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WV Secretary of State just cost WV over three million more dollars in wrongful termination lawsuits

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Two months ago, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner lost the first lawsuit to former employees who were wrongfully fired when he took office in January 2017. Here is how the Charleston Gazette-Mail described it last month:

The lawsuits stem from Warner’s firing of 16 rank-and-file employees in the secretary of . . .

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November 18, 2018

Some intended and unintended humor from around the Web

"GOP Jesus" and "Trumpy Bear"

"GOP Jesus"

From Friend Dog Studios:

Trumpy Bear

Yes, this is an actual product -- it's been around for a year although it just recently started playing on Fox:

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November 14, 2018

Wheeling’s “newspapers” apparently care about veterans

They have remained totally silent, however, when President Trump has disrespected them as he did this weekend

A look at the president’s Veteran’s Day weekend:

Saturday

On Saturday, Trump skipped a World War I commemoration ceremony because it was raining. As was widely-reported:

Trump has faced widespread criticism over his decision not to attend the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial over the weekend as world . . .

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November 13, 2018

Today's Wheeling "newspapers" feature two front page pictures of Shelley Moore Capito and an editorial praising Mac Warner (with 11/10 update)

Hey, it's never too early to start promoting Republicans for the 2020 election

Get out the camera, Capito makes an appearance at Oglebay Park and recalls the bunny slope

WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who local readers have not read much about since August*,
made a surprise visit to the first night of Oglebay Park's Festival of the Lights. Today, both papers featured the opening ceremonies but . . .

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November 09, 2018

Why Manchin won

Pollsters, pundits and a personal view

It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.

What did the exit polls find?

The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.

In all other age . . .

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November 08, 2018

Forget "the true conditions of affairs," we have Republicans to elect

A look at the well-financed, Republican-sponsored PR campaign to rewrite the history of the West Virginia teacher strike

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There has been some excellent investigative journalism done in West Virginia that examines the who, what, and why of the effort to rewrite the history of the statewide teacher strike this past spring. Obviously, it was not done by the state's largest newspaper chain, Ogden Newspapers, for whom the word "investigative" . . .

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November 04, 2018

The Wheeling "newspapers" have ignored Democrat Kendra Fershee's candidacy for six months

Apparently, that's not enough -- yesterday, a News-Register editorial trashed her ideas and impugned her motives

I think that it is fair to state that the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, Kendra Fershee, has largely been ignored by Wheeling's "newspapers." Last May, after she won the Democratic primary, she was questioned about some of her positions. This summer, she was mentioned when the Democratic headquarters . . .

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November 02, 2018

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