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Republicans Look To Oust West Virginia's Only Dem House Member

AP | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Democrat Nick Rahall, a southern West Virginia face so familiar he goes by "Nick Joe," bears an Obama burden like few others ...

Samantha Lachman

NRCC Ad Stars Man Who Doubted Michael Brown Raised His Hands Before He Was Shot

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

The latest ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee's independent expenditure arm stars a West Virginia coal miner who has been outspok...

Kate Sheppard

Group Tries To Make Climate Change A Winning Wedge Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many nonprofits and issue groups from across the political spectrum score elected officials on their voting records, evaluating whether ...

Note to Coal Friendly Democrats: Opposing Carbon Limits Won't Win You Any Friends

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you only read the newspaper headlines the last two days, you would think the sky is falling because a few Democrats in coal states said they opposed carbon pollution standards.

Longtime Dem Congressman Faces Tough 2014 Reelection Fight

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — In a state where Republicans are breaking losing streaks that predate the Eisenhower administration, a Democratic congressma...

Kate Sheppard

'Why Can't One Of You Stand Up And Say Our Water Is Drinkable?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- At Monday's congressional hearing on the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without access to tap water last month,...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginians Still Worried About Their Water 20 Days After Chemical Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Some West Virginians affected by the chemical spill earlier this month are still not drinking their tap water -- and donations of bottled water are st...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Democrats Tepid On New Regulations Following Chemical Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians were still without safe tap water Monday after a spill reported on Thursday dumped chemicals us...

What the Coal Chemical Spill Means for the West Virginia Senate Race

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The coal industry has a long history in West Virginia, but it's time for a new era -- one in which companies play by the rules, honor environmental safeguards and don't endanger people's health with toxic pollution and chemical spills.

Michael McAuliff

House Democrats Refuse To Revolt Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic revolt over Obamacare failed to materialize Friday as the House of Representatives passed a measure to let insurance compan...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Join Coal Industry Lobbyists In New Pro-Coal Advocacy Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former and current House members, along with several former staffers who now work as lobbyists, have launched a new group representing p...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

GOP Wants More Seats: Seven Democrats Marked As Vulnerable

National Journal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Vowing to expand their majority, House Republicans have identified seven Democrats they consider top targets for the midterm elections, according to a...

OUCH: Another Dem Skipping The National Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) joined the growing group of Democrats who will skip the Democratic National Convention, Talking Points Memo reported Mon...

Obama's West Virginia Woes Continue As Top Democrats Skip National Convention

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Three top West Virginia Democrats, frustrated with President Barack Obama, said they'll skip the Democratic National Convention, according to the stat...

Battle Brewing Over 'Imploding' Project

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers expressed doubts Thursday about the viability of California's high-speed rail...

BUSTED: Why Did House Committee Censor Appalachian Testimony on Mountaintop Removal? (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The House Natural Resources Committee has some explaining to do. A press release summary from the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources completely deleted any mention of the official testimonies by Appalachian coalfield leader.

Most Anti-Environment House of Representatives in History Tries to Do More Damage

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

With yet another barrage of anti-environment bills is on its way, Tea Party leaders in the House have dramatically stepped up their assault on America's environmental and public health safeguards.

Don't Water Down the Clean Water Act

John Adams | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
John Adams

H.R. 2018 would mark an abrupt U-turn in the long journey we've taken to protect our waters and health. It would throw us back to a time when state fought state over the fate of this essential resource.

Two Democrats Join GOP Fight Against EPA

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Four Democrats are joining a Republican effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing heat-trapping pollution b...

Source Cited In Maynard Attack Ad Retracts Story But Spot Still Running

Heath Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heath Harrison

A source cited by Republican Elliott "Spike" Maynard in an attack ad against Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia has retracted a story used as the basis of the racially-tinged spot, but the spot is still running.

Rahall Touts Seniority, Accomplishments On Mine Safety

Heath Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heath Harrison

Democrat Nick Rahall has represented West Virginia's 3rd Congressional district since 1977 and currently chairs the House Natural Resources Committee ...

Morris Super PAC Targets Rahall

Heath Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heath Harrison

As the final week of the campaign begins, the New York Times reports that FOX News commentator Dick Morris has targeted W.Va. Democratic Congressman N...

United Mine Workers Begin Airing Ads In Support Of Rahall

Heath Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heath Harrison

The United Mine Workers of America launched ads in West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District in support of Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall this week...