time Wall Street trading was this quiet, Lyndon Johnson was president, The Sound of Music was the movie to see, and […]
The phrase “it’s different this time” has a bad reputation in financial circles. It’s often the tag line for bullish investors who dismiss stock-market warning signals to their own detriment. Take the late 1990s, the critics will say. Many believed then that the internet would change the world. It did, sure. But the sector still had […]
Detroit Pistons are getting huge tax breaks to move into Detroit. Good Jobs legislation passes the MI House. Who is the most faceless U.S. Senator? And we asked Allan Lengel of www.DeadlineDetroit.com what’s going on in Detroit and is the success in Detroit real?