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  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    11/28/2015 6:05:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) P_resident Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017. But Republicans have...
  • Kentucky governor restores voting rights of most felons

    11/24/2015 1:56:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    aol/reuters ^ | november 24, 2015
    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action that he said will affect some 180,000 people. Once felons have completed their sentences, including any probation or parole, and have made court-mandated restitution, they will have their rights automatically restored as long as they have no additional cases pending, Beshear said. Previously, felony offenders needed to apply to the governor's office to have their voting rights restored. Now, Beshear said, the Department of Corrections will make the determination. "The old system is unfair," Beshear said. "It's counterproductive. We...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • (Flashback) Madison Project PAC Endorses Colonel Rob Maness for Senate in Louisiana

    11/22/2015 8:07:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Matt Bevin (R-KY), announced today that it is supporting Colonel Rob Maness for U.S. Senate against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in Louisiana. "Rob Maness provides conservatives with a refreshing change from typical senatorial candidates,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “As a career Air Force officer who fought in combat for our country, constitutional principles are more than just a talking point. With a dearth of courage within the ranks of the Senate GOP Conference, Maness would bring his leadership...
  • Outrage After Political Cartoon About Governor Elect Bevin

    11/21/2015 12:49:58 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    WLEX-18 ^ | 11/19/2015
    People are outraged after the Herald Leader published political cartoonist Joel Pett's recent cartoon about Governor Elect Matt Bevin. The cartoon has been viewed by many as an attack on Bevin's adopted children. The Governor Elect is calling Pett a racist and some people are demanding that the paper fire Pett and the entire editorial staff at the Herald Leader. The cartoon, published Thursday, shows Bevin under his desk, shivering with fear. The caption reads, "Sir, they're not terrorists...they're your own adopted kids!" The children referenced in this cartoon are the four Ethiopian children the Governor Elect and his wife...
  • Gabriella Doolin: Arrest Made In Death Of 7-Year-Old Girl Who Disappeared From Football Game

    11/21/2015 10:54:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    HNGN ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jelani James
    Police announced that they have arrested the suspect responsible for the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a 7-year-old girl in Kentucky. Gabriella Doolin had been reported missing for 25 minutes before she was found dead. (Photo : Twitter Photo Section) Police have arrested a 38-year-old man and charged him with sexually assaulting and murdering 7-year-old Gabriella "Gabby" Doolin, who went missing last Saturday at a football game in Scottsville, Ky., authorities revealed. The suspect, Timothy Madden, of Scottsville, was taken into custody by the Kentucky State Police Friday morning and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at...
  • Louisville Rep. Denny Butler switches party affiliation to GOP [Bevin effect]

    11/21/2015 8:46:56 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2015 | Nick Storm
    Rep. Denny Butler of Louisville has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. ... The impetus for Butler’s decision to move from the Democratic ranks to the Republican column may stem from retiring Rep. Larry Clark’s endorsement of Alan Gentry in the Democratic primary to replace him in the 46th House District... “I know there’s been a, sort of a feud down there in the district that Larry Clark represented,” Stumbo said at the Kentucky Association of Counties conference in Lexington. “I assume that has something to do with it, but I hope that he will reconsider. He comes...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • KY Newspaper Cartoonist Joel Pett Thinks Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s Children Look Like Terrorists

    11/19/2015 1:06:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | November 19, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    I'm sure members of the Circle of Jerks will look on this and give it a complete pass. They will not see the media bias. But even Democrats in Kentucky are expressing outrage at the Lexington Herald-Leader's decision to run an editorial cartoon comparing Matt Bevin's children to terrorists. The cartoonist, Joel Pett, was reacting to Matt Bevin's call to curtail the influx of Syrian refugees. Bevin has multiple children adopted from overseas and regularly conducts Christian mission trips to Africa. You'd think a man like that might be someone to listen to when even he expresses concerns about Syrian...
  • New Kentucky Governor Says All the Kim Davises Are Off the Hook

