The congressman reprises his role from last year’s Fauci hearings
Remember last year when our local representative tried to intimidate Dr. Anthony Fauci in a congressional hearing only to have the doctor turn the tables and make the congressman look petty and foolish? (Not everyone agrees with my assessment: our local Republican propaganda outlet, The Wheeling Intelligencer, later told us in an editorial . . .
Senator Capito (R - Hypocrisy) explaining her "no" vote on Tuesday: "Many provisions in the so-called COVID relief package have nothing to do with COVID at all" (with update)
Earlier today, Capito voted for the Tuberville amendment
What, you ask, is the Tuberville amendment?
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) introduces an amendment to the COVID relief bill about ... trans athletes in sports?— . . .
"Under this amendment, educational institutions would prohibit from receiving funding if by biological males are allowed to compete in women's athletics." pic.twitter.com/p4wawhHI7Z
The coronavirus rescue plan
Here’s the latest polling from Morning Consult:
NEW Morning Consult/Politico Poll— Jesse . . .
77% support for the American Rescue Plan (only 18% oppose)
59% of Republicans support the American Rescue Plan (only 33% oppose)#UNITY
REMINDER: 100% of Republicans in Congress voted no.https://t.co/YuonRZncOH
The locals print another Branco political cartoon
I haven’t done an exact count, but I would venture a guess that the Wheeling papers’ favorite political cartoonists is A.F. Branco. Last year, for example, the two local papers published at least a dozen cartoons attacking Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and a number of them were from Branco. (The cartoons badly . . .
Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito explained the debate over a coronavirus relief package to the state’s stenographers
Lucky for us, an Ogden representative participated
Yesterday, West Virginia’s junior senator, Shelley Moore Capito, met online with some West Virginia media to discuss the Republican and Democratic coronavirus stimulus plans. Jess Mancini (from another Ogden paper) wrote the story for today’s Wheeling editions. Most of the article consists of Capito explaining the Republican . . .
Yesterday’s editorial in the Wheeling Intelligencer criticized West Virginia’s Republican governor, Jim Justice, for not enforcing his own coronavirus rules at his own property (the Greenbrier) on New Year’s Eve:
Videos posted on the internet of the event show a closely packed room at The Greenbrier filled with many maskless . . .
Why is it buried on page 6 in the middle of their daily covid report?
The local Wheeling papers usually run daily updates on the local/regional covid situation. Buried in today’s article are these two paragraphs:
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 surge in the Northern Panhandle has forced Wheeling Hospital to install a semi-permanent tent outside the hospital’s emergency-trauma department.
“The tent, . . .