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Michigan

  1. flint
    Ex-Michigan Governor Charged With Willful Neglect of Duty for Flint Water CrisisRick Snyder’s alleged offense stems back to the 2014 decision to switch Flint’s water source and contaminate the city’s drinking supply with lead.
  2. politics
    Michigan Legislators Spurn Trump’s Bid to Overturn Election ResultsThe president summoned the state’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House. They didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear.
  3. 2020 election
    Michigan Republicans Now Want to Rescind Election CertificationThey changed course after a presidential intervention, but the “no backsies” rule applies here.
  4. gop
    Republicans Keep Trying to Throw Out Black Votes After the ElectionWhat challenging ballots in Milwaukee and Detroit is really about.
  5. coronavirus
    Trump COVID Adviser Tells Michigan to ‘Rise Up’ Against New RestrictionsScott Atlas’s advice comes a little over a month after the FBI stopped a militia plot to rise up and kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
  6. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  8. politics
    Trump Is Still Targeting Governor Gretchen Whitmer After Foiled Kidnapping PlotOne day after Trump prompted “lock her up!” chants at his Michigan rally, his campaign tried to suggest she was encouraging his assassination.
  9. extremism
    FBI Says It Broke Up Plot to Kidnap and Try Michigan’s Governor for ‘Treason’Thirteen men are accused of conspiring to violently overthrow the state government over Whitmer’s coronavirus shutdown orders.
  10. poll position
    New, Highly Credible Polls Offer Bad News For TrumpTrump is not doing well in states he really needs to win (like Arizona), and his troubles are dragging down Republican Senate candidates.
  11. vision 2020
    MAGA Visibility Is Making Democrats NervousBiden is relying less on his ground game and more on digital organizing, worrying some supporters who are seeing a preponderance of Trump lawn signs.
  12. vision 2020
    Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?Less than two months from Election Day, the pivotal region for the campaigns to focus on is the same one that won it all for Trump in 2016.
  13. vision 2020
    Democrats Scramble to Prevent Premature Trump Victory DeclarationIn battlegrounds with little experience voting by mail, a faster count may keep Trump from calling the race before all the votes are counted.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  15. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  16. vision 2020
    Will Justin Amash’s Presidential Bid Help or Hurt Trump?His effect on the outcome in November may depend on his home state of Michigan.
  17. coronavirus
    Crowds Gather Around the Country to Protest Social DistancingGroups of protesters, many of them defying state and federal recommendations, are clamoring for the end of shutdowns.
  18. covid-19
    The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.
  19. vision 2020
    How Bernie Lost MichiganSanders fell short of his 2016 performance in this crucial state in no small part by losing the white working-class voters he won against Clinton.
  20. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  21. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  22. civility
    Rick Snyder’s Harvard Fellowship and the Limits of CivilityThe former Michigan governor presided over the poisoning of Flint. But for Harvard’s Kennedy School, it wasn’t enough to disrupt business as usual.
  23. education
    Michigan Conservatives Don’t Want to Teach Kids America Is a DemocracyConservative advocates in Michigan want to remove “democracy” from curriculums, arguing that the term isn’t “politically neutral.”
  24. politics
    The GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our EnemyRepublicans heard the electorate’s message loud and clear — and are doing everything they can to shrink that electorate, and nullify its verdict.
  25. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  26. Trump’s Push In Michigan’s Primaries Could Haunt the GOP This FallTrump’s intervention has skewed the Michigan GOP Senate and gubernatorial primaries toward his favorites, but November’s another matter.
  27. Can Leftism Win in the Midwest? Abdul El-Sayed’s Campaign May Give Us an Answer.The Michigan gubernatorial candidate is radical, uncompromising, and policy-minded. If he pulls off an upset, he may change the Democratic Party.
  28. Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan GerrymanderingMichigan Republicans bragged about concentrating “Dem garbage” and minimizing impact of black voters. Is this too much or not enough for the courts?
  29. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  30. Michigan’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement Comes With a Racist TwistThe bill exempts residents of high-unemployment rural areas, but hangs those in high-unemployment cities out to dry.
  31. The Most Unhinged Political Ad of 2018 Is Already HereFormer Michigan congressman Kerry Bentivolio is attempting a comeback, sporting a terrifying new ad.
  32. early and often
    Poll: Trump Embarrasses More Than 60 Percent of Voters in 3 Crucial StatesTrump’s response to Charlottesville doesn’t seem to have gone over so well in the three states that narrowly handed him last year’s election.
  33. scary things
    Flint, Michigan, Airport Stabbing Investigated As Act of TerrorismA Canadian man shouted “Allahu akbar” and stabbed a police officer in the neck.
  34. Michigan Health Chief Charged With Manslaughter for Role in Flint Water CrisisNick Lyon may be held criminally liable for suppressing information about a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed 12 in the Flint area.
  35. Will the Reality of President Trump Help Reverse the Black Turnout Slump?A sharp drop off in African-American voting helped Trump defeat Clinton. Democrats need a way to reverse that without Obama on the ballot.
  36. the national interest
    Donald Trump Is Not Going to Win MichiganAs a native of the state, I am frankly offended by the notion.
  37. Clinton Takes Lead in Post-Debate Polls of 4 Battleground StatesCrushing Trump in a nationally televised debate seems to be paying off.
  38. early and often
    Sanders Beats Clinton in Big Michigan Primary UpsetSanders managed to hang onto his narrow lead.
  39. early and often
    GOP Candidates Have High Hopes for Tuesday’s Primaries — Except for Rubio Four Republican contests are mostly table-setters for the potentially decisive March 15 primaries.
  40. flint water crisis
    Flint Residents Protest for $15 Minimum Wage in Face of Water CrisisHundreds rallied outside Sunday’s Democratic debate.
  41. Michigan Gives Flint Residents $30 Million to Pay Water BillsThe money will pay for clean water through April.
  42. awful things
    Michigan Uber Driver Kills 6 in Random Shooting SpreeHe may have been taking fares between the shootings.
  43. Flint Cases Could Yield Manslaughter ChargesAlso, Flint residents got a boil-your-water advisory Wednesday.
  44. Flint State Workers Got Bottled Water a Year AgoFrom bad to worse.
  45. flint water crisis
    Obama Declares Federal Emergency Over Flint, Michigan, Water SupplyAnd the many failures to protect the city’s residents have now become a presidential-campaign issue.
  46. Troops to Aid City That’s Gone Months Without Drinkable Tap Water, in AmericaThe National Guard heads to Flint, where 99,000 Americans have been drinking tainted tap water for months.
  47. oops
    Drunk Woman Picked the Wrong Place to Mistake for a Bar A jail.
  48. oopsie
    Michigan Democrat Claims GOP Distributed His Sick Mom’s NumberShe’s in hospice care for a heart failure.
  49. crimes and misdemeanors
    Theodore Wafer Found Guilty of Murder in Renisha McBride ShootingThe Michigan man who killed a teenager on his porch was convicted on three counts.
  50. very sad and scary things
    Absolutely Horrifying Craigslist Murder Leaves Pregnant Teen, Boyfriend DeadThe shocking case in Michigan has the grisliest details imaginable.
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