Complete coverage on

Joe Manchin

Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will join the families of the 29 men who perished in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine a year ago Tuesday.

Latest Stories

2010: Obama eulogizes W. Virginia minersupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:16:00

President Obama delivers the eulogy at a memorial for the 29 miners that were killed in an explosion in West Virginia.

West Virginia governor unveils new mine rescue truckupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 13:45:00

The governor of West Virginia unveiled a new, specially equipped truck Tuesday designed to help rescue trapper miners -- part of that state's response to last year's Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, which resulted in 29 deaths.

Family of WWI veteran looks forward to 110th birthdayupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 07:11:00

The family of Frank Buckles, the nation's lone living veteran of World War I, hopes he makes it to his 110th birthday about a month from now, despite troubling signs he is on the decline.

House freshmen arrive for orientationupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 17:20:00

Newly elected members of the House of Representatives arrive in Washington for orientation.

Lame duck Congress convenesupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 17:20:00

The so-called "lame duck" session of the Democratic Congress convened Monday, with members preparing to make decisions on a host of contentious issues that could have major political ramifications for both President Barack Obama and the incoming Republican House majority.

Gillibrand: More help for middle classupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 07:00:00

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says wants a new vision for New York and the middle class.

Democrats keep control of the Senate, CNN projectsupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 07:00:00

Riding a wave of voter discontent, Republicans picked up six Senate seats Tuesday but fell short in their bid to wrest control of the upper house from Democrats and oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, CNN projected, based on its analysis of exit poll data.

Close race in West Virginiaupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 08:12:00

The West Virginia senate race has become a close contest. How did this happen? Dana Bash reports.

Race is tight for Byrd's Senate seat in West Virginiaupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 08:12:00

Wealthy Republican businessman John Raese has run three times for statewide office in West Virginia over the past few decades and has never won.

West Virginia governor, businessman win Senate nominationsupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 21:44:00

West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin and Republican businessman John Raese ran to easy victories Saturday in a special West Virginia primary for the U.S. Senate.

Manchin's office: No indication W.Va. governor is under investigationupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 19:42:00

The Department of Justice served the state of West Virginia two subpoenas this week, the governor's office said late Friday, adding that they had "not been informed that Governor [Joe] Manchin or any other state employee is under investigation."

Goodwin sworn in as interim successor to Byrdupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 15:03:00

Carte Goodwin was sworn in Tuesday as the interim replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, giving Senate Democrats a key vote for issues such as the extension of unemployment benefits.

Interim senator from West Virginia to take oath in time for key voteupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 01:58:00

Carte Goodwin will be sworn in Tuesday afternoon as the new senator from West Virginia, temporarily filling the seat formerly held by the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

Manchin names Carte Goodwin to replace Sen. Byrdupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 16:24:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin named attorney and political confidante Carte Goodwin on Friday to fill the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat until a special election is held. Goodwin will be sworn in Tuesday.

Sen. Byrd's replacement namedupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 16:24:00

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin appoints Carte Goodwin to fill the late Robert C. Byrd's Senate seat.

West Virginia governor to name Byrd replacementupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 03:55:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin will announce on Friday his pick to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd.

Friends, family say farewell to Sen. Byrdupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 16:25:00

Close friends and family gathered Tuesday to say farewell to Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress, who died last week at age 92.

Colleagues mourn longest-serving U.S. senatorupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 17:31:00

Colleagues of Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia mourned his death as family and friends planned his funeral.

Sen. Leahy: Byrd was 'extraordinary man'updated: Mon Jun 28 2010 17:31:00

Sen. Patrick Leahy fondly remembers Sen. Robert Byrd during Elana Kagan's confirmation hearings.

Sen. Robert Byrd hospitalized in serious conditionupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 17:41:00

Sen. Robert Byrd, the 92-year-old Democrat from West Virginia who is the longest-serving Congress member in history, has been hospitalized in serious condition, his office said Sunday.

Obama pays tribute to fallen West Virginia minersupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 09:10:00

President Obama paid tribute Sunday to 29 workers killed in an explosion at a West Virginia coal mine earlier this month, saying they died "in pursuit of the American dream."

Gov. Manchin: Let's honor miners Friday with safety reviewupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 22:08:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin asked his state's miners to put down their tools on Friday and use the day to re-evaluate safety procedures rather than to produce coal.

Sago investigator will look at West Virginia mine disasterupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 20:46:00

West Virginia's governor on Tuesday named a former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to lead a state investigation into last week's coal mine explosion that left 29 miners dead.

'Heavy hearted community'updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:58:00

CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how a West Virginia community is coping after the lost of 29 coal miners.

9 bodies remain in West Virginia mine; recovery effort under wayupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:58:00

Recovery crews worked in a West Virginia coal mine Monday, hoping to bring out by late afternoon the last nine bodies remaining there out of the 29 miners who died in an explosion a week ago, officials said.

