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Hillary Clinton blames China for hacks
July 5, 2015 3:09 pm
Hillary Clinton's accusation that China is allegedly behind several high-profile U.S. hacks isn't the first, but it is one of the strongest so far.
How effective is pre-primary campaigning?
July 4, 2015 11:08 pm
Campaign events are popping up everywhere but are they even changing voter's minds?
Clintons have many conflicts of interest
July 3, 2015 4:14 pm
The Clintons bring wealthy, famous people into their fold to help solve global problems. But those donors sometimes get something in return.
The Republican 2016 race as the Hunger Games
July 3, 2015 12:20 pm
The real question isn't whether there are too many people running for president but whether there are enough to compete in the Hunger Games.
France denies Julian Assange's asylum request
July 3, 2015 8:47 am
In a bid for asylum, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asked France to "carry out a humanitarian... gesture," but France denied the request.
Will same-sex marriage lower U.S. divorce rates?
July 2, 2015 11:08 am
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, how will this affect the national divorce rate? Well, it's complicated.
Chris Christie's home-state disadvantage
July 1, 2015 6:32 pm
Low approval ratings in a presidential candidate's home state rarely bodes well. Did Chris Christie get that memo?
MI Senate could vote on road fix bills
July 1, 2015 5:23 pm
Sources say Republicans in the Michigan Senate may not have the votes to pass a package of bills to fix the roads.
POLL: Michigan supports Supreme Court decisions
July 1, 2015 10:36 pm
Most Michiganders agree with two of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions handed down in recent history.
Chelsea Clinton made $65,000 in 1 hour
July 1, 2015 11:36 am
Chelsea Clinton made $65,000 for an hourlong appearance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City last year, including a 10-minute speech.
What do embassies have to do with diplomacy?
July 1, 2015 6:09 am
President Obama has sought to re-open the U.S. embassy in Cuba to normalize relations. But how does an embassy play into diplomacy?
Donald Trump has threatened to sue many people
June 30, 2015 10:17 pm
In the wake of Donald Trump's recent lawsuit against Univision, here's a semi-comprehensive list of everyone he's threatened to or managed to sue.
INTERVIEW: Senate discusses road funding plan
June 30, 2015 5:00 pm
The Michigan State Senate met behind closed doors on Tuesday, trying to strike a deal to fix our roads.
Obama looks to expand overtime coverage
June 30, 2015 3:24 pm
President Obama wants to raise the overtime threshold for salaried workers to just over $50,000 a year, up from the current benchmark of $23,660.
Greece's debt is crisis going down to the wire
June 30, 2015 1:17 pm
With Greece's debt deadline only hours away, the country is in chaos as it tries to find a way to stave off default.
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