Michigan

Rep. Justin Amash

Tea Party Circles the Wagons Around Justin Amash

No House Republican enrages the business-friendly wing of the GOP more than Justin Amash. But members and operatives who hoped…

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Michigan Officials Won’t Appeal John Conyers Ballot Slot

The state of Michigan will not challenge a federal judge’s order to put Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. on the primary ballot.
“Based on the facts of the judge’s order, the state has decided not…

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Michigan GOP leaves Justin Amash to fend for himself

Washington— Not one fellow Michigan congressional Republican has donated money to U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in his competitive GOP primary race against Grand Rapids area businessman Brian Ellis.
In fact, two retiring congressmen said they…

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GOP Senate Hopeful Rebuts ‘War on Women’ in First TV Ad

Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land, a Republican, is up with her first ad of the cycle in Michigan, making fun of the idea that she — a woman — is waging a war on women.…

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Unions want $100M in federal money to aid Detroit pension deal

Union leaders in Detroit want $100 million in federal funding earmarked for homeowner assistance to help make up a $3.5 billion shortfall in the retirement system for city workers, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.…

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Federal judge strikes down Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban

DETROIT –  Michigan’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday as he struck down a law that was widely embraced by voters a decade ago — the latest in a recent…

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Michigan district baffled by union clause giving hiring preference to non-Christians

A Michigan school district’s written policy of giving hiring preference to non-Christians has been scrapped after more than 30 years, and officials say they have no idea how the clause – which they insist was…

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Amash up big in Club for Growth poll

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) has a commanding lead in his primary, according to a poll conducted by the Club for Growth, which is backing the congressman.
Amash has a 60 percent to 12 percent lead…

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Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’

A Michigan Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat is likely striking a chord with tea party types who favor limited government, with a mantra that reminds government is a servant.
People are the master,…

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W.H. says Obama monitoring Detroit bankruptcy

President Barack Obama is monitoring Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, a White House spokeswoman said Thursday, but has not committed any federal help for the beleaguered city.
“The president and members of the president’s senior team continue…

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MICH. BAN ON DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS BLOCKED

DETROIT — A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.
U.S.…

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Michigan: Top House Republican Won’t Run for Senate

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., announced Friday that he will not run for retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin’s seat.
“After careful and thorough deliberation and long talks with my family, friends and supporters, I have determined…

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Michigan: Gary Peters Posts Strong Fundraising Ahead of Senate Race Decision

Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., reported the strongest first-quarter fundraising numbers of all of the federal candidates eyeing retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin’s seat.
Peters, who is considering a Senate bid, raised $373,000 and reported having…

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