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West Virginia

  1. Top State Court Denies Don Blankenship Access to the November Ballot for SenatorWith the third-party spoiler out of the way, Republican Pat Morrisey now just has to figure out how to catch up with incumbent Joe Manchin.
  2. The West Virginia GOP Just Impeached the State’s Entire Supreme CourtMeanwhile, the party’s attempt to skew a Supreme Court election in North Carolina hit a snag.
  3. West Virginia to Experiment With Mobile Phone Voting by Overseas TroopsIt’s been tried by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so what could go wrong?
  4. Ex-Con Launches Effort to Get on West Virginia Ballot As Third-Party CandidateDon Blankenship will have to thwart West Virginia’s “sore loser” law in court, but he’s angry and rich and wants to smite Mitch McConnell.
  5. Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3It’s not popular at present, and would have to overcome many obstacles, but the idea of cutting California down to size won’t go away.
  6. Don Blankenship Continues Quest to Help Joe Manchin Keep His JobAfter losing the GOP primary, Blankenship plans mount a third-party campaign for Senate in West Virginia — if the courts allow him on the ballot.
  7. Favorites Win Nearly Everywhere on First Big Primary Night of 2018With the exception of a GOP House member losing in North Carolina, upsets were few and far between in a four-state primary night.
  8. Blankenship Sunk in West Virginia After Giving National GOP a ScareBoth Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump worked to take down the eccentric ex-con who was beginning to look like another Roy Moore.
  9. What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of PrimariesWild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
  10. Trump Begs West Virginia Base Not to Nominate a Racist Criminal for SenateDon Blankenship is a racist coal baron; 29 of his workers were killed in a mine accident. Trump’s only argument against him is that he’s unelectable.
  11. The GOP Candidate Testing the Limits of TrumpismHow Don Blankenship, the ex-con West Virginia coal baron, has turned a personal rebranding project turned into a Senate run.
  12. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  13. Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  14. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  15. Oklahoma Teachers Win a Partial VictoryNow teachers have forced GOP politicians into raising pay in a second state. But the fight continues in other states, spilling over into elections.
  16. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  17. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  18. Ex-Con Blankenship Screwing Up GOP Plans for Taking Down Joe ManchinIt was supposed to be a clean partisan purge of a Democrat in an increasingly Republican state. But Blankenship’s personal agenda is interfering.
  19. power
    The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just BeginningFrom the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia to Oklahoma and beyond, working-class women have always known what it takes to fight back.
  20. West Virginia’s Striking Teachers Win Narrow VictoryThe strikers wanted 5 percent raises, funded by taxes on coal companies. Instead, they got one funded by Medicaid cuts.
  21. Will Oklahoma Teachers Be the Next to Strike?After years of frustration over low pay, Oklahoma teachers may emulate their counterparts in West Virginia and go on strike.
  22. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Breaks Down the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike on Late Night“The part of them that is capable of fear was burned away years ago by terrible teachers’ lounge coffee.”
  23. West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Continues As State Senate Drags Feet on DealA tentative deal reached by the governor and two unions did not persuade strikers to come back to work, and apparently for good reason.
  24. West Virginia’s Statewide Teachers’ Strike ContinuesThe strike enters its fourth day tomorrow, as the state’s Republican attorney general hankers to intervene to stop the “illegal” action.
  25. Fresh Out of Prison, Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for U.S. SenateThe former CEO of Massey Energy filed this week to run in the Republican primary.
  26. West Virginia’s Marginally Democratic Governor Flips to the GOPIn a surprise timed to coincide with a Trump appearance in his state, Jim Justice switched parties, giving the GOP 34 governorships — for the moment.
  27. Is This Trump-Friendly Democratic Senator Fooling Republicans — or Himself?So far, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin is just flirting. But he might have to pick sides soon.
  28. everyday racism
    Nonprofit Director Who Called Michelle Obama an ‘Ape in Heels’ Was Finally FiredPamela Ramsey Taylor was fired for her racist comment.
  29. politics
    West Virginia Officials Lose Jobs After Calling Michelle Obama an ‘Ape in Heels’The mayor who gleefully responded to the post resigned and the nonprofit director who wrote the comment has also been removed from her post.
  30. Trump Wins West Virginia by a Landslide, While Sanders Declares His Own VictoryAnd Trump tacked on another victory in winner-take-all Nebraska.
  31. WV Primary Preview: Likely Another Bernie WinOut of step with the national party, and particularly with Obama, WV Democrats are feeling the Bern.
  32. Trump to W.V. Republicans: Don’t Vote TuesdayLow Republican turnout could hurt conservative candidates in judicial races.
  33. Blast From The Past
    There Are Still Two McDonald’s That Serve McPizza From the ’90sBut you’ll have to go to West Virginia or Ohio to get it.
  34. Meet Saira Blair, West Virginia’s Very Conservative New 18-Year-Old LawmakerAn interview with the far-right teen.
  35. Which American State Should Secede?Texas seems most likely. The case is strongest for exiling West Virginia. But goodness, if Florida isn’t asking for it.
  36. West Virginia Is Gradually Getting Its Tap Water BackBut it’s going to take days.
  37. 300,000 People in West Virginia Haven’t Been Able to Use Tap Water for DaysBecause of a chemical spill.
  38. Ex-Cop Killed After Firing on Federal Building in West VirginiaWhat is going on these days?
  39. getting buckwild in here
    Say Goodbye to MTV’s Buckwild ForeverThe network is preventing anyone else picking up the show.
  40. getting buckwild in here
    New MTV Show Buckwild Full of ‘Ugly Stereotypes’People are calling it “the Jersey Shore of Appalachia.” 
  41. Top West Virginia Democrats RSVP ‘No’ to DNC ConventionCiting … anything else.
  42. This Man Beat President Obama in Ten West Virginia CountiesBehold, the glory of Keith Judd.
  43. Citizens of Romney, West Virginia, Not Particularly Excited About Mitt RomneyI’ve heard it laughed about a couple of times. But not as much as you would have thought.”
  44. The Unhappiest Person in America Probably Doesn’t ExistThis makes more sense than you realize.
  45. Senator Joe Manchin Will Try to Fit Voting for Legislation Into His Busy Schedule From Now OnHe missed last weekend’s important votes to be at a “holiday gathering” with his family.
  46. The GOP Tries to Buy Democratic Senator’s Loyalties With CoalCan Joe Manchin be seduced to the GOP?
  47. Sonia Sotomayor’s Nickname From Now On Is ‘Sarah Manorgan’A candidate for Senate in West Virginia is not familiar with her real name.
  48. Hicks Don’t Wear Thin StripesSave that for fancy-pants Philadelphia.
  49. Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving Senator in American History, Has DiedThe West Virginian had served in the Senate since 1959.
  50. TV Land
    Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Success or Failure?Did Jamie Oliver succeed in getting the kids of Huntington, West Virginia, to drink their milk?
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