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GOP alienates Latino voters

February 5, 2015 When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you ar. more »»

Surveillance tweaks illustrate little change after Snowden

February 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has announced a series of modest changes in the use of private data collected for intelligence purposes, a move that underscores how little the Edward Snowden... more »»

Obama challenges Republicans again — this time with budget

February 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — With higher taxes on the wealthy and billions in new spending, President Barack Obama’s no-balance budget lays down an audacious challenge to Republicans who swept to full control of... more »»

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by economy

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping spending cuts both... more »»

Romney looks like a candidate

January 29, 2015 STARKVILLE, Miss. more »»

GOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to a 2016 candidate

January 28, 2015 NEWARK, N.J. — Add Chris Christie to the list of prospective candidates for president now taking donations, a group of Republicans that might ultimately top two dozen. more »»

Veteran issues too important

January 27, 2015 Home to more than 70,000 veterans, northern Michigan understands how important it is to support those who have fought for our freedom. more »»

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 »»



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