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Manchin decides to stay in Senate (as if he had a choice)

Trump chooses others even after Manchin does karaoke version of "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" for cabinet positions

From the Washington Post:

“I was humbled to be considered for the Secretary of Energy position,” the senator said in a statement. “I have dedicated my life in public service to doing what is best for the people of West Virginia. Right now, I believe that I can best serve my state of West Virginia in the United States Senate.”

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December 15, 2016

The Intelligencer weighs in on the miner health and pension bill

We can't blame McConnell, he's a Republican!

From the conclusion of this morning's Intelligencer editorial:

That is politics at its worst. It appears the only way the mine retirees will get the immediate assistance is for lawmakers to go along with the McConnell plan or something like it. That being the situation, those resisting the idea will deserve all the blame if . . .

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December 08, 2016

Is Senator Joe Manchin going to switch parties?

Enquiring minds want to know

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin keeps getting asked if he is going to switch parties. From an interview in the Washington Examiner:

Joe Manchin said not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask him if he wants to switch from Democrat to Republican.

Every day? "Every day," he answers.

Hey, Joe, . . .

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December 06, 2016

Manchin for Secretary of Energy?

Yesterday afternoon Politico reported that Senator Joe Manchin was being considered for the Secretary of Energy cabinet post in the Trump administration:

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the . . .

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December 02, 2016

Odds and ends from around the Web

Justice and Trump conversation

From Metro News on Wednesday:

Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.

The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.

He . . .

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November 25, 2016

"I know nothing."

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As described by the Charleston Gazette-Mail, here is Senator Joe Manchin's position on the designation of Stephen Bannon from Breitbart News to be Trump's senior counselor and chief strategist:

Trump’s selection of Bannon, who has been a major voice of a fringe wing of the Republican Party, was immediately . . .

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November 19, 2016

Covering/not covering Mylan's EpiPen controversy

Intelligencer uses AG office's press release as news

On page 7 of this morning's Intelligencer, the reader can find the following story (no link found) about our attorney general and his investigation into the cost of Mylan's EpiPen:

W.Va. Attorney General Seeks Enforcement of Subpoena

Other . . .

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September 21, 2016

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