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  • DIVIDED AMERICA: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

    07/18/2016 6:16:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | July 18th, 2016 | Claire Galofaro
    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) -- Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It's less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. He and two customers ponder what this city might look like in 10 years if nothing changes. Many of the storefronts on the narrow downtown streets are empty. Some of the buildings burned. Their blackened shells, "condemned" signs taped to the doors, stand as a symbol of how far they've fallen. In 10 years? A ghost town, one customer offers. The other...
  • Fayette County commissioner shot, investigation ongoing, DA says

    07/17/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by RS_Rider · 11 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 07-17-2016 | Mary Pickels
    Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites was shot early Sunday in his residence in South Union, county District Attorney Richard Bower said. Bower said he was meeting with Uniontown state police Sunday afternoon, and that the shooting remained under investigation. He declined to give details, or say if anyone was facing charges in the incident. Bower said Vicites is in stable condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. State police have released no information on the incident. Vicites resides at the Crestvue Drive home in South Union with his second wife, Deanna Vicites. He is the father of two sons,...
  • West Virginia Lawmaker: Hillary Clinton Should Be ‘Hung’ on National Mall

    07/17/2016 8:05:17 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7/16/2016 | KTLA
    A West Virginia lawmaker said Saturday he regrets tweeting that Hillary Clinton should be “hung on the mall in Washington, D.C.,” as punishment for her use of a private email server as secretary of state. But Michael Folk, a member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates, said he still believes Clinton should be tried for treason after an FBI investigation determined she handled classified information on the server. The FBI recommended earlier this month that charges not be brought against Clinton or her staffers. “I do think she should be tried and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,”...
  • Senator questions Hobet road project’s sudden rise

    07/16/2016 1:11:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MetroNews ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state Senate is upset the a new four-lane highway project planned for southern West Virginia has been able to jump ahead of some other longstanding road projects. Sen. Bob Plymale (D-Wayne) questioned state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox on the sudden rise of the Hobet project during a legislative interim committee Monday at the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Democratic senator: 'Due process is what’s killing us right now'

    06/16/2016 3:20:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/16 | Oliver Darcy
    A US senator bemoaned Thursday morning that the constitutional right to due process “is what’s killing us right now.” Related Stories 'It makes even more sense today': Senate Democrats are reviving a controversial bill after the Orlando massacre Business Insider NRA: Gun sales to anyone on a terror watch list should be investigated, delayed Quartz Donald Trump Has Called for Blocking Gun Sales to Terror Suspects Bloomberg Republicans Seek Wider FBI Surveillance Power After Orlando Bloomberg Democratic senator reacts to Orlando shooting: 'Congress has become complicit' in mass shootings Business Insider How To: Fix Crepey Skin at Home [Watch] Beverly...
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping...
  • Woman Dies of 'Fat Embolism' During ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’

    05/17/2016 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    NBC News, Miami Herald via MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Dan Krauth KNBC Miami, By Daniel Chang Miami Herald via Ben Graham
    A West Virginia woman died after suffering a “fat embolism” while undergoing plastic surgery to increase the size of her gluteal region.  Heather Meadows, a 29-year-old mother of two, was killed by fat particles that entered her bloodstream through a vein during a lipid transfer procedure. The fat particles clogged arteries in her heart and lungs, causing cascading organ failure and death. She was taken to an emergency room after going into cardiac arrest during the cosmetic surgery and was pronounced dead on arrival. This fat transfer procedure is common in what is called a “Brazilian butt lift,” where liposuction...
  • Over four in 10 Sanders voters in West Virginia would vote for Trump

    05/11/2016 5:25:25 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Melissa Herrmann, Jennifer De Pinto and Ellen Uchimiya
    In November, Donald Trump would be the choice of 44 percent of West Virginia Democratic primary voters who supported Bernie Sanders Tuesday, CBS News early exit polling found. But support for Trump in the general election is largely driven by independents who were allowed to vote in West Virginia's Democratic primary. More than half would back Trump against either Hillary Clinton or Sanders.
  • Clinton Finishes Third In West Virginia County That Literally Gave Her The Finger

