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  • McConnell ad features women attacking female Democratic opponent:

    10/22/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) has a new ad in the Kentucky Senate race that zeroes in on the demographic of voters he thinks are mostly likely to be wooed by his opponent, Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Young women. In the ad, young women make the pitch that it is Grimes who looks down on them, by implying they need the government's help to get ahead. "Alison Lundergan Grimes wants me to think that I'm not good enough... That I couldn't get a job, unless Washington passed more laws...That I can't graduate college, without raising your taxes... She...
  • New Poll Shows McConnell Up by 3 in Kentucky With Overwhelming Tea Party Support

    10/21/2014 10:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Western Kentucky University's 2014 Big Red Poll released on Monday shows that incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leads Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by 3 points, 45% to 42%, among likely voters in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. The poll, coming two weeks before election day, indicates the race is still close, despite numerous recent gaffes by Grimes and news that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped funding television advertising in support of her candidacy. 5% of likely voters supported Libertarian David Patterson, and 8% were undecided. The most surprising result of the poll is that, despite a bitter...
  • Democrats who run from Obama take a risk

    10/18/2014 9:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donna Brazile
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Democratic candidates who run from President Obama in red states where he is unpopular are making a big mistake. Their holding Obama at arm's length deprives voters of a clear choice at the ballot box. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is a great candidate for the U.S. Senate and is running a solid campaign. But she made a mistake when she refused to answer the question from the Louisville Courier-Journal about which presidential candidate she voted for in 2012. Grimes should have said she voted for President Obama and then gone on to explain her policy differences with...
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • Grimes radio ad claims McConnell is working to take away voting rights [race card]

    10/17/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to different demographics, including the urban areas of the state with a radio ad claiming McConnell is not only implementing policies hurtful to the communities but also trying to take away their right to vote. Politico was first to report on the ad, which they say is running in Louisville and likely other areas of the state. In the ad, which can be heard below, a man tells listeners that Grimes is a “champion” for civil rights while also bashing McConnell for many things Grimes has hit...
  • Former President Bill Clinton to headline Grimes GOTV events in western Kentucky next week

    10/17/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Less than a week after his wife rallied thousands of Democrats in Louisville, former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in western Kentucky. Clinton is scheduled to appear at get-out-the-vote events in Owensboro and Paducah Tuesday, Grimes’ campaign announced Friday. The Associated Press first reported Clinton’s stops next week. “The Clintons’ commitment to Alison’s candidacy is a testament to what a strong, independent leader she will be in the U.S. Senate,” Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said in a statement. “Kentucky is Clinton country, and we are honored to have both Hillary and...
  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 98 replies
    Seventy-six percent (76%) of Kentucky voters say they have already made up their minds how they are going to vote, and McConnell leads 55% to 45% among these voters. Among the 24% who still could change their minds, the candidates are tied at 41% apiece, with 17% opting for a third-party candidate or undecided. Among the 84% of Kentucky voters who say they will definitely vote in this contest, McConnell leads 53% to 44%. Grimes has the support of 73% of Kentucky Democrats and 16% of the state’s Republicans. McConnell earns 83% backing from his fellow Republicans and 24% of...
  • Ron Paul’s Son.. Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”

    01/16/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul’s Son Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”; Israelis Suprised Congressman Made Analogy Supporters of Ron Paul have been trying to make the case their candidate is pro-Israel despite his past statements and opposition to foreign aid to the Jewish state. Their job got a little harder after a two-year-old interview Rep. Paul gave to Iran’s Press TV was recently posted on YouTube in which he compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to that of a Nazi concentration camp. In the 2009 interview, Paul talks about the “tragedy of Gaza,” comparing it...
  • Ron Paul: Israel had US OK for war on Gaza (Ron Paul sides with Hamas)

