Politics


The "Field of Flags" is pictured on the National Mall as the US Capitol Building is prepared for the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office January 20, 2021.
‘History Being Made’: Michigan Reacts to the Biden-Harris Inauguration

A new chapter in American history began Wednesday, Jan. 20, and watching that new beginning brought Michiganders to tears.

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.
A Michigander’s Guide to President Biden’s First 100 Days

President Joe Biden has a lot of priorities for his first 100 days in office, from vaccinating 100 million Americans to the Equality Act. We show how five of those will impact Michigan.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
How VP Kamala Harris Expands the Definition of Who Gets to Hold Power in American Politics

“Folks are going to have to adapt to her rather than her adapting to them."

Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford) attends the State of the State address in 2020.
Far-Right Conspiracy Group ‘Milford Conservatives Matter’ Includes State Rep. Maddock

Michigan Democrats want to censure and investigate Rep. Maddock, while the calls for his expulsion from the Legislature continue to mount.

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Biden’s First 100 Days: These Moms Want Him to Focus on Undoing the Damage Inflicted by the Trump Administration

“I'd like to see him respond to the pandemic in an educated way. I don't need him to solve COVID, but I'd like to see him respond to it thoughtfully vs. ignore it or call it fake news.”

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Meet MI Leaders: How Rosemary Bayer Went From Computer Scientist to State Senator

Informed by her career as a technologist, state Sen. Rosemary Bayer legislates with a look toward the future on issues from the environment to education.

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Meet MI Leaders: How State Sen. Jeremy Moss Is Taking On the 2021 Meaning of Safety

Starting his tenth year in public service, the only Jewish and LGBTQ state Senator in Michigan opens up about the rise in political violence.