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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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Obama wobbles again on Israel

As we now know for certain, a weak American president makes the world a more dangerous place. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Duggan to meet Obama, promises to shovel Detroit’s snow

President Obama is scheduled to meet Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today in the lansing area for lunch. Perhaps that’s why Duggan issued a press conference this morning promising to remove any snow in Detroit the city may have, um, neglected to shovel in the first place. Residents are encouraged to first report their problems on […]

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Obama to visit East Lansing on Friday, address economy, White House says

Few details were released, other than that the event next Friday would be related to the economy. The last high-ranking Obama administration official to visit Michigan was Vice President Joe Biden, who attended the North American International Auto Show a few weeks ago. Full News here – freep

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Justin Bieber targeted by Detroiter who wants Barack Obama to deport Canadian; petition exceeds 100K signatures

DETROIT, MI — A person with the handle “J.A,.” who claims to be from Detroit, is quickly gaining support in an online effort to deport pop star Justin Bieber. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Vice President Biden, Obama administration officials to attend Detroit auto show

Crain News Service – Vice President Joe Biden and three members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet are set to attend the Detroit auto show next week. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Obama on auto bailout, GM exodus: Detroit auto industry ‘strong enough to stand on its own’

The U.S. government lost $ 10.5 billion of its $ 49.5 billion given to GM as part of the 2008-2009 auto bailout, which forced GM and crosstown rival Chrysler Group LLC into a government-backed bankruptcy. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Obama to announce $100M in education grants

Washington — President Barack Obama is announcing $ 100 million in grants to help better prepare high school students to compete in the global economy. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Obama: Government shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy

Obama: Government shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy WASHINGTON — Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people. Full News here – Read more on Detroit […]

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