Michigan Officials Push to Investigate Matthew DePerno in 2020 Election Scheme

Revelations of possible meddling have set off a political tsunami in a critical battleground state, as the attorney general seeks an independent inquiry into her likely rival on the ballot this fall.

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Republicans Sharpen Post-Roe Attacks on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back L.G.B.T.Q. rights have grown bolder among Republican elected officials and candidates.

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Indictments in Flint Water Crisis Are Invalid, Michigan Supreme Court Finds

The cases against former Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials were thrown into doubt by the ruling.

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Michigan Judge Suspends an Abortion Ban From 1931

The law is obsolete because of Roe v. Wade but still on the books. Abortion rights advocates are worried that a potential Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe will revive it.

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The Looming End to Abortion Rights Gives Liberal Democrats a Spark

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party appeared to be flagging until a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade leaked — and shook the political world.

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Jan. 6 Panel and State Officials Seek Answers on Fake Trump Electors

Pressure is mounting on the Justice Department to investigate bogus electors who claimed that Donald J. Trump defeated Joseph R. Biden Jr. in their states.

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Michigan G.O.P. Chair Is Criticized After Calling State’s Top Democrats ‘Witches’

Ron Weiser, who leads the state’s Republican Party, was swiftly denounced after a video surfaced in which he also joked about assassination when discussing two G.O.P. congressmen.

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Ex-Governor’s Lawyer Says Charges in Flint Crisis Would Be ‘Meritless’

Rick Snyder, a Republican, was Michigan’s governor during the city’s water crisis, which left residents sickened.

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Thank the Supreme Court, for Now

The justices did the right thing by declining to hear the case brought by red states to overturn the election results. But let’s see what happens down the road.

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A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy

With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.

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Kidnapping Plot Against Whitmer Becomes Part of Michigan Politics

The F.B.I. and state authorities last week arrested 13 men in connection with a domestic terrorism plot directed against the first-term governor.

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Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: A Battle With 2020 Implications

The president has picked fights with Michigan’s governor, attorney general and secretary of state over voting rights and the coronavirus. They haven’t backed down.

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‘Credible Threats’ to Kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lead to Charges, Police Say

Robert S. Tesh made “credible threats” via social media messages to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, the authorities said.

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