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Snyder gets mixed reviews from Republicans, Democrats

July 25, 2014 By The Associated Press LANSING— Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. more »»

No sense of humor on birth control

July 23, 2014 It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. more »»

Michigan voters to decide fate of business tax cut

July 22, 2014 DETROIT — An effort to end a state tax on manufacturing and small business equipment that is years in the making will be decided by Michigan voters during the upcoming primary. more »»

Recognizing the deeds

July 19, 2014 Kudos is definitely in order when it comes to our government finally recognizing the deeds of those who shed their blood in defense of our nation. more »»

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

July 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. more »»

What happens to online accounts when you die?

July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. more »»

Walker ad attacks Burke on outsourcing

July 17, 2014 By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. more »»

Gay Republican candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he’s the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and ga... more »»

Democrats scour records for provocative comments

July 15, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa — As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own... more »»

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy. U.S. more »»

Senate Majority Leader Reid blocks votes on gun proposals

July 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the... more »»

For Obama, ‘hope’ now a fight against cynicism

July 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there’s a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it’s... more »»

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

July 8, 2014 CHICAGO — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption — and another... more »»

Man with odd sentence stuck with life in prison

July 7, 2014 JACKSON — Good conduct makes Leon Echols eligible for a number of jobs in prison: porter, barber, coo. more »»

And shame on the voters

July 5, 2014 The taxpayers of Kingsford are screwed again. more »»

Celebrating U.S. independence

July 4, 2014 As we gather with friends and family across northern Michigan to celebrate the 4th of July this week, it is my hope those who have sacrificed so much will not be forgotten. more »»

32 states trail U.S. as a whole in job recovery

July 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. more »»

Obamacare sign-ups dogged by data flaws

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage. more »»

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the... more »»

Better campus stats needed on dating violence

June 23, 2014 WASHINGTON— The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence as part of its ongoing effort to curb sexual assaults on... more »»



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