Dr. Ben Carson is choosing Detroit for a little prayer and politicking today — with a schedule that includes a prayer breakfast with city pastors, an assembly at the Detroit high school that bears his name and the official launch of his presidential campaign. Carson told a Florida TV station Sunday night that he's definitely in the race. And from Detroit, he travels to Iowa for three days of events in the pivotal state where the first presidential caucus of the 2016 election cycle will be held Feb. 1. (Detroit Free Press)

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A final push to convince voters to support a ballot proposal for road funding brought Governor Rick Snyder to Kalamazoo on Friday. 

Vice President Joe Biden says the recent unrest in Baltimore should serve to bring the nation together, not splinter it apart. The Vice President spoke Sunday night at the Detroit branch of the NAACP. (WDET)

WASHINGTON — For several Republican presidential hopefuls, Monday is turning out to be a Pure Michigan kind of day. Already announced were Dr. Ben Carson, a Detroit native, expected to be in the city for a major announcement and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaking at a Republican dinner in Oakland County. (Detroit Free Press)

Lansing – — Supporters of Proposal 1 plan to launch a three-day, nine-city bus tour Thursday in a last-ditch effort to convince voters to approve a nearly 17 percent increase in the state sales tax rate. With one week until the special statewide election next Tuesday, the Safe Roads Yes ballot campaign is deploying teams of volunteers to call voters and track down unreturned absentee ballots over the proposed constitutional amendment linked to boosting road funding $1.2 billion annually. The campaign wouldn't divulge who will be on the bus. (Detroit News)