Last week, the U.S. House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, largely along party lines. Just one Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) joined Democrats to support the legislation. Two Michigan Republicans, Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach President Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection, voted against this bill. "One of our two..
Michigan voters will have a chance to set in motion a major rewrite of Michigan's constitution in 2026. That's the next time the question will automatically appear on the statewide ballot. "I think it's time to now take a bolder approach." --Bob LaBrant, retired GOP strategist One retired GOP strategist says, despite his opposition to..
Businessman Kevin Rinke's entrance into the GOP primary for Michigan governor represents a major shake-up in the race. There are now more than a dozen candidates who want to be the one to take on Democratic incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2022. But when it comes to campaign cash, none of them has been able to come..
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) must follow specific guidelines and directives in completing its task. One of the biggest hurdles is threading the needle of adequate representation of minorities. Redistricting expert and Michigan State University economics professor Jon Eguia was one of the authors of an analysis looking at the maps put forth by..
The Detroit City Council will soon look very different. There are nine total seats on Detroit’s legislative body, and the Nov. 2 elections saw victories for six new members. One of those new members is a familiar name in Detroit politics -- and not just because he shares it with his father, the longest-serving mayor in Detroit..
Sunday marked one year since President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. But, of course, that wasn’t the end of the story. That victory over then-President Donald Trump also sparked the beginning of a dark and insidious attempt by Republicans and Trump loyalists to overturn the results of the election. It was..
Voters in Pontiac on Tuesday picked a familiar name in Michigan politics to lead the city for the next four years. Tim Greimel is the former state House Democratic leader and also served on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners from 2007 to 2012. He beat out the city’s former development chief Alexandria T. Riley. "We've..
Despite having one of the largest Arab populations in America, Dearborn has never had an Arab American or Muslim mayor. That is, until now. State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) won the city’s mayoral race in Tuesday’s elections, meaning he will soon be the first Arab American to serve in that position. "Just in the late '80s, people..
Detroit voters elected new members on Tuesday to a City Council covered by a cloud of corruption allegations. In addition to voting on whether to approve the sale of city property and changes to city laws, Detroit’s City Council controls the city contracts and purse strings of government. Federal officials say contractors controlled two councilmen who..
Abdullah Hammoud made history Tuesday night after voters elected him Dearborn’s first Arab American and Muslim mayor. Nargis Hakim Rahman/WDET Crowds gathered at the Mohammed Turfe Community Center in Dearborn cheered as results confirmed his victory and Hammoud took to the stage. “To the young girls and boys who have been ridiculed for their faith or..