Weekly Roundup - August 28
Oakland Press - Secretary of State candidate, Ruth Johnson calls for an investigation into the "fraudulent" Tea Party political party.
...L. Brooks Patterson wants a grand jury.
Michigan View - Dirty tea?
Michigan Taxes Too Much - Mopping up the bad tea.
Big Government - Census scandal "rocks" Detroit.
University of Illinois - Absentee ballots are increasingly popular, but fraught with risks.
Michigan View - The first Muslim Miss USA, Rima Fakih says there should be "no mosque" build near Ground Zero.
POLITICO - The new Democratic message for the midterm elections: don't mention health care costs.
Daily Mail - More than half of Britain's wind farms were build where there is not enough wind.
Thomas Sowell - The Constitution is a big barrier to the liberal agenda.
Quote of the Week
"(A)t present, federal revenue is fully consumed by three programs: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The rest of the federal government, including fighting two wars, homeland security, education, art, culture, you name it, veterans -- the whole rest of the discretionary budget is being financed by China and other countries."
- Former Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming and Erskine Bowles, White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, co-chairmen of President Obama's debt and deficit commission
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