Michigan Legislature looks to create child abusers registry
After her son Wyatt nearly lost his life to child abuse, Hammel started campaigning for a child abuse registry. It's been years of effort, but on Thursday the Michigan Senate passed legislation to create the registry. Hammel said she tried to investigate the background of the abuser, who had previous convictions of child abuse. All we’re trying to do is to make this information easy for parents.”Hammel is not alone in campaigning for a child abuse registry. In 2017, Indiana’s child abuse registry went online under Kirk’s Law after the death of 19-month-old Kirk Coleman.
Trump lawyer details far-fetched strategy to reverse Pennsylvania win for Biden
The Trump campaign is asking that appeals court to hear its bid to block the effect of Tuesday's certification of a win for Biden in Pennsylvania. "A decision by the District Court that President Trump won the legal votes may have significant impact on the General Assembly," the lawyer wrote. As part of that strategy, Trump campaign lawyers have repeatedly made allegations of widespread voting fraud. In its appeal, the Trump campaign did not request that Brann's ruling be reversed. Brann's ruling effectively denied the request to add back in numerous claims that the Trump campaign previously cut from its own lawsuit.cnbc.com
Wisconsin top election official says Trump campaign has not asked for recount
Wisconsin's chief election official, Meagan Wolfe, told reporters that the Trump campaign has not contacted her office about conducting a recount, despite the Trump campaign's vow to "immediately" request one. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your InboxA canvass is a "triple-check on the election process," Wolfe explained, required under state law. "It's what takes unofficial results and makes them official results," she said. A candidate can request a recount in Wisconsin if the margin of victory falls under 1 percentage point. If the Trump campaign does eventually request a recount, here's how it would work.cbsnews.com
President Trump holds rally in Traverse City, Grand Rapids Monday night
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – President Donald Trump makes his last few stops in Michigan on Monday one day before Election Day. The president held a rally in Traverse City early in the day and then a late night rally in Grand Rapids. “We want the same result as we had four years ago from Michigan,” Trump said in Traverse City. “I’m asking you to go tomorrow and vote for a person named President Trump.”READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesREAD: President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election DayVice President Mike Pence spoke in Grand Rapids Monday night ahead of the president. “We’re here tonight for the same reason you are... And that is Michigan and American need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” Pence said.
President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election Day
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Election Day is just one day away and those in the running are in their final sprint for the White House. President Donald Trump and his campaign were heavily focused on Michigan on Monday. By the time the polls open on Tuesday, he will have made three stops in a little more than 48 hours. READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesTrump was in Washington Township on Sunday. He made a stop in Traverse City on Monday and he will round out the night with a rally in Grand Rapids.
Presidential candidates make final push for Michigan last weekend before Election Day
MICHIGAN – The road to the White House runs through Michigan and the final push to win the Great Lakes state’s Electoral votes is on. President Donald Trump was in Michigan Friday and will be returning soon, and Biden will be joined Saturday by former president Barack Obama in Michigan. President Trump will return to Michigan for two stops on Monday -- one in Traverse City and one in Grand Rapids. “We are very close in Michigan and we’re going to need a strong Election Day turnout for Republicans to win this state,” McDaniel said. "We know that Republicans have to get out and vote on Election Day.”FULL COVERAGE: Decision 2020
Both presidential campaigns prioritize Michigan ahead of Election Day
MICHIGAN – With the presidential election less than a week away, candidates from both sides are focusing their campaigning efforts on a number of key states, including Michigan. Presidential campaigns don’t spend time and money in states they don’t think are up for grabs and -- by that metric -- Michigan is very important to both candidates. Vice president Mike Pence was in Flint Wednesday. Dr. Jill Biden visited multiple Michigan towns Thursday on behalf of her husband, former vice president Joe Biden; and Eric and Tiffany Trump made their own stops on behalf of their father, president Donald Trump. Trump will visit Oakland County Friday and Biden will be joined Saturday by former president Barack Obama in Michigan.
Vice President Pence campaigns in Flint on Wednesday
FLINT, Mich. – With the presidential election less than a week away, candidates from both sides are focusing their campaigning efforts on a number of key states, including Michigan. On Wednesday Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Flint to deliver remarks to a crowd of several hundred people, who waited three hours or more to see him. During his speech, Pence focused his attention on the economy -- which some attendees say is part of the reason they support Pence’s and President Donald Trump’s reelection. Both Trump’s and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaigns believe Michigan is up for grabs this November, and they’re pouring in both money and time by the bucketful. Both candidates and surrogates for their campaigns will be stopping in Michigan all throughout the next week, leading into Election Day on November 3.
