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What’s Senator Joe been saying and doing?

Manchin: “This place sucks.” (But he’ll run anyway.)

From the New York Times:

Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia told colleagues on Tuesday that he intended to run for re-election this year after all, ending an anxiety-making flirtation with retirement and easing Democratic fears that the most conservative . . .

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January 24, 2018

In case you missed it: Trump on West Virginia and Joe Manchin

An excerpt from yesterday's Times' interview

Yesterday, President Trump gave an impromptu interview to reporter Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club. In the rambling interview, Trump briefly discussed Senator Manchin and West Virginia:

SCHMIDT: Tell me about what you were saying that the Democrats. . . . [Inaudible.] . . . Tell . . .

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December 29, 2017

What's Senator Joe been doing?

Joining with Republicans to approve an extremist anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ circuit court judge

According to Huffington Post:

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm circuit court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who has suggested Roe v. Wade was an “erroneous decision” and called the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit “an assault on religious liberty.”

Barrett was confirmed 55-43 to be a lifetime judge on the U.S. . . .

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October 31, 2017

Town hall update

Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday while McKinley and the rest of WV's Republican delegation are still zero-for-2017

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Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday

From the Associated Press:

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin told West Virginia voters that the nation's biggest threat comes from unaddressed, excessive spending.

The Democratic senator held a town hall meeting Friday in Berkeley Springs, where he . . .

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October 29, 2017

Local takes on the football culture wars

Senator Joe channels his inner Donald

On Fox News (where else) earlier this week:

Top Dem: NFL Owners Must 'Make Clear' They Won't Tolerate Kneeling For Flag

Here's the video:

I'm sure they're listening, Joe.

Reactions to the Brooke sign at the . . .

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September 28, 2017

Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page

Not much to see here

If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:

Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud

The AP story:

. . .

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September 21, 2017

Health care: West Virginia, Joe Manchin, and the possibility of single-payer

The Affordable Care Act increased the number of West Virginian’s with health insurance in 2016

From the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy:

The data on health insurance coverage showed that 96,000 West Virginians lacked health insurance in 2016, a decrease of 12,000 from 2015. In 2016, 94.7 percent of West . . .

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September 13, 2017

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