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  • Harassed consumer scores $22.5K from Dish Network

    10/30/2014 9:35:21 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/29/2014 | Richard Morgan
    TV provider, Dish Network has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $22,500 to a West Virginia man after it made 31 calls to his cell phone to pestering him to pay an overdue bill. It turns out the man, Chester Moore, was never a Dish customer and didn’t owe the Charlie Ergen-controlled satellite-TV outfit a dime. Plus, Moore had alerted a Dish representative on two occasions of the screw-up. On both occasions, Dish’s reps assured Moore the calls would stop. But the calls — made by an automatic telephone dialing system — kept coming.
  • Columnist Sets Off Storm Calling Michael Brown 'Animal' Who Had To Be 'Put Down' (Don Surber)

    10/28/2014 9:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tom Kludt
    The frustration from Charleston Daily Mail's editor and publisher Brad McElhinny was clear when TPM reach him by phone on Tuesday afternoon. "I've had better days," he said. His exasperation was understandable. On Saturday, Don Surber, the West Virginia paper's lone editorial columnist, took to his personal blog to offer his thoughts on "police brutality" and the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. "This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of racists riot in Ferguson, Missouri, in support of a gigantic thug who was higher than a kite when he attacked Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren...
  • Obama Immigration Delay Designed To Help Natalie Tennant

    10/22/2014 3:39:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Capito for Senate ^ | September 6, 2014
    CHARLESTON, WV – Natalie Tennant got a little help from her friend President Obama today when the White House announced it would delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections – a move intended to benefit Democratic candidates like Tennant. The Capito for Senate campaign released the following statement in response: “It’s appalling that President Obama would delay his deeply unpopular plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants until after the election as a political trick to help struggling Democrats like Natalie Tennant. (SNIP) Last month Tennant’s campaign chairman was caught on tape saying she agrees with Obama...
  • WV Coal Mine Company Lays Off 130 Workers

    10/22/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    WCHS.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | WCHS.com
    After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers. Coal River Energy spokesman James "Skeets" Loving confirmed the layoffs Tuesday. In August, the company warned that 280 mine workers could be out of jobs. Loving said the company laid off 130 employees on Oct. 11, while keeping 94 workers and finding other work for 56 others. The affected mining areas are located near the border of Boone and Kanawha counties. Some are underground and some are surface mines. The company pointed to poor coal markets and...
  • 4 Yeager Airport Personnel Exposed to Unknown Substance; HazMat Team Responds (West Virgnia)

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

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

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

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

    10/07/2014 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    West Virginia MetroNews ^ | October 7, 2014 | By Chris Lawrence
    The rules put in place by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency have dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Appalachian region. The most recent proposal could be the death knell if they are enacted. More than 500 active and retired coal miners from West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia delivered that message to Washington Tuesday. The protest is the most recent demonstration against the clean power rule which would change the rules for emissions on existing coal fired power plants in the United States. The rally, led by the United Mine Workers Union, called on the...
  • Patient at D.C.'s Howard University Hospital Does Not Have Ebola

    10/04/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    A patient who was evaluated for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., does not have the disease, according to the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient had traveled to Nigeria recently. That person was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and was isolated. The hospital continues to treat the patient for other illnesses. In a White House briefing Friday, Sylvia Burwell, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said of the Howard case, "What you see are people taking precautions." There are no confirmed cases of Ebola...
  • Patient Nigeria admitted to Howard Univ Hospital in DC with possible Ebola symptoms

    10/03/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 84 replies
    NBC4 ^ | 10/03/14 | Mark Segraves
    Patient traveling from Nigeria admitted to Howard Univ Hospital in DC with possible Ebola symptoms. From Howard Univ : "we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient" Howard Univ: a patient ​has been admitted in stable condition, following travel to Nigeria w/ symptoms that could be associated with Ebola.
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    For years, three House Democrats — West Virginia’s Nick Rahall, Georgia’s John Barrow and Minnesota’s Collin Peterson — have been survivors, defying political calculus to win term after term in solidly red Republican districts. They paddled through the 2010 GOP wave. They even overcame the flood of Mitt Romney’s double-digit margins of victory in each district in 2012. But 2014 could be their ultimate survival test. In an era of increasing polarization, Rahall, Peterson and Barrow are the three Democrats running for reelection who represent the most Republican districts in Congress. They’ve managed to hang on to their seats, even...
  • Dozens Arrested, 190 lbs. of Ginseng Seized (Spoiler Alert: NOT A Parody)

    09/27/2014 4:29:58 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 12 replies
    realfarmacy.com ^ | 9/19/14 | n/a
    West Virginia natural resources police say they have made 11 arrests and seized 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested according to the Associated Press. The arrests followed a year-long investigation in southern West Virginia. The defendants violated a ginseng digging law because it was harvested out of season. Ginseng digging season begins September 1st in West Virginia.
  • Chevron first energy giant to meet new sustainable shale standards

