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Hank Williams Jr. Benched From Monday Night Football

ESPN pulled the plug on Hank Williams Jr.'s intro song for Monday Night Football after the country singer made an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama. In an interview Monday of Fox' News, Williams likened the Obama outing with House Speaker John Boehner: "It'd be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu." ESPN noted that while Williams is not an employee, he is still closely linked to Monday Night Football based on his, "Are You Ready For Some Football", opening.

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Northern Michigan District Alters Teachers’ Salary Structure

Officials in Suttons Bay, about 15 miles north of Traverse City, have abandoned the traditional teacher salary model which pays educators based on seniority, and adopted a system which ties compensation to performance.

Is this a good idea?

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The President Says America Has Gotten A ‘Little Soft’ [Video]

When you were a kid did your parents or grandparents ever say to you, things were a lot harder when we were kids? Mine certainly did, I have even caught myself saying that to my kids from time to time.

President Obama in a speech on Thursday said the U.S. has lost some of its competitive edge and gotten a 'little soft.' Get the rest of the speech after the jump.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder May Not Run for Re-Election in 2014

Governor Rick Snyder told the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS) that he may not run for re-election in 2014, if he's able to fully carry out his agenda in only one term.

How many "Recall Governor Snyder" signs have you seen lately? (I see four on my way home from work every day.) How many teachers or state employees do you know that are less than pleased with the adjustments that have been made to their income? 

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Sheriff’s Department Hit Hardest With Genesee County Budget Cuts

To close it's nearly $18 million deficit, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners has a proposed budget in place that will eliminate 65 positions.  The hardest hit will be the Sheriff's Department with 31 positions being eliminated.

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Sarah Palin, Flint Northwestern’s Glen Rice Had One-Night Stand in 1987 [VIDEO]

Here's a story that's out of left field, or in this case, the back court.

In the soon-to-be-published book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin”, author Joe McGinniss reveals that Sarah Palin had a one-night stand with basketball star Glen Rice, whose career includes Flint's Northwestern High School, U of M, and the NBA.

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First Lady Accused Of Spending $10m In Public Money On Her Vacations

When I read these stories I sometimes wonder if all of it is true or if it's just a reporter doing a hatchet job, but this time I think it's true. The situation starts getting out of control with the Martha's Vineyard vacation, when the President and the First Lady arrived on separate jets.

Read more of the story after the jump.

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Stephen Colbert Reacts to Mandate that Insurers Cover Birth Control [VIDEO]

Since the announcement by the US Department of Public Health that birth control will be fully covered by health plans beginning in January of 2013, Stephen Colbert has released his take on the plan.

Agree or disagree, it's a pretty funny clip, right after the jump.

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Medical Pot Issue Still Undecided In Flint Township

,Flint Township will be without an ordinance for medical marijuana for a little while longer after a number of people raised concerns during public meetings.  The board also expressed concern about whether the law was legal or not, based on different interpretations and challenges around the state.

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Mayor Dayne Walling, Darryl Buchanan Face Off In November

It was election day yesterday so hopefully you made it to the polls. It looks like Mayor Dayne Walling and former City Administrator Darryl Buchanen will face off in the November election, with Walling winning by a two to one margin, according to the Flint Journal.

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Motorcycles Without A Helmet – Vote Coming Soon In Michigan.

The Michigan Senate will soon vote on a bill to allow cyclists who want to ride without a helmet, the freedom to do so. Under the bill in the senate the cyclists must be at least 21 years old for the "no helmet law" to be applicable. There are also other costs for the helmet-less rider.

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Guilty of Corruption! How Much Time Could Rod Blagojevich Serve Behind Bars?

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday of nearly all of the 20 charges of corruption that had been brought against him.

A jury found Blagojevich guilty of 17 out of the 20 charges brought against him. He was acquitted on one count of bribery and the jury was unable to reach verdicts on two counts of attempted extortion, CNN reported.

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