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Obama tips his hat to FDR

January 22, 2015 Whatever happens over the next two years, you can bet that 22nd century school children will know more about President Barack Obama than kids learn today about, say, Calvin Coolidge. more »»

Questions and answers about the State of the Union address

January 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Anyone who has closely followed President Barack Obama since 2015 opened might wonder what he has left to say Tuesday night when he delivers the annual State of the Union address. more »»

Replacing the ACT tests

January 20, 2015 Last week’s announcement that the state would replace the ACT with the SAT in 2016 is not as simple as it may seem. more »»

Real state of the union is a snapshot of our lives

January 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — They call it the State of the Union address. more »»

Once dominant, State of Union address now has much competition

January 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before cable television, Netflix, YouTube and other attention-grabbers on the Internet, American presidents had little competition for viewers when they delivered their annual State of... more »»

How Snyder’s 2014 State of the State initiatives fared

January 19, 2015 LANSING — Republican Gov. more »»

Obama renews push for paid leave for working parents

January 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up... more »»

Show of backbone

January 16, 2015 Republican lawmakers are setting the stage for a disastrous two years in Congress marked by manufactured crisis after crisis and ignoring the needs of working families. more »»

Obama moves to create first methane limits for gas drilling

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a blueprint Wednesday for the first regulations to cut down on methane emissions from new natural gas wells, aiming to curb the discharge of a potent... more »»

Obama’s next climate change move: methane

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas field. more »»

Obama’s cyber proposals part of decade-old programs

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military’s U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the nation. more »»

U.S. says it should have sent high official to Paris march

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror... more »»

Michigan Legislature’s early agenda depends on May vote

January 12, 2015 LANSING — Republicans with bolstered majorities in the Legislature will commence a two-year session with the familiar routine of swearings-in, Gov. more »»

How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in the U.S.

January 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. more »»

Obama issues third veto threat in 2 days

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The White House threatened more vetoes Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the new, Republican-controlled Congress, and GOP leaders said they intend to keep challenging... more »»

Forest Service yanks $10 million contract to boost public image

January 7, 2015 GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The U.S. more »»

Concerns rise over U.S. anti-prison rape law’s fate

January 6, 2015 When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. more »»

Justice Cavanagh goes after 32 years

January 5, 2015 LANSING — Michael Cavanagh is retiring from the Michigan Supreme Court as the second-longest justice in state history, one whose 32-year tenure led to his participation in just over 2,000 opinions i... more »»

10 things to watch in 2015 ahead of the 2016 campaign

January 2, 2015 There’s a whole year of campaigning, positioning and politicking to go before the next campaign for president kicks off with the Iowa Caucus in early 2016. more »»

U.S. off war footing at year’s end, but wars go on

December 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested. U.S. more »»

Wall Street moves the risks

December 26, 2014 They like her style. Many liberals adore Elizabeth Warren’s populist passion for denouncing predatory conduct by Wall Street — and her linking it to growing income inequalit. more »»



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Scuttle leftovers, Jan. 31, 2015

January 25, 2015 ScuttleBu(r)t ... Florence County Schools is pondering whether to spend an estimated $45,000 to replace Landry Field’s lights and wiring or go to Saturday afternoon footbal games ... more »

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