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West Virginia politicians and the Kavanaugh vote

Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman

AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote

From the Associated Press earlier today:

Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh

Here's the key paragraph:

A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .

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October 07, 2018

Manchin to vote for Kavanaugh

As the New York Times reports:

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .

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October 05, 2018

WV Kavanaugh watch: Capito onboard, Manchin still undecided

From Senator Capito:

Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:

. . .

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October 04, 2018

Partisan and pathetic

Wheeling “newspapers” totally ignore Trump’s verbal assault on Christine Blasey Ford

On Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford who accused Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The major media covered the story extensively. One of the earliest reports from the Associated Press headlined it this way:

In . . .

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October 04, 2018

Am I losing a country?

Trump comes to Wheeling

Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump

Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:

Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .

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October 03, 2018

Shorter Mike Myer: No one should question WV’s Supreme Court impeachment

Least of all a woman!

If you read Saturday’s Mike Myer column, “Conspiracy Claim Ridiculous,” our local editor argues that any argument that there was a political component to impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices is “ridiculous.”

His target is former WV Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis who, earlier this week, filed a federal lawsuit . . .

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September 30, 2018

How will Senator Capito vote on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination?

You may not be aware that Shelley Moore Capito graduated from Holtan-Arms (class of ‘71), the same private girl’s high school as today’s accuser of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (class of ’84).

Last week, Moore received a letter signed by over a thousand Holtan Arms graduates:

. . .

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September 27, 2018

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