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  • Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

    04/20/2016 3:58:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples. […] Davis sued then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and another state official, but Beshear left office in December. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced him and signed an executive order removing the names of county clerks from marriage license forms. …
  • Matt Bevin, Kentucky Governor, Orders Inquiry Into Beshear Administration (coerced contributions)

    04/20/2016 12:46:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    Kentucky’s Republican governor on Tuesday ordered an investigation into what he described as wrongdoing under his Democratic predecessor, charging that state employees were coerced into contributing to political campaigns and that a contract was improperly steered to a politically connected company. Gov. Matt Bevin’s allegation of “greed and oftentimes corruption” escalates the feud between the new governor, who took office in December, and the Beshear family: former Gov. Steven L. Beshear and his son Andy, the state attorney general. On April 11, Andy Beshear sued Mr. Bevin, saying the governor acted illegally in cutting higher education spending without approval by...
  • McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot (RINO Rat!)

    04/18/2016 2:21:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee. The Kentucky Republican has studiously sought to remain neutral in public, although he has on occasion condemned Trump's remarks and reportedly told senators in private earlier this year that down-ballot Republicans might drop Trump "like a hot rock." McConnell's comments on WHAS-TV in Louisville over the weekend gave additional insight into his thinking. McConnell explained the convention process...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well

    04/14/2016 4:44:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 04/14/2016 | ByLAUREN FOX
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump. But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well. Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill. Some senators are stubbornly nursing grudges against the freshman senator's 2013 government shutdown gambit or any other number of slights and affronts he committed as a freshman senator that made him deeply unpopular. Other senators endorsed candidates who already dropped out of the race and are unwilling to repeat that mistake with Donald Trump...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz stands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a liar arguing, “Every word I said there was true and accurate.” In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, “You called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ‘liar’ on the Senate floor?” “You know, Washington is an amazing place,” Cruz said. “When somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 54 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of US Interventions

    04/12/2016 5:16:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/11/2016 | Ron Paul
    On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over Washington’s addiction to interventionism. According to US and EU governments – and repeated without question by the mainstream media – the Ukrainian people stood up on their own in 2014 to throw off the chains of a corrupt government in the back pocket of Moscow and finally plant themselves...
  • Social Security still paying potentially bogus disability claims 3 years after fraud exposed

    04/11/2016 5:56:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Investigators identified nearly 2,000 cases of potentially phony disability claims stemming from a massive Social Security fraud scheme, but three years after the scam was first exposed, the government says it’s still struggling to stop the payments. Only slightly more than 300 cases have been disqualified, and Social Security is still “in the process of effectuating those terminations,” the agency told The Washington Times just days after the accused ringleader and two lead accomplices were indicted on federal fraud charges. Despite three investigations into suspicions of massive fraud, Social Security officials say they are assuming all of the applications are...
  • Stop The Steal

    04/10/2016 6:40:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    As we previously reported Ted Cruz is trying to steal the election using delegates to over ride the will of the people. This is something he claimed he wouldn’t do and something the majority of people disagree with. The majority wants the party to unite behind Trump even if he doesn’t reach 1,237 delegates. The majority does not want Cruz and his establishment allies subverting the will of the people by way of delegates. The Colorado GOP tweeted this after the big steal. They have since deleted it and now claim they were hacked. It should be noted however that...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Ted Cruz’s Wise and Honest Praise for Mitch McConnell

    04/09/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    This is probably just the right balance for Ted Cruz: Senior Republicans have been asking Cruz to apologize to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell so they can unite behind his bid to defeat Donald Trump. But Cruz did offer some kind words for McConnell Thursday. “Now I will tell you this, I am happy to praise Mitch McConnell and praise him effusively for his stand, along with (Senate Judiciary Chairman) Chuck Grassley, saying we are not going to hold hearings on a replacement” to the Supreme Court, Cruz told Bash. “Mitch McConnell’s doing the right thing, Chuck Grassley’s doing the right thing,...
  • Kentucky Congressman Explains how Bribery and Corruption Runs Washington, D.C.

