“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 . . .
Great Britain and Europe
It’s hottest day ever?
Britain on Monday braced for what could become its hottest day on record, as French authorities warned of a “heat apocalypse” and emergency services across Europe confronted spreading wildfires and rising death tolls. https://t.co/Po0lBUsj7f— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) . . .
Senator Shelley Moore Capito: leave the abortion decision to the states
Here was Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision. In it, Capito clearly stated that the decision should be left to the states:
My statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s . . .
Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision
From his congressional website:
“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to . . .
No word from West Virginia’s senators
From the Washington Post:
Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough, but falling short of tougher measures sought by Biden https://t.co/eMwXIj79ME— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 12, 2022
Some details from CNN:
Ten GOP senators sign onto a statement backing an outline of a guns . . .