What's Representative McKinley been doing during the August congressional recess?
The August congressional recess started last Monday. Last week, various news reports and Representative McKinley's Facebook page placed him in flooded areas through last Wednesday to tour and view the damage done by the recent flooding in the area. I think he deserves credit for that. However, there was no news or anything additional . . .
"I don't give a shit" -- Senator Joe once again gets a bit annoyed with critics
Senator Manchin has been known to occasionally express his displeasure at those who criticize him. The best recent example that comes to mind is probably his conversation with a political activist back in February (see here). This . . .
Poll numbers, swamp definitions, and hypocrisy
Myer reads the polls
Today's Mike Myer's column asks the question:
"Will Trump's Strategy Work?"
After reviewing November's election results, Myer wants to comment upon Trump's favorable and unfavorable approval ratings. To that end, he quotes statistics from Real Clear . . .
West Virginia ACLU files amicus brief in Murray lawsuit against HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
As you probably know, Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, filed a defamation suit against John Oliver and HBO for a segment on his show, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," did a couple of weeks ago on coal that featured Murray. (You can watch it here). Earlier this week, the West Virginia ACLU filed an amicus brief in the case. . . .
Sinclair commentator Epshteyn: Anthony Scaramucci to bring a "fresh perspective" to the White House
Sinclair Broadcasting's Boris Epshteyn continued his praise of all-things Trump in a Friday commentary about the appointment of Anthony Saramucci as White House communication director:
The president wanted to bring in a fresh perspective to help manage and communicate the White House's message. . . .
I know Anthony . . .
Here is the town hall meeting map for West Virginia's congressmen
With the House of Representatives in recess for over a month,I went to Town Hall Project to see when and where my local congressman (David McKinley) would be holding his next town hall meeting with his constituents. I typed in my zip code (26003) and here is the screen shot of what came up:
The site found a town hall . . .
From today's Intelligencer: a collection of half-truths, no truths, and disingenuousness (a typical Saturday opinion page)
The lead editorial implores the Republicans to keep fighting to replace Obamacare
Of course we learn (without evidence) in the editorial how Obamacare is universally hated, "choking" state budgets, and has all sorts of horror stories that everyone (including Democrats) have heard. That's what the editorial tells us but . . .