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And fact is Arthur buy or -- flew 150 years ago today became the first governor of the great state of West Virginia.
And also -- there with facial hair.
This is power play and high and -- start well and yes happy West Virginia that -- with Centennial of the -- thirty this date is today.
And yes we will be treating you -- -- as you can see some West Virginia based excellence this is true.
And we have many surprises it's -- much fun to be at.
But out of sense of obligation and sense of rigor and a sense of our duty to -- at the Internet that stretches beyond the state.
We will tell you about the big story -- -- day.
And we will do it with a you I think it's fair to say because AB Stoddard is with -- AD.
Is of course.
-- its associate editor at yes thank you columnist most importantly for the likes of you because she writes -- pieces.
Including I love the lead.
Your latest piece which is ready for Hillary better because it's because it's coming and and I would direct everyone to go read that and be smarter no more.
Let me be topic that you have written a lot -- and we have talked a lot about in this case.
It is it is.
-- our selective Ortiz out -- I mean it's not yet stickers it's not right but yes Marco Rubio witness.
Reform is one of the most abused words -- not there -- exactly it is subjective that.
What's happening now it is Harry Reid.
Says it's now or never -- if the Republican vote is better you know -- because he's going to file cloture -- file cloture.
You have then have three days -- that the bill lays over.
And then there's about.
Three days three days -- the Republicans are scrambling now to try to get they're side together the kindness.
John open who has been on this show up worker who should.
To moderate Republican senators say they can't -- double the border guard.
And do some new border that's before you tell us here let's take a look at the map.
This is what 700 miles would look like on the US southwest border that's not an exact thing but you can see it goes all the way basically.
End of New Mexico.
Now that's that's that's a big chunk of them ordered some 17100 miles I think 15100 miles.
Will it be enough.
Well that's attention question I think it it's being crafted.
Well with the goal of attracting.
A number of Republican senators support I don't know if that's been translated the -- on the house side.
This bill still has a chance to get some good support.
On the senate side that over on the house side.
There's a lot of our time and energy being spent and -- over whether or not the speaker is going to betray.
House conservatives and first bring up a border only.
-- house version.
With the majority the majority but then fold when the house senate get together for a conference and bring conference report back to the house that nobody wants or at least a large majority -- there.
Of their conference out loudly oppose it so.
-- the politics are still very to have an outside very different from that from the senate side but I think it very much -- Like that you compromise on the border.
Is is going to be massage to get.
Ample Republicans -- so -- your colleagues in Apple's well I mean ample for the gang of eight is you know to get to seven -- so.
You could maybe lose to Democrats -- you gotta pick up a big.
You know number of Republicans you're not gonna get a majority of Republicans that you -- if you can get your way.
To seventy votes that's a big statement and they hope that's gonna move the house I have my doubts about sending notes this house.
For the -- -- -- Marco Rubio had to say on Hannity with Sean Hannity last night.
I think -- over the next few hours there's going to be additional news to report.
On the work of some of my Republican colleagues to significantly and substantially increase.
The border security parts of the bill.
Note from him that before the news came out of guys and I think this is gonna happen but tellingly rubio himself did not participate.
You were newspaper tells us today.
That rubio himself did not participate in those negotiations he is standing outside of the negotiation hoping that what is produced and there's past.
Right and never -- previous hope is that senator cornyn and some other Republicans.
We're not in the gang -- -- can actually try to craft a compromise.
Will not be attacked by the national review and and hold it.
Conservative outlets that are criticizing Marco Rubio they really he really wants to step out of the process he also wants to step out -- out of -- process.
I'm just generally -- he's noticed you were removed himself like a game seven and because he's really I'm having a tough time with the -- we've been talking at all which is.
Presidential hopes vs trying to lead in the senate when you lead on legislation you get.
Covered in bullet holes.
Right theory -- survival -- for second lieutenants.
It's not very good in combat.
The here's what Ted crews had to say -- -- on Rush Limbaugh obvious that this is a crock.
That is being sold to Republican politicians they that they can just buy off Hispanics and frankly it's offensive but it's being sold as pure politics.
It's an interesting moment for Republicans they have two stars both Cuban American both freshmen senators.
Who are now like scorpions and about Reid has created a timetable that is now and crews seeing an opportunity.
Rubio with his future on the line this fight today promises to be pretty intense.
It is and it's amazing when you look at what the Wall Street Journal said today.
What we're with you look at all the disparate factions.
