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    • 11:36 PM, Aug. 31, 2014

    Labor stokes Democratic support for Michigan governor, U.S. Senate races

    Lansing After bruising defeats in 2012, organized labor has rearmed for this fall's electoral battle to try to keep an open U.S. Senate seat in the Democratic column and dethrone the Republican governor who made Michigan a right-to-work state.

  1. Intelligence chiefs warn of Islamic State threat to U.S.

    Washington Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

    • 5:59 PM, Aug. 29, 2014

    Peters: Raise road funding from U.S. companies seeking to move abroad

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters suggested Friday that Congress should tap more revenue for road repairs by preventing U.S. companies from moving their headquarters abroad through mergers with foreign companies.

  2. Romney leads Iowa poll of presidential contenders, says he isn't running

    Michigan native Mitt Romney has a large lead among possible Republican presidential hopefuls in a poll in Iowa, home of the caucuses that help kick off the 2016 primaries.

  3. Groups to discuss oil pipelines during Mackinac Bridge walk

    Mackinaw City Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes.

  4. U.S. Rep Kildee plans resolution opposing nuclear waste facility near Lake Huron

    U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, plans to introduce a congressional resolution that opposes Canadian plans to store nuclear waste near the shore of Lake Huron.

    • 5:50 PM, Aug. 28, 2014

    Michigan health director stepping down after small stroke

    Lansing Jim Haveman has stepped down as director of the Michigan Department of Community Health to focus on his health following a small stroke, Gov. Rick Snyder's office announced Thursday.

  5. Political Insider: GOP points finger at Schauer spending

    Michigan Republicans again are blowing their campaign finance whistle on Democrat Mark Schauer's gubernatorial campaign.

    • 11:42 AM, Aug. 28, 2014

    Michigan House approves law continuing wolf hunts

    Lansing The state House gave final passage Wednesday to a petition-initiated law that allows Michigan wolf hunting to continue and appears to make moot two ballot proposals sponsored by opponents of the hunt.

    • 8:49 AM, Aug. 27, 2014

    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.

    • 1:21 PM, Aug. 27, 2014

    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.

  6. Biden to launch Detroit Labor Day parade with speech

    Vice President Joe Biden will kick off the annual Labor Day parade Monday in Detroit. Biden is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. near a staging area at Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street in the Corktown neighborhood before labor union members parade through downtown to Hart Plaza on the Detroit riverfront, according to a tentative schedule released Wednesday.

    • 3:28 PM, Aug. 26, 2014

    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.

  7. CEO named for

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

  8. 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 ...

    • 8:18 AM, Aug. 26, 2014

    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 ...

  9. 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

    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 ...

  10. 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 ...

    • 5:39 PM, Aug. 25, 2014

    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 ...

    • 11:39 PM, Aug. 24, 2014

    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 ...

  11. 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- ...

  12. 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

    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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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

    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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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.

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