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GOP clash with Democrats on tax compromise benefits

GOP clash with Democrats on tax compromise benefitsMichigan GOP lawmakers tout savings for a typical family, while Democrats say it hurts middle class, guts health mandate
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Politics

GOP tax bill will slash corporate rate, drop levies on rich

GOP tax bill will slash corporate rate, drop levies on richThe legislation would slash tax rates for big business and lower levies on the richest Americans in a massive $1.5T bill
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Politics

Amash wants stand-alone vote on surveillance powers

Amash wants stand-alone vote on surveillance powersRep. Justin Amash leads bipartisan letter with 34 colleagues demanding a separate vote on renewal of surveillance powers
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  • 5 hours, 52 minutes ago
Politics

Analysis: GOP bets its economic fix will defy warnings

Analysis: GOP bets its economic fix will defy warningsA wide range of economists and nonpartisan analysts have warned that the bill will likely escalate federal debt.
  • Politics
  • 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
Politics

Senate-elect Jones doesn’t want a strict Democrat label

Senate-elect Jones doesn’t want a strict Democrat labelDoug Jones said people should not “expect me to vote solidly for Republicans or Democrats.”
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  • 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
Opinion

Finley and Jacques on their conversation with Gov. Rick Snyder

Finley and Jacques on their conversation with Gov. Rick SnyderNolan Finley and Ingrid Jacques discuss their year-end conversation with Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder on the state's progress in 2017 and look ahead to 2018.
  • Opinion
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Politics

Nevada Democrat, facing ethics probe, won’t seek re-election

Nevada Democrat Ruben Kihuen, facing ethics probe, won’t seek re-electionA former campaign aide said Kihuen propositioned her for dates and sex despite her repeated rejections
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Nation

Sign-ups show health law’s staying power in Trump era

Sign-ups show health law’s staying powerA sizable share of first-time customers were among those rushing to finish the applications before Friday’s deadline
  • Nation
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Politics

15 things to know about GOP tax overhaul

15 things to know about GOP tax overhaulHighlights of the legislation, which would make about $1.5 trillion in tax cuts
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Business

MAGA tree ornament price falls with Trump’s popularity

MAGA tree ornament price falls with Trump’s popularityMAGA cap ornament that sold for $149 last year now goes for $45
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country

Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, countryLess than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Judge temporarily blocks Trump rules on birth control

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth controlA federal judge ordered the administration not to enforce new rules that could reduce access to free birth control
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Few cities have pot laws as licensing requests begin

Few Michigan cities have pot laws as licensing requests beginThe state starts accepting medical pot business license requests Friday, but not every community allows them yet
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  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Nation

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

Rubio threatens ‘no’ on GOP tax planThe Florida senator declared he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless the child tax credit is expanded
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

Prosecutors, cops split on Nassar charges

Prosecutors, cops split on Nassar chargesWhitmer denies police chief’s claim that her office initially hesitated to prosecute Larry Nassar for sexual misconduct
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  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
Politics

Stabenow proposes bill to reform VA health care

Stabenow proposes bill to reform VA health careSenator says Veterans Choice program delays treatment for veterans and payments for health care providers
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  • 3 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Driver fee forgiveness plan stalled in Legislature

Driver fee forgiveness plan stalled in LegislatureRepublican Gov. Rick Snyder and GOP legislative leaders are at odds over a plan to forgive “driver responsibility fees”
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

EPA seeks advice on ‘dumb and dangerous’ lead rule

EPA seeks advice on ‘dumb and dangerous’ lead ruleThe Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice on what Gov. Snyder has called a “dumb and dangerous” lead rule
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

Paul Ryan says he’s not leaving Congress anytime soon

House Speaker Ryan says he’s not leaving Congress anytime soonRyan spoke as Politico and the Huffington Post published reports speculating he would make this term his last
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Politics

Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment claims

Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusationsFarenthold is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced three years ago
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Politics

Bob Lutz joins Colbeck campaign as finance chair

Bob Lutz joins Colbeck campaign as finance chairCampaign: Former GM and Chrysler exec to be the finance chairman for Republican Pat Colbeck’s run for Michigan governor
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Politics