    11/16/2015 7:10:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/16/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Kim Davis and other county officials in Kentucky should not have to worry about violating their religious conscience by performing official duties much longer. Less than a week after the title "governor-elect" was added to his name, Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin announced he would make sure that Davis and other county officials who don't want to sign gay marriage licenses would no longer have to put their names on the documents. Davis couldn't be happier. "I am ecstatic. He is such a genuine and caring person. I will be forever thankful that he came to visit me while I was...
  • Gov.-elect Bevin says Election Day results "a cry for help" from Kentuckians as GOP celebrates wins

    11/15/2015 6:48:51 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    With 106 of the state’s 120 counties in his column, Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said the state’s electoral map last week represented “a cry for help from the people of Kentucky” during his remarks to the Republican Party of Kentucky’s state central committee on Saturday. The meeting of top GOP officials doubled as a rallying cry ahead of next year’s legislative races, with Republicans vying for control of the state’s House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. The celebratory mood at the Ramada Plaza in Louisville on Saturday offered a stark contrast with the feeling among Democratic leaders,...
  • Ron Paul: Election Process "Is Orchestrated By Mainstream Media," "Trump Is An Authoritarian"

    10/02/2015 9:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tim Haines
    Former US congressman, founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and many-time presidential candidate Ron Paul discusses the 2016 presidential race on the Russian government's English-language propaganda station. RT HOST: I first asked Dr. Paul what he thinks it says that the three candidates from the private sector are doing the best, does that mean the economy is the foremost issue on the minds of most Americans? RON PAUL: Well probably yes, but if you look at the Democrat side, you have someone like Bernie Sanders, who has been in nothing else except politics. And he's doing...
  • Rand Paul is basically doomed: How the man who was supposed to reinvent GOP fell flat on his face

    08/04/2015 8:00:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    It wasn't too long ago that Rand Paul was viewed as a serious threat to the GOP nomination. Not any longer.One of the big mysteries of the Koch brothers lavish gala this past weekend is the fact that Rand Paul was not in attendance. Youd think that the Kochs would at least insist that Paul come to the fete to do a dramatic reading of John Galts Atlas Shrugged speech for the billionaires in attendance, but he didnt show. Some reports suggest that he was invited, but declined. Perhaps his feelings are hurt that they also invited Scott Walker, Ted...
  • The Tragedy of Rand Paul

    09/19/2015 7:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 18, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    You dont have to agree with all or even most of Senator Rand Pauls brand of libertarianism to concede that his candidacy once held so much promise. Paul entered the race buoyed by what seemed like a burgeoning libertarian moment. From the conduct of the global war on terrorism to massive comprehensive reform packages, American political culture had grown suspicious of the federal governments ability to avert the unforeseen negative consequences of its good intentions. For several weeks in the summer of 2014, Rand Paul led a field of nine prospective Republican presidential candidates in the polls. It was a...
  • Trump backs U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

    09/08/2015 9:19:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Breaking ranks with nearly all of his fellow 2016 Republican contenders, Donald Trump says he supports President Barack Obama's decision to reengage diplomatically with Cuba. "50 years is enough," Trump said in an interview with the Daily Caller published Tuesday, referring to Obama's decision to re-establish U.S. ties with Cuba. "I think it's fine. I think it's fine, but we should have made a better deal," Trump added. "The concept of opening with Cuba is fine." Trump joins libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as the only Republican running for president to express his support for normalizing relations with Cuba....
  • Im a pedophile, youre the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 107 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/30/2015
    My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage My article Im A Pedophile, But Not a Monster was published last week and it has been a whirlwind since. Ive spent days doing radio interviews, even an appearance on TV (HLNs Dr. Drew on Call), but mainly just answering the hundreds of emails that have poured in. Yes, the vast majority of them have been supportive. While there has been a visible backlash, predominantly from the political right, in private it has been a different story. This piece has generated debate...
  • Liberal, Salon.com Pedophile Calls Me Out! But Now Ive Dug Into His Past

    09/30/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Steven Crowder
    (IMAGES/SCREENSHOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINK. COULDN'T POST THEM HERE) Well, Todd Nickerson the pedophile has responded to the right wing vile backlash he got for coming out to the world as someone whos sexually attracted to children. Sorry Im not sorry. If youre sexually attracted to children, youre a sick bastard. And not one for whom I have much, shall we say tolerance? He called me out by name..ish: Then theres Alex Crowders lunacy by way of Alex Jones: No, Salon.com, I Dont Need to Understand the Plight of Pedophiles. Again, the implication in the very title is that...
  • Salon.com Looks to Normalize Pedophilia

