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US: West Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • Senate 'Democrat' hopeful Trump's offer 'will allow us to immediately reopen gov'.......

    01/19/2019 10:52:21 PM PST · by caww · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/19/2109 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    At least one Senate Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat seems to be taking President Trump's offer on immigration reform as a sign an end to the partial government shutdown may be near.....said Saturday he's looking forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I'm hopeful the President's statement tonight will allow us to immediately reopen gov, put WVians back to work & start negotiating long-term immigration reform. I look forward to working w/my GOP & Dem colleagues to make this happen so that we can end this shameful shutdown. — Senator Joe Manchin...
  • West Virginia Republicans unveil plan to give $10M for Trump's wall

    01/15/2019 5:54:09 PM PST · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/2019 | Justin Wise
    Three Republican lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates are proposing that the state put $10 million toward President Trump's long-sought border wall. Dels. Caleb Hanna, Patrick Martin and Carl Martin announced the proposal on Tuesday, saying that $10 million from the state's nearly $200 million surplus could assist Trump's efforts to construct a wall along the southern border. “West Virginians support our President and the wall,” Martin said in the news release. “They’re sick of seeing Washington politicians sit on their hands while drugs and criminals pour over our border. It’s time for the states to stand up...
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • Federal judge: Justice company continues to flout court order [WV]

    01/03/2019 9:45:45 AM PST · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | January 3, 2019 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge says a company owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family continues to flout court directives even though it is already in contempt. Judge Irene Berger U.S. District Judge Irene Berger has ordered Justice Energy to provide greater financial information by Jan. 25 and to make its employees available for depositions by Feb. 15. The order was filed Wednesday and applies to a $1.23 million contempt order for Justice Energy. The filing was first reported by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Berger attached a pointed footnote to the order. “The Defendant’s decision to simply ignore Court...
  • The 10 Whitest States in America

    12/30/2018 1:07:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 27, 2018 | Nick Johnson
    Where do the most white people live in America? We looked at the last 10 years of demographic data to find out the answer.
  • Drug firm poured 3M opioids into WV town in just 10 months, report says

    12/20/2018 12:47:45 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Charleston Gazette Mail ^ | 12-19/2019 | Eric Eyre
    In just 10 months, the sixth-largest company in America shipped more than 3 million prescription opioids — nearly 10,000 pills a day on average — to a single pharmacy in a Southern West Virginia town with only 400 residents, according to a congressional report released Wednesday. McKesson Corp. supplied “massive quantities” of the painkiller hydrocodone to the now-shuttered Sav-Rite Pharmacy in Kermit, even after an employee at the company’s Ohio drug warehouse flagged the suspect pill orders in 2007, the report found. That year, McKesson — ranked 6th in the Fortune 500 — reviewed its customers, including Sav-Rite, and reported...
  • 'You freak me out': Assistant principal allegedly harassed trans student

    12/18/2018 1:02:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    MSN/ NBC ^ | December 18, 2018
    A West Virginia high school’s assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, “you freak me out,” the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU’s West Virginia chapter said it has asked the Harrison County schools superintendent to take action against Assistant Principal Lee Livengood at Liberty High School in Clarksburg. An ACLU statement said the chapter also is seeking best-practice policies and training in the school system for dealing with transgender students and issues. Fifteen-year-old student Michael Critchfield said Monday night in an interview he was traumatized by the...
  • First 2020 Democratic Candidate Just Came Out of the Woodworks – And No, We're Not Talking Hillary

    11/12/2018 5:40:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Former West Virginia state senator and retired U.S. Army major Richard Ojeda has made things official. He plans to run for president as a Democrat in 2020, despite a highly-anticipated, overly-packed Democratic field of contenders. Ojeda made the decision after losing his congressional bid in WV-03 last Tuesday, The Intercept reported. Ojeda's plan is simple: to go back to the Democratic Party's roots. He believes the Democrats can win over working people if they paint President Donald Trump out to be a populist fraud and paint a stark contract to Trump's inability to "drain the swamp.""I have been a Democrat ever since...
  • Eric C. Conn clients win reprieve in record-breaking Social Security scam

    11/12/2018 4:13:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Social Security beneficiaries snared in the largest disability scam in U.S. history won a reprieve last week when the government said it will put off decisions on revoking their benefits until the new year. The reversal by the Social Security Administration comes after the federal government finally took possession of and named receivers for thousands of case files from Eric C. Conn, the lawyer who orchestrated the disability-fraud ring. The files, which had been sitting in Conn’s law office for years, contain evidence that might help the beneficiaries prove they were entitled to benefits the government is now trying to...
  • Richard Ojeda to Run for President in 2020

    11/12/2018 8:46:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 44 replies
    MSN & Newsweek ^ | 1/12/2018 | Ewan Palmer
    Richard Ojeda, the firebrand state senator and ex-U.S. Army officer, is set to announce his intention to run for president in 2020 less than a week after losing his bid for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. Ojeda, who rose to prominence earlier this year for his role in the state’s teachers' strike after voicing support for an increase in wages, is expected to formally announce his intention to run at 12 p.m. E.T. having already signed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a campaign “Ojeda for President,” reports Roll Call.
  • State Senator Richard Ojeda Plans to Run for President in 2020 (WVA)

