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 . . .
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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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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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .