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Sneak-Peek Premiere of “The Reagan Presidency” on PBS at GVSU

Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and WGVU Public Media will host an early premiere of a new PBS television special, “The Reagan Presidency”, tonight, January 17.

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Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Is White House’s Most Popular Ever

The Westboro Baptist Church is likely one of the most hated groups of people in America in recent years, but everything that they do, according to U.S. law is completely legal. Many steps have been made to stop the group from protesting at the funerals of soldiers, children, and even famous people. And now, there's a very popular petition in place that could silence them for good.

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The Six-Year-Old Who Would Be President

Now that the election is over we can take some time off from all of the bickering that goes along with campaigning, right?

Not quite.  It never really stops.

4 years from now it will be time to change again and there's one six-year-old who is campaigning on a platform we can all agree with.

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At What Age Should Kids Be Allowed To Hunt Deer With A Firearm In Michigan? [Poll]

Hundreds of thousands of hunters across Michigan are set to head outdoors as Michigan's regular firearm deer hunting season opens November 15.

Changes that took effect in 2011 allow hunters as young as 10 to hunt deer with a firearm.  Ages 9 and under may hunt under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

At what age should kids be allowed to hunt deer with a firearm in Michigan?

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Early West Michigan Election Results 2012

Results are still coming in, but some votes are ready to be called.

Take a first look at West Michigan election results. 

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Should Election Day Be A National Holiday? [Poll]

In the majority of countries around the world, voting takes place on a weekend or election day is a national holiday.  This allows for the most people to reach the polls without their jobs interfering.  Some countries even have polls open for several days or weeks to make sure that everyone who wishes to vote can do so.  Should the United States do the same thing?  Take our poll and tell us what you think.

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The 3rd Presidential Debate has been Songified (video)

Here is my "video-of-the-day" and it's a whopper!

The third and final presidential debate, like the previous two, has been "songified" by The Gregory Brothers.

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Should Third-Party Candidates Be Allowed In Presidential Debates? [Poll]

The presidential debates are now over...wait, no they're not.

There is a "third-party" debate in Chicago at 9:00pm EST tonight, October 23.

Tonight's third-party debate, moderated by Larry King, will give third-party candidates a rare chance to be heard.

Should third-party candidates have been allowed in the debates with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? 

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Obama And Romney Square Off In First Presidential Debate In Denver
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Obama vs. Romney, Round 2 — Highlights From the Town-Hall Presidential Debate

The second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney got started just after 9 o'clock from the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The town-hall-style debate, with an audience of uncommitted voters selected by Gallup, was moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley

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Michigan Business Climate Improving

The business climate in Michigan is changing.

Tax Foundation reports that Michigan has the 12th best "business tax climate" heading to 2013.  That's up from 18th in 2012.

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Do You Watch Political Debates? [Poll]

We've had one Presidential debate, with more to come.  The Vice Presidential debate Thursday, October 11.

Polls often change following debates.  Mitt Romney showed gains after the first Presidential debate.  People are watching.  Are you one of them?

Do you watch political debates?

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Presidential Debate is Great Musical Video (video)

This video is a blast!

The first Presidential Debate for 2012 was held last week, as we all know.  Immediately, reporters and analysts were debating the outcome of the debate.  The discussion will likely go on until the next Presidential Debate.

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