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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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 . . .
Yesterday’s AP headline:
Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
And here was the lede:
President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in . . .
FirstEnergy’s efforts with the Ohio legislature made national news on Tuesday (see two posts down). What about West Virginia?
Steven Allen Adams in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer examined last summer’s efforts by West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, to get a $12.5 million tax break from the legislature for FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station. The 1400 word article primarily focuses on the various political donations by FirstEnergy to the governor.. . .