McCain Called Slotkin, Sponsor of House War Powers Resolution, ‘Unqualified’ for National Security Position

The late Sen. John McCain repeatedly called Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08) “totally unqualified” to serve in a national security position in President Barack Obama’s administration.

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Iraqi Consulate in Detroit Opened for ‘Condolences’ for Soleimani

The Iraqi Consulate General in Detroit held a memorial event for Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the leader of a designated terrorist organization who was killed last week in a U.S. airstrike.

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Minnesota and Michigan Mayors Signed Letter Asking for Continued Refugee Resettlement

Dozens of mayors from across the country recently issued a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to ask for continued refugee resettlement in their respective cities and townships.

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Trump-District Dems Who Voted for Impeachment Take Phone Calls, Hide Behind Binders to Dodge Questions

Several Democratic lawmakers from congressional districts carried by the president in 2016 were recorded hiding behind binders and taking phone calls when asked about their votes to impeach President Donald Trump.

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Trump Impeached: U.S. House Impeaches President for Third Time in Nation’s History

The U.S. House of Representatives officially impeached President Donald J. Trump Wednesday evening, making him just the third president in the country’s history to be impeached.

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Michigan Trump Republicans Hold Rally at Rep. Slotkin Community Conversations Event

Supporters of President Trump held a rally at a “community conversation” event held by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-8-MI) at Oakland University on Monday. The representative recently published an editorial in the Detroit Free Press voicing her support for the impeachment, as well as a follow up piece defending her decision.

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Omar, Tlaib Sign Letter to Trump Demanding Stephen Miller’s Immediate Termination

More than 100 members of Congress sent a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday demanding that he immediately fire senior adviser Stephen Miller, whose “affinity for white nationalism” was the subject of a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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House Ethics Committee Extends Investigation into Rep. Tlaib Over Misused Campaign Funds

The Ethics Committee from the U.S. House of Representatives released a report on Thursday recommending an extension of the investigation into Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13), saying there is “substantial reason to believe” the representative misused campaign funds.

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Midwest Swing Voters View Open Borders, Medicare-for-All as ‘Bad Ideas,’ Poll Finds

A new poll examining voter preferences in four former “blue wall” states, including Minnesota, found that a majority of swing voters view Medicare-for-all and open borders as “bad ideas.”

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American Inventor Series: Dave Goode, Skiing Pioneer

Michigan native David Goode launched one of the country’s most successful snow and water ski companies in 1975 when he was just 19 years old. He was a member of the U.S. downhill ski team at the time, but his career was sidetracked by an ankle injury.

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United Auto Workers Calls National Strike Against General Motors

The United Auto Workers announced Sunday that local union leaders from across the country voted to go on strike after its collective bargaining agreement with General Motors expired Saturday night.

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Poll Shows Trump Struggling in Key Battleground States, Slight Edge in Michigan

A new poll released last week by the public affairs firm Firehouse Strategies shows President Donald Trump either statistically tied or behind three top Democratic candidates in key Midwest states.

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Sens. Gary Peters, John Kennedy Celebrate U.S. Senate’s Passage of Resolution Marking Sept. 11-17 as Patriot Week

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Kennedy (R-LA) applauded Senate passage of their  bipartisan resolution designating Sept. 11-17 as Patriot Week.

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Political Analyst Who Accurately Predicted House Races Thinks Trump Will Lose Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania

The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy, a research institute at Christopher Newport University, accurately predicted that Democrats would pick up more than 40 seats in the U.S. House in the 2018 midterm elections. Now they believe President Donald Trump will lose key battleground states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania in 2020.

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Records Show Michigan School Required Teachers to Attend Two-Day ‘Islamic Propaganda’ Seminar

A Freedom of Information Act request has uncovered evidence of “a well-orchestrated Islamic propaganda campaign aimed at teachers in school systems throughout Michigan and several other states.”

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The Battleground State Report: Are Trump Rallies Enough to Motivate ‘Undecided’ Voters to Show Up and Vote?

On Friday’s Battleground State Report with Steve Gill, Michael Patrick Leahy and Doug Kellett – a one hour radio show from Star News Digital Media in the early stages of a national weekend syndication roll out – Gill and Leahy talked about the success of the Trump rallies which continue to mobilize his base yet were concerned whether or not these rallies could help move undecided voters to the voting booths.

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Omar and Tlaib Barred from Traveling to Israel for Support of BDS

The Israeli government has barred Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) from traveling to the country due to their “suspected provocations and promotion of BDS.”

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Columbus’ Ginther and Dayton’s Whaley Among the 235 Mayors Demanding U.S. Senate Return to Washington to Enact Gun Control

More than 200 mayors from across the country sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to immediately call the Senate back to Washington, D.C. to take action on gun control legislation.

