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Illinois Wesleyan University Sociology Professor Meghan Burke says she studies how people talk and think about race, so the Tea Party was something she couldn't ignore. 

Prevailing Wage Repeal Clears State Senate

May 14, 2015
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The state Senate has voted to ban prevailing wage requirements in Michigan. 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination next year, announced today that former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis will run his campaign effort in Michigan. Anuzis, who ran for national party chair in 2009 and 2011, will also be a senior adviser to Cruz's campaign helping to organize its national grassroots campaign. (Detroit Free Press)

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Commentator Gary Wilson says "everything lined up politically" for Great Lakes issues in about 2008. But he says that is likely to change with the next Presidential election, regardless of the outcome in 2016.

The state committee of the Michigan Republican Party elected Kathy Berden as the party's new national committeewoman at a meeting in northern Michigan on Saturday, a party spokeswoman confirmed. Berden, of Snover in Sanilac County, needed two ballots to defeat Mary Whiteford of South Haven in Allegan County, because no one won a majority on the first ballot. (Detroit Free Press)