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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Search the latest Michigan data made available by the Federal Election Commission for contributions to President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
- Don Wyatt
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are fueled with hundreds of millions of dollars donated by individuals in 2012. The watchdog Web site, opensecrets.org, estimates contributions nationally by individuals to Obama's campaign totaled $631 million. Romney's share of contributions by individuals was $384 million. The analysis is based upon the latest Federal Election Commission records released in late October. Closer to home, opensecrets.org reports that Michigan ranked 16th with $13 million contributed by individuals to both candidates, $7.8 million to Romney and $5.2 million to Obama. Curious which Michiganders gave to the major presidential campaigns? You can use the widget …
Friday, November 2, 2012
This writer says there's much at stake on Nov. 6 and that Mitt Romney is the best choice. Do you agree?
Friday, November 2, 2012
Our country faces an important week ahead; one can vote for Mitt Romney or President Obama. I would like to voice my opinion on the President because I deeply care for the direction of this country. President Obama is a foul-mouthed liar, and he called Governor Mitt Romney a “bullsh-er.” What type of dishonorable speech is that? That is so unprofessional and non-presidential. That is not the end of Obama. In Obamacare, he is trying to mask up all the details. For example, if an individual has cancer and wants to go straight to chemotherapy, they CAN’T. They have to follow, step by step, the steps of cancer treatment THAT THE GOVERNMENT PRESCRIBES! Talk about freedom of choice. Would you want to decide you own treatment or have a bunch of …
Student stump for preferred U.S. presidential candidate during lunch hour Friday.
"Obama or Romney?" may be the hottest political topic in West Bloomfield this weekend, but local civics and government students are working to ensure that conversation continues through the next four years. West Bloomfield High School hosted a campaign rally Friday during all lunch hours, offering several students who had won a previous contest the opportunity to prepare speeches on behalf of their preferred U.S. presidential candidate — the incumbent President Barack Obama, or challenger Gov. Mitt Romney. Though the majority of speakers were well younger than the minimum voting age, the diversity of topics addressed during their three-minute speeches reflected a well-informed basis. The rally was just another example of the way that WBHS…
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. Let everyone know who you're voting for and why you like your guy — but you can't go negative or attack the other guy. Please note, only positive comments will be published. We've had enough mud slinging.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
It's the final round of this fall's Presidential debates between incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Here are the details.
It all comes down to this. The final face-to-face showdown between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as both men, and the country, get ready for the stretch drive of this long presidential campaign. The last of three presidential debates takes place tonight at 9 p.m. in Florida, a key battleground state, but the candidates will try to make a last impression to millions of viewers (that aren't tuning in to Monday Night Football). Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak said Romney, who grew up in Bloomfield Hills, continues to show the stark differences between his vision for moving the economy forward and improving the country during the debates against the president. "He understands the issues, and the president has a …