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A True Progressive for Michigan's 14th Congressional District

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

As your representative in Congress, I will continue to champion bold progressive solutions that create jobs, cut student loan and mortgage debt, cut crime, reduce our prison population, and restore financial security for the people of our region.

Ficano Accused Of Recruiting Scam Candidate In Commissioner Race

WXYZ | Posted 08.03.2012 | Detroit

A battle over a seat on the Wayne County Commission has one contender crying foul. She's accusing her opponent of using the race card to split up vote...

Michigan Primary Is No Throwaway

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

2012 is no throwaway primary. New redistricting across the state has created entire new constituencies for pols. That's had the effect of also crea...

Write Away: Will Nancy Cassis Win Thad McCotter's Old Seat?

Detroit Free Press | Todd Spangler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Her name may not be on the ballot, but former state Sen. Nancy Cassis is poised to win what could be a ticket to Congress anyway in Tues...

Motion Dismissed: Crittendon's Appeal Denied

WDIV | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

The last-minute motion of reconsideration filed by Detroit Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon in regards to Detroit's consent agreement has been d...

Veteran Dem Not Ready To Retire Just Yet

Dearborn, MI Patch | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

If first-time candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 12th District are hoping that distancing themselves from politics will help boos...

The Saga Continues: Crittendon Appeals Consent Agreement Decision

Ashley C. Woods | Posted 07.05.2012 | Detroit

After an Ingham County Court Judge threw out her challenge to the consent agreement, Detroit Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon today asked the ju...

GOP Senate Hopeful Questioned For Hiring Felon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan reportedly hired a convicted felon to collect signatures to get him on the ballot. Pete Hoekstr...

Michigan Politicians Sound Off On Obamacare Supreme Court Decision

Posted 06.28.2012 | Detroit

In a 5-4 decision issued today, the nation’s highest court declared the individual health insurance mandate constitutional, upholding the central pr...

Erin Mershon

Pete Hoekstra Pulls In Nearly $500,000 At Lobbying, Law Firm | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Though he is not a registered lobbyist, Michigan GOP Senate candidate and former congressman Pete Hoekstra received nearly half a million dollars duri...

Business Tax Cuts Spell Less State Revenue Going Forward

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Michigan fiscal analysts announced Wednesday the state would draw in millions more dollars in revenue than expected this fiscal year, but the addition...

John Celock

GOP Governor Threatened With Recall -- Again | John Celock | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

For the second time in two years a group of Michigan activists is launching a recall drive against Gov. Rick Snyder (R). With a reworded recall pe...

Proposed Michigan Amendment Would Require Corporations To Disclose Political Spending

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Jocelyn Benson wants to bring greater transparency to political campaigns and lobbying efforts in Michigan, and the Wayne State law professor kicked o...

Ron Paul Supporters In Michigan Tout 'Momentum' Ahead Of Primary

Macomb Patch | Jenny Whalen | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Macomb Patch's Jenny Whalen reports from Michigan: "It's D-Day," Macomb County Regional Coordinator Kurt King told Ron Paul supporters in Utica Thu...

Detroit Dems Come To Blows On State House Floor

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

LANSING -- Things got heated on the state House floor Thursday night when a fight broke out between at least two Democrats, shortly after the House wr...

New Study Shows Michigan Ranks in Top 10 Among States in Which State and Local Politicos Ignore Public Opinion

Patricia Lesko | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

The complaint is pervasive: politicos are unresponsive. There is polarized policy being imposed on unpolarized voters all over the country, and Michigan ranks among the states where this happens most frequently.

Michigan Debate To Highlight Economic Downturn

Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch | Alan Stamm and Kristin Bull | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

If there is one message Oakland University President Gary Russi would like to shout out this week to the residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills, a...

Balancing Act: Leading in Tough Economic Times

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Barbara Lee

Granholm is an important role model for women who want to run for office. When the world is changing, it's not gender that matters, but the quality of ideas and leadership that will carry the day.

Vern Ehlers Retires: Michigan GOP Rep Calls It Quits

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers announced his retirement this morning, the 17th Republican to decide against seeking re-election to the next Congress. "I d...

Obama To Avoid "You, Me And Dupree" Moment At Convention

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Road trip? Sure, why not," said writer Chris Sloat, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. "Who knows what kind of trouble Kwame can get into in Denver? And at least he'll be somebody else's problem for a week."

GM Shutters Michigan Plant, Further Eroding McCain-Palin Support

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a smoke-filled bowling alley in Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Burns unofficially acts as the Wednesday women's league spokesperson: "I'm leaning toward ...

War Protesters Confront McCain In Swing-State Michigan

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The protesters believe we must end the occupation of Iraq and redirect spending toward human needs. "You're so old," called one to the McCain fans. "It's time to change the rules."

Michigan Memories and Musings

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

For an election whose dominant value desired by the public is authenticity, it seems to be greatly missing on both sides of the campaign.

McCain Boosted In Michigan by Economic Gloom and Romney Rumors

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

If McCain picks Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, as his running mate, Obama will almost certainly be forced to devote significant resources to maintain a close race in the state.

Midwest Auto Workers Look To Obama For Change

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

"GM won't change anything until they have every operation overseas," says Danny. "This started back in the 1980s with Reagan... We know we're not going to get any help from McCain."