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    With Michigan and Ohio State facing off in a fierce rivalry, which way did Lee Corso go with his headgear pick for the huge matchup. Michigan and Ohio State have one of the best rivalries in sports. Throw in one of the best traditions in sports pregame shows and you get perfection. On the set of ESPN’s College GameDay ahead of The Game, fans waited to see if Lee Corso would make his headgear pick in favor of the home Wolverines or the traveling Buckeyes.Who did Lee Corso pick on College GameDay: Corso goes with Ohio StateLee Corso dons Brutus head. pic.twitter.com/9y8shRns3k — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 27, 2021 Corso drew boos from the Michigan crowd by throwing on the Brutus head. Ohio State is favored by a touchdown and they have the definite edge in the recent history of the rivalry. Unfortunately, the two didn’t play in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re picking things back up with as much fervor as ever. In 2019, the Buckeyes ran away with a 56-27 victory and the year before they...
    Tom Brady spent five years with the Michigan Wolverines. How many times did the legendary quarterback beat Ohio State in that time? The annual Ohio State vs. Michigan game has featured many great players over the year. It’s safe to say none of them went on to match the incredible NFL success of Tom Brady. Before he was an NFL-winning machine, Brady was a relative mortal as a quarterback for the Wolverines. Even if he didn’t light the college football world on fire, he still proved his winning ways with his rivalry game record. How many times did Tom Brady beat Ohio State with MichiganTechnically, Brady’s record against Ohio State while at Michigan was 4-1. However, that record doesn’t exactly represent his time as a starter. Brady took a redshirt in 1995 when the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes, 31-23. He was a backup for the 12-9 victory in 1996 and the 20-14 win in 1997. In 1998, Brady got the starting quarterback job in Ann Arbor and led them to a 10-3 record. The Ohio State game that year didn’t...
    Thursday No. 1 Georgia (9-0) Did not play. Next: at Tennessee, Saturday. No. 2 Cincinnati (9-0) Did not play. Next: at South Florida, Friday. No. 3 Alabama (8-1) Did not play. Next: vs. New Mexico St., Saturday. No. 4 Oklahoma (9-0) Did not play. Next: at No. 18 Baylor, Saturday. No. 5 Oregon (8-1) Did not play. Next: vs. Washington St., Saturday. No. 6 Ohio St. (8-1) Did not play. Next: vs. Purdue, Saturday. No. 7 Notre Dame (8-1) Did not play. Next: at Virginia, Saturday. No. 8 Michigan St. (8-1) Did not play. Next: vs. Maryland, Saturday. No. 9 Michigan (8-1) Did not play. Next: at No. 23 Penn St., Saturday. No. 10 Oklahoma St. (8-1) Did not play. Next: vs. TCU, Saturday. No. 11 Texas A&M (7-2) Did not play. Next: at No. 12 Mississippi, Saturday. No. 12 Mississippi (7-2) Did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 Texas A&M, Saturday. No. 13 Wake Forest (8-1) Did not play. Next: vs. No. 21 NC State, Saturday. No. 14 BYU (8-2) Did not play. Next: at Georgia Southern,...
    BRYNN Bills was a missing teenager from Alpena Township, Michigan. It was announced by the Michigan State Police on September 29, 2021, that they had found her body and are now conducing a “suspicious death” investigation. 1Brynn Bills had been missing since August 1, 2021Credit: (Michigan State Police Who was Brynn Bills and when did she go missing? Bills was an 18-year-old woman from Michigan who was reported missing in early August. Prior to authorities finding her body, her father, Guane Bills, had put out a $20,000 reward for information that could have lead to finding his daughter. At this time, police are asking for anyone with additional information surrounding her disappearance or death to call the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at 989-354-4101. Are there any suspects in Brynn's death? While the investigation is still ongoing, 34-year-old Joshua Jay Wirgau has been named as a person of interest in the case and was arrested just days before on an unrelated charge. more from missing personsNO TRACE Missing Miya's family recall chilling meeting with 'suspect' as timeline revealed'TOUCHED...
