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Senator Joe gets a primary opponent

"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 . . .

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May 23, 2017

Senator Joe in the news

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 . . .

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May 05, 2017

Trump, Manchin and retired miners

Here's another fact-challenged tweet from President Trump on Thursday:

As fact checker Politifact explained later that day:

Trump’s tweet that "Democrats are blocking their . . .

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April 30, 2017

The perils of trying to accommodate both sides

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 . . .

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April 26, 2017

Manchin, Trump and Breitbart (With 4/24 update)

Background checks?

Which is do you think is more likely to happen?

  • A. President Trump relocates his tie factory in West Virginia

  • B. President Trump signs expanded background checks on the public and private sale of guns

I realize that even with Trump's unpredictable record so far, both are longshots. That said, I think a tie . . .

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April 22, 2017

What have West Virginia's senators been doing lately?

Precipitating a government shutdown?

The Huffington Post warns that the funding for the coal retirees could be a major stumbling point in the passage of a budget:

A permanent funding fix for retired coal miners’ health benefits may be in trouble. And so could the federal government’s operation after the end of next . . .

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April 20, 2017

Senator Manchin in the news

The NY Times discusses the Trump presidency and Manchin's role

Sunday's New York Times Magazine featured a long article by Robert Draper, "Trump vs. Congress: Now What?" In the article Draper discussed the role that the West Virginia senator might play:

The Senate Democrat who, to outward appearances, . . .

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March 29, 2017

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