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  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • In the heart of Trump country

    10/05/2016 10:52:06 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 3 replies
    The New Yorker | Oct. 10 issue | Larissa MacFarquhar
    Link only, we are not allowed to post The New Yorker stuff here... Very interesting article about Logan County West Virginia voters
  • WVU rifle opens 2016-17 season against Ohio State

    10/05/2016 7:45:45 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 8 replies
    MetroNews The Voice of West Virginia ^ | September 30, 2016 | Chris Lawrence
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University rifle team will begin its quest for a fifth straight NCAA championship this weekend. West Virginia will open the 2016-17 season Sunday against Ohio State in Morgantown. Coach Jon Hammond hopes it will be one fans will turn out to see. The match will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday inside the rifle range with small bore competition. The air rifle portion will be moved to the indoor track at 1 p.m. and will feature accommodations for spectators to watch the event. It’s the second year WVU has hosted a match in an...
  • Morrisey (WV AG) goes after Mylan; opponent calls it political opportunism

    09/20/2016 4:25:52 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | 09/20/2016 | Shauna Johnson
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The highly anticipated trip to Capitol Hill for Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, a Marion County native and daughter of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) who has been under fire for rapid hikes in EpiPen prices, comes this week. Bresch, who lead Mylan’s lobbying efforts to expand the usage of EpiPens which can reverse potentially fatal allergic reactions, was scheduled to testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday. Prices of EpiPens have climbed by more than 400 percent since 2007 to upwards of $600 for a two-pack. On Tuesday, the...
  • Why Coal Will Matter in the Fall Election

    09/15/2016 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Terry Jarrett
    Just when Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment set a new low for insensitivity, we saw another real zinger this week from former Clinton White House staffer William Galston. In a smug Wall Street Journal op-ed, Galston deemed the “war on coal” a claim perpetuated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reinforce the coal community’s perceived “victimhood.” Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, a few things have happened: + In 2008, President Obama promised, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” + The president’s subsequent MATS rule shut down at least 33 GW...
  • West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun

    09/13/2016 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | Radley Balko
    We’ve tracked countless cases here where cops were able to keep their jobs after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong house, killing people and then lying about it . . . the list goes on. Give the Weirton, W.Va., police chief some credit. He’s come up with a new spin on the the same problem. He just fired a cop for not killing someone.
  • Now they are after West Virginia as new refugee office planned for state capitol

    09/13/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    West Virginia has been near the bottom of the list of resettlement states for the last 9 years that I’ve followed the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but all that could change. Resettlement contractors are running out of housing and frankly ‘welcome’ where they have overloaded cities like Lancaster, PA (do you want WV schools to have to cope with this!) and Buffalo, NY so they are casting about looking for fresh territory (populated with lots of naive do-gooders!). A couple of years ago the folks in Wyoming were able to hold off a program there. Montana couldn’t quite...
  • Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines Shuttered

    09/05/2016 12:49:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry. A 2015 study found the coal industry lost 50,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during Obama’s first term. During Obama’s second term, the industry employment in coal mining has fallen by another 33,300 jobs, 10,900 of which occurred in the last year alone, according to federal data. Currently, coal mining employs 69,460 Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of...
  • Manchin’s Daughter Raked in $19 Million While Spiking Price Of EpiPen

    08/25/2016 10:22:49 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25 August 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, who has come under fire for her company’s widely-slammed decision to raise the cost of the EpiPen by 461 Percent since 2007, raised her salary by a whopping 671 percent during her tenure at the pharmaceutical giant. Bresch’s annual income jumped from $2,453,456 in 2007 to $18,931,068 in 2015, coinciding with the astounding price increase on the life-saving emergency allergy shot, The Chicago Tribune reports. In addition to her astoundingly high salary, Bresch reportedly took advantage of a number of unprecedented perks, including personal use of the company’s aircraft....
  • The Passing of Senator Byrd (FLASHBACK)

    08/25/2016 2:56:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    U.S. State Department of State ^ | June 28, 2010 | Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State
    Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd.Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility. And I will remember him for many things, but most of all for a heartfelt comment he made to me in the dark days following the attack on our country on 9/11. My state of New York was reeling and we were scrambling to provide support and relief. “Think of me as the third senator from New York,” he said. And he meant it. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Byrd, who chaired the Appropriations...
  • Democrat Senator's Daughter Is CEO of Mylan, the Clinton Foundation Supporter

