Obama seeks changes to NSA spy programs


President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
 
Video 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 Video
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.
 

Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled...
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this morning
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating...
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for golf
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf,...
 

White House condemns violence in Egypt
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is condemning violence in Egypt, saying it will only make it...
 

Obama on vacation has fried lunch, then basketball
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama had a deep fried seafood lunch on his island vacation,...
 

DIGITS: For 2016, focus on feeling, not the field
You know all those polls that say Hillary Rodham Clinton has the lead in the race for president in 2016?...
 

Tuition isn't only bill college students see
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college...
 
 
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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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Supreme Court News


Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…
 

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…
 

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…
 

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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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