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  • Congress Should Follow Kentucky's Lead: Pass Right To Work, Repeal Prevailing Wage

    01/18/2017 8:12:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 18, 2017 | George Leef
    Kentucky just became the 27th state to enact a Right to Work (RTW) statute – the law that prevents workers from being fired just because they decline to pay dues to a government-certified union. In recent years, the RTW bill had been bottled up in the state House, but after the Democrats lost their majority in last November’s elections, the bill sailed through and was promptly signed by Governor Matt Bevin. At the same time, Kentucky made another good move by repealing its “prevailing wage” statute. Such laws are meant to shield construction unions from competition by preventing bidders for...
  • Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing

    01/16/2017 9:25:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Kentucky abortion facility caught masquerading as a doctor’s office will close permanently on Jan. 27, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. In the spring of 2016, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration filed a lawsuit accusing the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington of illegally operating an abortion clinic disguised as a doctor’s office. Bevin’s administration asked a court for permission to close the practice, saying it was not licensed as an abortion facility. State health investigators also found unsanitary conditions inside the facility, according to the Courier Journal. The state Supreme Court sided with the governor in August. It has not been...
  • Remember When Jeff Sessions and John Lewis linked arms at Edmund Pettus Bridge?

    01/12/2017 7:41:05 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    Representative John Lewis has either a very bad or a very selective memory when it comes to Jeff Sessions. Mr. Lewis testified against Senator Sessions in the Senate Attorney General hearing. Unfortunately for John, there are photos of the two who are arm in arm on the 50th-anniversary march in Selma. What say you, Mr. Lewis?
  • Collins' support of Sessions draws protests

    01/10/2017 11:34:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins support of President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions, drew protests at her Maine offices on Tuesday.
  • Kentucky lawmakers pass 'right-to-work' legislation

    01/07/2017 11:33:19 AM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 7, 2017 | Steve Bittenbender
    Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill on Saturday making it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body. Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have passed similar so called "right-to-work" and anti-union laws in recent years. Supporters say the measures spur economic growth while opponents cast the laws as assaults on organized labor and blue-collar workers that limit union revenues.The effort to pass the legislation in Kentucky came two months after Republicans won control of the state's General Assembly for the...
  • Live Stream: Kentucky Senate Right to Work debate, vote (union members screaming)

    01/07/2017 8:01:27 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 24 replies
    KET - Live Stream of Kentucky Senate ^ | 1/7/2017 | Kentucky Senate
    Live Stream of debate / upcoming vote on bill to enact Right to Work and repeal of "prevailing wage" law. Union members can be heard screaming in protest in the background.
  • Bevin, GOP lawmakers push anti-union bills as angry workers chant in hallways

    01/04/2017 7:59:48 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 4, 2017 | DANIEL DESROCHERS
    FRANKFORT Angry union workers packed the hallways of Kentucky’s Capitol Annex on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers pushed ahead with bills that would ban mandatory union dues and repeal a law that requires regional prevailing wages for workers on public construction projects. The chants of union workers were little deterrent to Gov. Matt Bevin and his GOP colleagues in the Kentucky House and Senate, who have made approving the bills their top priority of the 2017 General Assembly. Shouts and banging could be heard from the hallway, but the meeting room itself was packed with supporters as the House Committee on...
  • Groups voice opposition to House and Senate anti-abortion bills

    01/04/2017 4:35:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/4/2017 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – A day after two anti-abortion measures, SB5 and HB2 were filed and placed on a fast track to passage, advocates from the American Civil Liberties of Kentucky (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky and other pro-choice groups voiced their concerns about the consequences should the legislation become law. SB5, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy and HB2, known as the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, would require an ultrasound prior to an abortion being performed. ACLU of Kentucky Advocacy Director Kate Miller says that decision to have an abortion is not an easy...
  • Rand Paul Will Oppose Republican Budget Resolution Against Obamacare

    01/04/2017 4:24:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Weigel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks. In a speech scheduled for later Wednesday, he will criticize the resolution for assuming $9 trillion in additional debt over the next 10 years.
  • Kentucky: Legislative Session Convenes with Intro of Constitutional Carry Legislation

    01/04/2017 7:52:31 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1/4/17 | staff
    Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, January 3 2017, the Kentucky State Legislature convened for its 2017 Legislative Session. Following the beginning of the new session, constitutional carry legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 7. This pro-gun legislation would allow any law-abiding individual who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Kentucky without having to obtain a permit to do so.
  • McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ‘Knock it Off’ (RE: "The Vast Russian Conspiracy”)

