Monday, 21 May, 2018

Trump tells West Virginia Republicans Blankenship can not win Senate race

Shown here are maps and campaign signs at Republican headquarters in Wadsworth Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Renacci is a top GOP candidate in Ohio in Republicans’ bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown
Leonard Rios | 08 May, 2018, 01:02

President Donald Trump is weighing in on West Virginia's Republican Senate primary, telling voters to "remember Alabama".

Blankenship responds to Trump: "The President... doesn't know me and he doesn't know how flawed my two main opponents are in this primary".

Mr. Morrissey seized to the president's no announcement at a tweet of his own, saying Mr. Blankenship would-be an "disaster" at the general election.

Trump tweeted early Monday morning about the race.

The former coal baron recently served a one-year prison sentence on a conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws, following the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in 2010 that killed 29 people.

According to CNN, West Virginia GOP Senate candidate and NRA life member Don Blakenship defended his use of the term "Chinaperson" to describe the father-in-law of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a Fox News GOP primary debate.

Blankenship predicts he cannot only win the primary but also defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Joe Manchin in November "without the support of the establishment".

Standing in the backroom of an empty restaurant, Morrisey struck a dire tone with the dozen or so supporters who came out to see him: "This race has changed a lot".

Microsoft Unveils Two Windows 10 iOS Apps at its Build Conference
SEATTLE-For the second year running, Microsoft is ramping up tie-ins between iOS and Android mobile devices and Windows 10. Microsoft has announced a new "Your Phone" app that enables a window into a user's phone right from their PC.

Activision (ATVI) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.05 EPS
Wereb Stephen G sold $8.72 million worth of stock or 120,521 shares. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Activision from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, January 8th.

Economy Watch: Employment Gain More Modest in April
This signals that there's more slack in the U.S. labor market than the unemployment rate indicates. The rate dropped for high school graduates, college graduates and people with some college.

Trump is citing Alabama Republican Roy Moore, who lost a special Senate election after allegations of past sexual misconduct.

"I will win the primary and I will beat Joe Manchin", Blankenship wrote.

"No way!" Trump tweeted.

In an interview with Roll Call last week, Blankenship said his campaign ad was not racist because in the ad "there's no mention of a race".

Trump, seeking to tap into nativist sentiment across the country, kicked off his 2016 campaign with harsh rhetoric on Mexican immigrations to the United States, labeling undocumented immigrants as "rapists" who are "bringing drugs" and "bringing crime".

He has particularly targeted Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, claiming he is a "swamp captain" who has "given millions of jobs to China people". "In fact his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars", he said in the ad. It's the number one issue", said Leah Askarinam, a reporter, and analyst at Inside Elections, a nonpartisan outlet that analyzes House, Senate, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, "These candidates have spent the last several months tying themselves as closely as possible to the president.

"The problem isn't that Don Blankenship can't win a general election in West Virginia, it's that he shouldn't win a general election in West Virginia".

So I'm gonna go out on a limb here and ask the people of West Virginia to make a wise decision and reject Blankenship!

Recommended

Gina Haspel sought to withdraw nomination to be Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel sought to withdraw nomination to be Central Intelligence Agency  director The post became vacant after Mike Pompeo was appointed secretary of state last month. In that time, she has been the recipient of several awards, such as the George H.W.

Ranveer Singh lends voice for Hindi version of 'Deadpool 2' Fun and quite irreverent, Ranveer and Ryan's Deadpool banter is nothing short of fabulous and adds tons of appeal to the film. Ranveer's witty and edgy personality resonates with Deadpool's personality, the studio claimed.

Fitbit activates female health tracking on the Versa and Ionic Fitbit activates female health tracking on the Versa and Ionic The Versa even offers fitness guidance via Fitbit Coach and allows for swim tracking, boasting a water-resistance up to 50 meters. The " female health tracking " tool, available through the Fitbit app on the compatible smartwatches, will roll out this month.

Oil Prices Rise on Growing Supply Worries Oil Prices Rise on Growing Supply Worries Goehring expects the oil market to lose at least several hundred thousands barrels a day if the US decides to end the Iran deal. Saudi Arabia is the OPEC member that wants higher prices as it prepares for the listing of state oil giant Aramco.

President to attend National Film Awards for only 1 hour, states letter President to attend National Film Awards for only 1 hour, states letter Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty expressed the outrage of the entire technical community in Indian cinema. As many awardees missed out on the event, two rows of seats were left empty and had to be filled out with dummies.

Bomb Blast Inside Mosque Kills At Least 14 In Eastern Afghanistan Bomb Blast Inside Mosque Kills At Least 14 In Eastern Afghanistan The police chief has a fearsome reputation fighting the Taliban and has survived many assassination attempts. No group has, however, claimed responsibility.

Superintendent Allegedly Pooped On Football Field Of A School In Another District Superintendent Allegedly Pooped On Football Field Of A School In Another District Since his arrest, Tramaglini has taken a paid leave from his position, which pays an annual salary of $147,504. Fox News reports that Tramaglini was arrested while running on the athletic fields' track just before 6 a.m.

WWE's Official Backlash Preview; Who Will Win The RAW Women's Championship Match? WWE's Official Backlash Preview; Who Will Win The RAW Women's Championship Match? With just hours away from the pay per view, the WWE superstars are gearing up to perform in the event in front of thousands. There are two main event-quality matches closing out the evening. "I'm feeling pretty confident about my chances".

'Infinity War' to set record, fastest to surpass $1 billion 'Infinity War' to set record, fastest to surpass $1 billion The third weekend of Amy Schumer's " I Feel Pretty " secured the fourth slot with $4.9 million from 3,232 theaters. Through Sunday, it generated $1.16 billion worldwide, a rapid ascent, even before it opens in China on May 11.

Golovkin knocks out Martirosyan Golovkin knocks out Martirosyan A attractive combo sent his opponent crashing to the canvas, bringing his record to a stellar 38-0-1 (34 KO's). So Martirosyan took the fight of his life on short notice.

LG V35 ThinQ spotted with 6-inch display, Snapdragon 845, more LG V35 ThinQ spotted with 6-inch display, Snapdragon 845, more The Portrait mode is also known as Bokeh effect, which is often marketed on the phones with dual rear camera setup. If you thought all four major US wireless carriers planned to offer LG's latest smartphone, think again.

New US naval command created to step up presence in Atlantic New US naval command created to step up presence in Atlantic A US Navy official told CNN that the fleet will eventually involve 250 personnel and be led by a three-star admiral. He called the new Nato Atlantic command "the linchpin of transatlantic security".

Twitter Warns Users To Change Passwords Following Internal Glitch Twitter Warns Users To Change Passwords Following Internal Glitch The fact that the company is suggesting that you change your password could mean that there is significant risk involved. Since the best passwords should be hard to remember, consider using a password manager like 1Password or Lastpass.

Tiger Woods cards 3-under 68, now 1 under at Wells Fargo Tiger Woods cards 3-under 68, now 1 under at Wells Fargo Phil Mickelson shot a 64 to move up to 10th while Tiger Woods had a 68 at Quail Hollow to be tied for 31st at one under. Aaron Wise also battled with Day for the top spot for portions of the back nine before struggling down the stretch.

Ryan Reynolds reveals struggle with anxiety Ryan Reynolds reveals struggle with anxiety No matter what you think of her music, her voice and her heart is always turned to 11, with just a little bit of a wink. Dion has performed Ashes , a song from the film's soundtrack, with Deadpool as her backup dancer and apparent director.