Dec 10th, 2012 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Michigan today to ask auto workers to support his plan for averting the so-called fiscal cliff.
Obama will tour an engine plant in Redford, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. He'll also speak to workers at the plant before returning to Washington in the afternoon.
The trip is part of Obama's effort to rally popular support for his agenda and to pressure Republicans to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. Central to negotiations between Obama and Republicans is whether to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Support from auto workers helped Obama win Michigan and Ohio, two competitive states that were key to his re-election last month. Since the election, Obama has also returned to Pennsylvania to promote his solution for the fiscal cliff.
Some rank and file Republicans are recommending some pragmatism in the approach to the fiscal cliff.
They're putting increased pressure on party leaders to rethink opposition to tax hikes on the wealthy if they can get entitlement cuts in return.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met yesterday and say communication lines remain open.
Jun 19th, 2013 - Local News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - Local News
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Jun 19th, 2013 - State News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - State News
— Utility officials say crews have worked through the night to restore electricity to thousands of customers who lost it during a wave of severe thunderstorms that hit parts of Michigan's Lower Peni...
Jun 19th, 2013 - National News
— If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, a study concludes.
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Jun 18th, 2013 - National News
— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to move ahead with a plan to tear down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding combat positions.
The plan says women co...
Jun 19th, 2013 - International News
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In a report released Wednesday, the international lending institut...
Jun 18th, 2013 - International News
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Jun 19th, 2013 - Sports News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - Sports News
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Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
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The agency cleared J&J'...