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  • Blankenship Says He’ll Run Third-Party In West Virginia Senate Race

    05/21/2018 6:10:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 21, 2018 | Cameron Joseph
    Don Blankenship isn’t done being a thorn in the side of the GOP. The ex-con former coal baron announced Monday morning that he plans to run as the Constitution Party’s nominee for Senate, a move that could damage his former party’s chances at defeating Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) if he’s able to actually get on the ballot.
  • Wishful thinking about Trump

    05/14/2018 9:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jules Witcover
    hat "blue wave" that critics of President Trump have been hoping will wash over him in the midterm congressional elections him may not be a likely thing after all. Last Tuesday's Republican Senate primaries in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana offered no assurance that anti-Trump voters, including many in his own party, will rise up in November to rid themselves of the president's backers in Congress. In all three states, Republican candidates supporting Mr. Trump prevailed. The one senatorial candidate who ran without his backing lost, mostly because he was toxic in his state of West Virginia as a former...
  • JoeManchin: I’m All In For Haspel; Update: Kamala Harris A No

    05/09/2018 2:34:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Who could have guessed that Joe Manchin would be the first Democrat to flip and support Gina Haspel? Come on, man. Manchin was practically sending up semaphores even before making this announcement: “I have found Gina Haspel to be a person of great character,” Manchin said in a statement. “Over her 33 year career as a CIA operations officer, she has worked in some of the most dangerous corners of our world and I have the utmost respect for the sacrifices she has made for our country. She has earned the trust of her colleagues in the intelligence community...
  • Patrick Morrisey wins West Virginia GOP primary for U.S. Senate

    05/08/2018 7:20:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2018 | AP
    BREAKING: State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wins Republican primary in U.S. Senate race in West Virginia. Convicted ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship loses.
  • Hobby Lobby lawyer who beat Obamacare wins seat on federal appeals court

    04/24/2018 2:05:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A lawyer who led the fight against Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, eventually winning the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, won confirmation by the Senate Tuesday to a federal appeals court. Senators voted 50-47 to confirm Stuart Kyle Duncan to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, broke with his party to support Mr. Duncan. Other Democrats voiced opposition to Mr. Duncan as an “unfit ideologue” who fought women’s access to reproductive healthcare. They also said his defense of state laws requiring photo-ID to vote,...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

    04/22/2018 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    When the news broke on Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, I was not surprised. Pompeo had long ago established his importance to this administration and his understanding of geopolitics. Pompeo’s skills are precisely why the president nominated him to be the next Secretary of State—and why it’s so absurd that Democrats are reluctant to confirm him.Considering the increasing gridlock in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s nominees, this is a good time to remind our Democratic friends of Pompeo’s many qualifications—qualifications that have only increased since he earned Democratic support to become CIA...
  • WV GOP Candidate Wants ‘Swamp Captain’ McConnell To ‘Stop Interfering’

    04/17/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/18 | David Krayden
    GOP infighting broke out again Monday as West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship compared Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a “Swamp captain” and “the Russians.” As Politico reports, Blankenship, who owns a lot of coal in the state, was incarcerated for a year after a 2010 explosion in one of his mines and the GOP establishment has not embraced his Senate candidacy — reportedly campaigning against Blankenship with a series of attack ads purchased by a political action committee (PAC) named Mountain Family PAC. Blankenship defines his war as one with McConnell, whom he encourages to stay in...
  • Report: Dem. Sen. Joe Manchin Has Been Talking About Switching Parties

    04/05/2018 3:42:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Western Journal ^ | April 5,2018 | Nick Givas
    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice claims he’s talked to Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin about him switching parties. President Donald Trump needs Manchin’s vote in the Senate, Justice said Thursday on “Fox & Friends.” “Joe and I had discussions along those lines,” Justice, a Republican, said. “I wish Joe was a Republican to tell you the truth,” he said of the West Virginia senator. “But to just tell it like it is, Joe’s got to do his thing and I’ve surely got to do mine and the president has got to do his. We need Joe’s vote. “And to be perfectly...
  • COMMENTARY: The “Trump Miracle” continues to stoke the U.S. economy

    03/11/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    review journal ^ | 3/11/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’m the guy who predicted a Trump victory against all odds in the 2016 election. I also predicted a “Trump Miracle” for the economy. Here’s my new prediction: President Trump guaranteed his re-election last week. Liberals must be sick to their stomachs. No matter what they do or say, no matter how hard they try to distract us from the booming economy, the “Trump Miracle” shines through. I was going to write about the Trump administration’s war with California, illegal immigration and liberal politicians serving as “lookouts” for illegal felons. This move is cheered by middle-class Americans sick of being...
  • Manchin: Trump's Right. China's to Blame.

