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    Sen. Joe Manchin keeps his options open for 2016

    Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is keeping his political options open for 2016, even though his Senate term would not end for another two years, according to the Charleston Gazette.

  • Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal

    The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House's strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal's role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants.

  • W.Va. man accused of threatening US senator

    Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old Barboursville man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Gender wage gap shouldn't be political issue, Sen. Joe Manchin says

    Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, said Wednesday that the issue of the wage gap between men and women — something that he says should be common sense — has been overly politicized.

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

  • Manchin tells company to remove him from UBB film

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is demanding his name and interview be removed from a documentary funded by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. The documentary "Upper Big Branch - Never Again" released Monday and its credits clearly state it is "a film by Don Blankenship." The film's opening disclaimer, however, says people's participation in the documentary via interviews "is not in association or affiliation with Don Blankenship." In the letter sent to Adriot Films Tuesday, Manchin states, "Your fraudulent behavior in securing the interview and your misrepresentation of my interview are actionable offenses." He goes on to state the company's failure to indicate the film was funded by Blankenship was a "gross misrepresentation of the true purpose of your film." The explosion on April 5, 2010, killed 29 miners.

  • W.Va. man charged with threatening US Sen. Manchin

    A West Virginia man has been arrested on charges of making violent threats against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and his family.

  • Manchin's staff hosting events on senior services

    Sen. Joe Manchin's staff is joining federal and state officials for events in West Virginia focusing on senior services

  • West Virginia lawmaker proposes ban on Zohydro

    Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has introduced a bill that would force the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw the heavily criticized painkiller Zohydro, which has sparked a national debate about the abuse of pain medications.

  • Sen. Joe Manchin seeks to block new painkiller

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is calling on the government's top health official to overturn the approval of a powerful painkiller, arguing that the pill Zohydro could add to the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

  • WV lawmakers say rule hurts black-lung patients

    Seven Democratic members of Congress are urging the Labor Department to change a proposed rule that they say would harm black-lung patients.

  • Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, has pushed for a one-year delay of the mandate, saying 2014 should be a "transitional year" for Mr. Obama's signature reform.

    EDITORIAL: Obamacare disadvantage

    Nothing clarifies the mind, with apologies to Dr. Johnson, quite like a fight for survival. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, arrived at his moment of enlightenment contemplating the likelihood of West Virginia voters returning to the Senate someone who voted to preserve Obamacare. He told a home-state paper, the Beckley Register-Herald, the other day that he would "vote tomorrow" to repeal the law. A day later, presumably after being taken to the woodshed by Harry Reid, Mr. Manchin returned to a state of confusion with a retraction. "I have never supported repealing [Obamacare]," he said.

  • US Sen. Manchin: Tear down chemical spill facility

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin wants the West Virginia facility that caused a chemical spill torn to the ground.

  • FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise says inspectors found five violations Monday at a Nitro, W.Va., site where Freedom Industries moved its coal-cleaning chemicals after last Thursday's spill. Inspectors found that, like the Charleston facility where the leak originated, the Nitro site lacked appropriate secondary containment. In Charleston, a porous containment wall allowed the chemical to ooze into the Elk River. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Legislation proposed in WV to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., becomes emotional as he meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., on the day he announced that they have reached reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. Joe Manchin: Obama can't help us pass gun background checks

    Sen. Joe Manchin still believes the Senate can pass expanded background checks for gun purchases, even though public passion on the issue has died down in the months since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

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