In a city known for its unions, two loom over the Paul Vallas-Brandon Johnson race, and no labor leader is as significant as the incendiary president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Author: Jonathan Weisman
Donald Trump, and the Sordid Tradition of Suppressing October Surprises
The payoff to Stormy Daniels that has a Manhattan grand jury weighing criminal charges against Mr. Trump can trace its lineage to political skulduggery in 1968 and 1980.
Michigan Democrats Set to Repeal Law That Hampered Unions
A state is rolling back a so-called right-to-work law for the first time in decades, as depleted unions must now relearn how to bolster their ranks.
‘History Will Hold Donald Trump Accountable’ for Jan. 6, Pence Says
At a Washington dinner event, Mike Pence criticized the president he served under as well as Republicans who are minimizing the Capitol riot.
J.B. Pritzker Is Democrats’ ‘Break Glass’ Candidate
Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois has maintained his political organization, built a progressive record and is open about his ambitions. For now, he says, they don’t include the White House.
Politics Invade the East Palestine, Ohio, Train Crisis
The train derailment in Eastern Ohio has spawned conspiracy theories and contradictory narratives, with politicians from both parties parading through town to further their agendas.
Tim Scott Weighs 2024 Run, Selling Unity to a Party Eager for a Fight
Mr. Scott, the only Black Republican senator, has many political assets. What he lacks is an obvious ability to win over voters who have embraced a Trumpian brand of us-versus-them divisiveness.
$500 a Month, No Strings: Chicago Experiments With a Guaranteed Income
For recipients, it’s a lifeline. For liberal supporters, it shows how expanding government can make a difference. For conservatives, it’s a return to wasteful welfare handouts.
As Federal Cash Flows to Unions, Democrats Hope to Reap the Rewards
In places like West Virginia, money from three major laws passed by Congress is pouring into the alternative energy industry and other projects. “I think it’s a renaissance for the labor movement,” said one union official.
Biden Breaks Ground on a Huge Project: Winning Back the White Working Class
In a State of the Union address that focused heavily on job creation, the president signaled the opening of a yearslong push to persuade white working-class voters to return to the Democratic fold.