2:54 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

West Virginians, alienated by Washington, angrily reject their Democratic roots

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The Washington Post breaks down West Virginia's transition from being a state that has traditionally favored Democrats to becoming more and more likely to vote Republican.
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Broken Government
9:51 am
Thu October 3, 2013

McKinley hoping for stronger collaboration on shutdown negotiations

David McKinley, US House of Representatives
Credit United States Congress

First District Congressman David McKinley says he’s wanting better communication with members of the Senate, on how to end the government shutdown that’s left close to one million federal workers unable to work. McKinley says the issues behind negotiations deal with health care and the economy.

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6:01 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Manchin calls Boehner to allow House vote, end shutdown

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)




Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin delivered a speech on the Senate floor to discuss the government shutdown. He apologized for ongoing political antics and reiterated the call for House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a clean continuing resolution bill.

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Federal Shut Down
2:24 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

How long will the government shut down last?

West Virginia's Congressional Delegation is trying to get government back on track. But they aren't exactly in-line on how to do it, or who is at fault.

Listen to this story to learn more.

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Federal Shutdown
8:36 am
Wed October 2, 2013

What does the Robert C. Byrd Center director think of government shutdown?

Ray Smock
Credit Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

As the wrangling between the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans over whether to fund the budget and whether to tie changes in the Affordable Care Act to that funding continues, the Director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University, Ray Smock, is appalled at the way Congress is handling the appropriations process.

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WV 2014 US Senate race, Politics
12:16 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

It's official; Natalie Tennant enters U.S. Senate race

Natalie Tennant announced plans to run for the US Senate.
Credit Jessica Y. Lilly

 West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant officially entered the U.S. Senate race. The Democrat announced her candidacy in front of about 100 supporters at the Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley Tuesday. 

“I am here after serious thought intense conversations with my family and a whole lot of prayer," Tennant said, "I am here today to tell you that I’m running for the United States Senate.”

After walking through a crowd of democrats, Natalie Tennant took the podium to share some of her views on national political issues.

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