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Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

Rick Snyder Is Not a Good Political Leader

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.

Is Gov. Rick Snyder a Liar, or Just Untruthful?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

With less than a week remaining before the 2014 election, the airwaves have been inundated with political advertisements. For Michiganians, this has meant a heavy does of ads for race for governor between incumbent Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Gov. Rick Snyder's Record on Education Is Dismal

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Michigan children deserve to be more than just a tag line in empty campaign rhetoric because the value of a good education is something you can't put a price on.

Rick Snyder vs. Mark Schauer Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Michigan Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Rick Snyder vs. Mark Schauer Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin com...

GOP Governor Spars With Challenger

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan's economic turnaround and Detro...

Republican's Offer Ironically Awful Attacks on Mark Schauer

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

It's fine to believe the Mark Schauer isn't the right man for the job. But if these latest attacks are meant to prove that Gov. Snyder is the man for Michigan, the Nerd should be very concerned -- by Republicans' own standards, he is even less qualified to be governor than Mark Schauer.

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Misleading Flip-flopper

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.

The Michigan Governor's Race Just Got More Interesting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor announced his running mate Thursday, choosing a former lawmaker who has championed women's rights and mar...

Bad Ads and Worse Puns for Rick Snyder: Inside the Koch Brothers' War-Room

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Always a fan of strange ads, I thought I'd deconstruct the possible creation of this beauty -- a close second to Rick Snyder's scuba-diving Super Bowl ad.

Ashley Woods

Voters Call Gov. Rick Snyder 'Out Of Touch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer has dropped to a thin margin and a majority of likely voters considers the Re...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Man With Link To Michigan Governor Allegedly Posed As A Journalist To Film His Opponent

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A videographer who reportedly had once worked on a campaign video for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) posed as a CNN staffer to record footag...

Gov. Rick Snyder Is Working to Destroy Public Schools

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Regardless of all of these potential problem areas, Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans know that every school they deem failing will simply be converted to a charter school, which pulls more students out of traditional public schools.

Democrats Will Lead With Our Values in 2014

Lon Johnson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Lon Johnson

Michigan's three greatest assets are our people, our land and our Great Lakes -- and in 2014, Michigan will vote for leaders who will invest in our pe...

Gov. Candidate Promises Serious Hike To Minimum Wage

Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Democrat Mark Schauer promised Monday to hike Michigan's minimum wage if he is elected governor, the Associated Press reported. Michigan's minimum ...

Ashley Woods

New Poll Says GOP Gov. May Be In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

The contest for Michigan's governor's race may be closer than previously anticipated, according to a new poll. While many polls this fall have give...

Former Congressman Considering Bid For Michigan Governor

MLive | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, MI -- Former Congressman Mark Schauer likes his current job, has enjoyed spending more time with his family and doesn't particularly miss the...

Michigan's Highest Dem Addresses Plans For 2014 Governor's Race

Posted 01.31.2013 | Detroit

The field of candidates for Michigan's 2014 governor's race is yet be determined, but state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) has already made it...

Former Lawmaker Gets Pepper Sprayed During Heated Protests

Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

As thousands descended on the Michigan's capitol to protest controversial right-to-work legislation passed by the House Tuesday, one former lawmaker f...

GOP Congressional Candidate Tim Walberg: We Could Impeach Obama Over Birth Certificate

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Walberg, who's running for his old seat, said at a town hall event this week that President Obama could be impeached for not showing his birth certificate.

Oil From Michigan Spill Approaches Lake Michigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oil from a pipeline spill in Michigan early this week has been on the move through area waterways in recent days--and some fear that it could enter La...

Michigan Oil Spill Among Largest In Midwest History: Kalamazoo Spill SOAKS Wildlife (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the Gulf Coast deals with the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, the Midwest is now facing an oil spill of its own. A state of emergen...

Besty Markey, Other Democrats, Tiptoe On Health Care

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — First-term Rep. Betsy Markey is convinced that once people learn what's in President Barack Obama's new health care overha...

Take It Down A Notch, GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

There is a suffocating, sweltering mood brewing in our country, like that of the anxious early 1960s; one that has gained safe haven in the Republican Party.