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Guess where Trump will do a live audience interview and guess who will ask him questions

Hint: It isn't San Juan and the interviewer is not Rachael Maddow

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Answers: Morgantown, West Virginia and Sean Hannity

From USA Today:

Fox News host Sean Hannity, an unabashed backer and die-hard defender of the commander-in-chief, will get an exclusive interview Wednesday with Trump in West Virginia, the network announced Saturday.

The interview will take place in front of an audience at Metropolitan . . .

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October 01, 2017

Republican Deathmatch 2

A recurring series that will chronicle WV's Republican senatorial primary

Fresh off its win in Alabama, Bannon/Breitbart backs Morrisey's candidacy

After opposing President Trump's and Mitch McConnell's candidate and winning with the far-right Judge Roy Moore, Steve Bannon has moved on to other primary races including one in West Virginia. The Hill reports:

A source familiar with Bannon's plans . . .

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September 29, 2017

Local takes on the football culture wars

Senator Joe channels his inner Donald

On Fox News (where else) earlier this week:

Top Dem: NFL Owners Must 'Make Clear' They Won't Tolerate Kneeling For Flag

Here's the video:

I'm sure they're listening, Joe.

Reactions to the Brooke sign at the Perry/Brooke football game

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(Note -- Perry is a predominantly black . . .

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September 28, 2017

The local Sunday columns

Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?

Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"

When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:

Some of the very same people who put Chaplin on a pedestal . . .

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September 25, 2017

Trump makes more appointments

Three more foxes for the hen house

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Earlier this month I highlighted Trump's appointment of a former coal company president whose company had a history of mine safety violations to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Rather than an isolated incident -- this decision appears to be a part of a deliberate policy. Here are some additional appointments I found this . . .

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September 22, 2017

Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page

Not much to see here

If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:

Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud

The AP story:

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a . . .

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September 21, 2017

Will she fold again on supporting health care for West Virginians?

Senator Capito gets another chance to support the citizens of her state

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the Republicans may soon try to replace Obamacare with yet another plan. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who voted for the last replacement attempt, once again may be a critical vote. For Capito, this one should be no-brainer for an obvious reason: money for opioid treatment. Capito . . .

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September 19, 2017


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