    09/19/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday... Chevron’s pledges to recycle drilling fluids, not use open waste pits and to reduce methane leaks address “very big” concerns for many people, said Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Chevron also says it now discloses all of the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process in the region. Woodwell said his group hopes other drilling...
  • Collin Peterson Democrat Nick Rahall staffer poses in Keffiyeh with imitation AK47

    09/16/2014 12:07:57 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Holly Fisher
    In addition to being a Field Organizer for the West Virginia Democratic Party, Collin Peterson is also a staffer for Rep. Nick Rahall, D-West Virginia. No problem with him holding a rifle or what looks like an AK47 imitation airsoft gun. Lot of issue with him appearing to “play terrorist” and post other pro-terrorist imagery:
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Mitch McConnell's wife sits on the board of a group working to kill the coal industry

    08/10/2014 10:56:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 8, 2014 | Chris Moody
    For the pro-coal senator, the "war on coal" begins at home. ... while McConnell presents himself as a defender of Kentucky coal mining, a member of his own family who serves as a key campaign surrogate is taking a role in an organization that funds one of the most aggressive anti-coal campaigns in the country. McConnell’s wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, sits on the board of directors of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has plunged $50 million into the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal initiative, an advocacy effort with the expressed goal of killing the coal industry. In 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies...
  • Natalie Tennant's Pro-Obama Past Comes To Haunt Her In West Virginia Race

    08/09/2014 4:46:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats from red states are feeling the heat. Their constituents don’t like Obama, or his polices, and they have to somehow convince them that they’ll be somewhat independent when it comes to fighting for their interests. Natalie Tennant, the Democratic candidate in West Virginia’s Senate race, is trying to disseminate that message of independene with this ad rebuking Obama’s energy policy. It was released at the end of July. She says that she’ll protect coal jobs in West Virginia and “stand up to leaders of both parties who threaten our way of life.” She then proceeds to turn off...
  • Upset Voter Confronts Obama Supporting Democrat Rep. (Article and Video from WV re EPA and coal)

    Coming into the midterm elections, Democrats across the country are attempting to distance themselves from President Obama and his many failed policies, and who could blame them? With historically low approval numbers and the majority of Americans thinking our nation is worse off than when he took office, supporting him now would be the kiss of death in certain states where his agenda has had the worst effects. West Virginia is one of them. A video posted to YouTube Monday shows a concerned West Virginia voter questioning Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant on her support for Obama, specifically his anti-coal...
  • Marcellus Region’s natural gas production reaches record high

    08/05/2014 8:44:47 PM PDT · by shove_it · 3 replies
    FuelFix/ ^ | 5 Aug 2014 | Robert Grattan
    HOUSTON — Natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day in July, the most productive period ever recorded there, according to a government analysis. The Marcellus Region, located largely in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, now accounts for almost 40 percent of U.S. shale gas production. The field’s rapid growth has had a major effect on the surrounding markets for gas and isn’t expected to ebb soon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The Marcellus Region’s natural gas productivity has surged since 2010, when production totaled 2 billion cubic feet per day. New wells...
  • Marcellus Region production continues growth

    08/05/2014 5:04:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | 8/5/2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) through July, the first time ever recorded, according to EIA's latest Drilling Productivity Report. The Marcellus Region, mostly located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is the largest producing shale gas basin in the United States, accounting for almost 40% of U.S. shale gas production. Marcellus Region production has increased dramatically over the past four years, increasing from 2 Bcf/d in 2010 to its current level. The rig count in the Marcellus Region has remained steady at around 100 rigs over the past 10 months. Given...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Health Dept Tells Church Trying To Feed The Needy: Not So Fast

    08/01/2014 9:13:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:37 PM 07/31/2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    A Methodist church in West Virginia was stymied in its efforts to help the needy last week when the county health department told them their plan violated state health codes. The parishioners at First United Methodist Church had decided to install a large refrigerator outside their building that those in need could access at any time. Anticipating concerns about food safety, they planned to stock it with only prepackaged food, and built a cage around it to prevent small children from climbing inside. “We just wanted a way for more people to have access to food, along with some privacy...
  • Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    07/31/2014 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | Douglas Fritz
    The main branch of the Raleigh County Public Library has surveillance video of a person vandalizing the flagpole and cutting down the American flag. The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library and made sure that no one was inside at the time. The person then cut the rope in three places and watched as the flag hit the ground, before the person walked away.
  • “Pro-Life” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Votes to Overturn Ruling Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/18/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has some explaining to do. Although the senator has proclaimed to be pro-life, his recent support of a Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, suggests otherwise. This failed legislation would have reversed a decision that protects the Christian company’s religious freedom and avoid providing employees abortion-inducing drugs. Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com joemanchin2Manchin explained his support for the bill as such: “Today, I voted in support of overturning the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that ruled for-profit companies can opt...
  • WV: Public Comment Period Open for "Dangerous Wild Animal" List

