The Wheeling Alternative

Senator Capito to attend "Save the Senate Retreat" this week

See if you can guess where it will be held

Here's the invitation

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The location is not listed in the invite. Where will it be held?

Trump's Washington D.C. hotel.

The cost?

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November 03, 2019

Our local congressman explains his vote on the impeachment inquiry

No surprises, here: McKinley simply repeats the Republican talking points

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer reports that all three of West Virginia’s representatives voted against the formal resolution to open impeachment hearings. In the article, local representative David McKinley once again quotes Alexander Hamilton to justify his opposition to impeachment:

“Our founding fathers never intended . . .

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November 01, 2019

So sad! Trump tweets doctored photo

Is this what the president means by "fake news"?

Here's the president's tweet from this afternoon:

A number of news sources are now covering this. The Guardian headlined their story with this:

Trump tweets fake photo of dog in recent Isis raid . . .

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October 30, 2019

From around the Twitter world

A collection of interesting tweets

Fox News covers the cult conducting the impeachment inquiry

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October 30, 2019

Coal news

Murray bankruptcy and the continuing decline of the coal industry

Murray declares bankruptcy

From CNBC earlier this morning:

Murray Energy joins growing list of coal companies to declare bankruptcy

Today's Wall Street Journal sees this as a long-term trend:

In Pro-Trump West Virginia Coal Country, the Jobs Keep Leaving

Fixing the blame

. . .

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October 29, 2019

$21 million? Much more on Bransfield’s actions and excesses

The Washington Post delivers again

If you have been following the Bransfield story you need to read this article. Once again, the Washington Post delivers a thoroughly-documented article by reporters Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg about the abuses of the former West Virginia bishop. (Note -- emphasis in this post is mine.)

The article begins by describing a . . .

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October 27, 2019

What’s up with West Virginia’s congressional delegation?

Breaking the law and accumulating wealth

Send in the clowns? (Crashing a congressional hearing)

You’re now probably familiar with Wednesday’s story of how a group of Republican representatives stormed a restricted-access impeachment committee meeting. Here’s the New York Times account:

House Republicans ground the impeachment inquiry to a halt for hours on . . .

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October 25, 2019

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