    01/03/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    Today a Politico article reveals the John McCain/Lindsey Graham push to create an international crisis with Russia has found push-back from an unlikely source, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. (Politico) John McCain and Lindsey Graham are backing off of their push for a select committee on cybersecurity after Russian interference in the election, bowing to the political reality that the Senate Republican Conference largely does not back their idea. […] “We’re just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesn’t work, we’ll regroup,” [Lindsey] Graham said in an interview. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
  • LGBT Activist Attacks Christians for Using Rainbow in Christmas Display

    01/03/2017 6:32:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Onan Coca
    This story may be the must bemusing and illogical of 2016, and it happened as the year came to a close. Ken Ham is the Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the creator of the amazing Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. He is also a leader in the conservative evangelical community, where his work focuses on Biblical creationism and Christian apologetics. He and his team recently made the decision to use the rainbow as part of the decoration in their Ark Encounter Christmas celebration. Visit the Ark at dusk to see it illuminated with rainbow colors as a...
  • House Republicans take speaker's gavel, clear path for priority legislation in opening day

    01/03/2017 6:04:52 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/3/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — For the first time in nearly a century, a Republican is holding the speaker’s gavel in Kentucky’s House of Representatives. House Speaker Jeff Hoover was confirmed to the position via acclimation during Tuesday’s opening of the 2017 General Assembly’s 30-day session. In his opening remarks to the chamber, Hoover said the state faces a number of challenges that need to be resolved and that his focus as speaker will be doing what he can to address them. He also had a message for lawmakers in both parties: the election season is done. Republicans wrested control of the House...
  • Terminally ill Army sergeant, who used military grit to meet pope, dies

    01/03/2017 10:37:25 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 77 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 01/03/2017 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cheryl Tobin, a former master sergeant with the U.S. Army who used her military might to flag down the pope for a blessing, died in her sleep New Year’s Eve. She was 48. Terminally ill with a rare form of cancer, Tobin went on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in May thanks to the generosity, prayers and assistance of many people who wanted to help her fulfill her dream. Despite the fatigue that came from radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgery, Tobin was able to climb the Holy Stairs on her knees, climb to the top...
  • Jefferson Mall closes early due to loitering teens (Louisville KY)

    12/26/2016 7:45:50 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Wave 3 ^ | 12/26/2016 9:59 PM
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jefferson Mall closed its doors an hour early Monday night due to a large group of loitering teens. A post on the Jefferson Mall's Facebook page says it closed early at the recommendation of local authorities. Louisville Metro Police Department officials said it was the mall management's decision to close. Police had an increased presence at the mall and officers helped get everybody out. Mitchell said approximately 75 youth were running through the mall causing a bit of a disturbance. There were no injuries, no reports of thefts and no arrests. Police said it was not...
  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 6:42:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2016
    Kentucky governor Matt Bevin said last week that he hopes the Kentucky legislature won’t consider a transgender-bathroom bill in the upcoming legislative session; according to Bevin, “the last thing we need is more government rules.” He’s absolutely right, and I think it’s worth offering a conservative defense of transgender rights — which ought to be a conservative issue. On the American political spectrum, conservatism is the mind-your-own-business ideology. I know smoking is unhealthy, but I enjoy smoking, and my health is none of your business. I know motorcycles can be dangerous, but I like the wind in my hair; whether...
  • McConnell: ‘I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning’ (interesting admissions)

    12/20/2016 12:06:11 PM PST · by xzins · 161 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 20 Dec 16 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was surprised on election night: He didn’t see President-elect Donald Trump winning or the Senate staying in Republican hands. “I honestly thought we wouldn’t hold the U.S. Senate,” the Kentucky Republican told Kentucky Educational Television’s ... “I thought we’d come up short, and I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning.” The Senate victories were “really something,” McConnell said, “but it never occurred to me he (Trump) might be able to win as well.” ... “It was a lot of feeling among just ordinary people...that the current administration didn’t care about them,” he...
  • Public University (Kentucky) Punishes Professor For Sex Crime Because He Sang A BEACH BOYS SONG

    12/19/2016 12:13:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2016 | Eric Owens
    The taxpayer-funded University of Kentucky has punished a journalism professor for sexual misconduct because, the professors says, he publicly sang "California Girls" by The Beach Boys. The professor, Buck Ryan, told his bizarre story of bureaucratic woe in an op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader this weekend. The University of Kentucky’s Title IX coordinator - Patty Bender, according to the public school's website - ruled that Ryan’s crooning of "California Girls" was sexual misconduct because the song includes "language of a sexual nature," Ryan writes. The occasion which caused Ryan to belt out the 1965 Beach Boys song was the closing...
  • Obama rushes out 11th-hour regulations targeting coal mining

