President Biden calls Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) handling of the Hurricane Ian recovery "remarkable."
President Biden praised Governor Ron DeSantis’, a Republican from Florida, handling of the Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Fort Myers, Florida to meet the victims of Hurricane Ian and hold a press conference with Governor DeSantis. Hurricane Ian was a Category 4 hurricane that hit Florida’s west coast.news.yahoo.com
Incumbent faces competition to represent Michigan’s Thumb in Congress
ROMEO, MI — Republican incumbent Lisa McClain will face one Democrat as well as members of both the Libertarian and Working Class parties in her race to keep a seat in Congress. The U.S. House District 9 spans much of Michigan’s Thumb region.mlive.com
Incumbent who won Muskegon County primary write-in faces challenger for District 5
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – An incumbent Muskegon County commissioner who won a write-in campaign to get on the November general election ballot faces a challenge from a newcomer. Democratic incumbent Charles Nash will face Republican David Dursema in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 race for the two-year District 5 seat on the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners.mlive.com
Saginaw County commissioner to defend seat against newcomer in November
CARROLLTON TOWNSHIP, MI — An incumbent member of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners will look to keep his seat from a Republican opponent this November. I saw how your money was spent with the IRS and will use this to look at the Saginaw County Budget. I sit on eight boards affiliated with Saginaw County and a number of other civic organizations throughout the region. Anthony Krolik (left) is a Republican candidate for the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners. Saginaw County Board of Commissioners member Jack Tany will run for re-election in 2022.mlive.com
Post Politics Now Biden to mark 100 days since Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
Officials plan to discuss a White House report noting that abortion bans have taken effect in more than a dozen states and close to 30 million women of reproductive age now live in a state with a ban.washingtonpost.com
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell defends Democrat Senate candidate Mandela Barnes from claims he wants to defund police
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell defended Democrat Senate candidate Mandela Barnes's record on his opposition to the police and portrayed Republicans who criticize him in a negative light.foxnews.com
Ex-GOP strategist slams Trump for 'assassination instructions' against McConnell: 'It's beyond the pale. Every Republican ought to be able to say so.'
Scott Jennings said Trump's post had "assassination instructions" for McConnell and "blatant racism" toward his wife, Trump official Elaine Chao.news.yahoo.com
In the span of a week, Marco Rubio didn't vote for hurricane relief, asked for additional hurricane relief, and praised the Biden administration's hurricane relief
The Florida senator this week demonstrated a now-familiar Republican routine around taking federal money for hurricane relief.news.yahoo.com
Trump stumps for Dixon; Lawmakers OK $1B in spending: Your guide to Michigan politics
State Republican Reps. Matt Maddock of Milford and Steve Carra of Three Rivers were also in attendance. Trump painted a portrait of a nation on the precipice of economic ruin and cultural desecration at the hands of Democrats. A Republican-led state Senate report also found “no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud.” Biden won Michigan by more than 154,000 votes. “Gretchen Whitmer is out there saying that I’m going to be able to do something about that issue in this state,” Dixon said at the rally. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon and Donald Trump Jr. speak to the press after a campaign event in Muskegon on Sept. 23, 2022.mlive.com
Gov. Ron DeSantis on President Biden: Then, at CPAC, he "stiffs" storm victims; now, he acted quickly, we're thankful.
Watch the change of heart that Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, has had when discussing the Biden Administration. Hurricane Ian, a nearly Category 5 storm, recently hit Florida, causing immense structural damage and casualties. The conflict between President Biden and Governor DeSantis has been a prominent talking point by the media while covering Hurricane Ian.news.yahoo.com
‘It’s a crazy world I think we’re in,’ Ben Carson says at John Gibbs campaign stop
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Former Trump administration cabinet member Dr. Ben Carson campaigned Friday in Grand Rapids for Republican congressional candidate John Gibbs, describing Gibbs as someone who will stand up for his beliefs. “He was fantastic and incredibly brave, and isn’t that what we need right now,” Carson said Friday evening, speaking alongside Gibbs at the Kent GOP headquarters. “There are a lot of people who are smart and who think the right way, but they’re not brave.”mlive.com
Biden: Reports of 'substantial loss of life' post Ian
Following a briefing at FEMA headquarters in Washington on now Tropical Storm Ian, President Joe Biden said “our entire country hurts” along with the people of Florida after the Category 4 hurricane devastated communities across the state. (Sept. 29)news.yahoo.com
Biden says differences with DeSantis not an issue in getting aid to Floridians
Responding to a reporter at FEMA headquarters, President Biden said his political differences with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has not gotten in the way of helping in recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian. “This is about saving people’s lives, homes and businesses,” Biden said. “It’s not a matter of my disagreements with him on other items.”news.yahoo.com
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) makes a very strange aside after arguing life starts at conception.
