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Politics, Puppies and 'Publicans: Why Lansing Needs A Kick In The Tail

Brian Stone | Posted 07.01.2016 | Detroit
Brian Stone

Everybody loves Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. But you know, maybe not everyone loves Huskies. Lansing Republicans, for instance, don't seem to give a howl about them. Why do I say that? Simple:

Michigan Education Reform Starts With HB 4552

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.31.2016 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

A recent editorial in The Detroit News couldn't make it clearer. Michigan's education system needs reforming, and the business community must play a leading role in creating the change Michigan needs. That's the message that will be made, time and time again.

Better College Advice for Michigan Students Is a Phone Call Away

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.03.2015 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

It's been an incredible month for school counselors who help students and families make good college decisions. In mid-November, leaders from 30 stat...

Terri Lynn Land Loses To Gary Peters In Michigan Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Terri Lynn Land was defeated in the Michigan Senate race on Tuesday by Democrat Gary Peters. Peters will replace retiring Sen. Carl Levi...

Gary Peters Wins Michigan Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Gary Peters won the Michigan Senate race on Tuesday. Peters defeated Republican Terri Lynn Land. He will replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin ...

Democrat Gary Peters Wins Michigan Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Congressman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) defeated Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan's Senate race Tuesday. Peters will replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin,...

GOP Candidate Argues Dark Money Is 'The American Way'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, who's running against Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, has an interesting take on the millions and...

GOP Senate Candidate Overwhelmed By Reporters: 'I Can't Do This'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate running for Senate in Michigan, walked into a scrum of inquiring reporters at a forum on Wednesday and didn'...

Better College Advising? In Michigan, There's a Bill for That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

April is college decision month, and it's bringing more than its share of anxiety this year. Applications are up at many popular colleges, which mean...

Obama Taking Minimum Wage Message On The Road

Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using his call for a higher minimum wage to help boost a Michi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Voting Rights Record May Ding GOP Senate Candidate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been two decades since Michigan voters elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate, but the GOP is working to end the drought with Nove...

Ashley Woods

GOP Making Headway In Key Senate Race | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Another poll has given Republican Terri Lynn Land a slight edge in the race for departing veteran Democrat Sen. Carl Levin's (Mich.) seat -- a contest...

Sick and Tired

Amber Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Amber Elliott

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. These famous words of Fannie Lou Hamer perfectly describe my feelings at the present moment. What am I "sick and tired" of per se? Well, let me enlighten you. I am sick and tired of traffic on M-10.

Ashley Woods

GOP Senate Candidate Welcomes Super PAC Money | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is welcoming controversial super PAC money into her race to win Michigan's open Senate seat. Land was recorded tellin...

GOP Rep. Loses Senate Poll To A Liberal Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.11.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash might want to think twice about campaigning for the state's vacant Senate seat next year -- a new poll shows the Republican...

'Right to Work' Is an Act of Cowardice, Not Courage

Hoon-Yung Hopgood | Posted 05.28.2013 | Detroit
Hoon-Yung Hopgood

Was it courageous for Sen. Meekhof to bring this bill up for a vote without allowing a single moment of public debate on it? Or was it courageous when the doors of the Capitol building were locked while the vote was taking place to keep the public from even seeing what was to transpire?

Another Romney Weighs Political Future

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

With former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's older brother, Scott Romney, having declined to run for Michigan Senate, the speculation has quic...

Romney Brother Considering Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

The Romney name may appear on the ballot once again in 2014. Roll Call reported Friday that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s brother Scot...

Another Romney Considering A Political Run

Roll Call | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Scott Romney, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's brother, is looking at running for retiring Sen. Carl Levin's seat, according to a Michigan GOP...

Abortion Coverage Ending For State Senators, No Exception For Rape

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.15.2013 | Detroit

After a memo was sent to Michigan Senate members last week alerting them that "voluntary" abortion coverage will be discontinued, Michigan Senate Dem...

GOP Lawmakers Pass Controversial Anti-Union Bills

Posted 12.07.2012 | Detroit

Following the Michigan House's lead, the state Senate passed a right-to-work measure on Thursday evening -- just hours after Gov. Rick Snyder and top ...

Jennifer Bendery

Pete Hoekstra Hits Debbie Stabenow For Seeking Same Stimulus Money He Sought | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You know it's the height of election season when one candidate is criticizing the other for doing the exact same thing that he or she di...

Is The Plan To Turn On Detroit's Lights Already Dead?

Detroit News | Posted 12.15.2012 | Detroit

The city's long-term plan for fixing broken streetlights is on hold, but Mayor Dave Bing says he's continuing to press state lawmakers to help find th...

Michael McAuliff

Racist Super Bowl Ad Reappears | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An infamous television ad that that was slammed as racist and anti-Asian after it aired in Michigan during the Super Bowl has made a mys...

Hoekstra Radio Ad: National Security Leaks Are The Work Of 'Traitors'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican who is running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, on Monday released a radio ad criticizing the Obama...