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Manchin and McKinley deal with gun control and due process

Joe Manchin

Last week West Virginia's Senator Joe Manchin took the lead in this year's "dumbest statement by a Democrat" competition. (Donald Trump has already won the award on the Republican side -- the only suspense surrounds which of many possible statements will win it for him.) Manchin was asked about the . . .

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June 25, 2016

The gun control debate after Orlando

Wheeling "newspapers" ignore or distort the story

Today's biggest story

Judging from the AP's coverage and other news sources such as network and cable news outlets, it's not hard to conclude that gun control has become a major news story. That's probably true unless you depend upon Wheeling "newspapers" for your news coverage. For instance, here's a . . .

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June 16, 2016

WV's senators on national politics

Senator Capito

On Wednesday, Senator Capito was asked by CNN if she still supported Donald Trump for president. CNN reports:

West Virginia GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito told reporters she "strongly disagrees" with Trump's comments, but said she still backed him as the GOP nominee.

I wonder . . .

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June 10, 2016

The Trump candidacy and WV's senators

Joe Manchin, having watched the WV election results to see which way the wind blows, says that he could work with a President Trump

Politico recently did an article on how moderate Democrats, like WV's Joe Manchin, might deal with a President Trump:

Manchin, who represents a state in which Obama is very unpopular . . .

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June 02, 2016

Question: What's Joe Manchin been doing lately?

Answer: Getting himself in trouble with far-righties and veteran's groups

In trouble for even considering Justice Merrick Garland

Politico discussed earlier this month the Judicial Crisis Network's new ad praising

West Virginia AG Morrisey for his work against the EPA and criticizing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin for refusing to oppose Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. The . . .

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May 30, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state . . .

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May 04, 2016

Manchin and Sanders - kindred spirits?

An additional perspective on yesterday's omnibus funding vote

You may have seen this morning's front page article in the Intelligencer explaining how our local legislators voted on the omnibus funding deal. Here's a bit more perspective on the senate vote (especially Joe Manchin's) from diarist Liberty Equality Fraternity Trees at Daily Kos:

Early yesterday morning, the House . . .

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December 19, 2015

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