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  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • As they say in Kentucky; "Cymru am bith".

    08/29/2002 9:51:38 AM PDT · by scouse · 63 replies · 1,787+ views
    News Wales (UK) ^ | 8/26/02 | Unknown
    Did the Welsh discover America? 26/8/2002 A team of historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions in the American Midwest, provide the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies there. Research team members have known the location of burial sites of Madoc's close relatives in Wales for some time, it emerged today; but they have decided to break their self-imposed silence in order that their research be fully known and...
  • Cuba’s Fidel Castro Condemns ‘Primitive’ Accusations of Russia’s Role in Boeing Crash

    08/05/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    ria.ru ^ | August 5, 2014
    BUENOS AIRES, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dismissed Tuesday accusations of Moscow’s alleged role in the deadly Malaysian passenger plane crash as “primitive.” “Accusing the Russian Federation of destroying the Malaysian Boeing during the flight is horrifying primitivism,” Castro wrote in an article published in Cuba’s Granma newspaper. “Neither President Vladimir Putin, nor Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov nor other Russian leaders could have ever done such a stupid thing,” Castro stressed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 people on board,...
  • Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably a Good Idea'

    12/18/2014 9:19:23 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DEC 18, 2014, 11:54 A.M. E.S.T.
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." Paul became the first potential Republican presidential candidate to offer some support for President Barack Obama's decision to try to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. The president's surprise announcement on Wednesday was slammed by several potential GOP candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who said it amounted to appeasing the Castro regime. Paul said in a radio interview with Tom Roten of...
  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 3:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WDIV-TV / CNN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul broke with the field of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential run on Thursday, calling President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba a "good idea" since the American embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked." Paul, a likely presidential candidate, made the remarks in an interview with News Talk 800 WVHU's Tom Roten, just a day after his potential competitors for the Republican nomination -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz -- slammed the decision to normalize relations as a dangerous move. Rubio and Cruz are sons of Cuban immigrants. Paul...
  • Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba

    12/18/2014 6:21:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 76 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 18, 2014
    Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest potential presidential candidate to weigh in on policy changes to Cuba and the libertarian leaning Republican's position splits from other Republicans who are also considering a presidential run. Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo "just hasn't worked" and normalizing relations with the island nation is "probably a good idea." "If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn't seem to be working and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime...
  • Moderate Dems call for longer deadlines in EPA climate rule

    12/11/2014 7:02:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    Six moderate Democratic senators are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give states more time to comply with its climate rule for power plants. The moderate Democrats said that states should be responsible for developing their own “glide paths” toward the 2030 goal. The senators signing the letter were Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.).
  • OH abortionist sued, skips town, practices in MI

    12/10/2014 2:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    one news now ^ | December 10, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A lawsuit against a former Ohio abortionist could reveal violations of the state abortion clinic law, so he set up shop in Michigan while the suit moves forward. A West Virginia woman traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to a clinic owned by Martin Ruddock for a second trimester abortion which didn’t turn out the way she expected. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue says that the woman later filed suit for a number of reasons. “The patient had undergone part of the abortion — he had actually started it,” Sullenger explained. “She found it too painful and frightening.” The terrified woman then...
  • West Virginia’s Saira Blair is learning to balance college life, state politics

    12/06/2014 11:20:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/06/2014 | Monica Hesse
    What do you have going on tomorrow?” asks Craig, who is himself a state senator and was his daughter’s campaign manager. “I might see some friends. I have to write those thank-you letters.” The letters are to her supporters, some of the 18,000 West Virginians Saira will be representing in the 59th District — a mostly rural, mostly Republican region two hours from Washington. She won the election in November by beating her opponent, a 44-year-old attorney, with 63 percent of the vote, and since then she has become the most famous state legislator in the country, as well as...
  • West Virginia’s Saira Blair is learning to balance college life, state politics (18 year old 'Pub)

    12/06/2014 9:52:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | Monica Hesse
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The youngest elected state lawmaker in America has just arrived home for the weekend. “I’ll open the garage door so her laundry can roll on in here,” says Craig Blair, father of Saira Blair — 18 years, 4 months, 10 days. “She’s always got some.” He peeks out the window to the approaching headlights of his daughter’s new Jeep, which she purchased a few weeks earlier after winning her seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, knowing the position came with a $20,000-a-year salary and would require a lot of driving. “I didn’t bring any laundry...
  • As Democratic infighting intensifies, Hagel allies fire back at the White House

