| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union met cautious local optimism, after he laid out several broad proposals Tuesday night.
The president called for incentives to keep college tuitions low, the creation of a veterans’ organization to...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 7:58 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl ad uses images of rice paddies and talk of government overspending to accuse Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow of helping China gobble up U.S. debt and jobs.
In response, the...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:02 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A coalition of black ministers in Detroit called Monday for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra to apologize for his Super Bowl ad featuring a young Asian woman speaking broken English to describe the impact of the Democratic...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:25 AM
U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is defending a campaign ad that ran during the Super Bowl portraying a Chinese woman in broken English in a rice field.
“We knew we were taking an aggressive approach on this,” said Hoekstra in a conference...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Mitt Romney staved off disaster by winning Tuesday's primaries in Michigan and Arizona. But the doubts surrounding his candidacy have not been quelled so much as pushed aside for the time being.
Arizona, where Romney enjoyed considerable advantages,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Frontrunner Pete Hoekstra faced a battery of criticisms on his record during a Republican Senate debate Saturday in Petoskey.
The Petoskey Tea Party-WMKT debate, at Landmark Baptist Church, featured six of the seven GOP candidates fighting for the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Despite pulling out of the race for the White House, Herman Cain is not staying low key.
Thursday, Cain put his support behind Republican Pete Hoekstra as the U.S. Senator hopeful launched his “Patriots for Pete Tour”. Cain and Hoekstra...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:09 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — While voters in most of the state are focused on Michigan’s upcoming presidential primary, pockets of Genesee and Oakland counties are getting state House races off to an early start in 2012.
Political analysts aren&...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:03 AM
TRAVERSE CITY -- Fighting for key voter territory, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to upstage Michigan native and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a last-minute stop Sunday in Traverse City, several hours before Romney...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:52 AM
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the U.S. Coast Guard’s seasonal air facility near Muskegon could close under President Barack Obama’s budget proposal.
The Democratic senators from Michigan said...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Michigan lawmakers are opposing a budget cut to the U.S. Coast Guard that would close the seasonal Air Facility Muskegon and restructure the fleet at Air Station Traverse City, responsible for search and rescue missions on Lake Michigan.
In a letter to...