Eric, Tiffany Trump to visit Michigan on Thursday for separate events
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Eric and Tiffany Trump will visit Michigan on Thursday for separate events, the Donald Trump campaign announced. Eric Trump is making stops at Hope Sports Complex in Lansing and ResLife Church in Grandville, Michigan. The Lansing event will begin at 2:30 p.m., and the Grandville event will begin at 6 p.m., according to the campaign. Tiffany Trump is scheduled to attend a “Breakfast With Tiffany” event at 9 a.m. Thursday in Birmingham. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. today announced Tiffany Trump will headline a ‘Breakfast with Tiffany’ event in Birmingham, Michigan on Thursday, October 29th in support of President Donald J. Trump’s re-election.
President Donald Trump holds rally in Lansing
LANSING, Mich. – President Donald Trump stopped in Lansing Tuesday a week before Election Day. He made a stop at Capital Region International Airport for a rally. Whitmer, the co-chair of the Biden campaign, which prompted the crowd to chant the controversial “lock her up” chant that first cropped up earlier this month in Muskegon. READ: Trust Index fact check: What Trump said about Michigan governor’s husband, ‘prison’ lockdownTrump also took a shot at UAW leadership, who typically back the Democratic Party. He also claimed Biden and his policies would hurt Michigan.
President Donald Trump to hold rally in Michigan today
LANSING, Mich. – President Donald Trump will be making a stop in Michigan to hold a campaign rally just one week before the presidential election. READ: Trust Index fact check: What Trump said about Michigan governor’s husband, ‘prison’ lockdownThe Trump Campaign announced last week that the president will be holding rallies in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Trump will be at the Capital Region International Airport in Lansing on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Trump and other Republican candidates are expected to speak at the event. According to the campaign, doors open at 11 a.m. and all attendees will be given a temperature check, masks and access to hand sanitizer. The campaign said those who attended are instructed to wear a mask.
WATCH: Interview with Sen. Kamala Harris on hunger, job loss, Michigan
DETROIT – Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris took a moment Sunday to discuss how a Biden/Harris administration could impact Michiganders. Harris was in Metro Detroit to campaign for Joe Biden and visited Detroit, Troy and Pontiac. Harris spent decades working her way up from being an Alameda County deputy district attorney to the Attorney General of California. Senator for California in 2017 before she was announced as former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Watch Part 2 of the interview with Harris here (watch Part 1 above):
Sen. Kamala Harris to campaign for Joe Biden Sunday in Detroit, Troy, Pontiac
Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will visit Detroit, Troy and Pontiac on Sunday to campaign for Joe Biden. Sen. Harris will start at a drive-in church event in Detroit before heading to speak at an event in Troy. Sunday night, Harris will participate in a Vote Now drive-in rally to encourage Michiganders to vote early in Pontiac. American singer and musician Lizzo is also scheduled to campaign for Biden this weekend in Michigan. She will speak at an event in Detroit, followed by another event in Harper Woods on Friday afternoon.
Kamala Harris to visit Detroit on Sunday to campaign for Joe Biden
All rights reserved)Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will visit Detroit on Sunday to campaign for Joe Biden. The announcement comes the morning after Biden and President Donald Trump squared off in the final debate before the 2020 election. Harris spoke last month about trying to earn Michiganders' support during Biden’s campaign. American singer and musician Lizzo is also scheduled to campaign for Biden this weekend in Michigan. She will speak at an event in Detroit, followed by another event in Harper Woods on Friday afternoon
Vice President Mike Pence makes campaign stop in Metro Detroit
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Vice President Mike Pence made a campaign stop in Metro Detroit on Thursday. He slammed Joe Biden for not answering whether he wants to pack the Supreme Court if elected. When you run for the highest office in the land, the American people deserve to know whether you respect the highest court in the land,” Pence said. That answer was in response to questions about whether he would seek to add justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. “I want Trump and Pence to know there’s people in Michigan that are for him,” Dumiter said.
