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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

Dino Joe at it again

(with 1/19 update)

Voting for him isn't enough and so tomorrow he'll introduce Rick Perry

Talking Points Memo just posted that West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin will introduce Trump's nominee for Energy Secretary:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is doing everything he can not to be labeled as a liberal in his upcoming . . .

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January 18, 2017

Senator Joe

Still a Democrat but looking a lot like a Republican

As the Trump administration is about to begin, West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin continues to give the appearance that he's really a Republican. For example, while he has supported not eliminating Obamacare, that's because a replacement is not in place. He's also been willing to work with Republicans on that . . .

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January 17, 2017

What's DINO Joe been doing?

Obamacare

While WV Democratic senator Joe Manchin last night voted with the Democrats against the adoption of the budget resolution to repeal Obamacare, he continues to look and act like a Republican. For example, Politico reported two hours ago that he wants to help the Republicans "repair" Obamacare:

West . . .

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January 12, 2017

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