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PNS Daily Newscast - November 11, 2019 


Members of Congress take positions ahead of public impeachment hearings; EPA wants to relax coal-ash clean water rules; vets warned to watch for scams; and the good work one Kentucky veteran does.

2020Talks - November 11, 2019 


Today's Veterans Day; of the 45 current and past presidents, 29 have been veterans. Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa this weekend for some of the biggest Iowa rallies so far this caucus season, as well as a climate-change summit.

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The Monopoly Man has appeared at congressional hearings including one on Google's market dominance. (Ian Madrigal/Youtube)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Protesting in Congress has a new face, and you could say people aren’t masking their feelings any longer. A swamp monster appeared behind the former energy lobbyist picked to lead the Interior Department. Women in “The Handmaid's Tale" costumes showed up for

The attack videos darken the delegates' official portraits for a more ominous appearance. (1863 PAC/YouTube)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A secretive group with unknown donors is attacking lawmakers who oppose granting a multi-million-dollar managed-care contract for West Virginia foster children. One lawmaker calls it "underhanded and misleading" to suggest he doesn't support foster families. Del. Cody Thompson,

Since Citizens United nine years ago, watchdogs say there has been an

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Critics of the Citizens United court decision say it's resulted in an explosion of dark money in the political system, possibly even from foreign sources. But some see hope in a new package of reforms just passed by the U.S. House. The Supreme Court handed down the Citiz

The D.C. based Republican State Leadership Committee, Judicial Fairness Initiative, is spending in WV state and local judicial races, but all of its money comes from one huge donation made in Washington. (WV Secretary of State)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Big Republican money - much of it from out of state or unknown donors - is going into nonpartisan West Virginia judicial elections. The Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative has spent about $70,000 on the race for Kanawha County circuit judg

Anonymous or so-called dark money plays an increasing role in funding the elections that decide what happens under the Capitol dome in Charleston. (W. Va. Legislature)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A nonprofit political group in West Virginia has broken Internal Revenue Service campaign finance laws, according to government watchdogs. The group GO West Virginia doesn't report who gives them money, and it is almost the sole source of funds for Grow West Virginia, a P

The West Virginia State Capitol will likely soon see an impeachment trial, something that hasn't happened in nearly 30 years. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice says it would be much better for any replacement named to the West Virginia Supreme Court to face voters this fall. State lawmakers have started the process to remove sitting Justice Allen Loughry, who faces numerous federal charges. If impeachment happen

Clean election groups are warning that an opinion by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey could open a floodgate to anonymous outside spending in state races. (Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Clean election watchdogs are defending West Virginia's strong campaign disclosure law against the state attorney general's opinion that could allow a flood of secret political spending. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has written that a state law all but prohibiting ano

Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia's 2nd District has been criticized for not spending time in his district. He is expected to skip a town hall in South Charleston this week. (Mooney for Congress)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – ***Update - Organizers say Senator Joe Manchin has now agreed to attend. *** Organizers still hope to see West Virginia's U.S. senators and congressional representatives at a town hall in South Charleston Thursday night, although none has said he or she will attend. Cath

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