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What’s up with West Virginia’s congressional delegation?

Breaking the law and accumulating wealth

Send in the clowns? (Crashing a congressional hearing)

You’re now probably familiar with Wednesday’s story of how a group of Republican representatives stormed a restricted-access impeachment committee meeting. Here’s the New York Times account:

House Republicans ground the impeachment inquiry to a halt for hours on . . .

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October 25, 2019

Today the House voted to condemn Trump's decision to withdraw from Syrian

How did West Virginia's representatives vote?

As news sources reported earlier today:

The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria.

Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together and approved a nonbinding resolution . . .

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October 16, 2019

The "new and improved" Republican talking points on impeachment

Representative McKinley embraces both

Time wrote on Thursday about the Republican talking points:

As public opinion swings against the President, and in favor of impeachment proceedings, some have also embraced a careful strategy, describing their unwillingness to support the House Democrats’ inquiry as merely pragmatic: it’s a distraction from other important . . .

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October 13, 2019

Bridge pictures, Ohio editorials, but no McKinley

Reading today's Intelligencer

A quick summary of today’s morning "Wheeling" newspaper

The front-page features two stories about bridges with three bridge pictures. The front-section article with the largest headline is

Police: 3 Suspected of Killing Witness at Dallas Cop’s Trial

(Why the big headline, or for that matter, the . . .

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October 09, 2019

The Wheeling News-Register tells us that they report the news “accurately and fairly”

Yes, that’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our local Ogden “newspapers”

A month ago, it was the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today, it’s the News-Register’s turn for yet another self-praising editorial. From this morning’s editorial:

Some news outlets, in both traditional media and online platforms, practice what has been called “advocacy journalism.” That is, they guide their coverage in a manner . . .

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September 22, 2019

Want to know how Democrats and Republicans differ on the climate change issue in WV’s 1st congressional district (or, for that matter, any other congressional district)?

Check out this great interactive map from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

I last wrote about the Yale Program back in 2015. Here is a recent addition to the research. It features polling on climate change questions that can be read on an interactive map by states, counties, and congressional districts. For instance, with a few clicks, you can check-out the views of the citizens of WV’s 1st district represented by . . .

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September 17, 2019

Congressman McKinley: the two biggest retailers in the state of West Virginia are responding to the gun crisis, when will you?

First Walmart, now Kroger reacts to gun violence

The headline from the Washington Post earlier today:

Following Walmart’s lead, Kroger asks customers not to openly carry firearms in stores

It begins:

Kroger followed Walmart in asking customers not to display their firearms in stores located in “open carry” states, becoming the latest big chain to . . .

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September 04, 2019

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