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.
For the first time this election cycle, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga and challenger Bryan Berghoef faced off in a debate, a fully virtual event hosted by the Grand Haven Tribune on Thursday night.
NORTON SHORES — President Donald Trump drew thousands at a West Michigan on Saturday, holding a raucous rally less than three weeks from Election Day.
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.
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.”
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.
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd in West Michigan on Wednesday that enthusiasm on the campaign trail doesn’t match polls that have Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump.
The Tribune's virtual debate between Rep. Bill Huizenga and Pastor Bryan Berghoef scheduled for Wednesday evening has been canceled after Huizenga tested positive for COVID-19.
MUSKEGON — President Donald Trump will visit West Michigan on Saturday to deliver remarks that his campaign describes as “supporting law enforcement."
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.
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.
GRAND RAPIDS — The mask never came off for Joe Biden during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids on Friday, which was delayed by about three hours while the presidential candidate awaited COVID-19 test results.
News on Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that in a matter of hours littered the social media feeds of many Americans.
Bill Huizenga has served as the representative for Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Ottawa County, since 2011. This fall, the Republican from Zeeland is being challenged by Democrat Bryan Berghoef of Holland.
LANSING (AP) — President Donald Trump called Michigan's top election official a "Trump Hater" Thursday after the state mistakenly created overseas absentee ballots that didn't list Vice President Mike Pence.
GRAND RAPIDS — Jill Biden, the former second lady and wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, visited the Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids on Tuesday morning to campaign in Michigan – a key swing state in November’s presidential election.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don’t tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a campaign rally in this critical state.
WARREN (AP) — Joe Biden traveled to suburban Detroit on Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted Republican four years ago but now regret it – attempting to rebuild the once fabled Democratic “blue wall” that crumbled and helped catapult Donald Trump to t…
ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of absentee ballots get rejected in every presidential election. This year, that problem could be much worse and potentially pivotal in hotly contested battleground states.
LANSING — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder backed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile Republican to support the Democratic nominee over President Donald Trump.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings that unfolded amid new protests against racial injustice following the latest shooting.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Repu…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising generation of Republican stars offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump's leadership but was undermined on the opening night of the GOP's scaled-back convention by speakers issuing dark warnings about the country's future and distorting the president's …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republicans gathered Monday to formally nominate President Donald Trump for reelection at a scaled-down convention kickoff in Charlotte that begins a weeklong effort to convince the American people that the president deserves a second term.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign in an a…
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him "in over his head" and warning that the nation's mounting crises would only get worse if he's reelected over Joe Biden.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.
Crockery Township Supervisor Leon Stille said he plans to work hard to make sure ongoing projects continue smoothly into the new supervisor’s term.
SAN DIEGO — Statues have been toppled. Flags have been lowered. America’s reckoning with its history of racism has spread across the country and is now casting its eyes toward the sea.
In the four months since Joe Biden effectively won the Democratic presidential nomination, he has focused on consolidating the party's divergent and often warring factions. As the closing stretch of the campaign nears, that effort will expand to include Republicans disaffected with President…
A pair of local Democrats — Erik Nordman and Anita Brown — are facing off in the Aug. 4 primary, with the winner earning the right to challenge incumbent Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, for the 89th District house seat in the November general election.