Gov. Jan Brewer distanced herself on Friday from a series of Republican proposals in the Arizona Senate that could devastate organized labor in her state, saying she was never consulted on them and has other priorities. The popular Republican had remained silent on the matter since the bills were introduced on Monday, but her chief … Read more
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Yes, primaries can be tough and bruising. That’s what they should be. Primaries are not only for choosing a great candidate. They are for making a candidate great. Read more at POLITICO.
The road to passing Speaker John Boehner’s energy and infrastructure bill looks to be as bumpy as the highways it’s trying to fix. GOP leaders insist they will bring their energy-expanding and road-building plan to the floor this month, but it’s clear they have a ways to go before uniting the Republican Conference. And thanks … Read more
The American people, a small slice of them, have spoken, and they are none too pleased. The rest are yet to be heard, as the men who would be president march West, to caucuses Saturday in Nevada, where the unemployment rate is 13 percent, and then to Colorado and Minnesota on Tuesday. Read more at … Read more
This time, Florida saved Mitt Romney. After losing the state in 2008, the resurgent front-runner rose off the mat from his South Carolina loss to rout Newt Gingrich on Tuesday after a bloody battle. Read POLITICO’s five takeaways HERE.
With two months remaining to get a long-term surface transportation bill done, the House and Senate are racing this week to mark up several portions of their dueling legislation. And though the process is just beginning, there are already major rifts between the chambers. Read more at POLITICO.
Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address
Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address On Tuesday night, President Obama said that it was time to do “some nation-building right here at home.” That one statement rang resoundingly in the ears of hundreds of thousands of unemployed construction workers who have, for far too … Read more
President Barack Obama lost white working-class voters in this Rust Belt state during the 2008 Democratic primary, after describing them as bitter people who “cling” to God and guns. He didn’t do much better with them in the general election. Read more at POLITICO.