The real turning point in Mitt Romney’s effort to secure the Republican nomination appears to have been his victory in Michigan, according to analysis by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
|By: David Dayen Saturday April 7, 2012 5:00 pm|
he Michigan Constitution explicitly states that all laws passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor will go into effect 90 days into the next calendar year. The only way you can speed that process is through passing an “emergency measure” by a two-thirds vote that puts the law into effect immediately. Over 95% of Michigan laws have been passed that way, through “immediate effect,” since Republicans came into the majority in the legislature in 2011.
But the twist comes at around the 9 minute mark: in fact, practically none of those laws which got “immediate effect” received a two-thirds vote. House Republicans are just holding a separate “immediate effect” vote on these bills, with no roll call, and graveling in passage by eyeball of the chair three seconds after the vote gets called. They’re just lying to accelerate the process, violating the state Constitution.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:00 pm|
Let’s face it, we know the Internet was invented to showcase cats, and we may have reached the absolute end of the Internet with this latest entry into politics. However, Hank the Cat may face some obstacles in his Senate run, because well, you have to be (technically) human to be elected. Rombot: Barely human.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 28, 2012 5:25 pm|
Republican presidential primaries are taking place in Michigan and Arizona today. While Mitt Romney is expect to easily win the Arizona primary, the polling of Michigan shows that the race there is incredibly close. Arizona assigns its delegates winner-takes-all, but in Michigan delegates are based on how well a candidate does in each congressional district. You can find my primer for tonight here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 28, 2012 2:15 pm|
In Arizona, Mitt Romney is a clear favorite to win a big victory, and under Arizon’a winner take all rules, that would give him all the delegates. Unfortunately for the Romney campaign, almost all of the media’s focus has been on Michigan where the race is currently extremely close, and the rules proportion the delegates with a slight advantage to the nominal winner. And any loss for Romney in his former home state would be seen as a serious setback and start a new round of important Republicans questioning his political viability.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:40 am|
With people currently going to the polls and voting today, the Michigan GOP primary race couldn’t be closer. Two final polls of the state show the race essentially tied, with only a single point separating Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The final PPP has Santorum leading by one point and Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll has Romney ahead by one.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 27, 2012 2:00 pm|
With the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary tomorrow, polls see the race to be a nearly tied between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Three new polls show the top two contestants within two points of each other. Both PPP and Rasmussen have Romney leading by two points, but the Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll has Santorum with a two point lead.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 24, 2012 1:35 pm|
Mitt Romney is extremely rich. In itself that is not necessarily a political problem. Americans vote for rich politicians all the time and rarely begrudge “honest” success stories. What is a problem for Romney is that it is starting to seem as if he has been so incredibly rich for so long he can’t appreciate that other people are not rich.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 23, 2012 10:42 am|
Rick Santorum holds a small three point lead in the Michigan GOP primary according to the latest Detroit Free Press poll.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 21, 2012 9:00 am|
Following his triple win, last week Rick Santorum surged into a clear lead in the Michigan primary. But over the past few days Mitt Romney has managed to recover some of his lost ground. According to two new polls of the state Romney has made substantial gains on Santorum’s lead and may even be ahead.