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  • First two Democrats back Trump U.S. Supreme Court pick

    03/30/2017 2:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 30, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp on Thursday became the first Democrats to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, giving Republicans two of eight Democratic votes needed to avoid a nasty fight on the U.S. Senate floor next week. Both West Virginia's Manchin and North Dakota's Heitkamp are up for re-election next year in states that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. "I hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not...
  • 225,000 liberals sign petition to fire Manchin after he hugged it out with Trump

    03/02/2017 11:13:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    After his speech Tuesday night, President Trump gave Sen. Joe Manchin a bro handshake and a bro hug. Now almost a quarter million liberals want Sen. Chuck Schumer to give the West Virginia Democrat the boot. On Thursday dozens of activists plan to deliver 225,000 petitions to Schumer's office, asking the minority leader to kick the "Trump-apologist Joe Manchin from Senate Democratic Leadership."
  • Manchin: Senate Dems Would Be ‘Wrong’ to Filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

    02/01/2017 2:52:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/1/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he looks forward to meeting with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, and has no intention of filibustering him with fellow Democrats. Manchin began the interview by scolding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and other Republican senators for refusing to allow a vote on former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland last year. While Manchin acknowledged that Republicans probably had enough votes to block Garland, he said that they should have at least met with Garland and allowed a vote. Manchin then...
  • Manchin Blames Dems for Nuclear Option: Harry Reid ‘Dead Wrong’

    02/01/2017 7:23:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Joe Manchin just open the door for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option if necessary to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court? In appearances on CNN and MSNBC this morning, Dem Senator Manchin blasted his fellow Dems for having invoked the nuclear option in the first place. Said Manchin on Morning Joe: “I’ve been opposed to the nuclear option. I thought Harry Reid was dead wrong when he did it. I voted against that. My dear beloved senator, prior to my coming here, was Robert C. Byrd and he would be rolling over in his grave knowing what...
  • Enviros Occupy Joe Manchin’s Office, Demand He Vote Against Trump Nominees

    01/17/2017 8:22:18 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 17, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of 25 environmental activists stormed West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s office Tuesday morning, demanding he vote against President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for key administration posts. Activists carried a sign that read, “Democrats: You’re not climate deniers. Don’t vote like them.” Activists are specifically urging Manchin, a pro-coal Democrat, to vote against the confirmation of former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator.
  • Democrat Manchin Going AWOL With Plans To Support Trump Nominees

    12/16/2016 4:40:40 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., extended an olive branch on Thursday to his Republican colleagues and the incoming GOP administration, stating he would have no personal issue confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for attorney general. "I know Jeff Sessions. Jeff is a friend of mine and I would say I would support Jeff," Manchin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday evening. Manchin also plans to vote for Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. "He's a tremendous person. Now they said 'are you worried about Rex because he might have a relationship with Putin.' I said 'I...
  • Trump team considering Sen. Joe Manchin for energy secretary

    12/01/2016 12:44:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By DARIUS DIXON
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the discussions. The conservative Democrat “is being considered to show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal,” one source said. Manchin told POLITICO Thursday afternoon that he and his staff haven’t been contacted by Trump’s transition team and he didn't have any trips to New York City on his calendar. But Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that has become increasingly more Republican over the past decade, also didn’t...
  • Unexpectedly some Senate Dems are ready to work with Trump and the GOP

    11/28/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    What a difference a few weeks makes. Right up until the morning of November 8th the two parties were lined up in the political equivalent of trenches on the western front in WW1. You’d have been hard pressed to find a Democrat anywhere in the nation who wasn’t ready to declare open rhetorical warfare on Donald Trump and anyone agreeing with a single policy he endorsed. But now, with the dust largely settled, there’s a particular group of Democrats in the Senate who suddenly are finding common ground to be a good thing and are ready to work across the...
  • Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: You’re an Embarrassment

    11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not appreciate what Harry Reid had to say after Trump’s election victory upset. To quote the conservative Democrat correctly, he told Reid he was, “an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation." Ouch. Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Reid is not loved by Republicans, but to have a member of your party (and caucus) call you out so harshly should give you pause. After Trump won the Electoral College, Reid referred to Trump as a sexual predator. It may not be so surprising Manchin is taking this...
  • Report: Senate Dem may be willing to switch parties

    11/08/2016 9:13:44 PM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    An MSNBC reporter said Tuesday night that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told her that he could decide to switch to the Republican Party if Trump wins and the Senate is close. "There was a conversation I just got off the phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, because I've been picking up a lot of intense speculation that in the event there was a 50-50 Senate, he might be somebody who would switch parties, potentially become an independent," reporter Kasie Hunt said. "I have to tell you, I couldn't get a firm commitment from him that he was definitely going to be...
  • Democratic senator: 'Due process is what’s killing us right now'

