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While Dems bashed GOP, feds gave Detroit a bailout and electric grid attacked in Arkansas

This week’s news cycle featured a lot of heated rhetoric on both sides of the political aisle, with Democrats bashing the GOP and calling Republicans arsonists, kidnappers and other nasty names.

As the battle, largely over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), continued, other news surfaced that received little attention, including a bailout for Detroit and an attack on an electric grid.

The bankrupt city of Detroit got a U.S. taxpayer bailout of sorts from the Obama administration. In typical “progressive” doubletalk, one Dem senator said it’s not a bailout. ABC News said:

The federal money being directed Detroit's way by the U.S. government totals more than $100 million and will be augmented with about $200 million more in resources from foundations and Detroit businesses.

Meanwhile, an attempted act of terrorism occurred near the city of Cabot in central Arkansas when someone downed a “high tension power transmission line”:

The FBI . . . investigation has determined that the person(s) responsible attached a cable to the framework of the 100-foot tower and placed the cable across the railroad track in an apparent attempt to utilize a moving train to bring down the tower ...

The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit responsible.

For more stories you might have missed, including the closing gap between GOP senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan and the Democrat in the New Jersey U.S. Senate race, check out recent stories listed here in the right column.

(Filed by Kay B. Day/Sept. 27, 2013)

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