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WV election spending? "A ton of ads"

I wish they would have just sent me the $9.50

Ohio Valley Resources cites the Center for Public Integrity in reporting what most of us already knew about political advertising in the state this year:

“There’s been a ton of ads in West Virginia,” said data reporter Ben Wieder at the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism outlet.

The Center analyzed TV ads in . . .

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November 16, 2016

Pay to play (the state attorney general version)

And guess which local coal company and which state's AG are among the players?

Bloomberg is out this morning with an excellent in-depth analysis:

Battered Coal Companies Courted State AGs to Fight Climate Rules

The article begins:

Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s . . .

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September 07, 2016

Developments in the WV Supreme Court election

A post on the upcoming judicial election

Bringing Obama into the race

Taking advantage of the anti-Obama sentiment in the state (even if the president has nothing to do with the Supreme Court race), the Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative is running ads that link the president to State Supreme Court candidates Bill Wooten and Darrell . . .

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April 29, 2016

The Koch brothers look to buy themselves another state

WV Senate President and gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole speaks at exclusive Koch gathering for high-rolling political donors

Metro News had the following headline in mid-December:

Cole: Upcoming Legislative session ‘zero’ about run for governor

As they reported:

With the session less than one month away and lawmakers prioritizing their agendas, Cole said his mission is all about “delivering a subsidized session for the taxpayers for . . .

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February 02, 2016

Two new videos

Iraq and the the Middle East

As a follow-up to yesterday's post on Iraq and war in the Middle East, here is a link to last night's The Daily Show with John Stewart with "America in the Middle East: Learning Curves are for Pussies."

(Note -- for some reason I could not embed this clip - the link takes you to the . . .

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June 03, 2015

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