Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Todd Spangler

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Recent articles by Todd:

Former US Rep. 'Bingo Bob' Traxler dies at 88, served in Washington nearly 20 years

Traxler, of Bay City, also had served in the state House of Representatives and on Michigan State University's board → Read More

Viewings for former US Rep. John Conyers to be held at Wright Museum

Viewings for former Detroit congressman John Conyers will be held in Detroit this weekend ahead of his funeral Monday at Greater Grace Temple → Read More

John Conyers' funeral to be held Monday at Greater Grace in Detroit

The longtime Detroit congressman will be honored at a funeral service at the temple where funerals for Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin were held. → Read More

Medicare patients could see drug costs lowered by Slotkin bill that passes U.S. House

The House unanimously passed legislation that could lower drug costs for Medicare patients by requiring more transparency. → Read More

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, former dean of Congress, dies at the age of 90

Conyers' death comes nearly two years after he resigned his seat in Congress during a #MeToo scandal. → Read More

GOP sees in John James a strong challenger to Michigan Sen. Gary Peters' U.S. Senate seat

James is doing well in several polls and raising significant money but he faces historical obstacles in taking on Peters → Read More

Roger Penske gets Medal of Freedom from Trump: 'This guy keeps winning'

Roger Penske, long associated with metro Detroit and auto racing, received the nation's highest civilian honor at the White House, the Medal of Freedom → Read More

EPA chief coming to Detroit, says Trump is serious about helping Great Lakes

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will be in Detroit on Tuesday talking Great Lakes money and auto regulations → Read More

US Supreme Court overturns ruling in Michigan gerrymandering case: What it means

As expected, the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a case which could have redrawn dozens of Michigan congressional and legislative districts. → Read More

Shonda Rhimes to produce original podcasts with iHeartMedia

Rhimes' Shondaland production company announced a three-year pact with iHeartMedia to launch Shondaland Audio, which will produce a slate of original podcasts to be released as part of the iHeartPodcast Network. → Read More

New poll shows what Michigan voters think about impeaching Trump

A new Michigan poll shows likely voters split on whether to impeach the president, with less than half in support. → Read More

Rep. Rashida Tlaib hasn't endorsed Bernie Sanders yet: What she's saying

Detroit congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says media reports that she has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president are wrong - she hasn't endorsed anyone yet → Read More

‘Fortnite’ emerges from black hole with all-new island

The latest installment of the free-to-play battle royale game, which publisher Epic Games calls the first season of "Fortnite" Chapter 2, went live early Tuesday at around 6 a.m. ET. → Read More

‘Fortnite’ goes dark. What happened?

The official "Fortnite" account on Twitter offered no explanation for the wipeout. → Read More

Years after Flint crisis, Trump administration proposes changes to lead rules

The Trump administration is changing rules for responding to lead levels in water but critics say they don't go far enough. → Read More

Polls show growing support for impeachment and removal of President Trump

A new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll is another indication that nationwide, support for impeaching President Trump is on the upswing. → Read More

Michigan case has US Supreme Court justices struggling with transgender issues

The U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Aimee Stephens, who was fired from her job at a funeral home when she decided to start dressing like a woman → Read More

Michigan Republicans silent as Trump asks China to investigate political rival Biden

Michigan's Republican members of Congress were silent as Donald Trump urged China to investigate a political rival. → Read More

US Supreme Court to hear Redford Twp. woman's case, transgender protections on the line

A transgender woman in Redford Township, Stephens was fired by the funeral home where she worked when she said she wanted to dress as a woman. → Read More

Rep. Elissa Slotkin gets challenge from Nikki Snyder, who defends Trump on impeachment

Nikki Snyder, a 35-year-old member of the state Board of Education, says she will challenge Rep. Elissa Slotkin, believing she's wrong on impeachment → Read More