Stories tagged: "Gretchen Whitmer"


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States Still Fighting With the Trump Administration for Coronavirus Supplies

The Trump Administration wants states to conduct "robust" testing. There's just one problem: They're hoarding the supplies.

This undated booking photo provided by the Detroit Police Public Safety Office shows Robert Tesh, 32, who has been charged with terrorism for making credible death threats against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday, May 15, 2020, that Tesh made the threats via social media to an acquaintance on April 14.  (Detroit Police Public Safety Office via AP)
Detroit Man Who Threatened Whitmer’s Life Has Been Charged With Terrorism

If convicted of the felony charge, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Republicans Are Using the Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs

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Why ‘That Woman From Michigan’ Is a Top Contender for Biden’s VP

Here’s a look at what sets up Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a potential VP running mate to help get Biden elected. And maybe even carry out a higher office after.