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U.S. on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS

March 4, 2015 BAGHDAD — Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq’s military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S. more »»

Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu’s

March 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech today wouldn’t cause such a fuss. But a foreign leader denouncing U.S. more »»

What determines the perfect 2016 presidential candidate?

March 2, 2015 WASHINGTON— Let’s say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. more »»

Fiorina criticizes Hillary

February 27, 2015 OXON HILL, Md. more »»

Both parties face risks as health care law case nears

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Twenty-two out of 24. And 206 to 96. more »»

Clinton says she would push problem-solving

February 25, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. more »»

Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Illinois Rep. more »»

Truth about religious violence

February 20, 2015 President Barack Obama committed the ultimate political blunder the other day. He blurted out the truth. more »»

Islamic State militants find a foothold in chaotic Libya

February 19, 2015 CAIRO — Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It’s providing a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a... more »»

Comparisons to brother ‘a challenge’ for Jeb Bush

February 18, 2015 DETROIT — It’s a question Jeb Bush gets often, and will surely get again, over and ove. more »»

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

February 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a... more »»

Bills would legalize medical pot centers, drug alternatives

February 16, 2015 LANSING— Confusion surrounding the legality of marijuana dispensaries and non-smokable forms of the drug are prompting lawmakers to propose changes related to Michigan’s voter-approved law that... more »»

As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obamacare

February 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama’s law could be short-lived. more »»

Let them pay sales tax

February 12, 2015 It takes a few minutes of research to see that Michigan’s state and local tax burden falls heavily on the poor and middle class. It took lawmakers and Gov. more »»

AP Exclusive: 20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq

February 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among... more »»

In age of campaign mega-groups, solo spenders still compete

February 10, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa— Christine Jones admits she didn’t know how much running for office would cost. An attorney and former executive for GoDaddy. more »»

Self-financed candidates are often biggest donors in state races

February 10, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest donors in state-level elections last year were often self-financed candidates. more »»

Vaccine policy change likely to lower Michigan waivers

February 9, 2015 LANSING — Health experts hope that a month-old change in Michigan’s vaccination waiver policy will ensure more kids are immunized in a state with the country’s fourth-highest percentage of... more »»

Michigan kindergarten vaccination waiver rates

February 9, 2015 Percentage of kindergartners with waivers from vaccination requirements, by county, as of February 2014: Alcona, 2.2 percent Alger, 5.6 Allegan, 2.1 Alpena, 7.2 Antrim, 3.3 Arenac, 5 Baraga, 1. more »»

Supreme Court’s health law case cuts both ways

February 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama’s health care law, and this time it’s not just the White House that should be worried. more »»



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