A look at how WV’s representatives are bringing home the bacon
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that an earmark is
a provision in Congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program, or organization.
The New York Times recently reviewed and published its findings on 2022 congressional earmarks. It found:
. . .
Ogden’s political reporter thinks so
From Steven Allen Adams on Friday:
Can someone tell the folks crowing about the various articles detailing Manchin’s relationship w/ the Grant Town power plant that they didn’t reveal anything that hasn’t been known about for more than 20 years? It’s not hard hitting investigative reporting. It’s recycling.— Steven Allen Adams . . .
West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito speaks out on Putin/the Ukraine and Biden nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson
Senator Capito “talks tough” on Putin but has nothing to say about one of his biggest fans
Here is WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, on Wednesday:
West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore-Capito warns if Russian President Vladimir Putin can kill innocent women and children — he can do anything. . . .
Capito . . .
Can anyone name a West Virginia newspaper that does investigative journalism and publishes diverse points-of-views on its op-ed page?
Obviously, rule out the Ogden papers. Okay, from time to time, the Charleston Gazette-Mail does do both. How about West Virginia University’s student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum?
Here is a sample of some of the paper's recent investigative reporting
Today’s front page. pic.twitter.com/5FkPOD1Pse— The . . .
An exhaustive investigative report from The New York Times that documents how Senator Manchin "Aided Coal, and Earned Millions"
Today, from The New York Times:
Three months ago, my editor asked me to see what I could learn about where Joe Manchin's money comes from.— Christopher Flavelle (@cflav) . . .
Thousands of pages of documents, hundreds of interviews and many FOIA requests later, this is what I found. (With @JulieATate & @erinschaff) https://t.co/fUdLCSte51
Posted in: joe manchin
Also claims he wants to talk about climate and social spending bill
From the Senator:
After meeting with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have determined I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/SUgwuBtHup— Senator Joe . . .
Posted in: joe manchin
The WV legislature and Ogden Newspapers have praised the state for its willingness to always help those in need. When it comes to Ukrainian refugees, do we deserve the praise?
In last Thursday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, we were told that West Virginians
“are always willing to welcome new folks. . . . This is a West Virginia trait that does not differ based on the letter someone chooses to put after his or her last name. If someone needs our help, we give it.”
In addition to . . .