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Michigan Republicans Scramble To Prove Their Anti-Transgender Credentials

Michigan's anti-transgender response: a bill that won't advance and a polite letter. The post Michigan Republicans Scramble To Prove Their Anti-Transgender Credentials appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Trump’s electoral premise takes a hit

Donald Trump promises to rewrite the electoral map. He presents himself as the friend of the white, working-class man. He insists he’ll win in places such as Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states Republicans have not won in years — in decades in some places. There are three problems with this. First, just as Trump thinks […]

Actress Melissa Gilbert Drops Out of Michigan Congressional Race, Leaves Democrats Hanging

Gilbert said that health problems forced her out of the race, which she filed to do after the state’s filing deadline. This means that the Republican candidate, Rob Bishop, will win the race as there was no other Democratic challenger in the race.

Actress Melissa Gilbert drops run for Congress in Michigan

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Former “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert is dropping her run for Congress in Michigan. Gilbert was the only Democrat challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop in the 8th District. But in a statement Tuesday, she says health problems are forcing her out of the race. The 52-year-old Gilbert […]

On Blackmail, Abortion,and Mercy: A Michigan Tale

Lee Chatfield is a Freshman Republican representing a district in Michigan that includes my low income county, Chippewa, along with some of the richest counties in the state. His heart, he says, is with God, so naturally he ran as a Tea Party candidate. Show More Summary

Michael Moore Blames GOP 'Race Hatred' for Flint Pollution, But Also Implicates Obama

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, left-wing film maker Michael Moore asserted that "race hatred" by the Republican party in Michigan was to blame for Flint's water pollution problems, but he also ended up placing...Show More Summary

“This was a hate crime”: Michael Moore tells Bill Maher that GOP’s “race hatred” caused Flint crisis

It was a decision "by a Republican governor to give the rich in Michigan a billion-dollar tax break," Moore said

The Worst Republican for the Job

Donald Trump has big plans for the general election. He’s going to bring millions of new voters into the Republican Party. He’s going to sweep the industrial Midwest. “I will win Michigan. … I will win Pennsylvania. … I will win Florida,” Trump predicted last week. Show More Summary

Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy

[...] he's a governor under siege, his successes overshadowed by the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint and the turmoil in Detroit public schools — both of which have drawn accusations that the Republican former tax accountant and venture...Show More Summary

Michael Bloomberg rips Sanders for promising ‘free health care and a pony’ in speech to college grads

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed out his remarks for University of Michigan graduates on Saturday with potshots at both Republican Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), WABC-TV reported. “In 1928, Republicans promised a ‘chicken in every pot and a car in every...

Flint Funding: GOP Senate Fails To Fund...Their Own Bill!?!

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released a statement after Senate Republicans forced a vote on a proposal that would have removed a funding source for water improvements to help the people of Flint, Michigan and others throughout the nation. Show More Summary

Flint: first day of charges is just the opening move

On Wednesday, the Michigan Attorney General, Republican  Bill Schuette, filed charges against three low-level workers. Mike Glasgow is the Flint water quality supervisor, while Mike Prysby is an engineer for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Show More Summary

HIllary Clinton Won NY by a Landslide, But Does That Mean Voters Are Really Coalescing Around Her?

NY wins on the Democratic and Republican sides could be inconclusive Bernie Sanders had hoped to score an upset in yesterday's New York primary, similar to what happened in Michigan. But that didn’t happen. Some chalked it up to NewShow More Summary

Republican AG Exploiting Flint For Political Ambition

Michigan's Attorney General, Bill Schuette, is filing criminal charges in the case. Unfortunately, Rick Snyder will be left unscathed, while a couple of underlings take the fall for the recklessly incompetent decision to switch the source of Flint's water from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Show More Summary

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Says Flint’s Poison Water Is MMM MMM GOOD!

It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on the water situation in Flint, Michigan, to see if it’s still sludgy and toxic and full of lead poops. Of course, since such a valiant conqueror as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is on the case, it’s probably all better now, and you only have to chew

Mitt Romney’s Niece Is DEFYING The Family Narrative By Doing THIS

Well, this must be a bitter disappointment to Mitt Romney. His niece is the chair of the Michigan Republican Party and is saying that she will bind herself to Donald

Ignoring the Backlash, Michigan Republican Introduces Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bill’ – VIDEO

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Despite the backlash following the implementation of anti-gay religious freedom and “bathroom” laws in North Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi, a Michigan Republican Senator is to introduce legislation that would force transgenderShow More Summary

Contentious Mich. GOP convention a preview of Cleveland chaos

Michigan Republican Party leaders who hoped for an orderly state convention this weekend in Lansing now face a bitterly divided GOP delegation chosen after claims of stolen delegates and “double-crossed” convention-goers. As muddled and contentious as this convention was, with just 59 delegates at stake, the national GOP convention in Cleveland this summer could be [...]Show More Summary

More Proof Kasich Stays in only to do Trump’s Bidding

Intrigue and skulduggery at the Michigan Republican Party Convention. Delegates supporting Donald Trump and John "the Spoiler" Kasich worked together to double-cross Sen. Ted Cruz and keep his Michigan delegates off the powerful committees that govern the national convention and write the party platform. Show More Summary

Michigan Delegates to RNC Snub Ted Cruz’s Supporters

The Michigan Republican Party dealt a surprising setback to Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday, when the Texas senator’s supporters were shut out of holding any of the state’s seats on the committees that wield power over the Republican National Convention's rules and procedures.

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