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GOP State Legislature Candidate With Sexual Fetish Drops Out

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Jordan D. Haskins, a 24-year-old GOP candidate for Michigan's legislature with a vast and unusual criminal history, said Thursday that he's dropping o...

GOP Candidate: Please Forgive My Criminal And Sexual Fetish Past

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

A 24-year-old GOP candidate running for Michigan's state Legislature wants voters to look past his criminal history and bizarre sexual fetishes. Jo...

Amash's GOP Opponent Calls Him 'Al Qaeda's Best Friend'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican is characterizing the libertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "Al Qaeda's best friend" in a new television ad because Amash vo...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These States Automatically Put Teens On Trial As Adults

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Keeping youth offenders in adult prisons increases their risk of suicide, sexual assault and returning to prison, and is the result of "antiquated law...

Detroit Could Get A Major Windfall From The State

AP | By DAVID EGGERT | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions as part o...

Michigan On Sale in Time for Memorial Day

Brian Stone | Posted 07.13.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

If you live in Michigan, or any state where the interests of the wealthy are beginning to overshadow the interests of the public, remember which party is putting it up for sale.

Long-Serving Congressman's Mistake Could Keep Him Off The Ballot

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Michigan officials say veteran Rep. John Conyers likely did not collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot, acc...

Long-Serving Congressman May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who would become Congress' longest-serving member if he is reelected this year, may not even qualify for the Democratic p...

No, It's Not Too Soon To Think About Redistricting

Greg Speed | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

If we focus on the long-game and building back power in the states over time, progressives won't need a "Hail Mary" pass in 2020 -- we'll already be ahead the game.

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 ...