    07/17/2014 12:04:12 PM PDT · by gieriscm · 36 replies
    WV Secretary of State / USARK ^ | 7/2/14 | WV Secretary of State
    In lieu of a public hearing, a comment period has been established during which any interested person may send comments concerning these proposed rules. This comment period will end on August 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Only written comments will be accepted and are to be mailed to the following address: WV Department of Agriculture 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305
  • Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

    07/14/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator. They will choose between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The GOP has targeted West Virginia as one of six Senate seats it needs to win to gain control of the Senate. The others include: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In this increasingly Red State, Tennant brought out a firebrand liberal, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Capito shot back with...
  • Nick Rahall Opponent Airs Positive TV Campaign (West Virginia)

    06/22/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 20, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    State Sen. Evan Jenkins, a Republican, debuted a new positive television advertisement Friday that emphasizes the coal industry in his bid to unseat Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va., in the 3rd District. “If Barack Obama had his way, none of this would exist,” Jenkins said in front of a mining operation. “Coal would be out of business, and so would West Virginia.” The ad makes no mention of the incumbent. The rest of the spot plays up Mountain State imagery and industry.
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Brad Paisley Performs in Afghanistan with President Obama

    05/26/2014 8:39:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    radio.com ^ | 5/26/14
    Brad Paisley didn’t just spend his Memorial Day weekend cooking hot dogs at a neighborhood barbecue. The country superstar instead traveled halfway around the world to perform for U.S. troops. And he made the journey on Air Force One accompanying President Obama and some of his advisers.
  • W.Va. Governor Promises to Veto Another "Fetal Pain" Bill

    05/22/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wsaz ^ | wsaz
    "As I stated on March 28, the language contained in House Bill 4588 is unconstitutional. I encourage legislators not to call themselves into a special session to revisit the same issue. Should members of the Legislature take the same action again, I will again veto the bill. As I also said on March 28, I am proud of my pro-life record, and I would be happy to work with members of the Legislature during the 2015 regular session to pass a bill that is constitutional." Friday Marks 2 Years Since Murder of Charleston Man More From Our Partners
  • Senator Rockefeller Implies Racism Plays Role in Obamacare Opposition

    05/22/2014 4:00:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    WSAZ ^ | May 22, 2014 | Andrew Colegrove
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Senator Jay Rockefeller implied race is part of the reason many oppose President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.As he chaired a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday, Rockefeller suggested opposition feels Obama is “of the wrong color.”“It's not something you're meant to talk about in public, but it's something I'm talking about in public because that is very true," Rockefeller said.Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin said it was offensive Rockefeller would play the race card."That you would say that opposition to Obamacare necessarily must stream from some inherent racism? Very offensive,” Johnson said at the...
  • Senate Dems to Obama: Reconsider coal rules

    05/21/2014 5:11:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A collection of seven Senate Democrats are pressuring President Obama to scale-back the proposed carbon limits on new coal-fired power plants. In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, the senators asserted that the technology the rule is based on is not commercially viable. ADVERTISEMENT "We are committed to improving air quality; however, the emissions standards in the proposed rule are not based on technology that has been adequately demonstrated on a commercial scale," the letter, spearheaded by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.) states. Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Mark Warner (Va.), all vulnerable Democrats...
  • West Virginia doctor claims patients on VA waiting list committed suicide

    05/19/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2014
    A West Virginia doctor is coming forward with new allegations against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming that she too was told to put patients seeking treatment off for months on end—and that at least two of them committed suicide. The claims add to the mounting controversy surrounding the VA, and allegations in several states that workers were concealing information about the long wait times veterans encountered. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testified last week before Congress on the scandal, but so far has resisted calls for his resignation. Dr. Margaret Moxness, who says she was employed at the Huntington VA...
  • Obama's War on Coal, on the ground in W.Va.

