Acting GR Clerk makes election changes

Voters cast their ballots at Mayfair Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, which was a voting precinct on Election Day 2013. (Nov. 5, 2013)
Video Tuesday's election was the first big test of Grand Rapids Acting City Clerk Darlene O'Neal.

Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election
Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes...

Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election
Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes...

Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations
Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented...

Face of US changing; elections to look different
It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics — the changing face of America.

Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit Video
President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday...

Changing times: Politicians' tears more common now Video
It seems out of place: The president of the United States breaking down in tears as he thanked campaign...

Gen Y: How the young vote was won
To get young voters to the polls this year, candidates had to get more creative than a 10-second attack...

Fla. counting last presidential votes; Obama leads Video
Florida is counting its final presidential ballots as President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead in the...

Obama's big Hispanic win worries GOP
Hispanic voted 71 percent in support for Obama, putting Republicans on notice that they must seriously...
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Political News

Stabenow helps lead Asian carp plan
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is joining forces with conservation leaders to stop the Asian carp from threatening the Great…

Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Gay marriage moved closer to gaining its first foothold in the South when Virginia's attorney general…

Snyder: Increase employment-based visas
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was in Detroit Thursday to announce a new initiative that will entice immigrant talent to Detroit…

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U.S. Congressional News

Obamacare insurance switch 'not fair'
"No system is perfect, but this is unacceptable," Fruitport Township mother Jackie Derby said.

House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…

Shutdown impacts services in Kent County
One organization that provides aid for Kent County residents is already being impacted.

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White House News

Obama seeks changes to NSA spy programs
President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans.

'Obamacare' scams already reported
The BBB has already received hundreds of calls of scams connected to the Affordable Care Act.

$100M federal grants to help Detroit
The city is moving through the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

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Michigan (change)

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Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Snyder
Lieutenant Governor: Brian Calley
Attorney General: Bill Schuette
Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson

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