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49th Governor of Michigan

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Gretchen Whitmer: 49th Governor of Michigan
Gretchen Esther Whitmer is an American politician serving as the 49th governor of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, she served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006 and in the Michigan Senate from 2006 to 2015.

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Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects? [Video]

Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects?

Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator..

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Michigan Governor Warns 'Devastating' Floods Getting Worse [Video]

Michigan Governor Warns 'Devastating' Floods Getting Worse

During flooding in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned residents it could get worse. While he said floods were already “devastating,” Whitmer said they were expected to rise. According to the..

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Trump visits Ford plant, leaves mask off for cameras [Video]

Trump visits Ford plant, leaves mask off for cameras

President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus..

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Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19 [Video]

Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19

A Reuters analysis of demographic and public health data found that death rates in Democratic parts of the U.S. are triple those in Republican ones. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse [Video]

Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared an emergency for Midland county after two dams breached and on expectations of extreme flooding. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Residents forced to evacuate after dam breach in central Michigan [Video]

Residents forced to evacuate after dam breach in central Michigan

Heavy flooding caused a dam breach in central Michigan, prompting officials to call for locals to evacuate the area on Tuesday (May 19), according to local media reports.

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Scuffles at Michigan anti-lockdown protest [Video]

Scuffles at Michigan anti-lockdown protest

Armed protesters yet again descended on Michigan’s state Capitol on Thursday denouncing the governor’s stay-at-home order extension. Gavino Garay has more.

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Michigan Faces More Protests Over Stay-At-Home Order [Video]

Michigan Faces More Protests Over Stay-At-Home Order

Hundreds of people in Michigan went to the Capitol to protest Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. According to Reuters, it was the third but smallest major demonstration in the state...

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Armed protesters in Michigan decry lockdown extension [Video]

Armed protesters in Michigan decry lockdown extension

Hundreds of protesters, some armed, gathered at Michigan's state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday objecting to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's request to extend emergency powers to combat COVID-19, an appeal..

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Michigan Faces Biggest COVID-19 Protest Since April 15 [Video]

Michigan Faces Biggest COVID-19 Protest Since April 15

Hundreds gathered at Michigan’s state Capitol to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request. Whitmer wants to extend the state of emergency to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The protest is a follow up..

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Trump taunts governors, encourages lockdown protesters [Video]

Trump taunts governors, encourages lockdown protesters

The U.S. coronavirus crisis took a sharp political turn on Friday as President Donald Trump lashed out at four Democratic governors over their handling of the pandemic after having conceded that states..

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Trump says stay-at-home protesters 'seem to be very responsible' [Video]

Trump says stay-at-home protesters 'seem to be very responsible'

During the coronavirus Task Force briefing on Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about protesters defying state-imposed restrictions due to the coronavirus, such as in Michigan and Virginia. "I..

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Michigan 'will re-engage' economy when it's safe- Gov. Whitmer [Video]

Michigan 'will re-engage' economy when it's safe- Gov. Whitmer

"We will re-engage our economy when it's safe," said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a Friday news conference in which she said she hoped Trump's 'liberate Michigan' tweet wasn't encouraging..

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U.S. weekly jobless claims top 5.2 million [Video]

U.S. weekly jobless claims top 5.2 million

A record 22 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits over the past month, with millions more filing claims last week, underscoring the deepening economic slump caused by the novel..

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Protesters swarm Michigan Capitol to protest lockdown [Video]

Protesters swarm Michigan Capitol to protest lockdown

Protesters in Lansing, Michigan, caused a traffic jam near the capitol building on Wednesday as they rallied against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order.

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Whitmer to allow haircuts in Michigan in latest step to open economy

Hair salons and barbers in Michigan will be allowed to resume business on June 15, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Friday, the latest step to reopen the state's economy shut for months by measures to..
Reuters - Published

Michigan governor largely rescinds lockdown, retailers to reopen

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday moved to further reopen the Midwest state's economy, largely rescinding a stay-at- home order in place since March and allowing retailers and restaurants to..
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Whitmer asks Trump to keep Michigan National Guard aid through July 31

whitmer asks trump to keep michigan national guard aid through july 31
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking President Donald Trump to extend the time that the Michigan National Guard aids the state in the battle against COVID-19. The Democratic governor sent a letter Thursday..
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Michigan Governor Says Husband’s Request Was ‘Failed Attempt at Humor’

A business owner said Marc Mallory had pointed out that he was married to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer while asking if the company could move his boat sooner.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says husband's boat dock request was a bad joke: 'I wasn't laughing either'

Whitmer said her husband regrets what he said and she called on Michiganders to show kindness and empathy as the state deals with COVID-19.  
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Michigan governor: Husband's call was just humor

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her husband dropped her name in an effort to get his boat in the water. Whitmer says it was a "failed attempt at humor" (May 26)  
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Builders call Whitmer's COVID-19 work rules unconstitutional, asks court to throw them out

A builders group says Michigan's governor exposed them to enormous fines without going through the proper process, exceeding her authority.
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Judge tosses Michigan lawmakers' suit over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency powers

The lawsuit by the GOP-controlled state House and Senate argued that Whitmer's emergency orders were invalid because of a lack of statutory authority.
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Michigan Governor Whitmer further opens state economy ahead of Trump visit

