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  • State Board of Elections meeting ends in screaming, arguing

    10/17/2019 4:06:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    WLEX 18 News ^ | 10/15/2019
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Tuesday's State Board of Elections meeting started off as normal, but it ended with arguing, screaming, cursing and people storming out after the meeting. The fighting continued as LEX 18's Political Reporter Karolina Buczek stood in the hallway, waiting for an interview after the meeting. You can hear Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes yelling in a room, as Executive Director of State Board of Elections Jared Dearing told our crew, "it's a circus and chaos." Then Grimes walked out, letting LEX 18 know she would be available for an interview outside. ... That's when...
  • Mitch McConnell steps up Republican rebellion over Syria saying he wants 'something STRONGER' than..

    10/17/2019 11:36:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 62 replies
    dm ^ | 10/17/2019 | By KATELYN CARALLE, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he wants 'something even stronger' in the Senate than the House's resolution formally opposing Donald Trump's troop withdrawal from northern Syria last week. The Senate Majority Leader said he was 'encouraged' by the House, including 129 Republican members, voting to condemn the president's highly contested decision. 'I believe it's important that we make a strong forward-looking strategic statement. For that reason my preference would be for something even stronger than the resolution that the House passed yesterday which has some serious weaknesses,' McConnell said from the Senate floor Thursday. The vote Wednesday – where more...
  • Impeachment Inquiry Backlash Boosts GOP’s Bevin in Kentucky Governor Race

    10/17/2019 7:36:21 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2019 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Voter backlash against the Democrat impeachment inquiry of President Trump and strong support for the president in Kentucky appear to be key factors helping Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in his re-election battle against Democrat challenger Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Bevin, first elected governor in November 2015, is seeking a second four-year term as governor and faces Beshear in a November 5 general election. A poll released by Maxon-Dixon Polling & Strategy on Wednesday shows that Bevin has pulled into a tie with Beshear, a significant improvement from the eight point deficit he had in the race as measured in...
  • Poll shows Bevin (R), Beshear (D), in dead heat ahead of November election

    10/16/2019 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 40 replies
    WKYT-TV Lexington ^ | 10/16/2019 | WKYT News Staff
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - A new poll shows Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear are in a dead heat just weeks ahead of November's gubernatorial election. A Mason-Dixon Kentucky Poll shows both Bevin and Beshear have 46 percent of the vote. Libertarian John Hicks has one percent while seven percent of voters remain undecided. There is a margin of error of no more than four percentage points. The polling lines up with a Politico report which said Bevin is gaining ground in the governor's race. He was down eight percent against Beshear in Mason-Dixon's December 2018 poll. The...
  • Video: President Trump on ABC Syria hoax: “It was a terrible thing”

    10/16/2019 12:38:21 PM PDT · by rintintin · 9 replies
    ABC reporter said Trump “green lighted” Turkish invasion. Trump responded that’s wrong, and it’s deceptive like ABC’s “Syria bombing video” of Kentucky https://mobile.twitter.com/PolishPatriotTM/status/1184524515604418568
  • Rand Paul slams Lindsey Graham: Been wrong about every foreign policy decision of the last 2 decades

    10/16/2019 10:22:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    WE ^ | | October 15, 2019 11:04 AM | Ellie Bufkin
    Rand Paul sharply criticized fellow Senate Republican Lindsey Graham for suggesting that U.S. troops should remain in northern Syria. "Lindsey Graham has been wrong about almost every foreign policy decision of the last two decades," the Kentucky senator said during a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC. "He was wrong about the Iraq War. The Iraq War was a mistake. It made Iran stronger, allowed more chaos, more instability, and more terrorism. He was wrong about the war in Libya. It lead to more chaos and more terrorism. He is wrong about this." Paul was referring to tweets from the South...
  • GM, UAW agree on tentative labor contract that could end a monthlong strike by 48,000 workers