    05/12/2016 3:57:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team knew she was going to lose in West Virginia. As I’ve said in a previous post , the state hasn’t gone Republican since 1996 and Romney won every county in 2012. After the Democratic primary on Tuesday, 42 percent of Democrats want the next president to be less liberal, with 44 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters saying they’ll vote for Trump in November. It’s just a more conservative electorate across the board, which is why Clinton’s damage control regarding her remarks about putting coal miners out of business was so offensive. She doesn’t care; she...
  • Morgan Freeman: Hillary Clinton Will Stand For ‘Racial Justice’

    05/11/2016 10:31:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton is anxious to compete in the Democratic primary in Kentucky, particularly after suffering a humiliating loss in West Virginia. Now she is relying on the golden voice of Morgan Freeman, to help turn out black voters in the state. In a new, minute-long ad, Clinton begins by telling voters of what she calls “systemic racism” in the United States. “We have to face up to the hard truths of injustice and systemic racism,” she says, recalling the wrongs suffered by African American voters in the justice system and at the hands of police officers.
  • The Daily 202: West Virginia results show disaffection, not ideology, fuels Sanders and Trump

    05/11/2016 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washungton Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | James Hohmann
    Americans, collectively, are not as angry as watching cable TV would lead you to believe. But many poorer, less-educated folks who have been left behind in the 21st century—the ones who have seen their wages stagnate, their opportunities for upward mobility disappear and their life expectancies shorten—are looking to disrupt a status quo that has not worked for them. That’s what Sanders and Trump are both promising to do. And that’s the main reason why Bernie beat Hillary Clinton in yesterday’s West Virginia Democratic primary by 15.4 points. He carried every single county in the Mountaineer State, which by every...
  • How Donald Trump dominated Appalachia, in 1 startling map

    05/11/2016 10:22:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    As if the election results weren't enough proof that Donald Trump absolutely dominated Appalachia, this map offers a pretty good picture of just how widespread the presumptive GOP nominee's support is in the region:
  • WV: Hillary loses 2/3 of support from 2008

    05/11/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton is putting magician David Copperfield to shame with her vanishing voter trick. Her base of support is disappearing right before our eyes, but unlike Copperfield, Clinton isn’t putting on an act. On Tuesday, Clinton lost the West Virginia primary to 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders 51% to 36%. That’s a stark contrast to 2008, when she trounced Barack Obama, 66.9% to 25.7% (John Edwards received 7.3%). But perhaps what’s more shocking is the raw vote total. In 2008, she received 240,890 votes. Yesterday, Clinton netted 84,176 votes, according to NBC — a 65% decline. Other numbers show how the...
  • Donald Trump Supporters Boost Bernie Sanders in West Virginia

    05/11/2016 7:32:46 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/11/2016 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    Bernie Sanders won the state's primary over Hillary Clinton, and while the delegates he collects will do nothing to knock the front-runner off her glide path to the Democratic nomination, it will give the insurgent candidate a much-needed shot of adrenaline during what could be a good month for him. That part was expected. The rest was not. West Virginia, like other Southern and Appalachian states, is at the tail end of a long transition away from Democratic Party, which once ruled the South, to the GOP, the natural ideological home of its conservative voters. Democratic voters still technically outnumber...
  • Trump easily wins two primaries, Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia

    05/10/2016 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 10, 2016 | Erica Werner And Steve Peoples, AP
    Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump’s presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted. Trump added two more primaries to his column, taking West Virginia and Nebraska. Clinton lost West Virginia to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who refuses to bow out as Trump’s GOP foes have, but that hardly dented her huge Democratic delegate lead.
  • Bernie Sanders Projected To Win WV Primary

    05/10/2016 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    kmtv.com ^ | May 10, 2016
    Senator Bernie Sanders is projected to win Tuesday night’s West Virginia primary over Hillary Clinton and cut into her delegate lead, based off exit poll figures.
  • WV Primary Election Results (Called for Trump)

    05/10/2016 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | may 10, 2016 | wowk
    ELECTION RESULTS: Donald Trump has been declared the winner in the Republican WV Presidential Primary by CBS News. Stay with us for all of your election results.
  • LIVE THREAD: West Virginia and Nebraska Primaries

