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Michigan State of the State 2017

Jan 17, 2017
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's seventh State of the State Address. WATCH IT NOW

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Governor Snyder says infrastructure investment is key in the future of Michigan development. 

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Michigan is ranked at or near the bottom of states when it comes to disclosing conflicts of interest by elected officials.

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is expressing dismay over President-Elect Donald Trump's tweet about Cong. John Lewis.

WKAR Presents State of the State 2017

Jan 16, 2017
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Tue., Jan. 17 at 7pm on WKAR-TV and 90.5 FM | Michigan Governor Rick Snyder lays out his new legislative year agenda.

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Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president in January 2017, FRONTLINE will premiere “Divided States of America,” a four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries that looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America that President-elect Donald Trump will inherit.

People planning to watch — or protest — Donald Trump's inauguration festivities this week should prepare to maneuver through lots of security, including thousands of law enforcement personnel, National Guard troops, fences, magnetometers and cement-laden trucks.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson outlined the massive security preparations during a briefing at the Multi Agency Communications Center at a secret location in Virginia.

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Donald Trump lashed out at civil rights hero John Lewis on Twitter Saturday morning, a day after the Georgia Democratic congressman said in an interview he didn't view the president-elect as "legitimate" amid questions of Russia's interference in the U.S. elections.

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Jan 14, 2017

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PBS NewsHour

Mark Shields and David Brooks are regular weekly political commentators on PBS NewsHour and NPR's All Things Considered.  Here's today's conversation with NewsHour host Judy Woodruff.

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say they intend to investigate the allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

In a joint statement, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the committee and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice-chairman, said "we believe that it is critical to have a full understanding of the scope of Russian intelligence activities impacting the United States."

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The confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has been delayed until next week. But, she’s already working to win support for her nomination and her ideas on school reform.

The six faith leaders President-elect Donald Trump has invited to pray at his inauguration come from diverse backgrounds, but they have something in common: All have personal ties to Trump or his family or have in some way signaled their approval of him, his politics or his wealth.

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Vice President Joe Biden receives highest US civilian honor

Michigan shows economic growth

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