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  • 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
    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...
  • Morrisey (WV AG) goes after Mylan; opponent calls it political opportunism

    09/20/2016 4:25:52 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | 09/20/2016 | Shauna Johnson
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The highly anticipated trip to Capitol Hill for Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, a Marion County native and daughter of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) who has been under fire for rapid hikes in EpiPen prices, comes this week. Bresch, who lead Mylan’s lobbying efforts to expand the usage of EpiPens which can reverse potentially fatal allergic reactions, was scheduled to testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday. Prices of EpiPens have climbed by more than 400 percent since 2007 to upwards of $600 for a two-pack. On Tuesday, the...
  • Bad day for EpiPen maker Mylan as Sarah Jessica Parker steps down as face of company [tr]

    08/26/2016 6:19:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2016 | James Wilkonson
    Sarah Jessica Parker has stepped down as the face of pharma company Mylan after it emerged the company had raised the price of its life-saving EpiPens by 548 per cent. In a post on Instagram Thursday, the 'Sex and the City' actress said she was 'disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned' and called for Mylan to reverse the price hike. Her announcement came the same day that the beleaguered company - which has faced an outpouring of scorn since the price increase came to light - was challenged by Senator Joe Manchin, father of Mylan CEO Heather Bresch.
  • EpiPen price spike: Daughter of Dem senator takes advantage of FDA red tape to exploit monopoly

    08/25/2016 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Hillary feigns outrage, but everything about this has Democrat fingerprints on it Just like earlier this year with Martin Shkreli and Daraprim, the Internet is full of outrage the past few days over the action of Mylan CEO Heather Fausch to raise the price of the live-saving drug EpiPen to $500 per unit. And as always happens, politicians are getting into the act, particularly Hillary Clinton, who raged that Mylan must reduce the price immediately - as if pharmaceutical companies check with candidates for political office in setting their pricing. But if Hillary really wants to manifest her rage -...
  • Democrat Senator's Daughter Is CEO of Mylan, the Clinton Foundation Supporter

    08/25/2016 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard about the controversy over the cost of the EpiPen? I bet there's something you don't know about this. Hillary Clinton is out raising hell over the price, the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens. These are things, you shoot epinephrine into somebody that needs to a jolt, peanut allergy or some such thing, this causes an immediate fix for it. The price for these devices has skyrocketed 400% recently, and yet ABC and CBS, in talking about this, have failed to identify the pharmaceutical company involved. And there's a reason why. And NBC as well. ABC,...
  • Political injection: EpiPen maker offers discount after public outrage

    08/25/2016 12:28:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 55 replies
    RT.com ^ | 25 August 2016
    Makers of the EpiPen auto-injector said they would offer a 50 percent discount after public outrage over a 500-percent price hike. Hillary Clinton was among those calling for the price reduction – and her supporters were quick to give her all the credit. EpiPen administers a quick dose of epinephrine to counter a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. The easy-to-use injector is made by West Virginia-based Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which bought the rights to it in 2007. Since then, the price of the EpiPen has skyrocketed, going from $100 to $600. On Thursday, Reuters seemed to give Clinton the...
  • The Lack of EpiPen Competitors is the FDA's Fault

    08/25/2016 11:26:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    There’s a new bout of outrage over an expensive medicine or medical treatment. While the good in question changes each time, the blame always seems to fall on greedy corporations who just aren’t regulated enough. Free markets and capitalism are the scapegoat, even when nothing remotely resembling unhampered markets in health care is in place in the United States. This time, it’s the EpiPen, a device that easily and safely injects epinephrine to quickly open up airways for people undergoing severe anaphylaxis because of an extreme allergy. It has saved the lives of countless people who are allergic to bee...
  • Company that price gouged EpiPen is Clinton Foundation donor

    08/25/2016 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The pharmaceutical company under fire for increasing the cost of its life-saving EpiPen has been criticized by Hillary Clinton — despite the fact that the manufacturer donated to the Clinton Foundation. Records available on the website of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation reveal Mylan, the company that manufactures the EpiPen, has donated up to $250,000.
  • Manchin’s Daughter Raked in $19 Million While Spiking Price Of EpiPen

