Office of Congressional Ethics releases report
The House Ethics Committee still is considering whether to deepen its investigation into Rep. Alex Mooney. But the Office of Congressional Ethics Report is now available. He may have misused official & campaign funds for personal use (e.g. visit to Aruba!) https://t.co/WQA6MmMK8L pic.twitter.com/TLk4t7y70Z— Daniel Schuman . . .
WV’s senior senator is working on his legacy
The latest on Manchin’s “trail of destruction”:
Manchin's trail of destruction is going to get much worse:— Greg Sargent . . .
* Failure to renew ACA subsidies will spike premiums for millions
* Inaction on climate could do incalculable long term damage
Window is closing. GOP House means no action on either for years:https://t.co/hmY6e7AeGg
It's not unlike the Covid crisis
For over two years, Republicans have fought mask and vaccination requirements put in place to slow the virus. The nimble virus has responded by mutating and then infecting more victims. (We are apparently in the early stages of another virus rally.) Republicans then blame President Biden for not solving the Covid crisis. (Rinse, repeat.). . .
Are there any lessons for West Virginia?
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John Fetterman wins PA primary
This article in this morning’s Salon nicely sums up last . . .
Alex Mooney easily defeated David McKinley for the new West Virginia #2 Republican nomination. Mooney won 54% to 36%. McKinley carried only three counties: Ohio by 28%, Marshall by 9%, and Pleasants by only 1%. Even worse, had the election just been held in McKinley’s old WV #1, he still would have lost to Alex Mooney by 4.4%.
Some . . .
Predictable: without any evidence, WV’s Republican leadership quickly blames Democrats for the Supreme Court leak
At this point, the person who leaked the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion has not been identified. How, then, did any of the following West Virginia Republicans know who revealed the decision?
First up was WV’s Treasurer, Riley Moore. Without any evidence, Moore quickly blamed the Democrats. (Notice his definitive . . .
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Republican senators—including Collins and Murkowski—have already joined with Joe Manchin to block codification of abortion rights at the federal level. If the right to choose is to be saved, it will be an urgent state-by-state struggle that begins NOW!— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) May 4, 2022