Michigan's governor announced more steps to re-open the state's economy on Thursday, offering timelines for the resumption of some businesses and allowing some social gatherings as long as guidelines..
Reuters - Published

Mid-Michigan flooding crests at 35 feet, Whitmer requests FEMA help: What we know

Rushing waters took out trees, roadways, homes, businesses, the library, the sewer system, electricity — and part of the City of Midland.  
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Trump to visit home state of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a frequent target of his attacks amid pandemic

Trump will tour a Ford Motor Co. plant in Ypsilanti repurposed to make ventilators as he visits the home state of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Michigan Governor Whitmer faces mainstream backlash against shutdown

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing an increasingly mainstream backlash against her stay-at-home orders, with a growing number of local officials and business leaders arguing the restrictions..
Reuters - Published

Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday declared an emergency for Midland county after two dams breached and on expectations of extreme flooding.
Reuters - Published

'Do not hesitate': Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urges evacuations, warns Midland could be under 9 feet of water by Wednesday

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Midland County after the Edenville and Sanford dams breached on Tuesday.
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Trump visit to Ford plant contradicts Michigan Gov. Whitmer's order — but she won't try to stop it

The president's visit to a Ford plant in Michigan contradicts a ban on nonessential tours.
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'Credible Threats' to Kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lead to Charges, Police Say

Robert S. Tesh made “credible threats” via social media messages to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, the authorities said.
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Whitmer says Michigan virus cases top 50,000

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan cross 50,000 (May 15)  
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Michigan judge hears clash over stay-home orders

Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature urge a judge to strike down stay-home orders issued by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (May 15)  
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Hundreds protest Michigan stay-at-home order

Hundreds gathered to protest Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order on Thursday in Lansing, the third but smallest major demonstration at the state's Capitol since businesses were..
Reuters - Published

Big police presence expected at Michigan protest of stay-at-home order

A demonstration protesting Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order is set to take place on Thursday in the state capital of Lansing, with fears some might carry weapons inside the..
Reuters - Published

Trump urges Michigan Gov. Whitmer to talk to protesters, who he called 'very good people'

Trump has been encouraging protesters in Michigan and elsewhere for weeks, at one point urging them to "liberate" their states.
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Your Friday Briefing

Coronavirus, Gretchen Whitmer, Joe Biden: Here’s what you need to know.
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Protesters, some carrying rifles, crowd into Michigan Capitol to urge an end to state of emergency

The rally was considerably smaller than an April 15 event that drew thousands to the Capitol to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order.
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Hundreds protest in Michigan seeking end to governor's emergency powers

Hundreds of protesters, some armed, gathered at Michigan's state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday objecting to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's request to extend emergency powers to combat COVID-19, an appeal..
Reuters - Published

Protest at Michigan Capitol over virus order

Protesters return to the Michigan Capitol to denounce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-home order and business restrictions (April 30)  
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Michigan to reopen construction industry in state on May 7

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Wednesday she will allow the state's construction industry to return to work on May 7 as the Midwestern state works to reopen its economy amid the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Ohio, Michigan governors diverge on plans to reopen during pandemic

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine outlined "first steps" toward reopening the state's economy on Monday, diverging from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who said she would not be held to "artificial..
Reuters - Published

'SNL' cut-for-time skit with Michigan Gov. urges people to stay home: It's 'not live free and die'

Cecily Strong played Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a cut-for-time "Saturday Night Live" skit, talking her stay-home order and Joe Biden.
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Michigan extends stay at home but eases rules

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has lengthened her stay-at-home order through May 15, while lifting restrictions so some businesses can reopen and the public can participate in outdoor activities during..
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Michigan governor lifts some restrictions but extends shutdown order

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended her stay-at-home order through May 15 as the Midwestern state battles to control the coronavirus pandemic, but lifted restrictions so some..
Reuters - Published

Michigan governor extends shutdown order but lifts some restrictions

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended her stay-at-home order through May 15 as the Midwestern state battles to control the coronavirus pandemic, but lifted restrictions so some..
Reuters - Published

Michigan governor calls on protesters to avoid unsafe demonstrations

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday pleaded for residents of her state to refrain from holding more demonstrations protesting the coronavirus-related shutdown because of the need to follow..
Reuters - Published

Gretchen Whitmer Isn’t Backing Down

Right-wing protesters, Republican lawmakers and President Trump are attacking the Michigan governor, a possible vice-presidential pick. “I’m not thinking about politics,” she says.
NYTimes.com - Published

Michigan Governor Whitmer aims to begin reopening state economy on May 1

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Friday she is hopeful the state can begin to reengage parts of its economy beginning on May 1, days after facing a barrage of criticism for her strict..
Reuters - Published

Michigan governor needs to revise her coronavirus lockdown order: state chamber head

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer needs to revise the recent extension to her stay-at-home order or risk doing serious harm to the state's economy, including potentially driving hundreds of companies..
Reuters - Published

Michigan residents sue Governor Whitmer over coronavirus pandemic orders

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer faces at least two federal lawsuits challenging her April 9 executive order to combat the coronavirus outbreak, including requirements that residents stay at home and..
Reuters - Published

Drivers create gridlock to protest Michigan governor's stay-at-home order

Thousands of cars jammed streets surrounding Michigan's state capitol in protest of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order.  
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