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Rubio Argument Against Background Checks Exposes Logical Glitch in NRA Talking Point | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he does not support expanding criminal background checks for the purchase of firearms, arguin...

Manchin: 'Why Would Anybody Not Own A Gun?'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was surprised that anyone wouldn't own a gun in an interview with USA Today about members of Congress owning guns. "Why ...

Is It 2012 Already? The 1st Official Ad Of The Campaign Season

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The brief period of nostalgia for the campaign season continued to recede Thursday with the release of one of the first official ads of the 2012 cycle...

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal's Last, Best Legislative Chance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Senate does not pass the bill by the end of the 111th Congress, then kiss any chance of DADT's legislative repeal goodbye for the next two years.

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

GOP Reportedly Enticing Joe Manchin To Switch Parties

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are reportedly in the midst of drawing up an incentive package that could potentially convince West Virginia Senator-elect Joe Manchin, cu...

Joe Manchin Shoots Cap-And-Trade Bill With Rifle In New Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

West Virginia Senate candidate Joe Manchin continues to shape the narrative of his campaign around direct opposition to the Obama administration with ...

Joe Manchin Bucks Obama In West Virginia As GOP Paints Him As Lap Dog (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

West Virginia Governor and Senate candidate Joe Manchin recently pared back his support for Obama's agenda, announcing that he now backed the repeal o...

Lame Duck Senate Worries

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.

National Bellwether for Clean Energy and Climate Change: Why Ken Hechler's Senate Campaign Matters

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

On Aug. 28, voters in West VIrginia will not only go to the Democratic primary polls to elect a new US senator, they will determine whether Congress will be chained to Big Coal lobbyists for the next generation.

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin Announces Run For Robert Byrd's Senate Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says he will run for the U.S. Senate to fill the late Robert C. Byrd's unexpired term. Manchin's a...

West Virginia Tourists Beware: Violence Escalates in Coalfields

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Violence against environmental activists seems almost inevitable in the coalfields this summer as West Virginia politicians ignore the tense situation.

West Virginia Coal Thugs Disrupt July 4th Picnic (Video)

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Irate coal miners disrupted the annual 4th of July community picnic atop Larry Gibson's Kayford Mountain, the only mountain left in the area that has not been decapitated for coal.

West Virginia: The New Cleveland?

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Gov. Manchin, along with southern West Virginia congressman Nick Joe Rahall, are ardent and strident supporters of the destruction of their state.