The Wheeling Alternative

Will Senator Joe vote to confirm Betsy DeVos?

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 . . .

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January 31, 2017

What do our representatives have to say about the president's executive order on immigration?

Senator Manchin

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 . . .

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January 31, 2017

Not covering then only partially-covering the immigration order

The locals pursue their pro-Trump agenda

Sunday -- ignoring the story

President Trump's immigration order became a major news story on Saturday evening. Here's an Associated Press dispatch at 6:40 PM that evening:

A U.S. federal law enforcement official says any non-U.S. citizen from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen is now barred from . . .

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January 30, 2017

Coal news

Look what we found in the swamp to oversee the prosecution of crimes against the environment

From Lee Fang in The Intercept:

Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes

Fang writes:

A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power . . .

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January 27, 2017

The repeal of Obamacare and West Virginia

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 . . .

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January 27, 2017

The hypocrisy continues

Silence from the Wheeling "newspapers" on Trump's use of executive orders

Readers of Ogden "newspapers" saw them on a regular basis -- editorials and Mike Myer columns that told us how terrible President Obama (our "imperial president") was for issuing executive orders. For example, from an October editorial:

President Barack Obama is notorious for using executive orders and other . . .

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January 26, 2017

Alternate facts

Don't know if you've seen this -- it's been making its way around the Web: Tim O’Brien’s "The Little Golden Book of Alternate Facts."

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January 26, 2017

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