    05/10/2016 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 89 replies
    West Virginia: Primary Election Day Polls open 6:30am through 7:30pm Nebraska: The 2016 Nebraska Republican primary is being held today, Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.
  • Clinton, Sanders Face Off In West Virginia As Trump Looks On

    05/10/2016 9:26:42 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 10, 2016
    Bernie Sanders has another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march toward the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination as West Virginians vote in their state's primary, a week after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. ... Clinton's protracted battle with Sanders, who pulled off a victory in Indiana's Democratic primary last week despite polls showing him trailing Clinton in the state, has become a source of gloating for Trump. The billionaire New York real estate developer has taunted Clinton in recent days by saying she "can't close the deal" by beating Sanders
  • West VA Coal Miners Just Made Powerful VIDEO To Make Sure Hillary Is NOT America’s Next President

    05/10/2016 5:51:30 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    The economic devastation is very real in West Virginia. Obama promised to shut down the coal industry as one of his bold campaign promises in 2008. Hillary’s plan is to keep the dream of shutting down the coal industry alive long after Obama is out of office. Coal miners are taking and stand and letting America know they are not going to sit back and watch their livelihoods and towns destroyed by a radical leftist President. Watch here:
  • LIVE THREAD:West Virginia and Nebraska Primary Returns. May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend the West Virginia and Nebraska returns, tonight with your friends and neighbors here on Free Republic. TIME:When you feel like fixin' to attend between now and then ATTIRE:Anything you wish to wear Champagne will be served with a selection of appetizers and French desserts
  • War Veteran Turned West Virginia State Senate Candidate Is Brutalized in Brass Knuckle Attack

    05/09/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Rio · 34 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Inside Edition Staff
    A candidate for West Virginia state senate was brutally attacked over the weekend when a man wielding brass knuckles blind-sided him at a cookout, police say. Retired Major Richard Ojeda, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who's challenging the incumbent Democrat, was attending the political function in the town of Logan when a man reportedly asked him for a bumper sticker. When Ojeda knelt to attach the sticker to the man's car, police say the suspect struck the candidate as many as nine times with brass knuckles, knocking him out. According to West Virginia State Troopers, the suspect--who's been identified as...
  • Democrats gird for fight with Trump in U.S. Rust Belt states

    05/09/2016 7:27:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 May 2016 | Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez
    CLEVELAND/NEW YORK - Bracing for a general election fight with Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies are putting resources into industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to try to block Trump from making inroads with working-class voters there. Labor leaders, progressive groups and Democratic operatives told Reuters in interviews that they took seriously Trump's appeal with white working-class voters and were studying how to respond to his promises to create jobs and negotiate better trade deals. The desire to stop the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from wresting away the support of unionized workers has even...
  • CNN Ventures Into A Majority Democratic West Virginia County, They’re Supporting Trump(T)

    05/09/2016 6:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    It’s no shocker that Hillary Clinton isn’t popular in West Virginia. In fact, no one from national Democratic circles, like President Obama, Nancy Pelosi etc., is popular here. Obama didn’t win a single county in the Mountain State in 2012, and the last time West Virginia went Democratic was 1996. Clinton’s remarks that she was going to put coal miners out of business did not sit well with the residents of Logan County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans. In fact, CNN was hard pressed to find really any Democrat who supported Clinton—they’re all voting for Trump.
  • West Virginia and Nebraska Get Out and Vote on Tuesday! We STILL NEED 1237! – West Virginia Polls

    05/08/2016 5:37:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    Tuesday is Primary day for West Virginia and Nebraska! People might be experiencing some confusion being that the GOP have said that Donald Trump is the “Presumptive” nominee. What does “Presumptive” mean?
  • Palin will work to defeat Ryan in primary for Trump stance

    05/08/2016 7:01:48 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Karl De Vries
    Washington (CNN) Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper. Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on "State of the Union" that her decision was sparked by Ryan's bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January. "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a...
  • Who Is Hillary’s “Tim”?

