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Tax hike for roads

December 22, 2014 LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder and other advocates for increased transportation funding are betting that Michigan voters are fed up enough with inferior roads that they won’t blink at a $1. more »»

Obama tests his powers

December 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successor. more »»

Better police background checks needed

December 18, 2014 DENVER — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about... more »»

Most doubt political cooperation

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — America’s political leaders remain broadly unpopular, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll, and the public thinks they’re incapable of cooperation. more »»

Poll: Half of Republicans support limits on carbon

December 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack... more »»

Congress losing World War II veterans, a tea party favorite

December 12, 2014 By CONNIE CASS Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress is saying farewell to its last two veterans of World War II, the member whose lodgings inspired TV’s “Alpha House,” a founding firebrand of the... more »»

In the pockets of the few

December 11, 2014 Three years after the Occupy movement first directed long-overdue attention to the scourge of inequality in America, the gulf between rich and poor has gotten too big for even the Federal Reserve t... more »»

GOP presidential prospects clash on foreign policy issues

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — As politics turn to the 2016 race for president, the GOP’s most ambitious are clashing over the nation’s role in global affairs. more »»

Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — Many people covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. more »»

Deflation looms as main economic issue in Europe

December 4, 2014 LONDON — It’s the D-word that’s pushing the European Central Bank into a corner. more »»

We can make a difference

December 3, 2014 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This was the question asked of area kindergarten students in The Daily News supplement of the newspaper dated Oct. 22, 2014. more »»

Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and... more »»

Road funding tops Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck agenda

December 1, 2014 LANSING — Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills, topped by the most pressing legislation of all: boosting road... more »»

Reasons for missing school

November 28, 2014 School staff have heard many reasons why children miss school. more »»

Facing Obamacare hikes, consumers mull options

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»

Republican wisdom shifts on immigration

November 25, 2014 BOCA RATON, Fla. — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing. more »»

Obama’s immigration steps are beyond the norm

November 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration stand out from those of his predecessors because of the sheer scope of what he’s doing and the political tenor of the times. more »»

Key elements of immigration action

November 24, 2014 WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. more »»

Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. more »»



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