    01/05/2009 11:50:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 267 replies · 4,621+ views
    Press TV ^ | 1/5/09
    Outspoken Republican congressman Ron Paul says Israel had received a green light from the United States to launch an offensive in Gaza. The Texas congressman said the Israeli attack on the impoverished Gaza Strip shapes a bleak future for the whole world as it means that, "the whole idea of preemptive or preventive war is spreading." He went on to challenge the idea of Hamas threatening Israel's security and argued that "Palestinian missiles are so minor compared to the fire power of Israel, who has nuclear weapons." The US Congressman's remarks come as Israel continues to rebuff international efforts to...
  • Video: Ron Paul denounces Israel’s flotilla raid, of course

    06/03/2010 7:24:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 92 replies · 917+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    No surprise here. Remember when he called Operation Cast Lead, which was Israel’s response to thousands of Hamas rocket firings, a case of “preemptive war”? America’s Greatest Patriot wants you to believe he’s a study in non-interventionist neutrality, with his knocks on Israel a mere function of the fact that we continue to prop them up with foreign aid. Because the U.S. is kinda sorta responsible for their behavior, goes the logic, they’re fair game for criticism. Why he’d want to maintain a posture of neutrality between Israel and an eliminationist outfit like Hamas, I have no idea, but lay...
  • (Anti-Israel) Ron Paul: Blame Israel First

    12/14/2011 6:39:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 13 Dec 11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ron Paul: Blame Israel First http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/13/ron-paul-not-anti-foreign-aid-anti-israel/2/ Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Dec 13th, 2011 Do you know who the latest Zionist on the block is? It’s the man who called Israel, “an aggressive, national socialist state” and suggested that the original World Trade Center bombing may have really been carried out by Israel. Then there’s the solicitation letter which boasted that this courageous fellow was exposing the, “Bohemian Grove–perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like...
  • McConnell talks foreign policy, Dodd Frank and campaign at YPAL lunch

    10/16/2014 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell touched on myriad issues while adding a few campaign talking points Thursday during a luncheon of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. McConnell, who is seeking a sixth term against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, joked about the location of his desk during his first term as a U.S. senator and lamented that he first thought, “None of these people are going to die, retire or be defeated.” “But alas, I have a pretty good seat now,” he said. McConnell explained how his possible ascension to Senate majority leader would impact President Barack Obama’s initiatives on...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened.....

    10/16/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened to kill using witchcraft if the boy told anybody about the attacks A Sunday teacher has been charged with abusing a teenage boy after an investigation by an investigation by Eubank Sheriff's Department in Kentucky. Rex Allen Murphy, 30, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, use of a minor under 18 for sexual performance and third-degree sodomy. Murphy was taken into custody and is being held in Pulaski County Detention Center where he is being held on a bond of $50,000.
  • Hillary Clinton to Kentucky: 'I'm back for one reason. That's because Ky. deserves a change in

    10/15/2014 10:16:28 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/15/2014 | Nick Storm
    Hillary Clinton to Kentucky: 'I'm back for one reason. That's because Ky. deserves a change in Washington' LOUISVILLE — Making her case as a “Clinton Democrat” who would spend more time in office under the next president “no matter whom he or she might be,” U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes rallied the Democratic base in downtown Louisville alongside former U.S. Sen. and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A standing-room-only crowd of more than 4,500 people turned out to hear Grimes and Clinton speak at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Wednesday night. The duo delivered speeches promoting pocketbook...
  • Todd 'Sick To Stomach' McConnell Ad Used His Claim Grimes 'Disqualified Herself'

    10/14/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As we reported here on NewsBusters, during a recent Morning Joe appearance Chuck Todd twice said that Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Todd said he was "sick to his stomach" when he saw that his comment had been used in an ad for Mitch McConnell. But interestingly, instead of blaming the McConnell campaign, Todd tagged Grimes, saying she had "invited this on herself" by her refusal to answer the simple question. View the video here.
  • Senate Democrats surrender fight against McConnell

    10/14/2014 8:51:47 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Alex Bolton
    Senate Democrats announced Tuesday they won’t spend any more money on television in Kentucky, throwing in the towel on their fight to oust Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell. Most polls have shown the race slipping away from nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) for weeks in a contest long considered a top pickup opportunity for Democrats. But with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) decision, the party is shifting almost solely to defense in hopes of protecting its fragile six-seat majority.
  • DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