Vice President Pence to campaign in Waterford Thursday
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to hold a “Make America Great Again” rally in Michigan on Thursday, Oct. 22. Pence will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. at Barnstormers Flight School in Waterford Township on Thursday, according to the reelection campaign for Republican President Donald Trump. The news comes as former Second Lady Jill Biden campaigns in the state Tuesday on behalf of her husband, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Joe Biden most recently visited Michigan on Friday, delivering remarks in Southfield and attending a voter mobilization event in Detroit. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, will face off against Biden in this year’s final presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Former Second Lady Jill Biden to tour urban farm in Detroit Tuesday
DETROIT – Former Second Lady of the U.S. Jill Biden is scheduled to tour an urban farm in Detroit on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Jill Biden will tour an urban farm with the organization Keep Growing Detroit sometime Tuesday, according to the campaign for her husband, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. The former Second Lady’s visit to Michigan was first announced on Saturday. Both Jill and Joe Biden are campaigning in Michigan and across the country as Election Day nears. The U.S. presidential election is already underway with mail-in voting and early voting, with only 14 days left until Election Day on November 3.
Ivanka Trump to campaign on behalf of president in Michigan Monday
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, will visit Michigan on Monday to “participate in a conversation with local supporters,” according to the president’s campaign. President Trump’s campaign announced Saturday that Ivanka Trump will travel to Alto, Michigan on October 19 to campaign on behalf of her father, who is running for reelection as the Republican presidential candidate. Ivanka Trump is expected to discuss the president’s “Make America Great Again” agenda with Michigan supporters. Ivanka Trump is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. President Trump is also campaigning in Michigan ahead of Election Day, stopping in Muskegon on October 17.
Former Second Lady Jill Biden to visit Michigan Tuesday
All rights reserved)Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden is scheduled to visit Michigan on Tuesday, October 20. The travel plans were announced Saturday by the campaign for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden’s husband. The news comes just after Joe Biden campaigned in Michigan on Friday, stopping to speak in Southfield and attend a voter mobilization event in Detroit. The U.S. presidential election is already underway with mail-in voting and early voting, with only 17 days left until Election Day on November 3. U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is also campaigning in Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Watch live: Joe Biden campaigns in Detroit
All rights reserved)Democratic nominee Joe Biden is scheduled to campaign in Detroit Friday evening. The former vice president will be speaking in Detroit during a voter mobilization event after delivering remarks in Southfield earlier today. In Detroit Biden is expected to encourage Michigan voters to voter early in person for the presidential election. Related: Magic Johnson campaigning for Biden-Harris in Detroit, Lansing this weekendRelated: Biden campaign finds 3rd virus link; Harris suspends travelPresident Donald Trump is set to visit Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17. Trump is expected to deliver remarks on supporting law enforcement at FlyBy Air, according to his campaign.
Magic Johnson campaigning for Biden-Harris in Detroit, Lansing this weekend
DETROIT – Former NBA all star and Michigan native Magic Johnson will campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris on Saturday in Lansing and Detroit. The Biden-Harris campaign said Johnson will participate in a “Shop Talk” roundtable conversation about voting with Black men in Detroit. In Lansing, Johnson’s hometown, he will participate in a voter mobilization event to urge Michiganders to vote early at their local clerk’s office or satellite voting location, the campaign said. Biden is also scheduled to attend a voter mobilization event in Detroit at about 6:20 p.m. Related: Biden campaign finds 3rd virus link; Harris suspends travelPresident Donald Trump is set to visit Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Kamala Harris suspends travel after staffer tests COVID-19 positive
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8. Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday to North Carolina for events encouraging voters to cast early ballots. The campaign told reporters Thursday morning that Harris' communications director and a traveling staff member for her travel to Arizona tested positive after that Oct. 8 trip. Harris and Biden spent several hours together that day through multiple campaign stops, private meetings and a joint appearance in front of reporters at an airport.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s latest campaign ad highlights 4 men wrongfully convicted in 1980s murder prosecuted by her opponent
“He’s running on a campaign that you got to look out for victims,” Omar Muhammad says in the ad. “And here this guy is running for office knowing that he sent four innocent teenagers to prison and allowed the killer of the victim to roam free.”chicagotribune.com
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Biden today in Ann Arbor, Macomb County
