West Virginia politicians and the Kavanaugh vote
Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman
AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote
From the Associated Press earlier today:
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
Here's the key paragraph:
A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .
WV Kavanaugh watch: Capito onboard, Manchin still undecided
From Senator Capito:
My full statement on my support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and my decision to vote to confirm him to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: pic.twitter.com/kwvvGYXb6C— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) October 4, 2018
Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:
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How will Senator Capito vote on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination?
You may not be aware that Shelley Moore Capito graduated from Holtan-Arms (class of ‘71), the same private girl’s high school as today’s accuser of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (class of ’84).
Last week, Moore received a letter signed by over a thousand Holtan Arms graduates:
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From today's front page: Senator Capito told an Intelligencer reporter on Tuesday that “tax reform has helped West Virginia”
How is this news? Doesn't relevance or timeliness count anymore?
Here are the first two paragraphs from a story featured on the front page of both of today’s local papers:
U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito attributes an improving West Virginia economy to Trump tax reforms passed late last year.
Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Tuesday on the effects of the tax reforms while visiting Wheeling. Earlier in the . . .
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On the same page as Trump: Senator Capito on immigration and building the wall
(with afternoon update)
This is what Senator Capito told MetroNews yesterday:
“Anyone who wishes to immigrate to the United States should do so through the legal process in compliance with our laws,” she said. “I know we can do better than some of the stories of family separation being reported in the news recently, and it’s . . .
Senator Capito makes some news
She'll be meeting with the President on funding for his border wall and co-leading the efforts to secure the necessary funding
Compared to our other West Virginia senator, Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito seldom makes news. I think she likes to keep a low profile and I've noted on a couple of occasions that she looks uncomfortable with some of the more front-and-center, purely-political responsibilities of her office. I google her name every 3 or 4 days to see . . .
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It’s a “public relations nightmare” and so Pruitt’s EPA buries an important water study (with afternoon update)
A few Republicans (WV’s Capito, for one) are critical
Politico is reporting:
When Pruitt returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday, he will likely be asked to explain why EPA helped to bury a federal study that would have increased warnings about toxic chemicals found in hundreds of water supplies across the country. A handful of Republicans were quick to demand answers after POLITICO . . .