Bill Maher on Joe Manchin: "For a Democrat, he is the most powerful Republican in the Senate" (with 6/13 update)
Today’s Wheeling News-Register dedicates its editorial page to keeping in that way
Little did I know when I wrote yesterday’s post on our local papers’ love affair with West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin, that today's Wheeling News-Register would dedicate most of its weekend editorial page to even more praise. Here are the lowlights:
Pat Buchanan suggests that Manchin meets JFK’s criteria for . . .
Thursday's Ogden-Wheeling editorial asserts that WV senator Joe Manchin, by opposing Democratic efforts to pass the For the People Act, is standing with the people. In doing so, the editorial frames the debate around federal vs. state control of elections:
Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., see it for what . . .
Did you know that closing the Mitchell Power Plant would save power customers $300 million over twelve years?
I won’t count on it if Ogden papers are your only source for state news
The Charleston Gazette, WV Metro, and Ogden Newspapers all covered yesterday’s hearings about the rate hike that is needed to keep the Mitchell Power Plant in Marshall County running. Here is the headline on the WV Metro News article:
Appalachian Power president says closing Mitchell plant would save ratepayers $27 million . . .
Is this the connection that explains our senator’s behavior?
Earlier today from CNBC:
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NEW: INSIDE the campaign by the Koch network to pressure @Sen_JoeManchin to oppose key pieces of his own party's agenda, including eliminating the filibuster and the For the People Act.— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) June 8, 2021
- Radio ads have been launched in West Virginiahttps://t.co/P5UfzkQAw0
with Monday update
From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail
Read it here.
The AP story
A Democratic senator says he will not vote for an overhaul of U.S. election law, virtually guaranteeing the failure of a top Biden administration priority. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia also restated his opposition to changing the . . .
A look at how two local critics of federal pandemic relief aid for the unemployed fared under the Paycheck Protection Program
From a Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on May 7, 2021:
Bottom line: It’s time for Americans to get back to work. It’s high time for Congress to end the supplemental unemployment benefits.”
Translation: now that we’ve gotten our PPP money, it’s time to end government handouts!
In . . .
Anybody have some spare change to help out our governor? His dog?
Breaking story from the Wall Street Journal
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is personally on the hook for nearly $700 million in loans his coal companies took out from now-defunct Greensill Capital, according to people familiar with the loans and documents described to The Wall Street Journal https://t.co/kIEC9szTiD— The Wall Street . . .
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