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Town hall update

Manchin to do four this week, Capito and McKinley none

The AP is reporting that Senator Manchin will take part in four town hall meetings this week in Martinsburg, South Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown.

Representative McKinley and Senator Capito continue to avoid them. Capito has been making noises that she may not support the current Republican health care proposal but I don't . . .

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March 14, 2017

Attack Obama, praise Trump

Senator Joe continues to look more and more like a (very) conservative Republican

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin was interviewed on Fox News this morning. As he has been doing for the past three months, he praised Trump and criticized Obama. Watch it here.

Yesterday, Axios documented in detail Manchin's increasingly cozy relationship with Breitbart News:

Democrat Joe Manchin gets in with . . .

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February 28, 2017

Are any of West Virginia's elected representatives going to hold a town hall meeting about health care?

(with February 27 update)

West Virginia town halls

Early this afternoon the Associated Press reported on attempts to get West Virginia's congressional delegation to attend a town hall meeting about the future of health care:

Demonstrators at the Capitol in Charleston are calling on the state's congressional delegation to hear their . . .

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February 26, 2017

What's Senator Joe been doing?

On the role of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party

Manchin wants Sanders to help with protests at town hall meetings

While Republicans have garnered most of the attention with their town hall meetings, some Democrats have also had to deal with protests at their meetings. As the Washington Post reported:

But . . .

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February 25, 2017

What's Senator Joe been doing?

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Explaining his vote (the only Democratic one) for Jeff Sessions

According to Market Watch:

"It’s more what we know about a person than what people say about a person. . . . I have not seen the things he’s been accused of or people talked about."

Specifically on the matter of Session’s . . .

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February 20, 2017

Keeping up with Senator Joe

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Fresh off being the only Democrat to vote for Jeff Sessions to become attorney general, West Virginia's senior senator continues to get plenty of press. Here's a sample from today's press:

From New Hampshire Public Radio earlier today:

Will Senate Democrats Work With Trump? The 10 Senators To . . .

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February 09, 2017

What have WV's senators been doing lately?

Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail

Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .

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February 06, 2017

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