To The Point: State of the State

Video This show, which aired on Jan. 19 , 2013, contains part of an exclusive interview with Gov. Rick Snyder and his take on 2014's State of the State address.

To the Point: State of the State preview Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin looks ahead to the State of the State address.

To the Point: Congressman Fred Upton Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin talks with Congressman Fred Upton, a Republican...

To the Point: Human trafficking Video
This week, To the Point investigates human trafficking in West Michigan and efforts to decrease it.

To the Point: Senator Debbie Stabenow Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin speaks with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

To The Point: Fred Upton, John Proos Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin talks with Congressman Fred Upton and State Senator...

To the Point: A Look Back at 10 Years Video
This week, we celebrate our ten year anniversary with a look back at 'To The Point' from October of 2003...

To The Point: Celebrating 10 years
Join To The Point for a 10th anniversary special this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on WOOD TV8.

To the Point: After the Gov't Shutdown Video
This week on To The Point, 24 Hour News 8's political reporter Rick Albin speaks with U.S. Michigan Seantors...

To The Point: MI Civil Rights Initiative Video
The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative was a big issue when it was on the ballot. It has been in the courts...
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After a stint in Washington as Senior Policy Adviser to Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Rick Albin rejoined 24 Hour News 8 as their political reporter.


Political News

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U.S. Congressional News

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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.

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$100M federal grants to help Detroit
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Michigan (change)

Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall, and ratification.
Offices & Officials

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

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