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Embattled Republican Breaks Silence After Sex Scandal, Says She Won't Quit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Religious Freedom Adoption Law | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a law Thursday that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to cite religious beliefs as reason to not serve pot...

Regime Change in America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

They say that imperial wars come home in all sorts of ways. It now seems that a version of regime change, Iraqi-style, has come home to roost in parts of Michigan -- but with a curious twist.

Samantha Lachman

This Aging Oil Pipeline Is In Great Lakes' 'Worst Possible Place' For A Spill | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Environmental activists say Michigan’s tourism slogan -- “Pure Michigan” -- may no longer be accurate unless the state takes stronger action to ...

Michigan Lawmaker Accused Of Assaulting Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

A Michigan lawmaker was arraigned on assault and other charges Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife and fired multiple shots at her car. ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan May Allow Adoption Agencies To Refuse Service To Gay Couples | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Legislation that would allow Michigan adoption agencies to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons -- while still receiving public fu...

City Forced To Allow 'Reason Station' Alongside 'Prayer Station'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

A Detroit suburb that allows a “prayer station” set up in city hall must also permit an atheist to set up a “reason station,” a federal judge ...

Critics: Kids Will Be Ultimate Victims Of Michigan's Welfare Drug-Testing Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

A new Michigan law that creates a suspicion-based, drug-testing pilot program for welfare recipients has been condemned by state groups and lawmakers ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan May Redefine Fuel From Burning Tires As Renewable Energy | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

A Michigan bill aims to classify fuel made by burning tires and hazardous industrial waste as renewable energy, but environmentalists say that's setti...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Republicans Want To Alter Michigan's Electoral College. It's Not Going Over Well. | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

A proposal to change how Michigan awards Electoral College votes has drawn criticism from Democrats and voting rights groups and, as one elections exp...

GOP Governor Spars With Challenger

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan's economic turnaround and Detro...

Samantha Lachman

Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair To Make An Appearance In Michigan Senate 'Debate' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

A Democratic congressman running for the U.S. Senate is bringing back Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair to make the point that his Rep...

GOP Gov. Makes Tone Deaf Comment About Disastrous Floods

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

After record rains buried Detroit-area freeways, with flooding continuing in the next few days and causing widespread damage, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyde...

A Trans Woman on Saving MichFest

Kayley Whalen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Kayley Whalen

When people all around you are telling you directly that you have no claim to your womanhood and that by merely existing you are furthering the patriarchy, it cuts right through to your heart. I want to be able to return to the Land feeling welcome and safe. MichFest is my home too.

GOP State Legislature Candidate With Sexual Fetish Drops Out

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Jordan D. Haskins, a 24-year-old GOP candidate for Michigan's legislature with a vast and unusual criminal history, said Thursday that he's dropping o...

GOP Candidate: Please Forgive My Criminal And Sexual Fetish Past

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

A 24-year-old GOP candidate running for Michigan's state Legislature wants voters to look past his criminal history and bizarre sexual fetishes. Jo...

Amash's GOP Opponent Calls Him 'Al Qaeda's Best Friend'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican is characterizing the libertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "Al Qaeda's best friend" in a new television ad because Amash vo...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These States Automatically Put Teens On Trial As Adults | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Keeping youth offenders in adult prisons increases their risk of suicide, sexual assault and returning to prison, and is the result of "antiquated law...

Detroit Could Get A Major Windfall From The State

AP | By DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions as part o...

Michigan On Sale in Time for Memorial Day

Brian Stone | Posted 07.13.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

If you live in Michigan, or any state where the interests of the wealthy are beginning to overshadow the interests of the public, remember which party is putting it up for sale.

Long-Serving Congressman's Mistake Could Keep Him Off The Ballot

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Michigan officials say veteran Rep. John Conyers likely did not collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot, acc...

Long-Serving Congressman May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who would become Congress' longest-serving member if he is reelected this year, may not even qualify for the Democratic p...

No, It's Not Too Soon To Think About Redistricting

Greg Speed | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

If we focus on the long-game and building back power in the states over time, progressives won't need a "Hail Mary" pass in 2020 -- we'll already be ahead the game.

The Michigan Governor's Race Just Got More Interesting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor announced his running mate Thursday, choosing a former lawmaker who has championed women's rights and mar...

Rick Snyder Says He Won't Take Gay Marriage Position

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Monday that he won't contest a court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has...