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Women plead guilty to hate crimes for stealing boy's MAGA hat and assaulting others
Two women who were recorded on video stealing a 7-year-old boy's "Make America Great Again" hat and accosting his Trump-supporting family pleaded guilty to multiple misdemeanor charges on Monday, including hate crimes.news.yahoo.com
Letter from the Editor: Before we talk about race, we need to listen. Start with our podcast.
It’s what happened on the first episode of “The Year 2042” podcast, hosted by MLive reporters Dana Afana and Bob Johnson. The podcast addresses the issues that have been tearing at America – race and diversity, justice and equity, immigration, representation in the political process. The goal is more than to discuss topics of diversity; it’s also to get diverse voices into the conversation. However, it’s important to note that the MAGA/BLM podcast conversation was not all “kumbaya” moments: There was disagreement, there were competing ideas, and there was passion from each advocate. To hear my entire conversation with Afana and Johnson on MLive’s “Behind the Headlines” podcast, click on the “play” button below.mlive.com
Trump pardons Steve Bannon, Elliott Broidy, dozens of others, on last night in White House
President Donald Trump issued dozens of pardons on his last night in the White House, including one to his former campaign chief and ex-White House advisor, Steve Bannon, who was charged with swindling donors to a supposed effort to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump issued 73 pardons, including for Elliott Broidy, a major Republican fundraiser who pleaded guilty last fall to acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and the rapper Lil Wayne, who pleaded guilty to a weapons charge last month. Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court, following his arraignment hearing for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in New York, August 20, 2020. Andrew Kelly | ReutersAnother rapper, Kodak Black, who has been serving a three-year prison term for weapons-related charges, had his sentence commuted as well. Bannon, former head of the conservative news site Breitbart, was arrested last year with several co-defendants on federal charges in New York but had yet to stand trial.cnbc.com
Two Capitol police officers suspended as FBI warns of more armed protests around the country
Two Capitol police officers suspended as FBI warns of more armed protests around the country Two Capitol police officers were suspended for their actions during last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol, one for taking selfies with the rioters and another for putting on a "Make America Great Again" hat and directing the mob through the building. Meanwhile, the FBI is warning of armed protests around the country ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, as well as threats against Mr. Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.cbsnews.com
2 Capitol police officers suspended as FBI warns of more armed protests around the country
2 Capitol police officers suspended as FBI warns of more armed protests around the country Two Capitol police officers were suspended for their actions during last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol, one for taking selfies with the rioters and another for putting on a "Make America Great Again" hat and directing the mob through the building. Meanwhile, the FBI is warning of armed protests around the country ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, as well as threats against Mr. Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.cbsnews.com
Trump pressured Georgia top elections investigator to 'find the fraud' in a phone call
US President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia on November 1, 2020. President Donald Trump tried to pressure Georgia's top elections investigator to "find the fraud" during a December phone call that could amount to obstruction of justice, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Georgia's Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs told NBC News: "We can confirm the events in the Washington Post story." Trump, speaking to his supporters at a rally, had encouraged them to protest the Electoral College count at the U.S. Capitol. Read the full Washington Post reportcnbc.com
Investors believe the stock market could see headwinds under a Biden presidency
Getty ImagesWall Street investors largely believe a Joe Biden presidency could mean lower stock-market returns, according to a new CNBC survey. Two-thirds said the first four years of Biden will be worse for stocks than Trump's term. The Trump administration has also relaxed many regulations over the last four years, creating a market-friendly environment for oil and other industries. While investors believe Biden's policies could create headwinds for the overall market, some sectors would fare better than others. Consumer discretionary, industrials and financials will perform the best under a Biden administration, according to the survey.cnbc.com
Pro-Trump messages painted on headstones at Jewish cemetery in Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police are investigating vandalism that left several headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids spray-painted with “TRUMP” and “MAGA” before President Donald Trump held his final campaign rally in the western Michigan city. Grand Rapids police officers on Monday found six headstones spray-painted with red paint at the Ahavas Israel Cemetery. The vandalized graves were discovered hours before Trump visited Grand Rapids late Monday night in his final campaign rally before Election Day. Wittkowski said the Grand Rapids Police Department had made no arrests or identified any suspects in the vandalism as of Tuesday morning. Grand Rapids’ Jewish community will not be cowed by this vile attack on Ahavas Israel," the caucus said in its statement.
Donald Trump Jr. holds MAGA rally in Washington Township on Monday
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Hundreds of supporters showed up at a Make America Great Again rally with Donald Trump Jr. in Washington Township on Monday. Only eight days before Election Day and the Trump campaign is blanketing the state. “In 2016 Donald Trump made promises, he’s actually delivered on those promises, right? In 2016 Trump consistently campaigned in Michigan and managed to flip the state, now his campaign is keeping up the pace and intensity. Read more: President Donald Trump to hold rally in Michigan 1 week before Election DayMacomb County was one of the key counties that helped Trump win Michigan in the 2016 presidential race.
