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Recent articles by Charles:

PolitiFact Wisconsin: Checking claims about Antifa an light bulb inventor

PolitiFact Wisconsin with the Truth-o-Meter on what was said. "Speaking in Kenosha about the need to be better teach Black history in American - former Vice President Joe Biden said quote a Black man invented the light bulb not a white guy named Edison," said Eric Litke with PolitiFact Wisconsin. → Read More

TMJ4's Political Panel talks about presidential race, police and protests.

We are learning more about what Wisconsin voters are thinking about the presidential race, police and protests. → Read More

FULL INTERVIEW: Joe Biden visits Kenosha

During his visit to Wisconsin on Thursday, Joe Biden sat down with Milwaukee reporter Charles Benson to discuss his campaign and the message he wants to spread. → Read More

Congresswoman Gwen Moore expects speaking role when DNC convenes in Milwaukee

The scaled-back Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee is August 17th. Congresswoman Gwen Moore - who helped bring the convention to Milwaukee - believes it is still the right place for the the party to convene and officially nominate former Vice President Joe Biden. → Read More

New coalition to ensure 'safe' voting during COVID-19 pandemic

As uncertainty spreads about voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, an unusual coalition has come together to "ensure that all Wisconsin voters have the ability to vote securely and safely." → Read More

Juneteenth Day gives back to Milwaukee community

Milwaukee is in its 49th year of celebrating the holiday. We're known for one of the largest celebrations in the country. And it's not just about the parade and festival. → Read More

Introducing 'First Vote': Tracking four local students who will be first-time voters in 2020

'First Vote' follows four students who will be voting for the first time in 2020. The goal is not to see who they will vote for but why. → Read More

Impeachment déjà vu? What Wisconsin's congressional delegation said about impeachment, then and now

Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans sound alike when comparing arguments against impeaching President Trump vs impeaching President Clinton. → Read More

Exploring 'due process' within the impeachment inquiry

Throughout the inquiry, Republicans have been claiming that the President is not being afforded the same due process protections as the two other presidents who have faced impeachment. Republican Congressman Bryan Steil opposes the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, tweeting objections. → Read More

Bucks owners review year one at the Fiserv Forum and look ahead to new season

A new Milwaukee Bucks season is approaching and the team's owners are just as optimistic as the players and fans for another playoff run. → Read More

Is it a good idea for children of prominent politicians to run for office?

Blessing or a curse? The sons of two big Wisconsin political names thinking about running for the Congressional seat being vacated next year by Republican Jim Sensenbrenner. → Read More

'We must act now': Wisconsin is losing dairy farms at an alarming rate

America's Dairyland is in crisis. More and more Wisconsin dairy farmers are going out of business. Part of the solution might actually involve milk-- but not in the way you think. Imagine this - what if the business where you worked, or the place where you shop, or where you buy gas or a car, was going out of business at the rate of two a day? That's what is happening to the dairy industry - 700… → Read More

PolitiFact Wisconsin: How many African-American men are in jail for low-level drug offenses?

Milwaukee is already known for its high incarceration rate for African-American males. But how many are in jail for low-level drug offenses? PolitiFact Wisconsin puts one claim to the Truth-O-Meter. → Read More

Barrett says DNC is 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for Milwaukee

The next 16 months will be busy for Milwaukee as it prepares for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson talked with Mayor Tom Barrett while touring downtown on The Hop about the challenges and the opportunities for the city and state. Mayor Barrett has a lot on his plate these days as the city prepares to host 50,000 visitors for the Democratic National Convention… → Read More

Foxconn doubles down on Wisconsin manufacturing facility in new statement

MILWAUKEE -- Foxconn is doubling down on its commitment to southeast Wisconsin, saying in a statement Friday the company is moving forward with plans for both a manufacturing facility and a high-tech innovation hub. "Foxconn is moving forward with our planned construction of a Gen 6 fab facility, which will be at the heart of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. This campus will serve… → Read More

Governor Walker takes on Washington in new campaign ad

Governor Scott Walker goes after “Washington politicians” in a new campaign ad as he seeks re-election for a third term. → Read More

PoltiFact Wisconsin: Do guns outnumber U.S. population?

Lots of questions being asked about guns and gun control after the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Rep. Josh Zepnick on sexual misconduct accusations: "It happened and I regret it"

The state lawmaker at the center of sexual misconduct allegations spoke out for the first time on TODAY’S TMJ4 Wednesday.State Rep. Josh Zepnick says he regrets and apologies for what happened but doesn't think he should lose his job. → Read More

PolitiFact Wisconsin: Did job creation fall under Gov. Scott Walker last year?

State Superintendent Tony Evers is trying to make some noise by going after Walker's jobs record. → Read More

PolitiFact Wisconsin takes on $3 billion Foxconn incentive, Wisconsin minimum wage

Wisconsin's minimum wage and the state's multi-billion dollar cash incentive for Foxconn is the subject on this week's PolitiFact. → Read More