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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Joe Manchin
Seven Democratic members of Congress are urging the Labor Department to change a proposed rule that they say would harm black-lung patients.
Two U.S. senators from West Virginia and Virginia are teaming up to discuss the nation's energy future and how coal can play a role in it.
Nearly 30 House Democrats ignored a veto threat by President Obama's and helped the GOP majority pass a bill Wednesday that would let people ignore this year's Obamacare penalty for not having health insurance.
Senators from New Hampshire, Wisconsin and West Virginia have introduced legislation to end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints.
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.
The American Conservative Union announced Thursday its 43rd annual conservative ratings guide for members of Congress and Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, was among the perfect scores, to the surprise of few or none.
West Virginia officials want to put the shine back in the state's "Wild and Wonderful" tourism image after a chemical spill tainted the tap water for thousands of residents.
New federal carbon dioxide emission rules for coal-fired power plants will be the focus of a national energy conference in Morgantown.
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
Patchwork federal regulations are inadequate to protect the public from chemical spills such as the one last month that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginia residents, members of Congress and state officials said at a hearing Tuesday.
A long-awaited State Department review has raised no serious environmental objections to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, potentially setting the stage for President Obama to approve the massive, politically charged project and dealing a blow to environmentalists who vehemently oppose it.
Three housing programs in West Virginia will receive nearly $113,000 to help low-income families.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin wants the West Virginia facility that caused a chemical spill torn to the ground.
The rollout of Healthcare.gov has been a complete disaster. Stories of the site malfunctioning are being reported everywhere. Regular Americans are having extreme difficulty signing up. Even liberals like Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, and entertainer Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" think a delay of the individual mandate would be a good idea.
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.
Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat and a former governor, said he had met with Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Campbell last week to discuss the planned reductions.
He told a home-state paper, the Beckley Register-Herald, the other day that he would "vote tomorrow" to repeal the law.