Vice President Pence to campaign in Waterford Thursday
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to hold a “Make America Great Again” rally in Michigan on Thursday, Oct. 22. Pence will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. at Barnstormers Flight School in Waterford Township on Thursday, according to the reelection campaign for Republican President Donald Trump. The news comes as former Second Lady Jill Biden campaigns in the state Tuesday on behalf of her husband, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Joe Biden most recently visited Michigan on Friday, delivering remarks in Southfield and attending a voter mobilization event in Detroit. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, will face off against Biden in this year’s final presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Here's why swing-state North Carolina is 'smack in the middle' of the 2020 election
U.S. President Donald Trump points to a delegate at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 24, 2020. Former Vice President Biden, whose campaign until recently had been largely virtual due to the pandemic, has visited North Carolina three times since February. "Most paths to the White House go through North Carolina," said Chris Cooper, professor of political science at Western Carolina University. Five of them included winning North Carolina. "If the Republicans don't win North Carolina, it suggests the GOP stranglehold of the South is lessening and may be gone."cnbc.com
Watch live: Trump holds campaign rally in Arizona
All rights reserved.) – President Donald Trump will hold a Make America Great Again campaign rally at 3 p.m. in Prescott, Arizona. You can watch the Arizona based rally in the video player below. Trump took aim at Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer when he visited Michigan Saturday.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Oct. 14, 2020
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Vice President Mike Pence hosts campaign event near Grand RapidsHe will be hosting a “Make America Great Again” rally at Lacks Enterprises, located on Kraft Avenue near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Vice President Mike Pence hosts campaign event near Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – United States Vice President Mike Pence will Hosted a “Make America Great Again” campaign event near Grand Rapids Wednesday. It was a message Pence echoed Wednesday afternoon at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids. “We passed Criminal Justice Reform to correct some historic flaws that particularly impacted our minorities and African American communities.”Finally, he addressed the national polls and Former Vice President Biden being ahead. “Get out and take advantage of early voting, if you can, it’s already begun here in Michigan," Pence said. The event took place a few days before an event in Muskegon Saturday where President Donald Trump will speak.
Vice President Mike Pence to visit Grand Rapids Wednesday
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit a West Michigan manufacturing facility this week. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.Pence last visited Michigan in late August, when the vice president promoted Trump’s reelection campaign in Traverse City. The president won Michigan by 10,704 votes in 2016, a margin of 0.3%. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was in Grand Rapids last week, when he visited the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union at its Grand Rapids headquarters. The former vice president called for a national mask mandate, and urged Americans to follow the recommendations of public health officials.mlive.com
Vice President Mike Pence to host campaign event in Grand Rapids Wednesday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – United States Vice President Mike Pence will host a “Make America Great Again” campaign event in Grand Rapids Wednesday. The event will take at Lacks Enterprises at 12:30 p.m. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and doors will close at 12 p.m. The event will be the day after President Trump’s son, Eric Trump, will be hosting a campaign event Tuesday at Huron Valley Guns in New Hudson. HOW TO VOTE
Eric Trump to host campaign event at Michigan gun store on Tuesday
DETROIT – Eric Trump is scheduled to campaign in Michigan on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The event will be held at Huron Valley Guns in New Hudson, Michigan. The president’s son will hold another Make America Great Again event the same day in Northfield, Minnesota. He is the third child and second son of President Donald Trump. “At these events, Eric Trump will share President Donald J. Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda with the American people,” read a statement from the Trump campaign announcing the event Friday.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Sept. 13, 2020
A spike in coronavirus cases at Michigan State University is being regarded as an urgent situation. School officials say 342 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two and a half weeks. Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 111,524; Death toll now at 6,591The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 111,524 as of Saturday, including 6,591 deaths, state officials report. The State of Michigan no longer provides updated coronavirus data on Sundays. On Monday afternoon new data on deaths and cases will be shared.
Kid Rock, Donald Trump Jr. to host Make America Great Again event Monday
Kid Rock will join Donald Trump Jr. in Harrison Township for a Make America Great Again event Monday. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Bumpers Landing Boat Club, located on River Road. Registration for the event is mandatory. You can sign up here.
‘MAGA Classic Car Cruise’ takes spot of cancelled Woodward Dream Cruise
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Another event has popped up in its place -- the “MAGA Classic Car Cruise.” It was scheduled at the original date of the Dream Cruise. “Well, it’s not that we’re trying to take over the Dream Cruise and we understand why the Dream Cruise was shut down because of sponsorships and large gatherings,” said Rocky Raczkowski. Raczkowski, with the Oakland County Republican Party, said its their way to show support for local businesses and their part affiliation. “Support the local businesses, support police, fire and our EMT’s and also to support the administration,” Raczkowski said.
‘MAGA Classic Car Cruise’ aims to replace cancelled Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Another event has popped up in its place -- the “MAGA Classic Car Cruise.” It’s scheduled for the same day and time, Aug. 15 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. along Woodward Avenue. Aug. 6, 2020 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 85,429; Death toll now at 6,247The “MAGA Classic Car Cruise” is a pro-Donald Trump event. The event is being held by the Oakland County Republican Party. “Right now people are so down, all we see on the news is 140,000 dead and we need this,” he said.
Trump heaps praise on trillion dollar tech club calling four big companies MAGA
President Donald Trump gave a shout-out to a group of four big tech giants that have market caps larger than $1 trillion, calling them MAGA. According to a press pool report, Trump said: "For 144 days, we set a record stock market. Four trillion dollar companies: Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft. The stock market is currently experiencing its longest bull market ever, beginning in 2009 under former President Barack Obama and continuing under Trump. The Trump administration has had a sometimes tense relationship with some big tech companies.cnbc.com
Why is there so much anger around us?
Whats with all the anger expressed, no matter where you go, these days? She railed on him for being a Trump advocate; she said, among other things, you are in my space!! Do not put your arm on the armrest! all because she didnt like the cap he was wearing! Is anger ever justified? Be slow to anger, slow to speak, quick to listen! Ive heard it said that we have two ears and only one mouth so we are supposed to listen twice as much as we speak.monroenews.com