Breaking news: West Virginia Republicans embrace frivolous lawsuits!
Is it a sign of the apocalypse? What’s next? Undoing “right-to-work” laws? Paying teachers and other state workers a living wage? Never mind, it’s about the Party’s unswerving loyalty to Donald Trump
The Rucker quote neatly states the West Virginia Republican Party’s (along with its messenger - the Wheeling Intelligencer) long-term justification for tort reform. (For more examples, type “West Virginia” and “frivolous lawsuits” into a search engine and see how many hits and how far back the search goes.)
West Virginia . . .
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WV Republicans rally round Trump’s efforts to steal the election
The WV GOP, AG Morrisey and Governor Justice do their part as Capito and McKinley remain silent
From the West Virginia Republican Party
This fight is not over. President Trump will continue to fight for us, and we will continue to fight for him. The American people are entitled to an honest election. We must ensure every legal vote must be counted. We must investigate any allegations of fraud. pic.twitter.com/DrAcKkZu9e— WVGOP . . .
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Because that’s what they do in the middle of a pandemic
Last evening, the Trump administration (with the help of Republican state attorney generals) filed to overturn and invalidate Obamacare
From NPR earlier today:
In a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration has reaffirmed its position that the Affordable Care Act in its entirety is illegal because Congress eliminated the individual tax penalty for failing to purchase medical insurance.
Solicitor General Noel . . .
You actually expected me to keep my promise on a term limit?
West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey adds his name to the long list of term limit hypocrites
Here is Patrick Morrisey’s position on term limits in January of 2015 as reported by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch:
Morrisey defeated five-term incumbent Darrell McGraw in 2012 to become the first Republican attorney general in West Virginia since 1933. Vowing not to serve any more than two terms, Morrisey said he thinks it . . .
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From around the net: A look at some recent fracking stories that impact our area
Yesterday’s U.S. edition of The Guardian asks the question:
Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?
From early in the article:
At a time when scientists warn humans must stop pulling fossil fuels out of the ground and spewing plastics into the . . .
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Zero: The sum total of articles in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer about the arrest of Rudy Giuliani’s buddies or their contribution to WV AG Morrisey’s PAC (with afternoon update)
The ties to West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey's PAC (see previous post) are a front-page story in the Charleston paper, on the WV Metro News site, and the featured article on WV Public’s website. Of note, the Inter-Mountain, another Ogden West Virginia paper, listed it’s coverage by Ogden political reporter, Steven . . .
West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey’s PAC among the recipients of campaign money from the two “friends” of Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who were arrested today
Nothing on our local Ogden papers’ web page but the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Jake Zukerman and WV Public’s Dave Mistich are covering it
From the Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney have been arrested on charges that they schemed to skirt election laws and funnel foreign money to US politicians, including a PAC that solely exists to support WV AG Patrick Morrisey. https://t.co/luQMWBqtfa— Gazette-Mail (@wvgazettemail) . . .
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