Trump, despite everything going on around him, finds time to tweet his concerns about punctuation
This morning from our president:
To show you how dishonest the LameStream Media is, I used the word Liddle’, not Liddle, in discribing Corrupt Congressman Liddle’ Adam Schiff. Low ratings @CNN purposely took the hyphen out and said I . . .
WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito follows the Republican talking points
Yesterday, as numerous media sources pointed out, the Trump administration sent out “talking points” for Republicans to use when asked about the phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Here was the first Republican . . .
Manchin/Trump on background checks, the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jerry West, and Trump’s West Virginia approval rating
WV Senator Manchin meets with Trump on background checks
From today’s New York Times:
President Trump assured Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, on Thursday that he was still considering legislation that could include background checks for gun buyers. But White House aides said they had polling data . . .
President Trump on August 9: "On background checks, we have tremendous support for really common-sense, sensible, important background checks."
After the deaths at Sandy Hook in 2013, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin co-sponsored an amendment to expand background checks only to see his efforts fail as only 54 senators (out of the 60 needed) supported his amendment. Two days ago, on Face the Nation, he discussed working with Trump’s staff on passing similar background . . .
A story you most likely won't see in Wheeling's "newspapers"
The previous post looked at our local Ogden newspapers' largely-positive coverage of President Trump's recent
presidential policy speech political rally in Pennsylvania. But perhaps support for the speech was not all that it appeared to be. Some good work by Anya Litvak at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has documented the choices . . .
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The Wheeling Intelligencer reporter saw a different speech than the one that national news sources saw
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer coverage of yesterday’s Trump speech in Monaca (PA) was considerably different from that found in most national media. Rather than depending upon the Associated Press for coverage, our local paper used Rick Shrum, a reporter from another Ogden newspaper -- the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter. The . . .
Smiling Trump gives thumbs-up
This is quickly making the rounds although I doubt that we will see it in the afternoon Wheeling News-Register:
This is how TPM described it:
In a jarring image tweeted from first lady Melania Trump’s account, she and President Donald Trump grin, the latter flashing a thumbs up, as they pose with a baby . . .