    08/25/2016 10:22:49 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25 August 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, who has come under fire for her company’s widely-slammed decision to raise the cost of the EpiPen by 461 Percent since 2007, raised her salary by a whopping 671 percent during her tenure at the pharmaceutical giant. Bresch’s annual income jumped from $2,453,456 in 2007 to $18,931,068 in 2015, coinciding with the astounding price increase on the life-saving emergency allergy shot, The Chicago Tribune reports. In addition to her astoundingly high salary, Bresch reportedly took advantage of a number of unprecedented perks, including personal use of the company’s aircraft....
  • CEO who gouged price of EpiPen is daughter of Democrat senator

    08/24/2016 5:39:58 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 77 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 8/24/16 | AP
    CEO who gouged price of EpiPen is daughter of Democrat senator CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a pharmaceutical company run by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter faces scrutiny for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens, Manchin is remaining mum. The Democratic West Virginia senator’s daughter, Heather Bresch, is CEO of Mylan, which manufactures EpiPens. A two-dose package cost around $94 nine years ago. The cost averaged more than six times that in May. Manchin spokesman Jonathan Kott said Wednesday the senator had no comment.
  • Joe Manchin: Second Amendment Needs More Regulation

    08/14/2016 10:36:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to the Cumberland Times-News, Manchin told town hall attendees that “gun control should be governed by common sense.” He then criticized constitutional carry, suggesting that more criminals will carry, now that the law does not require a permit. Manchin said, “Before, we always knew who we were chasing — the bad guy — but we knew most of the people didn’t have a gun concealed, and if they did, they were responsible. We don’t know that anymore. So I’m for responsible gun control.”
  • Joe Manchin laments Fifth Amendment: ‘Due process is what’s killing us right now’

    06/17/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by Little Pig · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/16/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told an MSNBC panel on Thursday that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is "killing us" in terms of preventing gun violence. Mr. Manchin, a Democrat, referred to due process as an inconvenient "firewall" when it comes to denying Americans firearms. Money quote: "So can't we say that if a person is under suspicion, there should be a five-year period of time that we have to see if good behavior, if this person continues the same traits?"
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 11:42:09 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2016 | Chuck Ross Reporter
    ... Earlier this week, Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti sent a letter to a staffer in Manchin's office saying that he opposed the Clintons visiting the town... "Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town," Nolletti wrote in a letter, according to WOWK." "Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are teh last thing our suffering town needs at this point... The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.... we again state that they are welcome on any of our city properties... put a lot of...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 9:15:58 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Bill Clinton was heckled and booed on Sunday during a campaign event in Logan, West Virginia, where the town’s mayor recently informed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that the former first couple are “simply not welcome” because of their “anti-coal messages.” “I wanted to come here and tell you that I care about what you’re going through. I get it and I think that we can do something about it, that’s the most important thing,” Clinton said at the event, where he was joined by Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a native of the coal town of about 1,800. But...
  • Manchin to Vote Against Planned Parenthood and ‘Callous Behavior’

    08/03/2015 2:28:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will break with his party and vote to defund Planned Parenthood today. Manchin said in a statement that he’s “very troubled by the callous behavior of Planned Parenthood staff in recently released videos, which casually discuss the sale, possibly for profit, of fetal tissue after an abortion.” “Until these allegations have been answered and resolved, I do not believe that taxpayer money should be used to fund this organization; instead those funds should be sent to other health care providers, including community health centers, which provide important women’s healthcare services,” the senator said. “While my vote...
  • 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.
  • Manchin: ‘I need Republican help’ to fix gun sale checks

    07/26/2015 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    One of the Senate’s biggest supporters of firearm background checks is renewing calls for Congress to fix the system in the light of a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Sunday that Congress should “shut down the loophole” that allows some mentally ill people, like the Louisiana movie theater shooter, to slip through the government’s system for vetting gun sales. “Right now, I need Republican help,” said Manchin, a moderate Democrat has led the push to reform background checks. “I need my friends on the Republican side of the aisle to help us with a...
  • Joe Manchin: Coward or Two-Faced?