    09/25/2015 4:58:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/23/2015 | Tim Brown
    Salon.com recently posted an article on their website titled, "I'm a pedophile, but not a monster." It included the byline "I'm attracted to children but unwilling to act on it. Before judging me harshly, would you be willing to listen?" Todd Nickerson is the author and yes, he honestly and openly admits to being a pedophile. "My name is Todd Nickerson, and I'm a pedophile," he wrote. "Does that surprise you? Yeah, not many of us are willing to share our story, for good reason. To confess a sexual attraction to children is to lay claim to the most reviled...
  • REPORT: Obama Just Got SHOCKING News From These States…This Could Be His Worst Nightmare

    11/11/2015 7:12:40 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 46 replies
    Obama insists that DEMOCRATS are the future of America saying that the Republican party is 'outdated.' In reality, Obama is dead wrong. More Republicans are making massive gains at the state and local levels. Take the victory of the governor elect Matt Bevin in Kentucky recently! Bevin, a Tea Party favorite became only the second Republican in four decades to win Kentucky’s governorship! The Washington Post reports: With Matt Bevin’s win in Kentucky on Tuesday night, Republicans now hold 32 of the nation’s governorships — 64 percent of all the governors mansions in the country. (One race, in Louisiana, won’t...
  • He Hasn't Been Sworn in Yet,

    11/10/2015 3:22:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They're already after the Kentucky governor. Before the guy is even sworn in, predictably, this is a prediction that I made -- gee, I don't know, years ago. I'll just tell you this, you'll see what I mean. This is from the Washington Post: "Kentucky’s Newly Insured Worry About Their Health Under Next Governor." (laughing) We just had a Republican governor, a Tea Party guy, a staunch conservative win in a landslide in Kentucky, in part running against Obamacare, and here comes the Drive-By Media saying that the people in Kentucky are now getting scared and they're...
  • Kentucky’s governor-elect just granted Kim Davis a major victory

    11/10/2015 12:37:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/15 | Ben Johnson
    FRANKFORT, KY, November 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On December 8, Kentucky will have a new governor, and Kim Davis will have a chance to do her job without denying her faith. Governor-elect Matt Bevin has promised that he will change the state's marriage forms, removing the name of the county clerk entirely - the reform Davis had pleaded with state lawmakers to enact before spending five days in jail. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in eastern Kentucky, is a born again Christian who believes participating in a same-sex "marriage" would make her guilty of a major sin. Before the...
  • ObamaCare gives Kentucky a Republican businessman governor

    11/08/2015 9:09:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/15 | Herman Cain
    And Republicans across the country should take note. According to all the polls leading up to last Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in Kentucky, Republican businessman Matt Bevin wasn’t supposed to have a chance. This was the same Matt Bevin who had launched a lamentably unsuccessful primary campaign last year against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and was treated by much of the press in the state (OK, technically the commonwealth) as a loose cannon who couldn’t be taken seriously. But Mr. Bevin pounded away at ObamaCare. And if you’re wondering why, since that’s ostensibly a national issue, you might recall that...
  • The Avoidable Destruction of an Iconic American Industry

    11/07/2015 9:14:44 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/7/2015 | Michael J. Mueller
    As a result of China’s flooding the world market with cheap, state-subsidized aluminum and our president’s irrational aversion to fossil fuels, a 127-year-old American industry is in danger of disappearing. This week, the two largest primary aluminum producers in the United States announced curtailment of aluminum production at key smelters across the country. Alcoa announced that it was halting smelting operations at its Intalco Works (583 employees) and Wenatchee plants (428 employees) in Washington state, its Massena West plant in New York (500 employees) and that it was curtailing alumina refining capacity at its Point Comfort facility in Texas. Century...
  • Incoming Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Tells EPA to ‘Pound Sand’ on Big Issue

