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  • oe Manchin: Beto O’Rourke ‘Not Taking My Guns Away’

    09/18/2019 1:40:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2019 | Awr Hawkins
    On Wednesday Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s confiscatory push on AR-15s and made clear, “[He’s] not taking my guns away from me.” Manchin then asked for someone to deliver that message to O’Rourke. Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke used the September 12, Democrat debate to tell AR-15 owners, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.” Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke’s declaration was a game-changer which showed the Democrats’ intention to seize guns.
  • First lady Melania Trump in West Virginia for opioid talk

    07/09/2019 10:54:20 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2019
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia on Monday to learn how a city at the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis. She met with federal, state and local officials in Huntington and heard how the area’s police, schools and health care centers are trying to fight the opioid scourge. “I am here to give you my support,” Trump told participants in the roundtable discussion. West Virginia has the country’s highest fatal opioid overdose rate and has struggled, like many other states, to confront the many aspects of the problem. Huntington...
  • Report: Joe Manchin Thinking About Leaving The Senate Before His Term Ends

    06/13/2019 1:51:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2019 | John Sexton
    The Hill is reporting that Joe Manchin of West Virginia is fed up with nothing getting done in the Senate and is thinking seriously about leaving to run for Governor. Multiple sources indicate this is an ongoing frustration that peaked last month: Manchin’s patience reached a breaking point shortly before the Memorial Day recess, when the Senate finally finished debating a disaster relief bill that many lawmakers thought should have passed weeks earlier.A Democratic senator who requested anonymity recalled Manchin getting thoroughly fed up and threatening to retire before the end of the 116th Congress.“He said, ‘I’m out of...
  • Manchin eyes Senate exit

    06/13/2019 7:20:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2019
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is eyeing a possible exit from the Senate, and his decision could be a significant factor in which party controls the majority in 2021. In moments of frustration, the centrist senator has gone so far as to tell colleagues he may leave the upper chamber before the end of this Congress, or after the 2020 elections. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) keeps a close watch on Manchin, and the senators have a good working relationship. While Schumer recognizes that his West Virginia colleague can get exasperated by dysfunction in the Senate, he believes Manchin is...
  • Joe Manchin considering running for governor in 2020

    04/06/2019 5:44:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    WDTV ^ | 04/06/2019 | Josh Croup
    Joe Manchin is considering challenging Jim Justice in 2020 for West Virginia governor, telling Politico that he's "thinking about" running for the "best job in the world." Manchin told Politico he will make a decision this fall. "I don't think there's any hurry at all," Manchin said. The Democratic senator served as West Virginia's governor from 2005-2010. He won a special election in 2010 to serve the remainder of Robert C. Byrd's term in the Senate, following his death in June of that year. Manchin defeated Attorney General Patrick Morrisey by 3 percentage points in 2018 in his bid for...
  • Trump tells intel chiefs to 'go back to school' after they break with him

    01/30/2019 1:10:13 PM PST · by gattaca · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2019 | CAITLIN OPRYSKO
    President Donald Trump lit into the U.S. intelligence community on Wednesday, telling his intel chiefs to "go back to school" just one day after they publicly contradicted him on several of his foreign policy priorities. "The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran," Trump wrote on Twitter. "They are wrong! When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict." He continued, "They are testing Rockets...
  • “Pro-Life Democrat” Joe Manchin Caught Posing for Picture With Planned Parenthood Abortion Activists

    11/01/2018 4:42:00 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 16 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Nov 1, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin insists he’s a pro-life Democrat. But when is a pro-life Democrat not really a pro-life Democrat? When it’s Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia — who was caught posing for a picture with a group of Planned Parenthood abortion activists.
  • Campaign’s final week could include President Trump visit (West Virginia)

    10/27/2018 4:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Metro News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. Morrisey, who has trailed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in most of the major polls, predicted during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” earlier this week that Trump would return. Trump visited Wheeling Sept. 29. “A vote for Patrick...
  • Poll: Democrat Joe Manchin Leads by Four in West Virginia Senate Race

    10/16/2018 11:36:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leads West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey by a small margin, according to a poll released Tuesday. Sen. Manchin leads Morrisey by four points—49 to 45 percent—in the heated West Virginia race. Thirty-six percent of West Virginia voters said they will “definitely” vote for Manchin, 11 percent will probably vote for the West Virginia Democrat, and two percent are leaning towards voting for him. In contrast, 36 percent said they will definitely vote for Morrisey, eight percent will probably vote for the AG, and one percent lean towards voting for the West Virginia Republican. Three percent...
  • When Joe Manchin pulls his mask off, what do you see? (Want to know why he voted for Kavanaugh?)

