The Republican covid strategy continues
West Virginia's covid numbers continue to increase
From the New York Times on December 31:
While Republican state officials continue to fight efforts to control the virus
As earlier COVID-19 vaccine mandate lawsuits get their day before the U.S. Supreme Court in two weeks, West Virginia Attorney General . . .
Color me doubtful, but I doubt we’ll soon see a Wheeling Intelligencer front-page interview with Alex Mooney explaining the unfairness of David McKinley’s most recent commercial
The front page of yesterday's Wheeling Intelligencer featured Congressman David McKinley defending himself against accusations made in a political ad from his Republican primary opponent, Alex Mooney. (See previous post.) On page 5 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer, you can find this report from Ogden’s political reporter about a . . .
How dare Alex Mooney accuse David McKinley of being a Nancy Pelosi supporter!
McKinley given front-page space to defend himself against his opponent’s political ad
The Alex Mooney/David McKinley race for the nomination in West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district is heating up. Mooney has placed ads in West Virginia media and even some out-of-state media (where at least some of the money is wasted). Here is a . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on Senator Joe Manchin: “A Principled Man in the Senate”
From the editorial:
Manchin has been able to resist enormous pressure through this process precisely because he answers to West Virginians, and he knows it.
I'm curious. Does he answer all West Virginians or only those with whom he gets money from or agrees?
What about the Intelligencer and the . . .
Manchin interviewed on WV Metro News
Senator Manchin was the first guest on today’s Metro News’ Talkline. Hoppy Kercheval began the program by allowing Manchin time to explain his decision to vote against the Better Back bill. Here is the Twitter feed of that segment:
The U.S. Senate will vote on the proposed Build Back Better . . .
Some consequences and reactions
Here are two programs that will affect West Virginians if additional legislation is not passed
The Child Tax Credit will expire and West Virginia children will suffer
Senator Joe announces on Fox News that he is killing the Build Back Better bill and voting rights bill
This morning on Fox:
Manchin also signals that he isn't in favor of changing the filibuster rules for voting rights. So that's basically it for Biden's agenda in this Congress. pic.twitter.com/wY87eWLBFy— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 19, 2021
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