And party on immigration reform mean you know that Paul Ryan.
Over on the house side.
And and house speaker Boehner has been very open and the fact they believe this is a necessary thing to do for Republicans to pass some kind of comprehensive.
Immigration reform -- the path to citizenship that's absolutely.
The last thing.
As I said a majority of house Republicans want to see.
-- happen they are do not represent districts that are.
I'm swing districts that are -- risk of being lost in the next election they don't represented Latinos they are under no political pressure to do this.
In fact if they go along with a compromise there under political pressure from the right so.
There's just no political impetus over on outside the district by district -- -- -- The map is trying to -- -- senators who are running for president between general elections -- running statewide.
Right if you -- aren't around if you run state like you Rob -- you want to run statewide in Ohio.
It's a different consideration and if you're Jim Jordan and you have one district that has very little.
No matter how much the Obama coalition Democrats -- to turn them out if immigration reform goes down Chris.
It's just still not gonna move enough numbers for the Democrats.
To stop Republicans from controlling the house hasn't it's just that -- that.
The bodies on.
To swing a seventeen -- -- Realism.
Delightfully delivered in West Virginia blue eighties -- at the mountains today thank shoot today.
Okay Internet here's the deal.
We have now that you have had matters of substance you have addressed these things.
There's just a little bit more of your entree course -- and and we are going to get dessert.
It will be a lot of fun we have a lot of surprise in store the governor of West Virginia -- West Virginia they'll both be with you as we.
Tip our caps.
To those patriots to a 150 years ago created the -- this -- we love it.
And that's is the 35 state West Virginia in all of it's glory there.
As we celebrate 150.
Hours of the Mountain State this power play welcome back.
Now it is West Virginia today and I don't have to worry.
About shooting are -- too much as mountaineers because the rest of the country doesn't give us -- -- out there I'll go ahead instead mountain -- -- -- prevented America from knowing exactly how wonderful West Virginia is.
So we're going to do some work to remedy that today so there Internet.
And part of that work will fall to one governor Earl ray Tomlin who joins us via telephone from Ohio count my.
Old stomping grounds governor welcome -- the job.
But we're pleased beyond that Albright -- assessments and single.
Amen to that now.
I'm gonna hope that the reason that you're in Wheeling is that the capital is finally moving back from Charleston to Wheeling is that while whatever -- So a bit certainly in that fear.
What -- members of the legislature yesterday.
-- so you know while we do with the apple back.
We didn't but we think -- citizens'.
We have the legislature -- such as we hear that our communities.
Over the next couple of days but -- -- -- it and it -- -- last.
We had an actor's going back to the it was the decision was laid to rest sleep for about Julia.
To -- what's forgiveness it was a very exciting new law.
That is for.
We like that we like that an awful lot and I'm glad that my -- up and we were hospitable to you guys.
That is so -- in in the time that we've got just tell us governor what is that thing that America should know about West Virginia that it does now.
We -- partnership.
Not that some people people weren't so what you did it.
So where people.
That's what people do it.
-- that or -- It's -- bit and it.
Only your system -- -- So the producer who was sentenced what's.
There but what.
But I don't know if you can hear -- -- your cellphone struck and out on us.
Which is what part of the consequence.
Of the beautiful mountains that we have but we thank you for your time today.
And hail -- West Virginia thanks for your time.
-- -- Okay.
All right now we've got more fun but let's take -- series turn as it relates to West Virginia some news today that is very consequential indeed.
For West Virginia let's take a listen to what President Obama had to say in his speech in Berlin yesterday.
For the alternative back home nation.
-- severe storms.
More feminine -- New wave of refugees.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Does the global credit -- club.
Now the president there was document climate change and the New York Times today reports.
That in the coming days.
That the administration is going to promulgate new rules.
That would essentially if fully implement it make it impossible for power plants to burn coal.
And I don't know whether you know this but that -- be a big deal.
For West Virginia though there's lots of being done with natural gas analyst -- -- -- a big part of our State's economy it's a big deal.
So what about that and what about the president's environmental agenda.
Peter this city is our friend our colleague and though he is not from West Virginia there is from New Jersey I know that he keeps West Virginia Lebanese are happy West Virginia dictator.
-- west -- date view Chris as well.
You don't have a lot of great news today though for the -- for the viewers into estrogen so -- now bad news that a New Jersey with James Gandolfini Tony Soprano and bad news in West Virginia possibly because this White House.
