Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByCampbell Robertson Aug. 14, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The whole episode began with office renovations and a $32,000 dark blue suede sectional sofa, accented with more than $1,000 worth of throw pillows. Now West Virginia’s entire Supreme Court is being impeached. Late Monday night, after a long day of discussion and at times testy debate, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed 11 articles of impeachment against the four sitting justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Advocates for the impeachment, mostly Republicans, who hold a large majority in the House, said the scale of the justices’ misconduct, though not illegal, called for an extraordinary response, a process the Legislature has resorted to only once over the past hundred years. … [Read more...] about A Coup or a Couch? What’s Behind the Impeachment of West Virginia’s Supreme Court
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close Video Republicans target each other in Indiana Senate primary Candidates spend millions on attack ads in one of the nation's nastiest primaries; senior correspondent Mike Tobin reports from Indianapolis. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** WEST VIRGINIA Polls close: 7:30 p.m. ETrd House DistrictAP: “A defiant Don Blankenship fired back after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support opponents of the former coal executive – and former convict – in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Blankenship said in a statement: ‘I will win the primary and I will beat Joe Manchin. Neither of my opponents can beat Joe Manchin without my support, but I will beat Joe Manchin even without the support of the establishment.’ Trump tweeted earlier Monday that Blankenship would lose the general election to Manchin, the Democratic incumbent senator. The stakes are high for a Republican … [Read more...] about Races to watch in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina primaries
Luxury Homes of Las Vegas via The New York Times Don Blankenship’s primary residence is a $2.4 million villa with palm trees and an infinity pool in Henderson. Blankenship is a former West Virginia coal mining executive and current Republican Senate candidate. By Trip Gabriel and Stephanie Saul, New York Times News Service Friday, April 27, 2018 | 2 a.m. KEYSER, W.Va. — Don Blankenship is running for the U.S. Senate as a proud West Virginian with Appalachian roots, but his primary residence is a $2.4 million villa with palm trees and an infinity pool near Las Vegas. Blankenship, a Republican loyalist of President Donald Trump, is running an America First-style campaign and calls himself an “American competitionist,” but he admires China’s state-controlled economy and has expressed interest in gaining Chinese citizenship. The former coal mining executive is widely known for spending a year in prison for his role in a mining explosion that claimed … [Read more...] about West Virginia candidate lives in Henderson and mulled Chinese citizenship
Billionaire Tom Steyer backs Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. Will money follow? April 18, 2018 Updated: April 18, 2018 7:35pm Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press Kevin de Leon Kevin de Leon U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León likes to needle his opponent Sen. Dianne Feinstein for living in a “mansion surrounded by a wall.” But he welcomed the endorsement Wednesday of one of Feinstein’s wealthy San Francisco neighbors, billionaire activist and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer. Most Popular 1 ‘Forest bathing’ takes tree hugging to new extremes 2 Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads 3 Shake Shack has found a site for its first San Francisco location 4 Why pricey Bar Crenn is the enfant terrible of wine bars 5 Salesforce to drop office as it plans to ‘max out’ with 10,000 SF workers 6 A plea to save … [Read more...] about Billionaire Tom Steyer backs Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. Will money follow?
RICHMOND — Signals of compromise surfaced Friday after the second version of a House budget bill addressed premiums tied to the Affordable Care Act.It’s an issue that could answer some state senators’ concerns over Medicaid expansion, which helps form the foundation of the House of Delegates’ budget plan.The tweaked version of the House’s budget bill passed through the House Appropriations committee on Friday and will be sent to the House floor for consideration next week.One of the new amendments in HB 5002 — the new House draft of a budget bill — is something that at least 35 states have been interested in, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.It’s known as the Section 1332 waiver, which allows states to implement “innovative solutions” to stabilize the insurance market for individuals while keeping protections under the Affordable Care Act.High premiums under the Affordable Care Act is one issue Sen. … [Read more...] about Tweaks to Virginia House budget plan could signal path to compromise