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We've partnered with ISideWith.com to bring you a tool that will help you decide which candidates to research for the upcoming election based on your views on social, environmental, economic, domestic policy, health care, education and immigration…

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Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

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Congressman calls for Big Ten probe

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, released a letter Tuesday calling on Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany to investigate Michigan's concussion controversy.

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Police chief on leave because political signs were moved

The police chief of Waterford is off the job because of an investigation into signs, and your tax dollars are paying for it.

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First lady to campaign for Michigan dems

First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Michigan to campaign for two candidates.

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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.

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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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Help us hold virtual debates for statewide races

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

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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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