One of the concerns raised during Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was the possibility that President Trump was packing the court as an insurance policy in case he lost the general election. Here is an Associated Press report on September 30:
President Donald Trump’s stark expectation that the Supreme . . .
Sorry, Wheeling Intelligencer, just because you did not consider it a contest doesn’t mean that it wasn’t one
Today’s morning “newspaper” has no results from the West Virginia senatorial race
The TV networks called the race early and it was not very close. (As of 11 AM today, the AP had Republican Shelley Moore Capito easily winning with most of the ballots counted.) Still, that is no reason not to provide results. Of course, that would have meant that they would need to print Paula Jean Searengin’s name – something that the . . .
Again, Kercheval does his part on WV MetroNews
Hoppy Kercheval on WV MetroNews is probably the state’s best interviewer of politicians. He asks good questions and then usually follows them up with even better questions. Our local congressional representative, David McKinley, for instance, loves to appear in local media because he . . .
Yeah, right. A look at our local papers’ coverage of the 2020 West Virginia senate race
Regular readers of Ogden’s Wheeling “newspapers” see them a couple of times a year (especially on the Intelligencer’s or News-Register’s anniversary): self-congratulatory editorials telling readers how “fair and balanced” they are. The News-Register quote in my title is from 2017 but readers can find similar sentiments every year – here’s a . . .
Senator Capito warns Democrats to not even think about adding more Supreme Court seats
From local station WTRF:
West Virginia’s U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she plans on voting for Judge Barrett’s confirmation.
Ahead of that vote, Senator Capito joined her Republican colleagues to warn of a court packing plan.
She along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Steve Daines (R-MT), . . .
Coronavirus stimulus negotiations end as President cancels negotiations until after he wins re-election
West Virginians await new prediction from Senator Capito as to when the next package will be passed
From earlier today:
Hill-HarrisX poll:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 6, 2020
Should the Senate first pass a COVID relief bill or confirm Amy Coney Barrett?
Pass a COVID relief bill first 74%
Confirm Amy Coney Barrett first 26%
However, from CNBC News:
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has told his . . .
Her thoughts on the debate and Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Hey, WOAY, these are terrible answers. Did you ask any follow-up questions? (Apparently not.)
From Oakhill West Virginia's WOAY Newswatch:
WASHINGTON D.C. (WOAY) – In a phone conference on Wednesday, Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito called the debate on Tuesday between President Trump and Democratic Nominee . . .