    02/09/2015 7:11:05 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/9/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Joe Manchin (D-WV) wants everyone to know he really opposes Obama’s amnesty. He really is a moderate and so distressed by Obama’s radical takeover of his party. In fact, he is so upset with Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty that he is willing to do anything to stop it…well, anything except for something that would actually stop it. Manchin told National Review’s Joel Gehrke that Obama “overstepped his bounds,” but he doesn’t want to defund it through the DHS appropriations bill – the only must-pass bill that will actually force the issue. He contends that the Senate should just bring up a...
  • PBS: Gun Owners of America Exposed Sen Manchin’s Gun Control Plans

    01/10/2015 2:14:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    PBS’s new special, Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA, includes looks at other gun rights groups–like Gun Owners of America (GOA)–and actually credits GOA with dragging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) into the light when he tried to cloak his 2013 gun control push with words like “compromise” and “loopholes.” (SNIP) Consequently, the GOA began pushing other gun rights groups–notably the NRA–by asking GOA members to call the NRA and “urge [them] to oppose [Manchin’s] bill.”
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the party’s ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nation’s most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • Democrat Senator Manchin Unloads On Obama

    11/05/2014 12:14:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11/5/14 | Wynton Hal
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted President Barack Obama Tuesday night in the wake of a devastating Democratic defeat in the midterm elections. "It doesn´t make sense that we have to fight so hard against our own government and our own administration and our President to try to find a balance," said Manchin on MSNBC. Manchin said West Virginians have "the perception of the government attacking them, which basically is what´s happening." Manchin added, "The people are speaking loud and clear. They don´t like what they´re seeing. I don´t like what I´ve been involved with the last four years and I´ve
  • “Pro-Life” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Votes to Overturn Ruling Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/18/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has some explaining to do. Although the senator has proclaimed to be pro-life, his recent support of a Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, suggests otherwise. This failed legislation would have reversed a decision that protects the Christian company’s religious freedom and avoid providing employees abortion-inducing drugs. Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com joemanchin2Manchin explained his support for the bill as such: “Today, I voted in support of overturning the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that ruled for-profit companies can opt...
  • Joe Manchin ponders gubernatorial run

    05/08/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he’s keeping “all options open” on whether to seek the governor’s office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock. Manchin, a Democrat, said his time as governor was the most productive period in his life but he hasn’t felt the same way since his election to the Senate in 2010 to finish the term of the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Manchin, who served as West Virginia governor for six years, was elected to a full term in 2012.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Senate Dems consider adding immigration to NDAA

    05/02/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeremy Herb
    Powerful Democratic senators are considering including a measure in the Senate’s defense authorization bill that would offer legal status to young undocumented immigrants who join the military. With a similar effort in the House stalled, the Senate might provide a new opportunity for immigration advocates. But some senators are warning that including the proposal could sink the annual defense bill, one of the few must-pass bills remaining in Congress.
  • Gardner wins ‘implied endorsement’ from bipartisan group; NARAL backs Udall

    04/29/2014 5:28:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | Eli Stokols
    A group founded by moderate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle aiming to push politicians back toward the eroding political center is endorsing Republican Cory Gardner in his campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. At least, that’s how it was presented in a press release from Gardner’s campaign with the headline: “Bipartisan “No Labels” group endorses Cory Gardner.”
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Blunt, Manchin Introduce Bill To Encourage Domestic Production Of Rare Earth Minerals

    02/09/2014 8:08:08 AM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Senator Blunt ^ | 02/07/2014 | Senator Roy Blunt
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (W. Va.) introduced the “National Rare Earth Cooperative Act of 2014” this week, bipartisan legislation that relieves America’s dependence on China’s rare earth minerals, encourages private sector jobs and innovation, and preserves our the United States’ military technological edge. To read the bill, click this link: http://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/8385bd2e-0063-48eb-85ed-ab19dc713c55/2-7-14%20National%20Rare%20Earth%20Cooperative%20Act%20of%202014.pdf
  • Democratic senator says Obamacare could have 'meltdown,' hurt party

