Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Automatic federal spending cuts to everything from education to the military will occur March 1 if Congress does not reach an agreement.
Federal funding for the military, public schools and other programs in Macomb County and beyond could see major cuts should Congress fail to halt $85 billion in "sequestration" spending cuts scheduled to take hold March 1, according to a statement released Sunday by the White House. In Michigan, the cuts would mean approximately 10,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed which would reduce gross pay by around $67.7 million, according to the White House. If sequestration is triggered on March 1, the furloughs for civilian employees would begin in late April, according to an article by Jim Garamone of the Armed Forces Press Service. This could have a big impact on Macomb County, which is home to the U.S. Army's TACOM…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
LaRouche Pac literature advocating for the president's impeachment was on the table.
Representatives with the controversial LaRouche Political Action Committee manned an anti-Barack Obama stand Wednesday in front of the U.S. Post Office in New Baltimore. The table on a concrete patch along 23 Mile was filled with literature calling for the president's impeachment. It drew gawkers because of large posters with a Hitler mustache drawn on Obama and a doctored photo of him in what is supposed to be terrorist attire brandishing a gun. A LaRouche representative at the table declined to give his name, citing policy with the organization, but said this is not the first time their agenda has been spread in New Baltimore. The last time the group set up in that location was about a month ago, he said. Reactions to the posters and …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the news of the week.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
President says proposed right-to-work laws give people "the right to work for less money" during an appearance in Redford Township.
President Barack Obama took direct aim at proposed right-to-work legislation during an appearance Monday in Redford Township. Obama waded into Michigan’s brewing labor battle that erupted last week when Gov. Rick Snyder said right-to-work legislation was on his agenda and union groups protested at the state Capitol in Lansing. "We should do everything we can to keep creating good middle-class jobs that help folks rebuild security for their families," Obama said Monday in a speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, according to the Huffington Post. Obama added that with right-to-work laws, “what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.” More protests are expected in Lansing on Tuesday as right-to-work …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the news from last week.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
More registered voters cast ballots for Republican Mitt Romney than Democrat Barack Obama in the Tuesday race for the White House.
Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore voters showed more support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney than for Democratic President Barack Obama. In the 2012 election, there was a total of 10,993 Romney votes and 9,989 Obama votes in Chesterfield. Meanwhile, a total of 3,153 New Baltimore voters cast ballots for Romney while 2,710 favored Obama, according to Macomb County election results. Despite predictions of high voter turnout, both communities had fewer voters than the previous presidential election. In Chesterfield, turnout was at 67.6 percent this election compared to 71.8 percent in 2008. New Baltimore saw 70.6 percent turnout, down from 75.7, the results show. Read more …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.