Political Action

Campaigning for Reelection: Grimm Scores Painters’ Union Endorsement

Earlier today, GOP Congessman Michael Grimm received his first endorsement as he campaigns for his second term in the House — and it came from a more Democratic-leaning group too, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. “Congressman Grimm has proven to us since his election to the House of Representatives that he is … Read more »

Michigan’s GOP presidential primary race remains tight, polls say

Two polls released Sunday showed a tight race between Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and Rick Santorum, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. One, from Public Policy Polling, had Romney up 39% to 37% (with 13% for Ron Paul and 9% for Newt Gingrich), continuing a recent trend in polls showing Romney ahead. But … Read more »

Bob Balgenorth: Project Labor Agreements are good for public projects

A PLA is a risk-management tool. Negotiated before work on a project begins, it generally includes a no-strike clause as well as a process to resolve disputes. It establishes the hours of work, wages, benefits and working conditions. Many municipal PLAs also have local-hire provisions and other benefits desired by the community. Read more at … Read more »

Entire C-CSpan Video of Mitt Romney Talking to the Associated Builders and Contractors

Romney makes it clear that he has an anti-union agenda if elected president. Watch the whole thing here:

Keystone XL is more than a pipeline. It’s a lifeline.

Tell Congress Jobs Can’t Wait and we need the Keystone XL pipeline to begin in five of the six states where the route is not in question. This will mean most of the projected 20,000 direct jobs can be created immediately! Call 1-866-228-3314 to tell your Member of Congress to support the Keystone XL Pipeline! … Read more »

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.