    12/19/2016 6:52:07 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At virtually the last possible moment, the Obama administration on Monday rolled out new regulations making it even more difficult and more costly to mine coal in the U.S., a final shot against the already beleaguered coal industry as the president leaves office. The Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule will go into effect 30 after its official release and publication in the federal register, meaning it likely will be implemented Jan. 19 — one day before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Mr. Trump has vowed to undo much of his predecessor’s environmental regulations, including rules that target coal mining. The...
  • Republican Leaders to Oppose Trump Tax Cuts

    12/12/2016 6:07:17 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 119 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    You just knew this was coming… Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned today he will not pass Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Senate Majority Leader McConnell has a different plan. Bloomberg.com reported: President-elect Donald Trump’s race to enact the biggest tax cuts since the 1980s went under a caution flag Monday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned he considers current levels of U.S. debt “dangerous” and said he wants any tax overhaul to avoid adding to the deficit. “I think this level of national debt is dangerous and unacceptable,” McConnell said, adding he hopes Congress doesn’t lose sight of that when...
  • House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns...

    12/10/2016 7:38:23 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/8/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned after he says House Speaker Greg Stumbo denied his request to subpoena a Democratic lawmaker who accused Gov. Matt Bevin of retaliating against him. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, submitted his resignation during a meeting Thursday, saying Rep. Russell Meyer, D-Nicholasville, ignored a letter requesting testimony under oath last week. When he wanted to subpoena Meyer on Nov. 30 because “his was the most severe accusation against the governor,” Wayne said Stumbo’s chief of staff ordered House Clerk Jean...
  • Data shows human trafficking spike in Louisville during major events

    12/07/2016 8:32:33 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 18 replies
    WLKY ^ | 12/6/2016 | Carolyn Callahan
    A conference in Louisville taught people the signs of human trafficking and showed them it's not something that just happens in other countries. WLKY talked with survivors and the Attorney General about human and sex trafficking in Kentucky...By definition, human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation... "It's a $150 billion industry, but let's not call it an industry. Let's call it what it is: slavery," Attorney General Andy Beshear said. Beshear said human trafficking is a vastly under-reported crime. Data shows that from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31,...
  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
  • Trump to nominate Elaine Chao for transportation post: source

    11/29/2016 10:04:34 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/16 | Reuters Staff Reporter
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to head the Transportation Department, a source with knowledge of the decision said on Tuesday. The source, who requested anonymity, confirmed the pick to Reuters. Chao, the wife of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position. The formal announcement was expected Tuesday afternoon. Although Trump spoke on the campaign trail about wanting to "drain the swamp" in Washington, more than half of Trump's nine key appointments so far have been...
  • Elaine Chao Is Said to Be Trump’s Pick for Transportation Secretary

    11/29/2016 8:20:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/29 | peters and haberman
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Elaine L. Chao, the former Labor secretary under George W. Bush, to head the Department of Transportation, elevating someone who has been a fixture of the Republican establishment in Washington to a post that could become integral to shaping one of the most ambitious parts of Mr. Trump’s agenda. Mr. Trump, a real estate magnate, has said infrastructure redevelopment is a priority. And Ms. Chao has experience — politically and personally — in navigating the competing centers of power in the capital. She is married to Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky...
  • Trump picks Elaine Chao for transportation secretary

    11/29/2016 8:22:31 AM PST · by usafa92 · 161 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/29/2016 | Phil Mattingly
    (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao, the former labor secretary and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to be his choice for transportation secretary, an official briefed on the matter told CNN on Tuesday. The announcement is expected to come this afternoon. Chao served as secretary of labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 through 2009 -- the longest tenure in the position since World War II -- and has been married to McConnell since 1993. She was the first Asian-American woman to serve in a Cabinet position. Chao also served as the deputy secretary of transportation...
  • How American Coal Could Come Back Leaner and Cleaner

    11/25/2016 2:22:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Christopher Mendoza
    It’s been a wild month for the U.S. coal In reality, new technologies mean coal power can be made cleaner than ever. By the EPA’s own measure, emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants released by coal plants have fallen by more than half over the last 40 years. There have been tremendous breakthroughs in clean coal technology, which uses carbon capture and storage (CCS) to remove the vast majority of carbon dioxide from coal power emissions. If this technology were given a genuine chance rather than being written off as a myth, clean energy might not have to mean...
  • Police: 2 dead, 4 hospitalized in Louisville park shootings

