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  • Lexington attorney wants UK games off “conservative” radio stations

    07/07/2015 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | July 7, 2015 | Drew Franklin
    Richard F. Dawahare wants University of Kentucky games pulled from WLAP, the home of all things Wildcats and KSR’s radio shows (morning, pregame and postgame) in Lexington. Dawahare, an attorney, writes, “It is no secret that these stations are exclusive provinces of conservative ideology. They spew propaganda with a breathtaking lack of regard for truth and with a pervasive tone of contempt and ridicule for those with a different perspective.”
  • ACLU Of Kentucky Files Class Action Suit Against Rowan County And Its Clerk [sodomite marriage lic.]

    07/03/2015 5:58:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    WLEX ^ | 7/2/15
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky has filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Rowan County couples, two same-gender couples and two opposite-gender couples, denied marriage licenses by County Clerk Kim Davis, a press release from the ACLU confirms. Davis is standing firm on her decision to stop issuing marriage licenses, despite dozens of protesters who gathered outside the courthouse. "My conscience will not allow me to issue a license for a same sex couple," says Kim Davis, "because I know that God ordained marriage from the very foundation of this world to be between a man and a...
  • McConnell Doubts Senate Will Confirm Ambassador to Cuba(What a strong statement from a true leader)

    07/02/2015 5:51:11 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/2/15
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe. The Kentucky Republican also suggested that the GOP — which controls Congress — would fight Obama administration efforts to fully lift trade and travel restrictions that have limited American commerce and tourism with the communist-led island nation. McConnell said the country was led by "a thuggish regime." The comments by McConnell came a day after Obama and...
  • Picture of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with Confederate Battle Flag

    07/01/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by poetbdk · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-30-15 | J.Arthur Bloom
    Here’s A Picture From The Days When Mitch McConnell Didn’t Mind The Confederate Flag
  • Mitch McConnell: This decision on gay marriage is the law of the land and there’s not much we can do

    07/01/2015 2:22:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Newsmax, skip to 4:20 for the key part. He’s not saying anything here that, say, Marco Rubio hasn’t but the McConnell endorsement surely cinches this among grassroots righties as the official RINO position. (Sorry, Marco!) Meekly submitting to the will of the Court isn’t what warriors do. Which raises the question: What should the GOP, as a party, do to resist?Should they encourage county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays? That might work short-term, until other state officials can be found who’ll grant the licenses, but it’s likely to bring a lot of legal grief...
  • Mitch McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage: He was one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is...
  • Gov. John Kasich on Gay Marriage: ‘The Court Has Ruled, and It’s Time to Move On’

    06/29/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/29/2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Lots of Republican candidates are really up in arms about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, and some are trying to fight back strongly against it. Mike Huckabee said states should outright reject it, while Ted Cruz proposed Supreme Court elections to push back against “judicial tyranny.” But on Face the Nation today, likely GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich told John Dickerson, “I believe in traditional marriage, but the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s the law of the land, and we’ll abide by it.” He implored people to just “take a deep breath,” and said there are plenty...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 7:29:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is little that...
  • Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

    06/30/2015 11:03:46 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanooga TimesFreePress ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to hold a special legislative session in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. They discussed topics such as what, if anything, state lawmakers can or should do in areas like protecting clergy who refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies because it would violate their religious beliefs. At least 33 of the most conservative members of the 73-member GOP Caucus packed into a conference room in Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell's office for more than an hour. They...
  • Ted Cruz unloads on Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul in new book

    06/29/2015 8:48:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/15 | MANU RAJU
    Cruz accuses McConnell and GOP leadership of maneuvering to dry up his fundraising and plant hit pieces in the press aimed at hurting him politically. He says GOP leaders cowered from joining him in big fights over the debt ceiling, Obamacare and gun control, accusing his colleagues of “mendacity” and capitulating to Democrats to avoid bad headlines.He contends that McConnell misled him in vowing to stay out of primaries when Cruz accepted a senior-level position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he accuses a GOP rival, Rand Paul of Kentucky, of parroting McConnell’s talking points by seeking to “undermine”...
  • Obama signs trade legislation; Boehner, McConnell miss White House event