Plan basically going to be three steps that deal -- Energy efficiency and renewable energy and also EPA regulations and those regulations Turkey because.
The White House energy advisors come out and said.
There's new White House energy announcement that its forthcoming is not gonna cost any money.
And it's not -- require any new legislation it's all going to be.
Regulations on existing.
Power plants that are not a lot of firm details in the report but we know that these regulations are expected to you -- -- centerpiece.
Regulations on power plants and -- centerpiece.
Of the new White House plan and sense.
The White House advisor who came out the New York Times and Politico talking about -- -- saying this is the legacy issue.
For President Obama we expect them to move quickly because these regulations are very complicated and some of them could take years.
To implement and as we heard President Obama a week or two ago in California say the -- point -- office at some point in the next.
Three years or so so they have to get moving on this if they want if they want having it done.
So that it can impact his legacy he -- obviously for the better and you heard the president yesterday in Germany the Brandenburg Gate.
Complementing the Europeans saying that they're way ahead of us.
And it comes a time that you know he campaigned heavily in 2008 and 2012.
Climate change obviously doing more to prevent climate changed also reducing carbon emissions and this comes at a time this new announcement.
Bet it is poll numbers with.
-- with he.
Faces that supported him -- to -- -- in 2012 young people are just completely.
-- -- Peter Doocy you know an awful lot about coal for a -- and injured so we thank you for your insights and your -- -- -- earth -- -- -- -- All right now -- that there's some more substance you you are equipped today you know immigration is going to be a big story and actually you know that these environmental regulations are going to be a big deal in the weeks and weeks.
So you can absorb that and you and and you can move -- but we're gonna take a very quick break a very very quick break as it turns out as a surprise.
And when we come back this West Virginia is here and she's gonna Smart you up about West Virginia facts history and what matters so much about the third state will do that when we come back sister program.
Welcome back to the West Virginia today at least that's what six what Centennial say that ten times fast 150 times -- Birthday of West Virginia episode.
Here on power play and -- we're getting ready to increase the fun quotient and the educational books and that will be that would that will be very good indeed.
Because we have with us an expert on the question of West Virginia she is -- gates -- -- -- West Virginia -- follow on Twitter at all.
You western news this West Virginia dot -- miss him he got to work.
And Caitlin is a student at west Virginia university and you are from Bridgeport West Virginia which is -- -- Super Tuesday so well.
Happy birthday went -- Exactly okay so you're we we appreciate you being over here with us.
Will you please share with us.
We've put together for human -- some facts about.
West Virginia that I think will be helpful for the for the world to understand.
So Caitlin is gonna help us with that so here are top ten West Virginia -- Caitlin.
Take -- off.
For the first -- we have.
We're just thirty cents Dianne by decree that basically president Lincoln mean this ST -- in -- statement which I think I think that's pretty unique.
It's special in West Virginia is unique because in 1861 what happened was the my people up in Wheeling.
Sad actually were the real government of Virginia now they created be reformed government of Virginia and then petitioned the federal government to be split in half.
So that the part of the state that didn't have that slavery and could go on its own -- and rounded a few constitutional corners and got -- in this in the in the in this the first OK what's our second.
-- -- firstly in battle of the civil war and that took place in the Philippines which is an.
-- -- It sure -- and Barbara county and though it's fitting that a state created by the civil war would have -- for civil war battle their side.
-- so all right number three.
They locked -- they walk on who up the well that was certainly time and passionate and very.
That's right Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash you sought in the movie walk the line.
It but Wheeling, West Virginia.
I know we have a slightly on bias and it didn't start estrogen -- in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Big jamboree USA at the capitol music call posted all the greats in country music it was one of the act rivaling even the grand old operate for be the home of big time country music for decades it was a really big deal okay.
Fourth point is back -- west -- Booker T Washington and payments especially in the early nineteen hundreds and West Virginia.
He did a lot of questions came back and very importantly he grew up in the town of Malden Democrat not -- -- in the salt mines there he went on to become.
-- one of the most important civil rights leaders of the turn of the century.
And West Virginia though.
Not as diverse as east Virginia perhaps has made many contributions in that front that we could list them but just know that he stands for a strong movement.
In the state okay number five.
Jerry west's second best accessory -- your -- when environments Bemis West Virginians the silhouette -- -- in England Ireland act now.
Debbie you pageant yeah when he did a lot of great things sprint store.