    BRYNN Bills was a missing teenager from Alpena Township, Michigan. It was announced by the Michigan State Police on September 29, 2021, that they had found her body and are now conducing a “suspicious death” investigation. 1Brynn Bills had been missing since August 1, 2021Credit: (Michigan State Police Who was Brynn Bills and where did she go missing? Bills was an 18-year-old woman from Michigan who was reported missing in early August. Prior to authorities finding her body, her father, Guane Bills, had put out a $20,000 reward for information that could have lead to finding his daughter. At this time, police are asking for anyone with additional information surrounding her disappearance or death to call the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at 989-354-4101. Are there any suspects in Brynn's death? While the investigation is still ongoing, 34-year-old Joshua Jay Wirgau has been named as a person of interest in the case and was arrested just days before on an unrelated charge. more from missing personsNO TRACE Missing Miya's family recall chilling meeting with 'suspect' as timeline revealed'TOUCHED...
    DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig formally announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, but not before protesters derailed his kickoff event on Belle Isle and forced him to move. He effectively has been running for months but waited to make it official. He is among 10 Republicans, all of them political newcomers, looking to unseat Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2022. He and two others — former conservative media host Tudor Dixon and chiropractor Garrett Soldano — appear best positioned for the primary next August while many others may not be able to qualify for the ballot. Craig, who would be Michigan’s first Black governor if elected, was to speak to reporters at the state park in the middle of the Detroit River in his hometown. But he abandoned that plan when he was shouted down by a couple-dozen people critical of his role as chief. He turned around and walked back toward a waiting vehicle, which took him to a nearby office complex. It was there that he made the announcement a short time later. “My...
    As it turns out, shuttering businesses, keeping children out of schools, and devastating economies with stringent lockdown measures is not the answer to keeping the Chinese coronavirus pandemic under control, according to a new study from the Beacon Center of Tennessee. The study, which Breitbart News obtained exclusively before its release, compared four states: Tennessee and Georgia, which had more relaxed leadership during the height of the pandemic, and Michigan and Kentucky, which were marked by heavy-handed, and sometimes unconstitutional safety orders. The study observed the economic and health impacts of the states’ responses to the pandemic.  These were the study’s primary findings: Tennessee’s and Georgia’s economies were less impacted and lost fewer jobs during the pandemic than Kentucky and Michigan, which implemented more economic restrictions. The biggest difference was in Labor Force Participation Rates, with Kentucky and Michigan experiencing a drop in labor force participation roughly four times greater than Tennessee and Georgia. Tennessee and Georgia did not experience a significant change in new COVID-19 cases after reopening their economies. Read the full report: BCN_CovidReport_ by Breitbart News...
    LEARN about the wife of convicted sex offender Larry Nassar, Stephanie, and the couple's divorce. Stephanie has barely been mentioned in the media coverage and documentaries made about Larry's crime. 2Stephanie Nassar was the wife of disgraced Olympics doctor Larry NassarCredit: Fox47 Who is Larry's wife, Stephanie? Larry and Stephanie got married on October 19, 1996, at East Lansing's St. John's Catholic Church. At least two of Larry's accusers attended their wedding. Stephanie attended Michigan State University in 1992 and in 1999, she graduated from the University of Detroit with an MS from their Physician Assistant program. She is still employed as a pediatric Physician's Assistant in Lansing, Michigan. 2Larry Nassar was jailed for up to 175 yearsCredit: AP:Associated Press The couple has two daughters and a son. Who is Larry Nassar and what did he do? Larry Nassar, 57, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in kinesiology in 1985 and joined the USA Gymnastics team's medical staff a year later. The disgraced doctor also ran a clinic and gymnastics club at...
                        In an interview with Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC, Michigan’s Secretary of State expressed her displeasure with ongoing efforts nationwide to audit the 2020 election, and with the implementation of various voter integrity measures. “I think we’re seeing an escalation in the war on democracy on three fronts,” Jocelyn Benson (D) said. “One, this continued spreading of the ‘Big Lie.’ It is growing, it is not ceding, and it’s been fed by instances like what’s happening in Arizona. And then secondly, we have this lie being codified in nearly every state in this country – as you mentioned – Georgia, Texas, Florida, even here in Michigan – we’ve got 39 bills that ultimately try to undo the policies that led to such high turnout and such a secure election in 2020.” But Republicans claim that measures like “no excuse” absentee voting, and voting without being required to show an identification, made the 2020 election less secure. During the 2012 election cycle, before former President Barack Obama was reelected, even...
