Tag Archives: West Virginia

WV Secretary Of State: The CIA Stole The 2020 Election

NBC News reports: The National Association of Secretaries of State Winter Conference is usually a cordial affair. It’s one of two occasions every year in which top election officials from most states gather to commiserate and share nonpartisan advice. But at this year’s conference, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner drew rare groans from the crowd. During the question-and-answer …

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WV House Approves Bill That Could Jail Librarians

The New Republic reports: The Republican-controlled West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that could see librarians facing jail time. House Bill 4654 passed the chamber Friday by a vote of 85–12, along party lines. The bill would remove criminal exemptions for schools, public libraries, and museums that distribute or display “obscene matter” to a minor, even if …

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Nutbag WV Cultist Launches Senate Bid As Democrat

The Hill reports: A former CEO of a coal company who once said he is “Trumpier than Trump” has launched a bid for Senate as a Democrat in West Virginia. Don Blankenship, who previously ran for the Republican nomination for the seat in 2018 but lost, filed his candidacy Friday for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joe Manchin …

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WV Pastor Arrested On Child Prostitution Charges

Oak Hill, West Virginia’s ABC affiliate reports: The now former lead pastor of Mount Hope Christian Church has been arrested on charges of patronizing a minor victimized by sexual servitude. Elbert Eugene Goins, known as Buddy Goins, was arrested on December 8 in Beckley. According to the criminal complaint, he had been talking to an adult about having sex with …

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SCOTUS Rebuffs Coal Baron’s Suit Against News Orgs

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider overturning a landmark case that gives protections to news organizations facing defamation claims by rejecting an appeal brought by West Virginia coal baron Don Blankenship. Blankenship, also an erstwhile Republican Senate candidate, sued various news organizations for referring to him as a convicted felon when in fact he was …

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Christian School To Pay $100M For Child Sexual Abuse

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports: Years after being starved, beaten and subjected to various forms of torture as children, former students of the now-defunct Miracle Meadows School in Salem will receive a total of $100 million in civil lawsuit settlements. The amount includes settlements from two consolidated cases brought by dozens of former students and their families. A 2017 filing against …

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Manchin Gets Big Donations From Fox News Executives

The Intercept reports: As the Democrats’ critical 51st vote, the West Virginia senator has repeatedly taken to Fox News to warn his Democratic colleagues about the federal deficit and to air his grievances to the network’s conservative viewership. Manchin’s most recent financial disclosures suggest that those appearances are falling on receptive ears. The senator received tens of thousands of dollars …

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Feds Collar Fugitive WV Neo-Nazi After He Threatened Witnesses And Jurors In PA Synagogue Mass Shooting

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: White supremacist Hardy Carroll Lloyd, who for months has called for violence against Jews in dozens of vulgar emails amid the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial, was arrested Thursday by federal agents in West Virginia. Lloyd was charged Wednesday and the complaint against him was unsealed Thursday after he was taken into custody by federal agents at …

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Manchin Is “Thinking Seriously” About Ditching Dems

West Virginia’s Metro News reports: West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) says he is “thinking seriously” about leaving the Democratic Party and declaring himself an Independent before the 2024 election, when he will have to decide whether to run for a fourth Senate term or wage a third-party bid for president. Manchin, who earlier this year described himself as an …

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Trump Rages: Getting A Fair Trial In DC Is “Impossible”

Posted last night to Trump’s Truth Social account: The latest Fake “case” brought by Crooked Joe Biden & Deranged Jack Smith will hopefully be moved to an impartial Venue, such as the politically unbiased nearby State of West Virginia! IMPOSSIBLE to get a fair trial in Washington, D.C., which is over 95% anti-Trump, & for which I have called for …

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Anti-Gay Coach: I Never Resigned, I Want My Job Back

The Associated Press reports: Bob Huggins says he never resigned as West Virginia’s basketball coach following a drunken-driving arrest and wants his job back, according to a letter from his attorney to the university. Huggins’ Cleveland-based attorney, David A. Campbell, wrote to the university Friday that Huggins “never signed a resignation letter and never communicated a resignation to anyone at …

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Anti-Gay WV College Coach Resigns After DUI Arrest

CBS Sports reports: West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has resigned as Mountaineers men’s basketball coach after he was arrested Friday night in Pittsburgh for driving under the influence of alcohol. Huggins, who informed the team of his impending resignation on Saturday night, intends to retire. Huggins, 69, is one of the biggest figures in college basketball, with two Final Fours …

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Anti-Gay Coach Arrested, Drove Nearly 3X DUI Limit

The New York Times reports: Bob Huggins, the men’s basketball coach at West Virginia, was arrested in Pittsburgh on Friday and charged with driving under the influence. According to a post on the police department’s public safety site, officers in Pittsburgh found Huggins blocking traffic in a black S.U.V. just before 8:30 p.m. Huggins’s door was open, and the car …

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Feds Sue WV Gov For $7.6M In Unpaid Mining Fines

From the Justice Department: The Justice Department today announced the filing of a civil action against James C. Justice III and 13 coal companies he owns or operates seeking to collect unpaid civil penalties previously assessed by the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), as well as Abandoned Mine Land (AML) reclamation fee …

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College Coach Calls Rival School Fans “Catholic Fags”

The New York Times reports: West Virginia University said it was reviewing and would later address the homophobic comments that its men’s basketball coach, the Hall of Famer Bob Huggins, made on Monday during a live radio interview. Appearing on the Cincinnati station 700WLW’s “Bill Cunningham Show,” Huggins was discussing his 16-season tenure with the University of Cincinnati and the …

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Jim Justice Attacked From The Right In New Ad [VIDEO]

Congress Minutes reports: The Club for Growth, an influential GOP group, is going on air with a minute-long TV ad slamming West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as “a deadbeat billionaire” who is “delinquent on his financial and moral obligations” and an “embarrassment to West Virginia”. The ad alleges that Justice cut off promised health coverage for retired coal miners and …

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WV Gov. Jim Justice Files To Challenge Joe Manchin

Politico reports: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice filed paperwork to run for the Senate on Thursday and is expected to make an official announcement this evening. He is seeking the Republican nomination to take on the seat held by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in what will likely be one of the most hotly contested and closely watched Senate contests in …

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WV Gov To Announce Senate Bid Against Joe Manchin

Politico reports: Gov. Jim Justice is planning to launch a long-awaited campaign against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) next week, handing Republicans a well-funded and popular recruit in their best opportunity to flip a Senate seat. He will make his announcement on Thursday evening at The Greenbrier, his luxury resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., according to an invitation to the …

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West Virginia Gov Expected To Challenge Joe Manchin

Politico reports: Elated Senate Republicans believe they are on the cusp of landing their highest-profile recruit of the 2024 campaign: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Justice, a Democrat-turned-Republican with sky-high approval ratings, is increasingly expected to launch a bid for Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) seat after consulting with top party officials in Washington this month, according to a half-dozen GOP …

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West Virginia GOP Blocks Ban On Child Marriages

The Associated Press reports: A bill that would have prohibited minors from getting married in West Virginia was defeated Wednesday night in a legislative committee. The Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee rejected the bill on a 9-8 vote, a week after it passed the House of Delegates. Some of the bill’s opponents have argued that teenage marriages are a part of …

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