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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...

Rick Snyder Says He Won't Take Gay Marriage Position

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Monday that he won't contest a court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has...

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...

Michigan Rep. Attacks Opponent For Auto Bailout Stance

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democratic Rep. Gary Peters sought Monday to put Republican Terri Land on the defensive in their U.S. Senate race by ...

Debbie Dingell Will Run For House Seat Being Vacated By Husband John Dingell

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Debbie Dingell, chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors and wife of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), will run for her husband's seat i...

Debbie Dingell May Run For Her Husband John Dingell's House Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Debbie Dingell, chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors and wife of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), is expected to run for her husban...

GOP Rep: Dems Trying To 'Pivot' To Violence Against Women To Avoid Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) is miffed that congressional Democrats are trying to change the subject from the Affordable Care Act to other policy issues...

The Most Misogynistic Law I've Ever Seen

Gretchen Whitmer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Gretchen Whitmer

I'm one of only four women currently serving in the Michigan Senate and to say there's an "old boys club" mentality in our Capitol Building would be putting it mildly. So, I made the decision to put a face directly in front of them: my own.

Republican Governor Condemns GOP Official's Anti-Gay Remarks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican National Committee official's anti-gay remarks last week are drawing criticism from fellow Republicans, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyd...

This Seat Is Looking Pretty Republican

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Congressional seat in Michigan's 11th District, now occupied by colorful tea party pol Kerry Bentivolio (R), won't face a challenge from Demo...

Group Uses Quirk Of State Law To Push Abortion Restriction

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Basic insurance coverage for abortions could soon be banned in Michigan, even without support from Republican Governor Rick Snyder. A petition seek...

Dearborn's Arab Americans: The Promise of the City's Future

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

For those of us who've worked with Dearborn Michigan's Arab American community during the past three decades, victories in this past week's municipal elections were more than just big news. They represent confirmation of our belief in the strength and vitality of the Arab American community.

Homeless Man Runs For Mayor

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact

A homeless man in Michigan is asking people for a different kind of change. George Golubovskis is hoping his fellow residents of Traverse City will gi...

GOP Governor Dodges Gay Rights Question, Again

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has historically avoided choosing sides on LGBT rights. He sidestepped the issue again on Thursday, doing an impressive ...

Taking the Wheels Off the Motor City

Michael Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Rose

Sadly, Governor Snyder's bankruptcy plan seems more about weakening unions and protecting corporate subsidies and tax breaks than it does about shoring up Motown for the long haul.

LOOK: GOP Gov. Wears A Wet Suit, Pushes Divisive Medicaid Reform

Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is One. Wet. Nerd. A certified diver, the Republican governor (who gave himself the "One Tough Nerd" nickname during his ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Another State Becomes Fracking Battleground

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

It's been more than a year ago since Michigan auctioned more than 100,000 acres of public land for use by oil and gas companies. But the fight over fr...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan GOP Leaders Could Support Expanding LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for...

Study: Controversial Law Helps Avoid City Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | Detroit

(Corrects first paragraph to show name of organization is Pew Charitable Trusts, not Pew Center on the States) * Michigan one of 19 st...

Is Bankruptcy A Step Forward?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 09.18.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — In Detroit, it can take police nearly an hour to respond to a 911 call. Despite razing close to 10,000 vacant houses, three times as m...

Challenge To State's Gay Marriage Ban Moves Forward

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Detroit

By Joseph Lichterman DETROIT, July 10 (Reuters) - A challenge to Michigan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage brought by a subur...

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Gay Marriage Case

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.07.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A judge signaled Monday that a trial is possible to determine whether Michigan's ban on gay marriage is constitutional, nearly nine years a...

Michigan's Same-Sex Couples Net A Big Win In Court

Posted 06.28.2013 | Detroit

Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, a landmark case for gay rights, a Detroit judge's new decision will imp...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Next Up: Gay Marriage In Michigan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit

Will Michigan soon change its stance on same-sex unions? New bills, recent polls and a move to put a referendum on the ballot suggest that the gay mar...

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...