    04/09/2016 8:46:39 AM PDT · by all the best · 60 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | April 8, 2016 | Onan Coca
    Every election cycle, U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie said he is “extorted” by the Republican Party to pay $300,000 for his committee assignments. “I call it extortion, they call it assessments,” he said. These “assessments,” essentially dues to the Republican party, are fundraised through political action committees and lobbyists as a price to pay for committee positions, Massie told a crowd of about 25 during a recent coffee and pizza forum in Flatwoods. He told them, “I can’t go and do a fundraiser and raise $300,000 and stand up in front of people and tell them, ‘Well, you know what? It’s...
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance Laws…

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PAC’s assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruz’s campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The “Stand for Truth” PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): “If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can...
  • Sorority ditches Kentucky Derby party over "racial connotations"

    04/08/2016 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 8 | Todd Starnes
    There will not be a Kentucky Derby party at Dartmouth College this year because some students allege that one of the nation’s most prestigious horse races is racist. And fair warning – before reading further you might want to make a batch of Mint Juleps. You’re going to need it. Back in 2015, a group of Black Lives Matter protestors targeted an exclusive Kentucky Derby party hosted by the ladies of Kappa Delta Epsilon – calling the event overtly racist and “recreating an Antebellum South atmosphere on the Ivy League campus.” The protestors accused the party of being a “bastion...
  • Cruz apology to McConnell? 'Ain't gonna happen,' he says

    04/08/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz said Thursday he will not apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accusing him of lying last year, despite suggestions from Senate colleagues it would help them unite behind his campaign.</p> <p>"That ain't gonna happen," Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "And if the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time. My focus is on the American people and uniting Republicans behind shared values and a shared vision." Cruz has presented himself as the candidate best poised to unite the Republican Party against Hillary Clinton in November. But he has struggled with his own colleagues in the Senate, winning limited support from Republican senators.</p>
  • Rand Paul will support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You can add Rand Paul to the list of Republicans who say they’ll support Donald Trump if he ends up being the GOP nominee. Paul made his pledge on Friday during a stop in Northern Kentucky. Via Cincinnati Enquirer: Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it’s Donald Trump. He said it’s better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.Paul criticized Clinton’s comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” Those words will likely reverberate...
  • Rand Paul will back Trump if he is nominee

    04/02/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 2 Apr 2016 | Nick Gass
    It may be April 1, but apparently Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is not joking about supporting Donald Trump for the Republican nomination if — if — he emerges as the party's nominee in the general election. Paul said Friday morning that he would support whoever is named the Republican nominee, even if it's Trump, telling a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter during a visit to the metro area in Kentucky that backing the Manhattan businessman would be better than going for Hillary Clinton. The senator, according to the report, specifically criticized Clinton's comments in Ohio that she would "put a whole lot...
  • Open Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky

    03/31/2016 3:32:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA annual meeting is fast approaching.  This year it will be in Louiseville, Kentucky, starting on May 20th, 2016.  My colleague, Liston Matthews has inquired and has determined that lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kentucky Exposition Center.  The NRA quite properly requires that attendees follow the law regarding carry in Kentucky.  Here is an explanation of the open carry law From handgunlaw.us(pdf): Open Carry (Without a Valid Permit/License) Open Carry is legal in Kentucky. Not all places listed in the “Places Off Limits” apply to those who are Open Carrying. It is up to you...
  • Freedom Caucus Republicans accuse McConnell of not advancing conservative priorities

    03/28/2016 6:42:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 3/28/16 | Raffi Williams
    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Time and time again Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has failed to usher conservative priorities successfully through the Senate. He failed to pass legislation that would deter illegal immigration. He failed to defund Planned Parenthood, much to the dismay of conservatives. And he failed to stop the nuclear deal with Iran. Now he is being pressed to usher through the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. If he fails, conservatives say, he could be forced out of leadership. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced and shepherded through the House last fall by Rep. Trent...
  • ACLU accuses Kentucky prison of illegal anti-gay mail ban

    03/23/2016 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a ban on letters, magazines and other mail sent to inmates at a Kentucky prison that contains material with gay-related content, news reports said Wednesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Kentucky ACLU legal director William Sharp has written to the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex to object to a policy that prohibits prisoners from receiving items that “promote homosexuality.” …
  • Wallace: SoCons Aside, Republicans Should Consider Supporting Hillary

