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  • Public school parents sue over private school voucher law

    01/20/2022 9:03:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2022
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three parents of children who attend public schools in West Virginia have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s private school voucher law. The suit filed Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court contends the law violates the state Constitution and will siphon money away from public education, news outlets reported. The law was enacted earlier this year and creates a publicly funded savings accounts program called the Hope Scholarship that plans to begin accepting applications in March. The law allows state money to be put into a special account that parents could then spend on private school...
  • Manchin defends filibuster stance amid primary threats: 'Bring it on'

    01/18/2022 8:09:48 PM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/22 08:30 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday defended his opposition to changing the 60-vote legislative filibuster and told progressives threatening to primary him over the fight to “bring it on.” “I’ve been primaried my entire life. That would not be anything new for me. ... Bring it on,” Manchin told reporters, asked about some of his colleagues not ruling out supporting a primary opponent. Manchin’s comments come as Senate Democrats are headed to defeat on their push to change the Senate filibuster in order to pass election-related legislation.
  • Maxine Waters: Manchin, Sinema ‘Don’t Care’ About Black People

    01/17/2022 9:19:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2021 | Pam Key
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Sunday on MSNBC that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) did not “care” about black people. According to Waters, they were unwilling to ditch the filibuster to pass voting legislation.
  • After Sinema Hacked to Death Dems' Filibuster Plan, Manchin Fired Off Another Kill Shot from the Tall Grass

    01/14/2022 5:19:44 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 1/14/2022 0600 hrs et | Matt Vespa
    What exactly would you say you do here? It’s the classic line from the film Office Space. That line should be directed at Joe Biden because the man is just a waste of space at this point. The only successful part of his trip to the Hill was that he didn’t trip going up the steps. Biden made one last-ditch effort to get support to tweak the filibuster rules to ram through the Democrat’s shoddy elections bill. It’s not about the integrity of our elections. The bill federalizes the races and makes sure the tilt is always to the Left....
  • Senator Sinema Wraps Filibuster Dagger in Dem Talking Points, Then Sticks It In

    01/14/2022 7:23:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/14/2022 | Stephen Kruiser
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor on Thursday and delivered a speech that could be described as having a little something for everyone. There was, however, one little something that was much bigger than all the rest: her steadfast resolve about not getting rid of the filibuster. Knowing what the crux of this speech was going to mean for the future of the Republic, I really wanted to love it. Sinema is my senator, and so far has been an ongoing surprise for conservatives here in the Grand Canyon State. She seems to grasp the true purple...
  • CAUGHT: Pelosi & Schumer's Desperation Sham Bill

    01/13/2022 8:19:10 PM PST · by · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 13, 2022 | JaySekulow
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have hatched a whole new scheme to federalize elections. How? They gutted a NASA bill that had already been passed by the House and had made its way to the Senate floor, stripping out the language and replacing it with language that federalizes our elections. ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett explained how this bill was stripped down to be used for hyper-partisan legislation: "Can you imagine being the supporters of that NASA authority bill right now when it is now being used to take over elections,...
  • Dems Leave With Zombie Election Bills after Sinema, Manchin Death Blows

    01/13/2022 7:00:03 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    Raw News ^ | Jan 13, 2022
    Just minutes before President Joe Biden arrived in his old stomping grounds for the first time, Sen. Kyrsten (D-AZ), made it clear that it was a wasteful trip.Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)—her partner in inflicting intra-party pain and the only other Senate Democratic holdout for a filibuster exception—called her performance “excellent.” Biden conceded he wasn’t sure that Democrats could get something done on voting rights... Democrats left their Thursday meeting with Biden in dismay at the possibility of what might next. Sinema’s speech—timed to maximize its effect—particularly stung Democrats from Capitol Hill to the White House. Most Senate Democrats declined to...
  • Nucor Selects West Virginia for New $2.7 Billion Steel Mill

    01/12/2022 5:23:35 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    The mill in Mason County will take two years to build, pending permit and regulatory approvals, Nucor said Wednesday. It will employ about 800 people full time when fully operational.
  • Chief of staff: (Jim) Justice ‘not doing well’ (triple vaxed, "moderate" symptoms)

    01/12/2022 2:22:09 PM PST · by Tipllub · 37 replies
    13News ^ | 1/12/22
    Posted: Jan 12, 2022 / 12:11 AM EST / Updated: Jan 12, 2022 / 04:36 PM EST UPDATE (11:34 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12): Governor Justice’s Chief of Staff Brian Abraham appeared on MetroNews Talkline to give host Hoppy Kercheval an update on the governor’s condition: “He’s not doing well, Hoppy. He’s very ill. He continues to suffer as I can hear it through the phones. I can hear congestion. He still has elevated blood pressure. He’s uncomfortable.” Abraham went on to say that the governor received monoclonal antibody treatment and has medical care being provided to him. CHARLESTON, WV...
  • Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirations

    01/12/2022 9:53:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11,2022 | JOE CONCHA
    Stacey has a plan, and it’s only a surprise to people who haven’t paid attention. She plans to become the first Black woman governor in the United States next year. And then run for president in 2024 if Biden does not, or in 2028 if he does.” — Newsweek, November 2021 The quote comes from "an adviser who asked not to be identified to speak freely about her thinking." Fast-forward to Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. President Biden and Vice President Harris visited Abrams's home turf of Georgia to push their "voting rights" legislation, which is already on life support. Democrats...
  • Boosted Jim Justice ‘very sick’ with Covid… [WV Gov]

