Following Thursday’s raucous Board of State Canvassers meeting, liberal MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow continued to rail against Michigan’s emergency manager law. “This Michigan law is, in my opinion, the single most radical thing done any of the all-red states since 2010,” Maddow told her MSNBC audience. The Rev. David Bullock, a Highland Park … Continue Reading →
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Republican who control the Michigan House are dominating the Democrats in fundraising less than seven months before the November general election. The House Republican Campaign Committee on Wednesday reported having more than $1 million in cash on hand after raising $529,909 from Jan. 1 to April 20, according a campaign finance report. The Michigan House … Continue Reading →
In Michigan’s Feb. 28 Republican presidential primary, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson added a check-off for voters to affirm their U.S. citizenship at the polls in effort to stop non-citizens from voting. There are an unknown number of legal permanent residents in the state who are not U.S. citizens but have been registered to vote … Continue Reading →
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz says he hasn’t made up his mind as to whether he’ll leave the Republican Party to become a Democratic candidate for Congress in southern Michigan’s 7th District. But he sure is acting like his mind is made up. Schwarz will be the featured speaker at an Eaton County Democrats meeting … Continue Reading →
Republicans who control the Michigan House last week delayed voting on a non-binding resolution sponsored mostly by Democrats thanking President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress for coming to the rescue of Chrysler and General Motors. House Resolution 189 has remained stalled in the House Commerce Committee since state Rep. Douglass Geiss, D-Taylor, introduced the … Continue Reading →
Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen coudn’t have done more for the women’s movement than her thoughtless comment earlier this month that Anne Romney “never worked a day in her life.” The resulting backlash stirred up a storm of public dialog on women’s issues unparalled in recent memory — and resulted in an onslaught of recognition for … Continue Reading →
Lansing – The president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan is pushing back against proposed legislation that would require groups like hers to be trained and certified by the Secretary of State’s Office to register people to vote. The League of Women Voters has been registering people to vote since women were granted … Continue Reading →
Democrats have a new attack line against U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra: He thinks it’s a “nuisance” for employers to have to pay women as much as men for equal work. The Michigan Democratic Party on Friday released audio of Hoekstra at a campaign event answering a question about whether he would pursue a repeal of … Continue Reading →
The Republican presidential candidate talks about his tax plan at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce & Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Feb. 27.
The Republican presidential candidate speaks about the national debt and other economic issues at Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit on Feb. 27.