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Senator Manchin may be having "buyer's remorse" on his vote to approve AG Barr

It's not a good sign for Barr if he loses Joe

West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, who was one of only three Democrats who voted to confirm William Barr for Attorney General, is now having second thoughts. From Politico late this afternoon:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), another Barr supporter, said if Mueller’s issues with Barr “proves out, absolutely I have buyer’s remorse. I . . .

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May 01, 2019

Reading the Sunday News-Register: same old, same old

Little news and another Myer cure for racism

Page 1 of today’s Wheeling News-Register features mostly old news and yet another promo for the Ogden Wellness Weekend. Three-fourths of the front page is taken up by two stories on the roads in Marshall County. About one-third of the first story is what the WV Division of Highways had to say about the roads on Wednesday: essentially, they . . .

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April 29, 2019

Searching for journalistic integrity in an Intelligencer editorial? First, however, you will need to ignore the exaggeration and lying

Today’s editorial lies to us about how Ohio’s dynamic duo fought the congressional “cesspool of partisan politics”

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The editorial

An editorial in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer tells us that “Bipartisanship Is Not Dead”:

Some political scientists say Congress has become a cesspool of partisan politics. Democrats and Republicans view every issue strictly from their party leaders’ viewpoints, it is said. Constituents’ . . .

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April 26, 2019

Russians used coal as a wedge issue: A closer look at the Mueller report

Hey, but Senator Capito told us that “it’s time to move on”

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As Grist reports:

About a third of Mueller’s long-awaited report, released on Thursday, has been redacted. But enough is left to determine that Russia tried to exploit America’s mixed feelings about coal in order to tip the election in Trump’s favor.

In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, a Saint . . .

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April 23, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer covers the Mueller report

Half of the AP story but with a different headline

At the bottom of this morning’s front page is an Associated Press article on special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. The Intelligencer included slightly over half of the 1500+ word article. The AP’s title for the article and the one used by almost all media sources was

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April 19, 2019

Senator Capito on the Mueller Report: "It's time to move on."

Senator Shelley Moore Capito's statement on today's release of the Mueller Report:

I appreciate the attorney general’s efforts to be transparent by releasing the report to the public today—as well as the fact that he and his team made clear the reason for each and every redaction. While some critics will never be . . .

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April 18, 2019

DeSmog Blog headline explains who runs West Virginia

For the extraction industries, some things never change

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Last Friday, DeSmog Blog reported on an “an industry conference focused on wooing petrochemical producers to West Virginia.” The article explained:

Why should petrochemical companies build in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio? For one thing, don’t expect regulation of shale gas drilling, Michael Graney, executive . . .

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April 16, 2019

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