Daughter of Joe Manchin Jilts U.S. for Lower Tax Rate

Fournier: 'How to renounce America and still be called a Patriot' by the New York Times
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) / AP

The daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D.-W.Va.) is taking her giant generic drug-making company based outside of Pittsburgh to the Netherlands for a favorable tax rate, and according to the New York Times, Heather Bresch remains a “patriot” and made the decision “reluctantly.”

Obama EPA Rule Faces Bipartisan Opposition

Critics slam administration for burdensome carbon dioxide regulation
EPA administrator Gina McCarthy / AP

The Obama administration released an aggressive plan Monday to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the United States by 30 percent by the year 2030, a move panned by critics of executive overreach, vulnerable Senate Democrats, and the energy industry.

Coal Country Voters Express Economic Pessimism

Key Senate races in West Virginia and Kentucky could be impacted
Coal power plant / Wikimedia Commons

The nation’s leading coal-producing states are among its most economically pessimistic according to a new Gallup poll, suggesting widespread concern over new environmental restrictions on the industry that could impact Senate elections in November.