WASHINGTON — Republicans are on the losing end of one of the biggest demographic shifts of the last 20 years: A growing generation of young people — millennial and Gen Z voters — have turned to the left and thrown in their lot with the Democratic Party.
LANSING — The Michigan Republican Party on Tuesday sued to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's re-election campaign from collecting excess donations, contending that an exception letting her raise unlimited amounts because of attempts to recall her from office is unconstitutional.
WARRINGTON, Pa. — Susan Giffen, a Democratic voter who lives in one of the nation's most important political swing districts, said Vice President Kamala Harris is savvy, asks perceptive questions and would make a good president.
DETROIT — Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump face financial penalties and other sanctions after a judge Wednesday said they had abused the court system with a lawsuit that challenged Michigan's election results in favor of Joe Biden.
Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday she will not run for Michigan governor in 2022, putting an end to speculation about the onetime Trump administration Cabinet member and partner in one of the state’s most influential Republican couples.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87.
SPRING LAKE — Mick Bricker of Spring Lake on Tuesday announced he is running for 89th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives during the 2022 election.
GRAND RAPIDS — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday for closing Michigan schools during the coronavirus pandemic, describing the public health measure as one that hurt the state and its residents.
Editor’s note: Tim Deiters’ response to our questionnaire first ran on July 6. Those answers were sent to the Tribune erroneously and do not accurately reflect Deiters’ viewpoints on the questions. His updated responses are listed below.
The national media has had most of a week now to analyze a much-anticipated political spasm by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and while the headlines have magnetized a wide audience, the narrative itself remains incomprehensible.
LANSING — The head of the Michigan health department recently traveled to Alabama without being fully vaccinated as the state grappled with the worst COVID-19 trends in the nation.
For U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), his reflection on the past year was all about finding the right life/work balance as working from home went mainstream.
WASHINGTON — A sweeping bill that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a top priority of President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. Yet as the Equality Act heads to the Senate after winning House approval, its prospects seem bleak — to a large extent because o…
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, hosted a virtual town hall Wednesday night to address Congress’ latest attempt to recoup the losses our country has faced during the pandemic.
Congressman Bill Huizenga will host a telephone town hall at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday for constituents across Michigan's 2nd Congressional District.
KALAMAZOO (AP) — A former high-ranking Republican lawmaker quit Monday as leader of an economic development group in southwestern Michigan, days after his hiring was panned by leaders in the region.
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.
LANSING — A Republican legislative leader in Michigan falsely claimed supporters of President Donald Trump were not involved in the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, calling it a "hoax."
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.
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.
There were no surprises at the Capitol on Wednesday when Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, became one of the 197 Republicans to vote against the articles of impeachment.
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.
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.
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.
Betsy DeVos, the West Michigan political force who rose to education secretary, resigned Thursday night, saying Pres. Donald Trump incited a mob that invaded the Capitol Wednesday evening.
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.
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.
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.
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…
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) on Tuesday night hosted his second telephone town hall in a matter of two months – this time discussing Congress’ expected certification of Electoral College votes to assure Joe Biden as next president.
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.
Congressman Bill Huizenga will host a telephone town hall at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, for constituents across Michigan's 2nd Congressional District.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will include a "virtual parade across America" consistent with crowd limits during the coronavirus era, organizers announced Sunday.
Major funding for Great Lakes restoration was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate over the weekend and is now headed to the president’s desk.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, said he isn’t happy with the outcome of the 2020 election, but the congressman accepts the results.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden nominated his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation on Tuesday and intends to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary.
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…
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.
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.
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,…
Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck said it was “an amazing day on Tuesday” while counting the record-high number of ballots through the night and into the early hours of Wednesday.
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.
Ferrysburg City Clerk Debbie Wierenga said that she expected a steady in-person vote on Tuesday, but the polls were really busy and it wasn’t even 8 a.m.
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.”
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.