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Obama to rally Democrats in Philly

After giving up on his controversial plan to end 529 college savings plans, President Barack Obama will attempt to draw a new battle line with congressional Republicans over automatic spending cuts that remain baked into the nation's budget.


Cotter replaces Democrat on budget committee after rift

The top Republican in Michigan's House of Representatives has replaced a Democrat on a powerful budget committee because he says Democrats wouldn't serve in a leadership role on the panel.


Flashpoint: Examining issues from Snyder, Obama

This episode of Flashpoint examines issues from Governor Rick Snyder's State of the State and President Barack Obama's State of the Union.


Watch: 2015 State of the State analysis

Local 4's Devin Scillian hosted a special webcast to discuss Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address.


Monday deadline for voters in February election

Michigan residents will need to register to vote by the deadline on Monday if they wish to vote in the February election, said Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.


Warren woman gets invitation to State of the Union

A Detroit-area woman is getting a prime viewing spot for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address near first lady Michelle Obama.


Flashpoint: Experts talk war on terror, auto show

Devin Scillian talked to experts about the war on terror, women's rights in foreign countries and the Detroit auto show on this week's episode of Flashpoint.


Snyder urged to veto gun bill with PPO change

Gov. Rick Snyder is facing increased pressure from female leaders to veto legislation that would let some people subject to personal protection orders carry a concealed gun.




Athletes who became politicians

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

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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!.


Notable tweets from election night 2012

Twitter was a popular place for voters, politicians and comedians on election night. Take a look at some of the funniest and most notable tweets from Tuesday night.

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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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