West Virginia mine being reventilated so bodies can be recoveredupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 16:32:00

Efforts were under way Sunday to reventilate a sprawling West Virginia coal mine so crews can recover the bodies of 22 miners who died in an explosion Monday, authorities said. Seven bodies were removed soon after the blast.

Missing miners' fate may be known soonupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 22:44:00

Rescuers expect to find out by about midnight whether any of the four missing miners is still alive, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said Friday night.

Rescuers pulled from mine againupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 22:44:00

Officials explain why rescue crews were pulled from the West Virginia mine overnight.

Rescuers to make 'mad dash' to search for trapped West Virginia minersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 02:47:00

Crews planned to pump nitrogen into a West Virginia coal mine as the search resumed early Friday for four miners who may be trapped after a deadly explosion earlier in the week.

Air inside mine now appears safe; rescuers might enter soonupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 22:54:00

Air samples from the mine where 25 miners were killed Monday are no longer explosive, and rescuers may soon begin searching for four unaccounted-for miners, a federal official said late Wednesday.

Rescue teams get ready to go undergroundupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 22:54:00

Kevin Stricklin of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration talks about rescue efforts at a West Virginia mine.

Drilling begins into coal mine; governor holds 'a sliver of hope'updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 02:29:00

Rescue workers began drilling a hole Tuesday toward where they believe four miners may be located more than a day after a blast killed 25 others in a coal mine here.

'All we have left is hope'updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 02:29:00

As the search for survivors continues, the death toll rises to 25 in the West Virginia mine explosion.

12 killed in West Virginia mine blastupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:35:00

Twelve miners died Monday and more than a dozen were unaccounted for after an explosion erupted inside an underground mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia, the mine's parent company said.

Responders at mine siteupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:35:00

First responders arrive at the scene of a massive mine explosion in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

West Virginia recovers from floodingupdated: Mon May 11 2009 12:24:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin surveyed areas of his state Monday where weekend flooding destroyed more than 300 buildings, prompted evacuations and left behind miles of mud and debris.

Dems win two open governor races, make history in N.C.updated: Wed Nov 05 2008 02:01:00

Democrats celebrated victories in two open gubernatorial seats early Wednesday, including the history-making election of North Carolina's first female governor.

Dems need unity, governor saysupdated: Tue May 13 2008 10:36:00

West Virgina Gov. Joe Manchin talks about Tuesday's primary and the need for Democrats to unite around a nominee.

Obama takes superdelegate lead on eve of expected lossupdated: Tue May 13 2008 10:36:00

Sen. Barack Obama took the lead in the race for superdelegates on the eve of a contest that's expected to fall easily into Sen. Hillary Clinton's column.

Sago Mine explosion report delayed at families' requestupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 13:55:00

The release of a report blaming lightning as the cause of last January's Sago Mine explosion has been delayed.

Police: Sago Mine suffers suicide tragedyupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 19:36:00

Two men who worked at West Virginia's Sago Mine during the January disaster that killed 12 miners have committed suicide in the past month, state police said Tuesday.

Sago miners' kin seek truth, solutionsupdated: Tue May 02 2006 13:17:00

Relatives of coal miners killed in January's Sago Mine disaster spoke of heroes and heartbreak Tuesday as they asked an investigative panel to look for ways to ensure others don't endure similar pain.

Mine deaths spur call for 'stand-down'updated: Thu Feb 02 2006 09:02:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has called on all mines in his state to halt operations until thorough safety checks are made, following the deaths of two miners on Wednesday.

Fire chief: Crew told to wait outside burning mineupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 22:02:00

Firefighters arrived last week at the Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 blaze within four minutes of being notified, only to be threatened with arrest and forced to wait more than three hours for a rescue team, their chief said Monday.

West Virginia passes mine-safety billupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 17:52:00

Following the deaths of 14 West Virginia miners in less than three weeks, state lawmakers on Monday approved legislation aimed at improving the chances of survival for miners trapped underground.

Bodies of miners foundupdated: Sat Jan 21 2006 06:32:00

The bodies of two miners who were trapped after an underground fire broke out at Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 were found Saturday, mine officials said.

Rescuers find no trace of 2 missing minersupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 04:31:00

Rescue teams reached the face of a West Virginia coal mine Friday but found no sign of two missing miners, officials said.

Official: 12 of 13 miners deadupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 03:21:00

Eleven miners initially reported to be alive after spending nearly 40 hours trapped underground following a mine explosion were found dead, and the only survivor was the man reported to be hospitalized in critical condition, officials said early Wednesday.

Family members say 12 miners found alive updated: Tue Jan 03 2006 01:17:00

Twelve miners who have been trapped underground for more than 36 hours are alive, their friends and relatives were told.

Rescue teams creep toward trapped coal minersupdated: Mon Jan 02 2006 12:54:00

Two rescue teams slowly navigated a two-mile path Monday night to the site of a coal mine explosion that trapped 13 miners, who had not been heard from since the early morning accident.

We recommend