By Sean Higgins | 10/09/13 04:14 PM
Union leader Terry O'Sullivan writes in the Hill on Wednesday that Congress should raise the federal gas tax to fund more infrastructure spending. As it happens, his union represents construction workers who would benefit from such federal spending.
By Sean Higgins | 10/09/13 02:04 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wednesday praised President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. Trumka called Yellen, currently a Federal Reserve vice chairman, a "brilliant economist." Obama aides in the White...
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 06:43 PM
President Obama again compared Republicans in Congress to workers going on strike, telling reporters Tuesday that GOP lawmakers had no more right to shut down the government than factory workers had to walk off their jobs. The president made similar remarks at an event in Rockville, Md., on...
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 02:49 PM
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has invited Chad Henderson, the man who created a media storm last week by falsely claiming to have registered for Obamacare, to attend the State of the Union address with him. Henderson has reportedly accepted.
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 01:59 PM
Bruce Josten, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's top Washington lobbyist, urged Congress and the White House Tuesday to make a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 12:19 PM
Liberal pundit Bill Press might want to call ahead to the Hill's editors the next time he sends them a column. If he had done so, it might have saved him from embarrassing himself in his latest column. On page 17 of Tuesday's edition, Press writes the following regarding the Obamacare...
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 08:04 AM
Michael Tomasky makes a novel argument in the Daily Beast on the debt ceiling debate: President Obama's stance isn't hypocritical now because it was hypocritical before when it was made by Sen. Obama. Tomasky writes: "Yes, he did cast such a vote (opposing a 2006 increase), but no, he's not a...
By Sean Higgins | 10/07/13 04:42 PM
President Obama either came out strongly against Big Labor, a key part of his political base, or he committed a stunning political gaffe on Oct. 4.
By Sean Higgins | 10/06/13 02:19 PM
UPS worker Gary Frost has sued the Grand Rapids-based Teamsters Local 406, claiming it has interfered with his ability to invoke the state's right-to-work law. Frost's case is the latest example of a union in a newly-minted right-to-work state placing barriers to workers' efforts to opt of...
By Sean Higgins | 10/04/13 04:07 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has officially rebuffed a request from National Park Service to close several state park sites. In rejecting the order, Walker explained that the Badger State, not the feds, provides the majority of the parks' funding so there is no need for a closure. The feds...
By Philip Klein | 12/05/13
By Richard Pollock | 12/06/13
By Michael Barone | 12/06/13
By Byron York | 12/08/13
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/26/13