    03/21/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your Hobson's Choice . . . on today's Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, citing GOP consultants, suggested that--other than social conservatives--Republicans concerned with foreign policy should consider supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Hillary supporter Harold Ford, Jr. could be heard chiming in with a "well said." Wallace was echoing the argument laid out by Joe Scarborough: that on a range of issues from foreign intervention to Israel, taxing the rich to breaking up the banks, Clinton's positions are closer to those of the GOP establishment than Trump's. But Joe, Nicolle and those Republican consultants are forgetting one overriding...
  • McConnell Isn’t Budging On Garland Nomination, Won’t Hold Confirmation Vote

    03/20/2016 3:06:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNNÂ’s Dana Bash today that the Senate would not confirm Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Obama earlier this week, in the lame duck session. Senate Republicans have been adamant that the next president, whoever that may be, should decide this nomination. This has drawn the ire of Democrats who feel that Republicans are skirting their constitutional obligation to advise and consent on judicial nominations, despite the fact that the Constitution doesnÂ’t say the Senate must consider a nominee upon recommendation by the president. Yes, Senate Republicans can sit on their...
  • Lexington clinic stops performing abortions until court hearing next week (2nd one)

    03/20/2016 2:42:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jack Brammer
    The EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington has put off performing abortions until a judge rules next week on a request from Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration to stop the procedures. “We’re taking a timeout,” Lexington attorney Scott White, who is representing the clinic, said Wednesday. The Bevin administration’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services claimed in a lawsuit filed last week in Fayette Circuit Court that the clinic at 161 Burt Road, off Nicholasville Road, is operating without a license. The cabinet sent a letter March 4 to Dr. Ernest Marshall, who runs the clinic, asking it to “cease and desist”...
  • Last Weekend Was 1968 All Over Again

    03/17/2016 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I have been an attentive observer of political protests for many moons. You might say I was present at their creation. For me, that would be back in 1968 at Chicago, Illinois's Grant Park. My brother and I stood between a line of young Chicago policemen as they grew increasingly anxious, their backs to the hotels that faced the park. In the park, luminaries of Democratic politics -- Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey -- were putting the final touches on their convention performances. What provoked the young cops (those mainly of Irish and Italian descent) was a mob of college-age...
  • Rep. Yarmuth: GOP Wants ‘To Emasculate Gov’t At Every Possible Turn’

    03/17/2016 4:55:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 16, 2016 | 4:03 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) was critical of budget battles within the GOP saying, Republicans “want to emasculate government at every possible turn” and “want to starve the beast.” Yarmuth made the statements at a press conference Tuesday while discussing the lack of the Republican conferences to produce a budget. …
  • No hearing for Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Mitch McConnell says

    03/16/2016 12:31:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/2016 | Harper Neidig
    .@SenateMajLdr McConnell responds to SCOTUS nomination: "Give the people a voice in filling this vacancy" https://t.co/Yfu961lwAS — MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 16, 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that the vacancy should be filled by the next president. “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the court’s direction," he said. "The Senate will continue to...
  • Oh the Irony: GOP Leaders Ask Cruz to Apologize Before Receiving Their Support

    03/16/2016 7:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/16/16 | Ken Meyer
    It’s funny how the tables turn over time. Ted Cruz is the only one left who can pose any real challenge to Donald Trump‘s Republican nomination, and now, figures from the political establishment are asking him to make nice with them before they agree to coalesce around his campaign. While his uncompromising stances distinguished Cruz as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, years of stunts like shutting down the government and calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar have caused many of his colleagues to dislike him. According to CNN, Sen. John Cornyn and others have called on Cruz, after...
  • Mitch McConnell Refuses to Compromise: Tells SCOTUS Nominee Garland “Sorry, But No Vote”

    03/16/2016 5:22:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today told President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland that the Senate will not hold a vote on his nomination. The call came after McConnell took to the Senate floor to announce that Republicans will not back down in their pledge to not hold a vote. McConnell (R-KY) said of the nomination in his Senate floor speech: “It seems clear that President Obama made this nomination not with the intent of seeing the nominee confirmed, but in order to politicize it for the purposes of the election.” “What the president has done with...
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Republican Senators up for reelection in 2016

