‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places

“There is no doubt the goal of this proposal is to harm democracy. It is designed to put obstacles and hurdles between voters and the ballot box.” If successful, a Republican-backed petition initiative in Michigan could result in the closure of one in five polling locations across the crucial battleground state, potentially creating harmful new barriers to ballot access andContinue reading “‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places”

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

One Of The Men Charged In The Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot Gets 6 Years In Prison

A Michigan man charged in federal court with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced to six years and three months in prison, according to court records. Ty Garbin, 25, is the only member of the six men facing federal charges in the kidnapping plot to plead guilty for his role. He also received three yearsContinue reading “One Of The Men Charged In The Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot Gets 6 Years In Prison”

Emails: Michigan sheriff sought to seize voting machines amid Trump claims

Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf last year tried to enlist fellow “constitutional sheriffs” to seize Dominion voting machines at the heart of an election conspiracy theory promoted by then-President Donald Trump, Bridge Michigan has learned. A trove of emails obtained by Bridge through the Freedom of Information Act indicate Trump had at least some law enforcement supportContinue reading “Emails: Michigan sheriff sought to seize voting machines amid Trump claims”

Three Percenters, neo-Nazi group added to Canada’s terrorist list

Banks can now freeze assets and police can charge anyone who financially supports them Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has added to the federal government’s list of terrorist entities the Three Percenters movement — an anti-government group with a known presence in Canada that was linked to a recent bomb plot in the U.S. It’s one of four organizations added today to theContinue reading “Three Percenters, neo-Nazi group added to Canada’s terrorist list”

Tucker Carlson Bizarrely Suggests Capitol Insurrection Was Orchestrated by FBI

“The government knows who they are, but they have not charged them. Why is that? You know why,” Carlson said with a dramatic nod. Taking his Jan. 6 denialism to another level on Tuesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested the Capitol insurrection was a false flag orchestrated by the FBI in an effort to “suppressContinue reading “Tucker Carlson Bizarrely Suggests Capitol Insurrection Was Orchestrated by FBI”

A leaky pipeline operates illegally on tribal land. Will the White House please speak up?

Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline is threatening the Great Lakes and treaty-protected land. Biden needs to back his promises to Indigenous communities. The Biden-Harris administration has been incredibly vocal in its commitments to rebuilding the federal government’s fractured relationship with Indigenous communities since before taking office. During his campaign, Biden committed to “restoring tribal lands, addressing climate change,Continue reading “A leaky pipeline operates illegally on tribal land. Will the White House please speak up?”

Rep. Peter Meijer slams GOP’s ‘treacherous snakes’ for ‘salivating for civil war’

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Meijer appeared to blast some Trump conservatives as “treacherous snakes” in his Memorial Day observances on social media as the military veteran slammed those “salivating for civil war.” Meijer, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq as a non-commissioned officer and was a conflict analyst in Afghanistan, issued a three-tweet barrage Monday about the holiday.Continue reading “Rep. Peter Meijer slams GOP’s ‘treacherous snakes’ for ‘salivating for civil war’”

Michigan GOP chair seen on video calling state’s female leaders “witches” and joking about assassinating Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment

The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party called the state’s top female Democratic officials “witches” and joked about assassinating GOP Congress members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Ron Weiser made both remarks on camera during a Thursday meeting with a local Republican club. Weiser was responding to audience questions at the North Oakland RepublicanContinue reading “Michigan GOP chair seen on video calling state’s female leaders “witches” and joking about assassinating Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment”

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