    06/29/2015 5:36:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    resident Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will “reinforce America’s leadership role in the world.” “I think it’s fair to say that getting these bills through Congress has not been easy,” Mr. Obama said as he signed the trade bills into law in the East Room. “They’ve been declared dead more than once.” The two major pieces of legislation grant Mr. Obama “fast track” trade-promotion authority
  • Cruz Says McConnell Misled on Funding Incumbents

    06/29/2015 10:38:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/29/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ted Cruz is suggesting current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell misled him about the objectives of the National Republican Senatorial Committee last cycle. The Texas Republican’s vice chairmanship of the party campaign committee was always a bit mysterious, and in his new book to be released Tuesday, Cruz contends that McConnell, the longtime Kentucky senator who faced perhaps the most vociferous tea party primary challenger of the year, said the NRSC would not be defending its own incumbents. “When I mentioned to Mitch that if the NRSC had its way, every one of those four conservatives would have lost, he...
  • Conservatives Split Over Continuing U.S. Military Aid to Egypt

    08/21/2013 2:12:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 21, 2013 - 4:37 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    As administration officials mull a response to the turmoil in Egypt, conservative foreign policy experts and commentators remain divided over the question of U.S. aid and how to deal with the military following its takeover and the recent bloodshed. Those who favor continuing aid cite the need to protect key U.S. regional interests, topped by a secure Suez Canal and the Egypt-Israel peace treaty—interests more likely to be safeguarded by the Egyptian military than the Muslim Brotherhood administration it overthrew on July 3. …
  • Mitch McConnell to Kentucky Capitol: Lose the Jefferson Davis Statue

    06/23/2015 4:10:58 PM PDT · by Robe · 235 replies
    Nationl Journal ^ | 6/23/2015 | Nora Kelly
    The Senate majority leader told reporters Tuesday that the memorial belongs in a museum, not the statehouse.
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • GOP Gov. Nominee Matt Bevin calls for removal of Jefferson Davis statue from Kentucky capitol

    06/23/2015 4:38:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    Is this bolder than what Haley did or not as bold? Davis may not hold the same cultural currency as a symbol of southern pride that the flag does, but Haley had less to lose in making her move than Bevin does. She’s the term-limited governor of South Carolina; he’s the GOP nominee for governor in Kentucky. If there’s a broader southern backlash coming to all of the criticism of Confederate iconography this past week, he’ll pay for it more than she will. NEW: @MattBevin, in a statement to me, calls for removing the Jefferson Davis statue in the...
  • RAND PAUL: OBAMATRADE TAX HIKES ON SMALL BUSINESSES MEAN REPUBLICANS SHOULD OPPOSE REVIVAL EFFORTS

    06/16/2015 12:39:46 AM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% is calling on Republicans in the House—and the grassroots nationwide—to oppose efforts by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% to revive Obamatrade via a tax increase hidden inside the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) portion of the deal. Paul said when asked to react to an article from Breitbart News from late Sunday evening exposing the tax increase in the deal: "You know typically to pass these kinds of things, the establishment will try to buy off Democrats by sprinkling money so they have some money in there. To get the money, under...
  • Louisville police union leader attacks 'sensationalists, liars and race-baiters'

    06/20/2015 11:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WAVE-TV ^ | June 19, 2015 | Theo Keith
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer denounced a controversial letter from the head of the local police officers' union that attacks "sensationalists" who are "blind to reason" after a deadly police confrontation in Old Louisville. Dave Mutchler, president of the River City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 614, promised that officers would "no longer stand on the sidelines while anyone continues to assault and demonize us." "To the sensationalists, liars and race-baiters - we are done with you," Mutchler wrote in a two-page letter released to reporters Thursday afternoon. Mutchler, who is a Louisville Metro Police sergeant, did...
  • Conway releases tax records in spite of Bevin's refusal, reveals forced energy stock sale

