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The News-Register attacks Betsy DeVos

Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .

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June 15, 2017

What have WV's senators been doing lately?

Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail

Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .

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February 06, 2017

More on the DeVos vote

Good news, bad news

The good news is that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin will indeed vote against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. The bad news appears to be that she will be approved anyway. From CNN:

The Senate voted early Friday to advance President Donald Trump's education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos . . .

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February 03, 2017

Will Senator Joe vote to confirm Betsy DeVos?

The Washington Post reports that DeVos apparently used a number of "uncited sources" on her questionaire

Senator Joe Manchin has already expressed his doubts about Trump's pick for head of education:

Manchin will not give a free pass to all GOP nominees. He has flagged two who are troubling to him: Betsy DeVos, the billionaire conservative philanthropist nominated for education secretary, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the nominee . . .

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January 31, 2017

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