    The Michigan House Oversight Committee sent a series of questions Thursday to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) addressing her secret trip to Florida aboard a private jet in March. The news broke in April that Whitmer went to Florida for “two days” to visit her “ailing” father as she urged Michiganders not to travel. Whitmer later acknowledged it was actually four days. As questions swirled for weeks and answers were few, Whitmer’s office claimed a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, Michigan Transition 2019, paid for her “personal” trip, which a new IRS complaint alleges was a violation of its mission, the Detroit News reported. Whitmer’s public justification for the trip has been solely family related, that is, she went to tend to her father, whom she claimed to be in ill health. While in Florida, she said she did “a lot of cooking and a lot of cleaning.” Just days after the story broke, Whitmer’s father was spotted in Lansing shopping and driving his Tesla vehicle, according to Great Lakes News. Christopher Trebilcock, an attorney for Michigan Transition 2019, argued the nonprofit can...
    Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) clarified on Monday that a “personal trip” she took to Florida — before advising residents of her state against traveling to Florida — was not necessarily related to her ailing father. “The governor did not go on spring break, and she has not left the state in over a month,” a spokesman said in a Monday statement. “In the past six months she has left the state three times, once for the inauguration, once to assist her elderly father who is battling a chronic illness, and once to visit with Michigan’s National Guard troops.” However, Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Egan said on Twitter on Monday evening — just after the story was published — that the governor’s office had amended its position. “Correction: Gov’s office, which sent the statement extensively quoted in this article after being specifically asked, in writing, about a trip by the Gov to Florida, now says it will not confirm that Florida is where she visited her father,” Egan wrote. The Michigan Information & Research Service, a...
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Democrat who recently blamed travelers for new COVID-19 variants in her state, visited Florida more than a month ago, Fox News confirmed. Fox 2 Detroit reported that Michigan Information and Research Service broke the story on Monday. Tiffany Brown, a spokesperson for Whitmer, said the trip was not at taxpayers’ expense and the governor was not away for long, according to the report. Whitmer visited her father who is fighting a chronic illness, Brown said. She pointed out that the governor is tested regularly for the virus and her father is vaccinated. MICHIGAN GOV URGES SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES "The governor did not go on spring break, and she has not left the state in over a month," Brown said in a statement. "In the past six months she has left the state three times, once for the inauguration, once to assist her elderly father who is battling chronic illness, and once to visit Michigan’s National Guard troops." Republicans in the state wasted little time to seize on the report. Ted Goodman, the communications director of the state’s...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ventured to Florida recently to visit her ill father despite coronavirus guidance against travel in the state. Tiffany Brown, the governor's communications director, said on Monday that Whitmer visited her father more than a month ago but within the past six months. She insisted the travel did not happen on spring break and said the governor went "to assist her elderly father who is battling a chronic illness," according to the Detroit Free Press. Whitmer's father "was fully vaccinated and the governor is tested regularly and has never tested positive for COVID," Brown said, adding that the travel was not at the expense of taxpayers. MICHIGAN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO PROMISING COVID ANTIBODY TREATMENT AMID SURGE Brown would not tell the outlet where or when precisely the trip took place, citing "ongoing security concerns." Whitmer's office also acknowledged that Whitmer left the state two other times in the past six months to attend President Joe Biden's inauguration and visit Michigan's National Guard troops sent to the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 riot. "All...
    A Michigan family says they believe their son died from depression because politicians canceled school hockey due to fears over the coronavirus. Brian and Rona Dethloff say that their son, Brennan, a senior at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon, Michigan, suffered from severe depression brought on in-part by Michigan’s coronavirus restrictions. “You could see it in his face and his body language and his demeanor that it just took it out of him. We both noticed it and did what we could, and … ultimately that night, something set him off,” the teen’s father told MLive.com. “You know, unfortunately, he chose to do what he did.” Michigan authorities didn’t just postpone the high school hockey season once, but twice. After its first rescheduling, the high school hockey season was supposed to have started on February 1 this year, but the state pushed that off again until February 21. The teen’s mother pleaded for families to pay close attention to their children’s response to depression sparked by the virus restrictions. “We want people to know that they shouldn’t be ashamed...
    Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer chided the state's House Republicans on Thursday after the lawmakers threatened to withhold billions in school funding over arguments regarding her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. At a news conference, Whitmer said the GOP members' actions were "cruel and reckless," noting that lives continue to hang in the balance.  Numbers in the state have dipped recently and officials reported the fewest new cases in over three months on Tuesday.  DEM GOVS WHITMER, MURPHY FLOUT OWN CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS FOR BIDEN INAUGURATION On Thursday, the state's Department of Health reported 1,872 new cases and 80 deaths. There have been almost 14,500 deaths there since March. "The executive has to be nimble and quick when lives are on the line," she said. In addition, Whitmer also addressed criticism largely regarding her handling of in-person education and sports. She said that while metrics matter in the state's response to the virus's spread, specific figures are "problematic" and context is also important. Whitmer noted that while other states had set standards before, "every state that has done that has had to change that...
