Hey, Senator Capito: Could you and your fellow Republicans put down the rubber stamp for a while and actually do your job
This morning, amid the stories about the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, a number of national news sources did a companion piece documenting the large number of departures from the Trump administration along with their various legal and/or ethical reasons for leaving. (For examples, see the Washington Post and the BBC.) The lists . . .
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Senator Manchin changes his mind on Acosta
Perhaps sensing that the political winds have shifted, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin appears to have changed his views on the Secretary of Labor. Earlier this week (see last post), Manchin said:
I’m going to basically judge him on what job he’s doing and how he’s doing it. . . .
Capito's and Manchin's predictable responses to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein *
Senator Joe Manchin yesterday in Politco:
“If he made a mistake or a judgment call or something like that, does that affect the way he’s doing his job now? I’m going to basically judge him on what job he’s doing and how he’s doing it,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who voted to confirm Acosta. As far as calls to resign, he . . .
Answer: Congressman David McKinley shows up for his 90 seconds of free airtime on local station WTRF knowing that no one will ask him a tough question
Yes, McKinley’s back, this time telling WTRF and its viewers on Thursday what a great idea the Use It Act (of which he is a co-sponsor) is:
7News sat down with West Virginia Congressman David McKinley to learn more about new legislation that’s in the making in Washington.
It’s called the Use It Act, which deals with keeping . . .
The AP coverage used by this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover all of Trump’s speech
He largely stuck to his script, avoiding diversions into his agenda or re-election campaign. The president's speech, however, contained . . .
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Can we find anything newsworthy?
The Bransfield story and yesterday’s Washington Post story
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer featured Ogden reporter Steven Allen Adams’ report on Ogden-favorite and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s ongoing battle with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. If you look toward the end of the Morrisey coverage, . . .
Washington Post publishes a new investigative report on the Catholic Church’s failure to investigate Bransfield
Tomorrow’s edition of the Washington Post will again feature a long investigative piece on former Wheeling-Charleston bishop Michael J. Bransfield:
Warnings about West Virginia bishop went unheeded as he doled out cash gifts to Catholic leaders
The article is by Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg, and it . . .
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