| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:18 AM
Doctor do nothing
Do you actually know who Dan Benishek is? It would not be surprising if you didn't. He is theoretically our representative in the House of Representatives in Washington. He is a member and participant in the worst congress in...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:09 AM
PETOSKEY — Congressional candidate Derek Bailey announced Monday he was no longer running as a challenger in the 1st Congressional District race for the Democratic nomination to face incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s solid bipartisan vote for a cybersecurity bill sends a message to the Senate: Now it’s your turn to act.
Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Broad automatic cuts to federal funding are set to become law today, Friday, unless Congress can come to a compromise on how to curb its deficit spending.
Sequestration would slash $85 billion immediately from 2013 federal budget spending and would cut...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:07 AM
PETOSKEY, Mich. — Congress is gearing up for another down-to-the-wire budget crisis this week with mandatory $1.2 trillion cuts to governmental spending set to take effect March 1.
But, despite being discouraged, second-term Congressman Dan...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Getting a Saturday morning letter will be a thing of the past starting in August.
The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday it will be halting Saturday delivery on first class letters, catalogs and publications later this year in an attempt...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:22 AM
WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.
That's because the legislation did nothing to...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 9:33 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.
These lawmakers wasted little time...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Democratic candidate Gary McDowell conceded a narrow defeat Friday night in Michigan's 1st Congressional district, ending speculation a recount could be possible.
McDowell called incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, to congratulate him on...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Freshman Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, launched his campaign Monday for re-election to a second term.
Benishek made the announcement in Iron Mountain at the Dickinson Medical Building in Iron Mountain where he spent 28 years working as a...
| Nov 7, 2011
Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...