DETROIT – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign in Michigan on Monday for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Sanders, who ran for president twice, is scheduled to speak to college students in Ann Arbor and then host a Macomb County drive-in rally, according to the Biden campaign. The Ann Arbor event begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be live streamed to college students statewide. Then at 5 p.m. Sanders will speak at the Macomb County drive-in rally. During the event Sanders and participants will discuss voting and the importance of the election.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won’t debate GOP opponent anymore, citing ‘Trump-like name calling and fear mongering’
“This campaign is one of the most important and high-profile races in the state,” O’Brien wrote in a statement. “It is my belief that voters deserve to know the substantial differences between the candidates. I am ready and eager to debate Ms. Foxx on the record. After last night’s chaotic presidential debate, the voters of Cook County want and deserve nothing less than a real debate on the issues.”chicagotribune.com
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O’Brien issued his own statement, saying: “This campaign is one of the most important and high-profile races in the state. It is my belief that voters deserve to know the substantial differences between the candidates. I am ready and eager to debate Ms. Foxx on the record. After last night’s chaotic presidential debate, the voters of Cook County want and deserve nothing less than a real debate on the issues.” My Tribune colleague Alice Yin has the details here.chicagotribune.com
Watch: Kamala Harris discusses justice nomination process, concerns
DETROIT – Sen. Kamala Harris spoke with us Tuesday while she was campaigning in Detroit. Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, talked about the Biden-Harris strategy to win Michigan and her role as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the vetting and nomination process of a new Supreme Court justice. She also talked about how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be honored and her concerns if confirmation for her seat happens before the election. Watch more: Kamala Harris discusses plan to battle COVID-19More: Harris talks about trying to earn Michiganders' support during campaign in Detroit
Michigan launches $5M in ads to urge masks to fight virus
Two feature military members saying they wear a face covering to protect their freedom and the freedom of others, saying it can reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 by 70%. “The more we wear masks, the sooner this is going to end, the sooner we can return to normal. Whether we wear masks is going to have a direct effect,” Robert Gordon, director of the state Department of Health and Human Services, said in an interview. But wearing masks protects freedom and gets us close to day when this is over.'" The ads are based on a survey of about 2,000 residents and are being funded with federal virus relief aid.
Fact-checking the presidential candidates comments on the coronavirus pandemic
DETROIT – A lot of things were brought up during the last two days while President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden campaigned in Michigan. Several earned a run through ClickonDetroit’s Trust Index including comments made about the state of the pandemic, auto industry jobs, COVID-19 in the military and Biden’s son Hunter. Here’s one from former vice president Joe Biden’s visit on Thursday at a United Auto Workers lodge in Warren. “While nearly 20,000 auto manufacturing jobs have been lost in Michigan under Trump nearly 80,000 were created during the Obama administration,” Biden said. By April of this year, nearly 20,000 auto jobs had been lost.
WATCH: Interview with Jill Biden about new normal for schools
DETROIT – Dr. Jill Biden took a moment to discuss the unprecedented start to the school year and what she is focusing on for her husband’s presidential campaign. Jill Biden is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Jill Biden has spent decades as an educator, so we can expect her to come to Michigan with some kind of message about academics in this unprecedented time. She has been on a “back to school” tour across the country. Watch the interview above.
President Donald Trump campaigns first time in Michigan since pandemic
FREELAND, Mich. – Thousands of people turned out Thursday night in mid-Michigan at the MBS Airport to hear President Donald Trump speak. “Michigan will decide whether we return to prosperity,” President Trump said. “...Tell your governor to open your state.”The president had a lot of criticism for Gov. He also mentioned Biden visiting Michigan Wednesday in Metro Detroit. Polling released by Local 4 has Biden plus five over Trump in Michigan, which is a one-point above the margin of error.
Watch: President Donald Trump speaks at campaign rally in Michigan
FREELAND, Mich. – President Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Freeland on Thursday. His campaign stop comes just one day after Democratic candidate Joe Biden made a stop in the state. Before departing the White House Trump highlighted a surge in virus cases in Europe to contend that the United States is faring well. Trump has characterized the rallies as “peaceful protests” and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said attendees were exercising their First Amendment rights. It was a similar situation in North Carolina, where Trump held a rally this week that drew a mostly mask-less crowd of thousands.
