(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will travel to Michigan Friday to announce his plan to rescue the Detroit, the largest U.S. city in history to enter bankruptcy.
The potential GOP presidential candidate said Thursday on a conference call with reporters that he'll introduce a bill next week that would enact what he calls "Economic Freedom Zones," or, as he put it on Fox News, "Enterprise Zones on steroids."
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(CNN) – The chairman of the Republican National Committee sat down with a group of African-American business and community leaders in Detroit on Tuesday as part of the organization's rebranding effort to pull more voters into its column.
Reince Priebus also announced the hiring of Wayne Bradley, the host of an online radio show, to head the party's African-American Engagement effort in economically struggling Michigan and launched the Michigan Black Advisory Council.
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul was the favorite in a presidential straw poll at a Republican leadership conference in Michigan that concluded Sunday.
Of the 526 votes, the Kentucky Republican took 35%, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received 16% at the three-day event on Mackinac Island.
(CNN) – Evidence of wrongdoing is about the only thing stopping Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio from attempting to impeach President Barack Obama, he told voters Monday.
In a YouTube video first reported by the liberal-leaning website Mediaite, Bentivolio responded to a woman during a Q&A session that "if I could write that bill and submit it," he said, moving to impeach Obama "would be a dream come true."
(CNN) - Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan has declined to run for the U.S. Senate next year to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin.
"After much thought and careful consideration, I have decided not to run for the United States Senate," he said in a statement.
(CNN) – Detroit gets just a little more dysfunctional Tuesday as 16 different individuals vie to become what has become just the second most powerful person in the now-bankrupt city. Further complicating matters, one of the front runners isn't even on the ballot.
After Tuesday's primary vote, two finalists will go on to face off in the Nov. 5 general election.
(CNN) – A new poll released Friday indicates a majority of American voters oppose a federal bailout for Detroit following the city's recent filing for bankruptcy.
According to the Quinnipiac University survey, 57% of registered voters oppose the idea of a federal bailout, while 33% support such a move.
(CNNMoney) - Four years ago, the Obama administration rode to the rescue of two Detroit automakers, pouring $80 billion into General Motors and Chrysler Group to see them through their bankruptcies.
But their hometown won't get a similar bailout, even as Detroit becomes the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Obama administration is looking closely at the bankruptcy of Detroit, but there is no indication yet that it might intervene.
Vice President Joe Biden, asked about it by a reporter on Friday, said the matter was being reviewed but less clear was whether action would follow.
(CNN) – Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, talked Sunday about his decision not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, saying he wanted to focus on his role as chairman of the House intelligence committee.
"That is a huge responsibility. It takes time to learn the programs, understand the programs. Some of them are very complicated and technical," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."