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  • Treasurer Moore, Delegates Propose Bill to Block New Credit Card Gun, Ammo Tracking Scheme

    01/13/2023 10:31:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    West Virginia State Treasurer ^ | January 12, 2023 | Press Release
    State Treasurer Riley Moore today announced the introduction of legislation he proposed to lawmakers prohibiting the use of credit and debit card transactions to surveil lawful gun and ammunition purchases in West Virginia. House Bill 2004, The Second Amendment Financial Privacy Act, would prohibit financial institutions from using credit card merchant category codes assigned to firearm and ammunition retailers to discriminate against West Virginians’ constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms or enable government agencies to track lawful gun and ammunition purchases. “Woke activists in Congress and their allies on Wall Street continue to find new ways to undermine our freedoms...
  • Capitol Rioter Announces Congressional Run on Jan. 6: 'Day to Celebrate'

    01/09/2023 2:06:24 AM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 06 Jan 2023 | KATHERINE FUNG
    House Democrats are planning a "short and solemn" ceremony on the Hill to commemorate the anniversary of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, but one West Virginia Republican says it should be a "day to celebrate." To do so, Derrick Evans, a former West Virginia state delegate who served three months in prison for his role in the Capitol attack, announced his official candidacy for Congress on Friday.... ...Evans is running to challenge incumbent Representative Carol Miller, who won reelection in November, in the 2024 Republican primaries for West Virginia's 1st District. "Quite frankly, [Miller] does not represent the America...
  • Amicus Briefs Filed to Defend Serial Number Gun Ban in Fourth Circuit

    12/29/2022 4:49:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 27, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article on AmmoLand, the West Virginia case was described where the federal ban on possession of a firearm with the serial number removed, was found to be unconstitutional. The case is USA v Randy Price. Serial numbers were never designed as a means of confiscating firearms. They have been subverted for that purpose.Demanding that firearms have serial numbers and that those numbers are not removed so that firearms can be linked to particular individuals is key to setting up a system for gun confiscation. Those who wish for an unarmed population understand this. They have marshaled vast...
  • The Subsidy Tango of Bill Gates and Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Senator and the billionaire investor score a windfall in the Inflation Reduction Act.

    12/25/2022 4:50:54 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 22, 2022 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Bill Gates sold West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin on this year’s Democratic climate spending blowout as a way to put unemployed coal workers to work building advanced nuclear reactors. Now we learn, belatedly, that these projects depend on Russia for fuel and will cost taxpayers more than advertised. The Energy Department last year awarded up to $2 billion for an advanced nuclear reactor “demonstration” project in Wyoming being developed by TerraPower, a company Mr. Gates founded. These advanced reactors have been promoted because they take up significantly less space than conventional reactors and could theoretically use reprocessed nuclear fuel. TerraPower’s...

    12/16/2022 10:29:47 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2022 | Dylan Sharkey
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his 37th COVID-19 disaster proclamation. Illinois is one of only 10 states living under an emergency order. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued his 37th COVID-19 disaster proclamation, extending his emergency powers through Jan. 5. When it ends, Pritzker will have held emergency powers for 1,029 of 1,452 days in office, or 70% of his term. None of Illinois’ neighboring states remain under emergency orders. Illinois is one of just 10 states nationwide still being ruled through emergency powers, with eight of the 10 led by Democratic governors. ... New York was once the epicenter of COVID...
  • Sen. Joe Manchin Won’t Rule Out Leaving the Democratic Party

    12/12/2022 10:47:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2022 | Victor Nava
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told reporters on Monday that he won’t rule out leaving the Democratic Party, as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) did last week — but he added it won’t be in the near future. “I’ll look at all of these things. I’ve always looked at all those things, but I have no intention of doing anything right now,” Manchin told CNN reporter Manu Raju, before adding: “Whether I do something later, I can’t tell you what the future is going to bring.” The centrist Manchin has been a member of the Democratic caucus since he was elected to...
  • Manchin: ‘No intention’ of switching to independent but doesn’t close door to leaving Dems