Meekhof wants a ‘rat’ for Christmas

Meekhof wants a ‘rat’ for ChristmasSenate leader Meekhof wants an inflatable rat like ones unionists used to depict other Republicans on a labor issue
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  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
World

Putin: US hurts itself with ‘invented’ Trump case

Putin: US hurts itself with ‘invented’ Trump collusion caseAllegations of collusion between Trump and Russia have been “invented” to undermine his legitimacy, Putin said
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  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

Ex-‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa denies White House firing

Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa denies White House firingOmarosa said reports that she made a scene while being escorted from the White House grounds are “100 percent false”
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  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

Bannon under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama lossBannon is catching blame from the GOP for coughing up a safe Senate seat and foisting damaging political advice on Trump
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  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in GOP tax accord

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accordSenate leaders plan to vote on the package next Tuesday. If it passes, the House would vote next
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  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for White House

GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for White HouseThere is growing sentiment that there’s a shortage of political know-how in the upper echelon of the administration.
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  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Alabama upset cuts both ways for Republicans

Alabama upset cuts both ways for RepublicansA semi-humbled President Donald Trump conceded that Roy Moore’s loss was not his preferred outcome.
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  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Michigan targets $23.2M to fight chemical contamination
The Legislature is moving a $23.2 million bill to develop cleanup plans for chemical contamination sites in Michigan

Mich. targets $23.2M to fight chemical contaminationThe Legislature is moving a $23.2 million bill to develop cleanup plans for chemical contamination sites in Michigan
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  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Editorial

Finley and Jacques on Alabama, Bannon, #MeToo and Michigan's prevailing wage law

Finley and Jacques on Alabama, Bannon, #MeToo and Michigan’s prevailing wage lawNolan Finley and Ingrid Jacques discuss Alabama and Steve Bannon, #MeToo and whether the movement is going too far, as well as warring petition drives in Michigan over prevailing wage.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

House OKs new bills to fight opioid epidemic

House OKs new bills to fight opioid epidemicDoctors would need to use prescription database under Senate bills the House passed Wednesday
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Trump praises deal on GOP tax cuts

Trump praises deal on GOP tax cutsHouse and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws
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  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Conyers is gone but staff continues to work

Conyers is gone but his staff continues constituent workSince resignation, Rep. John Conyers’ website was deactivated and the nameplate outside his Capitol Hill office removed
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  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

False fraud reforms head to Snyder minus victim funding

Unemployment reforms head to Snyder without false fraud victim compensationThe Michigan Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to reform the state’s unemployment insurance system
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  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Rosenstein sees no cause to fire Mueller

Rosenstein sees no cause to fire Mueller amid GOP attacksRepublicans hit him with a barrage of questions about what they say is an anti-Trump bias at the FBI and Justice Dept.
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  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Politics

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith to fill Franken seatFranken announced last week he would resign over allegations of improper behavior from several women
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  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Omarosa set to leave White House

Omarosa set to leave White HouseOmarosa Manigault Newman — one of Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

Conyers accuser wants overhaul of harassment policies

Conyers accuser wants overhaul of harassment policiesMarion Brown in D.C. to urge Congress to rework internal process for filing harassment complaint
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

In Ala., an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upsetDoug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama
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  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Alabama election upset as Jones beats Moore

Alabama election upset as Jones beats MooreIt was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, one of the reddest of red states
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  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s tweet

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweetThe back-and-forth between Trump and Gillibrand came as a wave of sexual misconduct allegations roils Capitol Hill
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  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

Analysis: Trump bets on Moore, suffers stinging defeat

Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeatTrump now faces mounting questions about the limits of his own political capital
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Nation

FBI agent called Trump an ‘idiot,’ removed from post

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an ‘idiot’Two FBI officials described Trump with insults like “idiot” and “loathsome human” in a series of text messages
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

House Dem women request sex misconduct probe of Trump

House Dem women seek sex misconduct probe of TrumpNearly 60 House Democratic women, including Reps. Lawrence and Dingell, requested a probe of President Donald Trump
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Scaled-back retirement reforms head to Snyder

Scaled-back retirement reforms head to SnyderMich. lawmakers approved a scaled-back plan requiring local governments to report pension and retiree health care debt
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  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
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