Senator Joe continues to look more and more like a (very) conservative Republican
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin was interviewed on Fox News this morning. As he has been doing for the past three months, he praised Trump and criticized Obama. Watch it here.
Yesterday, Axios documented in detail Manchin's increasingly cozy relationship with Breitbart News:
Democrat Joe Manchin gets in with . . .
Are any of West Virginia's elected representatives going to hold a town hall meeting about health care?
(with February 27 update)
West Virginia town halls
Early this afternoon the Associated Press reported on attempts to get West Virginia's congressional delegation to attend a town hall meeting about the future of health care:
Demonstrators at the Capitol in Charleston are calling on the state's congressional delegation to hear their . . .
On the role of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party
Manchin wants Sanders to help with protests at town hall meetings
While Republicans have garnered most of the attention with their town hall meetings, some Democrats have also had to deal with protests at their meetings. As the Washington Post reported:
But . . .
Explaining his vote (the only Democratic one) for Jeff Sessions
According to Market Watch:
"It’s more what we know about a person than what people say about a person. . . . I have not seen the things he’s been accused of or people talked about."
Specifically on the matter of Session’s . . .
Fresh off being the only Democrat to vote for Jeff Sessions to become attorney general, West Virginia's senior senator continues to get plenty of press. Here's a sample from today's press:
From New Hampshire Public Radio earlier today:
Will Senate Democrats Work With Trump? The 10 Senators To . . .
Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail
Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .
The Washington Post reports that DeVos apparently used a number of "uncited sources" on her questionaire
Senator Joe Manchin has already expressed his doubts about Trump's pick for head of education:
Manchin will not give a free pass to all GOP nominees. He has flagged two who are troubling to him: Betsy DeVos, the billionaire conservative philanthropist nominated for education secretary, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the nominee . . .