Elizabeth Warren

Warren had diehard fans, especially women. So why couldn’t she win? 

BY: - March 6, 2020

“Michigan needs a social justice warrior,” state Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced to a crowd of Elizabeth Warren fans at a Detroit rally on Super Tuesday. “Warren is a lot like Detroit. She is scrappy; she never gives up; she hopes for better things — and like the phoenix, she will rise.” And with that, […]

Whitmer: I know what it’s like to be ‘written off’ like Biden

BY: - March 5, 2020

Now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was endorsed in 2018 by both presidential frontrunners, former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).  But on national television Thursday morning, Whitmer delivered a key endorsement for Biden, just five days before Michigan’s high-stakes primary. In a phone interview Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Advance asked the governor why […]

Breaking: Whitmer endorses Biden ahead of Michigan primary

BY: - March 5, 2020

After staying out of the Democratic presidential primary for more than a year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has delivered a key endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden’s resurgent campaign. “I am going to be voting for Joe Biden,” Whitmer said Thursday morning. Whitmer made the announcement on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. She said that Biden’s […]


Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year

BY: - March 5, 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to soon be dwindled to one. All signs point to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exiting the race as early as Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself […]

Legendary newsman Sam Donaldson: Trump’s a ‘thug,’ Bloomberg can beat him

BY: - March 2, 2020

Sam Donaldson, the bushy-eyebrowed staple of ABC News for six decades, has taken on an unlikely role in retirement: volunteer campaign surrogate. Donaldson spent the weekend in Grand Rapids, Lansing and metro Detroit singing the praises of former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg — although the famously frank former network anchor didn’t shy away from […]

Dem prez hopefuls haven’t been in Michigan for weeks — but that’s about to change

BY: - February 29, 2020

After an early influx of campaign stops, several top Democratic presidential candidates have gone months without campaigning in Michigan as they shifted their focus to early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. However, that will change next week. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) […]

Top Michigan Dems staying out of presidential race

BY: - February 27, 2020

It’s a house divided at the top of Michigan’s government, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a proud Michigan State Spartan and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist as a loyal University of Michigan Wolverine. And in 2016, Michigan’s future top officeholders again were split during the Democratic presidential primary, with Whitmer endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary […]

How Michigan progressives built an activist army for Sanders

BY: - February 27, 2020

“Raise your hand if you got involved with politics for the first time because of Bernie Sanders.” About 30 hands went up — roughly half the students and area locals filling the seats of the MSU classroom. The “Barnstorm for Bernie” event organized by the Michigan State University student organization Spartans for Sanders, with help […]

Warren joins Sanders, Buttigieg in call to decommission Line 5

BY: - February 26, 2020

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has joined two of her fellow Democratic presidential candidates in calling for Michigan’s embattled Line 5 oil pipeline to be shut down. “Michigan’s Line 5 pipeline is a threat to millions who rely on the Great Lakes for clean water and a healthy economy. My plans for a #GreenNewDeal will rebuild […]

Sanders' Warren, MI event

Sanders wins Nevada, Biden a distant 2nd

BY: - February 23, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the projected winner of the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday.  Sanders had 46.6% with 50% of precincts reporting as of 12:49 a.m., per the Associated Press.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is in second place with 19.3%, and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in third place […]

Dems pile on Bloomberg in Las Vegas debate

BY: and - February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS — The issue of health care — specifically, the issue of why the richest country in the world has not figured out a way for every citizen to be covered — has commanded significant airtime during previous Democratic presidential debates. Wednesday night’s debate at Paris Las Vegas was no different. The debate before […]


Susan J. Demas: Nobody likes a smarty pants: Why Warren and Obama irk pundits so much

BY: - February 16, 2020

Elizabeth Warren has never succeeded in charming the pundit class, which tends to describe her in oh-so-flattering terms like professorial, scold, elitist, lecturing, strident and schoolmarmish (she was a Harvard professor before being elected as a senator, in case you couldn’t tell by these pejoratives). After covering this primary for the last approximately 12,000 years […]