    05/08/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    She-Who-Must-Not-Be-President ran into a dust-up in coal country last week. Sitting across a table for a media photo-op, an unemployed coal worker put the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York and First Lady on the hot seat. Strange as it might seem, the folks in West Virginia don’t much cotton to politicians intent on tossing them out of work. No matter how many government handouts those politicians promise. At a CNN town hall in March, Hillary Clinton boasted: “I’m the only candidate which [sic] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity — using clean...
  • Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

    05/05/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jill Colvin 
    Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise. Trump, arriving to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” betrayed a hint of wistfulness about wrapping up the nomination more quickly than he and his aides had expected. Rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich suddenly ended their campaigns this week, making his visit to West Virginia, which votes May 10, largely...
  • West Virginia Coal Association endorses Trump over Clinton

    05/06/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    During the debates, Hillary Clinton somewhat famously told that nation, “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Do you suppose the people in West Virginia noticed? Even if they missed the live coverage of the event, they’ve been reminded of it plenty of times since then, and only a few days before the primary on Tuesday the powerful West Virginia Coal Association has jumped in with an endorsement of her opponent.
  • Donald Trump Draws 12,000 At Campaign Rally In West Virginia, Talks Coal And General Election

    05/06/2016 3:08:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of more than 12,000 people in West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center on Thursday night.
  • Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling W.VA Voters to "Stay Home" (VOTE TUESDAY)!

    05/06/2016 2:51:19 AM PDT · by onyx · 126 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling West Virginia Voters to “Stay Home” Posted on May 5, 2016 - 11:30pm Candidate Donald Trump scored what appears to be an ‘own goal’ against his candidacy earlier this evening when he told supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia not to vote for him. “Now what I want you to do is save your vote,” Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. “You know, you don’t have to vote anymore. Save your vote for the general election, OK? Forget this one, the primary is gone.” (link) Immediately social media erupted with people...
  • Poll: Trump holds 39-point lead in West Virginia (And leads Hillary by 27%)

    05/05/2016 5:39:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Hill ^ | May 03, 2016, 03:47 pm | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a nearly 40-point lead over his competition in West Virginia, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. Trump has 61 percent support in the Mountaineer State, which holds its GOP primary on May 10, and rival Ted Cruz follows with 22 percent. John Kasich comes in last with 14 percent. Trump also has a high favorability rating among GOP voters in the state: 67 percent, while only 24 percent view him negatively. Cruz and Kasich both have 32 percent favorability ratings. The Ohio governor is viewed negatively by 50 percent of GOP...
  • West Virginia coal group endorses Trump

    05/05/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2016 | TYimothy Cama
    The West Virginia Coal Association is putting its weight behind Donald Trump for president. Members of the group, which represents companies in coal mining and related industries, voted Thursday to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee, days before West Virginia’s presidential primary. “Trump has said he will reverse the Democratic regulatory assault that has cost the coal industry more than 40 percent of our production and jobs since 2008,” Bill Raney, the group’s president, said in a statement. “In contrast, Hillary Clinton’s proposals essentially double-down on the job killing Obama policies,” he said. “West Virginia can’t afford that and neither can...
  • Hillary Clinton Eats Crow Over Coal Comments

    05/05/2016 5:27:55 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 69 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 5, 2016 | Editorial
    Election 2016: After vowing to kill coal jobs, Hillary Clinton is now trying to recast herself as Sissy Spacek in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” But coal workers ain’t buying it, and she’s hearing their wrath while campaigning in West Virginia. At a CNN town-hall-style forum in March, Clinton asserted: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Coal country hasn’t forgotten the threat from the Democratic front-runner. A laid-off coal miner earlier this week confronted Clinton over her derogatory statement during a campaign stop in West Virginia, which holds its Democratic primary May 10....
  • Live Thread:Trump Rally in Charleston, WV @ 7pm EDT

    05/05/2016 2:33:41 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,184 replies
    Thursday, May 5, 2016: Live Stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Civic Center beginning at 7:00 PM EDT Charleston, WV Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central...
  • Tracking Appalachia's Swing From Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump Country