    11/30/2014 3:41:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Among Democrats, fighting is breaking out all over. The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is hurling criticisms toward the White House over Barack Obama’s handling of the recession and his myopic and politically ruinous obsession with reforming the nation’s health care system amid that economic downturn.In response, the White House took what Reuters called the “unusual step” of publicly pledging to veto an overdue plan to reform the nation’s tax code which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in the process of negotiating with House Republicans. When Obama announced his intention to extend legal status to...
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 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...
  • West Virginia mom with 34 children explains why she isn't done adopting

    11/20/2014 3:26:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Jeane Briggs and her husband, Paul, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. Taking in orphans, especially those with health problems or disabilities, is ‘what my husband and I feel called to do by our faith,’ the 58-year-old told The News. And there are plans to continue to expand the family.Think the holidays are chaotic at your house? Imagine celebrating with 34 children — all of whom are your own. Jeane Briggs, 58, and her husband Paul, 59, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. The Briggs kids are between ages 35 and 4 . While they don't...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Lawsuit: Bad meatloaf led to the deaths of former West Virginia lawmaker and her husband

    11/17/2014 12:30:43 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 07, 2014/ | Associated Press (AP)
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A lawsuit is blaming a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband. Former Delegate Virginia Starcher's family filed the lawsuit last month against New Albany, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms in Jackson County Circuit Court. Bob Evans spokeswoman Hinda Mitchell said Friday the chain will vigorously defend itself in the matter. Starcher and her husband, Harold, ate part of their meatloaf meals from a Bob Evans in Ripley in October 2012. Their takeout dishes included meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and a roll, the lawsuit says.
  • Meet Jill Upson

    11/16/2014 9:56:35 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    Don Surber ^ | November 15, 2014 | Don Surber
    So who the hell is Jill Upson? She is from California and 11 years ago, her husband's job had the family relocate to Jefferson County, West Virginia. “When we got to this area, I just fell in love with it, and I just decided I’m done, that’s it, I’m going to stay here," Jill Upson told Liz McCormick of West Virginia Public Radio. "And so he continued to receive orders, and move every two years, and I still stayed put. He’s been all over the place, but I stayed and raised my children in Jefferson County.” She was apolitical until...
  • West Virginia to remove words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from all state tax forms

    11/14/2014 1:11:16 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of two federal court rulings striking down West Virginia’s marriage protection amendment, which had previously defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the state tax department has announced starting next year, it will remove the words “husband” and “wife” from all tax forms and informational materials, replacing them with the more gender-neutral “spouse.” Until then, the agency says same-sex couples can use the current tax forms with the understanding that a married household may have two “husbands” or two “wives” under the new definition of marriage in the state. According to a notice...
  • Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship indicted in 2010 mine disaster

    11/13/2014 7:25:06 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/14
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010, killing 29 people, was indicted Thursday on federal charges related to a mine safety investigation that followed the blast.
  • Report: Mollohan Should Have Been Indicted

    11/13/2014 1:38:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) from the Department of Justice provide "hard evidence" that former Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) should have been prosecuted after NLPC exposed his questionable financial dealings, and triggered a Justice Department investigation. CREW executive director Melanie Sloantold Politico yesterday, "It was clear the Justice Department should have indicted Mollohan." Mollohan was defeated for re-election in 2010 in a Democratic primary. His ethics woes were a key issue in the campaign. Although we have not yet had the opportunity to study the underlying documents, CREW has released a very concise...
  • Children of Civil War Veterans Still Walk Among Us, 150 Years After the War

    11/13/2014 5:52:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Lande
    How many people alive today can say that their father was a Civil War soldier who shook hands with Abraham Lincoln in the White House? Fred Upham can. Despite sounding like a tall tale and a mathematical impossibility, it's documented truth. Fred's father, William, was a private in the Union Army's Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was severely wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, in 1861, and later personally appointed by President Lincoln to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fred's in exclusive company—the dwindling group of children of soldiers who fought, North against South, 150...
  • GOP used car salesman tops senior West Virginia Senator

