Will troubles in D.C. rain on Michigan's political parade?
This week on It's Just Politics , we're talking scandals, or, at least, perceived scandals.
Mon May 20, 2013
Bill would suspend IRS audits for six months
Rep. John Fleming, Louisiana Republican, has introduced a bill that would prohibit the IRS from initiating any new audits for 180 days in the wake of the recent disclosure that the agency employed heightened scrutiny on certain conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
Thu May 16, 2013
Gillibrand leads Senate charge for protocol changes in military sexual assault cases
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday proposed major changes to military laws for sexual assault cases, backing a bill to prevent military commanders from handling sexual assault cases that involve their subordinates.
Mich. Congressman presents military sex assault reporting bill
U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to encourage reporting of sexual assaults in the military and to prosecute perpetrators.
Wed May 15, 2013
Fallen soldier to be honored in Iron Mountain
But when Sergeant First Class James Priestap was deployed to Iraq, his friends and family would have to face the reality that he wasn't coming back.
Mon May 13, 2013
Farmers hope for relief from '12 crop damage
Michael DeRuiter checks the blooms on his cherry trees last week in one of his orchards near Hart.
Tue May 07, 2013
GOP Governor-Congress Fissure Seen in Online Bid
Retailers that want the Republican-led U.S. House to pass legislation letting states collect sales taxes from out-of-state sellers have some skillful lobbyists on their side: Republican governors.
Mon May 06, 2013
Bill would open federal land to hunting, fishing and shooting
Legislation to encourage recreational fishing , hunting and shooting on federal land has just been introduced in the House.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Congress ends air traffic controllers' unpaid days off
Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation Friday that ended unpaid days off for air traffic controllers that resulted in delays of hundreds of flights a day, causing headaches for travelers and legislators.