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How did our elected representatives respond to Trump's racism?

To no one's surprise, Representative McKinley blames the Democrats

From WV Metro News

McKinley said Trump has been “under relentless pressure” from Democrats and reporters, which led to “his inarticulate and counterproductive response” on Twitter.

McKinley also suggested:

Both sides . . .

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July 17, 2019

Getting “nothing but the best” with “the advice and consent of the Senate”

Hey, Senator Capito: Could you and your fellow Republicans put down the rubber stamp for a while and actually do your job

This morning, amid the stories about the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, a number of national news sources did a companion piece documenting the large number of departures from the Trump administration along with their various legal and/or ethical reasons for leaving. (For examples, see the Washington Post and the BBC.) The lists . . .

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July 12, 2019

Updating West Virginia’s senators’ views on Secretary Acosta

Senator Manchin changes his mind on Acosta

Perhaps sensing that the political winds have shifted, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin appears to have changed his views on the Secretary of Labor. Earlier this week (see last post), Manchin said:

I’m going to basically judge him on what job he’s doing and how he’s doing it. . . .

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July 11, 2019

"Nothing to see here"

Capito's and Manchin's predictable responses to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein *

Senator Joe Manchin yesterday in Politco:

“If he made a mistake or a judgment call or something like that, does that affect the way he’s doing his job now? I’m going to basically judge him on what job he’s doing and how he’s doing it,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who voted to confirm Acosta. As far as calls to resign, he . . .

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July 09, 2019

How can you tell that Congress is in recess?

Answer: Congressman David McKinley shows up for his 90 seconds of free airtime on local station WTRF knowing that no one will ask him a tough question

Yes, McKinley’s back, this time telling WTRF and its viewers on Thursday what a great idea the Use It Act (of which he is a co-sponsor) is:

7News sat down with West Virginia Congressman David McKinley to learn more about new legislation that’s in the making in Washington.

It’s called the Use It Act, which deals with keeping . . .

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July 05, 2019

“Our Army manned the air”

The AP coverage used by this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover all of Trump’s speech

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This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer used this Associated Press report which did not mention the airports. It could have used this AP report which included this paragraph:

He largely stuck to his script, avoiding diversions into his agenda or re-election campaign. The president's speech, however, contained . . .

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July 05, 2019

Reading the front page of the Wheeling Intelligencer on a holiday

Can we find anything newsworthy?

The Bransfield story and yesterday’s Washington Post story

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer featured Ogden reporter Steven Allen Adams’ report on Ogden-favorite and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s ongoing battle with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. If you look toward the end of the Morrisey coverage, . . .

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July 04, 2019

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