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"There's been a mistake. Give me my money back!"

Robert Murray is not pleased with the Senate's tax plan

From The Sting (Hill 1973):

The problem

Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, and his company made major campaign contributions to Donald Trump and the Republican Party last year. Open Secrets tells us:

(U)sing its corporate coffers and its PAC, Murray Energy donated a total of $1.5 million to political candidates, party committees and . . .

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December 09, 2017

Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page

Not much to see here

If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:

Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud

The AP story:

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a . . .

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September 21, 2017

Will she fold again on supporting health care for West Virginians?

Senator Capito gets another chance to support the citizens of her state

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the Republicans may soon try to replace Obamacare with yet another plan. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who voted for the last replacement attempt, once again may be a critical vote. For Capito, this one should be no-brainer for an obvious reason: money for opioid treatment. Capito . . .

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September 19, 2017

Which politician has the highest current approval rating in West Virginia?

The latest MetroNews Poll is out

Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:

  • Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval

  • Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval

  • Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval

  • Justice 34% approval, 44% disapproval

Some commentary

From . . .

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August 31, 2017

What are our representatives saying about Charlottesville and President Trump?

West Virginia's senators

Station WSAZ in Charleston asked our senators about Charlottesville and President Trump's response. While neither mentioned the president, both condemned the actions of the hate groups.

From Senator Manchin:

“Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their lives this weekend in . . .

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August 17, 2017

Obamacare to Trumpcare

From today's Intelligencer: a collection of half-truths, no truths, and disingenuousness (a typical Saturday opinion page)

The lead editorial implores the Republicans to keep fighting to replace Obamacare

Of course we learn (without evidence) in the editorial how Obamacare is universally hated, "choking" state budgets, and has all sorts of horror stories that everyone (including Democrats) have heard. That's what the editorial tells us but the most . . .

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July 29, 2017

Defending Capito

It's easy when you ignore today's early morning vote on health care

In Friday afternoon's editorial*, "Capito Position Remains Solid," the Wheeling News-Register acts as if today's health care vote didn't happen. Instead of explaining Capito's vote early this morning for the latest version of Trumpcare (see next post down), the editorial focuses on previous Republican proposals and . . .

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July 28, 2017

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