    12/12/2022 8:07:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2022 | By Ramsey Touchberry
    Sen. Joe Manchin III said Monday he doesn’t plan to follow in the footsteps of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and switch his party affiliation from Democrat to independent, despite the moderate West Virginian frequently butting heads with his party. However, Mr. Manchin did not close the door entirely. He said his quitting the Democrats is not out of the realm of possibilities.
  • Heitkamp: If House GOP Subpoenas Hunter Biden, Senate Dems Should Go After Jared and Ivanka

    12/11/2022 11:04:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2022 | Pam Key
    Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that if the House Republicans subpoena President Joe Biden’s son Hunter the Senate Democrats should investigate former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Discussing Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Heitkamp said, “I think – Joe’s got to decide whether he’s going to run again, right? So that’s the interesting thing there. He’s not going to become a Republican. He’s going to continue to do what he’s always done, which is speak his mind and, you know, drive deals, like the Inflation Reduction Act, which was really what...
  • McConnell pans proposals to add marijuana, permitting provisions to defense bill

    12/06/2022 9:55:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2022 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Tuesday poured cold water on Democratic efforts to add language allowing banks to do business with state-approved marijuana businesses and permitting reform, a priority of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), to the annual defense authorization bill. McConnell called on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to strip the pot-related language and Manchin’s permitting reform proposal, which he dismissed as reform “in name only,” from the defense bill.
  • Progressives, GOP succeed in blocking Manchin's pipeline deal from national defense bill

    12/07/2022 6:08:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2022 | Haris Alic
    Manchin warns American consumers will pay the price for tribal politics.. Sen. Joe Manchin's legislation to spur oil and gas drilling was left out of the must-pass national defense bill after conservative Senate Republicans and progressive House Democrats raised objections. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, said the move would have serious and long-term consequences for American energy independence. "The American people will pay the steepest price for Washington once again failing to put common sense policy ahead of toxic tribal politics," he said. "This is why the American people hate politics in Washington." Democrat...
  • Gross incompetence in prison preceded brutal killing of Whitey Bulger, watchdog finds

    12/07/2022 5:32:40 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 07, 2022 | Ryan King
    Ahead of his transfer to a West Virginia prison, inmates there traded bets over how much time mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger had left to live, illustrating how well-known his location was around the time of his move, a Justice Department watchdog found. A remarkable flurry of mishaps and bureaucratic blunders preceded the ill-fated transfer as officials in the federal Bureau of Prisons took minimal security precautions, despite Bulger being a renowned informant to law enforcement, according to the watchdog report. But the DOJ's inspector general report stopped short of accusing BOP workers of acting maliciously. "We found that did...
  • Manchin’s deal on Mountain Valley Pipeline is in jeopardy

    11/30/2022 11:57:03 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 18 replies
    Cardinal News ^ | November 30, 2022 | Dwayne Yancey
    How’s this for irony? The biggest obstacles right now to fast-tracking the Mountain Valley Pipeline are Republicans and the biggest proponents are Democrats, one of whom has declared that “climate change is an emergency.” You’ll recall that back in July, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, shocked both parties when he announced he’d vote for his party’s climate bill – more formally but perhaps inaccurately known as the Inflation Reduction Act. Manchin is a longtime lover of fossil fuels so the notion that he’d back a bill pushed by environmental interests (among others) didn’t seem to quite fit. What we...
  • 12 RINOs

    11/27/2022 10:36:52 PM PST · by Dick Vomer · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Congressional Record
    12 RINOs …
  • Soldier killed in WWII to be buried in home state of WVa

    11/23/2022 7:47:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2022
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia soldier killed during World War II has been accounted for, the military said. Army Cpl. Joseph H. Gunnoe, 21, of Charleston, was reported missing in action in November 1944 in Germany. He was declared killed in action after the war, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Tuesday. Gunnoe was assigned to Company G, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. His unit captured the town of Vossenack, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, on Nov. 2 but was forced to withdraw four days later. Scientists used DNA, anthropological evidence and circumstantial evidence to identify the...
  • Joe Manchin gets a GOP challenger for his West Virginia Senate seat