    05/19/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 18 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/17/14 | Lexington
    Alas for Ms Tennant, nothing can hide her big problem with coal: it divides Democrats. The party’s green supporters hate this dirtiest of fuels. Many would like to see it taxed or regulated so fiercely that it stays in the ground. New federal carbon curbs are expected next January, making it uneconomic to build coal-fired power stations. Blue-collar Democrats in coal states are aghast. As a union official in Farmington said: “Coal built the middle class here.” Plenty of big-city or college-campus Democrats don’t care.
  • 17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia

    05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    ijreview ^ | 5/15/14 | Justen Charters
    Saira Blair, who just unseated an incumbent West Virginia state legislator, isn’t thinking about her plans for the summer. She’s thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne Diehl come November. Because if Saira wins, it will make her the youngest legislator in West Virginia’s history- she’s just 17 years old.
  • Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

    05/16/2014 3:38:59 AM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST | Teresa Platt
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia by Teresa Platt Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST CHARLESTON, WV, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Running on an explicitly pro-life and pro-family platform, Saira Blair a 17-year-old high school student beat out two-time incumbent Larry Kump to represent the Republicans in the November race for the state House of Delegates. Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia....
  • Cruz in control as his Tea Party candidates win primaries in Nebraska and position him as November

    05/14/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:09 EST, 14 May 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz claimed his first victory in the battle to control the Republican Party on Tuesday night when his two candidates in Nebraska won their primary elections.Cruz endorsed gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts and Senate candidate Ben Sasse won their respective primary races, positioning Cruz as kingmaker in November.'Ben Sasse’s decisive victory in Nebraska tonight is a clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to Make DC Listen. They’re rising up to take our country back,' Cruz posted to his Facebook. Ted Cruz, left, campaigns in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, May 9, for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete...
  • Tea Party Roars Back, All Eyes Now Turn to Mississippi

    05/14/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 14, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Tea Party, left for dead by the mainstream media only a week ago, roared back to life on Tuesday with two big Republican primary victories in Nebraska and West Virginia. All eyes now turn to Mississippi's June 3 Republican U.S. Senate primary between establishment incumbent Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel as the next big test of the Tea Party's ability to win elections. In Nebraska, the Republican U.S. Senate primary race that many thought had tightened into a three way race turned into a romp for Tea Party-backed Ben Sasse, who easily won with...
  • THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT STRIKES BACK

    05/13/2014 10:55:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2014 | by DAVID BOSSIE
    With decisive primary victories by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in Nebraska and U.S. House candidate Alex Mooney in West Virginia, the establishment’s dream of electing more status quo-supporting candidates has been stopped after just one week. Sasse and Mooney, both fine conservative candidates, ran smart races and closed strong. When Thom Tillis won the U.S. Senate primary in North Carolina last week (which took millions in establishment funds to make happen), D.C. elites, along with the mainstream media, were giddy as they wrote a seemingly never-ending stream of conservative candidate obituaries. I was entertained by the tone of the...
  • Tea Party’s Alex Mooney Wins West Virginia GOP House Primary

    05/13/2014 8:08:37 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Shushannah Walshe
    Former Maryland GOP Chairman Alex Mooney has won the Republican primary for West Virginia’s second congressional district, according to the Associated Press, beating pharmacist Ken Reed and former U.S. International Trade Commissioner and state legislator Charlotte Lane.With 74.9 percent of precincts reporting, Mooney had 35 percent of the vote to Reed’s 22 percent, and Lane was running third with 18.4 percent.Those were the three leading candidates, but it was a seven-way brawl to replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito who is leaving her House seat to run for the Senate. This is a clear victory for the tea party as Mooney...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Midwest)

    05/09/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 55 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MIDWEST (NORTHEAST and SOUTH is in a separate thread and West coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. West Virginia: ALEX MOONEY, WEST VIRGINIA-2, May 13th .... Open...
  • Joe Manchin ponders gubernatorial run

    05/08/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he’s keeping “all options open” on whether to seek the governor’s office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock. Manchin, a Democrat, said his time as governor was the most productive period in his life but he hasn’t felt the same way since his election to the Senate in 2010 to finish the term of the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Manchin, who served as West Virginia governor for six years, was elected to a full term in 2012.
  • Roll Call says Rahall’s seat is ‘vulnerable’(Dem Cong West Virginia)

    05/07/2014 9:45:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 06, 2014 at 12:23PM | Shauna Johnson
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  • Super PAC Attack Ad Boomerangs on WV Dem (Video in the link)

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    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    George Soros / AP NBC: Soros a ‘Silver Sponsor’ of ICG Dinner Honoring Hillary Clinton us imperialism Against the Obama Administration’s Imperialist Meddling in Nigeria Chevron sign D.C. Lobbying Firm to Pay Chevron $15M Super PAC Attack Ad Boomerangs on WV Dem Follow @FreeBeacon BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff May 7, 2014 7:38 pm The anti-coal House Majority PAC is out with a new ad hitting West Virginia GOP Congressional candidate Evan Jenkins for receiving donations from Massey Energy executives. Jenkins is locked in a fierce contest with 19 term incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W. Va.). Rahall is reportedly...
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    05/06/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
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  • House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria

    04/06/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
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