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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...

Obama Signs Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in eve...

LOOK: Obama's Desk Reveals Fondness For The Mitten State

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

What's on President Barack Obama's desk? We're guessing some very classified papers, secret buttons and the like. But of more interest to us, it s...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Weighs In On Michigan Right To Work | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama weighed in on the contentious labor battle playing out in Michigan, condemning the Republican push to make Michig...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Labor Battle In Detroit Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan on Monday to sell his vision for addressing the so-called fiscal cliff, he will be stepp...

Obama Campaign Tries To Beat Romney On Bailout

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

The Obama campaign says that the federal government's decision to save the automotive industry has had an impact in Michigan that has rippled out far ...

Anti-Obama Flyer Compares Obama To Nazis, Warns 'Holocaust Is Coming'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

A number of flyers reportedly posted on parking meters in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., have created a stir for their imagery, which attempts to conne...

Stronger Local Economy Could Hurt Mitt's Chances In The Mitten

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The unemployment rate in Michigan is high, its population is shrinking and scores of manufacturing plants have closed. Still, Presid...

Obama Escalates Campaign With Midwest Swing

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

ELYRIA, Ohio — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his Republican rivals are sincere, patriotic and absolutely wrong about how to reinvig...

Hot-N-Ready: $1 Million Pizza Party For Obama

Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. -- Despite reports, caterers for Denise Ilitch's fundraiser for President Obama will not -- we repeat not -- be serving pizza at the...

Obama Michigan Ad Hits Romney On Auto Bailout

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama's re-election campaign released on Thursday a new television ad that will air in Michigan and highlight the president's handling of and s...

Obama, Korean President Pitching Trade Deal In Michigan

Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak are promoting ...

Obama On Responsibility For Economy: "Give It To Me"

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WARREN, Mich. — Conceding unemployment will get worse before it shrinks, President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $12 billion plan to help c...

Polls: Obama Surging In Four Battleground States

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of th...

Actor Forest Whitaker Stumps for Obama in Michigan: "It's Time We Stand Up for Our Country"

Andrea King Collier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea King Collier

"I can feel a tide of change in the country," Whitaker said. "It comes not just from this financial crisis but from concern over problems that have been building up over a number of years."

Help Bring Tina Fey to the Wolverines!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

Local Michigan Republicans have started a petition to bring Sarah Palin back to Michigan. Dems want to do 'em one better by bringin' Tina Fey to Michigan. *wink*

Economic Crisis Plays To Obama's Advantage In Michigan: McCain Cedes State

Andrea King Collier and Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea King Collier and Dan Treul

Even as the McCain campaign was preparing to announce its withdrawal from Michigan yesterday, Barack Obama came out swinging on populist issues in the...

McCain Pulling Out Of Michigan

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that John McCain's electoral map is getting smaller: John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a st...

Obama In Michigan: McCain "Doesn't Get It"

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that his rival John McCain is out of touch with the economic ...

Obama Has Advantages in Battleground State of Michigan

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

The youth vote in Michigan may be the deciding factor for Obama in November with increased registration, participation and perception of Obama as "cool" amongst young voters.

Sam Stein

Obama Hits McCain's Foreign Car Ownership | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is micro-politics, but the Obama campaign is looking for leverage in Michigan by taking McCain to task for not being truthful about the number of...

Sam Stein

McCain Aides Earned Nearly $2.4 Million From Foreign Car Manufacturers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Early on Tuesday, Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched an ad in Michigan pointing out that, despite assurances that he only purchased domesti...

Women Rally For Obama In Battleground Michigan

Andrea King Collier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea King Collier

"The way we keep G.O.P. strategists from stealing the election is to get out to vote and make sure that it's not a contested race. We don't want it to be close..."

Racism Hurts Obama In Michigan

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Michigan's history of racial tensions is tugging against its Democratic tendencies, giving Barack Obama fits in a state w...

Obama Condemns "Shameless" McCain Campaign (Live from MI)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama was clearly on a tear Monday night. He blasted McCain for outlining economic "polices that are identical to George Bush's" and ridiculed Palin for claiming she is a change agent.