    11/15/2022 9:25:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2022 | Patrick Hauf
    Rep. Alex Mooney, R, W.Va., announced Tuesday that he will run for Senate in 2024 in a bid to unseat Sen. Joe Manchin. "West Virginia values are at risk in this country. We’re bankrupting America. I want to be a part of the solution there," Mooney said in a radio interview on MetroNews Talkline on Tuesday morning. "It’s been talked about a lot, but I’m going to announce. I’m announcing it right now that I’m running for the U.S. Senate," Mooney said. "I’m all in.
  • KJP doubles down on Biden’s coal remarks being ‘twisted,’ claims ‘it was loud and hard to hear’ them

    11/07/2022 12:25:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    twitchy ^ | Posted at 3:10 pm on November 7, 2022 by Sarah D
    Hey, so remember that time the other day when President Joe Biden promised that “we’re gonna be shutting these [coal] plants down all across America”? VIDEO AT LINK............... Remember how the following day, Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted — quite poorly — to walk Biden’s remarks back? She claimed that his remarks had “been twisted” by people with bad intentions, and that he was really and truly and sincerely sorry if anyone took his comments to mean that he was promising to shut down coal plants when he said he’d shut down coal plants. “I apologize if you were...
  • Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Biden Snaps At Rally: ‘No More Drilling! There Is No More Drilling!’

    11/07/2022 5:44:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | Staff
    President Joe Biden (D) snapped at a young woman who attended a political rally that he hosted on Sunday at Sarah Lawrence College in New York for gubernatorial candidate Kathy Hochul. “No more drilling. There is no more drilling,” Biden snapped at a young woman in the crowd. “I haven’t formed any new drilling.” “There are at least five more years of offshore drilling,” the woman shouted back. “— in the Atlantic or the Pacific but in the Antarctic and off the gulf of New Mexico.” “That was before I was president,” Biden responded. “We’re trying to work on that...
  • Biden is gaslighting Americans about his failed presidency

    11/07/2022 5:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 5, 2022 | Augustus Howard
    The Biden Administration will be known to history for many things: an open border and its deadly consequences, the abandonment of Afghanistan, weakness that led to catastrophe in Europe, skyrocketing inflation, and the use of federal law enforcement to target political opponents. ... American people must deliver to Joe Biden an unequivocal message: that they refuse to be gaslit, that they are not buying what he is selling. .... Biden’s open border. The reversal of Trump-era border enforcement, and his effective encouragement of illegal border crossings, has led to widespread human suffering. ... Americans are dying, too, as toxic fentanyl...
  • Mastriano visits Northeastern PA before election day

    10/23/2022 1:19:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    FOX 56 WOLF ^ | October 22nd 2022 | Joshua Oculam
    Pecksville, Lackawanna County — State Senator and Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano was holding his 'Restore Freedom Tour' in Monroe, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties today. Mastriano is asking Pennsylvanians to volunteer for his campaign in the hopes that he can beat his Democratic challenger Attorney General Josh Shapiro next month. Former attorney general Ernie Preate was a guest speaker and predicts Republicans will be victorious November 8th including in Harrisburg. “Mark my words, there is a red wave coming,” said Preate. Preate was one of several speakers at Mastriano's campaign event at the Fiorelli Banquet and Conference Center in Peckville...
  • Biden says there will be 'no more drilling' as he almost falls off stage at NY rally for Gov Hochul - just a day after he was blasted by key Democrat Manchin for 'ignoring severe economic pain' with vow to close coal plants

    11/06/2022 7:43:50 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 November 2022 | KATELYN CARALLE
    Joe Biden said during an event in New York Sunday there would be 'no more drilling' in the U.S. one day after Joe Manchin blasted him for vowing to close coal plants - while the president nearly took a spill on stage. The president could be heard at one point telling someone in the crowd 'No more drilling. There is no more drilling. I haven't formed any new drilling. No.'