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  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • House Republicans resist call to change course on DHS funding

    02/11/2015 11:12:19 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/2015 | Rebecca Shabad and Cristina Marcos
    A pair of GOP senators implored House Republicans Thursday to soften their stance in the intra-party dispute over funding the Department of Homeland Security. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who both formerly served in the lower chamber, stressed to the House GOP conference behind closed doors that the Senate can’t get the 60 votes it needs to advance the House-passed DHS funding bill that includes language to reverse President Obama's executive actions on immigration. "They lamented the frustration they're having getting up to 60 votes. But apparently that is the strategy now with the Democrat minority...
  • 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...
  • Sen.-Elect Capito: Will Be 'Extremely Aggressive' in Trying to Rollback EPA Regulations [W.Va]

    11/10/2014 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) pledged on “Fox News Sunday” to be “extremely aggressive” in trying to rollback some regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Extremely aggressive,” she said when asked how aggressive she would be in the Senate in trying to rollback some of the EPA regulations. “That is my promise to West Virginia. We have lost over the last two years, 5,000 jobs. Those are just coal jobs. “We had several thousand other miners who are what are called a warn notice, meaning they're potentially going to be losing their jobs. That doesn't even count the transportation job,...
  • Dems Realize “War on Coal” Cost Them Coal Country

    11/09/2014 8:12:55 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11-9-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dems Realize “War on Coal” Cost Them Coal Country by Daniel Greenfield People are funny that way. They cling to their bibles and guns. And then if you declare war on them, they don’t want to vote for you. Coal-heavy districts in West Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois that had been steadily moving away from Democrats in recent elections appear to have completed that shift Tuesday, when they overwhelmingly backed Republicans who vowed to oppose what they call President Barack Obama’s “war on coal.”In West Virginia, once a long-time Democratic stronghold, Republicans will take control of both houses of the state...
  • Davis, Fluke And Dunham: Liberal Feminism’s Rage Spiral

    11/06/2014 4:15:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11-6-14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Radical liberal feminism — the kind that likes abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded birth control — has been rejected at the polls. Or, at least, it’s been a really rough week, or so. And I’m not just talking about the fact that Sen.-elect Cory Gardner effectively pushed back on the “war on women” narrative by defeating Colorado’s ”Mark Uterus.”The story also played out in Texas, where — writing about the race — Mollie Hemingway observed: “Wendy Davis was the face of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d that go?” And it played out in California, where Sandra Fluke lost a bid for...
  • Capito becomes first female Senator, first Republican in 56 years for West Virginia

    11/04/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WBOY.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | Mandi Cardosi
    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will be the first female Senator representing the Mountain State, and first Republican in 56 years. Just minutes after the polls closed, the Associated Press called the race. Typically, two candidates running for a spot in the U.S. Senate to represent a state don't share so much in common. That was not necessarily the case in the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.'s, spot in Washington. Capito and opponent, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, ran campaigns on pro-coal, pro-guns and pro-jobs; just some of the platforms each candidate shared. However, West Virginians showed...
  • McConnell wins Ky. as GOP bids for Senate majority

    11/04/2014 4:38:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2014 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in its goal of taking control of the Senate. Helping his chances was Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's capture of the West Virginia seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller. Her victory, while not a surprise, gave Republicans the first of six new seats they will need to control the Senate for the first time in eight years...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • West Virginia Rep. Capito May Tip Senate to GOP

    03/23/2014 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23, 2014 | Salena Zito
    Shelley Moore Capito largely has avoided national attention. Now her U.S. Senate race has raised her profile as one of the Republican Party's best hopes to tip the chamber's balance of power. The party could win a narrow majority this fall if it holds onto its 45 Senate seats and takes six of the 55 held by Democrats, including that of West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller, who is retiring. She is one of the few moderate candidates out there and has the right profile in this state to become the first Republican senator since the 1950s. If she beats her Democratic...
  • Five things Obama must do to avoid lame-duck status ["It's not personal"]

    12/31/2013 4:20:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama endured a terrible 2013, raising GOP hopes of a Senate takeover in next year’s midterm elections that would turn him into an early lame duck. The GOP needs to win six seats in the upper chamber to take a 51-49 edge, something clearly obtainable with Democrats defending difficult seats in South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana and North Carolina. With the Senate and House in GOP hands, Obama would have little if any hope of moving his legislative agenda, and would be left to play defense against a GOP Congress in his final two years in...
  • Republicans to Obama: Delay individual mandate (CNN 8/17/2013)

    10/23/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 27 replies
    CNN Political Unit ^ | August 17th, 2013 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, called on the president Saturday to delay the individual mandate in the health care law that requires Americans to obtain insurance or face a penalty. The GOP-controlled House passed a bill this summer urging the administration to do so, but the bill has no future in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The administration already announced it would delay a provision requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to provide insurance. "It’s time for your Senate to pass – and for you to sign – the House’s bipartisan delay of the individual mandate," the congresswoman...
  • New poll shows same numbers for senate race (WV trending R !!!)