Representative Clay Higgins, a Republican from Louisiana, made a very strange aside after arguing life starts at conception. Representative Higgins was recently in the news for his aggressive back and forth that he had with a woman who was testifying on environmental racism.news.yahoo.com
Township clerk who is Sen. Jon Bumstead’s district rep. investigated for possible conflict
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A township clerk who also is a district representative for Republican state Sen. Jon Bumstead, is under investigation by the Muskegon County Clerk who said her concerns include the integrity of last August’s primary election. Laketon Township Clerk Christina Achterhoff is the district representative for Bumstead, R-Newaygo, who is seeking re-election in November, albeit to a redrawn Senate district.mlive.com
Newcomers pursue state House seat for Bay, Genesee, Saginaw, Tuscola counties
The newly-redrawn 97th District encompasses parts of Bay, Genesee, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. MLive/The Saginaw News partnered with the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Michigan to provide candidate information for readers. This gives the State of Michigan great opportunities and responsibilities to invest wisely in our Michigan workers, business and families. Paul Whitney is a Democratic candidate in the state House 97th District race in the 2022 elections. With candidate pool narrowed, voters to choose Saginaw County judge in NovemberCounty commissioner seat for Saginaw city, township up for grabs in electionmlive.com
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ): "But despite our apparent differences, Senator McConnell and I have forged a friendship."
While speaking at an event held by the McConnell Center, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, spoke about her unlikely friendship with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Although Senator Cinema is a registered Democrat, she is one of the few Democrats who is not always aligned with the Democratic party. One that is rooted in our commonalities, including are pragmatic approach to legislating, our respect for the Senate as an institution, our love for our home states, and a dogged determination on behalf of our constituents.news.yahoo.com
GOP AGs push Visa, Mastercard, AmEx not to track gun sales
A group of Republican attorneys general are pushing the major payment networks _ Visa, Mastercard and American Express _ to drop their plans to start tracking sales at gun stores, arguing the plans could infringe on consumer privacy and push legal gun sales out of the mainstream financial network.
Fetterman agrees to Oct. 25 debate with Oz in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman of Pennsylvania says he has agreed to an Oct. 25 televised debate against his Republican rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz. The debate, coming two weeks before the general election, follows weeks of cajoling by Oz. He has raised questions about the severity of Fetterman’s lingering effects from a May stroke and pushed for as many as seven debates.
Special prosecutor appointed to investigate Michigan GOP AG candidate in voting machine probe
A special prosecutor in Michigan has been appointed to investigate whether the Republican candidate for attorney general and others should be criminally charged for their attempts to gain access to voting machines after the 2020 election.
Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is hailing economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke Thursday at a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, the latest of a series of visits by U.S. political leaders that have stirred the ire of China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory and condemns all official contacts between Taipei and foreign governments that recognize Beijing.
Key abortion ruling in Oakland County is hours away -- Here’s what to expect
We are hours away from an Oakland County judge ruling on whether abortion services can continue across Michigan. That decision is pending while anti-abortion groups are working on getting a potential abortion proposal kicked off the ballot.
Utah officials secretly looked into female athlete's gender
A Utah high school athletics association secretly investigated a female athlete without telling her or her parents after receiving complaints from the parents of two girls she had defeated in competition questioning whether the girl was transgender.
What we learned from former US attorney in Trump estate search
Local 4 talked to an expert to contextualize what federal agents took out of Mar-a-Lago. To put into context exactly what federal agents took out and whether the situation is an argument of paperwork or something far more serious, we spoke with former United States Attorney Matthew Schneider.
Takeaways: Abortion backlash in Kansas, Greitens' collapse
In one of the biggest days of this year's primary campaign season, red-state Kansas rejected a measure that would have made it easier to restrict abortion, and voters in Missouri repudiated a scandal-tarred former governor seeking a Senate seat.
Michigan Republican candidates for governor give final plea for votes in GOP debate
We’re just days away from the primary, and the five Michigan Republican candidates for governor are pushing for your vote Wednesday night as they go head-to-head in their final debate. So far, the field has remained relatively close in the polling, especially between Tudor Dixon and Kevin Rinke.
Poll: Where Michigan voters stand on races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general
Michigan residents are highly motivated to vote in the state’s November gubernatorial election, and high-profile Democratic incumbents appear to be favored to win in three major races, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll.