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 […]

Former Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard nominated for U.S. attorney, raising questions on Inman case

BY: - August 15, 2019

Updated 11:26 p.m. with comment from Sen. Debbie Stabenow President Donald Trump has nominated former state House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) to serve as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan. That nomination raises questions about whether Leonard will recuse himself from one of the district’s most high-profile cases — its prosecution of state […]

Michigan Democratic Party teaming up with Stacey Abrams on voting rights

BY: - August 15, 2019

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said this week that she won’t be running for president next year, and instead will concentrate on protecting voting rights in 20 states, including Michigan. Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) Chair Lavora Barnes told the Advance on Wednesday that it’s critical for the party to partner with Abrams’ new effort, Fair Fight […]