    11/12/2018 8:02:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    WOWK TV ^ | November 11, 2018
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A close source to WV Democratic State Senator Richard Ojeda says he will announce a bid to run for President in 2020. According to the source, Ojeda will announce it Monday on his Facebook page at 12 p.m. from the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C.
  • In the Midterms, West Virginia votes to declare state constitution has no ‘right to abortion’

    11/07/2018 11:04:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/07/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Pro-lifers won a major victory in West Virginia Tuesday, as voters approved a ballot initiative clarifying that the state constitution contains no “right” to abortion. With 97% of precincts reporting in, Amendment 1 passed by a margin of 17,184 votes, West Virginia Metro News reports. It amends the West Virginia Constitution to include a line stating, “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” The measure is meant to counteract a 1993 ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that has long forced Medicaid to fund abortions as a...
  • West Virginia Approves Pro-Life Amendment Saying There is No Right to Abortion

    11/06/2018 8:12:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia is one of 17 states that forces its taxpayers to pay for elective abortions. But that could change now that state voters approved Amendment 1 saying there is no right to abortion. West Virginians tonight approved a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that their state does not recognize abortion as a “right.” The Amendment One ballot measure passed the state legislature in March, and West Virginians just voted for it on their state ballot. Now that it has passed, the following language will be added to the state constitution: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a...
  • Fake Pro-Life Democrat Joe Manchin Wins Re-Election Bid Against Pro-Life Candidate Pat Morrisey

    11/06/2018 6:58:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Fake pro-life Democrat Joe Manchin has won his bid for re-election in West Virginia against Pro-Life candidate Pat Morrissey. Manchin insists he’s a pro-life Democrat. But when is a pro-life Democrat not really a pro-life Democrat? When it’s Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia — who was caught posing for a picture with a group of Planned Parenthood abortion activists. Last year, Manchin was caught holding a sign stating “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” along with an abortion activist. Senator Manchin has voted at odds with his purported pro-life views. He recently voted against a measure that would overturn President...
  • Almost Heaven? RCP Moves West Virginia To Toss-Up On Election Eve

    11/06/2018 8:40:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 Nov 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    If Joe Manchin loses in West Virginia, that will be one mountain-mama of a story. RealClearPolitics now assesses the race as a toss-up, moving it out of the Leans Democrat yesterday as part of its Election Eve final calls. That would be perhaps the most stunning upset of the night, not because of West Virginia’s voting character but because of Manchin’s storied record as a political survivor: Democratic incumbent senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is in the fight of his political life, as his race against Republican Patrick Morrisey was changed to “toss up” on the eve of the...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • Manchin: ‘Anybody’ Could Have Requested a ‘Governor’s Helicopter’ With Opioid Settlement Money

    11/04/2018 8:49:49 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    MARMET, W.Va.—Sen. Joe Manchin said "it could have been anybody" who requested a personal $3 million "Governor's Helicopter" for him with opioid settlement funding while he was governor of West Virginia. Manchin deflected questions about the issue, revealed by the Washington Free Beacon, and even suggested the Free Beacon may have written a memo that was sent by his chief counsel. The Democratic incumbent also told this Free Beacon reporter, "Honey, you can't believe everything you read." The request to use part of a multimillion dollar settlement from Purdue Pharma for its misleading claims about the addictiveness of OxyContin on...
  • Potent storm to strike states with key races in 2018 Midterm Elections

    11/02/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    accuweather.co ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    Voter turnout for Tuesday’s midterm elections may be affected as a potent storm unleashes rain, strong winds and potentially violent thunderstorms from the midwestern to southern United States. According to research, weather influences some voters' response when making a decision to head to the polls. "Weather was found to be, on average, nearly 20 percent of the change in voter turnout based on our analysis," according to AccuWeather Data Scientist and Meteorologist Tim Loftus. "Democrats are more weather sensitive, when compared to Republicans, and among the most weather-sensitive were African-Americans, those 65 and older and 18- to 24-year-olds," he said....
  • Trump says he’s not worried about Republicans losing the House

    11/02/2018 6:21:25 PM PDT · by TBP · 59 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 2, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Friday raised the specter that Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections — but didn’t seem too worried about the prospect. “It could happen. Could happen,” Trump said at a MAGA rally for GOP candidates in West Virginia. “And you know what you do? My whole life, you know what I say? ‘Don’t worry about it, I’ll just figure it out.’ Does that make sense? I’ll figure it out,” he added, apparently the first time he publicly broached the possibility of the loss of the House at a rally. The GOP...
  • LIVE THREAD - TRUMP MAGA RALLY (Huntington, WVA) 4:00 PM EDT

    11/02/2018 12:31:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    Trump MAGA rally in Huntington, West Virginia at 4:00 PM EDT. https://youtu.be/nXwh9YND0mw