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.. . .
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:
"Today, I . . .
From the Associated Press:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery probe, a person briefed on the investigation confirmed.https://t.co/9ZWQ6P19q8— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) July 21, 2020
Who is Larry Householder? Here is how he . . .
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 . . .
(Mostly Trump stuff)
Trump takes the test!
Earlier today, Chris Wallace at Fox News asked the president about the cognitive test he took:
Trump wants American voters to be impressed that he could identify a picture of an elephant. pic.twitter.com/s4MWVR901Y— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 19, 2020
In response, NY Times . . .
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.
On South Lawn, WH seeks to make a political point by setting up a crane lifting the weights of regulation from the bed of a "red" truck, while . . .
Videos, Trump stuff, and higher education
Two videos worth a look
Kids, don’t try to pass your next history test with these ‘facts’ pic.twitter.com/Q7DK6pSG9K— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 5, 2020
Has anyone figured out the right way for Black people to protest? pic.twitter.com/tkGDJHvnx2— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 5, 2020