    06/20/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/18/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    ...Conway, who filed jointly with his wife Elizabeth, paid $837,700 in capital gains taxes in the sale — $644,385 to the Feds and $193,315 to the state — according to campaign spokesman Daniel Kemp. That’s 76.8 percent of his family’s $1.3 million in state and federal income taxes paid, according to the tax summary. He also reported $18,875 in charitable contributions last year. Conway, who earns $118,217 annually as attorney general, and his wife earned $233,421 in gross income in 2013 and $213,055 in 2012, and the couple paid $47,916 and $40,615 in federal and state income taxes in those...
  • First joint appearance lacks debate feel, but gubernatorial hopefuls continue public sparring

    06/19/2015 11:53:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/19/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    The first “debate” between Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway and Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin Friday wasn’t an exchange of ideas, but rather a pair of broad speeches limited to 15 minutes with only Bevin, by virtue of speaking last, given an opportunity at rebuttal. The two shared the stage for the first time as their parties’ nominees at the Kentucky County Judge-Executive Association/Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association Joint Summer Conference at the Galt House in Louisville. Their pre-lunch remarks drew about 300. Both Conway and Bevin did their best to present their visions for the state in the allotted...
  • Police union leader: Activists ‘liars’ and ‘race-baiters’ (Louisville KY)

    06/19/2015 5:31:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 7:35 PM EDT
    The president of the Louisville police union caused a backlash when he issued an open letter calling unspecified activists “sensationalists, liars and race-baiters.” Dave Mutchler is the president of the River City Fraternal Order of Police and a sergeant in the Louisville Metro Police Department. He distributed the two-page letter six days after a police officer shot and killed 35-year-old Deng Manyuon, a Sudanese refugee who attacked him with a flagpole. …
  • Fox's Andrew Napolitano for President?

    06/16/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/16/15 | Matthew Disler
    As Jeb Bush announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, a conservative political action committee released an open letter urging Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano to run as a third-party candidate if Bush and Hillary Clinton are their parties’ nominees. “The Democrat and Republican brands have become ‘two wings of the same bird of prey,’ as you yourself have pointed out, which is why the American People deserve an alternative choice in the coming presidential election,” reads the letter from Constitutional Rights Political Action Committee Chairman Larry Ward. The letter concludes, “Above all, we need a President...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Surprise Pick for Political Director (Romney hack)

    06/19/2015 1:23:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/15 | BETH REINHARD
    For the second time in less than two weeks, Jeb Bush is shuffling the top tier of his 2016 campaign staff. The job of political director – expected to go to Kentucky-based consultant Scott Jennings – will instead be filled by David James, who served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He has also worked at the Republican National Committee and helped lead the Pennsylvania Republican Party.
  • WH: 'No Invitation' to Netanyahu to Discuss Iran Deal

    06/19/2015 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Fay · 7 replies
    Truth Revoltt ^ | 6/19/2015 | Bradford Thomas
    The White House shut down the rumor that President Obama had extended an invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the finalization of the Iran Deal. "No invitation has been extended, though certainly we’d expect that there will be occasion for the two leaders to meet in Washington at some point going forward," an unnamed White House official told the Free Beacon in response to an inquiry. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/white-house-denies-obama-asked-to-meet-with-netanyahu/ WFB provides some context for its request for clarification: Reports surfaced earlier this week that Obama had invited Netanyahu to the White House for a mid-July meeting about Iran and the...
  • Walker Continues Lead in Iowa Caucus Poll, Rand Paul Slides

    06/19/2015 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    Scott Walker continues to lead the field of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, according to a poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus participants released on Thursday. The poll, commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, also found a 5-point drop in support for Sen. Rand Paul compared to a similar survey by the Des Moines Register late last month. Walker received 19 percent in the poll, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent and Jeb Bush at 11 percent. Marco Rubio received 9 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 7 percent, Ted Cruz at 6 percent and Rand Paul at...
  • Rand Paul to GOP: It's Time to Move Beyond the Second Amendment

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendment—on our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal

    06/17/2015 9:39:51 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 16 replies
    The Dplomat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Zachary Keck
    RAND PAUL WAS PUSHING OBAMA ON TPP 6 MONTHS AGO, FORGET ABOUT TPA! (With video)
  • Kentucky Insurers Request Double Digit Premium Hikes (ACA)

