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Ready for a surprise? Money DOES equal access in Washington
While that belief governs much about the way politics operate, there's a surprising lack of scientific evidence to bolster that assumption, which is the subject of substantial academic debate.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
Why don't safe House Dems help challengers more?
This is something I've always been curious about. Take a state like Michigan for example.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Feds celebrate $130M in planned repairs, upgrades to Detroit's U.S. courthouse
One of the most notable features of the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse is the chief judge's courtroom on the seventh floor.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Issa, Cummings Feud Boils Over
The committee dustup between Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking Democrat Elijah E. Cummings has Democrats and Republicans at each other's throats and demanding apologies.
Critics of Orr's bankruptcy-exit plan gather
Dinobots rule, and that's why the trailer for Transformer: Age of Extinction looks sweet.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Windsor Star
Michigan political leaders urge Obama to take action on DRIC bridge
Michigan's top federal politicians are calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to appoint a "senior" White House official to ensure the $1-billion downriver Windsor-Detroit bridge soon gets built.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Black Caucus: Bastion of seniority
When Democratic Rep. John Conyers - only the second African-American elected to Congress from Michigan - came to Capitol Hill in 1965, he had loads of free time on his hands.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
It was an event almost as rare as the sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker, but a few weeks ago a conservative Republican and liberal Democrats stood side by side in the nation's Capitol and proposed protections to make sure that elections in this country are as free and fair as possible.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Study: Film industry beefing up lobbying
The film lobby has been dramatically beefing up its presence in Washington by giving millions of dollars to lobbyists and nonprofit political groups, according to a watchdog organization's report.
Detroit says thank-you
The Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day convention was held here for the first time since 2007 over the Feb. 23 weekend.
Detroit Free Press
Longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers will run for 26th term
U.S. Rep. John Dingell may be stepping down, but his heir to become dean of the U.S. House of Representatives isn't planning to go anywhere.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Biden Abuses Black History Month Observance to Push Politics, Hurt Voter Protections
In an affront to the original intent of Black History Month, Vice President Joe Biden used an event at his official residence to launch into a race-baiting political tirade against commonsense protections for balloting.
Saviours' Day 2014 Keynote Address: 'How Strong Is Our Foundation; Can We Survive?'
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Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Washington Post
Opening Day Day: Does the return of baseball deserve its own holiday?
The following question came before the American body politic Tuesday: Should Congress designate baseball's opening day as a federal holiday? The first day of the baseball season is already a day of mass miracles, when hundreds of thousands of invalids who call in sick at 8:30 a.m. are healed in time to be at the ballpark by the first pitch at 1:05 ... (more)
Joe Biden to Black Audience: "I May Be a White Boy, But I Can Jump!"
Vice President Biden speaks to guests at the third annual Black History Month reception at the Naval Observatory, February 27, 2012.
Conyers seeks another term, possible ascension to dean of House
U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the second longest-serving member of Congress, has pledged to run for another term in the House to carry on the legacy of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn.
Report: Wife of retiring congressman to run for his seat
Feb. 24, 2014: U.S. Rep. John Dingell, left, and his wife Debbie hold hands during a legislative forum at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber at the Crystal Gardens in Southgate, Mich.
Rep. John Conyers honors Farrakhan after denouncing his anti-Semitism
Rep. John Conyers, one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus and widely considered the dean of the African-Americans in Congress, bestowed a great honor on Louis Farrakhan over the weekend, by attending a three hour sermon before a crowd of 18,000 people in Detroit, sitting behind him and thereby implicitly endorsing his hateful ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
What Options Do Republicans Have to Counter Obama's Pen?
Congressional Republicans, seething over what they view as President Obama's continued rule by fiat, are continuing to search for a way to stem a perceived blizzard of executive orders that dilute their legislative powers.
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In a fiery speech Sunday delivered to 18,000 at Joe Louis Arena, Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted the judicial systems in the U.S. as being biased against African Americans, calling upon the community to set up their own courts.