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  1. Land proposes cutting 75 percent of federal gas tax

    Washington Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land proposed Tuesday taking away control of 75% of the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax from Uncle Sam and letting states like Michigan decide how to spend it.

    • 7:58 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    Dems launch new ad attacking Terri Lynn Land on support for women

    Democrats are launching a new television campaign ad Wednesday that challenges Terri Lynn Land's positions on issues important to women.

    • 3:28 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Legislation in works to stop Michigan from importing low-level radioactive waste

    Two state legislators are drawing up legislation designed to halt Michigan from importing typically low-level radioactive wastes for burial in the state's landfills.

  2. CEO named for HealthCare.gov

    Washington The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.

  3. Doug Ducey wins GOP bid for Arizona gov

    Phoenix State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream

    • 8:18 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    Peters touts independence, avoids criticizing Land by name in first TV ad

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is launching his first general election TV ad Tuesday, touting what he says is his independence from party leaders and avoiding criticism of his opponent by name.

  4. Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

    Tallahassee, Fla. Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist has won the Democratic nomination to seek his old job with his new party.

    • 6:31 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

    Miami Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.

  5. Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    Chicago Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

    • 5:39 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Former GOP VP candidate: Detroit 'warning' to U.S.

    Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy is a warning to the United States and compares the Motor City to the NBC post-apocalyptic drama 'Revolution.'

    • 11:39 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Wolf hunt bid sparks debate on voting procedures in Lansing

    Lansing The state increasingly is embroiled in a debate about whether controversial issues such as wolf hunting and mandatory union dues payments should be decided by elected officials reflecting their constituents' wishes or directly by the people at the voting booth.

  6. Panel to review Michigan's disposal of radioactive materials

    Gov. Rick Snyder plans to create an expert panel to review how low-activity radioactive materials are disposed of following criticism of the state's waste-handling policies.

  7. 29th District GOP candidate who lost by 6 votes wants recount

    A Republican state House candidate who lost a primary earlier this month by six votes in Oakland County's 29th District wants a recount.

    • 11:02 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    Michigan political parties hash out issues as election nears

    Lansing With 10 weeks to go until Election Day, Gov. Rick Snyder and his Democratic challenger, Mark Schauer, both portrayed the election as a referendum on policies of the past and present during weekend political conventions designed to energize their bases.

  8. Biden to speak in Detroit on Labor Day

    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Detroit on Labor Day, taking part for the second time in three years in the annual holiday that marks the role of workers ...

  9. Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

    Austin, Texas Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate ...

    • 3:15 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Democrats complete ticket, portray GOP as party of 'bigots, billionaires and bullies'

    Lansing Democrats completed their November ticket Sunday, while reminding themselves of the 2010 election in which Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans seized control of ...

  10. Sen. Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton a 'war hawk'

    Washington Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton 'a war hawk,' Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will ...

  11. Rand Paul says Dems might not back 'war hawk' Clinton

    Washington Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton 'a war hawk,' Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she ...

  12. DirecTV and Dish Network to vie for political cash with customized ads

    Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall in political dollars.

    • 6:33 PM, Aug. 23, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley gets nomination over Nakagiri

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley survived a contentious nomination fight at Saturday's Republican state convention, fending off challenger Wes Nakagiri and rejoining Gov. ...

    • 11:06 PM, Aug. 23, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Michigan Democrats stress unity, honor retiring Levin, Dingell

    Democrats stressed unity at their convention Saturday amid their hopes that will be an advantage against what they perceive to be a more-divided Republican ...

    • 5:49 PM, Aug. 23, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Gov. Rick Snyder expresses support for aide Rich Baird

    Novi Gov. Rick Snyder expressed support Saturday for a close confidant who underpaid his Michigan property taxes the past three years a day after Democrats ...

    • 11:36 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Snyder adviser pays $16,000 in property taxes as Dems urge his firing

    Lansing Top gubernatorial adviser Rich Baird paid more than $16,000 in property taxes and interest to settle a problem with his dual Michigan and Illinois ...

  13. Obama's new birth control rules offer out for religious groups

    Washington Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ...

    • 8:53 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Schauer campaign: Investigate Snyder adviser for tax, voter fraud

    Lansing Rich Baird, a top adviser to Gov. Rick Snyder, may be registered to vote and claiming property-tax-advantaged principle residency in two states, a Snyder ...

    • 11:35 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Snyder touts Michigan's gains, opens Detroit re-election campaign office

    Detroit Touting Michigan as 'the comeback state,' Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday spoke to a crowd of about 100 supporters while opening a campaign office on Jefferson in ...

    • 11:55 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    High court hopeful's abortion stance stirs up Mich. Democrats before convention

    Lansing A decision by Court of Appeals Chief Judge William Murphy to run for the Michigan Supreme Court has stirred up opposition from pro-abortion rights forces ahead ...

  14. Political Insider: Flanagan stung by parallel to Wallace

    As the state's superintendent of schools, Mike Flanagan is no stranger to criticism.

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