    11/24/2016 7:04:43 PM PST · by digger48 · 7 replies
    WISH ^ | November 24, 2016 | ap
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and four have been hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville.</p> <p>Louisville Metro Police says officers responded to a call of multiple shootings at Shawnee Park on Thursday afternoon. The injuries among those taken to University Hospital are not considered life threatening.</p>
  • Hate Hoax: Another Student Fakes Mugging Claim by Trump Fans [BGSU KY]

    11/22/2016 6:56:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 11/22/16 | John Binder
    Another student at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has hoaxed a racist hate crime attack, local police have confirmed. More than a week after the 2016 Election, a man on the BGSU campus claimed he had been pushed to the ground and robbed, all while the two perpetrators allegedly called him a racial slur. The university’s vice president for student affairs, Thomas Gibson, put out a statement based off a local police investigation where he confirms that the alleged attack did not actually happen, The Blade reported. It is still unclear whether or not the student will be charged for...
  • Kentucky Democrats huddle after losing state House, talk about regrouping for 2018 cycle

    11/21/2016 10:43:08 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — There was a lot of soul-searching on Democrat Drive on Saturday as the Kentucky Democratic Party’s State Central Executive Committee discussed the party’s messaging, tactics and personnel in the wake of a brutal election cycle. Democrats entered Nov. 8 with a 53-47 majority in the state’s House of Representatives only to lose 17 seats as Republicans head into January’s 30-day session with a 64-36 supermajority. The GOP took the House for the first time in 95 years and, with that, the last major pillar of influence for Democrats in the Capitol. Last year, Democrats lost their second gubernatorial...
  • Sinnette mistakenly says road projects in his district nixed as retaliation for not switching to GOP

    11/21/2016 10:40:37 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/18/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — State Rep. Kevin Sinnette said in sworn testimony before the House Investigatory Committee on Executive Actions Friday that after he rebuffed an offer to join the Republican Party, his district received nothing in a biennial highway plan passed earlier this year. The only problem? It wasn’t true. The committee is investigating possible foul play in the delay of an $11 million road project in Rep. Russell Meyer’s 39th House District. Meyer, D-Nicholasville, says the contracted extension of East Brannon Road was put on hold because he declined join the GOP at Gov. Matt Bevin’s request. Bevin has disputed...
  • Crew begins dismantling Confederate monument in Louisville

    11/20/2016 9:06:24 AM PST · by yoe · 91 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 19, 2016 | Staff
    A work crew began to dismantle a Confederate monument in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, the mayor said, in the latest move to take down or relocate symbols of the slaveholding Southern Confederacy from the American Civil War. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a pair of messages on Twitter showed photos of figures that had been removed from the monument.[snip]Students and staff members at the University of Louisville had said the memorial condoned slavery.
  • Ford says Lincoln MKC production will stay in Kentucky, not move to Mexico. (Debunk the lie)

    11/18/2016 10:39:44 AM PST · by dynoman · 45 replies
    Antomotive News ^ | 11/18/16 12:16 am ET | Automotive News
    “DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. had considered moving production of the Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but instead the compact premium crossover will remain at the Louisville Assembly Plant, the automaker confirmed Thursday night. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said the Cuautitlan plant was the “likely” new plant for the MKC when the automaker’s deal with the UAW expires in 2019. But now the automaker plans to build the next generation of the MKC in Louisville, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager told Automotive News late Thursday.”
  • Ford’s Change on Kentucky Plant Is an Olive Branch to Donald Trump Administration

    Bill Ford’s phone call is the latest move by a business leader to thaw tension after Trump’s comments on trade One of the U.S. auto industry’s best-known figures has extended an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump by informing him the car maker won’t move a small amount of production to Mexico, the latest effort by a business leader to thaw tension stemming from the incoming administration’s position on key issues, including global trade. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and chairman of Ford Motor Co., called Mr. Trump on Thursday to tell him the company was reversing course...
  • Trump Tweets Ford Is Keeping Lincoln Plant In Kentucky (Ford Confirms)

    11/17/2016 9:57:29 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 18 Nov 2016
    “Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky,” Ford said in an emailed statement. “We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States. We will have more details to share on our future plans at the appropriate time.”
  • Senate Republicans won’t commit to supporting Trump’s Cabinet nominees

    11/16/2016 5:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16-2016 | S.A. Miller, Seth McLaughlin
    <p>Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he would do whatever necessary — including joining a filibuster by Senate Democrats — to block confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees if he taps someone like John R. Bolton or Rudolph W. Giuliani for secretary of state.</p>
  • GOP votes to keep Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader

