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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Legislation is rejected, however
Early this morning, the United States Senate rejected an attempt by Republicans to repeal major portions of Obamacare. The vote was 51-49 with Republicans McCain, Murkowski and Collins joining all Democrats to defeat the bill.
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito voted in favor of the bill despite her previous statements to the . . .
Here's Senator Capito's justification
(with 7/25 update)
Can the Republicans still secure her vote on the Obamacare replacement they propose this week?
For what it's worth, a number of online political sources still see the possibility that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be able to convince enough key Republican senators like Capito to pass a new Republican plan to replace . . .
Repeal now/replace later is now dead
From the New York Times:
With their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in tatters, Senate leaders on Tuesday pushed to vote on a different measure that would repeal major parts of President Barack Obama’s health law without a replacement — but that plan appeared also to collapse.
Senators Susan Collins of . . .