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Despite historic Nov. 8 losses, hard-liners jockey to lead Michigan GOP 

BY: - November 29, 2022

After their historic loss at the polls on Nov. 8, conventional wisdom would point to the Michigan Republican Party taking a different path to achieve electoral success. However, there is little indication that is happening. Tudor Dixon, who was defeated by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by a nearly 11-point margin, and Matthew DePerno, who lost […]

New poll: Nearly 60% have seen online calls for violence based on race, gender or sexual identity

BY: - November 28, 2022

Women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community are all experiencing higher levels of harassment and threats of violence on social media than other users. That’s according to a new report set for release Tuesday commissioned by four advocacy groups; UltraViolet, GLAAD, Kairos and Women’s March, and conducted by YouGov. The Michigan Advance obtained an […]

COMMENTARY

Column: Democracy haters aren’t going away. They’re digging in.

BY: - November 20, 2022

The midterm elections this month brought widespread failure to election deniers on the ballot. The most toxic of these dishonest Republicans all went down in stinging losses. Losers included: Governor candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem in Arizona. Secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant in Nevada. Governor candidate Tudor Dixon and secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo in Michigan. Governor candidate Doug Mastriano in […]

Jemele Hill bucks the conventional wisdom that ‘politics and sports don’t mix’

BY: - November 17, 2022

During a public interview session at the Detroit Public Library this week, former ESPN SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill, who’s now a magazine writer and podcaster, said that sports and politics have a natural tie.  “There are some people who say, ‘politics and sports don’t mix.’ … To me, everything is politics,” said Hill, a Detroit […]

U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the government from continuing Title 42 —  a controversial pandemic-era health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel nearly 2 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The request to halt the use of Title 42 had been filed by immigrant advocacy groups and […]

Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback

BY: - November 16, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, whose lies about his reelection loss in 2020 precipitated an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, said Tuesday he will make another run for the White House in 2024. His announcement came only a week after a disappointing showing by Republicans — especially those who endorsed his false claims about 2020 […]

Six GOP-led states win national injunction against Biden student debt relief plan

BY: - November 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Monday issued a nationwide injunction indefinitely blocking the Biden administration’s student debt relief program in response to a challenge by six GOP-led states. The unanimous ruling by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis came after the six states — Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and […]

Rep. McClain seeks GOP caucus post 

BY: - November 14, 2022

Freshman U.S.Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Bruce Twp.) has reached out to her GOP colleagues asking for their support in the race for conference secretary, according to a letter obtained by Politico. She told colleagues on Friday she has support from the majority of the caucus, Politico reported. Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) and  Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) also […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

Biden student debt relief plan thrown out by Texas judge; new applications halted

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Late Thursday a federal judge in Texas struck down the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan, ruling that the program is unlawful, in a blow to 16 million student debt borrowers already approved for relief. The U.S. Department of Education now is no longer accepting applications for the program, according to the student […]

Michigan GOP finger-pointing underway following Tuesday’s historic loss at the polls

BY: and - November 11, 2022

A post-mortem memo on the historic losses suffered Tuesday by the Michigan Republican Party blames candidates being too closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, prompting major donors to withhold their support and leaving the party without the cash needed to compete. Not only did Democrats sweep the top statewide offices, but they won a […]

Karamo still hasn’t conceded, tells supporters to ‘standby’ for more election fraud conspiracies

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo continues to push baseless claims about election fraud in the state, telling supporters “there is more to come.” Karamo has yet to concede from the race after losing Tuesday’s election to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson by 14 points — the largest margin of any top statewide race.  […]