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Hey News-Register, the holdup on miner pensions isn’t DEMOCRAT Pelosi, it’s REPUBLICAN’s McConnell and Trump

The title of today’s editorial wants to pin the responsibility for the pension on Democrats. It states: “Aid the Retirees, Speaker Pelosi”

Today’s lead editorial* in today's Wheeling News-Register is about the fate of the miner pension plan. The editorial notes that West Virginia’s and Ohio’s senators have:

fought hard to save the pension fund. But bills they have promoted have been bottle up in committees.

No, they haven’t been “bottled-up” in . . .

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October 24, 2019

Trump compares his impeachment to a “lynching”

Will the Wheeling Intelligencer finally criticize the president? Don’t bet on it.

A lynching?

Earlier today, the President tweeted:

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October 22, 2019

White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney admits to a quid pro quo (now with 3 updates)

Senator Capito waits for new-and-improved talking points

From Slate, earlier today:

The official Republican line had previously been that there was “no quid pro quo” involved in Trump’s request that Ukraine launch (unfounded) investigations into the server allegations and into the Biden family, while the Trump administration happened to be refusing to release military funds to . . .

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October 17, 2019

Today the House voted to condemn Trump's decision to withdraw from Syrian

How did West Virginia's representatives vote?

As news sources reported earlier today:

The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria.

Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together and approved a nonbinding resolution . . .

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October 16, 2019

The "new and improved" Republican talking points on impeachment

Representative McKinley embraces both

Time wrote on Thursday about the Republican talking points:

As public opinion swings against the President, and in favor of impeachment proceedings, some have also embraced a careful strategy, describing their unwillingness to support the House Democrats’ inquiry as merely pragmatic: it’s a distraction from other important . . .

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October 13, 2019

From around the net: A look at some recent fracking stories that impact our area

Cancer Alley?

Yesterday’s U.S. edition of The Guardian asks the question:

Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?

From early in the article:

At a time when scientists warn humans must stop pulling fossil fuels out of the ground and spewing plastics into the . . .

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October 12, 2019

Zero: The sum total of articles in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer about the arrest of Rudy Giuliani’s buddies or their contribution to WV AG Morrisey’s PAC (with afternoon update)

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The ties to West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey's PAC (see previous post) are a front-page story in the Charleston paper, on the WV Metro News site, and the featured article on WV Public’s website. Of note, the Inter-Mountain, another Ogden West Virginia paper, listed it’s coverage by Ogden political reporter, Steven . . .

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October 11, 2019

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