July 3, 2012 Rick Snyder once again breaks ranks with other top Republicans by vetoing bills that opponents said were meant to suppress voter turnout.
June 19, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned Tuesday in his home state of Michigan, avoiding big cities and staying in places friendly to the GOP. Romney seemed to be using each stop on his five-day tour to hone his attacks and his humor.
March 2, 2012 Obama told The Atlantic that he doesn't "bluff" as president of the U.S. when he says he's willing to use the military to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon... Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage... Virginia approved a controversial anti-abortion bill requiring ultrasound which the governor says he will sign.
February 29, 2012 Romney's campaign was out with a new web video meant to remind Republicans in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia with primary elections in less than a week that Santorum sough votes from Michigan Democrats. For Romney, it was a chance to gain the upper hand as each man in the struggle to persuade Republican voters that he is the truer conservative and his rival is merely a pretender.
February 29, 2012 The entire political industry had been poised for weeks for a Rick Santorum breakthrough in Michigan, not quite believing it could happen but believing the polls that said it could.
February 28, 2012 Mitt Romney complained that Rick Santorum was encouraging Democrats to influence the outcome of the GOP primary. But he has acknowledged doing that himself in Massachusetts.
February 28, 2012 Mitt Romney's inability to capitalize on the advantages of a state where his father served as governor and headed an auto company marks the latest, but perhaps most embarrassing, turning point in his tumultuous quest to secure the GOP nomination.
February 28, 2012 Michigan's demographics and recent polling suggest there is a real possibility that Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney will each get 15 of the state's 30 delegates.
February 24, 2012 As better-known candidates hunt for votes in Michigan's Republican primary, the first openly gay GOP presidential hopeful is plotting a minor upset. Fred Karger is focusing on one congressional district in the hopes of winning a few delegates to the national convention.
February 22, 2012 Mitt Romney has cut deeply into the substantial lead Rick Santorum held earlier this month. Romney's campaign and superPAC are flooding the airwaves with attacks on Rick Santorum.
February 15, 2012 Rick Santorum's campaign has one of 2012's cleverest political ads. (Of course, we're only less than two months into the year.) The ad, intended to inoculate Santorum against the expected bombardment of negativity from Romney and his superPAC allies, shows a Romney lookalike with a mud-filled paint-gun stalking and shooting at a cardboard cutout of Santorum and missing every time.
February 14, 2012 Santorum makes the case that not only is he an authentic conservative but the most electable GOP candidate versus President Obama. Romney's ad, on the other hand, is more biographical, intended to reinforce his Michigan roots for voters. His ad, called "Growing Up," also aims at leveling Romney with average voters by showing him driving a car around what appears to be Detroit or its suburbs.
February 14, 2012 In a state so auto-industry dependent, it would seem dubious to call for GM and Chrysler to go through the regular bankruptcy process with all their uncertainties and pain. Experts inside and outside the industry at the time and since said bankruptcies would have meant millions of jobs lost. But Romney's position could appeal to many Michigan conservatives who opposed the bailouts.
March 29, 2011 Gov. Rick Snyder already had falling approval ratings and he's unlikely to change that with his latest action, signing into law a cut in the state's jobless benefits that takes effect next year. Snyder said he'd rather focus on job creation than unemployment benefits in the hard hit state.