    06/17/2015 5:41:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6/17 | Jim Waters
    The Kentucky Health Cooperative, the largest insurer on Kynect, Kentucky’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, proposed a 25.1 percent health insurance premium rate increase for 2016. Despite the daunting numbers, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) is unconcerned about the double-digit rate in his administration’s signature policy. “System-wide averages don’t give a good picture of what an individual’s out-of-pocket costs may be,” Beshear said. Beshear bypassed the legislature and created Kynect, the nation’s first state-run health-insurance exchange, through an executive order. “The rates for private health plans on Kynect have been filed but have not yet been approved or certified, so we...
  • U.S. cop shoots berserk African 'refugee' dead (Louisville, Kentucky)

    06/16/2015 1:44:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 15, 2015 | Leo hohmann
    It is not known exactly how Deng Manyoun entered the country, but he is believed to be a refugee from the Dinka tribe in south Sudan. Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are taking heat for the fatal shooting of an African immigrant from Sudan, who charged at an officer while swinging a metal flagpole just moments after he had allegedly assaulted a random woman on the street. The man, identified as 35-year-old Deng Manyoun, was staggering as if intoxicated when he ignored an officer’s command to drop the seven-foot flagpole. Officer Nathan Blanford, a 10-year veteran of the Louisville police force,...
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Drunk Man Attacking Him with Flag Pole (VIDEO)

    06/15/2015 9:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-15-2015 | Gateway Guest Blogger
    A Kenucky polie officer shot a drunk man dead after the man attacked the officer with a flagpole.A Kentucky police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a flagpole. The local police chief said his officer was justified in using deadly force against the attacker.NBC News reported: A police officer who killed a flagpole-wielding man in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared justified in using deadly force, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said Sunday.“The officer believed his life was being threatened,” Conrad said at a news conference, adding that the shooting — which was captured in dramatic surveillance video...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Demands TPP Public Disclosure -- REFUSES Obama-Boehner-Ryan Secret TPP Treason !

    06/13/2015 3:29:58 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 139 replies
    Kuhner Radio Report ^ | 2015-06-13 | Patton@Bastogne
    . CLICK This LINK to HEAR the Entire Kuhner Radio Interview A Note to Conservatives on Trade Agreements Senator Cruz entirely understands the widespread suspicion of the President. Nobody has been more vocal in pointing out the President’s lawlessness or more passionate about fighting his usurpation of congressional authority. Senator Cruz would not and will not give President Obama one more inch of unrestricted power. There have been a lot of questions and concerns about 2the ongoing Pacific trade negotiations. Many of those concerns, fueled by the media, stem from confusion about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the proposed Trans-Pacific...
  • EXCLUSIVE–REP. MASSIE: ‘OBAMA’S SWAN SONG IS GUN CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE ORDER’

    06/12/2015 7:26:32 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News sat down with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)91% (R-KY-4th Dist.) earlier this week, and he explained that he put forth a rider to a Department of Justice appropriations bill to block the ATF “from banning common rifle ammunition” out of concern that “Obama’s swan song is gun control by executive order.” On June 3, Breitbart News had reported that GOP representatives were adding riders to the bill to deny funding and block the DOJ and ATF from following through on backdoor gun controls under consideration at the time. Massie now explains:
  • Congressman Barr says he will help Matt Bevin reach conservative Democrats

    06/05/2015 3:20:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/5/2015 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, had to bridge the partisan divide to win two terms in the central Kentucky 6th Congressional District, and he says that knowledge of the political terrain will be put to use for GOP governor nominee Matt Bevin. The 6th Congressional District has 1.6 times more registered Democrats than Republicans, but Barr was able to defeat incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in 2012 and hold the seat facing a Democratic challenge in 2014. The incumbent congressman used some well-placed ads and had the benefit of President Barack Obama on the ballot, but he also credits voter...
  • Bevin pokes fun at 'tension' with McConnell, calls for help from GOP to defeat Conway