    11/07/2015 12:28:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    the blaze ^ | 11/6/15 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said in an appearance on The Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday that he will push back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate the coal industry, telling the EPA to “pound sand.” Bevin’s comments came after Glenn Beck asked, “Now that you’re in, President Obama has said that he’s going to destroy the coal industry. Kentucky is a coal state. What are you going to be doing specifically to push back on that?” In August, President Barack Obama unveiled his coal policy in partnership with the EPA, granting the agency authority over what is traditionally...
  • Removing clerks' names from marriage licenses will be among top priorities of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin

    11/07/2015 1:07:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/6/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin plans to make marriage licensing one of his first priorities after his inauguration Dec. 8, pledging Friday to take executive action to strip county clerks’ names from the documents. Bevin spoke to the media in the Capitol Rotunda in his first post-election news conference, where he reiterated his plan to shutter Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, kynect, as well as his stance against releasing his tax returns. The state’s next governor spent much of his day at the Capitol meeting with his transition team and legislative leaders, saying he expects to announce his chief of...
  • Authorities Say Police Officer Shot in Central Kentucky Dies

    11/06/2015 6:59:54 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/6/15
    A central Kentucky police officer died early Friday, two days after he was ambushed and shot in the head while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect, authorities said.
  • Kentucky's governor-elect to remove clerk names from state marriage licenses

    11/06/2015 12:44:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Yahoo News Via ^ | 11/06/2015 | By Steve Bittenbender
    LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin said on Friday that when he takes office in December he will order changes to the state marriage license form to appease clerks who have objected to issuing licenses to same-sex couples. "One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form," Bevin told reporters in the Capitol rotunda. Bevin, only the second Republican elected governor in Kentucky since 1971, said he would make the change by executive order. It is unclear what impact his order would have on the...
  • GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    11/06/2015 5:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2015
    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates. The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The criteria were different than for past...
  • Media Silent as Muslim Bakeries Refuse to Bake Cakes for Gay Weddings

    11/05/2015 2:22:40 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refused to bake cakes for gay weddings. You would think that would be news like Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings. Nope, Muslims are part of the liberal media protected class. If Muslims want to follow their own religious beliefs and not bake cakes for gay weddings, you don't hear any big outcry of 'homophobia.' Instead, these Muslim bakeries in Michigan are given a pass to practice their religion as they see fit, unlike Christians. Watch the following video from Steven Crowder going into a few Dearboorn Muslim bakeries and asking them to make a...
  • What this black conservative just did should strike FEAR into every single progressive’s heart

    11/05/2015 9:23:59 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Allen West
    Well, Tuesday in Kentucky history was made. First of all, the Bluegrass State elected only its second Republican governor in 40 years, Matt Bevin. And may I add that Governor-Elect Bevin spent four years active duty service in the U.S. Army as an Artillery officer — Go Redlegs! But there was an even BIGGER story coming out of Kentucky Tuesday night. As reported by National Review Online: Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way....
  • Kentucky’s New GOP Lt. Gov. Is Black Tea-Party Activist

    11/04/2015 8:14:08 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way. Bevin’s lieutenant governor running-mate, Jenean Hampton, is now the first African American elected to statewide office ever in the state’s history. Both Bevin and Hampton are Tea Party activists who have never held elective office. Hampton’s path certainly represents triumph over adversity. Born in Detroit, the 57-year-old Hampton and her three sisters were raised by a single mom who lacked a high school education and couldn’t afford...
  • It Happened Again! Liberals Shocked to See Conservatism Win on Election Day

    11/04/2015 1:02:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Man, oh, man, oh, man, oh, man. You wake up today -- maybe you were paying attention last night, I don't know -- but you wake up today and find out what happened, you may not even have known in some parts of the country it was Election Day yesterday. And if you're one of the ones who didn't, you wake up today and you find out, holy cow, it happened again. You have to be buoyed. If you don't know what happened last night via the election returns just hang in there because I'm gonna tell...
  • Battle joined: Army panel backs WWII vet’s posthumous bid for Medal of Honor

    11/04/2015 2:35:30 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2015 | Greg Wilson
    The true story of Garlin Murl Conner’s heroism in the face of a Nazi onslaught might have gone to the grave with the soft-spoken Kentucky farmer if not for a chance phone call from another military man trying to piece together the last days of his uncle’s life. ***snip*** The bravery of Conner, who died in 1998 at the age of 79, is well-documented. The first lieutenant, who was wounded seven times, earned an incredible four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his World War II heroism. But it was what he...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Tea Party Conservative Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor Race -- And What the GOP Can Learn From Him

