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Editorial: State of the City...BE BOLD!
January 29, 2015 6:45 pm
In just a little more than a week, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver his second State of the City speech. But this time will be different.
JOB INTERVIEWS: Who will fill City Council seat?
January 29, 2015 5:32 pm
When Saunteel Jenkins announced her resignation from Detroit City Council, 137 people applied for the position. That field has been narrowed down to 16, and we set out to do a "job interview" with each of them.
Obama nixes 529 tax plan after facing criticism
January 28, 2015 3:42 am
Critics of Obama's proposal had argued ending 529 tax breaks would discourage college students from investing in them.
2016 Koch fundraising will rival GOP, Democrats
January 26, 2015 11:57 pm
Freedom Partners, the group run by Koch employees, aims to raise $889 million to influence the 2016 elections.
Obama's wildlife plan renews drilling debate
January 26, 2015 1:31 pm
President Obama's proposal aims to protect more land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but so far, all that's materialized is a war of words.
NTSB makes recommendations for missing planes
January 23, 2015 7:43 am
In light of high-profile plane disappearances in the past year, the NTSB has called for changes to make finding missing aircraft easier.
GOP women stop abortion bill
January 22, 2015 12:39 pm
In one of the House GOP's first chances to challenge President Obama, an anti-abortion bill never even made it out of the chamber.
Senate agrees climate change is happening
January 22, 2015 11:17 am
The Senate voted to confirm climate change is real, but some still weren't on board with the idea that humans are causing it.
Clinton sidesteps Keystone XL question
January 21, 2015 9:21 pm
At an event in Canada, Clinton declined to give her opinion on the pipeline but offered alternatives for clean energy and job growth.
California lawmakers push for 'right-to-die' law
January 21, 2015 12:54 pm
Two months after her highly publicized death, Brittany Maynard is now the face of a California campaign for the legalization of assisted suicide.
Ernst's GOP response focuses on economy
January 20, 2015 11:24 pm
The Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address was short, and largely focused on the economy.
Tweets: Internet trolls Boehner during SOTU
January 21, 2015 6:11 am
The internet trolls came out from under their bridges to unleash a flurry of posts about House Speaker John Boehner during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Michelle Obama dons 'Good Wife' attire for SOTU
January 20, 2015 11:29 pm
Eagle-eyed observers noticed the first lady wore a Michael Kors dress that Alicia Florrick of CBS's "The Good Wife" wore last season.
Obama's cybersecurity plan, explained
January 20, 2015 10:09 pm
In Tuesday's State of the Union speech, the president pushed for more cooperation between the government and the private sector on cybersecurity.
Obama asks for paid family leave
January 20, 2015 9:53 pm
The president is proposing paid parental leave and paid sick leave — an all-out retooling of the archaic Family and Medical Leave Act.
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