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Omar and Tlaib Have Both Called for Deporting Opponents

President Donald Trump was widely accused of being a racist after he suggested that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) should return to Somalia if she isn’t satisfied with America. His feud with Omar and her progressive colleagues was intensified after supporters began a chant of “send her back” at a North Carolina rally.

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Amash Challenger Jim Lower Raises Over $200K for Congressional Race in 40 Days

  Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower (R-Greenville) announced Wednesday that he is filing a Federal Elections Commission report that shows he raised $200,506 from 3,161 contributors in just 40 days for his U.S. House race. Two highlights are that Ron Weiser, a former Michigan Republican Party Chair, former Republican National…

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Renewing the Spirit of America at Local Pub Gatherings in Michigan

  The Patriot Week Foundation debuted their first local Patriot Gathering this week at the Fork ‘N’ Pint in Lake Orion, Michigan. The Patriot Week Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to renewing the spirit of America through civic holidays, turns 10 this year. Event promotions held to the underlying premise…

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Michigan Breweries Sue Liquor Commission Over ‘Vague’ Laws

by Scott McClallen   When Michigan government officials raided Greenbush Brewing Co. on June 19, seized wine and cider, and shut down their sales, owner Scott Sullivan was more than 750 miles away. “Someone called me later, and said the liquor commission raided us, then asked to look around,” Sullivan said.…

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Michigan’s New Marijuana Laws: What Consumers, Business Owners Should Know

by Scott McClallen   The agency that regulates the marijuana market in Michigan has clarified rules to sell product legally to adult residents, making it easier for small businesses to enter the market. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency said it plans to accept business applications through Nov. 1 and are required to…

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Fate of Struggling Michigan School District Unclear after State Solvency Plan Rejected

by Scott McClallen   The fate of Benton Harbor High School remains unclear after school district officials last week rejected a state plan to improve poor academic performance and pay down the district’s high debt. The state initially said it had agreed with the school district on a plan to improve…

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Rep Justin Amash, Who Recently Left GOP, Says He’s Not Ruling Out a Presidential Bid

by Chuck Ross   Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, who announced July 4 that he is leaving the Republican party, said Sunday that he is not ruling out a run for president. “I still wouldn’t rule anything like that out,” Amash told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked if he is considering…

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Defends Vote Against $4.6 Billion for Border Crisis

by Jason Hopkins   Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defended her vote against an emergency spending bill that provided billions in funds to help manage the U.S. immigration crisis, and compared CBP’s work to Nazism. “Absolutely,” Tlaib said Sunday when asked on ABC’s This Week if she agreed with comparisons of Customs…

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Michigan Workers Prepare for Another Factory Close Next Month As Dems Set Sights on Key Voters

by Audrey Conklin   Another auto plant in Warren, Michigan, that has been operating since 1958 is preparing to close in a little over a month, ending 261 jobs. The 261 hourly workers who will lose their jobs at the 2.1-million-square-foot General Motors factory build car transmissions. GM announced the…

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Supreme Court Rules Judges Can’t Block Partisan Gerrymandering

by Tyler Arnold   A narrowly divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal judges have no authority to block politically gerrymandered maps. The 5-4 decision fell along ideological lines with the five conservative judges signing onto the decision and the liberal judges dissenting. “We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present…

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Opioid Prescriptions Drop 15 Percent in Michigan

by Tyler Arnold   Opioid prescriptions dropped 15 percent in 2018 from the previous year in Michigan, according to numbers released by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The number of opioid prescriptions dropped from 9.7 million to 8.2 million in that timespan. “The decrease in dispensions…

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Michigan Governor Signs Executive Order Creating ‘Task Force on Women in Sports’

  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Monday establishing a new Task Force on Women in Sports. “Multiple studies have documented that women who play sports are more likely to seek and fill leadership roles in other sectors. Yet even with the enactment of Title IX nearly fifty…

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More Than 200 Attend ‘Squash Amash’ Rally Outside Congressman’s Grand Rapids Office

  GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Flag-waving patriots flocked to the “Squash Amash” rally Friday outside the Grand Rapids office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI-03). The congressman has faced backlash from his Trump-supporting constituents after announcing on Twitter that he thinks President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses. One Amash voter told The Ohio…

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A Michigan Hotel Wants to Help Out-of-State Women Get Abortions

by Shelby Talcott   The manager of a small-town Michigan hotel is offering a free room for women looking to get abortions, particularly from states that have recently restricted or banned access. Shelley O’Brien, the manager of the Yale Hotel in Yale, Michigan, posted the offer on Facebook in May. The post offers…

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Michigan House GOP Pushes Own Infrastructure Plan, Rejecting Whitmer’s 45 Cent Gas Tax Hike

by Tyler Arnold   Michigan House Republicans unveiled an infrastructure funding plan that would divert all revenue generated from sales taxes paid on gasoline purchases to fund road improvements, rejecting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to increase road funding through a 45-cent gas tax hike. The Republican plan would provide about $800…

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