    10/16/2019 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2019 Published an hour ago Updated Moments Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points The deal is likely about two weeks away from being finalized. It still needs approval from local union leaders and GM’s 48,000 UAW members, who’ve been on strike since Sept. 16. The monthlong work stoppage is the UAW’s longest strike against GM since 1970. DETROIT — General Motors and union leaders have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract that could end the United Auto Workers’ monthlong strike against the automaker, the UAW said Wednesday. Details of the proposed deal were not immediately available. However, the union’s roughly 48,000 members with GM are expected to receive...
  • Daniel Cameron (R) outraises Gregory Stumbo (D) in Kentucky attorney general election

    10/14/2019 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Ballotpedia News ^ | 10/14/2019 | James McAllister
    Daniel Cameron (R) outraised Gregory Stumbo (D) $140,333 to $101,153 in Kentucky’s attorney general election, according to the most recent reports covering the period from September 6 through October 6. At the end of the period, Cameron had $423,852 cash on hand to Stumbo’s $294,408 on hand. Cameron started the period with $480,476 cash on hand; Stumbo started with $240,015. ... Democrats have held Kentucky’s Attorney General office since 1952, but Kentucky’s election history suggests that the attorney general’s race will be competitive. Pre-election incumbent Andy Beshear (D) defeated his opponent by a margin of 50.1% to 49.9% in 2015....
  • Anti-Socialism Brought Ana Navarro Into The Republican Party, And Now It’s Chasing Her Out

    10/14/2019 1:12:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/14/2019 | Kyle Sammin
    On Friday’s episode of “The View,” Sen. Rand Paul sparred with Ana Navarro, a regular contributor to the show, about the nature of socialism in Venezuela. “You talk about Venezuela in your new book,” Navarro said, “I get a lot of political ads from the Republican Party. Donald Trump has tweeted this. Many have tweeted this. If you vote for Democrats, they will turn the United States into Venezuela. Do you think that’s a fair statement to make?”
  • ABC News Broadcasts Fake Syria Bombing Video That's Actually From a Kentucky Military Show

    10/14/2019 10:20:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10 14 2019 | Matt Novak
    ABC News aired a video on Sunday that host Tom Llamas said depicted a Turkish attack in northern Syria against Kurdish civilians. Turkey is indeed pushing into Syria and slaughtering Kurds along the way, but the video ABC News played last night is from a military gun demonstration in Kentucky that was published to YouTube in 2017. “This video, right here, appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town,” Llamas said on the October 13 broadcast as the video played. But the explosions in the video are identical to explosions seen in a video titled,...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Judge: Daniel Cameron has enough experience to serve as Kentucky attorney general

    10/10/2019 6:23:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/10/2019 | John Cheves
    Daniel Cameron, the Republican nominee for Kentucky attorney general, won a lawsuit Thursday that challenged his eligibility to serve if he is elected Nov. 5 because of his limited years of experience. An appeal is expected. ...in his decision, Jefferson Circuit Judge Barry Willett said Kentucky courts consider the practice of law to mean a licensed attorney who offers legal counsel, a definition that would include Cameron while he worked as a clerk. In 1995, courts made a similar ruling in favor of Democrat Ben Chandler, then running for attorney general, and allowed him to count his four years as...
  • Blackhawk Mining announces closure of facilities in southern West Virginia

    10/09/2019 6:49:45 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 21 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | October 8, 2019 | Jake Flatley
    LOGAN, W.Va. — Three underground coal mines and two preparation plants in Logan and Mingo counties have been idled by Kentucky based company Blackhawk Mining and its subsidiaries. Blackhawk announced Tuesday afternoon saying the affected operations are the Washington Underground Mine, Muddy Bridge Underground Mine, Buffalo Underground Mine, Fanco Preparation Plant and Loadout in Logan County and Mingo 1 Preparation Plant and Mingo 2 Scaggs Loadout in Mingo County. “It’s sad and it’s disturbing,” Bill Raney, the President of the West Virginia Coal Association told MetroNews of his reaction to the news. “It’s just a matter that the coal market...
  • Rand Paul: It's Not U.S. Responsibility 'to Fight Every War and Find Every Peace'

