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WV's senators on national politics

Senator Capito

On Wednesday, Senator Capito was asked by CNN if she still supported Donald Trump for president. CNN reports:

West Virginia GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito told reporters she "strongly disagrees" with Trump's comments, but said she still backed him as the GOP nominee.

I wonder . . .

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June 10, 2016

The Trump candidacy and WV's senators

Joe Manchin, having watched the WV election results to see which way the wind blows, says that he could work with a President Trump

Politico recently did an article on how moderate Democrats, like WV's Joe Manchin, might deal with a President Trump:

Manchin, who represents a state in which Obama is very unpopular . . .

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June 02, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state . . .

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May 04, 2016

Local "newspapers" celebrate "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week" (with update)

Updated February 20

Rep. David McKinley

Yesterday, both local "newspapers" carried an article detailing Representative David McKinley's views on replacing Justice Antonin Scalia despite the fact that what McKinley believes doesn't matter -- members of the House have no input on the matter.

In the article McKinley rehashed the . . .

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February 19, 2016

The Intelligencer weighs in on replacing Scalia

And so do our senators

Highlights of this morning's Intelligencer editorial (note -- no link - the editorial was not posted online):

For the good of all Americans, Scalia should be replaced by someone like him.

"All Americans?" That's a bit presumptuous -- you don't speak for me.

With less than a . . .

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February 16, 2016

It's all Obama's fault

Even when it isn't

For most Republicans, Fox News, and our local "newspapers," it's always Obama's fault. And it's always been his fault. (My favorite Republican example is the survey of Louisiana Republicans that held Obama, rather than George Bush, responsible for the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I also assume you saw that . . .

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January 24, 2016

Cheers and lies for the Republican team

Another Intelligencer editorial

This morning's Intelligencer editorial tells us that "GOP Senate Makes Progress." The editorial, however, is actually about praising an Intelligencer favorite, Shelley Moore Capito.

The editorial begins by comparing the Republicans' task to Sisyphus. (Yes, Sisyphus.)

. . . . it seems getting anything . . .

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December 29, 2015

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