Detroit Articles

'Detroit, America’s Future'

9:53 AM, Jul 26, 2013

Charlie LeDuff, writing in the New York Times:

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Special Report Panel on Detroit and Anthony Weiner

9:44 AM, Jul 24, 2013

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Detroit Mayor: No Federal Bailout 'Yet'

10:17 AM, Jul 21, 2013

Detroit mayor Dave Bing tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos that there's no bailout "yet":

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Detroit Hangs On

10:29 AM, Jul 20, 2013

To first place.  In baseball, that is.

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Power Play on Detroit and the IRS

6:01 AM, Jul 20, 2013

Bill Kristol joined Chris Stirewalt and Juan Williams yesterday for Power Play:

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10:24 AM, Jul 19, 2013


One would think that of all interested parties, the United Auto Workers would have something to say about the sad fall of the city of Detroit.  There is nothing, however, on the union's website.  Read more

Detroit Defies President; Declares Bankruptcy

5:02 PM, Jul 18, 2013

The CBS News headline from last October:

Obama: I "refused to let Detroit go bankrupt"

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Broke? Nah, Just Badly Bent

3:02 PM, May 25, 2013

Detroit is so close to insolvency that there is talk in the city of selling off some of the Detroit Institute of the Arts' treasures, including works by Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh.  

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Taxpayers to Lose Billions as GM Buys Stake Back from Government

10:12 AM, Dec 19, 2012

The American taxpayers stand to lose billions as General Motors today announced a plan to buy back 40 percent of the company owned by the federal government.

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Company Towns

3:43 PM, Oct 25, 2012

Newspapers endorse candidates with such solemnity that you'd think they believe their readers actually care and that elections might actually hang in the balance.  "Oh my God, did you see this, Helen?  The Times is endorsing Obama. I guess that changes everything."

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Union Chief on Donating to Dems: 'Of Course It Was Worth It'

Trumka cites auto bailouts, health care law.
10:00 AM, Aug 09, 2012

The president of the largest trade union federation in the country told reporters Thursday morning that the union money donated to Democrats in the 2008 election was "worth it."

At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka if the approximately $1.2 million his organization donated to political campaigns benefitting Barack Obama and Democrats in 2008 was worth it.

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Government Down $16 Billion on GM Bailout

12:27 PM, Jun 05, 2012

Mitt Romney maintains that "President Barack Obama is holding on to the government's stake in General Motors to avoid an embarrassing financial loss before the election, and says he'd sell the stock quickly if he wins the White House," according to the Detroit News, which recently interviewed the Republican presidential candidate.

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Kaline’s Catch

9:29 AM, May 27, 2012

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has a post in his series, "This Day in Baseball History," reminding us that it was fifty years ago yesterday, May 26, 1962, that the Detroit Tigers defeated the Yankees 2-1 at Yankee Stadium:

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Detroit News Endorses Romney

11:24 AM, Feb 22, 2012

Less than a week before the Michigan primary, the editorial board at the Detroit News has endorsed Mitt Romney, calling him the "best choice" for "leading this nation to prosperity and stability" and saying that he gives "the GOP a fighting chance of defeating President Barack Obama this fall." Here's more from the endorsement:

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Dirty Harry Does Detroit

11:01 AM, Feb 07, 2012

So now they have gone and politicized the Super Bowl ads. Have they no shame?

Everyone is familiar with the Chrysler spot that has Clint Eastwood walking ominously dark streets, talking about how America is down and hurting, but we’ve been here before and this is just halftime. We will be coming back. Included in that “we” is “the Motor City,” because this is a commercial about Chrysler cars, which are built in Detroit (by a company that is mostly Italian-owned but never mind).

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Detroit ‘Comeback' Ad Filmed in New Orleans, L.A.

Not Detroit.
4:07 PM, Feb 06, 2012

One of the most popular Super Bowl advertisements last night was the Chrysler ad featuring Clint Eastwood, titled “Halftime in America.”

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