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Michigan Emails Show Officials Knew of Flint Water Disease Risk

Source: Reuters

Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease risk

Thu Feb 4, 2016 | 3:27 PM EST

(Reuters) - Emails between Michigan state officials show they knew about an uptick in Legionnaires disease and that it could be linked to problems with Flint water many months before Governor Rick Snyder said he received information of the outbreak.

Snyder said in January that he had just learned about the rise in Legionnaires cases. However, emails obtained by the liberal group Progress Michigan and released to reporters on Thursday show Snyder's principal adviser, Harvey Hollins, was made aware of the outbreak and a possible link to the use of Flint River water last March.

Flint, a city near Detroit, was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched the source of its tap water from Detroit's system to the Flint River in April.

The city switched back last October after tests found high levels of lead in blood samples taken from children. The more corrosive water from the river leached more lead from the city pipes than Detroit water did. Lead is a toxic agent that can damage the nervous system.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0VD2Q3

Republican Rand Paul Suspends 2016 White House Campaign

Source: Reuters

Feb 3, 2016 | 9:35 AM EST
Republican Rand Paul suspends 2016 White House campaign

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul waits to be introduced at a campaign stop at the National Sprint Car Hall of
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Rand Paul suspended his 2016 presidential bid on Wednesday after his small-government campaign failed to gain traction with voters.

The U.S. senator from Kentucky was the second Republican candidate, behind former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, to drop out of the race since Monday's night's Iowa caucuses. That contest launched the parties' process to nominate candidates for the November election.

"It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty," Paul said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0VC1ND

Carly Fiorina...

Bernie Sanders: "The people of Iowa have sent a profound message to the political establishment"

"The people of Iowa have sent a profound message to the political establishment."

Sanders: "While results still not known, it looks like we will have about half of Iowa delegates"

TIME.com ‏@TIME 6m6 minutes ago
Sanders: "The people of Iowa have sent a profound message to the political establishment"

93%: Back to .2% Difference


49.8% Clinton 49.6% Sanders Now - .2% Difference



ON EDIT: Oops, now .3%.

Clinton Drops Below 50%


Trump A Loser. Cruz A Santorum.

Just saying.


From Twitter: "If Sanders Wins Iowa, expect..."

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