Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page
Not much to see here
If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:
Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud
The AP story:
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The Affordable Care Act increased the number of West Virginian’s with health insurance in 2016
From the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy:
The data on health insurance coverage showed that 96,000 West Virginians lacked health insurance in 2016, a decrease of 12,000 from 2015. In 2016, 94.7 percent of West . . .
Just in from Talking Points Memo:
Manchin Splits With Other Red-State Democrats, Praises Trump’s DACA Move
The article explains:
Members of Congress from both parties are furious at President Trump for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) ain’t one of . . .
The latest MetroNews Poll is out
Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:
Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval
Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval
Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval
Justice 34% approval, 44% . . .
West Virginia's senators
Station WSAZ in Charleston asked our senators about Charlottesville and President Trump's response. While neither mentioned the president, both condemned the actions of the hate groups.
From Senator Manchin:
“Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their . . .
The Governor switches parties
Local editor and weekend columnist Mike Myer devoted most of today's column to analyzing our governor's decision to switch parties. His conclusion:
During the past week, I’ve heard any number of speculations on why Justice switched parties (again). But the self-interest angle makes . . .
"I don't give a shit" -- Senator Joe once again gets a bit annoyed with critics
Senator Manchin has been known to occasionally express his displeasure at those who criticize him. The best recent example that comes to mind is probably his conversation with a political activist back in February (see here). This . . .