Political Action

GOP Scores Major Upset in NY-9

HOWARD BEACH, N.Y. – Three months after Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned his seat for sending vulgar pictures of himself to women on the Internet, businessman Bob Turner became the first Republican in nearly a century to be elected to Congress from New York’s 9th district, delivering a simple but sharp message to the White … Read more »

Fact Checking the CNN and Tea Party Express Debate in Tampa

The Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., co-hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express, was feisty and provocative, with many of the candidates relying once again on bogus “facts” that we have previously identified as faulty or misleading. Read more at The Washington Post.

Fact Checking the GOP Debate at the Reagan Library

That was a rip-roaring Republican debate Wednesday night at the Reagan library. As is our practice, we will quickly assess a number of claims and then perhaps come back later with a deeper look at some issues. Read more at The Washington Post.

Want to Support One of Our IUPAT Own in the Next Congressional Elections? Move to Wisconsin!

Milwaukee – On Tuesday, September 6, IUPAT member and Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan declared his candidacy for for the seat of U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin is vacating her seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Pocan, an IUPAT member of District Council 7/Local Union 770 in Milwaukee since 1990, promised the crowd that … Read more »

Obama Ratings Sing to New Lows as Hope Fades

Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Read more at The Washington Post.