Just over two months into her tenure as GM Chief Executive, Mary Barra is faced with perhaps the biggest crisis the automaker has faced since its bailout. GM had recalled 3.15 million cars for various safety failures and said it would take a $300 million charge this quarter. Further, the company had been criticized for its tightly-controlled press management of the crisis.
State Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron voted for stricter limits on guns, angering voters in their districts. Pro-gun activists filed enough signatures for the recall elections, which both Democratic legislators lost in the swing state.
A blue-collar voter took the news of Scott Walker’s victory a bit too hard.
A bitter race comes with especially bitter accusations of wrongdoing. “Page two of the playbook for preparing for a recount,” a Republican says.
The bitterly polarized vote over Scott Walker is tomorrow. Today, a frantic scramble for the final votes.
The former California governor has a message for Scott Walker. “Did I like getting recalled? No.”
Next Wednesday, Walker vs. Barrett turns into Romney vs. Obama. The GOP claims “a jumpstart.”
New ad touts job numbers that Democrats say aren’t true (Walker revised the numbers from his first year in office this week). The latest shot in the $18 million air war in Wisconsin.
Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will host a fundraiser for Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett. “We are confident that they will be here for us,” says a Democratic Party spokesman.
Today’s fight in Wisconsin is over a video of Scott Walker saying he would “divide and conquer” unions, shot before his controversial budget repair bill. Democrats note inconsistencies.
The Wisconsin governor denies repealing his state’s Equal Pay act. He did quietly remove a key provision earlier this month.
House budget chief and veepstakes entrant addresses the other big election this year. Describes Wisconsin as “polarized.”
In a proposal obtained by BuzzFeed, the city of Milwaukee looked to end collective bargaining on overtime hours and pensions. “Collective bargaining at work,” says Barrett spokesman.
One of Scott Walker’s challengers goes up with a statewide cable buy. Her opponent, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, has yet to release a TV ad in the run-up to the May 9 primary.
A tough primary and Scott Walker’s deep pocketed allies may make it hard.
Bob Ryan, Mayor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, definitely passes the political test of “Candidate I Want To Have A Beer And/Or A Gallon Of Scotch With.” Ryan has a string of drunk and disorderly incidents dating back to 2009, a few of which are documented below, and is now facing a recall on January 16th.
Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald’s, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles while dramatically expanding contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported children’s jewelry.
McDonald’s has been forced to recall 12 million shrek glasses after discovering that they were tainted with cadmium. Finally something at McDonald’s that’s worse for you than the food.
Finally something at McDonald’s that’s worse for you than the food. Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald’s, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles while dramatically expanding contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported children’s jewelry.
Maytag has been forced to recall 1.7 million Whirlpool dishwashers sold between Feb 2006 and April 2010 after 12 reports of fires associated with the products.
A joke for the parents. Cars these days!
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Just because they’re evil and fictional doesn’t mean they don’t occasionally need to recalibrate their brand identities just like the rest of us. Fortunately, designer Mitch Ansara has done some fantastic spec work for these companies that could go a long way towards rehabilitating their struggling brands, starting with Terminator’s Cyberdyne.
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