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Today's News-Register editorial: Hillary's not president but she still needs to be investigated

From an editorial, "Investigate Clinton Ties to Russia, Too," in the afternoon Wheeling News-Register:

Take the big uranium deal a few years ago. It allowed Russia to gain control of about one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. The State Department - with Hillary Clinton at its head - . . .

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July 17, 2017

Some thoughts on West Virginia's business climate

Now the worst in America according to a study by CNBC

CNBC moves West Virginia to #1 in their annual survey of worst states for business

The feat was accomplished in just three years of business-friendly Republican legislative control. Here's the headline from CNBC:

In an economic death spiral: West Virginia is America's worst state for business in 2017

. . .

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July 14, 2017

What's Congressman McKinley been doing?

"I know I need a small vacation" (Jim Webb)

Pushing important legislation

Otherwise, staying out of the news and getting ready for the month-long August recess

I googled the . . .

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July 11, 2017

Morrisey watch 22

WV Attorney General Morrisey to run for Senate

The Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting that Patrick Morrisey will be running for senate:

Morrisey, who is scheduled to appear at a rally in Harper’s Ferry on Monday evening, said he is running to forward conservative values such as rolling back environmental protections, . . .

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July 10, 2017

According to the Sunday News-Register -- nothing happened in the world yesterday or Friday

Our Sunday "newspaper" continues its mission of providing no or low information for the uninformed

If you go to and look at the front page of today's major U.S. newspapers, you'd probably conclude that no one story dominates the news. However, most of the five newspapers featured at the top of the site dedicated major space to the following stories:

  • President Trump's attendance at the G-20 Summit
  • . . .

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July 09, 2017

Who recently said that clean coal is "neither practical or economic"?

A two-question quiz

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Here's a more complete version of the quote, from E & E News (Environment and Energy News) last Friday:

Carbon capture and sequestration does not work. It's a pseudonym for 'no coal '. . . . It is neither practical nor economic, carbon capture and sequestration. It is just cover for the politicians, . . .

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July 07, 2017

Rep. David McKinley's busy Fourth of July and his unchallenged thoughts on Medicaid/health care

Representative McKinley speaks to a huge throng at Palantine Park

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(photo credit -- Mountaineers for Progress via The Daily Anthenaeum)

From Douglas Soule in yesterday's online edition of West Virginia University's student newspaper, The Daily Anthenaeum:

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., visited . . .

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July 06, 2017


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