Yesterday’s AP headline:
Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
And here was the lede:
President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in . . .
President Trump, Senator Capito, Congressman McKinley, and Ogden Newspapers have had a lot to say about executive orders; unfortunately, you have to go back to the Obama administration to find any of it
Trump (previously) on Obama’s use of executive orders
Senator Capito in 2014
West Virginia Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito called Obama’s decision “unconstitutional and wrong.”
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In today’s editorial, the Wheeling News-Register criticizes members of Congress who are “more interested in scoring partisan points than in serving all Americans.” The editorial then praises West Virginia’s two senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito because they “worry about people first, politics second.”. . .
Health care, Trump, golf, unemployment benefits, Capito
Did I miss something on health care?
Two weeks ago today: President Trump told Chris Wallace he would be "signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan"— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) July 31, 2020
So what is President Trump doing today?
President Donald Trump is on the golf course at . . .
Senator Capito and the new Republican coronavirus aid bill
Yesterday, the Republican Senate unveiled its new coronavirus aid bill. One of the key provisions in the GOP plan deals with the jobless benefits provided to the unemployed:
In the new GOP plan, Senate Republicans propose cutting weekly emergency unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 until states can bring a more complicated . . .
FirstEnergy’s efforts with the Ohio legislature made national news on Tuesday (see two posts down). What about West Virginia?
Steven Allen Adams in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer examined last summer’s efforts by West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, to get a $12.5 million tax break from the legislature for FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station. The 1400 word article primarily focuses on the various political donations by FirstEnergy to the governor.. . .
More Ogden contributions to Capito’s and McKinley’s reelection campaign, another evidence-free column by the editor, and guess who is the target of the paper’s political cartoon
A 1400 word article (1/3 of which are direct quotes) toward Senator Capito’s re-election campaign
Ogden Newspaper political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, has written another article in Ogden's continuing efforts to re-elect West Virginia's incumbent Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito. (See here for my discussion of the . . .