    Michigan state Rep. Beau LaFave (R) urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to call National Guardsmen home on Friday. The chairman of the House Committee on Military, Veterans & Homeland Security wrote: The National Guard can be tasked with ensuring a peaceful transition of power. An unprecedented number of troops were sent to Washington, even more service members than are currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. You all did a tremendous job, and we are very proud of the job you did. But the way you have been treated in D.C. is simply unacceptable. You don’t deserve to be resting on concrete or marble floors. You were sent to ensure the violent rioting that happened in 2017 when Trump was inaugurated wasn’t replicated on January 20th, 2021 with President Biden’s ceremony. Mission accomplished. “I call on Gov. Whitmer, who has now returned from D.C., to do the right thing and bring our brave Michigan troops home so they can sleep in their own beds tonight,” LaFave said. Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga (R) posted several photos of his visit with Michigan’s contingent,...
    More On: michigan COVID-19 exposure leads hundreds of Detroit health care workers to quarantine Ex-deputy accused of sexually assaulting teen gets 6 months in jail Woman charged in 2003 murders of her twin newborn sons GOP Michigan recount witness took plea deal on harassment charge: report A Michigan Democratic lawmaker has been stripped of her committee seats after issuing a “warning” to supporters of President Trump and others in response to receiving death threats. Rep. Cynthia Johnson first made headlines over the weekend, when she revealed on Facebook that she was being targeted over her handling of hearings last week featuring Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. One of the many callers harassing Johnson warned that her “time was coming” and that she would be hanging “from the f–king gallows.” In one of the two videos posted to her Facebook Tuesday responding to the harassment, Johnson warned that “This is just a warning to you Trumpers,” appearing to refer to Trump supporters. “Be careful, walk lightly, we ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough.” In another...
    By Aamer Madhani and David Eggert | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was “doing very well” after being hospitalized with the coronavirus as lawmakers in battleground states that Giuliani visited last week scrambled to make sure they did not contract the virus. The 76-year-old former New York mayor, hospitalized in Washington, had traveled extensively to battleground states to press Trump’s quixotic effort to get legislators to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden and subvert the November vote. On numerous occasions, Giuliani met with officials for hours at a time without wearing a mask, including hearings last week with state lawmakers in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan. Fallout from Giuliani’s diagnosis continued Monday as the Michigan House announced it had canceled its voting session scheduled for Tuesday. Giuliani spoke for hours last week before a Republican-led committee in Lansing investigating alleged election irregularities. Michigan’s move came after the Arizona legislature announced Sunday that it would close for a week out of an abundance of caution “for recent cases and concerns relating to...
    A federal judge on Monday rejected Michigan Republicans' effort to have their state's election results decertified. Judge Linda Parker denied a request for an injunction submitted by a group of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDozens of protesters gathered outside home of Michigan elections chief Arizona legislature shuts down after Giuliani tests positive for coronavirus Trump election claims dominate Georgia Senate debate MORE's electors against state officials, finding that their lawsuit is "far from likely to succeed in this matter." "In fact, this lawsuit seems to be less about achieving the relief Plaintiffs seek—as much of that relief is beyond the power of this Court—and more about the impact of their allegations on People’s faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government," Parker wrote in her 36-page decision. "Plaintiffs ask this Court to ignore the orderly statutory scheme established to challenge elections and to ignore the will of millions of voters.  This, the Court cannot, and will not, do."  The lawsuit against Michigan's governor and other state officials was filed the day before Thanksgiving, days after Michigan's vote count...
    No. 1 Gonzaga (3-0) beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82. No. 2 Baylor (3-0) beat No. 5 Illinois 82-69. No. 3 Iowa (3-0) beat Western Illinois 99-58. No. 4 Wisconsin (3-1) beat Green Bay 82-42; lost to Marquette 67-65. No. 5 Illinois (3-1) lost to No. 2 Baylor 82-69. No. 6 Duke (2-1) lost to No. 8 Michigan State 75-69; beat Bellarmine 76-54. No. 7 Kansas (4-1) beat No. 20 Kentucky 65-62; beat Washburn 89-54; beat North Dakota St. 65-61. No. 8 Michigan State (5-0) beat No. 6 Duke 75-69; beat Detroit Mercy 83-76; beat Western Michigan 79-61. No. 9 Creighton (3-0) beat Omaha 94-67; beat Kennesaw State 93-58. No. 10 Houston (4-0) beat South Carolina 77-67. No. 11 West Virginia (4-1) lost to No. 1 Gonzaga 87-82; beat Georgetown 80-71. No. 12 Villanova (4-1) beat Hartford 87-53; beat Texas 68-64. No. 13 Tennessee (0-0) did not play. No. 14 North Carolina (3-1) beat UNLV 78-51; beat Stanford 67-63; lost to No. 17 Texas 69-67. No. 15 Virginia (3-1) beat St. Francis (Pa.) 76-51; beat Kent State 71-64, OT. No....
