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How They Voted

Senate Bill 671, Repeal requirement that corporate subsidy scheme benefit state economy: Passed 28 to 7 in the Senate To revise a 2017 Good Jobs For Michigan law that authorized the state to give ongoing cash subsidies to Detroit developer Dan Gilbert and potentially other business owners, ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2021. There are 45 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. On this date: In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th ...

An American (vice president) in Paris

WASHINGTON — When past presidents have seen their approval numbers take a dive, they went on foreign trips. Sometimes this works, but more often it doesn’t, because failure at home often follows them abroad. World leaders can sense failure and its twin, weakness. Vice President Kamala ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2021. There are 46 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive U.S. victory over Japanese forces. On ...

Let parents choose

NEW YORK — As Virginia’s gubernatorial election drew to a close last week, Democrat Terry McAuliffe brought in teachers union president Randi Weingarten. He thought that would help? I suppose he, like many progressives, believes everyone thinks the way he does. “I’m not going to ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2021. There are 48 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 13, 2015, Islamic State militants carried out a set of coordinated attacks in Paris on the national stadium, restaurants ...