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A freedom bill usually means the opposite

December 11, 2014 FLINT — Thank heavens the Michigan House passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which will finally allow me to exercise my religious beliefs unfettered. more »»

Patrolling the boundaries inside America

December 11, 2014 BERKELEY — America is embroiled in an immigration debate that goes far beyond President Obama’s executive order on undocumented immigrants. It goes to the heart of who “we” are. more »»

Almanac

December 11, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2014. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. more »»

Your Lawmakers

December 11, 2014 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

Give a book for Christmas

December 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined... more »»

Almanac

December 10, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2014. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Your Lawmakers

December 10, 2014 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 U.S. Sen. Carl Levin Escanaba Office: 524 Ludington St., Suite LL103 Phone: (906) 789-0052 U.S. Sen. more »»

Another case for term limits

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. more »»

David Cameron gets it on immigration

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in offic. more »»

How They Voted

December 8, 2014 Senate Bill 1149, Authorize new state Senate office building: Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate To authorize the sale of the Farnum Senate office building in Lansing and construction of a new building... more »»

Obama, Congress prepare for veto showdowns

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama was virtually absent in his first six years in office, but it’s about to unleash itself on Washingto. more »»

Almanac

December 8, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2014. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. more »»

Almanac

December 8, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2014. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. more »»

Place your bets

December 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Want to bet on tomorrow’s NFL games? I do. Newspapers and websites all over America tell their readers who is favored and by how many points. That’s the “spread” posted by bookies. more »»

A bad stretch of road (legislation)

December 6, 2014 FLINT — Otto von Bismarck, that charming Prussian warmonger, is said to have once said “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” Oh, Otto, how right you were. more »»

Almanac

December 6, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2014. There are 25 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. more »»

Whom do you believe?

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — Last year, President Barack Obama made his position perfectly clear: Chuck Hagel “is an American patriot. ... more »»

Response to rioters: Restitution and shaming

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — No matter whose side you are on in the upheaval following the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, everyone should agree on the profound... more »»

Almanac

December 5, 2014 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2014. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. more »»

Holiday food controversy

December 4, 2014 FLINT — Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the controversy lives on. Last week before the big day, the New York Times tried to pick a single dish that each state covets for Thanksgiving. more »»

 
 
 

 

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