Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 1:41pm

Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate last night. Kaine, who was elected to the Senate in 2012, represents Virgina — a predicted swing state during the election this November.

In an official statement from U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), he wrote that Clinton's choice of Kaine was complementary to her platform.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:48pm
Portrait of Henriette Ivey

Henrietta Ivey — a native Michigan healthcare worker —will speak at the Democratic National Convention next Thursday in Philadelphia.

Ivey is one of 20 “everyday Americans” who will address the crowds in the Wells-Fargo Arena to share with delegates and attendees both their experiences and reasons to believe Hillary Clinton will unite and strengthen the nation.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:43am

Contrary to this claim, a June NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll shows Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton virtually tied in support from independents, with Clinton receiving nearly 90 percent of her party’s support.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:25pm

CLEVELAND — The Michigan delegation presented a united front behind Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump despite brief confusion during roll call, in which Michigan abstained from the vote Tuesday at the Republican National Convention. 

Trump won the Michigan state primary in March, garnering significant support in rural areas of the state — such as the Upper Peninsula — while, in Washtenaw County, the majority of voters supported Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a candidate who has yet to endorse Trump.

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:58pm

CLEVELAND — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette addressed the Republican National Convention Monday afternoon, where he spoke about the ongoing Flint water crisis, among broader issues.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:32pm

Gov. Rick Snyder is one of several prominent Republicans who have not endorsed Donald Trump and does not plan to attend the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland.

Other prominent figures who will not be attending include Gov. John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Nikki Haley, although Haley does support Trump. In total, at least eight Republican governors will not attend or are non-committal to attending the convention.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:48pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) endorsed his rival Tuesday in the Democratic presidential nomination, weeks after Hillary Clinton was declared the presumptive nominee and only two weeks prior to the Democratic National Convention.

Rising LSA junior Nick Kolenda, president of Students for Sanders at the University of Michigan, said the endorsement was inevitable, additionally allowing Sanders to affect the Democratic party platform. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:47pm
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took pictures with churchgoers after speaking at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church in Flint on February 7th.

The announcement follows a private meeting last month between Clinton and her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), in which they discussed the differing aspects of both candidates’ college affordability plans.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:19pm

Since 2002, tuition revenue has increased by over $800 million — a 135 percent increase — far outpacing similar institutions such as Ohio State University and the University of California system, both of which have seen approximately 52 percent increases.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:11pm
University President Mark Schlissel attended a Regents meeting at the Michigan Union on April 21st.

The University of Michigan announced a 3.9 percent tuition increase for in-state students and a 4.4 percent increase for out-of-state students in their approval of the $1.83 billion University budget for fiscal year 2017 at the Board of Regents meeting Thursday.