Are West Virginians as hospitable as legislators and Ogden Newspapers think they are?
Yesterday’s Ogden editorial, “WVa. a Welcome Home for Refugees,” begins by telling us what the WV legislature did at the end of their most recent legislative session:
Among the last resolutions adopted by West Virginia lawmakers before the end of this year’s regular legislative session was one urging . . .
Manchin's money from the oil and gas industry 2021-2022
Perhaps, I thought, it was a bit unfair of me to suggest in yesterday's post that Senator Joe Manchin was owned by the oil and gas industry. I decided to do some checking. My conclusion: it's worse than I thought. From Open Secrets, here are the senators who have . . .
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Does David McKinley get to bet on horse races after they’ve been run?
Today, the Wheeling Intelligencer ran an op-ed by the local congressman calling for Sarah Bloom Raskin’s withdrawal AFTER she had already withdrawn
Yesterday afternoon, one of President Biden’s Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ nominees, Sarah Bloom Raskin, withdrew her name for consideration. The event happened early enough in the day that today’s Wheeling Intelligencer ran an AP article on her decision on page 8:
Embattled Federal Reserve Pick Raskin Withdraws . . .
At an energy conference, Manchin doesn't even pretend to care about his constituents or the environment
WV's senator uses "we" when speaking to a room full of oil and gas executives
From Kate Aronoff in today's New Republic:
At S&P Global’s CERAWeek—one of the continent’s largest energy conferences—Manchin seemed to present himself as a representative for the industry in Washington, offering the room pointers on how to deal with politicians.
“We haven’t been good at . . . you know, I say, ‘we,’” . . .
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Governor Jim Justice: “Today, all of a sudden, the whole world is running through the streets saying where is West Virginia?”
Not to worry, today's Intelligencer front-page cleans up his act for him
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer features an article on recent statements by the state’s governor, Jim Justice. Almost half of the 438-word article by Ogden’s Jess Mancini are direct quotes from the governor. However, the front-page article ignores the following Justice statements that were picked-up by other media:
West . . .
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The Wheeling News-Register publishes yet another Republican op-ed filled with lies and misrepresentations
Mike Oliverio lectures us about why Biden’s FCC nominee, Gigi Sohn, should be rejected
This weekend, the Wheeling News-Register published an op-ed by Republican candidate for state senate Mike Oliverio who argues that President Biden's nominee to the Federal Communications Commission, Gigi Sohn, should be rejected.
Lying about what Gigi Sohn said
Oliverio writes about Sohn in "Oppose Biden Nominee . . .
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Given all that is happening in the Ukraine, isn’t it time for West Virginia’s treasurer, Riley Moore, to account for his previous lobbying efforts on behalf of the Russian-backed Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych?
Yes it is, but who would ask him?
In 2013, current WV Treasurer Riley Moore went to work as a lobbyist for Paul Manafort and the Podesta Group. Here’s a screen shot from Open Secrets’ that list him as one of the lobbyists for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine:
Who was/is the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine? They were supporters of the then . . .
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