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What's Senator Joe been doing?

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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 . . .

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February 20, 2017

Keeping up with Senator Joe

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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 . . .

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February 09, 2017

What have WV's senators been doing lately?

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 . . .

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February 06, 2017

Will Senator Joe vote to confirm Betsy DeVos?

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 . . .

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January 31, 2017

What do our representatives have to say about the president's executive order on immigration?

Senator Manchin

According to WV Metro News:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voiced his opposition Monday to President Donald Trump’s executive order that halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and stopped Syrian refugees from coming into the United States.

“After taking the time to review this new . . .

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January 31, 2017

The repeal of Obamacare and West Virginia

Effects and possible solutions

How would repealing Obamacare affect West Virginia?

Here are the key findings from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report released earlier this week:

– At least 184,000 West Virginians could lose health insurance coverage, many of whom are working in low-wage jobs such as food services.

– An estimated . . .

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January 27, 2017

Shorter Joe Manchin: I'm the principled one, everyone else is "playing politics"

The senator apparently has no self-awareness

Senator Joe Manchin on Jeff Sessions' nomination:

Sen. Joe Manchin said that his fellow Senate Democrats are "playing politics" with the confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

"Am I the only one voting for Jeff?" he asked in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

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January 20, 2017

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