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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks to a capacity audience in Plachta Auditorium in Warriner Hall on Saturday night. (Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

Ron Paul delivers campaign speech about economics, foreign policy, limited government at CMU ahead of Tuesday’s primary

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul visited Central Michigan University Saturday evening in front of a crowd of more than 1,450, looking to gain traction before Tuesday’s Michigan Republican primary. Paul, a congressman from Texas, said he believes a “revolution is […]
Multimedia / Politics
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul stands on stage in Plachta Auditorium Saturday night.  [Chuck Miller/ Staff Photographer]

STORIFY: Ron Paul speaks at CMU

Social media collaboration on Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's speech to a packed Plachta Auditorium Feb. 26.
Politics

Pro-life group on pro-Santorum bus tour in Michigan will be in Mount Pleasant Tuesday

A pro-life group of Rick Santorum supporters are traveling throughout the state by bus to show support for the Republican presidential candidate. The bus tour is led by social conservative groups; the Susan B. Anthony List, the Culture War Victory […]
Politics / Student Groups / Top Stories

Ron Paul event draws supporters, detractors

More than 1,450 people from across the state flocked to Central Michigan University Saturday to hear Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign speech before Tuesday’s primary. John Engel traveled from Bay City to support Paul, who he called “the only […]
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Multiple locations to cast primary vote on Tuesday; some students forget primaries, look ahead to November

Polling locations around the state are gearing up for what should be a very close race for the Michigan Republican primary on Tuesday. Those looking to vote in the primary need to already be registered to vote, with the registration […]
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Romney, Santorum in dead heat heading into Michigan primary

The latest poll shows Rick Santorum’s lead over Mitt Romney has vanished as the Michigan Republican primary slated for this Tuesday gets closer. On Tuesday, the Michigan Information and Research Service released a poll showing Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, […]
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Tea Party straw poll to take place in Mount Pleasant on Saturday

Tea Party members from across the state will be able to take part in a U.S. Senate straw poll on Saturday in Mount Pleasant. The MI4CS straw poll convention will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall, 306 […]
Police/Courts / Politics

‘Super drunk’ law now enforceable locally

Though the “super drunk” drivers law went into effect in 2010, it’s now fully enforceable after Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bipartisan package of bills last week. The “super drunk” law gives harsher penalties to drivers who have a blood-alcohol level […]
Politics / Top Stories
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses more than 300 people at a campaign rally Wednesday at office systems company Compatico in Kentwood, Mich. (Jake May/Staff Photographer)

Mitt Romney returns to Michigan, takes on President Obama; recalls gaffe his father made in Mount Pleasant

GRAND RAPIDS — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned to his home state of Michigan Wednesday night, taking on President Barack Obama and organized labor. The former Massachusetts governor spent much of his 20-minute speech in Grand Rapids going after […]
Mount Pleasant / Politics
City manager says appointment to municipal league board will not interfere with local duties

City manager says appointment to municipal league board will not interfere with local duties

City Manager Kathie Grinzinger said her new appointment to serve on a board of trustees will not interfere with her duties in Mount Pleasant. Grinzinger joined five other local government officials last month with an appointment to Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. […]
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Michigan House Democrats aim to strengthen transparency

House Democrats in the state legislature unveiled a package of bills Thursday designed to increase transparency and accountability relating to money in politics. The bills would require lawmakers and appointed officials to disclose their finances and would establish periods when […]
Politics

Mitt Romney wins Florida Republican primary

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney cemented his status as the fron-trunner Tuesday night for the Republican party’s presidential nomination by winning the Florida Republican primary. Romney won with 46 percent of the vote. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich […]


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