    10/14/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air. “The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told...
  • Video: McConnell “proudly” announces his presidential votes

    10/14/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Mary Katharine already covered the first part of this exchange and noted the second, but it’s worth revisiting for Mitch McConnell’s brief rebuttal. The Republican incumbent scoffs at Alison Grimes’ invocation of a sacred right to avoid answering an obvious question, and demonstrates it by announcing he “proudly” voted against Barack Obama in the last two presidential elections: Mitch McConnell Proudly Voted For Mitt Romney There’s also no sacred right to not announce how we vote. I voted for Mitt Romney, proudly. I voted for John McCain. And by the way, 116 out of 120 Kentucky counties agreed with my...
  • New McConnell Ad Features Chuck Todd Saying Grimes 'Disqualified Herself'

    10/13/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-13-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    A new ad by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) features NBC "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd saying Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" by refusing to say in a recent interview if she voted for President Barack Obama. The stumble last week led to pushback for Grimes, who is polling neck and neck with the Senate Republican leader. The McConnell campaign said on Monday that the ad, called "Disqualified," will air on TV statewide. It can be watched below.
  • Christian-Owned Company’s Refusal to Print Gay Pride T-Shirts Will Likely Land Its Staff in Mandated

    10/13/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 101 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 13, 2014 | billy hallowell
    A civil rights commissioner has found that a Kentucky T-shirt company that refused to print shirts for a gay pride parade is guilty of discrimination, calling for its employees to attend diversity training — but the company likely won’t be backing down. Greg Munson of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission announced last Tuesday that Hands on Originals, a T-shirt company based in Lexington, Kentucky, discriminated against the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization of Lexington when it refused to print the shirts. As TheBlaze previously reported, the gay rights group filed a complaint against Hands on Originals back in March 2012, alleging...
  • In Surprise, SurveyUSA Poll Shows Grimes With Edge Over McConnell in Kentucky

    10/12/2014 6:36:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/12/2014 | Rob Longley
    Is it a race after all?After trailing by as many as seven points in every major poll since June, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes now holds a slim lead over Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to a Bluegrass Poll survey released last week.Grimes, KentuckyÂ’s secretary of state, leads the five-term incumbent 46 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, according to the poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for LouisvilleÂ’s Courier-Journal and three other state media outlets. Libertarian candidate David Patterson had 3 percent support in the poll, while 7 percent said they were undecided.The poll follows an internal survey conducted a...
  • Grimes blasted for dodging question on Obama votes

    10/11/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/10/2014 | Nick Storm
    Hours after an interview with The Courier-Journal’s editorial board, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was blasted by pundits for failing to answer questions about her previous support of Democratic President Barack Obama. With three weeks until Election Day, national pundits are casting Grimes’ non-answers as an unforced fumble that could change the election narrative in the final hours. NBC News’ political director Chuck Todd told a panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Grimes “disqualified herself” with the “ridiculous” answer. The Washington Post called the 40 seconds of dodging the question “painful,” adding “there was no reason to do...
  • Hillary Clinton to stump for Grimes next week in Louisville

    10/11/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/10/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    More than two months after her husband campaigned with U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in eastern Kentucky, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear in Louisville for the Democratic hopeful. Grimes’ campaign announced Friday that Clinton, a former secretary of state and U.S. Senator from New York who is mulling a presidential bid in 2016, will headline an event at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville 7 p.m. Wednesday. The event is open to the public with free tickets available at Democratic headquarters throughout the state. “Alison is honored to have Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail with...
  • The ‘Maroon 6’: A Better Way To Look At The 2014 Senate Races

    10/11/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/10/2014 | Nate Silver
    Fortunately for the GOP, there are six races that lean toward Republicans: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky and Louisiana. We’ll refer to these states as the “Maroon 6” (because maroon is somewhere between red and purple). In each Maroon 6 state, the Republican candidate has a 65 percent to 75 percent chance of winning, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast.
  • Ted Cruz and the Republican Big Tent

