Thursday Mar 6
Gillibrand Blames Obama for Failed Vote on Sexual Assault
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand blamed the White House's lack of support for the failure of her sexual-assault bill in the Senate on Thursday, and she vowed to keep fighting to reform the military justice system.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness legislation passes U.S. House, heads to President Barack Obama
A tree relocated to Platte point beach as an artistic statement or prank accents the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline as the sun sets over Lake Michigan in this August 2011 MLive file photo.
House GOP leaders want probe of Veterans Affairs' purging of medical test orders
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
DCCC's Red-to-Blue Analysis
Today, the DCCC released it's initial list of top targeting races. I want to look at each one briefly below, and get the community's thoughts.
DCCC taps 16 pols for 'Red to Blue'
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named 16 new House candidates to its "Red to Blue" program Monday, aiming to offer support to top recruits in competitive races across the country.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Slope & change: The ski industry struggles to get its act together on global warming
Good news for you snow lovers out there: The ski industry finally seems to be serious about fighting climate change.
Editor & Publisher
Newspaper Says Mysterious Phone Call With Dem Candidate Was Actually Wrong Number
A local Michigan paper on Thursday said a mysterious interview with a Democratic congressional candidate was actually a misdial.
200 years of land of thefree, home of the brave
Rep. Dan Benishek this week proposed a resolution marking the 200th year of the Francis Scott Key poem that later became the national anthem of the United States.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
American Legion Magazine
Congress questions Petzel on VA accountability
The lone panelist at a Feb. 26 congressional hearing was the Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert Petzel.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
WTKA-AM Ann Arbor
VA Cites Drop in Opiate Prescriptions, But Some Pols Skeptical of Progress
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs senior officials told a panel of skeptical House lawmakers Wednesday that the VA has reduced the number of veterans receiving opiates by 20,000 since October in response to congressional pressure and media scrutiny.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Michigan Representative Supports States Rights On Marijuana Policy
In our ongoing effort to chart the attitudes and voting records of Michigan's elected officials, The Compassion Chronicles occasionally published letters sent by legislators to their constituents.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
LCV will focus on Jolly in FL-13-The Walker scandal that...
GOVERNORS LANDSCAPE: As governors descend on D.C. for the National Governors Association meeting this weekend, your Score correspondent looks at the 2014 gubernatorial map: "Of the Republican governors swept into office on the GOP wave of 2010, all of whom are now facing reelection, several are fighting uphill battles - and Democrats are confident ... (more)
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Ventura County Star
House subcommittee to meet in Camarillo
A House of Representatives subcommittee will meet Thursday at CSU Channel Islands for a hearing on mental health care for veterans.
$1 Trillion Farm Bill Full of Subsidies, Special Favors
President Obama was in Michigan last week to sign a 10-year, $1 trillion farm bill.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
The Detroit News
Political insider: Southfield mayor gets a campaign boost
Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence picked up a key endorsement in her bid to become the next congresswoman from Michigan.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Grand Haven Tribune
Protect Sleeping Bear at all costs
Back in 2011, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore won the title of Most Beautiful Place in America from ABC-TV's "Good Morning America."
Susan J. Demas: GOP National Committeeman Dave Agema could get a fitting partner
A northern Michigan GOP official, Mary Helen Sears, could join Dave Agema on the Republican National Committee.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Is U.S. Rep. Justin Amash a centrist? National Journal ranking says yes
Two men were found dead today and in a burning house on Detroit's west side, and a third man was... An autopsy today showed no signs of foul play in the death of a 22-year-old woman whose body was... In a Sept.