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    • 5:09 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Minimum wage petition drive short of signatures, state board rules

    Michigan voters won't see a $10.10-an-hour minimum wage proposal on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, the state's election board decided Thursday after rejecting proponents' petitions because they contain too many duplicate signatures.

  1. Conyers ramps up as Sheffield presses on

    Detroit U.S. Rep. John Conyers is campaigning more vigorously than normal for a 26th term, after a political scare a month ago nearly sidetracked his quest to be the first black dean of Congress.

    • 1:36 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Michigan Democratic Party makes complaints over source of Land's campaign funds

    Lansing The Michigan Democratic Party on Thursday lodged two election complaints against Republican Terri Lynn Land, seeking answers to questions related to the personal wealth she's using to help bankroll her U.S. Senate campaign as well as ties to a family business.

  2. 14th District race packed with action, but there's little attention

    Michigan's 14th Congressional District is a test-tube baby, conceived by gerrymandering to favor Democrats. Misshapen and geographically bizarre, it wends its way from Pontiac to Farmington Hills to Grosse Pointe. Its midsection in Southfield and a chunk of Detroit swells like a boa constrictor after a hearty meal.

    • 11:14 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    Power of incumbency difficult to overcome

    Washington Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right?

    • 6:17 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Bentivolio returns U.S. Chamber of Commerce award over immigration disagreement

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Thursday took the unusual action of returning a special interest group's award he happily accepted earlier this year after disagreeing with the organization's stance on immigration policy.

    • 11:15 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • ELECTIONS
    • 11:16 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    High spending, low turnouts mark primaries

    The midterm election primary season is drawing record-low voter turnout in some states, a sign perhaps, of widespread apathy in both parties ahead of November's elections.

  3. Michigan board to consider minimum wage, wolf ballot issues

    Lansing Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for proposals to advance to legislators and possibly a statewide vote.

  4. Insurers owe nearly $13.2M in refunds in Michigan

    Lansing The federal government says more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.

  5. Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Los Angeles President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Democrat Schauer admits voting in '12 GOP presidential primary

    Lansing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer admitted today he voted Republican in Michigan's 2012 presidential primary, but declined to say whom he voted for.

  6. Court date set for challenge to Evans residency

    Detroit Wayne County executive candidate Warren Evans has a Friday court date scheduled over a challenge to his residency.

  7. Officials say SMART buses' future rides on tax vote

    Detroit The regional bus service SMART is asking voters for a tax increase in three counties and warns that if the millage fails, so does the entire system.

  8. Social Security tech plan battles delays

    Washington Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of ...

  9. Control of U.S. Senate depends on the South

    Atlanta Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn ...

  10. Political Insider: GOP staffer doesn't get answer he's looking for from Mich. Democratic Party chair

    Of all the footage that has surfaced from the Michigan Republican Party's hidden camera operation spying on Democrats, there haven't been any embarrassing ...

  11. Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Las Vegas Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called 'a hailstorm' of measures to restrict citizens' ...

  12. Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    San Francisco As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while ...

  13. Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    Washington The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles ...

  14. U.S. border proposals head toward stalemate

    Washington At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of ...

  15. Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

    Washington The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans ...

  16. Agents get subsidized insurance under health care law using fake IDs

    Washington Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care ...

  17. Black leaders worry about low voter turnout in November

    Las Vegas Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead ...

    • 12:05 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    Democratic Party releases footage it says came from Mich. GOP 'spies' targeting candidates

    The Democratic Party on Tuesday released more footage it uncovered from a hidden camera scheme the Michigan Republican Party has been operating against state ...

  18. Dingell can't keep up Kim who?

    Rep. John Dingell, meet Kim Kardashian. Kim who? Dingell, D-Dearborn, was perplexed Monday by a tweet from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

    • 6:59 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    District 27 state representative candidate submits petitions to get pot initiatives on ballot

    Huntington Woods A state representative hopeful said Tuesday he has delivered on his promise to get the marijuana issue on local ballots of his district by this fall.

  19. Health law rulings may affect Mich. subsidies

    Washington Conflicting rulings from two federal appeals cast doubt Tuesday over the future of President Barack Obama's health care law, especially for many low- and ...

  20. Evans announces pastor endorsements for Wayne executive race

    Detroit Wayne County Executive candidate Warren Evans on Tuesday announced the endorsement of more than a dozen local pastors.

  21. Business mogul defeats longtime congressman in Georgia Senate runoff

    Atlanta Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S.

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