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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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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Obamacare is declared unconstitutional but more importantly, our local community college has regained ownership of a city lot
Who said the Wheeling Intelligencer's front page doesn't cover the news that’s important to West Virginians?
Yesterday’s news event with the largest impact upon West Virginians was undoubtedly the ruling by a federal judge in Texas that the entirety of Obamacare was unconstitutional. (Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians will lose their health insurance if the ruling is upheld.) Here are the related front-page headlines from major U.S. . . .
Pollsters, pundits and a personal view
It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.
What did the exit polls find?
The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.
In all other age . . .