Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Todd Spangler

Detroit Free Press

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Recent articles by Todd:

Rep. Huizenga wins appeal of $5,000 fine for going around metal detector

The west Michigan congressman had been fined for going around a metal detector on the House floor. → Read More

Former Rep. Dale Kildee, who represented Flint in Congress for 36 years, dies

The former congressman from Flint was known for his dedication to education and Native American issues. → Read More

Detroit officials, activists say proposed political maps disenfranchise Black voters

Black officials say Michigan's proposed redistricting maps could make it harder to elect Black representatives. → Read More

Michigan's draft redistricting maps approved, will be taken to the public next

The group has spent weeks mapping new voting districts. Now commissioners are ready to take their maps on a statewide tour to solicit feedback. → Read More

Michigan selected for 1 of 4 new National Guard battalions in US, Army says

Michigan will be home to a new National Guard battalion trained in intelligence collection and analysis and targeting support, officials → Read More

Michigan selected for 1 of 4 new National Guard battalions in US, Army says

No site has been selected yet but Michigan's new National Guard battalion - trained in intelligence gathering - will bring with it 200 new troops. → Read More

Michigan Republicans blast Biden's sweeping social agenda ahead of Howell visit

Four Michigan Republican members of Congress blasted President Biden's sweeping social agenda that is currently stuck in Congress. → Read More

Michigan attorney to be first Arab-American Muslim woman to argue before Supreme Court

Fadwa Hammoud, the first Arab-American solicitor general, will argue before the US Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, making history. → Read More

President Biden to pitch infrastructure bill, 'Build Back Better' plan during Howell trip

The visit comes as the president needs to shore up Democratic support ahead of a critical deadline on the debt ceiling. → Read More

US Supreme Court looks at whether Michigan murderer's conviction should be overturned

Ervine Davenport was wrongly shackled in court but is that enough to overturn his 2007 murder conviction? US Supreme Court to hear Michigan case. → Read More

Bergman says only a 'fraction' of infrastructure bill goes to traditional uses. He's wrong.

The congressman says only a "fraction" of a $1.2 trillion bill will go to traditional infrastructure but in actuality the vast majority will. → Read More

Destroyer named for late Sen. Carl Levin to be christened this weekend

A guided missile destroyer named for the late US senator from Michigan will be christened by the Navy in Maine on Saturday. → Read More

Debbie Dingell, Marjorie Taylor Greene get into shouting match on US Capitol steps

The Democratic congresswoman yelled that Greene should be more civil instead of always being a disruptive, disrespectful colleague. → Read More

Dingell, Upton offer to handwrite COVID remembrances at National Mall memorial

The two U.S. House members say they will handwrite remembrances for constituents at memorial on National Mall next week. → Read More

US to allow vaccinated international air travelers, but no word on Canadian land border

The Biden administration will allow vaccinated international travelers to fly into US but no word yet on nonessential travel over land from Canada. → Read More

With suicide hotline calls up, Sen. Peters, others want VA to connect with veterans

The senator was one of a bipartisan group saying the Veterans Administration must do more to help vets who returned from Afghanistan. → Read More

For Delphi's former salaried workers, retirement has been a long fight for fair treatment

Delphi's salaried workers saw their pensions go unfunded 12 years ago while union workers were saved. They're still fighting to get them restored. → Read More

Rep. Bill Huizenga, accused of walking around House metal detector, fined $5,000

The congressman, saying he had just gone through the detector when he stepped out to speak to his son, will appeal the fine. → Read More

Report: Erik Prince, Betsy DeVos' brother, offers $6,500-a-seat flights from Afghanistan

The west Michigan-born military contractor is also offering rescue missions to get people out for more, The Wall Street Journal reported. → Read More

Pentagon says Rep. Peter Meijer's Afghanistan visit diverted personnel from mission

The Pentagon's spokesman confirmed the Defense Department was not notified of unauthorized trip to Afghanistan by two congressman amid evacuation. → Read More