Republicans have wielded total control of Michigan’s state government ever since they won the governorship and state House in the 2010 wave. That was the last time the party won the state House popular vote but thanks to aggressive gerrymandering,...Show More Summary
The Oscar winning documentarian and famed Great Lakes State native son today took Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to task for the Republican's stance of saying he would not let any refugees from war torn Syria in the state. "I’m disappointed...Show More Summary
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's position on halting Syrian refugees in light of the Paris terrorist attacks is "A gut punch to Syrians in Michigan," according to a headline for a Washington Post story in today's paper which was thoroughly one-sided on the issue.
At least 9 Republican governors (and maybe more by the time this goes to press) are following in the spiteful footsteps of the governor of Michigan and refusing to accept Syrian refugees into their state as a measure against potential terrorism. Show More Summary
Looks like the terrorists are already winning. Following Friday’s attacks in Paris by eight terrorists, the governors of Alabama, Michigan, Texas, and Arkansas have announced that they won’t accept any Syrian refugees for relocation in their states, because they are terrified. Show More Summary
Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, following the lead of Alabama and Michigan, said their states would no longer help support the Obama administration's goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming years. Show More Summary
At least four Republican governors — from Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan and Texas — “are moving to block Syrian refugees from entering their states after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 125 people and wounded hundreds more,” Politico [...]
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold following the deadly attacks in Paris. Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement Sunday that the...Show More Summary
(AP) — GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush told Republicans Thursday that Democrats are not the enemy and he is focused on fixing a broken Washington. At a Michigan campaign event, the former Florida governor said people should be mad...Show More Summary
(AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says Democrats aren't the enemy, and he's focused on fixing a broken Washington. The former Florida governor campaigned in Michigan on Thursday, telling Republican activists in Grand Rapids that he's a conservative with a "servant's heart."
Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), A Bipartisan Tax Reform?: If one listens to what Democratic and Republican candidates for president are saying on the campaign trail, the chances for tax reform in 2017 and beyond appear to be minimal. To pass tax reform, a bipartisan approach is essential, because even if...
Two Republican Michigan state representatives who were involved in an extramarital affair with one another failed to regain their respective seats following local elections on Tuesday.
Two former Michigan representatives forced out of the state legislature for their extramarital affair and its subsequent cover-up lost their respective bids to regain their seats in a special Republican primary on Tuesday, results showed. Cindy Gamrat, who was removed from her Allegan County seat,...
Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, Republican Tea Party leaders who were forced from office in September, were soundly defeated in special primary elections.
Former Michigan state Reps. Cindy Gamrat (R) and Todd Courser (R) aren't getting back their former seats after losing in a Republican primary election on Tuesday. Republicans Mary Whiteford and Gary Howell were poised to instead advance to the general election in Michigan. Show More Summary
Wikileaks says it has released the personal e-mails of John Brennan, the director of the CIA. Michigan's governor, Republican Rick Snyder, signed a bill introducing modest reforms to the state's asset forfeiture laws. Joe Biden announced...Show More Summary
Two states are proposing bills to expand access to guns on campuses and elsewhere, less than two weeks after a campus mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, killed nine people. On Monday, two Republican legislators in Wisconsin, Jesse Kremer and Devin LeMahieu, introduced a bill that would allow...
Apparently, RNC Committeeman Dave Agema hasn't caused the GOP enough trouble yet Leading Off: • MI-01: Several notable Republicans are considering a bid for this open Northern Michigan seat, and RNC Committeeman Dave Agema is the latest to express interest. Show More Summary
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz says the Obama administration's plan to accept about 10,000 Syrian refugees is "nothing short of crazy." The Texas senator told a Michigan crowd on Monday he thinks a "significant number" of refugees entering Europe are terrorists from the Islamic State group. Show More Summary
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has abandoned his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He says he has been “called to lead by helping to clear the field,” but he was polling at around half a percent, which is to say that nobody is calling him to lead a goddamn thing. Show More Summary