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Congress reacts to Syria airstrikes

As the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes into Syria late Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, who was an early backer of President Obama's first presidential campaign and his hand-picked chairman to run the Democratic National Committee,…


4 to watch for lame duck

As the state legislature counts down the days to its lame duck session, there are four big policy items being discussed behind closed doors. Will any of them make it through? Maybe.


Flashpoint: Former Lions, experts discuss NFL abuse scandals

Former Detroit Lions greats on the recent NFL scandals, and our roundtable on what reaction to cases of athletes and abuse say about the rest of society.


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Tweet us, using the #4debates hashtag, with policy questions for Snyder, Schauer, Land, or Peters.


Will Snyder, Schauer have TV debate?

In a race where the polls are becoming ever closer, there is still not one single debate scheduled between Gov. Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer, and by the time Election Day hits, there may not be one.


Wayne County Jail problems worsen

More than a half-billion dollars of taxpayer money could be the cost of solving the Wayne County Jail problem.


Flashpoint: Craig, Worthy, Napoleon discuss Detroit crime

DPD Chief James Craig, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon together for the first time, on the challenges of reducing crime.  And Slow Roll co-founder Jason Hall on where his Apple ad is taking him.




Athletes who became politicians

After enjoying successful athletic careers, these notable sports figures opted to run for public office.

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Republican Party history

The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

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5 closest U.S. presidential elections

Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

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About Devin Scillian

  • Devin Scillian

    In addition to anchoring Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Devin Scillian is also the host of "Flashpoint," Local 4's weekly community hot topic program which airs Sundays at 10 a.m.

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