The coronavirus rescue plan
Here’s the latest polling from Morning Consult:
NEW Morning Consult/Politico Poll— Jesse . . .
77% support for the American Rescue Plan (only 18% oppose)
59% of Republicans support the American Rescue Plan (only 33% oppose)#UNITY
REMINDER: 100% of Republicans in Congress voted no.https://t.co/YuonRZncOH
Or is it that he doesn’t like anyone criticizing his family?
From NBC News last Friday:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday he will oppose Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, imperiling the prospects of a high-profile nominee of President Joe Biden.
"I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were . . .
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Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, apparently worried about her 2026 reelection, supported Rand Paul’s amendment to dismiss the article of impeachment against Donald Trump
From today’s Washington Post:
All but five Republican senators backed former president Donald Trump on Tuesday in a key test vote ahead of his impeachment trial, signaling that the proceedings are likely to end with Trump’s acquittal on the charge that he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
West Virginia’s Republican . . .
"Sit down and work with your colleagues." Senator, when has Mitch McConnell ever demonstrated that he can be trusted?
From the Washington Post's Greg Sargent:
Here's my exchange with Sen. Manchin. He says he won't support ending the filibuster even on organizing resolutions.
I asked him about the fact that McConnell isn't letting Dems take over the majority. His answer is Schumer/McConnell have to work it out:https://t.co/coyVTcRLhc . . .
How WV's congressional delegation voted on the critical votes this week.
Most non-Ogden newspapers that I'm familiar with usually keep its readers informed on how their local congressional delegation voted on important legislation. (If it's not in a story about the bill, it's usually under the headline "How They Voted.") In the absence of such a newspaper locally, here via govtrack.us is how . . .
Senator Joe, couldn’t you have at least waited until after the Georgia senatorial runoffs to put your Republican suit back on?
West Virginia’s Joe Manchin was on Fox News yesterday committing to vote with Republicans on key issues:
Let me be clear: I will not vote to pack the courts & I will not vote to end the filibuster. The U.S. Senate is the most deliberative body in the world. It was made so that we work together in a bipartisan way. If you get rid of . . .
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”I profoundly accept this nomination” *
We have a new champion in the “Worst Use of a Popular Song at a Political Convention” category
Since 1984, I believe the clear leader has been the Ronald Reagan re-election committee’s use of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as background for a group of on-stage dancing Republicans at that year's Republican convention. Last . . .