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  • A Clear Choice in WV Senate Battle: Conservative Patrick Morrisey

    07/14/2017 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 14, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    I have spent my life public service and public policy fighting for conservative ideals. Limited government, free-market policies, traditional values, American exceptionalism – these are the issues that gave rise to the Reagan Revolution and the modern day Republican Party. Over the past 30-plus years since Ronald Reagan urged America to partake in a “rendezvous with destiny,” these principles have come under attack – not just from the liberals, but from within our own party. We have watched Republicans talk about reining in government on the campaign trail, only to become part of the problem the minute they are sworn...
  • In West Virginia, a Rising Republican Star Threatens the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Democratic Senator

    04/27/2017 6:31:23 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    After years of fights with the Obama administration and the EPA, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is well positioned to take down Senator Joe Manchin in 2018. About a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, and though the court didn’t know it at the time, this probably killed off the plan for good. [snip] If and when the Clean Power Plan is cast aside, it will be a major victory for Patrick Morrisey, currently the attorney general of West Virginia, chairman of the Republican Attorney Generals Association, and a strong...
  • ‘Pro-Life’ Sen. Joe Manchin Poses in Support of Planned Parenthood

    04/23/2017 12:20:28 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Sen. Joe Manchin – who has claimed in the past to be pro-life – appears now to be supporting abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood. The West Virginia Democrat appeared in a photo, tweeted by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic West Virginia, standing behind a poster that states, “I stand with Planned Parenthood.” The tweet immediately drew the ire of national pro-life leaders who in the past have counted Manchin among members of Congress who support the rights of the unborn. “Sen. Manchin used to call himself pro-life, but this is the last straw,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser,...
  • 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...
  • Manchin announces support for Gorsuch

    03/30/2017 1:34:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2017 | The Hill Staff
    Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) announced Thursday that he will back Judge Neil Gorsuch, becoming the first Senate Democrat to throw their support behind President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. "I will vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court," Manchin tweeted. Thirty-three Senate Democrats have come out against Gorsuch's nomination, according to The Hill's Whip List , with Republicans signaling that they are willing to change Senate rules to confirm him with a simple majority if eight Democrats don't back him. — This breaking news report will be updated.
  • Pence pushes Manchin in home state to support Gorsuch

    03/25/2017 4:59:18 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Vice President Pence sought Saturday to pressure Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, singling out the Democratic senator during a speech in his home state of West Virginia. "Let me say this to you West Virginia, if we can get the help of Sen. Joe Manchin, and with the help of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito [R], Judge Neil Gorsuch will soon become Justice Neil Gorsuch," Pence said during his speech at a construction supply depot.
  • Manchin Says He’s Studying Canadian Style Single Payer. Why Hasn’t Bernie Introduced Single Payer?

    03/17/2017 6:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Morgan County USA ^ | March 16, 2017
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) is looking at a Canadian style single payer system. It’s the second time in a month that Manchin has told constituents that he’s looking at a Medicare for all system to replace an unraveling Obamneycare. Manchin has been clear that he will vote against the emerging Trumpcare/Ryancare that will balloon the ranks of the uninsured from 30 million under Obamneycare to 50 million. A single payer system would leave zero people uninsured. Under single payer, every citizen gets a birth certificate and a Medicare card at birth. The United States pays per capita more than...
  • 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."
  • Democratic Senator Defends Sessions

    03/02/2017 9:27:12 AM PST · by nralife · 35 replies
    LifeZette ^ | Updated 02 Mar 2017 at 10:31 AM | Brendan Kirby
    Manchin tells CNN that meetings between senators and ambassadors are routine As Democrats, some in the media, and even a handful of GOP lawmakers call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from some Justice Department investigations, a Democratic senator defended him Thursday from allegations that he met improperly with the Russian ambassador before last year’s election. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said it is not unusual for senators to meet with ambassadors. “I’ve met with the Russian ambassador with group in my capacity, with a group of other senators; yes, that happens,” he told CNN. “We meet with all...
  • Manchin: ‘We Meet With All the Ambassadors, or Try to Anyway’

    03/02/2017 9:48:13 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 03/02/2017 | Chandler Gill
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Thursday that he has met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. because senators try to meet with all ambassadors to forge relationships with them. Camerota asked Manchin if he has met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. "Have you met with the Russian ambassador in your capacity?" she asked. Manchin said that he not only met with the ambassador, but did so with a group of senators. "I have," Manchin said. "I have met with the Russian ambassador with a group in my capacity, with a group of other senators." {..snip..}
  • Sen. Manchin: 'Democrats On The Far Left Are Disconnected To The American People' [Audio]

    03/01/2017 9:35:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Laura ^ | Wednesday, March 01, 2017 | Laura Ingraham
    Laura Ingraham Interview Freebie. Audio at link....
  • It’s Time To ‘Primary’ Joe Manchin And Heidi Heitkamp And For Democrats To Have Guts

    02/19/2017 2:02:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | Richard Greene, Author of "Words That Shook The World"
    My Democratic Party believes there is man-made climate change. My Democratic Party believes in science. My Democratic Party believes in protecting the environment. On February 17, 2017 two Democratic United States Senators voted for a man who is a climate denier, a science denier and a destroyer of the environment to head The Environmental Protection Agency. For that alone, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp must be “primaried” in 2018 and we should start finding qualified, principled, Progressive candidates in their states today who can take them on and represent true Democratic values in Congress. I don’t care that West Virginia...
  • Manchin: Senate Dems Would Be ‘Wrong’ to Filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

    02/01/2017 2:52:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • Manchin on ‘Meet the Press’: Trump will help miners

    In a nationally-televised interview, Sen. Joe Manchin complained about President Barack Obama’s policies, cheered an end of “government overreach” under president-elect Donald Trump and bemoaned “national Democrats” -- a group he does not associate himself with. West Virginia’s lone Democratic member of Congress was interviewed by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd Wednesday, and told the NBC News reporter that Trump “wants to help coal miners,” something he believes his party’s outgoing president has not done.
  • The Manchin Family - the Clintons of Coal Country

    12/12/2016 5:44:59 AM PST · by K Street Eyes · 34 replies
    Inside Sources ^ | December 11, 2016 | Shawn McCoy
    News reports suggest that West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is a finalist for the job of energy secretary in the Trump administration. While Beltway insiders and the mainstream media get oddly giddy about the prospect of a politically-diverse presidential cabinet, Manchin would be a troubling pick. He has failed his constituents again and again by supporting disastrous policies, and Manchin’s brand of crony capitalism is likely to make even Bill and Hillary Clinton envious.
  • Manchin: Unwise to block Trump's Supreme Court pick

    12/06/2016 7:44:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/16 | Susan Crabtree
    West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday warned the Democratic Party not to engage in payback when it comes to President-elect Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court or they will continue to lose a significant portion of the electorate in rural states like his who helped hand Trump the presidency.
  • 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...
  • Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: You’re an Embarrassment

    11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies ^ | 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...