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  • Democrat Senator Thinks It’s Time To Jump Ship- Considering Switching Parties

    09/22/2017 2:56:21 PM PDT · by Mafe · 95 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 22, 2017 | Margaret M.
    Being from West Virginia, Rep. Manchin has had to push back against the coastal Democratic machine from time to time, but this round, the Dems may have gone too far and might be losing one of their Representatives to the Republican side. We’ve already seen that the Governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice, was willing to switch to the Republican side of the aisle, making his announcement at a Trump rally. Now, it’s looking like Rep. Joe Manchin might do the same. Democrats have already lost the state, both in terms of their wide support for Trump and the loss...
  • UMWA boss Roberts criticizes Supreme Court for telling judge ‘how to rule’ in RTW case (WV)

    09/21/2017 6:18:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    West Virginia Metro News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — United Mine Workers Union President Cecil Roberts says the West Virginia Supreme Court stepped beyond its authority in its decision on the attempted overturning of the state’s right-to-work law. Y “They basically told her (Kanawha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey) how to rule, which is not what they should have done. They, as they say, ‘got over their skis on this,'” Roberts said. UMWA President Cecil Roberts was a guest Thursday on 580 Live on 580 WCHS Radio in Charleston. Roberts gave his take on the case during an appearance Thursday on the talk show 580-Live on...
  • Goernor Justice, now Republican, tells Republicans he supports Manchin’s Senate bid

    09/20/2017 3:55:56 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, who switched parties to become a Republican in early August, told a crowd of Republican lawmakers this week that he supports Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s re-election to the U.S. Senate. Manchin, a former governor who has served in the U.S. Senate since 2010, is in what most political observers consider to be a hotly-contested election in 2018. Congressman Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are running in the Republican primary. Governor Justice was speaking to Republicans on Monday evening at the state Culture Center. He addressed his desire to pass a multi-million...
  • Governor Justice’s companies accused of fraudulent transfers in federal court case (WV)

    09/16/2017 9:38:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 16, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family are being sued in federal court in Kentucky, accused of fraudulently transferring property to avoid responsibilities in a business deal that was the subject of a related lawsuit a few years ago. The lawsuit wants punitive damages of at least $16.9 million. “This agreement was an unlawful and corrupt agreement by the conspirators to accomplish an unlawful goal of fraudulently transferring or liquidating valuable real estate belonging to Justice Companies, so that plaintiffs could not collect on debts owed to them by Justice companies,” the lawsuit alleges. The...
  • State Supreme Court knocks down injunction over WV right-to-work law

    09/15/2017 6:48:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 15, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Supreme Court has overruled a lower court injunction that blocked West Virginia’s right-to-work law, chastising a circuit judge for the pace of decision-making and for issuing the injunction in the first place. The state’s unions failed to establish the likelihood of success based on the merits of three constitutional claims, wrote Justice Menis Ketchum in the court’s majority opinion. The state AFL-CIO issued a statement noting that the Supreme Court ruling applied specifically to the injunction, saying unions will continue to fight during a broader hearing in circuit court and anticipating an eventual appeal of...
  • Right-to-Work law could be headed for more delays after Supreme Court arguments (WV)

    09/05/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s possible there could be additional delays before a decision is made on the constitutionality of the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act following an hour of oral arguments Tuesday before the state Supreme Court. Justice Margaret Workman questioned the decision by the office of state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to bring the right-to-work law to the Supreme Court before there’s been a full hearing on the merits of the case in circuit court. “I just think you all are taking a shortcut coming up here wanting all of the answers without the lower court having made any...
  • Meet The Conservative Trying To Unseat Joe Manchin And Redden The Senate In 2018

    08/23/2017 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Mafe · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 23, 2017 | Jayme Metzgar
    It’s a remarkable quirk of our federal republic that U.S. policy often hinges on local races. Regional personalities and issues, emerging from places coastal elites have never visited, will play a significant role in next year’s midterm elections—most crucially, the battle for the U.S. Senate. At stake is not just which party controls the upper chamber—the rough number of blues versus reds—but how faithful senators will be to their governing philosophies. As the dust settles from 2018, will Washington be more conservative? More liberal? More functional? Local politics will determine many of these answers. In tiny Harpers Ferry, West Virginia,...
  • Senate: Rating Changes in Five Races

    08/17/2017 3:11:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Cook Political ^ | August 17, 2017
    There are new Senate ratings in five states. Updated bottom lines for these races are below. Our full ratings chart can be found here. 
  • GOP in such disarray that Cook Political Report moved 4 Senate races in GOP direction. Wait, WUT?

