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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

Yet another ethically-challenged editorial from the Intelligencer

This morning's Intelligencer editorial follows the same playbook as last Monday's editorial on the WASPs : pick a topic that was not covered originally by the "newspaper," misinterpret and lie about what happened, and then conclude that it's all the Democrats' fault.

Today's "Ryan Should Take Hard . . .

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May 31, 2016

Question: What's Joe Manchin been doing lately?

Answer: Getting himself in trouble with far-righties and veteran's groups

In trouble for even considering Justice Merrick Garland

Politico discussed earlier this month the Judicial Crisis Network's new ad praising

West Virginia AG Morrisey for his work against the EPA and criticizing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin for refusing to oppose Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. The . . .

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Posted in: joe manchin

May 30, 2016

Local favorite McKinley gets front-page coverage with another PR release

(Note -- I was away for a few days and then busier than I thought I'd be when I returned -- for the next few posts I'll be catching up on what I missed from last week. )

On Friday, both the morning and afternoon "newspapers" printed a front-page article about local representative David McKinley's appointment to . . .

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May 30, 2016

Still no budget

Of course, it's the Democrats' fault -- it's always their fault

From this morning's Intelligencer editorial on the state's budget problems:

Politics - with some in the Legislature's Democrat Party minority blocking reasonable action by Republicans - has made the budget-balancing process frustrating for all concerned, including taxpayers.

The Democrats are blocking . . .

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May 25, 2016

More Murray Energy news

In a 3 - 3 decision, Federal Election Commission will not charge Murray Energy in a campaign contributions suit

As the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported earlier this week:

Even though Federal Elections Commission staff found strong indications that Murray Energy coerced campaign donations from its workers, the enforcement agency won't pursue charges against the Pepper Pike coal mining company after its oversight board deadlocked on . . .

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Posted in: murray energy

May 25, 2016

Robert Murray meets with Donald Trump

Hey, a lot of people don't know what LNG stands for! (Most of them, however, are not running for President)

Apparently CEO Robert Murray of Murray Energy met yesterday with Donald Trump. According to the energy trade paper SNL Financial (no, it's not Saturday Night Live), Murray believes that Trump is "all we got" and "the horse to ride."

As Taylor Kuykendall in the SNL article goes on to report:

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May 24, 2016

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