Wednesday, the Michigan legislature overrode Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's earlier veto and passed a law banning any private insurance plan in the state from covering abortion. The new law doesn't ban insurance companies from selling...Show More Summary
Michigan will join more conservative states in requiring residents who want health insurance coverage for abortions to buy an extra policy, after Republican legislators passed the law Wednesday over the...
The Michigan Republican legislature is forcing women to buy separate insurance for abortion, believing that it shouldn’t be covered under regular medical insurance. And once you become pregnant, even that won’t be available for purchase under any circumstances. For that reason, it’s being referred to as “rape insurance.” The bill passed by a 27-11 margin […]
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has condemned remarks by Republican National Committee member Dave Agema, even though Snyder has defended anti-gay discrimination in his own administration. The post Michigan Governor Condemns Anti-Gay Remarks By GOP Committeeman Dave Agema appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • MI-Sen, MI-Gov: PPP's new Michigan poll finds slippage for Democrats in both the Senate and governor's races, but the numbers are hardly disastrous. Show More Summary
This is not the first time the Michigan Republican has made homophobic remarks.
The left-wing polling firm Public Policy Polling took a look at Michigan and concluded that ObamaCare is hurting Democrats in a state President Obama won by 9 points in 2012. Obama's approval is upside-down 47/51%; ObamaCare polls even worse with only 34% supporting and 48% opposed; and Republicans are polling ahead of their challengers. Show More Summary
Former Michigan state Rep. and current member of the Republican National Committee Dave Agema says gays will abuse the system for health care benefits, which is why he wants “traditional marriage.” “I stand for traditional marriage, no homosexual ones,” he said. “… The family unit is the basic unit in society. When you tear the […]
Michigan's incumbent Republican governor, Rick Snyder, has a four-point lead over his likely opponent in 2014, congressman Mark Schauer, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. Voters do disapprove of the job Snyder's doing, 49–42, but being up 44–40 isn't a bad place to be in a relatively blue state. Show More Summary
Former state Rep. Dave Agema, a member of the Republican National Committee from Michigan, believes gay couples want marriage just for the health benefits because they're dying of AIDS. The post Michigan Republican Committeeman: Gay Couples Want Health Care Because They Die Early Of AIDS appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Outsourced to Ezra Klein: The GOP says Obamacare will cancel 80-100 million insurance plans. Nope: >I appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press".... Before I came on, Mike Rogers, a Republican congressman from Michigan, delivered his take. Obamacare's effects turned out to be more dire than I'd ever imagined. Show More Summary
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is heading to Detroit, Michigan, on Friday to open up a new Republican National Committee (RNC) office aimed at conducting GOP outreach in the inner city there, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive phone interview. Show More Summary
The National Republican Congressional Committee learns from Todd Akin and teaches top aides what should and shouldn't be said in an election against a woman. Meanwhile in Michigan...
I appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday to talk about the state of HealthCare.Gov. Before I came on, Mike Rogers, a Republican congressman from Michigan, delivered his take. Obamacare's effects turned out to be more dire than I'd … Continue reading ?
After over 50 years of Democratic rule… On Friday, December 6, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will travel to Detroit, Michigan to open the latest Michigan GOP office. Additional Speakers at the event will include Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak … Continue reading ?
(Paul Mirengoff) Marc Thiessen points out that seven states with vulnerable Democratic?-held Senate seats also have Republican governors. The states are Alaska, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico and South Dakota.Show More Summary
Include Satirical Political: How the Supreme Court ruling in the Obamacare contraceptive coverage mandate case could end the rhythm method. Eclectablog: How Michigan Republicans could force women to purchase rape insurance. Balloon Juice:...Show More Summary
Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) was endorsed by the conservative Club for Growth, which gives him a 100% lifetime voting scorecard rating, on October 8. However, seven Republican establishment donors who live in his western MichiganShow More Summary
The “white guy” is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The Michigan GOP is seeking to increase the party’s visibility in the Democratic stronghold of Detroit, 97.5 percent of which voted to reelect Barack Obama in 2012. The solution? Open a new outreach center for Detroit voters, named the “African American Engagement Office.” The GOP has tapped […]
The Michigan Republican Party will launch its new African American Engagement Office in Detroit next month, aiming to improve on the mere two percent of the vote their presidential nominee received in the city last year. The post Michigan GOP Recruits Civil Rights Act Critic Rand Paul To Launch African American Outreach Project appeared first on ThinkProgress.