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  1. 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 spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

    • 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 Detroit..

    • 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 of this weekend's Democratic state convention.

  2. Political Insider: Flanagan stung by parallel to Wallace

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

    • 10:32 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Michigan GOP braces for tea party showdown

    Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick Snyder by exposing deep ideological divisions.

    • 11:49 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Obama weighs immigration shift

    Washington President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to imm

  3. Well-funded women may tilt Senate power

    Washington The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

  4. Courts won't put Socialists on Michigan ballot

    Detroit A federal appeals court has turned down a request to place five Socialist Party candidates on the November ballot.

  5. DNC raises almost $9M in July, RNC to report soon

    Washington The Democratic National Committee says it raised almost $9 million in July and has more than $9.5 million ready for the final push toward November's elections.

  6. Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

    Norfolk, Va. Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

    • 1:26 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Austin, Texas Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.

    • 10:09 AM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • ELECTIONS

    Big gap in Peters, Land tax rates

    Lansing Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Gary Peters and his wife paid an effective federal income tax rate of 18 percent in the last three years, a contrast to the less than 3 percent tax Republican opponent Terri Lynn Land paid on her income after sizable deductions.

  7. Land campaign makes issue of Peters' investment in pet coke company

    Democratic Congressman Gary Peters is catching heat in Michigan's hotly contested U.S. Senate race for investing in a foreign energy company that produces petroleum coke, a coal-like substance he has denounced.

    • 1:13 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team; arraignment date set

    Austin, Texas Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.

  8. Snyder to Metro Detroiters: Document your losses from flooding

    Gov. Rick Snyder, in town Monday to tour flood damage in the city, urged residents around Metro Detroit to meticulously document their losses in preparation ...

  9. Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    President Barack Obama says the recapturing of Mosul dam in northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces is a 'major step forward' in the battle against Islamic ...

    • 6:58 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    No arrest for Gov. Perry but mug shot to be taken

    A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, ...

  10. House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked, House GOP raises $48M

    Washington House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority is sitting on a $56.7 million pile of cash heading into what is shaping up ...

  11. Obama heading back to D.C. in rare vacation break

    Edgartown, Mass. President Barack Obama is getting off the island.

  12. Texas Gov. Perry vows to fight criminal indictment

    Austin, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto and called the indictment against him outrageous and an abuse of power.

    • 11:53 AM, Aug. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Lt. Gov. Calley urges Oakland County Republicans to allow tea party delegates

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is urging his supporters not to challenge the state convention voting rights of a slate of tea party-backed delegates elected Thursday ...

    • 7:02 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Austin, Texas A grand jury indicted Texas Gov.

  13. Michigan, U.S. to partner to target disability fraud

    Detroit The state of Michigan and the federal government are partnering to launch a new unit to investigate and crack down on Social Security disability ...

    • 12:21 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Amid increased security and party clashes, Oakland Co. GOP chooses delegates

    Waterford Tea party activists dominated a portion of the Oakland County Republican Party's convention Thursday night, electing delegates for a state convention who could ...

  14. As road worries surface with flooding, group pushes Mich. legislators for funds

    Engineering experts said Wednesday poor infrastructure did not play a role in contributing to water overflows on Metro Detroit freeways, but it doesn't ease ...

  15. Kildee says Snyder will find 'history will not treat you well' over marriage ban

    U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee recently compared Gov. Rick Snyder to segregationist George Wallace for the state's continued enforcement of a ban on same-sex marriage ...

    • 6:20 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Legislation to continue to allow wolf hunting passes Michigan Senate

    Lansing The Michigan Senate passed petition-initiated legislation Wednesday that would circumvent two anti-wolf hunting proposals on the November ballot and allow the ...

    • 6:28 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Michigan congressional candidate Dave Trott selling stake in family law firm

    Lansing Dave Trott is attempting to shed the 'foreclosure attorney' label slapped on him by opponents one week after winning a Republican congressional primary and ...

    • 4:38 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Kildee to Snyder: 'History will not treat you well' for enforcing same-sex marriage ban

    Lansing U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee is comparing Gov. Rick Snyder to segregationist George Wallace for the state's continued enforcement of a ban on same-sex marriage ...

  16. 2 Supreme Court incumbents each raise about $500K; Calley $220K

    Lansing Two conservative justices on the Michigan Supreme Court have each raised about $500,000 for their campaigns.

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