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Almost 600,000 West Virginians as collateral damage?

Mike Myer may get the numbers right but does he care what happens to health care in West Virginia if the U.S. Supreme Court ends Obamacare?

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In addition to discussing whether Senator Joe Manchin will support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, today’s Mike Myer column wants to argue with the senator about how many West Virginians would be affected if the U.S. Supreme Court were to find Obamacare unconstitutional.

Myer quotes Manchin that 800,000 West Virginians would . . .

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July 14, 2018

Some updates on previous posts and the latest polling results

Political cartoonists, China/West Virginia "understanding," and the most recent West Virginia senatorial poll

Rob Rogers' political cartoons

Three weeks ago, I did a blog post about Rob Rogers, then Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist, whose publisher and new editor wanted the P-G to be more pro-Trump. The pressure was put on Rogers, whose cartoons are known nationally, to soften his cartoons. He refused and was fired on June . . .

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June 28, 2018

Manchin leading in new Monmouth Poll (with 6/21 update)

According to CNN, Joe Manchin leads in the just-released Monmouth Poll:

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin leads his Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia Senate race, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. . . .

The survey shows Manchin with a 48% to 39% advantage over Morrisey, the . . .

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June 20, 2018

For Manchin, no good deed goes unpunished

He not only joined the "radical liberals," he led the charge

Morrisey attacks Manchin for joining the “radical liberals” in supporting the Keep Families Together Act

From WV Metro News:

In response to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s support of a bill to end a policy dividing families entering the country illegally, Manchin’s Republican opponent for Senate, West Virginia Attorney General . . .

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June 20, 2018

What's Senator Joe been doing?

Demonstrating courage on keeping families together!

From The Daily Beast earlier this afternoon:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a conservative member of the Democratic Party, announced his support on Monday for the Keep Families Together Act, making him the final Democratic member (plus independents Angus King and Bernie . . .

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June 18, 2018

WV's senate candidates can't get close enough to Trump and his family

Don Jr. in Charleston to support Morrisey

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(photo credit - Charleston Gazette-Mail)

From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Donald Trump Jr. joined the West Virginia attorney general on the campaign trail Tuesday in an effort to hitch the latter’s U.S. Senate bid to economic success reported under . . .

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June 06, 2018

Senator Joe and the reboot of "Buckwild" ("West Virginia Wilder")

Everybody gets some free publicity

Here's the trailer for the proposed series "West Virginia Wilder":

From the Associated Press:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking a network not to cast his state in a negative light with a new reality show. Problem is, MTV owner Viacom says it's not involved in "West . . .

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June 01, 2018

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