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@WhiteHouse posts Instagram photo of Obama in Ann Arbor; urges Republicans to ‘#RaiseTheWage’

“It’s time for Republicans in Congress to join Democrats and raise the minimum wage because nobody who works full-time should live in poverty. #1010Now #RaiseTheWage” Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit congressman encourages Obama to bypass ‘do-nothing Congress’ on immigration

The president this week, after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) informed him an immigration overhaul would not be taken up this year, met with Cabinet secretaries and urged them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act. Full News here – Detroit News

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VIDEO: Obama congratulates US Men’s Soccer Team

US Men’s National Team Captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard received a congratulatory call from President Obama Tuesday, following their showing at the World Cup in Brazil. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Detroit Big Three, unions and others ask Obama for funding of second bridge to Canada

Detroit’s Big Three automakers, local labor groups and municipalities have jointly sent a letter to Pres. Barack Obama asking for help with the funding of a customs plaza needed for a second bridge to be built from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Supreme Court: Employers can opt out of Obama contraceptive insurance mandate

Associated Press – The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Obama point man on Detroit to become counselor to Biden

Associated Press – President Barack Obama’s lead coordinator on Detroit is joining Vice President Joe Biden’s team. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

Associated Press – In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. […]

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Obama: Reported comments by team owner ‘racist’

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — President Barack Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of a U.S. pro basketball team are ‘ Full News here – Detroit Pistons RSS from The Detroit News

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Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’

Bladensburg, Md. — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $ 100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the ‘in-demand jobs of the future.’ Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Feedback: Detroit, not Ann Arbor, was the city for Obama to make his point

Feedback: Detroit, not Ann Arbor, was the city for Obama to make his point Is Ann Arbor really the place to talk about the need to raise the minimum wage? The president should be delivering his speech from Hart Plaza or Campus Martius in Detroit, where he could focus America's attention on a city whose […]

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Obama pushes ‘raise’ for America during U-M speech on minimum wage

President Barack Obama urged support of his plan to raise the national minimum wage to help Americans out of poverty in a speech at the University of Michigan this afternoon. Full News here – freep

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Obama to tout minimum wage hike at U-M; fairness is debated

President Barack Obama comes to the University of Michigan Wednesday to promote an increase in the federal minimum wage, which has been below what’s needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since'80. It’s also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Full News here – […]

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President Obama picks MSU to win NCAA tourney!

President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Michigan State basketball bandwagon overflowing, President Barack Obama jumps on board

Michigan State’s string of 17 consecutive NCAA tourney appearances is the second-longest of its kind in the Big Ten, bettered only by Indiana’s 18-year streak from 1986-2003. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Obama signs measure protecting Sleeping Bear Dunes

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation aimed at preserving Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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