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  • All 4 West Virginia Supreme Court justices impeached

    08/14/2018 1:30:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14,2018 | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    NBC News reported the state lawmakers voted to impeach all four justices over spending issues and abuse of authority. The state lawmakers first voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on eight articles after he spent $363,000 in renovations to his office, according to the network. He was reportedly found to have lied to the House Finance Committee about having a $42,000 antique desk and computers, owned by the state, transferred to his home and using state vehicles for his personal use. Justice Robin Davis was impeached after using $500,000 for office renovations, the network added. State lawmakers initially overlooked Chief...
  • West Virginia House Votes to Impeach Walker, Loughry, Davis & Workman

    08/14/2018 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    WOWK ^ | 08/14/18
    UPDATE (11:50 PM 8/13/18): The West Virginia House of Delegates has impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court justices. The Republican-led House on Monday night impeached Justice Beth Walker and the other justices for abusing their authority. The article says they failed to control office expenses and not maintaining policies over important matters such as working lunches, the use of state vehicles and office computers at home. Walker was the last of the four justices to be impeached. She had avoided impeachment earlier when the House voted not to pass an article against her for $131,000 in renovations she...
  • The Latest: West Virginia justice impeached on more charges

    08/13/2018 4:52:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 08/13/18 | AP Staff
    <p>7:30 p.m.</p> <p>An indicted West Virginia Supreme Court justice has been impeached on four more charges, bringing the number of charges to six that he could face at trial in the state Senate.</p> <p>The House of Delegates on Monday night impeached Justice Allen Loughry on a charge of lying to the House Finance Committee about his involvement in lavish office renovations.</p>
  • West Virginia lawmakers move to impeach entire [WV State] Supreme Court

    08/11/2018 6:10:46 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    Fox news ^ | 8/10/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    West Virginia’s House Judiciary Committee moved to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court this week
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • Joe Manchin Backs Funding Trump’s Border Wall in Fall Spending Bill

    08/08/2018 4:55:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/8/18 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) office told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that he supports funding $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in the fall spending bill. “Senator Manchin supports President Trump’s $5 billion border wall funding. Senator Manchin has already voted for over $40 billion in border security, to fund the wall and secure our borders,” Jonathan Kott, Sen. Manchin’s communications director, told Breitbart News. Sen. Manchin’s office told Breitbart News that the West Virginia Democrat also voted for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) $1.6 billion appropriations bill, which would fund over 65...
  • Joe Manchin Backs Funding Trump’s Border Wall in Fall Spending Bill

    08/08/2018 4:58:45 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 - 8 - 18 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) office told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that he supports funding $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in the fall spending bill... Sen. Manchin has become the second red-state Democrat to support funding President Trump’s border wall in the September spending bill, following on Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
  • West Virginia Supreme Court Faces Impeachment Threat

    08/08/2018 1:50:54 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 7, 2018 | Jacob Gershman
    West Virginia lawmakers voted to recommend the impeachment of all four sitting members of the state’s highest court on charges of abusing tax dollars for personal use. The move Tuesday against the justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which observers called unprecedented for a state’s high court in the modern era, came after a weekslong legislative probe into spending practices that lawmakers said ran amok. The Republican-led judiciary committee of the state House of Delegates accused each of the justices of violating their oaths by making “unnecessary and lavish” expenditures, including a combined $1.5 million to design...
  • 14 Articles of Impeachment Introduced Against 4 Remaining WV Supreme Court Justices

    08/07/2018 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 36 replies
    WTRF.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | Staff
    The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee has introduced 14 articles of impeachment against all four remaining Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Most of the impeachment articles deal with the massive and unchecked spending of nearly $4,000,000 on building renovations and lavish office furnishings such as a $32,000 blue suede couch in the office of suspended Justice Allen Loughry.
  • Killing coal by private means

    08/06/2018 10:38:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/6/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Coal has become the enemy of city-dwelling, affluent believers in global warming. Yet it continues to be cheap and available for many countries, especially China and India, that want to expand their power grids to raise their standards of living to a level approaching that of the warmists who insist that doom awaits if atmospheric CO2 levels rise. So how can the poorer countries in the world, whose governments insist on improving their citizens' lives with electricity now and worries about hypothetical assertions based solely on computer models later, be forced to comply with the elites' desires? The warmists have...
  • Work halted on Mountain Valley Pipeline (WV)

    08/05/2018 1:49:30 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | August 4, 2018 | MetroNews Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC — Work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline has come to a halt after a Friday order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The agency issued the stop work order a week after the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pulled a permit needed for construction in the National Forest. The 300 miles pipeline is under construction to carry natural gas from Wetzel County, West Virginia to Pittsylvania County, Virginia. FERC ordered a halt to all work with the exception of what it considered measures necessary to land management and stabilization of the right of way and work areas....
  • President Trump in Pa. Thursday as manhunt continues for man who threatened him