    05/31/2015 11:01:18 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/31/2015 | Nick Storm
    LEXINGTON — Two-thirds may not have been his crowd at the beginning of the night, but by the time state Republicans left Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Saturday they at least had a dose of humor, and an attempt at reunification from freshly minted nominee Matt Bevin. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was back in Washington D.C., but that didn’t stop his one time rival from attempting to make light of potential tension between Bevin and McConnell at the statewide Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday. A video was played to illustrate the true nature of the Bevin/McConnell relationship. Bevin, the former...
  • Senate Advances Patriot Act Overhaul, but Too Late to Foil Rand Paul (Cornyn, McCain hissyfit)

    05/31/2015 5:59:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/31/15 | Steven Dennis
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance the USA Freedom Act Sunday evening, but too late to prevent Sen. Rand Paul from being able to force a short-term expiration of Patriot Act surveillance authorities at midnight. The overwhelming vote Sunday came after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., threw in the towel on advancing any short-term extensions of the Patriot Act authorities under the continuing objections of Paul, the fellow Kentuckian he has endorsed for the presidency. The Senate voted 77-17, far above the 60-vote threshold to advance the bill. Several more steps are required, however, before a vote on final passage,...
  • Parents claim school 'bullied' child, trashed lunch over past due account

    05/30/2015 8:06:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WAVE3.COM ^ | May 28, 2015 | Connie Leonard
    BEDFORD, KY (WAVE) – Several parents are fired up after hearing a student's hot lunch was dumped in the trash in front of her classmates because her lunch account was past due. Parents claim Bedford Elementary School did something it preaches against: In their words, "bullying" the child, not to mention wasting food to embarrass her. On May 20 an elementary school lunch was packed with a hidden punch a child never saw coming. "Someone came and took her lunch while she was sitting there with her friends and everybody else," said the girl's aunt, Leslie Chilton, who also happens...
  • and Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act

    05/30/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/30/2015 | Manu Raju
    Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. In a statement to POLITICO Saturday, Paul warned that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act, a reform bill passed overwhelmingly by the House earlier this month.
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • Bevin and other Republicans show unity as Democrats remind voters of past comments on GOP nominee

    05/30/2015 12:15:40 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/29/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Standing in the namesake building of his foe in last year’s U.S. Senate primary, Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin said Friday any perceived grudges in the GOP are overstated. Bevin headlined a press conference at Republican Party of Kentucky headquarters featuring other GOP candidates for constitutional office, hoping to demonstrate party unity ahead of a state Lincoln Day dinner in Lexington on Saturday. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who conceded the race Friday after a recanvass showed no change in Bevin’s 83-vote margin of victory, promised in a statement to “do everything I can to see that he wins...
  • Comer Concedes, McConnell Congratulates Bevin on GOP Primary Win

    05/29/2015 8:40:24 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 16 replies
    River City News ^ | 5/29/15 | Staff Report
    Ten days after a photo finish in the GOP primary for Kentucky governor, the race is officially decided. After a statewide re-canvass by county clerks, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin held on to his narrow 83-vote margin of victory and current Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer conceded the race. "After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to forgo a vote recount and concede to Matt Bevin," Comer said in a statement Friday. "Within minutes of receiving the re-canvass results, I called Matt Bevin to concede and congratulate him on a hard fought victory. Many of you have encouraged me to...
  • Bevin looks like GOP winner, recanvass shows

    05/28/2015 12:59:36 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 13 replies
    The Courier-Journal ^ | 5/28/15 | Joe Gerth
    Link only allowed http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/elections/kentucky/2015/05/28/bevin-wins-gop-recanvass/28080561/#
  • Face it, George Clooney sucks

    05/28/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Kyle Smith
    Face it, George Clooney sucks By Kyle Smith It’s time for Hollywood to face facts: George Clooney is not a star. If you matched them up head-to-head, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson would crush him — and I don’t just mean literally. Clooney’s latest is the gargantuan flop “Tomorrowland” — a $190 million bomb (not including $100 million or so in worldwide marketing costs) that looks like it’s going to gross a little more than half of that at the North American box office. It’s delicately being referred to as an underperformer because no one in Hollywood wants to hurt the...
  • Did GOP create ISIS? Why Rand Paul says so

