The Races, The Candidates
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Candidates are invited to answer questions related to local political races. Readers can compare answers between candidates, discuss with other readers and submit their own questions for local political races.
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Latest Local Election News
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POLL: Snyder & Schuette increase their leads
October 21, 2014 6:27 pm
As Election Day draws closer, Governor Rick Snyder is increasing his lead over challenger Mark Schauer. If the voting took place today, Rick Snyder, the first-term Republican from Ann Arbor, would beat Schauer, a Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area Democrat who served in Congress the Michigan Legislature, by 8 points, 47% to 39%.
Podium app gives you a voice in Washington
October 21, 2014 5:48 pm
Just weeks before the election, the Podium App by the E.W. Scripps company gives you a voice in Washington and connects you to your congressmen.
No, Obama isn't having another 'Katrina moment'
October 21, 2014 7:48 pm
The Ebola situation in the U.S. joins Obamacare, the border crisis and the Gulf oil spill as issues the media has labeled Obama's "Katrina moment."
Obama could bypass Congress on Iran deal
October 20, 2014 11:52 pm
A New York Times report suggests the White House is considering bypassing Congress on a final nuclear deal with Iran.
Tech world responds to FBI director
October 20, 2014 7:34 am
FBI Director James Comey's stance on encryption technology isn't receiving much support from the tech community.
Spotlight: Ruth Johnson vs. Godfrey Dillard
October 19, 2014 9:24 pm
On Sunday, October 19, Spotlight will showcase the race for Michigan Secretary of State....
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law
October 18, 2014 8:29 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision Saturday allowing Texas to enforce its voter ID law requiring voters produce photo identification.
Hillary Clinton campaigns for MI Democrats
October 17, 2014 12:54 am
Hillary Rodham Clinton is rallying Michigan Democrats in swing voting-Oakland County by vouching for Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer.
President Obama to visit Detroit
October 15, 2014 10:23 am
The White House announced this morning that President Barack Obama will be visiting the Detroit area as part of a final campaign push.
In Last-Minute Save, Texas Abortion Clinics...
October 15, 2014 3:31 pm
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to temporarily re-open abortion clinics after a federal appeals court upheld Texas' 2013 anti-abortion law.
Cable News Doesn't Deserve So Much Attention
October 14, 2014 1:49 pm
It's much ado about television programming with very low ratings and questionable impact.
Is A Mercenary Army The Answer To ISIS In Syria?
October 14, 2014 10:14 am
Some think the U.S. should hire mercenaries to fight ISIS, while others are worried about those groups' effectiveness and the potential for abuse.
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