    10/11/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 10:56 AM | Michael Reagan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a tea party stalwart.   Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., narrowly defeated a tea party opponent in the Republican Senate primary this year.   Ted Cruz has a perfect 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.   Pat Roberts has an 84 percent rating from the ACU.   Yet this week Cruz will be in Kansas campaigning for Roberts in an election that is crucial for GOP hopes of retaking the Senate. The reason is simple. Fox News quotes Cruz explaining, “Roberts stood by my side in the fight to defund Obamacare, and he...
  • Obama tar baby captures Alison Lundergan Grimes

    10/10/2014 6:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell may be one of the most unpopular politicians in the state, but he is probably going to win another term thanks to President Obama. The president is so unpopular - and McConnell has been so effective at tying his opponent to Obama's apron strings - that McConnell's challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, won't say whether or not she voted for President Obama. Twice, she declined to answer.
  • So why isn’t the NRSC doing more in, say, New Hampshire’s Senate race? Or, indeed, anything?

    10/10/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Moe Lane
    I’m not exactly sure what the reasoning is, here. It’s not because the race isn’t competitive. It is – or, more accurately, it could be. Jeanne Sheehan is ahead of Scott Brown by 6.5 points in the current RCP average, sure. But she’s also under 50% in the aggregate polling, which is the usual rule of thumb for an incumbent in trouble. This is the sort of situation where throwing some advertisting cash into the mix could really come in handy. Of course, it’s a little late for that now – back in May the Democrats blocked out about $1...
  • Report: Grimes' Pro-Gun Statements Are Canned, Background Checks on Agenda

    10/10/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A report based on campaign memos on Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes' (D-KY) position on guns shows that her pro-gun statements are canned, that she supports "strengthening background checks," and has an unstated position on "closing the gun show loophole."
  • Wow! Chuck Todd Says Grimes 'Disqualified Herself' By Refusing to Say If She Voted for Obama

    10/10/2014 6:08:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever liberal leanings he might have, sometimes the political animal in Chuck Todd just can't contain itself. Take today's Morning Joe, where Todd host absolutely annihilated Alison Lundergan Grimes, Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky, for her refusal to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. Todd ripped Grimes as "ridiculous," then twice declared that she had "disqualified herself." Ouch! Even Mika Brzezinski was embarrassed by Grimes' cringe-worthy performance, as you'll see in the screengrab. View the video here.
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama

    10/10/2014 12:10:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly......... .... there was no reason to do this. Grimes is fairly new on the national scene, but she's...
  • An attack ad so under the radar the sponsor won’t talk about it (Lundergan Grimes ad)

    10/09/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/9/14 | Glenn Kessler
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), speaking: “Last week, President Bush concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement, which will stimulate our economy and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.” Voice-over: “Mitch McConnell has been tragically wrong about foreign trade deals. They have cost Americans over half a million jobs. Kentucky is still losing jobs, and McConnell is still voting to give companies tax deductions for outsourcing. Mitch said it is not his job to create jobs. The least he could do is stop sending them away.” – Senate Majority PAC ad running in Kentucky, where McConnell is being challenged by Ky....
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for Obama (KY Senate)

    10/09/2014 8:06:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/9/2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly. [snip] Video at http://youtu.be/iytMvao1f6Q
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes fails to capture the hearts and minds… of women

    10/09/2014 12:17:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this week we looked at how one poll does not a game changer make when it comes to the Kentucky Senate race. But the lackluster performance by Alison Lundergan Grimes has left a lot of Democrat strategists scratching their heads. Surely a stodgy old Republican white man should be getting his clock cleaned in the women’s vote, right? What about the War on Women? Matt Lewis, writing at The Week, breaks down the numbers. In two Bluegrass Polls, conducted in July and August, respectively, by SurveyUSA, Grimes led among women by a single measly percent. This was corroborated by...
  • Kentucky warns Noah's Ark theme park over hiring practices

