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Topic - Carl Levin
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight over how best to curb sexual assault in the ranks.
The Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University is hearing from Republican ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson at its annual fundraising dinner.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the Pentagon’s proposal to trim military strength on Wednesday, while also asking lawmakers for additional funding for training and weapons upgrades.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water levels.
President Barack Obama has proposed spending $90 million in the coming budget year to keep a $730 million physics research project on track at Michigan State University.
If a politician or government official takes a direct monetary bribe for granting a favor or sweetheart contract, do you think he should be sent to prison? Such an activity is despicable, but it is usually far less costly to society than the legal forms of corruption.
The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.
House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama's health care law need to look no further than their own back yards, some of which are traditionally liberal strongholds.
Reaction to word that Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in history, will not seek re-election and will retire at year's end:
The U.S. Navy is holding a ceremony to mark the upcoming launch of the sixth warship named for the city of Detroit.
A group of U.S. senators is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to pump more money into maintaining harbors in the Great Lakes region, which has a backlog of projects.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Congress that new unilateral sanctions against Iran could upend sensitive international negotiations over its nuclear development, imploring lawmakers to work with the Obama administration in presenting a unified front to Tehran.
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwest Michigan College in Traverse City is receiving a $1 million federal grant for education and training.
An heir to one of the nation's leading construction companies has come forward with a plan to help Detroit destroy and clear abandoned buildings in one of its most forsaken neighborhoods.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, who as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has struggled to protect defense spending against deficit hawks, has decided to retire after 21 years in Congress, Republicans officials said Wednesday.
Levin says the money would help provide access to harbors that have become so shallow they're increasingly unusable.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, said the bill's passage "is good news for all of us who cherish the matchless beauty and the ecological importance of Sleeping Bear Dunes."