Sunday Dec 1
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.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Ribbon cut on section of Corridor
The ribbon was cut on a new portion of Corridor H in Grant County Friday, and construction on the highway's completion continues ahead of schedule, state and local officials said.
'All we do is work, work, work': Precocious 6-year-old writes her...
When 6-year-old Sophie Mullins started complaining about the amount of work in the first grade, her dad joked that she should write her congressman.
The China Post
Senate panel advances Yellen's bid to lead Fed
A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Most Competitive Race in West Virginia?
Democrats recruited West Virginia State Auditor Glen Gainer to run in the 1st District in the aftermath of the government shutdown.
Talking Points Memo
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Manchin to Yellen Then? Be Bold. Now? Begone
Sen. Elizabeth Warren with Sen. Joe Manchin during a confirmation hearing for Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen at Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.
EDITORIAL: Just One Year Later, Raese's Cautionary Words About...
What a difference a year makes! Just one year following the end of the second of two U.S. Senate contests between Joe Manchin and John Raese, Raese appears prophetic across the board.