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Reading about West Virginia and Appalachia

A short collection of articles and book reviews from around the Web

Senator Manchin attends a conference on the opioid problem

“Will Superfood Pancakes Solve the Opioid Crisis?” is by Jan Pytalski in Politifact West Virginia and is part of a joint project that joins West Virginia University and Politifact with the "100 Days in Appalachia" project. This article is about the writer’s . . .

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May 18, 2019

Senator Manchin may be having "buyer's remorse" on his vote to approve AG Barr

It's not a good sign for Barr if he loses Joe

West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, who was one of only three Democrats who voted to confirm William Barr for Attorney General, is now having second thoughts. From Politico late this afternoon:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), another Barr supporter, said if Mueller’s issues with Barr “proves out, absolutely I have buyer’s remorse. I . . .

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May 01, 2019

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

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