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Could the GOP Have a Brokered Convention?

The volatile Republican presidential contest has provoked feverish talk in the media and the blogosphere about a brokered or contested convention in late August, when 2,286 Republican delegates gather in Tampa, Fla. Here’s how those scenarios would unfold. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

Mitt Romney attacks put Rick Santorum on defensive in GOP presidential debate

MESA, Ariz. — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was thrown on the defensive here Wednesday night as rival Mitt Romney attacked the former senator over spending and earmarks and accused him of compiling an inconsistent and contradictory record. Read more at The Washington Post.

Dems on Keystone pipeline: Only in America

House Democrats are largely putting aside environmental concerns for the moment in favor of focusing on an “only in America” agenda as their marketing strategy against Keystone XL legislation. The Energy and Commerce Committee is expected Tuesday to pass legislation from Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to quickly approve TransCanada’s … Read more »

John Boehner bets big on road bill vote

Speaker John Boehner owns the highway bill — and he’ll be on the hook if it turns into a 435-car pileup. It was the Ohio Republican’s idea to pair transportation with energy. He plans to bring the bill to the floor under a wide-open amendment process, even as other Republican leaders have kept this legislative … Read more »

A nonsense fact in a Super Bowl ad

Three Pinocchios from the Washington Post for this anti-union Superbowl ad.  Take a look at the add below and read more about what the Washington Post had to say HERE.

Right-to-Work Laws Won’t Bring Back Manufacturing: Ron Klain

“The last state before Indiana to adopt a similar measure was Oklahoma, 10 years ago. At the time it passed, advocates promised that it would result in a surge of manufacturing jobs coming to the state. But in the decade that has followed, industrial exits from Oklahoma have increased 30 percent, manufacturing employment in the … Read more »

Brewer Distances Herself From Arizona’s Anti-Union Bills

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 »

Work Connects Us All

Work built this country and will build it again. Work binds us together. Do you want to know how your work connects you to other people? Then visit www.WorkConnectsUsAll.org and you will see how workers are united throughout their work.  Click below and watch the commercial now… �  

The purpose of long primaries

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.

Infrastructure’s long, long road

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 »