    10/15/2013 6:38:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 Oct 2013 | by Zack Harold
    It's a new poll, but the numbers are much the same. An automated telephone survey conducted last month found 51 percent of potential West Virginia voters would pick Rep. Shelley Moore Capito over Secretary of State Natalie Tennant in the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's seat. The poll found 34 percent of potential voters would support Tennant, while 15 percent are not sure who would get their vote. Pennsylvania-based Republican polling firm Harper Polling conducted the survey, which included 640 likely voters. The poll has a 3.9 percent margin of error. In a question directed only to potential...
  • Capito Won't Run For Senate (West Virginia Republican Capitulates??)

    07/21/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 07/21/10
    Mark Murray writes: The Charleston Daily Mail (WV) reports that GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito won't run in the special election for Robert Byrd's Senate seat, side-stepping what would have been a competitive contest against Gov. Joe Manchin (D), who is running for the seat.
  • Byrd's Senate Seat Is In Play

    07/19/2010 8:13:04 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/19/10 | CaroleL
    West Virginia's state legislature has approved a plan to hold a special election to fill the seat of the late US Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia). Governor Joe Manchin (D), who is likely to be one of the candidates in that special election, signed the measure after a compromise was worked out by state lawmakers. The primary election will be held on August 28 and the vote for Senator Byrd's successor will take place as part of the congressional mid-term elections on November 2.
  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Won't Run Against Sen. Robert Byrd In WV Next Year

    10/03/2005 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 873+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2005 | Kris Wise
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito said today she will not challenge Sen. Robert Byrd next year for a U.S. Senate seat, but instead will try to keep her high-profile position in the House of Representatives.
  • Father of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (RWV) Urging Her To Run For U.S. Senate Next Year

    09/14/2005 9:51:52 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 563+ views
    Human Events ^ | September 12, 2005 | Robert Novak
    Arch Moore, the 82-year-old two-time Republican Governor of West Virginia, is quietly urging his daughter, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, to challenge Democrat Robert Byrd, senior member of the U.S. Senate, for re-election.
  • GOP National Chairman Tries To Persuade Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Into 2006 U.S. Senate Race

    08/20/2005 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 651+ views
    The Wheeling News-Register ^ | August 18, 2005 | Jocelyn King
    Capito said she will announce her decision this fall, but she has some concerns about what might occur if she wins the U.S. Senate seat. "My husband Charlie will become a member of the spouses' club," she said. "I don't think I want him out with (former president and current senatorial husband) Bill Clinton on a Friday night."
  • WV ALERT--Shelley Moore Capito Pulls Almost Even With Robert "Sheets" Byrd In Latest Poll

    06/05/2005 7:34:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 876+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2005 | Therese Smith Cox
    An RMS Strategies Poll released today reports that 46 percent of 401 registered voters in West Virginia would vote for Byrd if the election were held now. A total of 43 percent picked Capito, R-W.Va., though she has not announced her intention to run.
  • Michelle Malkin: "The Vulnerable Bobby Byrd"

    06/03/2005 3:38:02 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 364+ views
    Michelle Malkin website ^ | June 3rd, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    THE VULNERABLE BOBBY BYRD By Michelle Malkin   ·   June 03, 2005 04:03 PM Lots of political blogs buzzing about new poll results showing that Sen. Robert Byrd's re-election bid won't be smooth sailing: A new poll shows Sen. Robert Byrd and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito would run neck and neck in a possible campaign for the Senate seat now held by Byrd. An RMS Strategies Poll released today reports that 46 percent of 401 registered voters in West Virginia would vote for Byrd if the election were held now. A total of 43 percent picked Capito, R-W.Va., though she has...
  • Poll: Byrd Vulnerable in 2006

    05/22/2005 12:17:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies · 1,736+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/22/05 | Carl Limbacher
    A poll commissioned by the National Republican Senate Campaign Committee shows that Sen. Robert Byrd could be facing a close reelection race in his home state of West Virginia, where he'll be seeking an unprecedented ninth term next year. The poll shows Byrd in the lead, but not by much - with prospective GOP candidate, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito closing to within 10 points - 52 to 42 percent. For a Democratic icon like Byrd, that's too close for comfort. More troubling still for the top Democrat: Moore Capito's stellar performance comes despite the fact the she's has yet to...
  • Bush Extends Miners' Prescription Drugs

    01/30/2004 6:46:16 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 8 replies · 200+ views
    AJC ^ | 1/30/03
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)--The Bush administration has extended a program that provides prescription drug benefits to 50,000 retired coal miners and miners' widows through Medicare. President Bush signed an administrative order Thursday keeping the pilot program going beyond its scheduled June 30 expiration until December 2005, United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said. Under the plan, the Department of Health and Human Services will increase its Medicare reimbursement to the miners' health care fund by $190 million, said Dr. Larry Fields of the federal agency. The additional funding also boosts the government's share of the beneficiaries' drug costs from 34 percent...
  • Republicans say they ve become force in W.Va.

    04/24/2002 10:39:42 AM PDT · by Timesink · 48 replies · 335+ views
    The Herald-Dispatch ^ | April 24, 2002 | Bob Withers
    <p>HUNTINGTON -- President Bush took West Virginia in the 2000 general election, the first nonincumbent Republican presidential contender to do so since Herbert Hoover in 1928.</p> <p>At the same time, fellow Republican Shelley Moore Capito -- the first Republican member of Congress from the Mountain State in 18 years -- defeated Democrat Jim Humphreys for the 2nd District congressional seat that Bob Wise gave up to run for governor.</p>