    05/27/2015 12:00:44 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 28 replies
    CSM ^ | Husna Haq
    Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky, who is a candidate for his party's 2016 presidential nomination, has created a national brand as a man unafraid of challenging party orthodoxy. That was on display Wednesday when Senator Paul credited the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group to hawks within his own party. "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS," Paul said in an interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that aired Wednesday on “Morning Joe.” "They’ve created these people."
  • Gov. Jindal: Rand Paul “unsuited to be Commander in Chief”

    05/27/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    It didn’t take long for a return salvo to be fired over Rand Paul’s contention this morning that Republican hawks “created” ISIS. Bobby Jindal blasted Paul as “unsuited to be Commander in Chief,” accusing him of “taking the “weakest Democratic position” while Americans are fighting ISIS. Jindal slammed Paul as a superficial, “cocktail party” thinker, and that the real origin of ISIS is the metastasizing cancer of radical Islam: “This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief,” Jindal said in a statement. “We have men and women in the military who are in...
  • Rand Paul: ‘Hawks In My Party’ Are To Blame For ISIS [VIDEO]

    05/27/2015 12:11:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Kentucky senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that ISIS “exists and grew stronger” because of hawks in the Republican Party. (VIDEO: Megyn Kelly And Rand Paul Get In Heated Debate Over Patriot Act) HOST JOE SCARBOROUGH: Lindsey Graham would say, ISIS exists because of people like Rand Paul who said, ‘Let’s not go into Syria.” What do you say to Lindsey? PAUL: I would say it’s exactly the opposite. ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave articles indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by...
  • The decline of Rand Paul

    05/26/2015 3:22:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes now seem to be headed south. The libertarian senator from Kentucky’s new book, “Taking a Stand,” came out Tuesday, and it is chock full of lines that would position Paul well — if he were running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. On the environment: “You’ll find I’m a tree hugger, literally…I’m a Republican who wants clean air, clean water, and the life-extending miracle of electricity. I compost.”
  • Endorsements from top GOP brass likely for Bevin, but he needs to work on donors, Jennings says

    05/25/2015 7:36:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/23/2015 | Nick Storm
    Scott Jennings may have spent months in 2014 running ads defending U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as he faced Matt Bevin in the primary, but come 2015 with Bevin as the likely GOP nominee, Jennings is promising his support. “I’m going to vote for Matt Bevin; I’m going to vote for the entire Republican ticket,” Jennings said in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday. Even though Bevin opted to not endorse McConnell in the 2014 general election, Jennings said he expects McConnell will endorse Bevin in the 2015 race. The outcome of the GOP gubernatorial primary is still up for...
  • U.S. Senate Blocks NSA Surveillance Bill, Patriot Act Extension

    05/23/2015 1:59:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 23, 2015 | By KRISTINA PETERSON
    WASHINGTON—The Senate early Saturday defeated a string of efforts to extend the Patriot Act as lawmakers splintered over its contentious phone surveillance program and left town with no plan in place to prevent the law from lapsing. After next week’s Memorial Day recess, the Senate will resume its debate over the national security law at 4 p.m. on May 31, eight hours before the law expires at midnight. Lawmakers fractured through the evening, rejecting a House bill overhauling the NSA, a two-month Patriot Act extension and then increasingly short extensions of the law. Primarily due to objections from presidential candidate...
  • If Bevin win holds, Conway beware

    05/21/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    WDRB ^ | May 20, 2015 | John David Dyche
    It appears that 17.3 percent of Kentucky's registered Republicans have by 83 votes nominated Matt Bevin to be the party's candidate for governor. We will not know this for certain, however, until the recanvass requested by apparent runner-up James Comer is completed, and perhaps after that if there is an actual recount. Democrats nominated Jack Conway. His opponent, a complete unknown who did not mount a serious campaign, nonetheless got more than one out of every five votes cast. Conway supposedly wanted Bevin to win. He got his wish and will soon regret it if Bevin's well-run primary campaign and...