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In W.Va. Senate Race, an 'Insurmountable' Lead for Capito?
In a recent campaign commercial, West Virginia Senate candidate Natalie Tennant looks into the camera, tells the viewer she'll "make sure President Obama gets the message," and then grabs the lever to an electrical breaker, pulling it down to the "off" position with a clank. At that point, the ad cuts to an image of the White House, its blazing rows of lights going dark one by one.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Here are the 12 most competitive Senate races in the country
Now is the time in an election cycle where the tectonic political plates undergirding key Senate races begin to shift in real and meaningful ways. Millions are spent.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Capito Mourns Loss of Mother Shelley Riley Moore
Capito, seen here in her home state earlier this year, announced the death of her mother. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito announced Saturday the passing of her mother, former West Virginia First Lady Shelley Riley Moore.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
West Virginia Metro
Capito looking forward to ISIS debate next week
West Virginia Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito says she's looking forward to a full debate next week on President Barack Obama's plan to battle the ISIS extremists. "We need to have a full out debate on the House floor and the Senate floor as to what we would agree to and what kind of transparency and accountability the President would have to give us to make sure he's moving in the direction that he said he would," Capito said Friday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
MBL, marijuana, RBC, reg relief talk at NAFCU Congressional Caucus
Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., discussed NCUA's risk-based capital proposal on Thursday during Caucus. Credit union attendees at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Thursday heard from their lawmakers in the House and Senate about a wide range of issues important to them, including member business lending, NCUA's risk-based capital proposal, regulatory relief and serving marijuana-related businesses.
Women Could Finally Make Up 20% of Congress This Year
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D-N.H. is surrounded by supporters to file her campaign paperwork to seek re-election on June 9, 2014 in Concord, N.H. With women sitting atop half the Senate committees, it may feel like there are plenty of women in Congress, but the sad reality is only 18.9% of Congress is female. But every year, those numbers have been inching up and this cycle the share of women in Congress is set to finally breach 20% , according to new research.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Overnight Campaign: 9/11 deja vu
Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the political climate is shaping up to be surprisingly the same. After a few foreign policy wins for President Obama, a couple of difficult months, which saw new threats from Russia and the terrorist group ISIS develop, have completely undone whatever credibility the party had begun to build on the issue.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Coal Valley News
Morrisey 'flatly denies' allegations
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has "flatly denied" comments made by state AFL-CIO Director Kenny Perdue at the 78th annual UMWA Labor Day Celebration. A spokeswoman for Morrisey said she was off on vacation when first contacted by a reporter about Perdue's comments.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
George Blough is no stranger to the high price of cancer, a diagnosis that costs in terms of not only medical care but also quality of life since virtually no one is guaranteed a happy ending. George, a three-time cancer survivor, along with her husband Brooke, has since dedicated much of her free time to not only fighting cancer but also advocating for research funding.
West Virginia Metro
MetroNews will carry next month's U.S. Senate debate
The Oct. 7 debate between U.S. Senate candidates Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant will be a statewide event. Hoppy Kercheval, host of MetroNews "Talkline," will be the moderator for the planned 60-minute debate that is being sponsored by AARP West Virginia, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the West Virginia Press Association and MetroNews.
West Virginia Metro
President to detail ISIS plan
President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, the day before he addresses the nation about a possible long-term U.S. plan to eliminate ISIS extremists. In the past month, there have been nearly 145 U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq aimed at ISIS targets and that mission could be expanded in the coming months and years to include airstrikes in Syria from the U.S. and a coalition of nations against ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Register to vote in a historic election
The November general election is set to make history, and government officials are urging you to be a part of it. For the first time ever in the Mountain State a female will serve as a U.S. Senator, as Natalie Tennant and Shelley Moore Capito are battling for the retiring Jay Rockefeller's seat.
WV-Sen: Natalie Tennant (D) Starting To Embrace Obamacare In New Ad
In West Virginia, as in every other state, health insurance companies cannot deny coverage, or charge more for it, because of pre-existing medical conditions. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is responsible for that change.
The Washington Post
Hundreds of years of history are at stake in the senate this November
As an institution, the Senate is built to be stable. One-third of the body is up for a vote every two years, meaning that a majority of senators can't be replaced in any given cycle.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
America under siege from within
"Let's say somebody were in the White House and they wanted to destroy this nation, I would create division among the people; create a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained this country; undermine the financial stability of the nation; and weaken and destroy the military. It appears, coincidentally, that those are the very things that are happening right now."
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Capito, Ayotte visit Summit Point Raceway, BSR
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Senator Kelly Ayotte learned there's more to Summit Point Raceway than racing as the two toured the BSR anti-terrorism training campus Friday afternoon. The 350-acre BSR training facility, located adjacent to Summit Point Raceway, houses multiple classrooms, medical training facilities, indoor and outdoor firing ranges, explosive demonstration areas and other equipment to help military, diplomatic and humanitarian workers work effectively and safely in areas around the world.
Orange is the new Governor: When good politicians go bad
Convicted of 11 corruption charges yesterday, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell could be heading to jail . He's the first governor of the commonwealth to be convicted of crimes, but not by a long shot the first top state executive to don the orange jumpsuit.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Morrisey a oeflatly deniesa allegations
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has "flatly denied" comments made by state AFL-CIO Director Kenny Perdue at the 78th annual UMWA Labor Day Celebration.
Campaign Overnight: Mark Begich's first misstep
Sen. Mark Begich's ad tying a horrific murder case in Alaska to Republican Dan Sullivan was a risk that immediately backfired.
Cordray, House panel leaders join Caucus speaker slate
Sept. 3, 2014 - CFPB Director Richard Cordray and the chairman and ranking member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit are set to speak during NAFCU's Congressional Caucus next week in Washington.