Immigration - reforms' must wait
"Comprehensive immigration reform" appears to be dead for this year, and it probably will remain dead until after the mid-term elections next fall.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
What others think around the United States
This year has seen the emergence of a new national group, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, which has been assembling a network of like-minded activists since its debut at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March in National Harbor, Md.
Giffords Creates New Gun Control PAC
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona has created a political action committee to back candidates no matter what their party affiliation as long as they support tougher gun control measures.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Will the Congressional Stalemate Ever End?
"Enough is enough," said President Obama at a press conference on Nov. 21, the day Senate Democrats weakened the filibuster to make it harder for Republicans to block judicial nominees.
Pearl Harbor Day ceremony to be held in Charleston
The approximately 15 Pearl Harbor survivors remaining in West Virginia will be honored at 12:30 p.m. at the Lee Street Triangle, on the corner of Lee and Capitol streets.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Manchin WV Tour
Wheeling, Ohio County , West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will discuss job creation, small business growth and educational opportunity during a tour this week of the Northern Panhandle and the Metro Valley.
Will Obamacare Fixes Satisfy Senate Democrats?
The last day of November was billed as a key date for fixing HealthCare.gov, but the real test may come on Dec. 9, when Senate Democrats return to Washington from a two-week break.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Moderate Senators Hope to Prevent Government Shutdown
A self-appointed group of bipartisan senators are waiting in the wings to prevent a government shutdown next month just in case the official panel of House and Senate leaders fails to reach a budget compromise.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
Tentless Christmas at mansion is good
For six Christmases, East End residents complained about the party tent next to the Governor's Mansion.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Tomblin restarts homeless program
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued an executive order Wednesday reactivating a program started in 2007 to fight homelessness in the state, and placing it under the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
Another Democrat makes switch to GOP
Ohio County Democratic Delegate Ryan Ferns on Monday announced he is switching his party affiliation and will run for state Senate as a Republican in 2014.
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Janet Yellen Is Now a Litmus Test for Right-Wing Sanity
Steve Benen notes that the increasingly shrill and hyperbolic Heritage Foundation has decided to make opposition to Janet Yellen a "key vote."
Amid cutbacks, Tomblin trims holiday parties too
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Monday he felt it was appropriate to scale back the traditional Christmas holiday parties at a time when he is calling on state agencies to make further budget cuts.
Filibusters: Damage democracy
The U.S. Senate is the least-democratic part of America's government, because it gives huge power to a small minority.
A Better Obamacare Won't Save Obama
The website can be fixed and the Affordable Care Act can start working as intended, but the damage is done-and the president might be too.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Williamson Daily News Online
Panel sets interviews to replace Mingo judge
A state commission took its first step this week in the process of finding a more permanent replacement for disgraced former Mingo Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury.
Manchin gives first grader a pep talk
A student fed up that first grade is all work and no play appealed to Sen. Joe Manchin for help and seemed surprised when the West Virginia Democrat picked up the phone to commiserate with his young constituent.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
Mansion parties change locations
Formerly a mainstay at the Governor's Mansion during the holiday season, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Tomblin have instead opted to hold this year's Christmas parties in the Culture Center.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Washington Monthly
What Will It Mean?
The elimination of the filibuster for administrative and judicial nominees will have short and long-term consequences.