    11/13/2014 3:24:52 AM PST · by Din Maker · 46 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | November 13, 2014
    Mark Maynard owns a used car lot, runs a towing business and spends his spare time on a professional drag racing pit crew. And despite not raising a dime for his Republican campaign, he defeated West Virginia's longest-sitting state senator. That was the kind of election it was for West Virginia Democrats. As voters took out their disgust with President Barack Obama, Maynard defeated Sen. Truman Chafin, a lawmaker Republicans previously had bothered to challenge only once in three decades. Not a single campaign check came Maynard's way, nor did he report spending anything. Potential donors told Maynard he didn't...
  • 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...
  • The new GOP Senate is already gearing up to cause climate mayhem (OHNOZ)

    11/06/2014 5:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    grist.org ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Ben Adler
    On Tuesday night, Republicans won big: They picked up governorships in blue states like Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they held House seats in competitive districts with embarrassing incumbents like Michael Grimm of New York, who physically threatened a reporter and is under indictment for tax evasion. But their biggest win by far was taking control of the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, Republicans had already secured 52 Senate seats, thanks to knocking off Democratic incumbents or replacing retiring Democrats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Another GOP pick up is probable in...
  • 'I'm Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment': Teen Becomes Youngest Lawmaker

    11/06/2014 6:39:23 PM PST · by Paul R. · 24 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 11/5/2014 | Fox & Friends
    18-year-old Saira Blair, a Republican from West Virginia, just became the youngest elected lawmaker in the country after trouncing her 44-year-old Democratic opponent 63 percent to 30 percent to earn a seat in West Virginia’s House of Delegates.
  • 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...
  • West Virginia, the nation's least Hispanic state, elects its first Latino congressman

    11/06/2014 6:45:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Nov 4, 2014
    The state with the smallest share of Latinos in the nation has elected its first Latino congressional representative, Alex Mooney. Mooney, a conservative Republican, ran against Nick Casey, a former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Mooney beat Casey with 46.7 to 44.2 percent of the vote, with 96 percent of precincts reporting. After his victory, Mooney tweeted: "I cannot thank you enough for this humbling opportunity to serve the people of West Virginia." Latinos make up just 1.2 percent – or slightly more than 22,268 – of the Eastern Panhandle state's population. Mooney, 43, ruffled feathers with his...
  • Nancy Pelosi Vows to Stay Democratic Leader, Calls Pro-Life Victory “Voter Suppression”

    11/06/2014 9:32:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Life news ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she want to remain the top Democrat in the House, announcing she will run again for her leadership position.Her take on the massive pro-life election victory on Tuesday night is that Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” The Washington Times has more: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is...
  • This Pro-Life 18-Year-Old Just Won a Race to Become a State Legislator (West Virginia)

    11/05/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/5/14 | Steven Ertelt
    If you’re concerned about the future of the country and want to know if the next generation of Americans cares about pro-life issues, look no further than the state of West Virginia. There, pro-life 18-year-old Saira Blair, who graduated from high school in May and is now a college freshman, ran on a pro-life platform to beat an incumbent state legislator. Blair gives hope to pro-lifers wondering if teenagers really “get it” and want to make a difference for life. sairablair2“I think I’m fully capable of doing the job, and I don’t think it’s rocket science by any means —...
  • Saira Blair becomes youngest ever W.Va. legislator (18 year-old Republican ran out of her dorm room)

    11/05/2014 11:12:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jacob Bojesson
    West Virginia University student Saira Blair (R) will become the youngest person to ever serve in the West Virginia state legislature after getting elected Tuesday. Blair, an 18-year-old freshman, was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates from the 59th district after beating her two opponents by a landslide. Blair received more than twice the votes of her main opponent, Democratic Party candidate Layne Dieh. “It was amazing to see that the 59th district had so much faith in me,” Blair said shortly after getting the results. Blair celebrated the victory at Buffalo Wild Wings before heading to...
  • West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker

    A West Virginia University freshman who did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room became the youngest state lawmaker in the nation Tuesday. Republican Saira Blair, a fiscally conservative 18-year-old, will represent a small district in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, about 1˝ hours outside Washington, D.C., after defeating her Democratic opponent 63% to 30%, according to the Associated Press. A third candidate got 7% of the vote.
  • Jenkins defeats Rahall for WV District 3 seat in U.S. House

