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Michigan Governor Can't Name One Problem With Refugee Screening

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) was so concerned with gaps in the refugee-screening process earlier this week that he announced vulnerable Syrians woul...

GOP Demagoguery Over Refugees Sinks to New Low

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In 1939, some 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a cruise liner. They had hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the United States and safety. But when they arrived at the Florida coast, they were forced to return home. In the end, 250 of those on board were ultimately killed by the Nazis.

Flint Residents Suing Over Toxic Tap Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are suing over dangerous lead levels in their tap water resulting from state and local efforts to save money by switchi...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Puts Refugee Acceptance Effort On Hold

Associated Press | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold f...

Michigan's Republican Governor Says State Will Comply With Obama's Climate Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced Tuesday that his state will comply with the Obama administration's new regulations limiting greenhouse gas em...

Tackling Climate Change Across Party Lines Works for America

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

State clean power plans protect from the worst consequences of climate inaction. Climate change doesn't respect political party boundaries.

Governors Alarmed: More Die From Overdoses Than Car Crashes

Barry D. Wood | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

At the July 25th summer meeting of the National Governors Association there was an unexpected bipartisan call to arms against drug abuse.

An Open Letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: Free Richard Wershe Jr.

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 07.13.2015 | Crime
Dean Dauphinais

Governor Snyder, I have no sympathy for drug dealers. Drugs took one of my sons -- and our entire family -- on a roller coaster ride through hell for seven years. But I don't think anyone should have to suffer the injustice that Richard Wershe Jr. has suffered.

Detroit's Air Quality Fix? Hookah Pipes on Smokestacks

Brian Stone | Posted 07.06.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

So, I finally figured it out. You know those epidemic levels of asthma in Detroit and Dearborn? You know those massive, pollution-causing factories and their smoke stacks? Well, I found the perfect, slightly snarky, fix. Put a hookah pipe on it!

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.

A Magical Mystery Tour of American Austerity Politics

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Laura Gottesdiener

Something is rotten in the state of Michigan. One city neglected to inform its residents that its water supply was laced with cancerous chemicals. Another dissolved its public school district and replaced it with a charter school system, only to witness the for-profit management company it hired flee the scene.

Michigan Republican's Lies Hurt the Working Poor

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Towards the end of his first year in office, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder suggested the changes he and the Republican-led legislature had made were necessary for the good of the state, but that these changes also represented "shared sacrifice."

Michigan Legislature Puts Corporations Ahead of Voters at Every Turn

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

After Tuesday's resounding defeat of Proposal 1 which was meant to raise funding for Michigan roads while allowing cowardly elected officials to pretend they didn't support a tax increase, the question for the legislature and Governor Rick Snyder is; what now?

Rick Snyder Will Not Pursue A Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Thursday that he will not pursue the Republican nomination for president, confirming earlier reports that he would ...

REPORT: Michigan Governor Snyder Will Not Run For President

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, will not run for U.S. president in 2016, Politico reported on Wednesday, ci...

Daniel Marans

Michigan Voters Reject Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Bridges | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Michigan voters in a special election on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted down Proposal 1, an amendment to the state's constitution that would have increa...

Voting 'No' on Proposal 1 Is Good for Michigan

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

There is little doubt that Michigan needs much of what Proposal 1 offers, but enough is enough. Liberals need to stop taking what they can get and start demanding what they deserve, and the only way to make sure that happens is to replace as many of the corporate-sponsored Republicans as possible. Voting "no" on Proposal 1 is the first step.

Proposal 1 Proves Republican Incompetence

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

The fact that the people voters tasked with making the tough decisions are so afraid of losing their jobs that they would put the desires of a fringe "no new taxes" group ahead of the needs of their constituents suggests that the real problem here is not road or education funding but a complete and total failure of leadership.

Michigan Governor Pardons Politically Connected Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

A politically connected lawyer’s drunk driving conviction is now gone, thanks to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R). An investigation by the Associate...

Canada Does Michigan A Solid, Puts Up More Money For International Bridge To Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

An agreement between Canada and the United States should pave the way for construction to begin on a bridge between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ont...

Gov. Rick Snyder Leaves Hospital After Blood Clot Treatment

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was released from an Ann Arbor-area hospital on Monday after spending the weekend for treatment of a...

Michigan Governor Admitted To Hospital

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) was admitted to the hospital on Thursday for treatment for a blood clot in his leg, according to a post on his Facebook ...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

Governor Ige Has Competition For Best 'Kermit The Frog' Impression

Posted 01.28.2015 | Hawaii

Hawaii is just getting used to the nasally monotone of its new governor, but David Ige -- the Twitterverse has noted -- sounds eerily familiar: ...