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Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election
After 38 years in Congress, Rep. Nick Rahall is facing his toughest race yet and could join a number of longtime members in leaving Congress next year.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
LGBT Caucus Seating Available At Upcoming MDP Dinner, Bill Clinton To Keynote
Former President Bill Clinton will keynote the Michigan Democratic party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner April 26 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.
Most Efficient Fundraising: Debbie Dingell Spends $12K, Raises $529K
The award for most efficient fundraising this year will probably go to House candidate Debbie Dingell, who in 32 days spent less than $12,000 and raised over a half million dollars.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Four Michigan lawmakers leaving office
Four Michigan lawmakers are exiting the U.S. House in January, leaving their congressional seats with wide open races after years of stability.
Michigan Delegation: See who's leading in Michigan in 2016...
Gert Hobson, front, and other supporters for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stand outside DeVos Place while she was scheduled to speak at Economic Club of Grand Rapids' annual dinner Monday, June 17, 2013.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Northern Michigan News
Congressional primary races fill up for open seats
Four Michigan representatives will exit the U.S. House in January, leaving their congressional seats with wide open races after years of stability.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
J Street Fails To Win Over Key Committee for Presidents Conference Membership
J Street, the dovish Israel lobby, has failed to win the endorsement of a key committee for membership in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations - a development that makes it unlikely to win admission to the key umbrella group.
Debbie Dingell raises $500,000 for House race
Debbie Dingell has raised more than $500,000 in slightly more than a month of campaigning, her campaign said Friday as she filed 2,000 signatures in Lansing supporting her candidacy for her husband's 12th Congressional District seat.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Rep. Dingell: 'Poisonous' atmosphere surrounding 1964 civil rights debate
Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, talked about the "poisonous" atmosphere fifty years ago when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was debated on Capitol Hill.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The Miami Herald
Dingell, Levin introduce Heritage Area legislation
U.S. Rep. John Dingell and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin have introduced bills to maintain the MotorCities National Heritage Area.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
With Michigan members of Congress hitting the exit, replacements scramble for money
This year will be the last for Sen. Carl Levin, D-MI, first elected in 1978, and Rep. John Dingell, D-MI, the all-time longevity champ, who has represented a Detroit-area district since 1955.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Jeb v. Hillary?
It has nothing to do with whether or not Bush would make a good president. By all accounts he was a very good governor - he scored a lifetime grade of B on the Cato fiscal scorecard - and he has some positive ideas for the future of the Republican party and the country.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Capitol Hill exodus causes void in Congress amid gridlock frustrations
FILE: June 27, 2013: Committee Chairman and Michigan Reps. Dave Camp, R, and Sander Levin, D, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. - An exodus this year on Capitol Hill is creating a void in Congress, with some of its most experienced and skillful lawmakers suggesting the partisan gridlock is finally taking a toll.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Candidates emerge, as others decide to sit out Michigan congressional races
Several Michigan politicians are still mulling a run for Congress while others have bowed out less than three weeks before the filing deadline.
Obama spotlights minimum wage in university town
Will the minimum-wage issue drive Democrats to the polls next November? Some Democrats certainly hope so, as indicated by this Wall Street Journal story on President Obama's travel to Michigan to emphasize the issue in an event with Senate candidate Rep. Gary Peters.
Tim Skubick: As wave of change sweeps Washington, who is next from Michigan to bow out?
No one will ever write another book like the one about Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neil and the Gipper President Ronald Reagan.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Schauer selects Lisa Brown as running mate; Camp decides against seeking re-election
Each week we take a look at what's happening in Michigan politics with Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, and Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Congress has the power to right itself
These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it's a small one.