The Wheeling Alternative

Following the money!

FirstEnergy’s efforts with the Ohio legislature made national news on Tuesday (see two posts down). What about West Virginia?

Steven Allen Adams in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer examined last summer’s efforts by West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, to get a $12.5 million tax break from the legislature for FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station. The 1400 word article primarily focuses on the various political donations by FirstEnergy to the governor.

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July 23, 2020

It appears that local representative David McKinley has enlisted in Trump’s personal attack army

Last month, WV Representative David McKinley tried (unsuccessfully, in most eyes) to attack and discredit Anthony Fauci for President Trump. (I wrote about it here.) Today, he quickly supported Trump’s decision to send federal law enforcement into cities.

Here was President Trump at this afternoon’s coronavirus update:

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July 22, 2020

Breaking: Ohio Republican House Speaker arrested in $60 million bribery case

From the Associated Press:

Who is Larry Householder? Here is how he . . .

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July 21, 2020

Reading the weekend Wheeling News-Register

More Ogden contributions to Capito’s and McKinley’s reelection campaign, another evidence-free column by the editor, and guess who is the target of the paper’s political cartoon

A 1400 word article (1/3 of which are direct quotes) toward Senator Capito’s re-election campaign

Ogden Newspaper political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, has written another article in Ogden's continuing efforts to re-elect West Virginia's incumbent Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito. (See here for my discussion of the . . .

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July 20, 2020

Sunday odds and ends

(Mostly Trump stuff)

Trump takes the test!

Earlier today, Chris Wallace at Fox News asked the president about the cognitive test he took:

In response, NY Times . . .

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July 19, 2020

Hey Senator, even Fox News fact checked Trump’s speech on deregulation

Did West Virginia's Capito actually watch the speech or did she just tweet the Republican talking points?

Trump's White House speech

Yesterday, President Trump gave a political speech (with expensive visual aids) in the rose garden (which is supposed to be non-partisan) about deregulation.

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July 17, 2020

Still more odds and ends from around the Web

Videos, Trump stuff, and higher education

Two videos worth a look

And:

Impressive! . . .

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July 12, 2020

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