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AP: Manchin only Democratic senator not to co-sponsor the LGBT anti-discrimination bill

As the Associated Press reported:

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill.

The Register-Herald reports 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff . . .

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March 19, 2019

A follow-up on reactions to Trump’s executive order

What did West Virginia's congressional delegation and the Wheeling Intelligencer have to say about Trump's order?

What do West Virginia’s representatives think?

The Charleston Gazette-Mail took what I consider the logical next step following President Trump’s executive order to build his wall – they checked with West Virginia’s congressional representation to complement their national coverage. Here is what reporter Jake Zuckerman found.

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February 16, 2019

Some thoughts on today's Wheeling News-Register editorial about Senator Manchin and Trump’s proposal to end the government shutdown (with 1/22 update)

A suggestion to the writer: forget what Manchin thinks – you need to reach Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh

Senator Manchin on Trump’s proposal

On Saturday, President Trump suggested a plan that would end the government shutdown and get him $5.7 billion for his wall (or whatever he is now calling it). Democrats opposed it. Today’s News-Register editorial, "Manchin Is Right About Compromise," claims that West Virginia’s Democratic . . .

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January 21, 2019

Senator Manchin is everywhere

Fox News, CNN, MSNBC

Telling Fox News that Trump has a right to declare a state of emergency and build his wall

From Real Clear Politics and Fox News:

On Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin stressed the importance of ending the government shutdown. Manchin said he would support President Trump's state of emergency and proposed wall funding in . . .

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January 08, 2019

What have WV's senators been doing lately?

(Pleading ignorance and running for re-election?)

Senator Capito confesses to not knowing why there are not more Republican women in Congress

On Wednesday, Politico talked to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the scarcity of Republican women elected to Congress. (The Republicans account for only 13 of the 102 women elected last month.) Jenny Ament reports:

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December 07, 2018

Why Manchin won

Pollsters, pundits and a personal view

It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.

What did the exit polls find?

The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.

In all other age . . .

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November 08, 2018

Some thoughts on tonight's Manchin-Morrisey debate

A summary of Republican Patrick Morrisey's answers: Hillary Clinton. That's no exaggeration, I think he said her name at least 50 times. Joe Manchin's best response all night was when he pointed out that "Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot."

A summary of incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin's answers: . . .

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November 01, 2018

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