The Wheeling Alternative

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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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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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

So much for ethics

A desperation editorial: "Shoe on Other Foot on 'War on Women'"

Silvrback blog image
A meeting of World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots
(source - National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)

Invoking their favorite metaphor (shoe on other foot), this morning's Intelligencer editorial argues that the Obama administration along with Democrats, are guilty of a war on women. The editorial about honoring the . . .

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May 23, 2016

The Intelligencer's anti-Hillary campaign moves into high gear (updated 5/22)

Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage

Balance removed from an AP gun rights story

Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .

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May 21, 2016

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