    08/02/2018 4:27:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 2, 2018
    President Donald Trump will be in Pennsylvania for a rally Thursday as police intensify their search for a Schuylkill County man who threatened to kill him. Police said Shawn Christy, who has been on the run since June, posted on Facebook that he was going to shoot Trump in the head. Investigators are continuing efforts to locate Christy, searching woods near Wilkes-Barre, where Trump will hold a campaign-style rally Thursday night.
  • FBI offering reward for Pennsylvania man who threatened Trump

    08/02/2018 4:46:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for a Pennsylvania man who threatened to kill President Trump. Police have been searching for the suspect, Shawn Christy, 26, since June, when he posted on Facebook that he would shoot the president in the head, local outlet WPXI reported. Trump is in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for a rally on Thursday eventing, and police are reportedly searching for Christy nearby. Police in West Virginia said on Thursday that they found a vehicle that they believe Christy stole in the state, NBC Philadelphia reported. The FBI also believes that Christy has stolen several handguns, according...
  • Federal ruling affects Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through national forest

    07/27/2018 6:53:37 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 27, 2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal appeals judges ruled two key federal approvals don’t provide adequate protection on the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through the Jefferson National Forest, which includes Monroe County. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups had challenged approvals by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management over a 3.6-mile segment of the pipeline’s route through the national forest. The Mountain Valley Pipeline gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in mid-October. The $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline would extend 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline over 303 miles to transport West Virginia natural gas into...
  • WV officials deny Blakenship a spot on ballot

    07/26/2018 7:37:11 PM PDT · by Nifster · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/26/2018 | James Arkin
    West Virginia’s secretary of state on Thursday denied Don Blankenship’s bid to appear on the Senate ballot as a third-party candidate, a victory for Republicans hoping to consolidate votes against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the general election. Secretary of State, Mac Warner, said Blankenship’s bid would violate the state’s "sore loser law" preventing a candidate who lost a primary from running again in the general election. Blankenship ran in the May GOP primary but finished a distant third, and submitted signatures earlier this week to run in November as the Constitution Party candidate.
  • Despite 'sore loser' law, Don Blankenship trying third party bid for US Senate in West Virginia

    07/25/2018 6:52:05 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 24, 2018 | John Verhovek
    Don Blankenship, the former coal baron who spent time in federal prison and finished third in the West Virginia Republican primary in May, is wading back into the state's U.S. Senate race, this time attempting filing paperwork to run as a member of the Constitution Party. Blakenship tweeted photos of himself filing the paperwork on Tuesday, saying in part, "I am the only candidate who cannot be bought by out of state billionaires and I will work hard to drain the swamp."
  • Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates Senate, 3rd District races as ‘leans Democrat' (WV)

    07/25/2018 5:02:46 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 37 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 24, 2018 | WV MetroNews Staff
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A political analysis organization changed its ratings of multiple congressional races Tuesday, including West Virginia’s U.S. Senate and 3rd Congressional District contests. Sabato’s Crystal Ball, part of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, changed its ratings of the two races from “toss up” to “leans Democrat,” which is good news for U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and state Sen. Richard Ojeda. Manchin is running against Republican candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for his second full term in the Senate. Ojeda, D-Logan, who caught the attention of national news organizations prior to and following the...
  • Blankenship says he has the signatures to run again

    07/18/2018 9:33:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Journal ^ | July 18, 2018 | JIM MCCONVILLE
    Former West Virginia coal magnate Don Blankenship says he’s ready to get back into the West Virgnia senate race. Blankenship said he has collected the requisite number of petition signatures and will be filing with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office in the next two weeks. Blankenship, who was defeated in the Republican May 8 primary by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, accepted the Constitution Party nomination on May 22. “We have submitted more than the required petition signatures to the Secretary of State,” Blankenship said in an email on Friday. Collecting petition signatures is one of the obligatory...
  • Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote

    07/14/2018 9:59:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) efforts to unify the party against President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Manchin suggested to Politico that Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among the party caucus. Schumer has spoken out harshly against Kavanaugh and vowed to oppose him “with everything I’ve got.” Democrats will need at least two GOP votes, in...
  • 2018: Democrats lead GOP by 12 million registered voters, 40% D, 29% R, 28% I

    07/13/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration, a gap of 12 million that could be key to whether the party takes control of the House and Senate in the fall midterm congressional elections, according to a new analysis. Overall, 40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The lead...