Another ethically-challenged EPA head and breaking news on the Mountain Valley Pipeline
Andrew Wheeler, former Murray Energy lobbyist and acting head of the EPA: “[I]f I lobbied on something, I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to participate."
Really? Following Scott Pruitt's resignation earlier this month, acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler pledged that he would not be involved in matters related to his . . .
Later today: Donald Trump, Jr., Sean Spicer and Jason Miller to attend Morrisey fundraiser
According to The Hill:
Donald [Trump, Jr.] will host a fundraiser on Monday for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a top target for Republicans this cycle. . . .
There's a lot more here than one might think
Our local Ogden papers cover Trump's tariffs
This year, President Trump has put a number of tariffs into place. Our local "newspapers" have, from time to time, printed AP reports which include both sides of the debate. On the editorial page, I could not find any editorials about Trump's actions. I did find one Mike . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial reaches the “your mother wears combat boots” level of desperation
Wheeling papers continue their frantic defense of Donald Trump
While growing up (many years ago), I occasionally found myself in arguments with friends and classmates. In such arguments, I can remember that sometimes I, or my opponent, reached a point where all arguments had been defeated and there were no good points left to be made – all that was left was personal attack and so “your mother wears . . .
The New York Times, Newsweek, and WTOV covered this; local Ogden papers did not
Yesterday, Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Chris Gagin tweeted the following after President Trump's news conference with Putin:
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I remain a proud conservative and Republican, but I resigned today as Belmont Co Ohio GOP Chairman. I did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty.— Chris Gagin (@cgagin) July 16, 2018
Are there any other media sources defending the president's statements about Putin and the Russians?
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Credit Trump With Diplomacy,” supports Donald Trump’s statements following the president’s meeting with Putin. The editorial says nothing about Trump’s dismissal of the conclusions from America’s intelligence agencies nor does it mention the recent indictments of Russians by the Mueller . . .
Manchin suggested to Politico that [Senate Minority Leader Charles] Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among . . .