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Capito discusses impeachment

West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was on Morgantown’s WAJR Radio this morning to talk about impeachment. In the segment, Capito briefly explained how impeachment would proceed. She was then asked about additional witnesses:

“I think that’s what we should do, and I haven’t heard both sides, then have questions, and I’m . . .

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January 16, 2020

Profiting from war

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Trump gives out a stock tip

The Daily Beast describes:

In the five days prior to launching a strike that killed Iran’s most important military leader, Donald Trump roamed the halls of Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Florida, and started dropping hints to close associates and club-goers that something huge . . .

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January 14, 2020

Trump news from around the Web

Can you identify Iran on a map? Could the president? Additionally: the latest poll on Trump’s actions and a video on the MAGA Church

Where is Iran?

Only 28% of Americans can correctly identify it on a map according to a new Morning Consult poll:

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January 09, 2020

Kathleen Parker’s predictions

A closer look at an Ogden syndicated columnist

I rarely comment on Ogden's syndicated columnists -- I usually have other local, state and national issues that I can write about. This one deserves a post, however.

Ogden's columnists, except for former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (who can sometimes be found in the Friday News-Register), usually run the gamut from . . .

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January 07, 2020

Bolton willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial

WV Senator Capito waits for her instructions on how she should respond

From MSNBC:

Former national security adviser John Bolton announced in a statement that he is willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Bolton, who was ousted in September, has been a key figure in the impeachment inquiry. Multiple witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry testified that . . .

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January 06, 2020

The Wheeling Alternative's 2019 year in review

Awards, reader favorites, and reader numbers

Each year in early January, I review the previous year’s blog posts and assess my reader numbers.

Worst-of-the-Year Awards

Since most of my media concerns are local, I give-out yearly awards in three categories: worst news story, worst editorial, and worst column.

2019 Worst News Story Award

This category . . .

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January 04, 2020

“We are obliged to no individual” unless their last name is McKinley

Our local Ogden papers ignore the latest news on the continuing Bransfield scandal

On Sunday evening, the Washington Post published another report in its continuing investigation of the Bransfield scandal. (See previous post.) This article examined the controversies surrounding the Diocese of West Virginia’s sale of the former bishop’s home in Wheeling. The article appeared in the Post’s Monday edition. Additionally, the . . .

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January 01, 2020

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