Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Todd Spangler

Detroit Free Press

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Recent articles by Todd:

Michigan's Joan Larsen getting buzz to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court

President Trump said he has a short list of women he will nominate from and that he's got a "great one from Michigan" on it. → Read More

Peters holds narrow lead over James in Michigan's US Senate race

The incumbent senator's polling lead over Republican businessman John James appears to have dipped from 10 in July to 4 now, says new poll. → Read More

Joe Biden still has big lead on Donald Trump in Michigan — but it's shrinking, poll shows

The Democratic nominee's lead has slipped considerably from where it was in June but he still remains well ahead of the Republican president. → Read More

Kim Kardashian West to freeze Instagram, Facebook accounts to protest hate speech

Kim Kardashian West has joined the “#StopProfitForHate” campaign against Facebook, telling followers that she will suspend her use of Facebook and Instagram accounts on Wednesday. → Read More

Jill Biden to visit west Michigan on Tuesday

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's wife is coming to the state to visit Grand Rapids and Battle Creek. → Read More

Trump got several things wrong at Michigan rally: Here's our fact check

After reporting on Trump's wildly inaccurate claims about an auto resurgence in Michigan, we went back and found even more false claims. → Read More

Netflix defends ‘Cuties’ as ‘social commentary’ against sexualization of young children

Netflix defends ‘Cuties’ as ‘social commentary’ against sexualization of young children → Read More

Former Free Press reporter removed from Trump rally

Kathleen Gray, now with the New York Times, said she was tracked down and removed after posting pictures of Trump supporters not wearing masks. → Read More

Trump makes wild claims about revitalizing auto industry at Michigan rally

The president said he has brought "a lot" of new car plants to Michigan but it's not true and auto employment in the state was down even before COVID hit. → Read More

Michigan supporters ready for President Donald Trump rally this evening

Hundreds of people swarmed into an airport hangar, many without masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines, waiting for the president's arrival. → Read More

Joe Biden calls Trump's COVID-19 remarks 'beyond despicable,' says he is unfit to serve

Speaking at a UAW hall in Warren, the Democratic nominee chastised President Trump for admitting to Bob Woodward he knew the risks of COVID early on. → Read More

Watch live: Joe Biden speaks to UAW members in Warren

Joe Biden is speaking to UAW members in Warren on Wednesday, making his first in-person visit to Michigan as the Democratic presidential nominee. → Read More

Michigan Republicans criticize Joe Biden and his plan for workers as he visits Warren

The state GOP chairwoman and two Republican members of Congress say the former vice president represents the failed policies of the past. → Read More

Joe Biden to tell Michigan: He'll really tax companies that move job overseas

In a speech to be given in Warren on Wednesday, the Democratic nominee will talk about a tax plan he says will encourage job creation in Michigan. → Read More

Joe Biden to speak in Warren on Wednesday, but details remain murky

Few details were released about the vice president's visit but it did not appear that the event in Warren would be a public one. → Read More

Trump to hold event in mid-Michigan on Thursday night, one day after Biden visits

Trump is visiting a key area to his chances of winning Michigan again and comes a day after Democratic rival Joe Biden is set to hold an event. → Read More

Trump campaigned in '16 on remaking Michigan manufacturing, Did he deliver?

Donald Trump said he'd make Michigan the "manufacturing hub" of the world, but as president, even before the onslaught of COVID, he hasn't. → Read More

‘Mulan’ will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers in December for no extra cost

‘Mulan’ will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers in December for no extra cost → Read More

Netflix offers free streaming of ‘Bird Box,’ ‘Two Popes,’ episodes of ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘When They See Us’ and more

The streamer’s new “Watch Free” site, available free to any internet user worldwide, is a bid to land new paying customers: Each of the titles available free has a pre-roll sizzle reel highlighting a range of Netflix original programming. At the end, Netflix prompts viewers to sign up for an account. → Read More

Trump's claims on protecting auto jobs questioned by Dingell, Stevens

Ahead of a visit by Vice President Mike Pence, two Michigan congresswoman raised doubts about President Trump's auto claims. → Read More