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GOP Governors Privately Urging Congress To Reconsider Full Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

As congressional Republicans move forward on plans to quickly repeal and ― less quickly ― replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, a wi...

How One Community Of Churchgoers And Former Convicts Is Fighting For Flint

Elite Daily | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

There is perhaps no city in the United States that knows what it means to fight and struggle for survival quite like Flint, Michigan. Between economic...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation looked on, horrified, as a silverback gorilla threatened a captive who looked unable to escape. I'm talking, of course, about Donald Trump, who is turning out to be every bit as dangerous and unstable as predicted. After he continued to attack the judge in the Trump University lawsuit, the judge unsealed documents showing how staffers were encouraged to prey on the vulnerable. "It was really a fraud," said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, "from beginning to end." And in that way, a true reflection of its namesake. But perhaps it sealed the deal for Speaker Paul Ryan, who, after hesitating, endorsed Trump, showing his principles to be worth as much as a Trump U real estate class. Rising to the occasion were Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who declined to endorse Trump, and former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden, who described Trump's rhetoric as "feeding" ISIS's recruitment videos. And you don't have to be a genius to see Trump for who he is, but it doesn't hurt. He's "a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator," said Stephen Hawking. Nothing theoretical about that.

Another Republican Governor Refuses To Endorse Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he's not planning to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump -- and it doesn't look he'll ch...

Michigan Gov. Snyder Decides Against Endorsing Trump

The Detroit News | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder has sidelined himself in the race for president, choosing not to make an endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump....

Rick Snyder Booed In Flint During Obama Visit

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

Flint residents booed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Wednesday as he addressed a crowd at a local high school during a visit from President Barack O...

Rick Snyder Wants Obama To Drink Flint Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) hopes President Barack Obama has a drink when he visits Flint on Wednesday. Snyder has been trying to get Flint residen...

More Political Games for Flint: State and Federal Lawmakers Bicker as People Suffer

Susan J. Demas | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Here's the problem: Michigan's budget doesn't go into effect until Oct. 1. Does anyone truly believe that the people of Flint won't need additional help in the next 169 days? And yes, this kind of help -- replacing lead pipes, supplying bottled water and providing health screenings -- does cost money.

Michigan's Top Attorney Charges 3 Officials With Crimes Over Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's attorney general is charging three state and city officials with crimes for their involvement in the Flint water contaminatio...

Rick Snyder Vows To Drink Flint Water For A Month To Prove It's Safe

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is drinking filtered water from a Flint homeowner's tap to show Flint residents he's willing to have a taste of the cris...

Michigan Residents Are Pretty Unhappy With Rick Snyder

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

One-fifth of Michigan residents polled blame Gov. Rick Snyder (R) for the avoidable lead poisoning emergency in the city of Flint, according to a poll...

What's Next for #PureMichigan?

Laura Packard | Posted 04.15.2017 | Detroit
Laura Packard

There hasn't historically been an emphasis here on higher education, because it wasn't needed to get a good factory job. But those jobs went away years ago, and we have a workforce without the training for white-collar jobs.

Beyond The Water Crisis: The Flint That Accepted Me as a Nigerian Immigrant Outsider

Ayodele Alli | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics
Ayodele Alli

The Flint that raised me is a city of legacy, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and the first headquarters of General Motors (GM). The Flint that raised me was/is a dichotomy, like so many of us, going through life with a mesh of our best and worst qualities.

Flint's Water Still Has Too Much Lead

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

Six months after the government told people in Flint, Michigan, to use bottled water for drinking and cooking, new research shows that what's coming o...

Flint Offers a New Model for Accountability

Louise Lief | Posted 04.12.2017 | Media
Louise Lief

Contrary to reports that the media "missed" Flint, local reporters did their jobs. The SEJ Journal recounts how The Flint Journal and Detroit Free Press ran hundreds of stories on Flint's water problems.

Where's The Next Flint Water Crisis? Anywhere.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.03.2017 | Politics

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, local governments nationwide have had to assure residents worried about brain damage and miscarriages that thei...

A Day of Reckoning for Gov. Rick Snyder? Let's Raise a Glass of Clean Water to That

Bill Blum | Posted 03.30.2017 | Crime
Bill Blum

If you're waiting to see Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder brought to justice for his role in the Flint water crisis, don't hold your breath. And if you're planning to visit Flint while you wait, exercise caution before imbibing the H2O, even if state and federal regulators say the water quality has improved.

Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA

The Harbus | Posted 03.25.2017 | College
The Harbus

Written by Terrance Rogers, Harvard Business School, Class of 2017 "Educating Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World" - Harvard Business School M...

Task Force Finds Michigan State Officials Accountable In Flint Water Crisis

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

DETROIT (Reuters) - A task force appointed by Michigan’s governor said on Wednesday state officials showed stubbornness, lack of preparation, delay ...

Poor Kids Don't Count in Rick Snyder's Michigan

Susan J. Demas | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When Michigan can't ensure safe drinking water in a major city and can't figure out how to educate children in its biggest school district, it's safe to say that our state's vaunted "comeback" is incomplete.

What Flint Reveals About African Americans and Trust in Government

Tracey Ross | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices
Tracey Ross

The situation in Flint is largely about what happened between state and local leaders. And when it comes to the question of government trust, trust has effectively been destroyed there.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

House Democrat Says Rick Snyder Should Be Arrested For The Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said Wednesday that Congress needs to ensure that everyone at fault in the Flint water crisis answers for th...

Flint Residents Come To Washington For Confrontation With Rick Snyder

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cavalcade started before 8:00 a.m., on a quiet street outside of the Rayburn House Office Building, where dozens of Flint residents ...

Democrats Push Emergency Reform Bill To Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats led by their Michigan delegation are pushing to reform the states's emergency financial manager law in the wake of the F...