Earmarks: we were against them before we were in favor of them
Here is what David McKinley, our local congressional representative, pledged back in 2010 when he first ran for Congress:
No More Earmarks
David refused to insert earmarks into legislation as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and he will carry this precedent into Washington by proposing legislation to ban any . . .
Yesterday’s editorial in the Wheeling Intelligencer criticized West Virginia’s Republican governor, Jim Justice, for not enforcing his own coronavirus rules at his own property (the Greenbrier) on New Year’s Eve:
Videos posted on the internet of the event show a closely packed room at The Greenbrier filled with many maskless . . .
Both are breaking stories: Will we see either of these stories in an Ogden “newspaper”?
FBI thwarts Whitmer kidnapping plot
From The Washington Post:
The FBI revealed Thursday that it thwarted a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, unsealing charges against six people who it said contemplated a violent overthrow of the government as state authorities charged seven more who they said wanted to . . .
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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Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"
Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:
DANA BASH: You criticized Obama for 'failed leadership' when 2 people in the US died from Ebola. Nearly 130,000 are dead from coronavirus. So is Trump showing failed leadership?@SenJoniErnst: "No. I think that the president is stepping forward." pic.twitter.com/2KDUPpjL2Y— . . .
Good thing there is nothing important happening
From the online edition of today’s Palm Beach Post:
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UPDATE: President Donald Trump, back at his Mar-a-Lago estate Sunday afternoon after going to his West Palm Beach-area golf course earlier, defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, then took a dig at a familiar foe, the New York Times.
A 17-year-old brings a loaded gun to a local high school and the Intelligencer finds that "worrisome"
It has had nothing to say, however, about the increasing likelihood that 18-year-olds will legally be allowed to bring concealed weapons to WV Northern and West Liberty campuses
From this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Keeping Firearms Out of Our Schools":
City police say that when they went to Steubenville High School to question a student about an armed robbery, they found a loaded .40-caliber pistol in his backpack. Later, that 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were charged in . . .