    08/17/2017 2:17:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 8/17/17
    As bad as things are for the GOP right now, remember that it’s even worse for Democrats. Case in point, the Cook Political Report just moved 4 2018 Senate races in the GOP’s direction:
  • Take Down the Statues of Robert Byrd

    08/17/2017 12:26:39 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump had it right when, during his press conference on infrastructure he addressed the nonstop questions on Charlottesville, he asked if those obsessed with fears of white nationalism if they would also remove statues and monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, both slaveowners, in addition to the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The alt-left movement, which shares the blame along with arguably racist groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, hate America so much that they want to erase all vestiges of American history and throw them down an Orwellian memory hole to be supplanted...
  • Sen. Joe Manchin eyed to replace Rick Perry as energy secretary: Report

    08/11/2017 3:23:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 109 replies
    White House and Republican officials are looking at Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as a candidate to take the top spot at the Energy Department, as a plan is being looked at moving Secretary Rick Perry to lead the Homeland Security Department.
  • Manchin: 'I Don't Give a (bleep) About Re-election, OK?

    08/08/2017 5:11:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 8, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In no uncertain terms, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he isn't going to toe the party line on every policy issue, just because he's up for re-election. "I don't give a sh*t, you understand? I just don't give a sh*t," he told the Charleston Gazette-Mail Sunday. "Don't care if I get elected, don't care if I get defeated, how about that. If they think because I'm up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for sh*t that I don't like and can't explain, they're all crazy." He continued: "I'm not scared of an election, let's put it that...
  • Liberal Pollster Smears West Virginians As 'Close-Minded,' 'Easily Misled'

    08/04/2017 6:15:11 PM PDT · by dila813 · 24 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | August 4, 2017 5:55 PM EDT | Tom Blumer
    Longtime liberal pollster Stuart Rothenberg apparently had a hard time handling President Donald Trump's visit to West Virginia on Thursday. During that visit, Mountain State Governor Jim Justice officially announced his switch to the Republican Party, thereby consolidating full GOP control over the executive and legislative branches in that state, and bringing the total number of Republican U.S. governors to 35.
  • West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice isn’t the only Democrat Trump won over

    08/04/2017 5:57:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 4, 2017 | Jenna Johnson
    HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — While it is highly unusual for a sitting governor to change political parties while in office — as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (D) announced he would do during a rally with President Trump on Thursday night — the process of crossing over was familiar to many in the crowd that night. Kimberly Barrington, a 46-year-old stay-at-home mother of two from Virginia’s rural Wise County, voted for Democrats for years, including former president Barack Obama ahead of his first term — but as she watched him and the Democratic Party drift away from her values and...
  • West Virginia Rally Just Makes Washington Hate Trump More

    08/04/2017 12:14:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I told you it was gonna be this way, and now we’ve got the evidence. I told you. People came in here today, “Man, wasn’t Trump great? Wasn’t Trump great last night? Did you see that crowd in West Virginia?” I said, “Yeah.” “You don’t think that’s gonna make the people in D.C. stop and take notice?” I said, “Are you kidding me? That’s gonna make them hate him even more.” And I have the evidence to back that up. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday! RUSH: Open Line Friday. Getaway day here...
  • ABC, NBC Ignore WV Governor’s Party Switch

    08/04/2017 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/03/17 | Amber Athey
    West Virginia governor Jim Justice announced Thursday that he is switching his party registration to Republican, but ABC and NBC ignored the major news. Justice’s announcement was teased throughout the day and ultimately came true during a Trump rally in Huntington, West Virginia. “Today, I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, today I tell you as West Virginians, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” Justice said. “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.” Not only is it incredibly rare for a sitting governor to change their party affiliation, but...
  • ABC, NBC Ignore West Virginia’s Governor Ditching Dems for GOP

    08/04/2017 10:23:31 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/03/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Early Thursday morning, President Trump teased a big announcement that would be made at his campaign rally in West Virginia later in the day. Like many things in Washington lately, the announcement leaked early and it was one liberals couldn’t stand: Jim Justice, the governor of the state, was changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. It’s rare for sitting governors to change their party affiliation, but that didn’t matter to ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News who ignored the news altogether. CBS was the only network in the Big Three to give the story any time....
  • In West Virginia, Trump Hails Conservatism and a New G.O.P. Governor (Jim Justice)

    08/03/2017 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JONATHAN MARTIN
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Bragging about keeping his promises on immigration, the economy, the environment and crime, President Trump celebrated on Thursday with a raucous West Virginia crowd as the state’s Democratic governor announced that he will switch to the Republican Party. With Gov. Jim Justice by his side, Mr. Trump hailed stock market records and the growth of coal income in West Virginia. And he delivered a lengthy critique of the federal investigations of his campaign’s ties to Russia, calling the matter “a fake story that is demeaning to all of us.”
  • West Virginia's Democratic governor will flip to Republican party

    08/03/2017 1:02:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2017 | REID WILSON
    West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Jim Justice will announce he is switching parties at a rally with President Trump on Thursday. Justice, a coal magnate and the wealthiest man in the state, first won office last year.
  • [Trump Rally!]See you tonight Huntington, West Virginia!

    08/03/2017 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 96 replies
    Twitter Real Donald Trump ^ | 9:04 AM - 3 Aug 2017 | President Donald J Trump
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