    10/09/2018 6:44:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2018 | Robert Arvay
    Do liberal politicians really advocate socialism? Do they truly condemn due process? Are they sincerely committed to abortion? If so, can they be persuaded to see the light? Indeed, many of them already have seen it. Every member of Congress, of either party, is well aware of Venezuela's socialist disaster. All of them favor due process, at least for themselves, if ever falsely accused. And most of them (or at least those who have any knowledge) recognize that partial-birth abortions are barbaric. They are already persuaded, maybe with the exception of a handful of truly demented members. Then why do...
  • Brett Kavanaugh Has Votes For Confirmation After Susan Collins and Joe Manchin Announce Support

    10/06/2018 5:51:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 5, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    All that is left is to vote now that Judge Brett Kavanaugh has enough votes for confirmation thanks to Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin announcing their votes for his nomination this afternoon. Collins announced Friday she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, all but guaranteeing he will become the court’s newest justice. “I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” she said at the end of a long speech blasting the character assassination campaign against Kavanaugh. She said the contentious Kavanaugh confirmation hearings meant that the Senate had reached “rock bottom.” She said that Kavanaugh should be...
  • Liberal group cuts support for Dems Manchin, Bredesen over Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 4:29:04 PM PDT · by Hadean · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    MoveOn, a progressive outside group, said on Friday that it is cutting support for Democrats in two key Senate races because they are supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "We're cancelling a planned six-figure digital video ad expenditure for Phil Bredesen in Tennessee due to his Kavanaugh position," the group said in a tweet. They added that "similarly [we] will be pulling all planned campaigning on behalf of Joe Manchin in West Virginia if he votes yes. Kavanaugh is unfit for the Court." Manchin became the only Senate Democrat to say he would vote for Kavanaugh on Friday, calling him...
  • Patrick Morrisey Attacks Joe Manchin Over His Last-Minute Support For Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 2:18:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 5, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Morrisey called Manchin’s announcement a “craven political calculation” to salvage his political career. Manchin announced his support for Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s high court pick, minutes after Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she would vote to confirm the judge. . . . “When it matters most, Joe Manchin is with Hillary Clinton for President, Chuck Schumer and Obama for gun control, and is voting with Nancy Pelosi for amnesty for illegal immigrants,” Morrisey said.
  • Manchin drowned out by protesters as he explains vote

    10/05/2018 1:55:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), the lone Democrat who will vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confronted by angry protesters outside his office after announcing his position. Manchin’s answers to reporters justifying his position was drowned out by a group of women protesters chanting at him “Look at us!” and “shame!” Manchin looked uncomfortable as he tried to hear reporters questions over the angry crowd. Running for re-election in a state President Trump won by double digits, Manchin is considered a vulnerable Democrat. Trump has endorsed state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) and has campaigned for him, despite Manchin...
  • Joe Manchin officially announces support for Brett Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 120 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 5, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    Manchin to back Kavanaugh.
  • Protesters confront Manchin: 'How do you know how I’m going to vote' on Kavanaugh

    10/04/2018 2:37:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), a potential swing vote in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, was confronted by a protestor who said she was a victim of sexual assault and demanded to know how he would vote. “I don’t understand how you can’t look me in the eye,” the protestor said, to which Manchin can be heard responding “I can,” in a video recorded by ABC News. “Why are you going to vote yes on this,” the protestor asked Manchin. Manchin has so far not indicated how he would vote. “How do you know how I’m going to vote,” Manchin...
  • Joe Manchin: I’m Looking at Kavanaugh’s Life ‘from 22 to 53’ to Decide Vote

    10/04/2018 1:02:19 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/04/2018 | Jushua Caplan
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) signaled in an interview published Thursday that decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh will not play a major role in his vote on the judge’s Supreme Court confirmation. Manchin, a key Democrat swing vote, lamented the Senate Judiciary Committee’s handling of its investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh, describing the previous few weeks as “horrible” and a “circus.” “I am looking at the gentleman as an adult from 22 to 53, thirty-one years of professional service,” Manchin told Al-Jazeera. “I am looking at him as a father. As a person in a community, how he interacts...
  • Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is reportedly leaning yes on Kavanaugh

    10/04/2018 12:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | October 4, 2018 | Brendan Morrow
    Brett Kavanaugh may have the support of at least one Democratic senator. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) now seems to be leaning towards voting "yes" on Kavanaugh, according to a new report from Politico, which also says Manchin "certainly is gettable" for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). Kavanaugh needs at least 50 votes to be confirmed (Vice President Mike Pence would break the tie), and since there are 51 Republicans in the Senate, a "yes" vote from Manchin could make up for a "no" vote from another swing senator like Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) or Susan Collins (R-Maine). President Trump clearly...
  • Red-state Dems face nightmare scenario on Kavanaugh

    10/02/2018 5:20:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Democrats up for reelection this year in deep-red states face a nightmare decision on how to handle Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Vulnerable Democrats are hoping Republicans will force him to withdraw his nomination, allowing them to avoid politically divisive votes. The Democrats in the toughest position are Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.). Heitkamp and Manchin are undecided, and both are seeking another six-year term in states that Trump won by double digits in 2016. Donnelly is in much the same boat but said on Friday that he would vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh....
  • Joe Manchin Under Fire: Pressure Mounts in WV on Kavanaugh Vote

    10/01/2018 9:28:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was told by passers-by at Sunday’s West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton, WV, to vote in favor of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court...Overall, West Virginia voters want Brett Kavanaugh confirmed with a margin of 58% – 28%. This includes the majority of independent voters with a margin of 59% – 26%. This includes the majority of women voters with a margin of 52% – 35%.