    11/04/2014 7:51:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    State Journal ^ | November 4, 2014
    The campaign between Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall and Republican challenger Evan Jenkins for U.S. Congress, representing West Virginia's 3rd District seat, was one of the most anticipated and hotly contested races this fall. It was also one of the most highly financed, with an estimated $9 million spent on the campaigns. The Associated Press called a victory for Jenkins with about 80 percent of the votes reported Nov. 4.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Mooney (R - Teaparty) holds thin lead in 2nd District House race (WV)

    11/04/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Allen Tayloy
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Maryland state lawmaker Alex Mooney had a thin lead over Democrat Nick Casey in the race for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. Democrat Nick Casey With 12 of 17 counties reporting (about 33 percent of precincts overall), Mooney had received 47 percent of the votes to Casey’s 44 percent. Each candidate was on pace to carry his home territory: Mooney with 54.9 percent in Berkeley County and Casey holding 55.4 percent in Kanawha County. The district was thrown open when seven-term Republican congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito launched a successful U.S. Senate campaign.
  • 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...
  • Jenkins Defeats Longtime Incumbent Rahall for District 3 U.S. House Seat in W.Va.

    11/04/2014 7:53:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Republican Evan Jenkins has defeated 19-term Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall in West Virginia for the District 3 U.S. House race, the AP reports.
  • Decision 2014 Election Results (West Virginia Live)

    11/04/2014 5:05:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | November 4, 2014 | UPDATED
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  • 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...
  • New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races

    11/02/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 02, 2014
    New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races November 02, 2014 Republican Senate candidates are pulling away in the final days of key races, according to polls released this weekend. Republicans are either leading in Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana or will likely win runoff elections, according to a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday. In addition, the Republican nominee in Iowa, Joni Ernst, now has a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Rep Bruce Braley, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. Most polls have shown until now that the four races have essentially been deadlocked in the closing...
  • Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the wo

    10/22/2014 9:36:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.22.14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the woods A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a makeshift fort in the Pennsylvania woods. US marshals helped local police and the sheriff's office in Brook County, West Virginia, track down 64-year-old David David Tuesday. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the tiny wooden shack David called home was 'elaborate.' Among other things, it included a heater, a propane tank, electricity, a police scanner and knives. Scroll down for video
  • 4 Yeager Airport Personnel Exposed to Unknown Substance; HazMat Team Responds (West Virgnia)

    10/15/2014 9:09:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ STAFF
    UPDATE 10/15/14 @ 11:34 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four airline personnel were exposed to an unknown substance at Yeager Airport while handling luggage Wednesday night. Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson said the four people were affected after a bag was left in the airport terminal -- not on a plane, as first reported. According to Atkinson, the bag was taken off baggage claim on Tuesday. It is unknown where the bag came from or whose it may be. A lost baggage claim was made on the bag and an employee with Delta Global Services was checking on it. CAMC...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • House homestretch: 5 key dynamics

    10/10/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    The battle for the House has turned into trench warfare, with Republicans trying to scrape out enough wins to give them a historic majority and Democrats doing everything they can to minimize GOP gains. If the election were held today, strategists from both sides say, Republicans would expand their current majority by between six and eight seats ... Republicans head into the final weeks of the campaign almost exclusively on offense. Of the 31 or so races seriously in contention, 22 — over 70 percent — are in districts held by Democrats. Twenty of the 31 districts were won by...
  • West Virginia will stop defending bans on same-sex marriage, governor and attorney general say

    10/09/2014 11:48:57 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    <p>West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) said Thursday that his office would stop defending the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to not hear appeals in other marriage cases.</p>
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
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  • Dump truck used as get-away vehicle after robbery in Sissonville, WV

    09/16/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK ^ | Brandon Millman
    UPDATE: Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said they have located the dump truck used as a get away vehicle in a robbery early Monday morning, September 15. They located the truck, which was found burned, along Allen's Fork Road in Kanawha County, WV. According to Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman, an amount of oil and diesel fuel may have spilled at the crash site.
  • Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while tak

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  • 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...
  • Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old (West Virginia)

    07/14/2003 6:39:10 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies · 766+ views
    Sunday Gazette Mail ^ | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
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