Jill Biden is coming to Michigan on Sept. 15
Jill Biden is coming to Michigan on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Details on when and where are forthcoming, the Biden campaign said Thursday. Jill Biden, whose husband Joe Biden is running for president as the Democratic candidate, is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Jill Biden will join WDIV Local 4 on Friday, Sept. 11 to talk about the school year and what she thinks about how teachers and students are handling it. Jill Biden has spent decades as an educator, so we can expect her to come to Michigan with some kind of message about academics in this unprecedented time.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden makes campaign stop in Warren
WARREN, Mich. With less than two months to go before the presidential election, Michigans status as a battleground state is starting to emerge. President Donald Trump has a stop planned in mid-Michigan for Thursday. Presidential candidate Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Warren. READ: In Michigan, Joe Biden slams Trump over Woodward book revelation on downplaying virusHe knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to the country for months, Biden said during his speech in Warren. Biden pitched his Made in America plan, which includes raising the corporate tax rate, penalties for offshoring jobs, increasing the tax rate on profits from goods made overseas, and a 10 percent tax credit for businesses who invest in domestic jobs.
NAACP launches Black Voices Change Lives campaign to boost voter turnout in battleground states
DETROIT Increasing Black voter turnout this November is the goal of a new campaign launched by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP, we have launched a voter engagement program to assure we increase voter turnout for this election cycle, said NAACP President Derrick Johnson. Johnson said that goal is why they started a multi-million dollar advertisement campaign called Black Voices Change Lives. The campaign focuses on six battleground states and Michigan is one of them. Weve seen, for the first time in 20 years, a downturn in Black voter participation. The goal is to increase Black voter turnout at the polls in November by 5 percent compared to 2016.
LIVE STREAM: Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris hold first joint 2020 campaign event
Watch live coverage as former President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris make their first public appearance together as running mates for the 2020 presidential election to deliver remarks from Delaware. The event is scheduled to start around 3:50 p.m. -- watch it below:The Biden campaign has said it plans a rollout that blends the historic nature of Harris selection with the realities of the 2020 campaign and the gravity of the nations circumstances. Campaign finance records show that before he ran for president, Trump contributed to Harris campaigns in California. Indeed, Harris, like Biden, doesnt support a single-payer health insurance system, and the two are broadly considered part of the Democratic Partys mainstream. The Biden campaign hauled in almost $11 million in the first four hours after Biden announced his pick.
As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, Got milk? ads return
U.S. milk sales have been in freefall for decades as choices grew and consumers turned to soda, juices and plant-based alternatives like soy milk. But then came the coronavirus pandemic, and milk sales saw a sharp rise. During the same period last year, milk sales were down 2.3%. Milk sales saw their biggest year-over-year jump of 21% in March, when buyers were stocking up their pantries. Almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk also saw gains.
U-M, Ann Arbor businesses, organizations observe Blackout Tuesday
Individuals and businesses alike are taking to social media posting blackout images, some plain and some with text, as a show of unity with the black community. Several local organizations, businesses and departments at the University of Michigan have posted online in solidarity with Blackout Tuesday. #BlackOutTuesday pic.twitter.com/qOkBpuWO3e Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) June 2, 2020The Ann Arbor Film Festival stands in solidarity with our filmmakers, artists, audience members, and everyone protesting against police brutality and the injustices against the Black community. pic.twitter.com/ZnpXJSN3cT Ann Arbor Film Festival (@AAFilmFest) June 2, 2020Destination Ann Arbor stands in solidarity against discrimination, racism, and violence. #blackouttuesday pic.twitter.com/hebJrSPRPl Destination Ann Arbor (@AnnArbor) June 2, 2020Related reading:
Clinton campaign: It doesn't matter if we lose New Hampshire
As Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in the polls going into the New Hampshire primary, how much could a loss in the Granite State effect her campaign going forward? Senior spokesperson for Hillary for America Karen Finney joins CBSN to discuss Clinton's strategy.cbsnews.com
Sanders on campaign criticism: “I am not offering too much”
In response to claims that his campaign is offering too much, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders says, “That’s really an unfair criticism.” The Vermont senator says tuition free college and universal health care are not “radical ideas.” Sanders says a “Medicare for all” single-payer system can save middle class families thousands each year.cbsnews.com
How effective has the U.S. campaign against ISIS been?
How effective has the U.S. campaign against ISIS been? Former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell, and Retired Army Gen. Carter Ham discuss U.S. involvement in the fight against extremists in Iraq and Syria.cbsnews.com