    11/04/2015 11:48:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-04-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Kentucky had elected only one Republican governor in the last four decades, Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin handily defeated Democrat Jack Conway yesterday. The off-year election, one of many state and local contests held Tuesday ‎across the country, was seen by some as a test for outsider candidates at a time when several such candidates are seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Bevin, who has run as an outsider ever since he unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, was declared the winner over state Attorney General Conway in the gubernatorial race shortly after polls closed Tuesday evening. The victory...
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, the first black statewide officeholder in Kentucky. And, she’s a Republican

    11/04/2015 9:54:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Kentucky's newest lieutenant governor-elect is unique in many ways. She and her running mate, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, are some of this election cycle's first victorious political outsiders. (Bevin had been likened to Donald Trump). Jenean Hampton is also the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. And she's just one of a handful of black women on the national level to identify with the tea party movement.
  • The GOPe can fool itself but Kentucky’s Democrats call Bevin’s win “Trump-mania”

    11/04/2015 9:49:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Republican establishment take note: At the end of the night a Kentucky Democrat called the crushing defeat of his Party’s candidate a result of “Trump-mania.” For the GOPe, in just one year Matt Bevin has come from “annoying” to “serious” to Governor Elect of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Bevin, the personification of “outsider,” has won a resounding victory in the Blue Grass State that changes the make-up of its government across the board. Sweeping to a victory that the pollsters tried to convince Kentuckians would be an upset if at all, Bevin whipped the tar out of Democrat Jack Conway...
  • Why were the polls so wrong?, Kentucky governor edition

    11/04/2015 9:20:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4 | Philip Bump
    If you'd asked most political people a week ago who'd be celebrating his victory in the Kentucky gubernatorial race Wednesday morning, they'd have probably guessed it would be the Democrat, Jack Conway. Kentucky has a long tradition of electing Democrats to the highest position in the state; since 1971, only one Republican had won the position (Ernie Fletcher in 2003). But also, the polls! Surveys conducted in late October showed Conway with a decent lead over Republican Matt Bevin -- suggesting that the race would be close, but Conway was likely to win. Conway didn't win. Conway got beaten, badly...
  • Kentucky’s New GOP Lt. Gov. Is Black Tea-Party Activist

    11/04/2015 9:00:01 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 11/3/2015 | John Fund
    Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way. Bevin’s lieutenant governor running-mate, Jenean Hampton, is now the first African American elected to statewide office ever in the state’s history.
  • Election Night in Kentucky, Virginia; Bevin wins in Kentucky; GOP holds VA Senate

    11/04/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Most of the attention in politics has focused on the 2016 elections, but a few contests on this Election Day 2015 are worth noting, too. Republicans have had a long history of frustration in gubernatorial races in otherwise friendly Kentucky, and they may well add another chapter of failure today — unless a last-minute infusion of cash can bridge the gap for Matt Bevin: Republicans are pouring money into a last-minute effort in Tuesday’s Kentucky gubernatorial race, aiming to rescue Matt Bevin’s struggling campaign and keep the GOP from again being shut out of the conservative state’s governorship.Bevin, who...
  • Democrats Credit ‘Trump-Mania’ for Matt Bevin’s Shock Victory in Kentucky Governor Race

    11/04/2015 5:51:12 AM PST · by libstripper · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association, Elisabeth Pearson, issued a statement Tuesday night crediting Donald Trump with creating the political conditions of ‘outsider’ popularity that allowed Republican Matt Bevin to win the Kentucky governor’s race over Democrat candidate Jack Conway. . . . ““Attorney General Jack Conway ran a strong campaign focused on the issues that matter to Kentuckians: good schools, good-paying jobs and economic opportunity,” Pearson said. “Unfortunately, he ran into the unexpected headwinds of Trump-mania, losing to an outsider candidate in the year of the outsider. While Jack Conway came up just short tonight, his presence...
  • Dems in shock over near landslide loss of Kentucky governorship to Tea Party Republican