    08/25/2016 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | August 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard about the controversy over the cost of the EpiPen? I bet there's something you don't know about this. Hillary Clinton is out raising hell over the price, the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens. These are things, you shoot epinephrine into somebody that needs to a jolt, peanut allergy or some such thing, this causes an immediate fix for it. The price for these devices has skyrocketed 400% recently, and yet ABC and CBS, in talking about this, have failed to identify the pharmaceutical company involved. And there's a reason why. And NBC as well. ABC,...
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • Sen. Manchin Mum on EpiPen Hikes by Daughter's Drug Company

    As a pharmaceutical company run by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's daughter faces scrutiny for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens, Manchin is remaining mum. The Democratic West Virginia senator's daughter, Heather Bresch, is CEO of Mylan, which manufactures EpiPens.
  • Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug

    Washington (CNN)The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called for action and another Democratic senator's daughter is CEO of the company responsible for the price hike. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democrat whose daughter relies on EpiPen, urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate the price increase of the medication, calling it "unjustified." Meanwhile, the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democrat of West Virginia, has a very different personal connection. His daughter...
  • University To Students: You’re a Criminal If You Don’t Use Transgender Approved Language

    08/24/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don’t agree to use the pronouns — including ‘he’ or ‘she,’ ‘zir’ or ‘hir’ etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender. That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he “identifies” his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a “she,” or else be treated as a law-breaker.
  • West Virginia University: Calling Someone The ‘Wrong’ Prounoun Is A Title IX Violation

    08/22/2016 11:24:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Referring to someone by the “wrong” gender pronoun is a violation of federal anti-discrimination law, according to West Virginia University’s Title IX office. Title IX, which was signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Among other things, Title IX forced college athletics programs to treat men’s and women’s programs the same, leading to a vast expansion in female NCAA athletics.
  • Trump Rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia August 20, 2016

    08/18/2016 11:07:47 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 8 replies ^ | August 18, 2016
    Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Saturday, August 20. Tickets were available at this link:
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • Joe Manchin: Second Amendment Needs More Regulation

    08/14/2016 10:36:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 8/11/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to the Cumberland Times-News, Manchin told town hall attendees that “gun control should be governed by common sense.” He then criticized constitutional carry, suggesting that more criminals will carry, now that the law does not require a permit. Manchin said, “Before, we always knew who we were chasing — the bad guy — but we knew most of the people didn’t have a gun concealed, and if they did, they were responsible. We don’t know that anymore. So I’m for responsible gun control.”
  • Kanawha Circuit Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Right To Work

    08/11/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | August 10, 2016 | Matt Maccaro
    Link only due to uncertainty of copyright rules with WV Metro News.
  • After law, West Virginia reports 4 abortions after 20 weeks

    08/10/2016 7:48:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | wowk
    <p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After lawmakers banned abortions 20 weeks or later after conception, West Virginia officials say four abortions in that timeframe last year occurred to save the mother or because the fetus wasn't viable.</p> <p>A Department of Health and Human Resources report Monday details 864 abortions from May 26, 2015, through December 2015.</p>
  • Mooney's office encourages participants to bring guns to Thursday town hall

    08/04/2016 10:52:48 AM PDT · by Roccus · 7 replies
    wchs & wvah TV facebook ^ | 8/4/16 | Kyle Gibson
    Residents of West Virginia's Second Congressional District attending a Thursday town hall are being encouraged by a congressman's office to bring along their firearms.
  • Hillary Clinton 'should be tried for treason… hung,' West Virginia lawmaker says

    08/01/2016 11:13:11 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 65 replies
    WHIO ^ | 10:20 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 | By Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    CHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker is under fire after he tweeted on Friday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should be "hung on the Mall in Washington, D.C." >> Read more trending stories West Virginia delegate Michael Folk, R-Berkeley, wrote in a tweet to Clinton: "You should be tried for treason, murder and crimes against the U.S. Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, D.C." Folk's Twitter account has since been made private. "To think that a person in a leadership position in our state can say these types of things is baffling and should not...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.