    10/08/2019 10:01:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    CNS ^ | October 8, 2019 | Susan Jones
    Some Republicans, including Trump allies such as Sen Lindsey Graham, have joined Democrats in sharply criticizing the president's decision to withdraw an unannounced number of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) strongly supports the president's move, even if the "neocon war caucus of the Senate" -- Paul's words -- does not. "We haven't been able to find peace for 18 years in Afghanistan," Paul told Fox News's Neil Cavuto in a telephone interview on Monday. "So I certainly don't think we're going to find peace in Syria. But I do think a couple of hundred people...
  • Republican Attorney General candidate attends hearing to take him off ballot

    10/08/2019 7:20:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    WAVE 3 ^ | 10/7/2019 | Phylicia Ashley
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man wants Republican Attorney General candidate Daniel Cameron off the ballot. Joseph Jackson filed a complaint saying Cameron does not meet the qualifications to run to represent the people of Kentucky. Joseph Jackson filed a complaint saying Cameron does not meet the qualifications to run to represent the people of Kentucky. Joseph Jackson filed a complaint saying Cameron does not meet the qualifications to run to represent the people of Kentucky. (Source: Phylicia Ashley, WAVE 3 News) Cameron made it clear at court Monday, that he believes the complaint is nothing but a political...
  • Transgender Men Ads Lead to 8-Point Voter Swing to Repub Matt Bevin from Dem Andy Beshear

    10/08/2019 11:53:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 19 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A conservative group notes polling data shows an eight-point swing in voters’ shift to incumbent GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from Democrat candidate Andy Beshear after they view ads highlighting Beshear’s support of biological men competing in women’s sports. The Campaign for American Principles (CAP) states: The ads are moving voters in an incredible way — the chart below represents over 2,000 respondents. The gray bar represents Bevin’s support among voters BEFORE seeing the ad and the blue bar is Bevin’s support from voters AFTER seeing the ad. For voters 45-54, Bevin sees an 8pt increase in support, 55-64 give...
  • Paul hits GOP critics of Trump's Syria withdrawal: 'Neocon war caucus' always wants to stay at war

    10/07/2019 11:14:07 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7, 2019 | Victor Garcia
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul knocked fellow Republican senators who criticized President Trump's move to pull troops from northern Syria, calling them the "neocon war caucus." "A lot of people in your own party -- Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Nikki Haley, and on and on and on — say this is a tragedy, it’s a bad move, it emboldens our enemies," Fox News host Neil Cavuto told Paul on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Monday. "It sounded like you listed the neocon war caucus of the Senate," Paul responded, adding, "They always want to stay at war." Trump vigorously...
  • McConnell among Republicans criticizing Trump's Syria decision

    10/07/2019 3:16:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Alex Rogers
    Top Republicans in Congress -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive there. McConnell urged Trump to reverse his move, saying "a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime."
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Jeep Dealer’s $50,000 Sticker Shock Captures Auto Sales Stress

    10/03/2019 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 162 replies
    Finance.yahoo.com ^ | October 2, 2019 | Gabrielle Coppola, Keith Naughton and David Welch
    Robert Loehr’s dealership is hanging in just fine, much like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s sales did last quarter. But just as investors doubt the U.S. car market can sustain near-record results for much longer, the Georgia retailer is apprehensive about a key issue: sticker shock. “Prices are crazy on cars nowadays -- all of them,” said Loehr, who sells Jeeps, Rams and other Fiat Chrysler models from a showroom northwest of Atlanta and has been in the business for 35 years. “They’re crazy to me, and I do it every single day, all day long.” New Jeep Gladiators -- the...