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Representative David McKinley and town halls

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 . . .

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August 08, 2017

Some follow-ups on Senator Joe, Sinclair Broadcasting and Mac Warner

"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 . . .

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August 07, 2017

Drinking the Kool-Aid

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 . . .

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August 05, 2017

Answering Robert Murray

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. . . .

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August 02, 2017

Sinclair Broadcasting (local channel 9's owner) moves even closer to Trump

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 . . .

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August 01, 2017

House on summer recess until September 5

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:

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The site found a town hall . . .

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July 31, 2017

Obamacare to Trumpcare

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 . . .

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July 29, 2017

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