Did West Virginia's Capito actually watch the speech or did she just tweet the Republican talking points?
Trump's White House speech
Yesterday, President Trump gave a political speech (with expensive visual aids) in the rose garden (which is supposed to be non-partisan) about deregulation.
On South Lawn, WH seeks to make a political point by setting up a crane lifting the weights of regulation from the bed of a "red" truck, while . . .
Bounties in Afghanistan
From The New York Times:
Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says
American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants . . .
Today’s Wheeling “newspapers” donate almost 1300 words to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s reelection campaign
It's the least they could do for an Ogden favorite
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The Ogden Newspaper effort
It’s easily the largest article in either of today’s paper. The front-page story
Sen. Capito Urges Support For Senate Police Reform Bill
is by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and it . . .
The title on today’s syndicated column by George F. Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” (with afternoon Capito update)
The columnist is a regular on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page, but will local readers see this column?
George F. Will is a conservative columnist who is regularly featured locally in the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today’s recently-posted column by Will is about Republicans who have uncritically allowed the President to do as he pleases:
The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes . . .
The News-Register announced on its front page that, following in the footsteps of other Ogden newspapers, today will be last time readers will receive their Sunday paper on Sunday. Henceforth, local readers will receive it on Saturday even though it will be called the Sunday News-Register. (Yeah, I know.) Additionally, the Monday . . .
Watch Senator Capito put “aggressive pressure” on EPA chief and former Murray Energy lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler
(Unfortunately, because Wheeler is shot from the waist-up, we do not see him shaking in his boots.)
More bribery from our president and silence from our senator
Back in February, after Republican senators found Trump innocent of trying to shakedown the Ukraine to get them to investigate the Biden family, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito excused the president's behavior by suggesting that he just needed to be a bit more careful in how he phrased things:
"I think he's . . .