    Another basketball game, another example of Duke basketball getting favorable calls. You are not going to believe the call Duke basketball got away with vs. Michigan State basketball. Early in the first half of the No. 6 Duke Blue Devils vs. the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday night, Duke’s Jalen Johnson tried to go baseline on a reverse on Michigan State’s Julius Marble. As you can see by the following video, Johnson clearly stepped out of bounds while trying to get past Marble. Because it was Duke, the referee swallowed the whistle, allowing the basket. Ref looks right at the Duke player’s foot clearly step out of bounds and does nothing.#MSUvsDUKE pic.twitter.com/l8rObc4gE5 — Bad Sports Refs (@BadSportsRefs) December 2, 2020 It is two feet out of bounds to be out of bounds, right?It may have been nine months ago we were watching college hoops, but we did not forget the rules too bad. It does not matter what sport you play, if part of your body goes out of bounds, especially your foot, you are out of bounds....
    An independent audit of the unemployment benefits system found the administration of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) paid up to $1.5 billion in “fraudulent” claims. Fox 17 reported on the investigation of the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) conducted by Deloitte: “The company interviewed 24 UIA and Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) personnel including executive leadership. They reviewed documents, emails, charts, polices, and federal and state UI guidance.” The report found the agency paid $22.9 billion in claims from March 15, 2020, to October 23, 2020, as the unemployment rate skyrocketed from 3.6 percent to 24 percent amid Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown orders. The analysis found states were warned in May of “a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring exploiting the Pandemic to commit fraud against various state UI programs.” Deloitte discovered there may have been “internal fraud” by agency employees and contractors “in exchange for payments and kickbacks”: On May 27, 2020, UIA estimated that $1.5 billion of higher-risk claims (claims that otherwise may have been detected by Fraud Manager) had potentially been paid prior to running through Fraud Manager....
    Filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore said Thursday on CBS’s “The Late Show” that he feels “very good” that his home state of Michigan went for Joe Biden and is no-longer an “embarrassment.” Colbert said, “You’re a proud Michigander. How do you feel about your state right now? Biden’s lead is ten times larger than what Trump won the state by in 2016. How does it feel to see your state flip back?” Moore said, “Really good.” He continued, “The embarrassment of these last four years, every time I hear Michigan being called a red state, to remove the scarlet letter last week felt good, I think, amongst many of the people I know in Michigan. So, yes, we did something really important as did the people in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will win Wisconsin, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Biden beat President Donald Trump in the state by only 0.6 points, by just over 20,000 votes out of the over 3.2 million cast. Wisconsin has 10 votes in the electoral college. Before the race was called Wednesday afternoon, the Trump campaign officially requested a recount in Wisconsin. CNN also projected Biden will win Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon. Wisconsin has long been a contested battleground, though it had voted Democratic in every election since 1988 until Trump narrowly flipped it in 2016. BREAKING: Joe Biden wins Wisconsin. #APracecall at 1:16 p.m. CST. #Election2020 https://t.co/lGfinjTqT4 — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 4, 2020 Despite Trump’s victory in 2016, Democrats have made gains in the state throughout his first term. In the 2018 midterms, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers denied former GOP Gov. Scott Walker a third term, and in an April primary that took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats flipped the state’s Supreme Court. Wisconsinites also view Biden more favorably than they did Hillary Clinton in 2016, polls...
