Donald Trump

Watch Senate Impeachment Trial Live

Jan 21, 2020
Annette Elizabeth Allen / for NPR

The Senate holds a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office. Watch the proceedings here lives starting at noon:

Debbie Dingell
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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says she looks forward to going into the New Year and next decade with "civility and hope."  Dingell said she didn't want to politicize President Donald Trump's recent comments about her following her pro-impeachment vote and her late husband John Dingell.  The congresswoman talked with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the past year both politically and personally.    

The entirety of the situation makes her sad.  That is the sentiment Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is expressing as a presidential impeachment inquiry gets underway.  The 12th District Democrat from Dearborn called in to 89.1 WEMU this morning to discuss why she, and the rest of the  Michigan delegation in the U.S. House, now support a full inquiry. 

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

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. 

Matt Doss
Great Lakes Commission /

President Donald Trump said he wanted to cut 90% from a proposed $300-million dollar budget proposal to continue funding the Great Lakes Resoration Initiative (GLRI).  He then reversed the decision.   Why is that important?  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair gets the answers from Matt Doss, policy director of the Great Lakes Commission. 

Barbara Lucas

Everyone wants clean water and clean air, and most agree that human life is dependent on a healthy planet. In this segment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” we hear about the beginning of the Earth Day movement in Ann Arbor.  And we explore possible reasons for the current lack of progress on environmental issues, nationally.

Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump revved up his supporters in Grand Rapids last night on issues ranging from the Mueller investigation…to health care….to immigration.

WATCH: Michael Cohen Testimony

Feb 26, 2019

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.

Gary Peters
U.S. Senate /

President Donald Trump delivered the second State of the Union address of his tenure on Tuesday night.  Michigan Democrat, Senator Gary Peters attended then joined WEMU's David Fair Wednesday morning to discuss  trade, immigration, water protections and infrastructure in the post-address Congress. 

Climate Assessment
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The federal government released its National Climate Assessment in November of 2018, and it has revealed some very troubling facts about the state of climate change.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," Kris Olsson from the Ann Arbor chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby shares her thoughts on the report and some possible solutions with WEMU's Patrick Campion.


President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. 

Trump State Of The Union 2019

Feb 4, 2019
Meg Kelly / NPR

President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. 

TONIGHT: Trump Oval Office Address

Jan 8, 2019
Meg Kelly / NPR

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch the remarks live here.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Protests were held across the country Thursday evening after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned per President Donald Trump's request.  About 1,000 people gathered at the Federal Building in downtown Ann Arbor as part of the nationwide movement hosted by the Move On network.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.

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Legislation awaiting President Trump’s signature would provide more support for people struggling with opioid addiction. 

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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) might be in for a shakeup – and Michigan could feel the effects.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A billionaire took his fight to impeach President Donald Trump to Lansing Monday--this time, with a slightly new message. 

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Michiganders will head to the voting booths today.  This is when Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians will choose who they want to see represent their party in various races come November.  There could be a higher turnout this year than in the 2014 primary.

Families Belong Together
Families Belong Together /

The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice will host a "Families Belong Together" rally on Saturday.

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Three current and former Michigan judges are on the shortlist to be the next United States Supreme Court Justice.  President Donald Trump says he has a list of 25 potential candidates that he will choose from.  Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire in July.

John Boehner
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Former US House Speaker John Boehner says the Republican Party is no more.  He said so at a conference on Mackinac Island.

Michigan Republican Party
Michigan Republican Party /

The four Republicans running for governor last night all met for the first time on a debate stage.  The candidates sparred on Flint, marijuana, and President Trump.


Michigan officials are cheering the fact that President Trump has thrown his support behind upgrading the Soo Locks.  The president endorsed the plan this past weekend.

Road Construction
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a budget bill that accelerates spending on road repairs in time to help with the spring and summer construction season. 

Arts Alliance
The Arts Alliance /

In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair talks to Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich about developments in the arts community, so far, in the first quarter of 2018.  Additionally, they discuss what else is coming up in the arts world later this year.

President Trump spoke for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead.  

Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor /

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address, and Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor was watching.  Mayor Taylor shares his perspective on the potential impacts of proposed policies introduced in the address in a conversation with WEMU's David Fair.

Debbie Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives /

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell was in attendance.  She spoke to WEMU's David Fair about her thoughts on the speech, including such issues as the automotive industry and immigration.

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speeches live here.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Thousands of people flooded the state Capitol lawn Sunday.  The people gathered for the second annual Women’s March.