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  • Man shows up for required drug test–with drugs.[WV]

    10/18/2020 8:18:29 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | October 17 2020 | MetroNewsStaff
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. — It’s unlikely a man already on probation thought his plans through this week when he reported for a required drug test. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Roger King, 38, of Fairmont arrived on October 14th for the required drug test at the Marion County Probation Office. During the test, deputies found eight bags of a “tan powder” along with a hypodermic needle in King’s pocket. A field test of the material revealed it was positive as Fentanyl. The test prompted deputies to get a search warrant for King’s phone. A forensic download of material found...
  • West Virginia Voter Registration Statistics (10/1/16 vs 10/1/20)

    10/12/2020 5:47:12 AM PDT · by Ravi · 17 replies
    10/01/16: D: 569,806 R: 385,297 NO PARTY: 261,335 10/01/20: D: 469,150 R: 446,733 NO PARTY: 285,550 DEM ADVANTAGE OVER THE YEARS: 10/01/16:184,509 10/01/20: 22,417
  • Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink

    09/26/2020 9:59:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT The burgeoning fight to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat is pouring fuel onto already simmering tensions in the Senate and threatening to fundamentally reshape the institution. Senators in both parties acknowledge the level of dysfunction in a chamber where the bulk of their time is spent processing nominations amid failures to break stalemates on pressing national issues such as coronavirus relief and police reform. “I’m praying to God that the better angels start flying with my colleagues. That’s all I can tell...
  • Democrat Senator Joe Manchin knocks anti-Catholic attacks on Amy Coney Barrett

    09/23/2020 11:07:41 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2020 | Anthony Leonardi
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin slammed religious criticisms of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a front-runner for President Trump's nomination to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. During an interview on Fox and Friends Wednesday, the centrist Democrat decried the attacks against Barrett's Catholic beliefs, which some outlets have linked to the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale that has been converted into a television series. "I have heard your colleagues in the Senate query her about her religion, which makes you wonder should a person’s religion disqualify them from a job on the Supreme Court? Because...
  • Two More West Virginia Counties Flip From Blue to Red

    09/16/2020 7:30:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    wvmetronews.com ^ | By Hoppy Kercheval September 15, 2020
    The latest voter registration figures from Secretary of State Mac Warner’s Office show that Raleigh and Greenbrier Counties now have Republican majorities. It is still close; Republicans outnumber Democrats by just 321 voters in Raleigh County, while in Greenbrier County there are just 78 more registered Republicans than Democrats. However, the numbers are reflective of the ongoing shift of voter registration in West Virginia from Democrat to Republican. Just four years ago, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 7,800 voters in Raleigh County and 4,500 voters in Greenbrier County. Raleigh and Greenbrier are the 22nd and 23rd West Virginia counties where the...
  • WATCH LIVE: 'Examining Trade' with Joe Manchin and Ben Sasse..

    05/23/2018 5:14:04 AM PDT · by caww · 2 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/23/2018 | washingtonexaminer
    the Washington Examiner is hosting "Examining Trade" featuring key lawmakers Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who chairs the Senate Banking subcommittee focusing on international trade. 7:55 a.m. Opening 8 a.m. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance 9 a.m. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. 9:30 a.m. Expert Panel Tori Whiting, Heritage Foundation Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing Neil Hare, Global Vision Communications Clark Packard, R Street Institute
  • As a Young Senator, Biden Supported Keeping ‘Boat People’ Out of the U.S.

    08/31/2020 8:01:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 31, 2020 | Jack Beyrer
    As a freshman senator in 1975, Joe Biden joined Sen. Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.) in opposing legislation allowing 130,000 Vietnam War refugees asylum in the United States, including thousands of children. President Gerald Ford proposed a Vietnam refugee relief program that would settle thousands of Vietnamese and Cambodian families in the United States. The bill was met with resistance from a Democratic majority in Congress. Sen. Byrd cited fear of admitting "undesirables" such as "barmaids, prostitutes, and criminals" to the country. Biden also took issue with Ford's proposal. During a Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,...
  • Unrepentant scandal-ridden W.Va. bishop offers offensive non-apology

    08/22/2020 5:30:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture via LIfeSite News ^ | August 21, 2020 | Phil Lawler
    Unrepentant scandal-ridden W.Va. bishop offers offensive non-apology Bp. Michael Bransfield's 'apology' is of the sort that could have been delivered with a one-finger gesture. August 21, 2020 (CatholicCulture.org) — This morning I had planned to write about the disgraceful excuse for an “apology” proffered by a former bishop. But I see that Christopher Altieri, writing in the Catholic Herald has beaten me to the punch: Let’s be clear about two things: Bishop Michael J. Bransfield — improbably emeritus of the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston — did not apologize; nor did he get the “justice with a gesture of mercy” that his successor, Bishop...
  • West Virginia Couple Allegedly Faked Woman's Cliff Death So She Could Avoid Prison

    07/25/2020 2:30:12 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Oxygen ^ | 6/10/2020 | Sharon Lynn Pruitt
    A West Virginia woman and her husband have been arrested after they allegedly faked her death, telling authorities that she fell off a cliff, in an effort to help her avoid prison time. West Virginia State Police arrested Julie and Rodney Wheeler on June 2, and the pair is now facing multiple charges in relation to the alleged scheme, including conspiracy and giving false information to the authorities, according to the Associated Press. Julie Wheeler, 44, went missing on May 31 during a visit to Grandview State Park with her husband and son, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports. Her...
  • West Virginia Democrats Silent About Memorials To KKK-Supporting Colleague