    01/12/2022 5:29:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | January 12, 2022 2:46 am | Posted by Kane
    BREAKING: Gov. Jim Justice has tested positive for the coronavirus. — MetroNews (@WVMetroNews) January 12, 2022 CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Governor’s Office late Tuesday announced Justice opted to get tested after experiencing “the sudden onset of symptoms,” including congestion and coughing. Justice is fully vaccinated, and he has received a booster dose. He is experiencing mild symptoms and remains isolated at home. Justice said in a statement he was feeling “extremely unwell at this point.” “While I was surprised that my test results came back positive, I’m thankful to the Lord...
  • Joe Manchin Kills Biden Agenda Again: Build Back Better Is Deader Than Ever

    01/04/2022 3:06:25 PM PST · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-4-2020 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has once again killed President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, telling reporters on Tuesday that it’s deader than ever. While the establishment media reported Sunday from two confirmed sources that Manchin was resuming negotiations on Biden’s $1.9 trillion reconciliation package, the West Virginia senior told reporters the massive tax and spend plan was still dead. “I’m not agreeing to any of this,” Manchin said about changes to the package the media reported. “There’s been no conversations” with the White House. Manchin reiterated his December position: “I feel as strongly today as I did then.” ...
  • The Latest Effort to Pressure Joe Manchin on Biden Bill Will Fail for a Very Simple Reason

    01/04/2022 4:59:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 4, 2021 | Matt Vespa
    So, did this catch any steam because I really haven’t seen much about the local West Virginia effort from the Left that is gearing up to tell Sen. Joe Manchin that he’s a very, very bad man for opposing the Build Back Better bill. The Democratic senator delivered the kill shot to the bill when he announced, after weeks of talks, that he cannot get behind the legislation. It ruined Christmas for a lot of liberals. His fellow Democrats felt he had betrayed them. He didn’t. They just didn’t listen. He told them exactly what nutty items needed to be...
  • Report: Joe Manchin Resumes Negotiations on Build Back Better

    01/02/2022 7:08:02 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2022 | Paul Bois
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has reportedly resumed negotiations with the White House on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda after essentially torpedoing it before the Christmas break. According to Axios, sources confirmed that the senator has reportedly engaged with the White House “on the climate and child care provisions” in the president’s signature piece of legislation “if the White House removes the enhanced child tax credit from the $1.75 trillion package — or dramatically lowers the income caps for eligible families.”
  • Will Joe Manchin III Cross the Aisle? (Who knows?)

    12/30/2021 4:46:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 30, 2021 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- I have been thinking about who my Man of the Year might be this year. And, by the way, who my Woman of the Year might be also. Of course, times are changing fast. Possibly I should be thinking about who my Transgender Person of the Year might be. It has been a complicated year. What with COVID-19 and not one but two Cuomos out of action and, finally, all the geniuses that the Biden administration has brought to Washington. Why not just lump all genders into one category? How about the Prodigy of the Year? Consider a...
  • GOP Sen. Cramer: Joe Manchin Saved the Democratic Party

    12/26/2021 2:07:49 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/2021 | Jeff poor
    Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) credited his colleague Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) for saving the Democratic Party with his pledge to vote “no” on the so-called Build Back Better legislation. Cramer explained Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was under pressure from different sides of the Democratic Party, including a possible primary challenge from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), which has forced his decision-making process.
  • Manchin told White House he would support version of billionaire tax: report

    12/24/2021 12:53:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/24/2021 | Callie Patteson
    Sen. Joe Manchin reportedly told the White House last week that he would be willing to support a version of the billionaire tax in President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, in a reversal from his previous criticism . Three people familiar with his private offer informed the Washington Post this week of his endorsement of the plan, saying it was included in a list of spending and revenue proposals that he supports. It remains unclear if the West Virginian Democrat included a revenue estimate.
  • Manchin: The Last Twitch of a Dead Party

    12/24/2021 12:14:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | December 24, 2021 | Will Alexander
    It’s pretty common that when a sick person is dying, especially from a psychiatric disorder, they get spurts of life that can fool you into believing they’re getting back to normal. But what looks like signs of life can be deceiving. When sickness declines to a slow death, terminal lucidity, agonal breathing, and the Lazarus reflex become signs that death is imminent. Terminal lucidity, first described in 1833, is an unexpected return of mental clarity to a person who’s been gone, sometimes, for years. Agonal breathing looks like real breathing but are the last gasps of a dying brain –...
  • Progressives demand Biden act alone to implement agenda after Manchin kills massive spending bill

    12/22/2021 1:01:23 PM PST · by gattaca · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2021 | Tyler Olson
    House progressives are calling on President Biden to use his executive power to implement parts of Democrats' massive legislative agenda, which stalled out in the Senate this month when Sen. Joe Manchin said he cannot vote for it. "Today, the elected leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is calling on the President and all Democrats who believe in the need to Build Back Better for climate, care, immigrants, and those seeking economic dignity and opportunity to come together and deliver for the American people," the Congressional Progressive Caucus said in a statement. "That means a whole-of-government approach," it continued. "In...
  • Trump: Manchin is 'Saving' Biden 'From Himself' by Opposing Build Back Better

    12/22/2021 11:24:20 AM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 3 replies
    sputnik news ^ | 12/22/2021 | Daria Bedenko
    Former US President Donald Trump suggested that Senator Joe Manchin is "saving" President Biden "from himself" by blocking the Build Back Better bill, according to Fox News. "I think he’s saving Biden, because if they ever got that passed, this country would be a total disaster. Already, inflation is so bad, it’s at a level that nobody’s really seen — nobody remembers for so long — Jimmy Carter was there, but I think this will end up being far worse than Jimmy Carter", Trump said, apparently referring to the so-called "stagflation" period that occurred during Carter's presidency in the 1970s,...