    03/14/2016 3:39:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Mitch's moderate minions need to go!!! Primary in North Carolina tomorrow. Take a good hard look at Senator Burr's record!! Note: Coats, Rubio and Vitter already retiring
  • Hillary Boasts to Audience: “We’re Going to Put a Lot of Coal Miners and Coal Companies Out of Work”

    03/13/2016 8:13:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 106 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    And, the liberal zombies sat there and nodded in agreement. Hillary Clinton bragged during her CNN town hall in Ohio that she’s going to put a lot of coal miners out of work. It should be no surprise that the Republican Party carries working class districts in America by a 2-1 margin. And working Middle Class Americans support Donald Trump.
  • Kasich: Deporting millions of illegal immigrants 'not acceptable'

    03/14/2016 5:08:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich stuck by his desire for a path to legalization for illegal immigrants in the United States during a Q&A with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. He described the idea of deporting millions of illegal immigrants from the U.S. as unacceptable. "The idea that we're going to pick these people up and ship them out is unbelievable," Kasich said. "It's just not acceptable in America." Kasich, eighth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings, did not explicitly rule out a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants during his remarks to the Hispanic group, but said...
  • Skinning Cats: Legal Means to Disarm the Second Amendment

    05/06/2007 8:21:20 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 131 replies · 5,086+ views
    Vanity | May 6, 2007 | Mark Edward Vande Pol
    There are few things that keep me up at night, but this is one of them. It may be cynicism, but more likely it’s the long sad experience of watching the courts over the years. So when your side finally wins one that should have you celebrating, and yet you walk away with a knot in your gut, it’s probably warranted. Senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman’s majority opinion in Parker v. District of Columbia was a thing of beauty, affirming armed self-defense as an individual right pre-existing the Constitution. It was almost hard to believe. Maybe that's what’s bugging me....
  • Bush meeting with Rubio, Kasich and Cruz before debate: report

    03/12/2016 6:15:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/09/16 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush is meeting with the three Republican presidential candidates seeking to take down front-runner Donald Trump before Thursday's GOP debate, according to a new report. Bush is huddling with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich before the Miami debate, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The former Florida governor repeatedly clashed with Trump during his own GOP presidential campaign, which ended late last month after disappointing results in early-voting states. Bush is meeting Rubio on Wednesday and speaking with Cruz and Kasich on Thursday before the debate. It's unclear whether Bush will endorse a...
  • Limbaugh: Establishment has to be 'all-in' for Cruz to win

    03/10/2016 12:09:42 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | Nick Gass
    If Ted Cruz is to come from behind and win the Republican nomination, it's "gonna take an entire unity effort" to win support from the establishment, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. The comment from Limbaugh, who has not formally backed any candidate, is the latest indication that the iconoclastic Texas senator will have his work cut out for him as he seeks to cut off Donald Trump. Limbaugh presented two theories, the first of which assumed that Cruz accepts the premise that he still has time to get to 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, adding...
  • Battle to halt rollback of kynect, Medicaid expansion is about the people, former Gov. Beshear says

    03/09/2016 10:05:54 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/9/2015 | Nick Storm
    After two terms in office, former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has a fight on his hands to convince first-year Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to halt a rollback of the state’s health insurance exchange and transition expanded Medicaid recipients to the federal government. If Bevin is successful in transitioning services, Kentucky would be the first state in the nation to shut down a working state exchange. Beshear has created a non-profit group, Save Kentucky Healthcare, to oppose changes to the healthcare system he put in place during his tenure. Kentucky’s exchange was heralded as a national success under the Affordable Care...
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives must “get over” hard feelings over Thad Cochran election fraud[2014]

    03/08/2016 6:02:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    In last June’s Mississippi GOP runoff, liberal Republican Thad Cochran engaged in mass election fraud to defeat conservative primary challenger Chris McDaniel.
  • CNN commentator: Media will share blame when Donald Trump 'institutes internment camps'

    03/08/2016 4:14:55 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2016
    As Donald Trump added to his delegate total on Saturday with primary and caucus victories in Louisiana and Kentucky, CNN commentator Sally Kohn offered a grim forecast of a Trump presidency — and suggested the media will be culpable. "There is a fine line between covering a candidate and amplifying a candidate," Kohn, a progressive activist, said during the cable channel's coverage of Saturday voting. "And I’m sorry, but, yes, Donald Trump may be the Republican front-runner, I still think we’re giving him way too much attention in proportion to the other candidates who also had victories to celebrate tonight....
  • Kentucky House Up For Grabs? Been Dem since 1920!

