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Scott Walker heads to Michigan on Monday

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to travel to Michigan to speak at two Republican fundraisers on Monday, continuing his tour of the Midwest ahead of a likely run for president. He won't be the only prominent Republican in the state that day: Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, plans to be in his hometown of Detroit on Monday […]

Rick Snyder Watch

If Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to pursue the Republican presidential nomination, he’s going to have to explain to conservatives why he wants Michiganders to vote themselves a big tax increase on Tuesday. I write on Proposal 1 in the Wall Street Journal here.

Ben Carson To Announce Tomorrow

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Detroit News: In Michigan on Monday, Carson will pray with a group of pastors at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History before officially launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination before supporters at the Detroit Performing Arts Center. Show More Summary

Two More for 2016? Kasich, Snyder Would Bring Heterodoxy to the Mix

Two Republicans governors, John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan, who are getting closer to a decision on whether to run for president are cut from a very different cloth than the first three GOP candidates to officially enter the 2016 race.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Hints at Presidential Bid

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made a surprise pivot toward an influential group of Jewish Republicans convening in Las Vegas this weekend, leaving some with the impression he could jump into the crowded GOP presidential field.

Michigan’s Republican Governor May Jump In

Rick Snyder is yet another Republican eying a 2016 presidential run. The Guardian reports: Snyder mingled with donors at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas on Friday and told at least one attendee that he was a candidate. On Saturday morning, the former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman told reporters: “I [...]

Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at 91.

Robert P. Griffin, who served in House and Senate from Michigan, dies at 91

Robert P. Griffin, a Michigan Republican who served in both houses of Congress, including eight years as the Senate minority whip, and who led a 1968 filibuster that blocked Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination of Abe Fortas as chief justice, died April 16 at his home in Traverse City, Mich. He was 91.Read full article >>

Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run

(AP) — People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund so he can travel the country and tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential presidential bid. An aide close to the Republican governor tells The Associated Press that a 501(c)(4) group, Making Government Accountable, has been established.

Ex-U.S. Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91. Continue reading ? The post Ex-U.S. Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Michigan Debate Reflects New Post-Indiana Landscape On Religious Freedom, Gay Rights

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Michigan's Republican governor says he will veto a proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act unless it is accompanied by a bill creating statewide LGBT protections. But LGBT advocates say that's not enough. They want Gov. Rick Snyder (right) to press harder...

GOP Michigan Governor Would Veto ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

Michigan’s governor appears to be more in tune politically than other members of his party. Religious freedom legislation has already put the Republican governors of Indiana and Arkansas in a bind, with both already signing “fixes” into law. North Carolina’s Republican governor said he opposes similar legislation, and just two days ago, the Republican governor [...]

Michigan’s GOP Governor Says He Would Veto Religious Freedom Bill

4 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, said on Thursday he he would veto religious freedom legislation if it was brought to his desk.

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I live in Michigan, a state which felt in its infinite Republican legislator wisdom it was important to remove all input from the cities, counties, and townships and leave the industry unfettered with any controlling influence. For those who are worried about capitalism and free enterprise if you own the land, there is such a […]

Michigan governor: I’ll veto religious liberty bill if it comes to my desk

Michigan's Republican governor is the latest to cave in to gay activist threats and says he won't sign a religious liberty bill if it reaches his desk.

Senate Democrat Takes Jab At GOP’s Letter To Iran With Proposed Amendment

Senate Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan managed to slam the recent and controversial letter written by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and signed by many of his Republican colleagues through a proposed amendment. The letter, written...Show More Summary

Michigan's Snyder pushes tax increase before a 2016 decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is fighting for one more accomplishment before deciding whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination: The Republican governor said Wednesday a plan to raise Michigan's sales tax from...Show More Summary

Michigan's electoral-vote scheme just won't die

The Michigan Republican plan to rig the state's electoral votes just won't go away.

Republicans are trying to legally rig elections: Michigan edition

The GOP's latest attempt to change the rules of the game in their favor.

“Electoral College-Rigging Bill Makes Comeback in Michigan

Weigel. Looks like it is time for me to re-up my Slate piece: Democrats, Don’t Freak Out! Why Fears that Republicans Will Gerrymander the Electoral College are Overblown. … Continue reading ?

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