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Nostradamus TV?

A prophetic 50s TV episode about a con man named Trump

I just saw this at Talking Points Memo:

1958 TV Show Had Conman ‘Trump’ Selling Mystical ‘Wall’ To Hysterical Townspeople

Fact-checker Snopes has apparently verified that it is from an actual 50's TV series called "Trackdown."

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Posted in: trump presidency

January 10, 2019

Hey, Intelligencer -- you left out the third paragraph of this morning's AP report on the Trump/Democrat meeting to end the government shutdown

The front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carried part of an Associated Press report on yesterday's meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders to end the government shutdown. Unfortunately for local readers, the Intelligencer skipped the AP's third paragraph. (The missing paragraph is in bold.)

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January 10, 2019

Where’s Senator Capito on the border wall and government shutdown?

A short time ago, the New York Times posted an article about the government shutdown:

Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

Here’s the lede:

President Trump, hours after making a direct televised appeal to the nation, is facing growing uneasiness within his party that . . .

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January 09, 2019

Wheeling Intelligencer fact-checks Trump’s immigration speech

Just kidding! (Fact-checking was probably dropped in order to make room for two large pictures of the Interstate 70 construction zone)

If you are wondering about the factualness of the president’s speech, here are some sources:

      Associated Press

      The New York Times

      CNN

      NPR

. . .

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January 09, 2019

Senator Manchin is everywhere

Fox News, CNN, MSNBC

Telling Fox News that Trump has a right to declare a state of emergency and build his wall

From Real Clear Politics and Fox News:

On Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin stressed the importance of ending the government shutdown. Manchin said he would support President Trump's state of emergency and proposed wall funding in . . .

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Posted in: joe manchin

January 08, 2019

Clueless in Wheeling: Mike Myer doesn’t understand why WV millennials are leaving the state

A suggestion for our local editor – read your own newspaper

In yesterday's column*, “Bringing Them Back to W.Va.”, Wheeling News-Register editor Mike Myer begins by documenting West Virginia’s population decline. Myer then wonders why young people are leaving the state and what the state can do to bring those who have left back to the state. On these latter points, Myer does no research -- . . .

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January 07, 2019

The Wheeling Alternative's 2018 year in review

Awards, reader favorites, and reader numbers

Annual Awards

2018 Worst Article

How about a November 1500 word front-page story (one of the longest local articles of the year) about a Republican state legislator (Riley Moore) from the eastern panhandle who lost his reelection bid? Readers might wonder how this is news for anyone living in West Virginia's northern . . .

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Posted in: 2018 awards

January 02, 2019

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