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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

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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 . . .

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June 12, 2021

More on Senator Manchin and the For the People Act

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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 . . .

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June 11, 2021

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 . . .

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June 09, 2021

Senator Manchin and the Kochs

Is this the connection that explains our senator’s behavior?

Earlier today from CNBC:

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June 08, 2021

We haven’t been paying enough attention to Narcissist Joe

with Monday update

From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail

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Read it here.

The AP story

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June 06, 2021

Government handouts: good for me, bad for thee

A look at how two local critics of federal pandemic relief aid for the unemployed fared under the Paycheck Protection Program

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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 . . .

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June 06, 2021

Jim Justice in the news

Anybody have some spare change to help out our governor? His dog?

Breaking story from the Wall Street Journal

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May 31, 2021

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