    03/04/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last week President Trump announced a new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent hike on aluminum imports. Foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move "unacceptable" and the European Union threatened to respond to the U.S. with their own tariff. Try it, Trump dared. He'll just add a new tax on European cars.British Prime Minister Theresa May shared her own "deep concerns" with Trump directly in a phone call on Sunday. What he should have done was pursue "multilateral action," May reportedly told the president.At least one person sees where Trump is coming from.Sen....
  • Trump Wants Joe Manchin’s Gun Control, Rejects Steve Scalise’s National Reciprocity Push

    02/28/2018 5:11:24 PM PST · by OneVike · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/28/18 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Donald Trump embraced Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control bill but rejected Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) push for national reciprocity during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon. After listening to Sen Chris Murphy (D-CT), Trump looked at toward the end of the table and asked Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to detail their gun control bill. The Manchin/Toomey gun control bill is the same universal background check legislation supported by Barack Obama in the wake of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. It the very bill that was defeated in the Democrat-controlled...
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • Inebriated Democrat Asks Intelligence Community to Outline Covert Operations in Public

    02/14/2018 1:03:59 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 13th, 2018
    It’s doubtful you can find a more succinct example of TDS than a seemingly inebriated Democrat Senator asking the aggregate intelligence apparatus, during a public session of congress, to give specific details of U.S. covert intelligence efforts to thwart Russian, Chinese and North Korean cyber-warfare. As Democrat Senator Joe Manchin professionally restrained himself from laughing, even Democrat Senator Kamala Harris couldn’t avoid the eye-roll. ‘Muh Russia’ is real. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), ranking member of armed services committee, began his mid-day sluration with a ‘resist-we-much‘ effort to continue the vast White House Russian conspiracy narrative, and slowly morphed into a...
  • It’s lonely being a moderate on Capitol Hill

    02/05/2018 3:45:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feburary 3,2018 | By Salena Zito
    It’s not easy being the man in the middle. Joe Manchin will be the first one to tell anyone that. “I am trying to hang in there, but it is getting tougher every day,” he told me. “You know why I say it sucks? Because it doesn’t have to suck. It doesn’t have to be an unfriendly, hostile work environment. The reason I say hostile is the way things are set up on both the Republican and Democrat side, you are supposed to come to work every day and work against the person on the other end,” he added, referring...
  • Joe Manchin's world of hurt following SOTU (He's ideologically closer to Mitch McConnell)

    02/01/2018 7:59:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    I can’t understand why Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia remains a Democrat. Ideologically, he is far closer to Mitch McConnell or even Ted Cruz than he is to the Schumer-Pelosi Democrats.  His constituents in the Mountaineer State (“Mountaineer” is the polite word for “Hillbilly”) gave President Trump overwhelming support in 2016, and remain loyal to him.  When it doesn’t matter to the outcome, he can break with the Dems to support the GOP in Senate votes. But when push comes to shove, he is a Party Man. During the State of the Union Address, he visibly surrendered to...
  • Vanity - Attn: Democrat, Political Pundits, Pollsters & Media

    01/31/2018 6:47:37 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Enny, Meany, Miney, Moe, whose the dumbest political buffoons you know? Answer, Pollsters, Pundits and Obamabot Media Fools, enmasse. Oops...looks like, the upcoming political "Blue Wave of The Democrat Party has gone "South" big time. Trump wins again, this time, done & accomplished, with great ease, style, and a hands down political whipping given and administered by POTUS, Donald J. Trump in his magnificent, SOTU speech. Actually, the Democrat Party, The absolute racist, Congressional Black Caucus, the Democrat "Frothing" Media Goons took a serious tongue lashing last evening dished out by DJT. The handwriting is now clearly on the wall,...
  • The State of Our Union is that the Democrats Must be Defeated in Every Possible Way

    01/31/2018 5:02:06 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those words) gave a wonderful State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The speech was filled with soaring rhetoric about American unity, American greatness and America’s renewed place of leadership in the world. So naturally the Democrats hated it. The speech talked about the creation of 2.4 million new jobs since Trump took office, record low unemployment and the booming stock market. So naturally the Democrats hated it. The speech talked about our flag and what it...
  • Manchin Reacts to Pelosi’s Racially Charged Immigration Comments

    01/29/2018 6:06:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 28, 2018 | Conor Beck
    West Virginia's Sen. Joe Manchin (D.) criticized House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) after being shown a clip of her characterizing President Donald Trump's immigration plan as a way to "Make America White Again." CNN's "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper used the Pelosi clip to start a discussion on immigration. "Let me just say what I said last night: that plan is a campaign to make America white again," Pelosi said. "You know what, we don't need that type of rhetoric on either side, from Nancy, Paul Ryan or anybody else," Manchin said. Manchin proceeded to say...
  • Jake Tapper Presses Joe Manchin with Pelosi Video: He Calls It 'Crazy Rhetoric

    01/28/2018 10:57:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    “Let me just say what I said last night: that plan is a campaign to make America white again." That was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's deranged analysis of President Donald Trump's new DACA proposal. Jake Tapper played the video and asked West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) for his reaction to Pelosi's wild statement on today's State of the Union on CNN.