Don Gonyea en Michigan primary a test of Romney's family legacy Michigan and Arizona hold presidential primaries Tuesday, and in Michigan, where Mitt Romney was born, the race has been as hard-fought as anywhere in the country.<p>For Romney, the campaign there has been personal. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:16:09 +0000 Don Gonyea 6398 at Michigan primary a test of Romney's family legacy Romney Tries To Connect With Mich. Tea Party Voters Michigan holds its GOP primary next Tuesday, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a Tea Party rally in Milford Thursday night. That's a segment of the party that he's had a hard time winning over in previous states during this primary season. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:17:16 +0000 Don Gonyea 6355 at In Michigan, Native Son Romney Plays Up Family Ties Everything about Tuesday's campaign event in southeast Michigan's Shelby Township highlighted that Mitt Romney is a local product running for president.<p>Songs from Motown and Bob Seger blared. A giant deep-blue Michigan state flag hung stage right. An aide passed out <em>paczki </em>(pronounced "punchkey"), jelly-filled Polish pastries that are a Fat Tuesday tradition in Michigan. Then came the candidate.<p>"Michigan has gone through a one-state recession and now a national recession," Romney told the audience. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:24:33 +0000 Don Gonyea 6312 at In Michigan, Native Son Romney Plays Up Family Ties Congress readies for more budget battles As both sides sort out who won and who lost in the deal to keep the government running, the next phase of budget wrangling ensues.<p>The current-year budget deal struck Friday night still needs full congressional approval this week.<p>President Obama will deliver a speech Wednesday on the budget and the long-range deficits.<p>And sometime during the week, the House is expected to approve a new budget plan for next year that includes big changes in Medicare and Medicaid.<p>And none of that is to mention the looming battle about raising the federal debt ceiling.<p><strong>The Current-Year Budget Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:03:12 +0000 Don Gonyea 2012 at