    12/23/2013 6:27:06 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 22, 2013 | Susan Cornwell
    President Barack Obama's healthcare law could have a "meltdown" and make it difficult for his Democratic Party to keep control of the U.S. Senate next year if ongoing problems with the program are not resolved, a Democratic senator said on Sunday.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 December 2013

    12/22/2013 5:00:36 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 122 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Michael Morrell, a former deputy CIA Director and member of an intelligence review panel created by President Barack Obama.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii,...
  • [WV Dem Senator]Manchin: Obamacare could suffer ‘complete meltdown’

    12/22/2013 12:31:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | December 22, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Sunday that Obamacare could be headed for a "complete meltdown" if costs rise too fast and people are unhappy with their coverage. “If it’s so much more expensive than what we anticipated, and if the coverage is not as good as what we've had, you’ve got a complete meltdown at that time,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The senator said such a situation would result in the law collapsing under "its own weight."(continued)
  • Democratic senator says Obamacare could have 'meltdown,' hurt party

    12/22/2013 10:40:06 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 22, 2013 | By Susan Cornwell
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law could have a "meltdown" and make it difficult for his Democratic Party to keep control of the U.S. Senate next year if ongoing problems with the program are not resolved, a Democratic senator said on Sunday. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has urged delaying a penalty for people who do not enroll for health insurance in 2014 under the law, told CNN that a transitional year was needed for the complex healthcare program, commonly known as Obamacare, to work. "If it's so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if...
  • Kirk-Manchin bill the right medicine for ObamaCare debacle

    11/14/2013 9:18:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/14/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) are introducing legislation to suspend penalty fees for one year if individual U.S. citizens do not register for healthcare coverage. This remarkable bipartisan effort is a broadly worded bill that will appeal to both sides of the aisle, now deeply riven by the failed Obamacare initiative. “No individual or family should be penalized while the problems in new healthcare exchanges are being addressed,” is a key finding in the Kirk-Manchin proposal. This outstanding bipartisan effort would eliminate the $95 (or 1%) penalty slated to take effect in 2014 under current law...
  • Pro-Gun Lobbying Group Protests Manchin At Democratic Dinner

    11/03/2013 8:41:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WCHSTV ^ | Dave Benton
    Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia While U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's supporters were listening to his celebration at the Civic Center Saturday, another Democratic leader was being protested outside. The Citizens Defense League gathered to protest U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. The group is the state’s largest pro-gun lobbying group, and advocates for lawful hunting and to keep and bear arms for self-defense. Lately, they've been upset with the decisions Manchin has made when it comes to guns and the federal government in general. "We made a promise to him, that if he continued to push for gun control legislation...
  • Manchin’s Obamacare Mandate Delay Could Create Political Peril

    10/25/2013 1:52:57 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 25, 2013 | Niels Lesniewski and Meredith Shiner
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III has quickly become a favorite of Republicans with his quest to delay the individual mandate to buy health insurance under Obamacare. Though that effort doesn’t seem to have much traction, it’s one that could start giving vulnerable Democrats heartburn. The West Virginian announced Wednesday that he is working with Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to craft a one-year delay of the insurance requirement of the landmark health care law. That idea has already picked up the endorsement of Michelle Nunn, the Democrat seeking Georgia’s open Senate seat in 2014. “It has become apparent in recent...
  • Dems Say No to Defunding the Ind. Mandate & Ending Subsidies for Fed. Employees? Crushed in 2014

    09/28/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    9/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A defunding of the mandate for Big Business has taken place, per Obama, yet hasn't Obama done so in defiance of "the law of the land"? The same goes for the susbsidies/exemptions that Congress, congressional staffers and all federal employess will get. The law of the land is being defied! In the spirit of bipartisanship, and so that Republicans will do the same that Obama is doing - and that which Harry Reid and Pelousy so vehemently support - we need additional defunding: defund the individual mandate! If it's "the law" (ObamaCare, that is), yet Dems support the law being...
  • Examining the "Let It Collapse" Theory

