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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    11/02/2018 12:31:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    Trump MAGA rally in Huntington, West Virginia at 4:00 PM EDT.
  • Democrats in tough races throw their party under the bus

    11/02/2018 8:44:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/02/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats in tough Senate races around the country are throwing their party under the bus as they seek to pull out victories in red states won just two years ago by President Trump. In Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) has a radio ad declaring she’s “not one of those crazy Democrats.” She’s in a razor-tight race against Josh Hawley, the state’s attorney general. In Montana, Sen. Jon Tester (D), whose race against Republican Matt Rosendale has tightened considerably, told The Hill that Democrats “botched” the debate over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He also criticized Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D)...
  • 2 Trump Rallys Today! Huntington, WV 4pm EDT & Indianapolis, IN @ 7pm EDT

    11/02/2018 7:37:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 56 replies
    RSBN ^ | 11/02/2018
    Seems like old times as our beloved president is starting his "two-a-days" schedule. The Trumpster is truly the hardest working man in Washington. The first Make America Great Again rally will be at Huntington Tri-State Airport, Huntington, WV. The second Make America Great Again rally will be at Southport High School in Indianapolis, IN
  • Hmmm: Virtual Dead Heat In WV Senate Race?

    11/01/2018 1:58:38 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 12 replies ^ | 11/01/2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    Joe Manchin’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh looked like a way to guarantee his re-election in November. To the extent that a Kavanaugh effect exists, Manchin seemed to inoculate himself against it. Most thought that Patrick Morrisey’s (no relation) challenge would run out of steam. Two new polls, however, not only show Morrisey hanging around, but show him gaining on Manchin in the election’s final days. The most recent Metro News poll puts it just a skosh outside the margin of error, with Manchin at only 45%: The latest version of the MetroNews Dominion Post West Virginia Poll shows Manchin...
  • “Pro-Life Democrat” Joe Manchin Caught Posing for Picture With Planned Parenthood Abortion Activists

    11/01/2018 4:42:00 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 16 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Nov 1, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia Senator Joe 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.
  • Emerson Poll: West Virginia Senate Race Tightens as Texas Senate Race Remains Close

    11/01/2018 9:35:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    Emerson College ^ | November 01, 2018 | Emerson Staff
    Three new Emerson battleground polls find two US Senators in vulnerable positions; in Texas, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Inc) is at 50%, Beto O’Rourke (D) 47%, 2% undecided. In West Virginia US Senator Joe Manchin (D-Inc) at 47%, Patrick Morrisey (R) 42%, 8% undecided. Manchin has a slightly more positive image in the state with a 46% favorable/ 43% unfavorable while Morrissey is underwater at 35%/ 52%, however President Trump is popular in WV with a 56% favorable/ 39% unfavorable. In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn (R) 52%, Phil Bredesen (D) 44%, 3% undecided. ETC...
  • Gap has narrowed between Manchin, Morrisey: West Virginia Poll

    11/01/2018 8:08:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | 1 Nov 2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a high-profile debate and a presidential visit still ahead, the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Joe Manchin and challenger Patrick Morrisey is tightening up. The latest version of the MetroNews Dominion Post West Virginia Poll shows Manchin up by 5 percentage points over Morrisey. The poll shows 45 percent of likely voters favoring Manchin, 40 percent favoring Morrisey, 11 percent for Libertarian Rusty Hollen and 5 percent undecided. That’s a smaller gap than the last version of the poll in August, which showed Manchin ahead by 8 points. It’s also closer than some other national polls...
  • Whitey’ Bulger killed at federal prison in West Virginia

    10/30/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by rdiaz1966 · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/20/2018 | Boston Globe
    It was not the first death reported at USP Hazelton. According to the Associated Press, an inmate at the prison was killed in a fight in September, and another inmate was killed in a fight there in April.