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2 hrs ago | Politico

DOD defends gear transfers to police

The Defense Department on Tuesday strongly defended its program to transfer "excess" military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, anxious about national scrutiny of the way St. Louis-area police have handled violence there following the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

6 hrs ago | WOODTV.com

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters

When Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin announced last year that he would not seek reelection, it opened up a seat he has held since the late 1970s.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iraq, World News, Middle East

19 hrs ago | Crain's Detroit Business

Bay County's MBS airport to update master plan, layout

The MBS International Airport near Saginaw has received more than $660,000 in federal funding to update its master plan and layout plan.

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Related Topix: Bay County, MI, Saginaw, MI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Midland, MI

23 hrs ago | Daily Globe

Levin: Afghanistan effort not a failure

As Carl Levin prepares to leave office after spending the past 36 years as a U.S. senator, he wants Americans to know the effort in Afghanistan has not been a failure.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gogebic County, MI, Jack Reed, Claire McCaskill

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Kos

Abbreviated pundit round-up: A teachable moment from Ferguson? Ending Pentagon slush fund

The name of the officer has been released , alongside allegations that Brown was involved in a robbery.

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Related Topix: Prison, Train Disaster, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Christian Science Monitor

Ferguson: In calling the National Guard, emphasis is on 'limited' role

Police meet for a late afternoon roll call and briefing prior to the National Guard's arrival in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mediaite.com

Fun Fact: Ferguson's Congressman Voted Against Bill to Demilitarize Police

A long, long time ago - June 19th, 2014, to be exact - Rep. Alan Grayson proposed an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill that would stop the Pentagon from giving high-grade military weapons to local and state police forces.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lacy Clay, US Senate

Politico

Levin reflects on PSI career - Obama's anti-inversion push explained - Perry saga meets taxland

FRESH OUT THIS A.M.: LEVIN REFLECTS. Tax Analysts sat down with Congress's meanest tax cheat bulldog, retiring Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, who later this year will leave the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' gavel up for grabs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat

The Kingman Daily Miner

Are police departments too militarized?

Police Chief Robert DeVries said the armored military vehicle it acquired from the Department of Defense in April would be used to protect officers and civilians - and not as a blunt instrument.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Michigan Senator looks at U.S. surplus going to Po...

As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, Michigan Senator Carl Levin says he will review a Pentagon Program that transfers surplus military gear to police departments.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Ferguson, MO

Sun Aug 17, 2014

ThinkProgress

Congress Will Review The Transfer Of Military Weapons To Police Forces After Ferguson

In the aftermath of clashes between heavily armed police forces and protesters in Ferguson, MO, the Senate will review the nearly twenty-five year old law that promotes the transfer of surplus military goods to police forces, the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Drugs, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

MLive.com

Born to Be Mild: More pleasant weather on the way in the Muskegon area

Recently planted native wildflowers line a restored wetland on the south shore of Muskegon Lake, with a Sappi paper-mill stack in the background.

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Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Weather

Observer & Eccentric

Lawrence Tech honoring Sen. Levin with Global Citizen Award

The award presentation will be made at LTU's annual convocation ceremony for new students and their families at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Ridler Field House on the LTU campus in Southfield.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Lawrence Technological University

Instapundit

Land Gaining Ground for Levin's Seat - Should She Thank Obama?

Terri Lynn Land is gaining ground in her campaign to replace Sen. Carl Levin - and the Republican from Grand Rapids may have President Obama to thank for it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Gary Peters, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Michigan

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Missourian

U.S. rethinks giving excess military gear to police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson, Los Angeles County, CA

Daily Kos

Terrify and Occupy

Federal Officials Rethink Giving Excess Military Gear To Police Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee will review the program to determine if the Defense Department's surplus equipment is being used as intended.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Liberal Political News

Washington Examiner

Jeff Merkley spokeswoman: Koch-funded ad 'blatantly lying' about senator's legislative record

A spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Merkley complained Friday that a new television ad accusing the Oregon Democrat of being an unproductive legislator is "blatantly lying" about Merkley's legislative history.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon, Oregon Government, Republican, Jim DeMint

MLive.com

After 35 years, Sen. Carl Levin visits Muskegon and Grand Haven one more time

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin is hitting lakeshore events in Grand Haven and Muskegon this weekend for what could be his last tour through the area during 35 years in office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Grand Haven, MI, Muskegon, MI, Ottawa County, MI

Switched

Huffpost Hill - Turn Off The TV, Paul Ryan Would Rather Play Uno

Republicans say the militarization of America's police is necessary, or at least until the Sunni Awakening takes hold in East St. Louis.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Ferguson, MO, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Hillary Clinton

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Kos

Two Months Ago Dem Leadership Opposed Bill Reversing Militarization of Police

Sen. Carl Levin's " weak sauce " review the 1033 program that has increasingly put military grade equipment into the hands of police forces around the country is a little late, considering he and the rest of Congress had a good chance to do some effective reversal of the program back in June and overwhelmingly rejected it : revealing vote this past ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Lacy Clay, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Steny Hoyer

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