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  • Thursday, July 31, 2014

Congressional primary: Detroit mayor chooses Hobbs and NOW picks Lawrence as both chase Clarke »

"DETROIT, MI -- The congressional campaigns of state Rep. Rudy Hobbs and Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence each announced significant endorsements Wednesday as they look to catch up with former Congressman Hansen Clarke."

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Three judges to hear arguments in six gay marriage appeals on same day »

"DETROIT, MI -- Michigan's landmark gay marriage case is among six in which oral arguments will be heard Aug. 6 by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals"

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Bridge family funnels out campaign cash »

"The family who owns and operates the Ambassador Bridge has pumped $17,000 into Livingston County’s congressional and state House races."

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PACs target local races »

"The power of conservative political action committees, Michigan’s agricultural industry and the state’s largest teachers’ union is evident in preprimary campaign statements for Livingston County’s GOP state House candidates."

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Campaign finance reports reveal financial status of political campaigns, who is in the red? »

"JACKSON, MI – What are political candidates spending their money on? Who gave, and how much is left a week before the Aug. 5 primary?"

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Tim Skubick: Endorsements don't mean as much today as they did in campaigns of yore »

"Years ago when labor leaders such as Walter Reuther or Jimmy Hoffa (anybody who knows where his body is please call) stood up, pounded the podium and ordered the rank and file to vote for this candidate or that, by God the rank and file did or there was hell to pay.

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Michigan Supreme Court got it wrong on juvenile lifers »

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The Michigan Supreme Court's recent decision denying legal relief to hundreds of inmates sentenced as juveniles to life in prison is a miscarriage of justice that should outrage every citizen.
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Our kids' futures hinge on getting out the vote »

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It’s the height of the election season and we’re all hearing promising political rhetoric from public office-seekers about children being a priority in our state."

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Gov's race shouldn't be this close »

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The most comfortable bet I would make in this election season is that Gov. Rick Snyder would win re-election, and easily."

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Liberal boilerplate is Mark Schauer's 'jobs plan' »

"I suppose Mark Schauer deserves one cheer for offering some specific proposals, which he did in his newly released “jobs plan”."

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