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Another ethically-challenged EPA head and breaking news on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Andrew Wheeler, former Murray Energy lobbyist and acting head of the EPA: “[I]f I lobbied on something, I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to participate."

Really? Following Scott Pruitt's resignation earlier this month, acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler pledged that he would not be involved in matters related to his . . .

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July 27, 2018

News from WV's senate race

Later today: Donald Trump, Jr., Sean Spicer and Jason Miller to attend Morrisey fundraiser

According to The Hill:

Donald [Trump, Jr.] will host a fundraiser on Monday for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a top target for Republicans this cycle. . . .

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July 23, 2018

Trump's controversial tariffs, Ogden Newspapers, and Representative McKinley

There's a lot more here than one might think

Our local Ogden papers cover Trump's tariffs

This year, President Trump has put a number of tariffs into place. Our local "newspapers" have, from time to time, printed AP reports which include both sides of the debate. On the editorial page, I could not find any editorials about Trump's actions. I did find one Mike . . .

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July 21, 2018

Today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial reaches the “your mother wears combat boots” level of desperation

Wheeling papers continue their frantic defense of Donald Trump

While growing up (many years ago), I occasionally found myself in arguments with friends and classmates. In such arguments, I can remember that sometimes I, or my opponent, reached a point where all arguments had been defeated and there were no good points left to be made – all that was left was personal attack and so “your mother wears . . .

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July 18, 2018

Belmont County Republican Party Chairman resigns over Trump’s statements

The New York Times, Newsweek, and WTOV covered this; local Ogden papers did not

Yesterday, Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Chris Gagin tweeted the following after President Trump's news conference with Putin:

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July 17, 2018

The Wheeling Intelligencer goes all-in for Trump

Are there any other media sources defending the president's statements about Putin and the Russians?

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Credit Trump With Diplomacy,” supports Donald Trump’s statements following the president’s meeting with Putin. The editorial says nothing about Trump’s dismissal of the conclusions from America’s intelligence agencies nor does it mention the recent indictments of Russians by the Mueller . . .

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July 17, 2018

What red state Democrats won’t say to get re-elected

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Yesterday:

Manchin suggested to Politico that [Senate Minority Leader Charles] Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among . . .

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July 15, 2018

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