Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Updated 10:00 am PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, center, a Baton Rouge Republican, speaks with Renee Fontenot Free, left, a Democrat from Baton Rouge, at a secretary of state candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. Nine candidates are running for the position in the Nov. 6 special election. less Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, center, a Baton Rouge Republican, speaks with Renee Fontenot Free, left, a Democrat from Baton Rouge, at a secretary of state candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in ... more Photo: Melinda Deslatte, AP Photo: Melinda Deslatte, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, center, a Baton Rouge Republican, speaks with Renee Fontenot Free, left, a … [Read more...] about Ardoin releases TV ad in Louisiana secretary of state race
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Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 9:02 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 WASHINGTON — For a guy who once suggested Barack Obama could have cleared up questions about whether he was born in this country and used the word “impeach” when talking about how Congress could potentially bend him to its will, U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, seems to have warmed to the former president. In a TV ad in support of his race for his fifth consecutive term, Walberg talks up his ability to work across the aisle with Democrats and even makes prominent mention of legislation he co-sponsored — and the fact that it was signed into law by Obama in 2016. “I believe in seeking bipartisan solutions,” Walberg says in the 30-second ad, as he touts legislation to fight the opioid crisis and increase medical research. “And I’m working with Republicans and Democrats to improve job and trade skills training.” So, is it true? Does Walberg — who famously … [Read more...] about U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg embraces Barack Obama in new TV ad
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 5:47 PM EDT Sep 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, aired a TV ad Friday claiming his Democratic opponent, Elissa Slotkin, supports a plan that would bankrupt Medicare, the health care plan for seniors. The claim is not true. The ad apparently attempts to link Slotkin's remarks with those of other Democrats who favor what has come to be known as Medicare for All. There are few indications, however, that such a plan would "bankrupt Medicare" though if it were enacted, it would require huge amounts of taxpayer support (while presumably lowering or eliminating other health care costs). While many Democrats have voiced support for the so-called Medicare for All, which is shorthand for a program proposed in 2017 by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to create a single-payer health system, Slotkin — repeatedly — has said she does not support such a … [Read more...] about Is Rep. Mike Bishop’s TV ad about Elissa Slotkin true?
Verizon wants 5G to become a serious competitor to broadband internet. And it thinks free TV will do the trick. The telecom company will start selling 5G service later this year. It won't appear in smartphones for some time, but 5G will be fast enough to provide internet service to a home. To entice customers to sign on, Verizon will offer a kind of double-play service that Comcast and its competitors offer: Television. Partnering with Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL), Verizon will give 5G internet customers a choice: YouTube TV or an Apple TV. Verizon has not announced the terms, but Bloomberg reports that Verizon will make the services free. The 5G double-play offer is particularly notable because Verizon has resisted media mergers. AT&T launched WatchTV, a free live television package for 4G customers, days after it bought Time Warner. Verizon wants to stick to digital, with its Yahoo and AOL businesses. That could give AT&T (T) a leg up. AT&T, which owns CNN, is … [Read more...] about Verizon’s 5G sales pitch: Free TV
Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 1:22 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 EAST LANSING — The two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate exchanged heated words on abortion Friday and one accused the other of putting his family at risk with a "hit job" television ad. The two businessmen, John James of Farmington Hills and Sandy Pensler of Grosse Pointe, each want the chance to challenge U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Lansing Democrat who is seeking a fourth term. Abortion -- often a key issue in a Republican primary -- has become an issue in the race. Both candidates say they are pro-life, but Pensler acknowledges that he was pro-choice until the birth of his son about 20 years ago, when he said his view changed. Also, Pensler, 61, would make exceptions in cases of rape or incest; James, 37, would only make exceptions in cases where the life of the mother was at risk. James opened the debate during a special taping of "Off the Record" with host Tim Skubick by hammering Pensler on … [Read more...] about Republican candidates for U.S. Senate battle over abortion, TV ads