He's the icon when you look at the N double and it's NBA logo and you see the -- Bouncing the ball that was taken from Jerry West the greatest clutch player arguably history.
I went to the national championship and he's WBU.
A great career that continued and ownership management and all of that.
And a pretty special guy our number -- We have a lot of sports -- from West Virginia and I think -- -- did a great job producing.
They let him.
-- -- -- That is true view.
There's another coach who came from -- can't we don't talk about.
On this show that -- they've been the the head coach national perennial national champions Alabama.
Mary Lou Retton you know for America's sweethearts and Washington Redskins right now broadcaster.
West -- -- your part of the state has been an incredible bond.
A big time athletes for the whole -- -- and true.
Birthplace of Mother's Day sticking in -- -- -- That's it -- graphic images and Taylor caffeine.
Started backing -- -- recognize -- is that something -- we can track and see that we started that packs a day of recognition for all the moms dig that all right number eight.
Fiesta way I think every lets guests wearing down my feeling is that -- and is something that originated in Wheeling -- your neck of the woods and he got eaten.
He's yes and.
The world's largest teapot is in the town of -- West Virginia I swear it's true in the town of West Virginia that's a little -- -- China.
And they make fiesta -- which -- and it's very popular color.
That stuff you like it.
Rich -- -- to Philadelphia gonna take this one because I want them to bring up the map.
West Virginia has been called the farthest the the most southern Northern State the most another the most northern southern state the most western of the eastern the most eastern of the western it's because it's huge it takes about five hours 56 hours to drive the length of the state.
And it stretches from the Washington suburbs.
All the way out west of where Cleveland is in Ohio.
It is enormous it's the second largest state east of the Mississippi.
One beating Georgia but it is it it is a giant state and therefore I think you'll agree with me.
Diverse there's everything in -- it right.
We have everything he ever going to Zia and that's what I had -- -- -- team from the West Virginia -- -- at number ten this is in many ways my favorite what's number ten.
That's in this -- -- on that Chuck Yeager was responsible for that -- so proudly in the West Virginia native.
Is CIA ET -- grew up near the same part of the state.
We're Jerry West grew -- in the eastern part of an the not valley.
-- general Chuck -- if you ever sought the right stuff or read it.
I've met -- it's true as he is is as described the guy is the guy's an American original and pretty special.
So I feel better about -- I feel better that we carried the message to America.
I do what a great ways -- west Virginia's effort that they educating people on I think what's America's best kept secret.
This isn't good this is a good point now would I used to say in my dad used to say that people -- West Virginia was that all come and ruin it by.
But we're willing we're we're certainly willing to risk that's so what is your work is as you do your work is -- West Virginia which are costs which match.
My platform caught healthy kids' -- features -- -- -- is an epidemic -- that is actually something that needs attention last.
So fortunately I was able to use the elsewhere around your state and visited -- 100 schools and now let me throw by West Virginia pass -- game.
Which -- partnership to stores to fast and through that I was able to visit 40000 students in West Virginia and certain passage of how important it is to take care everybody and start now about -- -- happen.
That's been my main goal in this past Christmas present what is the building next for you what's next well unfortunately I give -- my title in July 3 I only have a few more weeks to my brain -- -- an opportunity.
After that I'm excited to continue in the West Virginia University but that exercise is the team and she -- and so that's where we get them today.
This is what I'm talking about Internet is why we love West Virginia is because of people like that's and because of as the governor said his cellphone horrible.
These are literally.
Literally the nicest people in the world these are the nicest people in the world the friendly as the best neighbors the good folks.
I KK night six nights as happy West Virginia -- my neighbors just.
1012 miles to the west my favorite West Virginia place to visit is harpers ferry West Virginia which of course was the size and where property -- again John -- on the big deal a great place to visit these and handle all that stuff is good.
I have a lot of fun thank you -- Okay Internet here's what's what the Zimmerman trial coverage returns after we're done saying AL AL West Virginia.
That's true and whether it's West Virginia there now.
As we like to do every day we want to leave you with the word from our.
French us and the president.
It's continually amazing.
All the issues are -- against Syria ablaze.
Jordan is -- -- there's going nuclear.
Egypt is under the sway of the brotherhood.
You've got you know all these crises in the what I -- is the least important issue on the planet nuclear arms reduction.
There is zero chance nuclear war between the United States and Russia it isn't even an issue we already are -- -- nuclear.
The idea that would give me any safer if we have a thousand rather than 15100.
Warheads is absurd.
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