This has not pleased Ryan or his staffers. They threatened to call the cops on protesters on two occasions, and had police remove protesters at least once. They restricted the use of cameras. They restricted parking. And now, as you can see above, they shut down the offices in Kenosha to foot traffic and forced the public out of the building.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 24, 2011 3:34 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 16, 2011 10:30 am|
I’ve been writing about the invisible town hall revolution, where dozens of conservative members of Congress have been bombarded by ordinary citizens delivering progressive messages. This actually started after the passage of the Paul Ryan budget in the spring, and some members have figured out methods to deal with it. Some do only tele-town halls. Some throw out “disruptive” constituents asking the wrong questions. Some screen the questions. Some hold no town halls altogether. Some stack town halls with loyal constituents. And now, Paul Ryan and friends have hit on a new approach – charge money for the town hall meeting.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 9, 2011 2:00 pm|
Long-shot races against polarizing incumbents could become one of the newest routes for young politicians to fast-track their political careers, if Democrat Tarryl Clark’s recent political two-step pays off.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 3, 2010 9:10 am|
Late last night, Democratic old bull Jim Oberstar was defeated in MN-08 by Chip Cravaack. Surprisingly, the extremely flawed GOP nominee Raul Labrador managed to ride the wave and beat incumbent Walt Minnick in ID-01.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 1, 2010 6:40 pm|
Tomorrow is election day, so this is the last round of updates to the FDL Hot House list. (In case you missed here are the updates from Saturday and Sunday.) Join us Tuesday night as we check in on the only polls that really matter. Till then, check out 12 bellwether races that could give us early clues on the night’s trends.
|By: Jon Walker Sunday October 31, 2010 8:45 am|
The number of contests close enough to watch keeps getting larger each day. As a result, I’m adding ME-01, ME-02, and MN-08 because new polling shows the races very close.