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The Wheeling Alternative

"The moderates always cave"

Here's Senator Capito's justification

Senator Shelley Moore Capito earlier today:

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July 25, 2017

Senator Capito in the news

(with 7/25 update)

Can the Republicans still secure her vote on the Obamacare replacement they propose this week?

For what it's worth, a number of online political sources still see the possibility that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be able to convince enough key Republican senators like Capito to pass a new Republican plan to replace Obamacare. For . . .

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July 24, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Getting behind Trump

Draining the swamp

Mike Myer becomes a Trump true-believer

Today's Mike Myer column, "Fear Real For Swamp Critters," is about defending Trump and to that end, he wants to talk about Trump's efforts to "drain the swamp":

Both Republican and Democrat leaders first underestimated Trump, then grew desperate to stop . . .

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July 23, 2017

Revisiting America's worst state for business

A look at a predictable editorial

This morning the Wheeling Intelligencer finally commented on last week’s CNBC analysis that ranked West Virginia as America’s worst state for business. The editorial, “Blame Game No Solution for W.Va.,” argues that instead of pointing fingers, as Governor Justice recently did in a press release, he should be providing “solutions or . . .

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July 20, 2017

Capito does the right thing

Repeal now/replace later is now dead

From the New York Times:

With their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in tatters, Senate leaders on Tuesday pushed to vote on a different measure that would repeal major parts of President Barack Obama’s health law without a replacement — but that plan appeared also to collapse.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore . . .

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July 18, 2017

Shilling for Trump

Today's News-Register editorial: Hillary's not president but she still needs to be investigated

From an editorial, "Investigate Clinton Ties to Russia, Too," in the afternoon Wheeling News-Register:

Take the big uranium deal a few years ago. It allowed Russia to gain control of about one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. The State Department - with Hillary Clinton at its head - cleared the . . .

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July 17, 2017

Some thoughts on West Virginia's business climate

Now the worst in America according to a study by CNBC

CNBC moves West Virginia to #1 in their annual survey of worst states for business

The feat was accomplished in just three years of business-friendly Republican legislative control. Here's the headline from CNBC:

In an economic death spiral: West Virginia is America's worst state for business in 2017

And here's the explanation: . . .

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July 14, 2017

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