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Rick Snyder

On Jobs Rick Snyder Is 'One Lucky Nerd'

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If we are to believe Rick Snyder is responsible for this job creation, he should be able to identify specific legislative actions that brought this improvement; otherwise the governor is just taking credit for the work of his predecessor.

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 ...

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Pressured To Reveal Secret Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan) will shut down a secret fund that paid salaries to his trusted advisors, living expenses for Detroit's emergency manager...

Who's Donating To Snyder's Secret NERD Fund?

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.10.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said under oath that he does not know who contributed to a nonprofit fund that is ...

Snyder Will Answer Detroit Bankruptcy Questions Under Oath

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will take questions under oath Wednesday as labor unions and other creditors in Detroit's b...

Detroit Bankruptcy Is About Union Busting, Not Being Bankrupt

Paul Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Paul Alexander

The fights between Wisconsin Governor Rick Scott and the public employees are well known, and Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder may be more under-the-radar than his neighbor to the West, but is in many ways cut from the same cloth.

Midwest Republicans: Don't Blame Us For Shutdown

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the na...

GOP States Offer Little Obamacare Help

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — After three years of bashing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican governors were surprisingly mute on...

The Real Death Panel in Obamacare? How About the GOP?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP constantly excoriates liberals and Democrats for their welfare state fantasies because, Republicans insist, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" and that leftists don't understand that life involves hard choices. But the irony here is that Obamacare, for all its flaws, actually recognizes this.

Unions Establishing Early Targets For 2014

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest labor federation plans to shift more of its political resources into state and local campaigns next year. AFL-CIO ...

Something Isn't Right In GOP Gov.'s Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

With the Michigan gubernatorial race more than 13 months away, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's first campaign ad was released Tuesday, a one-minute spot...

GOP Gov. Hopes To Be 'Reasonable Model' For The Party

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and DAVID EGGERT | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder – the understated, self-described "nerd" and former CEO – is making one thing clear as he prepa...

Ashley Woods

How Long Must This Michigan City Wait For Democracy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- Michigan's controversial emergency manager law gives state-appointed financial managers sweeping powers to bring cities in crisis back from...

When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in Detroit worked a lifetime to earn, but there's always a few hundred million available for a billionaire who wants an extravagant new sports arena.

State Approves Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

Sept 3 (Reuters) - The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the ...

Detroit: Rick Snyder's greatest failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Rick Snyder may not be to blame for Detroit's fall from grace but standing idly by while his greatest asset imploded is not the work of a great businessman or a great governor. It is the action of man who is out of his depth.

Jeffrey Young

Republicans Back Major Obamacare Benefit For Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Michigan is poised to expand Medicaid to about 470,000 residents in the next several years under President Barack Obama's health care reform law follo...

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 ...

Decision On Right-To-Work Law Slammed As 'Purely Political'

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major lega...

Detroit Must Grow Up and Liquidate Assets

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.

Rand Paul Might Want Alternative Detroit Bailout

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he has begun talks with his legislative staff about drafting a conservative alternative to a possible federal bail...

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

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...

Tea Party Plans To Abandon Popular Candidates

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — This wasn't the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded t...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...