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Castro, Booker only candidates to bring up Michigan at 3rd Dem presidential debate

BY: - September 13, 2019

Michigan was a big topic at the last round of Democratic debates in July — just as you’d expect for events held in Detroit. During the third debate in Houston on Thursday night, however, our state’s stock definitely fell, with only former U.S. House and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker […]

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Susan J. Demas: From Steve Bannon to Diamond & Silk, Trump ‘celeb’ surrogates traipse around Michigan

BY: - September 13, 2019

President Donald Trump may have only done one 2020 campaign stop in must-win Michigan, but a slew of D-List minions have descended upon the state in his stead. Sure, Vice President Mike Pence is busy charming the high-rolling donor class with a speech at the Detroit Economic Club and a closed-door Romulus event. And the […]

Whitmer’s flavored vape ban comes under fire at hearing

BY: - September 12, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may be gaining accolades from public health groups for her proposed ban on flavored vaping products. But for consumer advocates and those whose livelihood is tied to vaping, the outlawing of the products for at least six months spells doom for something many perceive as “harm reduction.”  Marc Slis owns 906 Vapor […]

U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation 

BY: - September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats edged closer to Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.  The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along party lines to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for an impeachment investigation in the committee.  Five Michigan members of the U.S. House have come out in favor of an […]

Progressives take aim at Trump judicial pick as ‘Betsy DeVos in a robe’

BY: - September 12, 2019

Updated, 11:55 a.m. with comments from the Michigan Democratic Party President Donald Trump has been filling federal court slots with right-wing nominees at record speed, with a big assist from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Trump’s latest high-profile pick for the influential Second U.S. Court of Appeals is Steven Menashi, associate counsel to […]

U.S. House votes to ban offshore drilling  

BY: - September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the U.S. coast — despite pushback from many Republicans. The legislation would put in place far-reaching new protections, blocking drilling off most of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a […]

Trump moves to ban flavored vapes 1 week after Whitmer’s action

BY: - September 11, 2019

The President Donald Trump administration on Wednesday moved to ban flavored vaping products, just days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a similar policy.  U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar told reporters that the administration is taking steps to begin removing all flavored vaping products from store shelves around the country, leaving only […]

Prior to Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule, state reminds immigrants of rights to public benefits

BY: - September 11, 2019

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding immigrants of their rights after the President Trump administration’s so-called “public charge rule” was finalized last month.  The new rule, if passed, would bar illegal and legal immigrants who receive public benefits, including food stamps, Medicaid, welfare or housing assistance, from gaining citizenship.  MDHHS […]

U.S. House panel advances gun control bills along party lines, as Whitmer joins govs. in urging passage

BY: - September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along partisan lines to approve “red flag” legislation that seeks to limit access to firearms for those deemed a risk to themselves or others. The committee also voted to advance legislation that would […]

Number of Michiganders without health insurance rises in 2018

BY: - September 10, 2019

Michigan is one of eight states that saw the number of people without health insurance significantly rise from 2017 to 2018, according to new U.S. census data. In 2017, there were 510,000 uninsured people in Michigan. In 2018, there were 535,000 — so 25,000 fewer residents had health coverage. Across the nation, 2 million more […]

Ex-NYT labor reporter: Trump has ‘not made America great again’ for workers

BY: - September 9, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has “not made America great again for American workers,” a former longtime New York Times labor reporter told an audience here on Monday.  Steven Greenhouse, who covered the labor movement for the Times for almost two decades, recently released a book titled, “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and […]

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Michigan Trump Republicans endorse Amash challenger Langlois

BY: - September 9, 2019

Businessman and Grand Rapids-area congressional candidate Joel Langlois has received the endorsement of a leading group of supporters of President Donald Trump.  Langlois is running for the state’s 3rd Congressional District, currently held by newly independent U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.), a district based around Grand Rapids and Battle Creek. Before becoming an independent […]