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  1. Snyder cool to Bolger's call for Detroit unions to help shore up pensions

    Gov. Rick Snyder isn't embracing a top Republican lawmaker's demand that Detroit unions contribute money to help shore up pensions as part of the city's strategy for exiting bankruptcy.

    • 4:07 PM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Lew will not bring new federal funds during Detroit visit

    Washington — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will not bring any new federal money to Detroit when he visits the Motor City for two days starting Thursday, officials said.

    • 10:40 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Legislation would speed up rape kit processing in Michigan

    Bipartisan legislation designed to speed up the processing of the kits used to store evidence from sexual assault victims was introduced Monday in Lansing.

    • 7:14 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Tea party candidates file to challenge GOP incumbents, fill open seats

    The expansion of the Medicaid health care program for the poor was expected to spark a tea party revolt against GOP legislators who voted for the change last year.

    • 11:08 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Michigan's college admissions fight far from over

    As the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban Tuesday, the University of Michigan's incoming president pledged to make campus diversity a priority. And affirmative action supporters vowed to keep pressing for higher minority enrollment.

  2. Eric Holder applauds dissent in Michigan affirmative action case

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today praised the dissenting opinion in a Supreme Court ruling Tuesday that upheld the right of Michigan voters to bar affirmative action in public colleges and universities.

    • 11:25 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Affirmative action ruling may push more state votes to limit race considerations

    Affirmative action is a matter of public choice and Michigan has made its decision — that's how one legal expert is interpreting Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state's ban on considering race in college admissions.

  3. Michigan to designate veterans on driver's license

    Lansing — Michigan will let its 680,000 military veterans get a special designation on their driver's licenses starting May 1.

    • 8:59 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Court upholds right to ban race in college admissions

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that voters can ban the use of race in college admissions is a setback for affirmative action, and showcases divisions among the justices regarding racial inequality in America.

    • 4:51 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Land's first TV ad denies she's 'waging war on women'

    Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land unveiled her first campaign TV ad on Tuesday, rejecting a suggestion that she is 'waging a war on women.'

  4. Detroit among 15 cities Democrats considering for 2016 convention

    Washington — The Democratic National Committee invited Detroit and 14 other cities to apply to host its presidential convention in 2016.

    • 11:24 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Critics blast EAA at Senate Democrats' hearing in Lansing

    Lansing — The political debate over the future of Gov. Rick Snyder's school reform project continued to rage Tuesday in the Capitol as Senate Democrats held an unsanctioned hearing on the Education Achievement Authority.

    • 6:31 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Ex-radio host joins race for Bentivolio's House seat as filing deadline for candidates passes

    Washington — Former progressive radio host Nancy Skinner on Tuesday joined the crowded race to represent the 11th Congressional District.

    • 11:54 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Justices uphold arrest on anonymous tip

    Washington Anonymous tipsters have more credibility under a closely divided Supreme Court decision Tuesday that upheld the tip-incited search of a California man's truck.

  5. U.S. weighs curbing deportations

    Washington — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a ...

    • 6:57 AM, Apr. 22, 2014

    E-cigarette industry awaits looming federal regulation

    Richmond, Va. — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal ...

    • 3:29 PM, Apr. 21, 2014

    U.S. Treasury chief to visit Detroit

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will make a two-day trip to Detroit this week, the latest high-profile visit by the Obama administration to the Motor City ...

    • 7:15 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Michigan's Congress hopefuls rush to join races

    A flurry of candidates is gathering petition signatures to meet Tuesday's filing deadline for five open seats in Congress — a rare opportunity in Michigan for ...

    • 9:14 PM, Apr. 21, 2014

    Land to launch first TV ad in Republican campaign for Senate

    Lansing Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land on Tuesday plans to air her first television ad of the campaign as a conservative group prepares another round of ...

  6. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson starts re-election bid

    Waterford Township — Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is formally launching her campaign for a second four-year term.

    • 5:48 PM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Road kill bill would make claiming animals simpler

    Lansing — Getting a drive-through meal could take on new meaning in Michigan if legislation is approved making it easier to take home road kill.

    • 1:09 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Survey: Year after right-to-work issue, Snyder's approval rating rebounds

    Gov. Rick Snyder's approval rating among likely voters inched up this winter to the highest level since after he took office in early 2011, according to MSU's ...

    • 11:56 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Trott launches first TV ad in bid against Rep. Bentivolio

    Oakland County lawyer Dave Trott launched his first television ads in his 11th Congressional District campaign this week just as new fundraising figures show ...

    • 3:05 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

    Washington — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.

  7. Time's dwindling for states to adopt health exchanges

    Chicago — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to ...

  8. Gov. Snyder turns in signatures for re-election bid

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official by turning in more than 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials.

    • 12:13 AM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Obama: 8M signed up for health care

    Washington — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack ...

    • 2:10 PM, Apr. 17, 2014

    UAW endorses Debbie Dingell for Congress

    The United Auto Workers endorsed Debbie Dingell for Congress in a Thursday announcement.

  9. Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    Denver Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning- ...

  10. Political insider: Land turns Obama swipe on equal pay into a plea for campaign funds

    The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Terri Lynn Land last week wasted little time in practicing some political jujitsu against the Democrats.

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