    05/04/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Milhous · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2016, 11:57 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    During his victory speech Tuesday night after the Indiana primary, Donald Trump emphasized a region that could be ground zero for support: Appalachia. “The miners in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Ohio and all over, they’re going to start to work again,” Trump said. “We are not going to be like Hillary Clinton,” he said, taking aim at her ill-timed remarks last more for which she ultimately apologized. Once upon a time in coal country -- states stretching along the Appalachian Mountains and the Marcellus Shale, a formation rich in underground resources like natural gas and coal -- the Clinton...
  • Coal miners "wave goodbye" as Hillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans

    05/04/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | JP Moore
    Coal miners "wave goodbye" as #NeverHillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans.
  • Trump Rally (Charleston, WVA, 05-05-2016)

    05/04/2016 9:41:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Trump's GOP rivals may have dropped out but Trump is holding a rally in Charleston, West Virginia tomorrow. Should be a record crowd. Trump will sweep it next week.
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • Trump, Sanders lead in West Virginia (Trump leads 61% to 22% for Cruz)

    05/03/2016 12:06:23 PM PDT · by No Dems 2016 · 80 replies
    PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state with 61% to 22% for Ted Cruz and 14% for John Kasich. Trump, with a 67/24 favorability rating, is the only candidate GOP voters in the state even like. Both Kasich (32/50) and Cruz (32/53) come in with negative favorability ratings. Adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket has done little to help Cruz. Only 12% of voters say picking her as his running mate makes them more likely to vote for Cruz, compared to...
  • Clinton Apologizes for Saying She’d Put Coal ‘Out of Business’

    05/03/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 5/3/16 | Katie Relily
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies “out of business” as part of a transition to alternative energy sources. The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a “misstatement” as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the country’s top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside. “What I said was totally out of context from what I meant,” Clinton said. “It was a...
  • For Confronting Critic, Morning Joe Creams Cruz, Hails Hillary

    05/03/2016 7:25:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of our Media Bias categories at NewsBusters is Double Standards. There was a classic example of the phenomenon on today's Morning Joe. The show's running theme was relentless mockery and ridicule of Ted Cruz for crossing the street yesterday to calmly debate a group of Trump supporters. But later in the show, when a clip was run of Hillary being confronted by a West Virginian over her boast that she would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," the panel reverentially praised Clinton, giving her "credit" for her courage in doing so. The panel...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 11:42:09 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2016 | Chuck Ross Reporter
    ... Earlier this week, Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti sent a letter to a staffer in Manchin's office saying that he opposed the Clintons visiting the town... "Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town," Nolletti wrote in a letter, according to WOWK." "Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are teh last thing our suffering town needs at this point... The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.... we again state that they are welcome on any of our city properties... put a lot of...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 9:15:58 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Bill Clinton was heckled and booed on Sunday during a campaign event in Logan, West Virginia, where the town’s mayor recently informed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that the former first couple are “simply not welcome” because of their “anti-coal messages.” “I wanted to come here and tell you that I care about what you’re going through. I get it and I think that we can do something about it, that’s the most important thing,” Clinton said at the event, where he was joined by Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a native of the coal town of about 1,800. But...
  • Latest Campaign Data – Cruz Unfavorability Increases, Confidence Crumbles – Trump Over 60% In WV

    05/01/2016 6:18:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 91 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/1/2016 | Sundance
    Ted Cruz has a net non-favorable rating amid Republican voters (Per Gallup) and the addition of Carly Fiorina has only worsened the condition of the Ted Cruz campaign. Per Gallup, Cruz now has a negative net favorability rating among Republicans.
  • Teen arrested for bathroom recording at Huntington Mall (WV)

    04/29/2016 2:11:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WSAZ.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Staff
    BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- A man using the restroom at the Huntington Mall was shocked when he noticed he wasn't getting as much privacy as is typically expected. Barboursville Police Chief Mike Coffey says a young man, only 18-years-old, maneuvered his cellphone under a restroom stall on three separate occasions to video-record the man as he was partially undressed. It was reported at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the criminal complaint, police searched the suspect's cell phone and found video of the victim, along with a video of another man using the bathroom in the mall earlier in the day. The...
  • Dig a Hole for US Coal

    04/19/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America -- and it wasn't even so long ago -- that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions -- e.g., raising the minimum wage -- but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...