Amy Klobuchar

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Susan J. Demas: Pundits keep telling Dems 2020 is the ‘No You Can’t’ election

BY: - December 10, 2019

Eleven years ago, Barack Obama ran an electrifying campaign of “hope and change” and won in a modern landslide, thanks to a young, diverse coalition that dreamed of turning the page on George W. Bush’s incompetence and the Iraq war. Last year, progressive women across the country — and especially in Michigan — scored huge […]

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Column: On TV, political ads are regulated – but online, anything goes

BY: - November 29, 2019

With the 2020 election just a year away, Facebook is under fire from presidential candidates, lawmakers, civil rights groups and even its own employees to provide more transparency on political ads and potentially stop running them altogether. Meanwhile, Twitter has announced that it will not allow any political ads on its platform. Modern-day online ads […]

Your interactive guide to every presidential campaign stop in Michigan in 2019

BY: - November 15, 2019

With 30 presidential candidates doing more than 80 events across Michigan so far in 2019, it’s easy to fall behind on the race. Michigan has taken on a greater importance in 2020 as a bona fide swing state, and already has been home to a number of forums, including an official Democratic National Committee debate […]

UAW looks to have scored big victories in jobs, wages and benefits in GM strike

BY: - October 17, 2019

As the UAW National Council is set to meet Thursday to decide whether to recommend its members ratify the tentative deal reached Wednesday with General Motors, reports indicate that the union has won significant victories on increased jobs, wages and benefits. Almost 50,000 workers have been on strike since Sept. 16, the first major work […]

Warren, Klobuchar on same page on unions, impeachment at Michigan UFCW forum

BY: - September 29, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) touted unions as a key part of their strategy to win the White House and implement economic policies beneficial to working class people during a forum with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) in Madison Heights. “We got lost in […]

Sanders in Detroit: GM treats ‘workers like crap’

BY: - September 25, 2019

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), a Democratic presidential candidate, came to General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant with a message of support for striking United Auto Workers (UAW) members. “I’m here today to thank you for having the courage to stand up to corporate greed,” Sanders said. “All over this country, working people are sick and […]

Updated: Warren, Sanders to do UAW strike support in Detroit

BY: - September 20, 2019

Updated, 5:24 a.m. 9/21/19 with Sanders’ visit Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that she will visit striking UAW workers in Detroit on Sunday. Later Friday evening, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he also would do so on Wednesday.* Almost 50,000 General Motors auto workers have been on strike since Monday. […]

Presidential contender Klobuchar coming back to Michigan Thursday

BY: - September 16, 2019

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) plans to return to Michigan this week as part of a “Blue Wall” tour through Upper Midwest states. Klobuchar is slated to hit Southeast Michigan, Politico first reported, which she last visited in July as part of the second round of Democratic debates in Detroit. She’s scheduled to […]