Updated 3:49 p.m. ET, 4/2/2014
Ann Arbor, Michigan (CNN) – Having declared his signature health care initiative a success - at least for now - President Barack Obama headed to Michigan Wednesday to push another top domestic priority, raising the federal minimum wage.
Speaking to a rowdy crowd at the University of Michigan, Obama used much of his remarks to lambast Republicans who oppose such a hike, saying it amounted to giving working-class Americans "the shaft."
(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, will attend fundraising events in Michigan on Wednesday with Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land.
A spokesman for Snyder's campaign said the private event featuring the two governors will take place in Grand Rapids and will raise funds for the RGA.
Washington (CNN) - Debbie Dingell plans to run this year for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, a Democratic strategist with knowledge of the lawmaker’s thinking confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in history, announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year.
Updated 3:07 p.m. ET, 2/7/2014
East Lansing, Michigan (CNN) - As he signed the nearly $1 trillion farm bill into law here Friday, President Barack Obama touted a new program designed to bolster rural American businesses – marching forward in his bid to advance his agenda without Congress.
The massive farm bill, approved by Congress Tuesday after years of haggling between lawmakers, sets agriculture policy for the next five years. The legislation also cuts monthly food stamp payments for low-income Americans and ends direct subsidies to farmers.
(CNN) - Allan Levene really - really - wants to serve in Congress.
So much so, that he plans to run in four states: Georgia. Minnesota. Michigan. Hawaii.
It's puzzling, but the Republican freely admits his strategy increases his odds of winning a House seat.
As he sees it, all roads lead to Rome.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul said he needs a heavy dose of political persuasion if he is to run for president in 2016.
Paul was asked about higher political aspirations on Friday. He said his wife owns both available votes in his family. “Both of them are ‘no’ votes right now,” he told the audience.
(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."
Updated 10:03 a.m. ET, 11/13/2013
(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.