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 . . .
It's "exclusive" so that probably means that Senator Joe can't date others
Yesterday, a number of news sources reported this story from the Associated Press:
White House adviser differs with coal-loving president
(It probably goes without saying that the Wheeling Intelligencer was not one of them.)
As the article explains:
The president's chief economic . . .
"Vote me out! I'm not changing."
As Politico described back in February:
The conference call, which involved several political activists, was recorded by one of the activists, and Manchin can be heard responding to various questions and challenges.
But as the town hall conversation got chippy — and activists on the call brought up points of disagreement . . .
Manchin and Trumpcare
Senator Manchin was interviewed last night by Politico and had some things to say about the health care package passed yesterday by the House:
Saying Obamacare had helped treat people addicted to opioids and extended insurance coverage to 20 million people, Manchin said he has warned Trump that the . . .
Here's another fact-challenged tweet from President Trump on Thursday:
I want to help our miners while the Democrats are blocking their healthcare.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2017
As fact checker Politifact explained later that day:
Trump’s tweet that "Democrats are blocking their . . .
Manchin in the middle
Senator Manchin sees himself as the man in the middle looking for compromise to solve the problems that perplex the country. His view of Washington puts him between the increasingly conservative Republican Party whose strength in the state has been growing and his own Democratic Party which he sees as out of touch with everyday West . . .