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  1. 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 the politically ambitious.

    • 5:48 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    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
    • POLITICS-STATE

    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 latest State of the State Survey released today.

    • 11:56 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    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 his growing advantage over Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford.

    • 3:05 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    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.

  2. 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 decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

  3. 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
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    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 Obama said Thursday.

    • 2:10 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    UAW endorses Debbie Dingell for Congress

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

  4. 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-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

  5. 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.

  6. Late surge in health sign-ups brought in the young

    Washington State insurance commissioners say President Barack Obama had some good news during an hourlong meeting at the White House a surge of younger people signed up for his health care plan as open enrollment season wound down.

  7. Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

    Washington President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.

  8. Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    Dover, Del. Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, says he won't seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year but plans to run for governor in 2016.

    • 4:01 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS-NATIONAL

    Homeland Security chief to visit Michigan to talk about customs plazas

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit Michigan in the coming weeks to talk about proposed customs plazas at high-volume trade crossings like the ...

    • 12:14 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Schauer outlines education agenda but not funding plan

    Lansing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown outlined universal preschool, standards for limiting class sizes and ...

  9. Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Cincinnati Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said ...

  10. Federal judge overturns 6-week abortion ban in North Dakota

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and ...

  11. Schuette, lawyers disagree over gay marriage appeal path

    Detroit Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the ...

    • 4:37 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Snyder gets agricultural endorsement

    St. Louis Gov. Rick Snyder picked up a re-election endorsement Tuesday from the Michigan Farm Bureau's political action committee at a press conference staged on a ...

  12. Lawsuit over fake signatures against former Rep. McCotter's aide dismissed

    A Wayne County judge has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit former U.S. Rep Thaddeus McCotter filed against an ex-campaign staffer.

  13. Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Cincinnati A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he's inclined to issue a stay of ...

  14. Cheney to visit Grand Rapids, talk heart problems

    Grand Rapids Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids next week with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems.

  15. Federal appeals court upholds EPA emission standards

    Washington A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil- ...

  16. People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    Washington People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve for now.

  17. Judge holding hearing on Michigan's ban on same-sex benefits

    Detroit A judge is being asked to call a time-out in a lawsuit that challenges a Michigan law banning same-sex benefits in public schools and local ...

    • 12:09 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    ACLU files lawsuit to force Michigan to recognize 300 gay marriages

    Detroit The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married ...

  18. Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    Cincinnati A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court ...

  19. Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    Washington The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

  20. Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

    Richmond, Va. Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the ...

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