    06/16/2016 3:20:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/16 | Oliver Darcy
    A US senator bemoaned Thursday morning that the constitutional right to due process “is what’s killing us right now.” Related Stories 'It makes even more sense today': Senate Democrats are reviving a controversial bill after the Orlando massacre Business Insider NRA: Gun sales to anyone on a terror watch list should be investigated, delayed Quartz Donald Trump Has Called for Blocking Gun Sales to Terror Suspects Bloomberg Republicans Seek Wider FBI Surveillance Power After Orlando Bloomberg Democratic senator reacts to Orlando shooting: 'Congress has become complicit' in mass shootings Business Insider How To: Fix Crepey Skin at Home [Watch] Beverly...
  • List of Democrat Senators Leaning AGAINST Immediately Allowing Syrian "Refugees" Into Country

    11/18/2015 9:59:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Self | November 18, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Here is a partial list of Democrat senators who so far are leaning AGAINST Obama's bizarre plan to allow Syrian "refugees" into this country in the wake of the Paris terror attacks by ISIS. This includes those senators who want a pause which I count as leaning against. If you can find other Democrat senators now leaning AGAINST Obama's absurd policy of potentially importing terrorists, please add them to the list. 1. Chuck Schumer 2. Joe Manchin 3. Bill Nelson 4. Diane Feinstein 5. Joe Donnelly 6. ??????
  • Democrats Unite to Protect Lawlessness as Ted Cruz Blasts Sanctuary Cities!

    10/22/2015 12:47:15 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 22 October 2015 | Onan Coca
    In a speech before Congress on Tuesday Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) excoriated his fellow politicians for not listening to the American people on illegal immigration. He also ripped into President Obama for “acting like an emperor” and forcing amnesty upon the American people without their consent or the work of Congress.Senator Cruz spoke in support of the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, which he is cosponsoring, demanding that the government enforce our already existing immigration laws and acting against liberal Sanctuary Cities who continue to flout our laws.“This class of illegal aliens has a special disregard and disdain...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (Only 5 Undeclared Democratic Senators remain - contact info at link)

    09/05/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    5 on the Fence Senator Blumenthal (D - CT) Senator Manchin (D - WV) Senator Peters (D - MI) Senator Wyden (D - OR) Senator Cantwell (D - WA) 38 stand with Iran 57 stand with America
  • West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

    08/03/2015 12:42:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 08/03/2015 | By ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. Manchin is a moderate and his decision Monday was not a complete surprise. Even so, Republicans were still expected to lose a Senate vote later Monday to halt federal assistance to the group. Republicans introduced their bill after an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials describing how they provide tissue from some aborted fetuses to researchers. The bill says it would transfer Planned Parenthood's aid to other women's health care providers.
  • The Right to be Free From Guns (barf alert)

    06/25/2015 4:59:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 june 2015 | E.J. Dionne,Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said "Enough" after Sandy Hook. We thought the moment for action had come. Yet nothing happened. We are saying "Enough" after Charleston. But this time, we don't even expect anything to happen. What's needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns. None of this should...
  • Dem Rep Wins ‘Top Gun’ In Shooting Competition, Calls For More Gun Control

    05/17/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (D-CA-5th Dist) won “Top Gun” at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation annual shooting competition this past week then commented on his hopes for the passage of more gun control. Thompson stood with Gabby Giffords on March 4 and reintroduced Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) failed expanded background check legislation. It has gone nowhere fast since that time.
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Manchin: Gun Control ‘Made Sense’ in 2013, And ‘It Makes Sense Now’

    04/22/2015 8:30:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended his post-Sandy Hook gun control push as something that “made sense” in 2013 and something that “makes sense now.” Host Joe Scarborough approached the subject by talking about how he and Manchin came from different backgrounds — one a Republican and the other a Democrat — yet they found common ground in “[talking] about the need for background checks” and about how they “disagreed with the NRA” post-Sandy Hook.
  • Manchin Endorses Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate

    04/22/2015 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WDTV.COM ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Baumgarten
    Sunday, we found out that U.S. Senator Joe Manchin removed himself from the running for Governor of West Virginia, but during the same announcement, he endorsed Hillary Clinton as his favorite presidential candidate. When Senator Manchin endorsed Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign on Sunday, he described Clinton as warm, compassionate, engaging, and tough. In 2008, Manchin waited until the Democratic candidate was already decided before endorsing Barack Obama.