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Report: Mike Pence to speak at Macomb County Republican Lincoln Dinner »

"Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s vice-presidential running mate, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Macomb County Republican Party Lincoln Dinner next month in Shelby Township."

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House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race »

"WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker from Flint, Michigan, says House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for the city's water crisis because a majority of Flint residents are African-Americans."

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Jesse Jackson stumps for Hillary Clinton in Flint, urges voter registration »

"FLINT, MI -- Standing atop a bench Tuesday afternoon amid the bus station in downtown Flint, a small group formed a circle as the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. addressed the need for voter registration ahead of the presidential election."

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Congressional Dems: Flint gets federal funding or government gets shut down »

"Congressional Democrats are warning that if Flint doesn't get the federal funds already approved by the U.S. Senate, they won't support a continuing resolution to keep the federal government running past this week."

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Mailer compares Patterson, Trump, things they've said »

"Pontiac — Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson finds himself and presidential hopeful Donald Trump in the cross-hairs of a political flier from the Oakland County Democratic Party."

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Why Michigan canít turn its back on child care »

"The math seems simple: If the state of Michigan provides $7.5 million in matching funds by Sept. 30, it will receive $20.5 million in federal funding for child care assistance. It might seem like a can’t-lose proposition, one that would benefit Michigan’s working families and employers alike."

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Howes: Trumpís dystopian MI take riles business leaders »

"Donald Trump and Michigan’s sitting governor, both Republicans, couldn’t have more disparate views on the state’s rebound."

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Editorial: Send Flint relief residents deserve »

"Members of Congress are holding up the government funding bill over whether they should include emergency money for Flint. Lawmakers, who are planning to include $500 million in disaster relief for recent Louisiana flood victims, are at odds about aid for Flint’s man-made disaster. This isn’t the time for a partisan slug-fest.

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Will Lansing commit to transparency and high education standards? »

"Before heading back home for campaigning, lawmakers in Lansing have two great opportunities to make Michigan a much better-governed state — and in the process, establish a record of achievement for those who will be facing the voters this November."

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