    03/08/2016 12:10:10 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 33 replies
    AP ^ | March 08, 2016 | Adam Beam
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The fate of the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats is in the hands of a few thousand Kentucky voters in four House districts scattered throughout the state. Those voters will choose four state representatives Tuesday in a series of special elections created by resignations and two strategic appointments by new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Democrats have 50 members and Republicans 46 in the Kentucky House of Representatives, where Democrats have held the majority for nearly a century. A Republican sweep would mean Democrats would not control the chamber for the first...
  • Woman leaves would-be attacker bloody and wounded after she shot him in the neck

    03/08/2016 7:01:42 AM PST · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 March 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    A man was left bloody and wounded after he attempted to rob a woman with a knife. The Kentucky woman was being stalked by John Ganobick, when he followed her into an elevator at a parking garage. Police said Ganobick was captured on surveillance cameras following her. But there is no surveillance camera rolling when he eventually attacks her in the parking lot. Louisville Metro Police said the woman noticed Ganobick following her in the food court around 6.15pm and he followed her to the parking garage. She told police when the elevator reached her floor, she started running to...
  • Trump/Cruz Destroy Establishment, McConnell/Paul In Kentucky!!!

    03/06/2016 6:58:40 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    The combined votes of Donald J. Trump & Ted Cruz wipe out the Kentucky Republican Establishment losers, Mitch McConnell & Rand Paul in a landslide defeat. So much for these two turncoats & Mitt Romney the "The King of GOP Establishment losers". - Donald Trump - 36% - 82,493 votes - Ted Cruz - 32% - 72,503 votes - Totals - 68% - 154,996 votes
  • George Will: "We May Have Passed Peak Trump," Cruz Has Best Chance To Win

    03/06/2016 9:54:34 AM PST · by JPJones · 196 replies
    George Will: "We May Have Passed Peak Trump," Cruz Has Best Chance To Win By Tim Hains Posted on March 6, 2016 George Will reacts to Donald Trump's wins last night in Kentucky and Louisiana, and Ted Cruz's wins in Kansas and Maine.
  • Key Presidential Primaries Results by State [100% Reporting Updated: 3/6/16 12:33 AM ET]

    03/05/2016 9:40:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    AP via Politico ^ | 3/6/16 12:33 AM ET | AP via Politico
    Key Presidential Primaries Results by State
  • Paul wanted Kentucky to caucus, still taking Trump fire

    The Kentucky Republican Caucus on Saturday has been largely funded by Sen. Rand Paul who convinced the state party to switch from a primary format to get around a state law prohibiting someone from appearing on the ballot in multiple federal races. Paul was seeking a second Senate term and running as a 2016 GOP presidential candidate until he suspended his campaign last month.
  • Trump Wins Kentucky (NYTimes)

    03/05/2016 7:54:47 PM PST · by LS · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 5, 2016
    Trump wins.
  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 7:55:20 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 250 replies
    The Week ^ | Mar 5 2016 | The Week
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz handily won the Kansas and Maine Republican caucuses on Saturday, but Donald Trump is projected to win Louisiana, the most delegate-packed state of the Super Saturday contest, and Kentucky.
  • WATCH LIVE: Trump holds news conference on Super Saturday

    03/05/2016 6:52:04 PM PST · by bryan999 · 174 replies
    ***LIVE*** Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is holding a news conference after winning Louisiana and losing Maine and Kansas on Super Saturday.
  • Donald Trump's Winning Big: Kentucky Republican Caucus Live Results

    03/05/2016 6:34:21 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 104 replies
    Patch ^ | 3/5/2016 | MARC TORRENCE
    Donald Trump was holding a commanding (and expected) lead over Ted Cruz in the Kentucky Republican caucuses as results came in Saturday night.