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LANSING — One of Michigan's highest-ranking Republicans on Wednesday stood by his false claims that it is a "hoax" to blame supporters of then-President Donald Trump for the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged a move toward “common ground” with Republican lawmakers Wednesday during her third State of the State address as she called for ending the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting the economy.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sounded a hopeful note Wednesday night in her third State of the State address, delivered virtually for the first time in Michigan history amid a pandemic that could soon be significantly reduced due to vaccine distribution.

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, accusing him of inciting insurrection by urging on a mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol a week before.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results — a speech that was followed by a mob of his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol.

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WASHINGTON — The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden that already has been reshaped by the pandemic and the prospect that President Donald Trump may not attend.

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WASHINGTON — With 12 days left in his term, President Donald Trump has finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

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Rep. Bill Huizenga sprung to action when he got the feeling things went awry in the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, as he and one other carried a bench to barricade the doors to the Chamber floor.

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WASHINGTON — Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the W…

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TRAVERSE CITY — A former Michigan resident was briefly amused to be mistaken for a high-ranking legislator by President Donald Trump supporters who demanded nullification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory in the state.

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WASHINGTON — The Electoral College formally chose Joe Biden on Monday as the nation's next president, giving him a solid electoral majority of 306 votes and confirming his victory in last month's election. The state-by-state voting took on added importance this year because of President Dona…

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The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told colleagues Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s policy positions, including support for abortion rights, pose a “difficult and complex situation” for the church.

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NEW YORK — The messages in Christian houses of worship on the first weekend since the election were as divided as the country’s electorate, with religious leaders mostly calling for peace and unification even as some bemoaned the result and others celebrated.

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LANSING — In a wide-ranging post-election interview with the Free Press, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called President Donald Trump a "superspreader" of the coronavirus, said she has no interest in a Cabinet position in a Biden administration, and, in a reference to her very public feud with Trump,…

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Jason Vinkemulder shared an interesting perspective after casting his vote late Tuesday morning. The Spring Lake man said he voted for Donald Trump, even though there are aspects about the president he doesn’t like.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Ahead of the first presidential debate in late September, the College Republicans at UCF posted a bingo card on Instagram with spaces reading, “Trump calls Biden ‘sleepy Joe,’” “Candidates share an awkward elbow bump,” and, “Moderator can’t control the debate.”

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WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

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President Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Muskegon on Saturday afternoon, speaking to a large gathering of followers. Rock 'n roll legend Ted Nugent performed at the rally. 

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MINNEAPOLIS — Bill Moore opened his mailbox last week to find a survey from CatholicVote, a conservative group backing President Donald Trump, which proclaimed, “There is a war on Catholics and faith in God.”

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NORTON SHORES — President Donald Trump visited Muskegon County Saturday in a push to rally Michigan voters with just a few weeks left until the election. FlyBy Air at the Muskegon County Airport in Norton Shores held the rally.

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WASHINGTON — Hours after announcing he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election, President Donald Trump laid down a challenge to Democrats: Send me a bill just for $1,200 checks for Americans and I will sign it.

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A string of protests in West Michigan has prompted Grand Haven officials to consider forming a local policy for protesting and public forums.

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A Grand Valley State University professor schooled in presidential debates called the showdown between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week a very unusual debate.

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Local political party leaders say the theft of political signs has increased since President Donald Trump first ran for office in 2016.