    11/04/2015 5:46:00 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats outspent and outpolled Republican novice Matt Bevin, and expected their candidate, Attorney General Jack Conway, to keep the Kentucky governorship in Democrat hands, where it had been for all but one term of the last half century. Instead, Tea Partier Bevin, who had previously challenged Mitch McConnell for the GOP nomination for Senator and lost big, pulled off a near landslide victory with an 85,000 vote margin. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Alan Blinder of the New York Times: In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, by almost nine percentage points, Mr. Bevin, 48, shocked people in his...
  • Conservatives Have A Big Night In Local And State Elections

    11/04/2015 3:20:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    Link only http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2015-elections-conservatives-win_563972dee4b0b24aee4812a0?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • Businessman who has been likened to Trump wins Kentucky governor’s race

    11/03/2015 7:14:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    Republicans stole a key governor's seat in a hotly contested race in Kentucky on Tuesday, installing an outsider businessman who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump as the state's next chief executive. Meanwhile, neighboring Ohio voted against becoming the fifth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. In Kentucky, millionaire GOP investor Matt Bevin led Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway 52.5 percent to 44 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. The race, which was perhaps the most watched among a series of lower-profile races in Tuesday's off-year election, has been called for Bevin.
  • Democrats Blame 'Trump-Mania' for Matt Bevin Victory in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 10:07:08 PM PST · by Vision Thing · 107 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats stunned by Matt Bevin's victory in the race for Kentucky governor blamed "Trump-mania" for the Tea Party candidate's unlikely 53%-44% win over Democrat Jack Conway. "Attorney General Jack Conway ran a strong campaign focused on the issues that matter to Kentuckians: good schools, good-paying jobs and economic opportunity," said Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, in an official statement on the results. Pearson added: "Unfortunately, he ran into the unexpected headwinds of Trump-mania, losing to an outsider candidate in the year of the outsider. While Jack Conway came up just short tonight, his presence in this...
  • Election 2015: Harmon’s upset of Edelen stunning in Republican surge

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Republicans didn't settle for Matt Bevin's win in the governor's race; the GOP scored a major upset with Mike Harmon defeating Democratic incumbent auditor Adam Edelen. Harmon, who was widely outspent, won 52 percent of the vote, throwing up a roadblock to Edelen's future ambitions, perhaps as a challenger next year to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Edelen is considered Kentucky Democrats' rising star and best politician, in the mold of populists like Wendell Ford. He ran on a strong record of exposing wasteful spending by special taxing districts, a former commissioner of agriculture and auditing public schools....
  • Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 11/3/15 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ALAN BLINDER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Bevin, a Republican political novice, wealthy Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite, was elected Kentucky’s next governor on Tuesday, a victory that could herald a new era in a state where Democrats have held the governor’s mansion for all but four of the last 44 years. The Associated Press declared Mr. Bevin the winner shortly after 8 p.m. In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, Mr. Bevin surprised many in his own party, who believed that the climate in Kentucky was ripe for a Republican but feared that Mr. Bevin, a charismatic conservative with...
  • Kentucky Governor General Election RESULTS (Bevin WINS!)

    11/03/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 121 replies
    WKYT.Com ^ | November 3, 2015
    CANDIDATE PARTY PERCENT VOTES Matt Bevin GOP 49.9% 213,492 Jack Conway Dem 46.2% 197,493 Drew Curtis Ind 3.9% 16,834
  • Kim Davis, Kentucky clerk opposed to gay marriage, appeals contempt order that jailed her

    11/03/2015 4:17:25 PM PST · by deport · 15 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has asked a federal appeals court to scrap a series of unfavorable rulings issued by the district judge who sent her to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In a 126-page filing with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Monday, Davis' attorneys called U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning's order that Davis license same-sex marriage a "rush to judgment" that trampled the clerk's religious liberty. Read more: CLICK,
  • Race for governor tops Ky. general election (Election Day!)

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Here is a look at Kentucky's top races in Tuesday's general election, from the contest for governor at the top of the ticket to down-ballot races for statewide offices: GOVERNOR Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin square off in the race to become Kentucky's next governor in a pivotal off-year election. The winner succeeds Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who could not seek re-election because of term limits. The campaign turned into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear used an executive order to expand the state's Medicaid program to...