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  • Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

    DETROIT (AP) — A major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week. New York-based Syncora Guarantee said in a court filing that the plan put together...

  • Peters discusses historic vehicle bill, flooding

    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has visited the Woodward Dream Cruise course to promote legislation creating a federal historic vehicle register and document and preserve automotive heritage. The Bloomfield Township Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate discussed the bill Tuesday...

  • Did the Koch brothers just give up on winning Michigan?

    Their group, Freedom Partners, this week canceled its reserved television air time in Michigan for the remainder of the summer and the fall -- effectively conceding the fight in a state some Republicans are cautiously optimistic could turn in their favor.

  • Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

    Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers' union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year.

  • VIDEO: New ad hits Rep. Gary Peters on immigration

    A new campaign ad released by Republican candidate for Michigan Senate Terri Lynn Land hits Peters on remarks he made about immigration enforcement.

  • Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing

    As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology.

  • Why environmentalists and unions are spending big in Michigan

    They're dropping $2.1 million for a voter turnout operation aimed at lifting Democratic Rep. Gary Peters to the Senate.

  • Mich. governor holds five-point edge over Democratic challenger

    LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A new voter survey shows Gov. Rick Snyder continues to lead his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, in the polls. According to a Wednesday Mitchell Poll, Snyder leads Schauer by a 47-42 percent margin, which is up from a July 25 poll showing...

  • Democrats surging in Michigan races

    A new poll released this week shows Democrats gaining in the race for governor while pulling further ahead in the race for the state's open Senate seat.

  • Primaries show Republican voters wary of Tea Party candidates, skeptical of party establishment

    The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the Tea Party movement has lost one race after another. That's a defensible conclusion but also an oversimplification.

  • Can Terri Lynn Land do it again in November?

    Terri Lynn Land, the Michigan Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, sailed to victory last night (in an uncontested primary), while receiving more votes than her Democratic opponent, Rep. Gary Peters, received in his respective primary.

  • Gay marriage bans undergo scrutiny in four states

    Gay marriage bans in four states will be significantly tested Wednesday when a three-judge panel will hear arguments on challenges to the laws -- the latest in a slew of lawsuits against similar laws nationwide since last summer.

  • Former lawmaker throws shade on Justin Amash's victory speech

    In his victory speech Tuesday, Rep. Justin Amash went for the direct route, calling retired lawmaker Pete Hoekstra "a disgrace." In response, Hoekstra, who had earned Amash's ire for starring in an attack ad during the campaign, went for some indirect criticism.

  • Watching Justin Amash's amazingly uncivil victory speech might make you care about politics again

    Watch a congressman say harsh things on video.

  • Justin Amash's unconventional victory speech

    Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., fended off his primary opponent, Brian Ellis, by 14 percentage points Tuesday night. Everything was going swimmingly -- until the incumbent made his victory speech.



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