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17 hrs ago | Detroit News

Track signing ceremony planned for M-1 Rail project in Detroit

Two 5-foot sections of steel streetcar tracks will be signed during a ceremony celebrating the public-private partnership behind Detroit's M-1 Rail project. It will follow a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow, US House of Representatives, John Dingell, Michigan

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Sunday Morning Bobblehead

Was listening to this song in the car last night on my way home from the Oddball Comedy Festival last night. So here's what's on the menu today: ABC's "This Week " - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough ; Sen. Tom Harkin , D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan .

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Amy Klobuchar, Jack Reed

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Christina Conyers withdraws from 14th Congressional District race

Christina Conyers, a former Detroit resident and relative of the other Conyers on the ballot - U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit - informed the state that she's moved to Maryland and has withdrawn from the 14th Congressional District race where she was running as a Republican. Earlier this week, the Republican Party leadership in Oakland and Wayne counties selected Christina Barr, a Pontiac Republican, to replace Christina Conyers on the ballot.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oakland County, MI, Pontiac, MI

Manchester Journal

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

CNN's "State of the Union" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. "Fox News Sunday" - McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, US House of Representatives, Jack Reed, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Lake County Record-Bee

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

CNN's "State of the Union" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. "Fox News Sunday" - McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, US House of Representatives, Jack Reed, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Berkshire Eagle

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

CNN's "State of the Union" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. "Fox News Sunday" - McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, US House of Representatives, Jack Reed, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Detroit News

Secretary Foxx, Snyder in Detroit Monday to tout M-1 award

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Mike Duggan and other officials will be in Detroit on Monday to tout M-1 Rail's new $12.2 million federal grant to help finish the 3.31 mile streetcar project. The ceremony on Monday morning will include Sens. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, and other Michigan members of Congress along with major donors.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow, US House of Representatives, John Dingell, Michigan

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Michigan Democrat calls on NFL get its story straight

Under pressure, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the league will be hiring former FBI director Robert S. Mueller to investigate their examination of the Ray Rice domestic abuse case. It follows an AP report quoting an unidentified police officer who claims he sent the NFL the full tape of the elevator assault in April.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WTVC

House Dems question Goodell actions on Rice video

Twelve Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell questioning his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. The letter says the NFL's high profile demands "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigates allegations of misconduct.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mother Jones

Liberal Dems Are Divided Over How Obama Should Respond to ISIS

Some progressive lawmakers say ramping up military action could enmesh the US in a prolonged and costly conflict; others are cutting Obama slack. On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama will lay out his plan to take down ISIS, the Islamist group that has conquered vast swaths of Iraq and Syria and recently beheaded two American journalists.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Representative Peter Welch

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Detroit News

Mich. GOP incumbents Schuette, Johnson lead in fundraising

The filings also show that Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson of Holly has raised more than $721,000 toward re-election as her Democratic opponent, Godfrey Dillard, scrambles to raise money after setting up a campaign committee more than three weeks ago. Schuette's campaign reported just under $3 million in re-election contributions since he took office in 2011 and raised just more than $1 million from Jan. 1 until the party convention in August.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Michigan Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Michigan State University

The Hill

Congress mulls response to Ferguson with sense of urgency

When Congress returns to Washington this week from their long summer recess, lawmakers will waste little time weighing a legislative response to last month's turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. The violent stand-offs that followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer set off a firestorm of congressional criticism over the police response to public protest.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Detroit News

Mich. GOP incumbents Schuette, Johnson lead in fundraising

The filings also show that Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson of Holly has raised more than $721,000 toward re-election as her Democratic opponent, Godfrey Dillard, scrambles to raise money after setting up a campaign committee more than three weeks ago. Schuette's campaign reported just under $3 million in re-election contributions since he took office in 2011 and raised just more than $1 million from Jan. 1 until the party convention in August.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Michigan Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Michigan State University

The Hill

Congress mulls response to Ferguson with sense of urgency

When Congress returns to Washington this week from their long summer recess, lawmakers will waste little time weighing a legislative response to last month's turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. The violent stand-offs that followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer set off a firestorm of congressional criticism over the police response to public protest.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson

Wed Sep 03, 2014

National Public Radio

Cantor's Wall Street Move Highlights Disclosure Law Loophole

It was no secret that Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, who lost in his June GOP primary, spent the summer job-hunting.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Hill

'Secret law is a threat to democracy,' Dems warn in letter to Obama

Four House Democrats have teamed up with privacy advocates to protest a "secret law" that they say authorizes spying on some Americans' emails and online messages.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Alan Grayson, Rush Holt, Zoe Lofgren, George Bush, W.

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

If Democrats Seek to "Rally Blacks" Against Police Militarization,...

Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office.... "Ferguson has made it crystal clear to the African-American community and others that we've got to go to the polls," said Representative ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, John Lewis

Detroit News

Culture goes on display at festivals

Music and diverse crowds flooded the streets on Sunday in communities across Metro Detroit in celebration of the holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Joe Biden

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Detroit News

Forum: Stop Ferguson from happening in Detroit

Could a slaying of an unarmed black teen by police happen in Detroit? That question, sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, loomed large over a forum held Friday at Fellowship Chapel on relations between minority communities and law enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Mother Jones

What we know so far about the Justice Department's probe into Michael Brown's death.

Last Friday, the Department of Justice announced that FBI agents were working with attorneys from the Civil Rights Division and US Attorney's Office to conduct what Attorney General Eric Holder promised would be a "thorough and complete investigation" into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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