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In the ongoing saga of the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a federal judge cleared the way Tuesday for Detroit to declare bankruptcy and shed $18 billion in debt, declaring the Motor City "was and is insolvent" and it is a "foregone conclusion" that it cannot meet its financial obligations.
Voters in Detroit — a city at the heart of the civil rights movement and a stronghold of black political influence — have elected their first white mayor since the 1970s.
The city of Detroit will present a "mountain of evidence" to show that its perilous finances qualify for a turnaround in bankruptcy court, an attorney said Wednesday as a judge opened an extraordinary trial to determine if the largest public filing in U.S. history will go forward.
Some of the Republican-led states holding out against expanding their Medicaid programs are beginning to cave, effectively embracing a key pillar of President Obama's health care law.
Hardly a week goes by that we don't read about the Republican Party's "political problems" in the news media, which insist the GOP has become widely unpopular with voters.
The bankruptcy filing by the city of Detroit garnered a lot of media attention, but it was not unexpected. It's hardly shocking to learn that after decades of chronic mismanagement by a corrupt political machine, even America's richest city — which Detroit once was — can be laid to waste.
A federal judge agreed with Detroit on Wednesday and stopped any lawsuits challenging the city's bankruptcy, declaring his courtroom the exclusive venue for legal action in the largest filing by a local government in U.S. history.
Do you honestly think President Obama has been a boon to the U.S. economy? If you answered "yes," give your head a shake and take a closer look at what is happening in the city of Detroit.
Franklin D. Roosevelt called America to arms on the eve of war as "the arsenal of democracy," and he was talking mostly about Detroit. Its factories built the tanks, trucks and weapons that won World War II.
The judge in charge of Detroit's bankruptcy case said on Monday he will consider a plea from the city to freeze any lawsuits until the bankruptcy case winds through court.
MSNBC host Ed Schultz joined a host of liberals who feel Republican policies led to Detroit's filing for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history last week.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing warned Sunday that his may be the first major city to declare bankruptcy, but that it won't be the last.
A judge is ordering Gov. Rick Snyder to withdraw Detroit's bankruptcy petition, saying the state is illegally trampling the rights of pensioners.
In Michigan, a historic bastion of the nation's industrial unions, the legal battle over the state's new right-to-work law shows no signs of flagging.
"Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a full, free and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret National Security Agency surveillance programs." And so reads a White House "We the People" online petition established Sunday