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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. crime
    What We Know About the Plot to Kidnap Gretchen WhitmerSix men have now been indicted on federal kidnapping conspiracy charges.
  3. 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.
  4. 2020 election
    Michigan Republicans Now Want to Rescind Election CertificationThey changed course after a presidential intervention, but the “no backsies” rule applies here.
  5. gop
    Republicans Keep Trying to Throw Out Black Votes After the ElectionWhat challenging ballots in Milwaukee and Detroit is really about.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. politics
    Welcome to ZombielandWhere financial ruin feels like a fate worse than death.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  23. 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.
  24. baby animals
    Just a Baby-Rhino Christmas MiracleAn incredibly cute little rhino had a “very, very special birth” at a zoo in Michigan.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.”
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. miss america
    Miss Michigan Calls Out State for Flint Water Crisis in Her Miss America Intro“From a state with 84 percent of the U.S. fresh water, but none for its residents to drink, I’m Miss Michigan.”
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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?
  33. true crime
    Woman Baked Laxative-Filled Brownies for Co-worker’s Good-bye PartyBye!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. The Most Unhinged Political Ad of 2018 Is Already HereFormer Michigan congressman Kerry Bentivolio is attempting a comeback, sporting a terrifying new ad.
  37. crime
    Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill CNN Employees Over ‘Fake News’He reportedly told them “your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.”
  38. promises
    This Woman’s Hilarious Campaign Ad Takes on Sexual Harassment in Politics“Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting?”
  39. milk money
    World’s Best Kindergartner Crowdfunds $5,000 to Buy Classmates’ MilkShe’s raised enough to give them milk for more than four years.
  40. the chain gang
    Domino’s Is Testing Driverless Cars That Make Door Delivery Your ProblemA trial starting today in Michigan will see if customers “like the idea.”
  41. 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.
  42. immigration
    A Michigan Restaurant Owner Refused to Let ICE Agents Enter Her KitchenThe agents reportedly showed up looking “pretty equipped.”
  43. scary things
    Flint, Michigan, Airport Stabbing Investigated As Act of TerrorismA Canadian man shouted “Allahu akbar” and stabbed a police officer in the neck.
  44. 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.
  45. ICE Agents Ate Breakfast at a Restaurant — Then Detained 3 of Its EmployeesAn owner in Ann Arbor, Michigan, makes the shocking accusation.
  46. 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.
  47. sugar rush
    Mountain Dew Spill Creates ‘Huge Foaming Event’ at Pepsi PlantIt triggered the state’s Pollution Emergency Alert System.
  48. celebrity politics
    Kid Rock Could Be a Senate Candidate in Michigan’s 2018 RaceRunning on the campaign promise of “bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy.”
  49. ice cream wars
    Two Michigan Towns Are Locked in a Raging Ice-Cream Sundae BattleHundreds of gallons of ice cream have perished.
  50. the national interest
    Donald Trump Is Not Going to Win MichiganAs a native of the state, I am frankly offended by the notion.
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