    10/09/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2014 | Steve Bittenbender
    The developer of a Noah's Ark-based theme park in Kentucky said on Wednesday he would fight for his religious rights after state officials warned he could lose millions in potential tax credits if he hires only people who believe in the biblical flood. Ark Encounter, which is slated to open in 2016 in Williamston, Kentucky, is not hiring anyone yet, but its parent company Answers in Genesis asks employees to sign a faith statement including a belief in creationism and the flood.
  • 19th America's Challenge Balloon Race

    10/07/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta ^ | October 7, 2014 | ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta
    The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw the need for America to be identified with the world's most prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.
  • For McConnell, it’s now or never (leadership challenge?)

    10/08/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 107 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Alexander Bolton
    If Republicans fall short of expectations this fall, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) could face a leadership challenge. Republican senators say there is much riding on the Nov. 4 elections for McConnell, who is gunning to become majority leader while also attempting to defeat a well-funded Democratic opponent. “If we don’t win the majority then all bets are off,” one GOP senator told The Hill when asked whether McConnell could face a leadership race if Republicans remained in the minority in 2015. The senator, who requested anonymity, said some members of the Senate Republican Conference would call for a...
  • Judge Wants To Force A Printer To Make Pro-Gay T-Shirts

    10/08/2014 3:00:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    An administrative law judge has ruled that a Kentucky printer’s refusal to print gay pride t-shirts “constitutes unlawful discrimination,” and, by extension, that printers cannot refuse to print materials promoting ideas they disagree with. Hands On Originals is a business that prints custom designs on clothes, accessories and other items like mugs and bottles. According to the ruling, Blaine Adamson, its managing owner, “instructed his sales representatives to decline to design, print, or produce orders whenever the requested material was perceived to promote an event or organization that conveys messages that are considered by the sales representative or Mr. Adamson...
  • Mother of local transgender talks about decision on Eli becoming Ella, classmates' parents concerned

    10/06/2014 8:15:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lisa Hutson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) OWEN COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Nicki Sullivan says her child, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female. After seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay lesbian and straight education network, last Monday Nicki's 7-year-old daughter Ella made her identity public. "She came back Monday as a girl. New teacher, new wardrobe, new backpack, completely changed. She was introduced as a new student, Ella Grace,” explained Nicki Sullivan. Sullivan says over the last week Owen County Elementary School has been more than accommodating to her transgender 7-year-old daughter Ella providing a unisex restroom and protecting her from potential...
  • Alison Grimes and coal – The Lying Game? (Project Veritas video)

    10/06/2014 9:22:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 10-6-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    New James O’Keefe undercover video shows Grimes supporters acknowledging she’s being deceptive as to coal. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action has gone undercover with various Democratic campaigns, and is beginning to roll out video.First up, supporters of Alison Grimes, who is challenging Mitch McConnell. Grimes supporters in the Democratic Party do not seem to have any doubt that Grimes is just playing the political game with the coal industry during the campaign, but will help take it down once elected.Via Free Beacon: U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state’s coal industry according to...
  • Grimes Staff Caught on Hidden Camera: She’s Lying About Support for Coal Industry (O'Keefe!)

    10/06/2014 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | October 6, 2014 8:00 am | BY: Lachlan Markay
    U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state’s coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her campaign team, who were captured on a hidden camera video. The video, produced by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows five employees of the Grimes campaign and local Democratic Party affiliates speculating that the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is only professing her support for the industry out of political expediency. “If we can get her elected do you think she is going to do the right thing and she’s gonna try...
  • Two Patients Quarantined In Kentucky With Ebola-Like Symptoms

    10/02/2014 1:33:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    WLEX ^ | 10/2/2014
    Two patients in Kentucky with Ebola-like symptoms have been quarantined for examination. After the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the US, doctors say they don't want to take any risks even though the two patients in Kentucky tested negative for the infection. "The business of detecting it and finding out what it is, we're in good shape. If we get cases we need to be working more closely with the hospitals to see how we will manage individual cases," said Dr. Rice Leach, commissioner of health at the Fayette County Health Department. " But where did you get...
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Police: 1 student hurt, high school evacuated in shooting on campus in Louisville

