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President Barack Obama visits Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss proposals unveiled in his State of the Union, including a focus on gun violence and strengthening the economy for the middle class, on Friday, February 15, 2013. (Zbigniew Bzdake/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

As State of the Union address approaches, students and faculty hope to hear about education

By Kevin Andrews and John Irwin | Staff and Senior Reporters   Senior Anna Pawlowski is not interested in politics, but the senior would like President Barack Obama to talk about education in his State of the Union address on […]
Politics
Gov. Rick Snyder opens his speech on the progress and transition on the state of Michigan’s economy Jan. 16, 2014 in Lansing, Mich.  (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographers)

Higher education ignored in Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address

Despite optimism in Lansing last week, Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address left many at Central Michigan University wondering how they might fit in if he is reelected. Orlando Perez, a CMU political science professor, was hoping for […]
Politics
Cashing in: Federal government makes billions on student loans

Cashing in: Federal government makes billions on student loans

As student loan interest rates continue to grow this year, the federal government’s profit has skyrocketed. After the government turned a $41.3 billion profit on student loans last year, the market is larger than ever. Meanwhile, state-level funding cuts nationwide have […]
Metro / Politics

Youth of the nation: More young people urged to sign up for Obamacare to reduce rates

Significantly more people between the ages of 18 and 34 signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange in December, but far more need to sign up by March in order to keep markets stable. According to data released […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World
Gov. Rick Snyder opens his speech on the progress and transition on the state of Michigan’s economy Thursday night in Lansing, Mich.  (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

State of Snyder: Governor confident at State of the State, opponents remain critical

LANSING, Mich.— Gov. Rick Snyder highlighted his administration’s successes and laid out his reasoning for Michigan being named a “comeback state” in his fourth State of the State address Thursday. Although education was high on his agenda for the speech, […]
Politics
Rick Snyder will present the 2014 State of the State adress at the Michigan State Capitol, set for 7 p.m. Thursday. Snyder is expected to speak about improving mental health services and investing upwards of $1 billion more annually on road projects, among other proposals. (Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com File Photo)

Snyder’s fourth State of the State address set for Thursday in Lansing

Expect Gov. Rick Snyder to tout his administration’s successes and to push again for stalled legislative agenda items in his fourth and final State of the State address before the November election. The address, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, is […]
Politics
Immigration attorney Helen Beasley, of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, goes over paperwork with an unidentified teen during a consultation at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Menlo Park, California, on Sunday, August 26, 2012. More than 500 immigrants and their families from the Peninsula came to attended workshop for “deferred action for childhood arrivals” sponsored by Community Legal Services. (Josie Lepe | San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

U.S. Immigration reform legislation could become reality in 2014

Prospects for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill are looking up, after years of inaction on the issue. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicated he might back limited, separate reforms to the United States’ immigration system. While […]
Politics

Obamacare’s next challenge: Getting young people to sign up

Despite a shaky rollout, the Affordable Care Act appears to be here to stay after several impending obstacles. The law, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was plagued by issues in 2013. President Barack Obama promised that every American with insurance […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World

Supreme Court to make ruling on affirmative action

The Supreme Court is deliberating a ruling on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which effectively bans affirmative action based on race, sex, color or religion in admissions for colleges and other publicly funded institutions. The court heard its first arguments […]
Politics

Obamacare’s next potential problem? Young people not signing up

President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is under fire from Congress and the general public for its glitchy website and dropped plans. Now, it is facing another potentially crippling issue: Young people not signing up for health insurance exchanges. […]
Greeks / Politics / Top Stories

Political aide accused of sabotaging campaign has long history with Sigma Pi

The political aide accused of sabotaging a former U.S. representative’s campaign to repay Central Michigan University’s Sigma Pi chapter has a long history with the fraternity. Don Yowchuang was accused in an October legal complaint filed by his old boss, […]
Greeks / Politics / Top Stories

Former U.S. rep alleges aide sabotaged 2012 campaign to repay money he embezzled from CMU Sigma Pi chapter

An aide to former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., allegedly accepted a bribe to “sabotage” the congressmen’s 2012 re-election campaign in order to repay a Central Michigan University fraternity he allegedly embezzled. According to a Sunday report by Chad Livengood […]


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