Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The president unveiled a sweeping number of proposals Wednesday designed to curb gun violence. What do you think?
President Obama on Wednesday unveiled what is being called the most ambitious gun control agenda in decades, initiating 23 separate executive actions aimed at curbing what he called “the epidemic of gun violence in this country,” according to The Washington Post. According to the White House fact sheet, Obama’s plan includes: Michigan political reaction came quickly: Gov. Rick Snyder released the following statement: "It's a dialogue that's happening in earnest at the federal level. In Michigan, we are looking at the issue of violence from a holistic approach, examining the multiple causes and root of the problem. That's why I have ordered a multi-departmental assessment of the state's services and needs regarding at-risk children, school…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Students also voted to re-elect President Barack Obama.
Even though many may not yet be of voting age, Troy Athens High School students still got a chance to cast their ballot Tuesday. In a mock election held during school hours on Tuesday, Athens students voted to keep the president – and kick out Troy Mayor Janice Daniels. According to Troy School District spokesperson Kerry Birmingham, President Barack Obama beat out Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the mock election by 200 votes. "The mayor was recalled by a two thirds majority," Birmingham added. "Roughly around 1400-1450 students voted today in the Athens Mock Election, according to a teacher coordinating it," tweeted the Scarlet Letter (@AthensSL), Athens' student paper. For election day live updates and results, visit our Troy …
You may still have questions about today's election, so here's a list of useful things you may want to know before you head out to the polls.
Whether you're a first time voter or a longtime pro at casting your ballot, here's a list of things you may want to remember as you head out to polling stations today. Don't forget to check out Troy Patch's Election Day live blog and results page, which will be updated throughout the day. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters in line by 8 p.m. will still be permitted to cast their vote, but nobody is allowed to get in line after 8 p.m. Absentee ballots may be turned in until 8 p.m. at the Troy City Clerk's Office. Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in…
Monday, November 5, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
Candidates and issues that will be on the ballot in November.
Monday, October 22, 2012
City Clerk Aileen Bittner said they are predicting the largest overall voter turnout in the city's history for the Nov. 6 election.
If you are planning to vote by absentee ballot, you are not alone. With just over two weeks to go before the Nov. 6 general election, more than 11,000 Troy residents have requested absentee voter ballots as of Friday afternoon, according to City Clerk Aileen Bittner. Of the 11,284 absentee ballots issued, "2,925 of those have been returned," Bittner said in an email to Patch. "Typically with a large ballot, we don’t see many returns right away as it takes a little longer for voters to make their choices on so many races and issues." Bittner said the city usually receives about 15,000 absentee ballots – about 35 percent of the overall number of ballots received – in an average presidential election, though they are expecting a larger …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra, U.S. Congressional candidate Kerry Bentivolio and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land will be in Troy for tonight's presidential debate.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following information was provided by Glenn Clark/Troy Republican Committee. Tonight, Rick Santorum’s Patriot Voices PAC, the Troy Republican Committee, the Troy Republican Club & Oakland County Conservatives will host a 2nd Presidential Debate watch party proceeded by a social event at Shield’s Restaurant (private banquet room) in Troy. Doors open at 8 p.m. for a social event designed for conservative activists to network and prepare for victory this November. GOP U.S. Senate nominee Pete Hoekstra and GOP U.S. Congressional nominee Kerry Bentivolio will join former Secretary of State and recently elected Republican National Committeewoman Terri Lynn Land to deliver a campaign update before the debate during the social event. The …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Find out when the next match-ups are scheduled and what the topics are.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
First Lady's speech highlights how, in a 50-50 nation, the narrative that wins this fight may win the White House.
- John Ness
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — President Obama "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care,” First Lady Michelle Obama said during her Tuesday speech to the Democratic National Convention. "That's what my husband stands for." It was a continuation of a consistent message from women at all levels the Democratic party: This election is about the government’s right to control your body. Earlier that day, just a few blocks away from where Mrs. Obama spoke, Gov. Nikki Haley made the Republican pitch. “Let me tell you about women. Women are extremely smart,” the first female governor of South Carolina said. “They care about a lot more than contraception.” Those two arguments — that the 2012 …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Obama says colleges must be held accountable for increased tuition.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Mark Bernstein is a candidate for U of M regent. ANN ARBOR — Following a whirlwind three-day tour across the country, President Obama told students at the University of Michigan on Friday that he will work with Congress and local colleges to keep higher education costs down. Addressing a packed house of 4,000 students and supporters at U-M's Al Glick Fieldhouse, Obama unveiled a Race to the Top initiative for colleges across the United States. "I don’t want to be in a country where we only are looking at success for a small group of people. We want a country where everybody has a chance," Obama said. Obama's plan proposes tying federal student aid to universities' tuition rates and…