    09/30/2014 12:14:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    The Republic / AP ^ | 9-30-2014 | DYLAN LOVAN
    A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life threatening injuries and was reunited with parents at University Hospital, Officer Phil Russell said. He didn't say if the injured student and shooter knew each other or if the shooter was a student at Fern Creek Traditional High School. Russell said the suspect left the 1,400-student school immediately after firing the shot. "It appears it is an isolated incident that happened just inside the school," Russell said. "Obviously a large crime...
  • Something Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, and Eric Holder Can All Agree on

    02/25/2014 6:11:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 19 2014 1:35 PM | Emma Roller
    Sen. Rand Paul brought his national crusade against the war on drugs back to his home state, giving testimony before the Kentucky state senate in favor of an amendment to restore voting rights to felons after they get out of prison.The amendment, which state Republicans have forestalled for years, looks like it may finally pass. Today, only Kentucky and Virginia permanently strip felons' of their voting rights. Most states require a probationary period before felons can vote again, but states like Iowa and Florida have such punitive laws that they may as well be permanent. Only Maine and Vermont have no restrictions on felons voting, including when...
  • How Ted Cruz Is Defining Himself as the Counter to Rand Paul

    09/27/2014 5:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rebecca Nelson
    At the Values Voter Summit, the Texan highlights his strong beliefs on conservative issues.In an already crowded field of likely contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz has found his way to stand out against potential primary opponent Rand Paul: championing the most fundamental planks of the conservative base. In a passionate speech Friday morning to conservatives at the Values Voter Summit, Cruz left no room for doubt about where he stands on the social issues that—albeit amid party conflict—still define the GOP. "How do we win? We defend the values that are American values," he boomed. "We...
  • Alison Grimes Cite Agreement With McCain, Graham As Proof She's Not Pro-Amnesty

    09/26/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is trailing incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the highly competitive Kentucky U.S. Senate race, is claiming in a new television ad that her support for the Gang of Eight "immigration reform" legislation, which McConnell voted against, is "not amnesty." And she's relying on the words of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to drive that point home in the commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7x_WSCRVXQ
  • Kentucky Churches Being Turned into Mosques

    09/25/2014 7:57:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LOUISVILLE The growing trend of former church buildings being turned into mosques and Islamic centers has reached Kentucky’s largest city where even some once-thriving Southern Baptist facilities are now occupied by Muslims. “On a trip to England a few years ago, I recall seeing dozens of churches that had become mosques and wondering how it could happen there; now it’s happening here,” said Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Todd Robertson, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Louisville, said the religious makeup of the Bible Belt is rapidly changing with declining membership in many Christian congregations and...
  • Cowardly Congress Authorizes Obama to Pay Others to Fight

    09/19/2014 5:24:10 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 33 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/19/14 | Steve Berman
    Yesterday, the Senate approved a bill  to arm and train Syrian rebels, who fight against Bashar Assad, so they can eliminate ISIS, which possesses hundreds of millions of dollars, and no shortage of fighters willing to die for them.  I fail to see the wisdom in this action, or what good can come of this.  It appears cowardly, and even immoral to pay others to fight for you. The New York Times penned almost 1,800 words describing and analyzing this vote, and even got the tally wrong in the original version. Correction: September 18, 2014 An earlier version of this article...
  • Coptic churches burn in Egypt

    08/14/2013 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 14, 2013
    Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, 12 August 2013. EPA/KHALED ELFIQIChurches burned across Egypt following the security crackdown on pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators. Online reports suggest up to 17 churches were burned across Egypt, along with other Christian-owned businesses and schools.    Coptic witnesses and religious leaders said the attacks were carried out by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in areas without police protection. In some areas, the attacks reportedly came amid ongoing fighting between security forces and supporters of the Muslim...