National anthem singing contest extends deadline
The deadline has been extended a week to enter a singing contest for southeastern Michigan police, firefighters and military members.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Detroiters pay respects to Cardinal Szoka
The tears streamed down Don Jones' face. They couldn't stop. Several steps before him was the body of Cardinal Edmund Szoka, lying in repose before the many mourners whose lives the archbishop touched, molded and inspired.
The Wichita Eagle
So they said
"With all due respect to Mr. Reid, I don't think that James Madison's wig fits on his head."
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Michigan Democrats stress unity, honor retiring Levin, Dingell
Democrats stressed unity at their convention here Saturday amid their hopes that will be an advantage against what they perceive to be a more-divided Republican Party going into the November election.
TANF is Now Old Enough for TANF to Stop Caring About Its Well-Being
On August 22, 1994, twenty years ago to the day from yesterday, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, known as "welfare reform."
Fri Aug 22, 2014
CBS Uses Ice Bucket Challenge to Tout Dem Slamming 'Cold' GOP
During a report on Friday's CBS This Morning about some of the "backlash" against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, correspondent Ben Tracy highlighted Michigan Democratic Congressman John Dingell bashing Republicans who took part in the effort to raise research money for Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Political Insider: Flanagan stung by parallel to Wallace
But when a pro-charter schools group likened his threat to block creation of new schools to the late Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace , 'it hurt a bit,' Flanagan said.
HOH: Groups Push ALS Activists to Look Past Ice Bucket Challenge
The #IceBucketChallenge, that most ubiquitous of social media stunts, has not only captured the imagination of sitting politicos , parched celebrities and well meaning, but newly hospitalized philanthropists, the world over, it's got advocates thinking about how to tap into this seemingly limitless font of goodwill.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Column: Common sense health care reforms can save billions
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development , the United States has health outcomes similar to if not worse than other developed countries.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Washington Post
Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must
This April 1, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Energy and Committee Committee, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Wildlife refuge getting property in Monroe County
Democratic Congressman John Dingell of Michigan, refuge manager John Hartig and others on Monday plan to announce the addition of 28.5 acres of wooded wetlands and uplands in Frenchtown Township, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Editorial: Obamacare cannot provide coverage for non-citizens
In this March 23, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
State of Michigan
Snyder leads effort for federal emergency relief for Southeast Michigan
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 LANSING, Mich. Following the state declaration of disaster for Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties, Gov. Rick Snyder today issued this statement regarding his efforts to secure federal emergency relief for Southeast Michigan due to recent flooding: "In addition to the state declaration of disaster, we are actively pursuing ... (more)
Washtenaw Community College signs 15-year extension with UA to host training program
Washtenaw Community College signed an agreement Wednesday with the UA to continue hosting the UA's yearly training program on its campus.
Michigan Losing Clout in Congress With Retirements
The departure of four powerful Michigan lawmakers symbolizes the end of an era for the Great Lakes State and for the nation, The New York Times reported.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Michigan Delegation: Terri Lynn Land finished 2nd in one race on primary election night
Terri Lynn Land is pictured at U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's primary election party at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The Detroit News
Comerica hosts national anthem singing contest
Detroit -- Comerica Bank is hosting a singing contest for southeastern Michigan police, firefighters and military members.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Outside the Beltway
Debbie Dingell, Political Dynasties, And The Problem With Long-Term Incumbency
On Tuesday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, Debbie Dingell won the Democratic Primary to succeed her husband John Dingell , who is retiring at the end of the year after serving in Congress since 1955: Debbie Dingell has won the Democratic primary to succeed her husband, Rep. John Dingell , the Associated Press reports .
Grand Haven Tribune
Michigan election turns to marquee statewide races
Michigan's election campaign pivoted Wednesday from a primary that marked a changing in the guard for the state's congressional delegation to a main event featuring marquee fall races for governor and U.S. Senate.
Candidates might dispute notion that it helps to be female
There's no official war on women, just a continuing snark campaign that's apparent even when women candidates run - and win.