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Justice and Trump conversation

From Metro News on Wednesday:

Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.

The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.

He . . .

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November 25, 2016

"I know nothing."

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As described by the Charleston Gazette-Mail, here is Senator Joe Manchin's position on the designation of Stephen Bannon from Breitbart News to be Trump's senior counselor and chief strategist:

Trump’s selection of Bannon, who has been a major voice of a fringe wing of the Republican Party, was immediately . . .

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November 19, 2016

Covering/not covering Mylan's EpiPen controversy

Intelligencer uses AG office's press release as news

On page 7 of this morning's Intelligencer, the reader can find the following story (no link found) about our attorney general and his investigation into the cost of Mylan's EpiPen:

W.Va. Attorney General Seeks Enforcement of Subpoena

Other . . .

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September 21, 2016

New West Virginia poll results

The political results of the latest Metro News poll of likely West Virginia voters were released yesterday and today. In the race for president: Trump got 49% to Clinton's 31% with Libertarian Johnson getting 10% and Green Stein receiving 4%. (West Virginians, according to the poll's director, are enthusiastic for Trump.)

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September 02, 2016

Manchin and McKinley deal with gun control and due process

Joe Manchin

Last week West Virginia's Senator Joe Manchin took the lead in this year's "dumbest statement by a Democrat" competition. (Donald Trump has already won the award on the Republican side -- the only suspense surrounds which of many possible statements will win it for him.) Manchin was asked about the . . .

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June 25, 2016

The gun control debate after Orlando

Wheeling "newspapers" ignore or distort the story

Today's biggest story

Judging from the AP's coverage and other news sources such as network and cable news outlets, it's not hard to conclude that gun control has become a major news story. That's probably true unless you depend upon Wheeling "newspapers" for your news coverage. For instance, here's a . . .

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June 16, 2016

WV's senators on national politics

Senator Capito

On Wednesday, Senator Capito was asked by CNN if she still supported Donald Trump for president. CNN reports:

West Virginia GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito told reporters she "strongly disagrees" with Trump's comments, but said she still backed him as the GOP nominee.

I wonder . . .

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June 10, 2016

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