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Jeff Sessions Becomes The Next Attorney General

The Senate has confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration. The 52-47 vote broke largely along party lines and capped weeks...

Job Openings Remain Unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of open jobs was mostly unchanged in December from the previous month, leaving openings at a healthy level. The Labor Department says...

Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The...

Ex-Governor McDonnell Returns To Practicing Law In Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has returned to practicing law. The Virginian-Pilot reports that within the past couple of weeks the...

Vice President Pence Expects Betsy DeVos Will Be Confirmed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence says he fully expects billionaire GOP donor Betsy DeVos will be confirmed as education secretary with his tie-breaking...

More Than 1,000 Line Charleston Street To Protest Trump Ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More than 1,000 people have attended a peaceful demonstration in Charleston to protest President Donald Trump’s now-blocked...

West Virginia Revenues in January Fall Short of Estimates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State revenue figures show West Virginia’s tax collections for January missed estimates by $18 million. The Charleston Gazette-Mail...

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump nominates 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch for associate justice of the Supreme Court. The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Been Asked To Lead Higher Education Reform

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he has been asked to lead a presidential task force on higher education reform. Falwell...

Feel the Bern: Bernie Sanders Scheduled to Visit Charleston, WV

Charleston will be “Feeling the Bern” in a few weeks. Former democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is coming to talk about his new book,...

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