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Eastern Michigan University, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is bringing a distinguished keynote speaker to the annual Martin Luther King Junior  celebration event this year.  White House correspondent for PBS and NBC and MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor will be delivering the keynote address virtually this year because of the pandemic.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with the award-winning journalist about her experiences covering President Donald Trump and what message she hopes to share in her address.


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Michigan helped push former Vice President Joe Biden closer to the Democratic nomination Tuesday with a decisive win over Senator Bernie Sanders.  For Sanders, this was a stark and bitter change from four years ago, when Michigan resurrected his faltering campaign for president.  Rick Pluta has more.

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As part of the presidential debates hosted in Detroit during the last few days, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party held two watch parties.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has a recap. 


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The election is days away, and Michigan is still getting quite a bit of attention from both major party presidential candidates. 


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It's been a journey for voters who were hoping Bernie Sanders would win the White House.  

It was an unlikely candidacy that started small and built into a movement for democratic socialism.  Hillary Clinton is a far more traditional Democrat and ended up winning the party's nomination for President.  When Sanders bowed out, many of his supporters vowed to protest by not casting a vote, at all.  Then, Donald Trump won the Republican nomination.  

This is where some of Washtenaw County's Sanders supporters now stand.
 


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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will visit Michigan today for the first time since August. 


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Senator Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at the University of Michigan.  


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Delegates from across the country are in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, and Washtenaw County is represented.

 


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From a statewide perspective, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the winners in Michigan’s presidential primary elections.  The results were a little different in Washtenaw County. 

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Local clerks reported high turnout and long lines in some places as voters handed Donald Trump a victory in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary, while the Democratic race went to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

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It's no secret that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is popular among college voters.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan spoke with some of them today and has the story.

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Debate In Detroit

Mar 4, 2016
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Four Republican presidential candidates spent seven and a half minutes talking about Detroit, Flint, and manufacturing at a debate held in Detroit Thursday night.  

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is taking aim at free trade deals like NAFTA and the recent Trans Pacific Partnership. He says they’ve cost the country millions of jobs. And he says it’s a critical difference between him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    

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Now that the votes have been counted in the Super Tuesday states, presidential candidates are turning their attention to the next round of primaries – including Michigan’s in a week.  


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The Bernie Sanders campaign is getting ready for next Tuesday's Michigan presidential primary election


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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders brought his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president to Flint Thursday. 


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With the state’s March 8th primary fast-approaching, Presidential candidates are turning their attention to Michigan.  Senator Bernie Sanders had stops in Ypsilanti and Dearborn as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, while Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids.


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A crowd of over 9,000 people gave a big welcome to Bernie Sanders at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  The presidential hopeful addressed the medical issues some Flint residents are having because of the water contamination.  Sanders wants Snyder to resign.


Crowd Gathers for Bernie Sanders Rally in Ypsilanti

Feb 15, 2016
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The line began forming early today, and the rally is still hours away.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is bringing his presidential campaign to Ypsilanti today.  His "Future To Believe In Rally at Eastern Michigan University" gets underway at 2:30 this afternoon.  Doors to the EMU Convocation Center will open at 12:30. The event is free and open to the public, on a first come, first serve basis.  Sanders is making the Michigan appearance in advance of the March 8th presidential primary election.  The Independent is running for the Democratic nomination against former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton

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Bernie Sanders brings his bid for the presidency to Ypsilanti today. 

  ve In Rally at Eastern Michigan University."  The event begins at 2:30 this afternoon at the EMU Convocation Center and is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:30 pm. The Sanders campaign is asking those planning to attend to RSVP.  You can do so here.

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Hillary Clinton took a break over the weekend from stumping for support in New Hampshire to bring her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Flint, where the city faces a public health crisis due to lead in the drinking water.


Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is running for president, he said Wednesday night. He will be challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, and the self-described "Democratic Socialist" will keep the pressure on Clinton to move to the left.