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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., listens to the fifth round of votes in the House chamber as the House meets for a second day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republicans Repeatedly Failed to Elect a New House Speaker. Here’s What That Means and Why It Matters

The new Republican-controlled House has thus far failed six separate times to elect a House Speaker—the first time such a debacle has occurred since 1923. Until the new Congress elects a speaker, the House cannot assign members to committees, introduce or vote on legislation, help constituents, or even swear in members.

Michigan
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Michigan News?

Pop quiz! Let's test how well you've kept up with our coverage of Michigan last week.

Do You Know Who Sang These K'zoo Jams?
Quiz: Do You Know Who Sang These K’zoo Jams?

In the music world, the unusual name of Kalamazoo has become a versatile tool for a variety of lyrics. Do you know who sold which of these songs?

6 Card Games That Michiganders Just Can’t Seem to Stop Playing

Card games are always in style—especially in the colder months when you’re looking to stay warm inside. And you can never go wrong with six card games that all Michiganders seem to love.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan collect signatures for the "Reproductive Freedom for All" ballot initiative at a protest after the draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked. (Source: PPAM Facebook)
What’s Up with the Reproductive Rights Initiative? 

The Board of State Canvassers rejected an initiative that would’ve put a constitutional amendment guaranteeing abortion access on the ballot in Michigan.

Saginaw must only pay vehicle owners “nominal damages” of $1.00 for each marking, U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington said Monday.
Judge: Chalking Tires Illegal in Saginaw—But City Still Gets a Big Break

The city of Saginaw violated the US Constitution by chalking tires to enforce parking limits, but it won't be forced to refund thousands of tickets in the class-action case.

Ralph Rebandt said he wants to be Tudor Dixon's lieutenant governor. (Image via screenshot)
Rebandt’s Solution for Michigan: More God in Government—and Public Schools

As part of his campaign, Rebandt has made it his mission to bring a Christian ethos into every aspect of American culture.