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The War Room With Jennifer Granholm

Gun Safety, Fiscal Cliff: Where Are the Courageous Leaders?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

The men at Normandy risked their lives for what was right. Our politicians could at least risk their campaign donations.

Michigan: Workers, Women, What's Next?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

These bills will make Michigan one of the most regressive states in the nation in terms of women's health. Michigan. The friendly blue mitten is giving the people a slap in the face. Part of me can't believe it, but part of me believes it too well.

Thank You, Nancy Pelosi

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Thank you, ma'am, for not taking the easy way out. Thank you for your battle scars. Scars that show you're willing to fight worthy battles on our behalf.

Ohioans Won't Be Fooled By 'Car Guy's' Desperate Car Lies

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney must realize that he has lost the industrial Midwest because he's completely lost a grip on reality. He's decided to throw a Hail Mary pass that will cause his already-struggling campaign to implode in Ohio.

The Change We Don't Need

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Now, Mitt Romney said in his economic speech today he's about "real change/big change" and the president, he says, is about "the status quo." But the growth of government spending is the lowest it's been in 60 years, since President Eisenhower.

Reality Check, Gov. Romney, Detroit Doesn't Forget

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney has the nerve to argue that his plan for the industry in his now-famous New York Times op-ed piece, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," was the plan that the Obama administration eventually did: a managed bankruptcy.

Mollie Reilly

Jennifer Granholm Knows How to Rally the Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

(Photo by Victoria Will) As the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in September, an unlikely name was on the tip of everyone's tongues -- ...

Campaign Volunteers: You're an Inspiration

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

You are at the epicenter of the political universe. What you're doing isn't just for your state -- it's for an entire nation and, frankly, the future of the world we all live in. The importance of your work cannot be overstated. No pressure.

Mr. President: Next Debate, Make Moral Choice Clear

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mr. President, when you walk on stage in the next debate I would like to hear you say that the choice is not just about whose tax plan you like or who has the better health care strategy. It's much more fundamental than that. This is a choice about our national character.

Debunking the Myth: Obama's Two-Year Super-Majority

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney's at it again -- shading the truth on CBS News' 60 Minutes. In this video he's perpetuating the false Republican narrative that President...

Romney's Barreling out of the Barn Leadership

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

President Obama's basketball game makes me feel good about his foreign policy. What does basketball have to do with anything? Stay with me here.

Mr. President: My Plea For the DNC

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

This past week, self-glorification trumped common national vision. The "I" conquered the "we." Next week Democrats have to boldly counter this anti-"we" zeal. We want you, Mr. President, to remind us that we are part of something bigger.

Why Does Akin Have To Go, But Paul Ryan Gets To Stay?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If you're outraged about Akin's comments, you should be outraged by the entire Republican establishment. But let's just start here and go one man at a time: if Akin is drummed from the Senate race, Ryan should go, too.

Not Voting? The Koch Brothers Thank You

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If you're staying at home because you're disgusted by the negative tone of the campaign; or you believe both sides run the same vile, lying, attack ads; or because you're turned off by politics: Congratulations, you are fulfilling someone else's agenda. You are following their plan to the letter.

Madame Voldemort Is Wrong: Public Employees Are American Heroes

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

She said this about public employees: "Government jobs, we're for losing government jobs." Well, guess what: Those NASA scientists hold government jobs. Officer Murphy has one of those awful government jobs. A huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers are public employees.

Tea Party: Thank You for Your Insanity

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Whether it's their Sharia law and birther conspiracies or their unwillingness to buck Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, the Tea Partiers have hijacked their party and carried it all the way to the right.

Romney and Bain Didn't Become Successful "On Their Own" Either!

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Romney is taking advantage of the government's "free stuff," too, and has been profiting from it handsomely for a long, long time -- even as he rails about the "free stuff" that the government provides other people.

Why Bain Capital Matters

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Bain Capital took jobs away, closed companies, devastated communities. And to add insult to injury, Mitt Romney made millions off those empty desks, foreclosed homes, displaced families and shattered dreams.

Another Reason to Hate Citizens United

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It may be easy to assume that politicians love being showered in money. But here's a secret: the truth is, most of us hate it. Hate it.

The Republicans' Dirty Little Secret

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

We need national economic policy, and President Obama yesterday articulated one to make us globally competitive with energy, education, infrastructure and innovation. He is moving us forward.

Get Mad as Hell About Citizens United and Register to Vote

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Sadly, the ads that the billionaires are buying work. Otherwise they wouldn't invest. And be clear, that's what this is. An investment, and billionaires know it's a wise investment. So imagine the return they expect on their massive investment in buying a president.

Honor Sacrifice by Supporting Vets

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. We must remember them, as a nation, through a commitment to treat our living veterans as well as they have treated us.

Voter Suppression Is Treasonous

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It is an affront to our democracy that you need a specific identification to vote for a candidate, but not to finance one. Why is it so easy to buy a government, but becoming so hard to vote for one?

Today, the Billionaires Are King

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

We have ventured so far from the vision of the founding fathers that if they were still alive, I'm certain those founders would start another revolution. I blame Citizens United.

Women: We Want You on the Political Battlefield

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If Maggie Hassan, a Democratic candidate for governor in New Hampshire, isn't elected, there will be zero Democratic women governors in the United States. Not one.