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Clash of priorities defines debate as campaign takes off

June 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Listen to the Republican candidates for president and they’ll tell you the country faces a dire threat from terrorism, and is on the brink of falling victim to Islamic State militants. more »»

Civil asset forfeiture system under scrutiny

June 1, 2015 LANSING — Gin Hency and Annette Shattuck describe themselves as soccer moms, active in their communities and in their children’s lives. Since July 2014, the S. more »»

New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized

May 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm... more »»

Pentagon chief’s take on Iraqis undermines Obama’s strategy

May 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama’s strategy for defeating the Islamic... more »»

Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble

May 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. more »»

Hearing set to add autism to medical marijuana list

May 25, 2015 VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Lisa Smith says her son’s behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autis. more »»

Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt U.S. economy

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn’t worked out that way. more »»

Osama documents released

May 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and regretting years... more »»

Terrorism and punishment

May 20, 2015 Why was 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to die in a state so generally opposed to capital punishment? A recent Boston Globe poll found that only 19 percent of Massachusetts residents wanted... more »»

Top Ten List — What set Letterman apart

May 19, 2015 NEW YORK— David Letterman leaves late night on Wednesday after 33 years when he retires from CBS’ “Late Show,” his TV home since 1993. more »»

Natural gas set to play major role in Michigan’s energy mix

May 18, 2015 LANSING — With at least nine coal plants in the state slated to shut down in the next 10 years, natural gas is the likely replacement as the primary source for generating energy in Michigan, experts... more »»

Feingold to run again

May 15, 2015 MADISON, Wis. — Russ Feingold announced Thursday he will run to reclaim the U.S. more »»

Bush struggles to clarify stance on invading Iraq

May 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Struggling with the shadows of Iraq, Jeb Bush said he would have made a different decision than his brother to invade Iraq in 2003 had he known what he does now about flaws in the... more »»

Does New York City mayor, now a national figure, risk trouble at home?

May 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political vision — and his political travels — have increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York Cit. more »»

Super PACs become super powers in 2016 campaign

May 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the stage at fundraisers thrown by a group that wants to elect her president, she’s not presented as a White House candidate. She’s a “special guest. more »»

Michigan road-funding fix may take a while

May 11, 2015 LANSING— The public’s trouncing of a lawmaker-proposed constitutional amendment to upgrade Michigan roads leaves Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators searching for an alternative. It could take a while. more »»

Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

May 8, 2015 DENVER — In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out — and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography. more »»

Sales tax defeat worst in history

May 7, 2015 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s road-funding ballot measure didn’t just go down to defeat. It failed by a historically high margin. more »»

 
 

 

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