A look at franking and earmarks
Franking is the “privilege of sending mail without payment of postage” that allows members of congress to send mail about government business without paying for it.
West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey adds his name to the long list of term limit hypocrites
Here is Patrick Morrisey’s position on term limits in January of 2015 as reported by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch:
Morrisey defeated five-term incumbent Darrell McGraw in 2012 to become the first Republican attorney general in West Virginia since 1933. Vowing not to serve any more than two terms, Morrisey said he thinks it . . .
Today’s paper carries the congressman’s op-ed bragging about all the accomplishments that “we” (he and his office staff) were able to accomplish
Ogden’s efforts to re-elect local congressman David McKinley began today as the News-Register published McKinley’s first op-ed of the new year:
Behind the Headlines, Things Got Done in Washington
McKinley tells us early on:
Behind all of the blaring national headlines, there were notable bipartisan . . .
Our local Ogden papers ignore the latest news on the continuing Bransfield scandal
On Sunday evening, the Washington Post published another report in its continuing investigation of the Bransfield scandal. (See previous post.) This article examined the controversies surrounding the Diocese of West Virginia’s sale of the former bishop’s home in Wheeling. The article appeared in the Post’s Monday edition. Additionally, the . . .
This time it looks at questions surrounding the sale of his property
Set for publication in tomorrow's Washington Post is yet another report in its continuing investigation of the scandals surrounding the former bishop of the West Virginia diocese:
Disgraced bishop spent $4.6 million on mansion that sold for only $1.2 million
After Bishop Michael J. . . .
Congressman David McKinley (WV-1) refers to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression
This afternoon, I worked on a blog post about how West Virginia media have uncritically covered David McKinley (WV-1) on the impeachment issue. (I’ll publish it tomorrow.) In researching the coverage, I noticed that the congressman discussed the issue on Hoppy Kercheval’s talk show on MetroNews Radio last Friday* and so I listened to the . . .
No surprises, here: McKinley simply repeats the Republican talking points
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer reports that all three of West Virginia’s representatives voted against the formal resolution to open impeachment hearings. In the article, local representative David McKinley once again quotes Alexander Hamilton to justify his opposition to impeachment:
“Our founding fathers never intended . . .