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Service Union Plans Big Push to Turn Midwest Political Tide

The high-profile involvement of S.E.I.U., whose membership in the Midwest has steadily increased over much of the past generation, is in some sense a reflection of the changing economic landscape of the region, where health care has replaced manufacturing as the top employer in many states. But in another way, …

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Politics and big money: How Acea Mosey locked up Erie County Surrogate judgeship

Sometime in late 2014, Acea M. Mosey, a wealthy Buffalo attorney with strong political connections, decided she wanted to become Erie County’s Surrogate Court judge, one of the most powerful seats in the county’s court system. One thing all judicial candidates – including Mosey – know is that the surest …

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A Reversal In The Energy Sector As Big Business Abandons The White House

Shortly after President Donald Trump’s surprise election victory last year, I wrote an article here at Seeking Alpha in which I described the event as a “seismic shift” in U.S. energy policy. I detailed how the share prices of fossil fuel companies, especially merchant refiners and coal miners, were rapidly …

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How big is the Charlottesville story? Even ESPN’s politics-averse ‘Mike & Mike’ are talking about it.

Virginia State Police wore body armor and used riot shields in Charlottesville on Saturday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” led off Monday’s show with commentary on the violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend and even appeared to criticize President Trump’s muted response. In remarks on Saturday, …

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Big questions for former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci – ABC News

STLtoday.com Big questions for former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciABC NewsFormer White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci will join ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday for his first interview since his whirlwind 11-day tenure as part of the Trump administration. We asked ABC …His White House …

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Is the use of big campaign data breaking our politics?

Hillary Clinton suggested that her data operation simply wasn’t as good as the Republicans’. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Campaigns can tailor messages directly to you like never before. With services such as Facebook and Google providing campaigns with the ability to micro-target smaller levels and with greater efficiency, campaigns are increasingly …

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Big Boi talks ‘Boomiverse,’ police brutality and anti-establishment politics

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Tesla’s big battery will change power and politics : TreeHugger

We have written previously about how Tesla will kill the duck in Australia in 100 days or it’s free. Now more detail has come out about what is being called the world’s largest battery, that Elon Musk is building. It will store energy generated at a big wind farm and …

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Big news for banks, the housing market and Trump politics

With President Donald Trump’s approval ratings tumbling, according to most surveys, a few special elections could foretell what type of fate he’ll face during next year’s midterms. Georgia and South Carolina have critical congressional races, with two seats vacated by members who took Cabinet positions. In Georgia, Democrat Jon Ossoff …

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Neoliberalism, big capital and the Zambian crisis | Politics

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others were arrested two months ago on treason charges. As the court proceedings drag on, they remain in custody and have recently been transferred to a maximum security prison. According to the state prosecutors, Hichilema’s motorcade intentionally blocked President Edgar Lungu’s convoy on …

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