    09/26/2013 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have received e-mails today from people who have heard about West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. What Joe Manchin has said today is that he might break ranks from the Democrats and vote for a funding measure that delays the individual mandate. Now, the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, but the individual mandate has not been. The employers got a one-year waiver from being required to provide insurance for their employees. But the individual citizen is still required, mandated to have insurance, or pay a fine. And Manchin has said that he is willing to...
  • Senate Democrat Joe Manchin breaks with White House on Obamacare delay

    09/26/2013 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | September 26, 2013, 11:47AM | By Seth McLaughlin
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 September 2013

    09/22/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 252 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 15==22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • Joe Manchin's break on FERC nominee could sink Obama’s pick

    09/19/2013 7:20:49 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2013 | Darius Dixon
    Sen. Joe Manchin broke ranks with the Democrats on Wednesday, saying he would vote against President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz, a move that could sink the nomination. The surprise decision by the coal-state Democrat is the latest twist in power struggle over the chairmanship of the agency that typically draws attention only from power sector and pipeline wonks. But the Binz nomination has recently jumped to the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal as conservatives attacked a regulator they view as hostile to fossil fuels. Manchin’s move crimps the Democrats’ 12-10...
  • BRUTAL! DEMOCRAT SENATOR SHREDS OBAMA’S GLOBAL WARMING SPEECH: ‘IRRESPONSIBLE’, ‘FLAT EARTH’

    06/25/2013 5:02:36 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 20 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 25, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO: It’s not only Tea Party conservatives who didn’t approve of Obama’s ridiculous speech today, in which he pitifully attempted to get his massive scandals off the front page...
  • Manchin: Obama declared ‘war on coal’

    06/25/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) blasted President Obama's proposals to address climate change, saying new regulations on power plants would unfairly burden the coal industry. “The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if it’s not feasible, it’s not reasonable,” Manchin said in a statement. “It’s clear now that the President has declared a war on coal,” he added. “It’s simply unacceptable that one of the key elements of his climate change proposal places regulations on coal that are completely impossible to meet with existing technology." The Democratic senator’s comments highlight the tough — and bipartisan...
  • NRA hits former ally Manchin with new ads on gun control fight

    06/13/2013 6:33:05 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/13 | Daniel Strauss
    The National Rifle Association is targeting Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) with new ads urging him not to help President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) pass new gun restrictions. The NRA is spending $100,000 on TV ads set to air for two weeks in West Virginia on local broadcasts. One of the new NRA ads begins with a clip of a 2010 Manchin Senate campaign ad where he says "as your senator I'll protect your second amendment rights." "That was Joe Manchin's commitment," a voiceover in one of the ads says.  "But now, Manchin is working with President...
  • NRA goes after Joe Manchin, idiot senator from WV.

    06/13/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 6 replies
    What do you know Joe? I can't wait to vote for unelecting you in 2018. "After years of showering U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with stellar ratings and campaign endorsements, the National Rifle Association targeted the West Virginia Democrat with a TV ad launched Wednesday over his continuing push for broader gun buyer background checks."
  • Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.

    06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    The Charleston Gazette (WV) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Christopher Swindell
    Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day. I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream. But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all,...
  • NRA tactics: Take no prisoners

    05/19/2013 7:11:54 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 80 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/19/13 | Scott Higham & Sari Horowitz
    As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association with an “A+” rating for her voting record in the Tennessee House of Representatives, Debra Maggart never imagined that her political career would end this way. Maggart, who chaired the Republican caucus, killed an NRA-backed bill that would have permitted Tennesseans to keep firearms in their parked vehicles wherever they went — work, school or the neighborhood bar. Months later, Maggart was stunned to see NRA-sponsored ads on billboards in her district. Her face was next to a picture of President Obama. The ads proclaimed: “Sure, Rep. Debra Maggart Says She...
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Marine Destroys Senator at Town Hall (HOT VIDEO)

    05/06/2013 7:22:56 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 27 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 6 | Staff
    Marine Veteran Shaun Adkins had some tough questions for West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) regarding the future of the country. Adkins expressed his concern with outrageous spending in Washington, the Obama administration's policy on coal, unsecured borders and the climate change "hoax" in the four minute video posted to YouTube.