    07/11/2020 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | July 11, 2020 | Steve Miller
    Unlike the long-dead figures whose statues and other honorifics have been assailed in recent weeks, Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan organizer, remains basically untouchable. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While monuments and building names said to be stained by racism are being erased across the country, one former Ku Klux Klan organizer remains virtually untouchable.The late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat and Senate majority leader who organized a Klan chapter in 1941 and filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is celebrated in the state, his name gracing over three dozen public works projects, including two federal...
  • West Virginia Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping

    07/06/2020 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, the Department of Justice announced.Shirley, 47, pled guilty to one count of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and one count of “International Parental Kidnapping.”  Shirley admitted to unlawfully retaining a National Security Agency (NSA) document containing information classified at the TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) level relating to the national defense that outlines intelligence information regarding a foreign government’s military and political issues.  Shirley also admitted to removing her child, of whom she was the...
  • President Obama on the Loss of Sen Robert Byrd: A Voice of Principle and Reason [racists Kamala]

    06/28/2019 5:24:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Obama White House ^ | June 28, 2010
    Summary:  The President and Vice President both speak with great sadness on the death of their former colleague in the Senate. This morning the President issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Robert Byrd: I was saddened to hear this morning that the people of West Virginia have lost a true champion, the United States Senate has lost a venerable institution, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Robert C. Byrd.Senator Byrd’s story was uniquely American.  He was born into wrenching poverty, but educated himself to become an authoritative scholar, respected...
  • Biden remembers Byrd as a great KKK leader, 'dear friend'

    07/21/2019 8:29:46 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 32 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday remembered the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as a legend of the upper chamber and a friend who was there for him in a time of need. Biden spoke while discussing the federal stimulus package at a General Electric plant in Louisville, Ky. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years, remembered how Byrd showed up to the funeral of his wife and one-year-old daughter after they were killed in a car crash weeks following his 1972 election. The vice president called Byrd "a guy who was there when I was a 29-year-old...
  • Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd

    02/01/2020 8:20:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 2/1/2020 | C-SPAN
    Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd
  • DEMSKKK.CON-As Hillary’s mentor Byrd confirms, Dem outrage over Klan connections new development

    02/06/2019 5:04:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 6, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Hillary Clinton’s mentor Robert Byrd confirms, Democrat outrage over Klan connections is a new development. Virginia governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had barely finished publicly touting infanticide last week when a page from his 1984 medical school yearbook suddenly went viral. The page showed a photo of a man in blackface standing beside a man in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The Virginia Democrat acknowledged he was one of the men but didn’t say which. Northam then denied that he was in the photo but acknowledged he once darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson. Northam apologized...
  • Robert C. Byrd's name removed from a college health center

    06/24/2020 2:56:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WHSV ^ | 6/23/20 | John Raby
    A private college in West Virginia said Wednesday it is removing the name of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd from its health center, saying his name had caused “divisiveness and pain" without explicitly noting his complicated past on racial matters. Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s but subsequently denounced the organization. He served in the Senate for 51 years and died in 2010 at age 92. Bethany College President Tamara Rodenberg said on the school's website that Byrd's name will be removed from the college's Robert C. Byrd Health Center “to demonstrate...
  • Bethany College removes Robert C. Byrd's name from health center [WV]

    06/18/2020 1:01:04 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WSAZ TV News ^ | June 17, 2020 | WSAZ TV News Staff
    Robert C. Byrd's name has been removed from the Bethany College Health Center. The move was prompted by the ongoing national conversations about race relations in America. "The last few weeks, and well before the conversations and calls for change took hold, we recognized as a campus that the name of our Robert C. Byrd Health Center created divisiveness and pain for members of Bethany community, both past and present." According to a letter, posted on the college's website, from President Tamara Rodenberg, Ph.D., the move is "to demonstrate Bethany College’s capacity to change, to listen, and to learn." Byrd,...
  • In Today’s ‘Cancel Culture,’ Why Is Former KKK Leader And Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd Still Honored?

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by maggief
    GOPUSA ^ | June 25, 2020
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...
  • WorkForce West Virginia reports 35,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment in 11 days

    06/13/2020 4:51:25 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | June 12, 2020 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia has received 35,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment since June 1. Gov. Jim Justice and WorkForce West Virginia acting Commissioner Scott Adkins detailed the fraud during Justice’s coronavirus media briefing Friday at the state capitol. According to Adkins, the fraud is coming through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program that was created the CARES Act. The program provides unemployment benefits for residents who usually aren’t eligible for unemployment like those who are self-employed. Adkins said the scammers are using personal information obtained earlier this year from national data breaches. He said they’ve been able to...
  • Amid push to remove Confederate monuments, little outrage over Robert Byrd’s namesakes in home state

    06/12/2020 12:28:01 PM PDT · by TomServo · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/11/2020 | Brooke Singman
    Confederate monuments are being taken down or vandalized in cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody -- but so far the revived push to remove symbols of slavery and segregation has largely overlooked the late Democratic senator who was a former Ku Klux Klan member yet later rejected those views. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd's legacy is visible throughout his home state of West Virginia, with his name on numerous buildings and roads. Byrd was a former member of the Klu Klux Klan who later regretted that affiliation, renounced his past views supporting...