Earlier today, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin was on CNN:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tells CNN's @kaitlancollins that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has agreed to leave Medicare and Social Security cuts off the table in debt ceiling negotiations.— CNN (@CNN) January 27, 2023
(Manchin said the . . .
Don’t expect our local Ogden Newspaper to cover any of this; they have more important “news” to cover
Mooney takes the extreme position on abortion:
I am honored to once again be the lead sponsor of the Life at Conception Act, which simply defines human life as beginning at the moment of conception. As a result, preborn babies are entitled to legal protection under the Constitution. #ProLife pic.twitter.com/IEOJVCKGqm . . .
Manchin fear-mongers while taking major “contributions” from the fossil fuel industry
You may be aware of the rightwing allegation making the rounds that the Biden administration is about to ban gas stoves nationwide. West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin, who certainly knows how to use such rumors to his advantage, was one of the first politicians to jump on it on:
This is a recipe for disaster. The federal . . .
Wait a minute: Haven’t Republicans spent most of the year telling us how terrible the Inflation Reduction Act was for West Virginia
West Virginians probably saw coverage of this in their morning newspaper:
We're excited to share that we're partnering with the State of West Virginia to build our first iron-air battery manufacturing facility in the city of Weirton, a historic steel community with a rich history and knowledge of iron processing. Learn more at: . . .
“Common ground” Joe and Shelley the distinguished lecturer
Senator Manchin keeps looking for common ground and bipartisanship with Republicans. Don’t look now, Senator, but you’ve become the common ground
From the Economist:
It is said that a common enemy unites even the oldest of foes. For Republicans and Democrats that would be Joe Manchin. The senator from West Virginia received the . . .
So, who does today’s Wheeling News-Register blame? Democratic leaders Schumer and Pelosi, of course
Earlier this week, WV’s Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, pulled his energy bill from consideration after it became clear that it would not reach the 60 votes needed for passage. Here is how Politico headlined it:
Senate advances funding bill after Manchin punts his energy plan
And here is the sub-headline:. . .
Not everyone is cheering
Manchin gets it done but at what cost?
The West Virginia senator has agreed to support climate action, but only after ensuring his home state would remain a fossil fuel fiefdom. https://t.co/sSRmRd0Dnw— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 4, 2022
Jeff Goodell explains:
As part of the price for getting on board . . .