    How California turned the corner on COVID-19 American foods the whole world adores College football Week 8 winners and losers: Did Michigan emerge as Ohio States biggest threat? We entered the postponed 2020 Big Ten season thinking that Penn State was going to be Ohio State’s biggest challenger in the East. It took hours for that notion to get thrown flat on its face.  The No. 8 Nittany Lions lost 36-35 in overtime to Indiana on Saturday afternoon while No. 18 Michigan looked fantastic in a 49-24 win at No. 21 Minnesota.  It was easy to think that Saturday night was going to be a disaster for Michigan. The Wolverines’ opening possession ended with a blocked punt that Minnesota capitalized on with a TD two plays later. But RB Zach Charbonnet quickly tied the game with a 70-yard score and the rout was on from there.  QB Joe Milton was efficient and unspectacular in his first start. Milton was a comfortable 13-of-19 passing for 160 yards and a score. And he didn’t have to be amazing either. Michigan’s running...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press A Michigan group submitted 539,000 signatures Friday to repeal a law that has given Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic, demanding that the veto-proof initiative be put before the Republican-led Legislature before year's end. Unlock Michigan needs roughly 340,000 valid voter signatures for the bill to qualify and has a 200,000 cushion. It said state election officials can certify the measure in 60 days — a figure that has been questioned by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who has said it could take 105 days and noted the deadline is 2022. That is when the legislation would go to voters if lawmakers did not pass it. Republican organizers said they did not include about 1,200 signatures that were collected by circulators after they were trained on deceptive, potentially illegal tactics by a “liberal political operative.” State Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, is investigating the ballot drive. The Democratic governor has opposed the initiative, saying she has saved lives due to a 1945 law allowing her to unilaterally extend a state...
    President Trump turned Michigan red four years ago and is battling to prove that his victory over Hillary Clinton was more than a single-election setback for the Democratic Party. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is giving Trump stiffer competition than Clinton and holds broader appeal than she did atop the party. The former vice president is more likable and receives higher marks on the all-important “honest and trustworthy” and “cares about people like me” metrics that voters consider when deciding whom to vote for. Those advantages, plus Trump's approval ratings for his handling of the coronavirus and a preexisting erosion of support in the suburbs, have combined to put Biden ahead by 4.2 percentage points in mid-September, according to the RealClearPolitics average. In 2016, Trump won Michigan by just 10,704 votes, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to capture the Midwestern battleground since 1988. In midterm elections two years later, amid a booming economy, voters there rebuked the president over concerns about his rhetoric and temperament, delivering the governor’s mansion and two traditionally Republican House seats near Detroit to...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) claims citizens with “automatic rifles” showed up on her lawn when President Donald Trump focused on her refusal to reopen her state after the coronavirus shutdown. Whitmer appeared on the No Lie with Bryan Tyler Cohen podcast, during which he suggested the outworking of Trump’s focus on her extended shutdown “increased the number of death threats, it increased the number of people showing up on [her] front lawn with automatic rifles.” She then contended that the focus on her was a political move, “designed to tear us apart for the benefit of a re-election and that’s criminal.” On September 11, 2020, Fox 2 quoted Trump telling Michigan residents, “Michigan has already gained and regained more than half of the jobs that it lost — and if your state was ever allowed to safely reopen by your governor, who doesn’t have a clue, just like Joe [Biden], you would have gained far more than that.” He added, “Open up your state, Madam Governor. Open up your state!” Whitmer’s reference to “automatic” firearm is not new. On...
    “Why are they not making the OSU/Mich game last game of the season?”   That’s the text I received from a thread with my three best friends seconds after the Big Ten schedule was released Wednesday morning. Michigan will play at Ohio State on Oct. 24 this year — a change that former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said “takes your breath away.”   “It’s heartbreaking, to be honest with you. But adaptability, sacrifice are all gonna be critical on everyone’s part,” Meyer said on the Big Ten Network.  Meyer knows the rivalry best. He was 7-0 as a head coach against the Wolverines. The Big Ten, however, sacrificed its biggest tradition.  You can try to understand the Big Ten logic and television networks’ decision-making process. They want to make sure that big-time rivalry game happens to help drive the revenue that could be lost if the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forces a partial cancellation of the 2020 college football season. They took a cue from the Pac-12, which put USC-UCLA in its opening week on Sept. 26.   MORE: Ranking every top five showdown between Michigan and Ohio State The Game has...
    A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar's abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced to 18 months of probation. Klages testified at trial, and in a tearful statement Tuesday, that she did not remember being told about the abuse. She said she had been seeing a therapist to try to remember the conversations, and she apologized to victims if they occurred. "Even when I don't express it to others, I struggle with what I've been accused of and what my role in this tragedy may have been," she said in court. Two women testified in November 2018 that they told Klages in 1997 that Nassar had sexually abused them and spoke Tuesday in court ahead of the sentencing. One of the women, Larissa Boyce, testified that Klages held up...
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