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Right to Life PAC endorses Trump, James

BY: - August 28, 2019

The Right to Life of Michigan political action committee (PAC) announced Wednesday it’s endorsing for 2020 President Donald Trump and John James, a Republican running against U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.). The group noted that early endorsements “are rare.” https://www.michiganadvance.com/2019/06/06/james-announces-u-s-senate-bid-on-fox-friends/ RLM-PAC Chairman Paul Miller said that James’ endorsement could help secure the anti-abortion rights […]

Congressional leader Kevin McCarthy to speak at Michigan GOP confab

BY: - August 27, 2019

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will be speaking at the Michigan Republican Party’s biennial conference next month. We are excited to announce that @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy will be joining us at the 2019 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference! Sign up today to get your room at the Grand Hotel!▶️https://t.co/TvXzaQ6k4x pic.twitter.com/C4cq3xq8P9 — Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) […]

Marysville council hopeful withdraws after racist remark

BY: - August 26, 2019

Jean Cramer, the embattled candidate for Marysville City Council whose racist comments attracted national media attention over the last several days, formally withdrew from the local race on Monday.  Marysville Mayor Dan Damman told the Detroit Free Press that Cramer had submitted a letter pulling out of the race after saying at a public forum […]

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Column: How the government can steal your stuff: 6 questions about civil asset forfeiture answered

BY: - August 24, 2019

Should someone wearing a badge have the power to relieve a suspected drug dealer of his Maserati on the spot without giving him an opportunity to flee or liquidate and launder his assets? Known as civil asset forfeiture, this practice might sound like a wise policy. But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in […]

Amash tells disheartening tales of Congress as 2020 race heats up

BY: - August 21, 2019

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) made it clear Wednesday that he views his decision to drop the Republican Party and become an independent as an opportunity to disrupt Congress’ “closed process.” The fifth-term, libertarian-leaning congressman from the Grand Rapids area trekked through the state’s diverse 3rd Congressional District for most of the day, making […]

Trump accuses Jews voting for Democrats of ‘great disloyalty’ following attacks on Tlaib

BY: - August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump accused Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats of “disloyalty” Tuesday. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump told reporters Tuesday.  Jewish people have historically been subjected to “dual loyalty” attacks. Trump’s remarks followed Israel’s decision […]

U.S. Steel lays off roughly 50 in Ecorse, plans more cuts

BY: - August 20, 2019

The manufacturer U.S. Steel has laid off almost 50 employees at its Great Lakes Works Facility in Ecorse, according to a letter they sent earlier this month to the state’s Workforce Development Agency. In the letter, the company’s director of employee relations, Mark Tade, notes has temporarily idled one of its furnaces “due to current […]

Mid-Michigan Dems fight to save Affordable Care Act 

BY: - August 20, 2019

Laura Packard says she’s fighting to protect her own health and the well-being of millions of Americans. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved my life, which is how I know that Republicans’ continued attacks on health care represent a literal life-or-death scenario for millions of Americans,” said Packard, a former Michigander, small business owner and […]

Tlaib and Omar protest Israeli government on human rights after travel ban

BY: - August 19, 2019

U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) spoke in Minneapolis on Monday about the Israeli government’s recent decision to bar them from the country, saying it reflected the disregard the nation has for the Palestinians living in the contested West Bank. That story grew complicated last week when Tlaib petitioned Israel to allow […]

In Detroit, Pence touts Trump admin. economic gains as recession fears rise

BY: - August 19, 2019

Updated, 6:23 p.m. 8/19/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Southeast Michigan business leaders to “reject the siren song of socialism” and reelect his boss, President Donald Trump, to a second term.  In a 25-minute speech to the Detroit Economic Club — his third appearance before […]

1st Republican challenger to Haley Stevens announces campaign

BY: - August 19, 2019

Whittney Williams, a Canton Republican and Taiwanese immigrant, announced her bid for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Monday, becoming the first challenger in 2020 to freshman U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester). Williams has previously served as a Canton Township precinct delegate and serves as the director of diversity for the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee, according […]

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Alex Rossman: Public charge rule attacks immigrants and American values

BY: - August 17, 2019

In my 20-year career, I thought I had seen all of the tricks, maneuvers and strategies in the political procedure book.  But President Donald Trump has found something new and has been using it ad nauseam. Exploiting complex and technical rules and regulations, his administration has turned government bureaucracy into a nearly untouchable partisan tool […]