The Races, The Candidates
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Latest Local Election News
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Illegal Pete's restaurant name offends some
October 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Illegal Pete's has been around since 1995 and plans to open a location in Fort Collins, Colorado — but some residents there object to the name.
POLL: Dems support Obama despite negative rating
October 23, 2014 6:16 pm
Although 3 out of 5 Michiganders disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is doing his job, bringing him here to get out the vote doesn’t appear to be a political risk for Democratic candidates.
Editorial: Call to Action: VOTE!!!
October 23, 2014 5:42 pm
Election Day is a little more than a week away. We want to issue a "Call to Action" to every eligible Michigan voter.
POLL: MI voters appear ready to split ballots
October 22, 2014 6:06 pm
Michigan voters appear to be ready to split their ballots and re-elect Republican Governor Rick Snyder and elevate Democratic Congressman Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate.
Sports leagues try to halt betting in New Jersey
October 22, 2014 1:05 pm
The NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA are all trying to put a stop to New Jersey's law allowing gambling on individual sports games.
POLL: Snyder & Schuette increase their leads
October 22, 2014 12:40 am
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%.
No, Obama isn't having another 'Katrina moment'
October 22, 2014 7:20 am
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."
Contact Congress through new Podium app
October 22, 2014 2:49 am
Prepare to get political. A new app, Podium, has hit the market, and it provides a voice for the millions of Americans affected by decisions Congress makes every day.
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.
Hunter Biden discharged from Navy
October 16, 2014 11:38 pm
U.S. officials announced Thursday Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter was removed from the United States Navy this year for failing drug test.
The U.S. has no surgeon general
October 16, 2014 8:45 pm
There's currently no confirmed surgeon general, but some on the Left are using the Ebola scare to try to change that.
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.
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