    11/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/16/16 | ap
    Senate Republicans have re-elected Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell to be majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January and starts working on Donald Trump’s agenda. McConnell is widely popular among Republicans and his election Wednesday was by acclamation. The 74-year-old is considered a clever tactician who mixes conservative leanings with a willingness to cut bipartisan deals when necessary. McConnell was Senate minority leader for eight years before becoming majority leader when the GOP took control in 2015.
  • Rand Paul: I oppose both Rudy Giuliani and John Bolton for secretary of state

    11/16/2016 7:08:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/16/2016 | Ben Jacobs and Spencer Ackerman
    Senator Rand Paul reiterated his opposition to both former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former UN ambassador John Bolton as secretary of state in an interview with the Guardian on Tuesday. The interview follows an op-ed in Rare, an online conservative publication, where Paul condemned Bolton as “out of touch”. The Kentucky senator grounded his opposition in the importance that Donald Trump “pick people who agree with his foreign policy”. Trump repeatedly argued on the campaign trail that the Iraq war was a mistake and condemned what he saw as an overly interventionist foreign policy from Democratic rival Hillary...
  • McConnell reelected Senate majority leader

    11/16/2016 7:50:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/16 10:19 AM EST | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping his spot as the Senate’s top Republican. […] McConnell was nominated and seconded by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen.-elect Todd Young (R-Ind.). …
  • VIDEO | RICK PITINO SAYS DONALD TRUMP NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE TO JOHN MCCAIN, MEXICANS

    11/12/2016 7:28:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    WDRB ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | DAVID SCHUH
    After a 31-point blowout at the KFC Yum! Center, Rick Pitino's postgame press conference drifted from the usual Xs and Os. . . .Everybody in this room has problems with him. And I think the only way to remedy a problem is to find a solution. The first thing I said in the show is ... call up John McCain, apologize and then publicly apologize. Because that has upset me since day one. That man was five years in solitary confinement and was beaten. He's a hero to all of us, and he needs to be apologized to first ......
  • Republicans Expand Domination of State Legislatures -

    11/12/2016 6:50:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 10, 2016
    Donald Trump’s presidential victory not only helped preserve the Republican Party’s majority in the Senate, but it also buoyed the GOP’s control of state legislatures. Republicans now hold an all-time high of 68 out of 99 state legislative chambers, The Associated Press reported. Republicans also have control of both chambers in 33 states, up from 31. In Kentucky, Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo was ousted along with 15 other Democratic incumbents, effectively ending 95 years of control of the state house. -
  • A Great Day for Kentucky and America

    11/10/2016 7:45:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Governor Matt Bevin
    History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional political wisdom regarding campaign tactics. More importantly for the commonwealth, a seismic political shockwave was felt across our state. I referred to it on election night as a historical roar of the people not dissimilar from that once referenced by Winston Churchill. By now you've likely heard the numbers. For the first time in 95 years, Kentucky Republicans have a majority in the House. This new reality, along with the unity we now share in the...
  • Republicans Add to Their Dominance of State Legislatures

    11/09/2016 9:17:42 PM PST · by JediJones · 21 replies
    Governing ^ | 11/9/16 | Alan Greenblatt
    The GOP successfully defended its majorities in most chambers, and also picked up chambers in Kentucky and Iowa, giving the party full control of those states. Democrats went into this election controlling the governorship, Senate and House in just seven states...Now, they control just four states. "In short, Republicans bested expectations," Republicans not only picked up the Kentucky House and the Iowa Senate, but unseated the top Democratic leaders in both... The Kentucky House was the last chamber controlled by Democrats in the South. Their gains in Iowa and Kentucky mean the GOP has won the trifecta in those states,...
  • Breaking: Kentucky GOP declaring victory - winning control of House first time since 1920

    11/08/2016 6:09:07 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics live broadcast | 11/8/2016 | cn|2 Live broadcast
    Governor Matt Bevin and incoming Speaker Jeff Hoover speaking at GOP victory rally. Taking majority including defeat of Dem House Speaker Greg Stumbo in his House district.
  • Kentucky: House Speaker Greg Stumbo defeated in the race for the 95th House District seat

    11/08/2016 5:57:36 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 26 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/8/2016 | Caroline Imler
    House Speaker Greg Stumbo conceded to Republican Larry Brown tonight releasing a statement that read: “The voters have spoken, so I want to congratulate Larry Brown for his win tonight, and I want to thank the people of the 95th House District for a great career. I hope only the best for the district , my county, my commonwealth and my country.” Brown is an attorney from Prestonsburg. You’ll remember Stumbo was the subject of GOP website late in the campaign. The site hit the longtime lawmaker for votes he’s taken in the House of Representatives while also dredging up...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Weighs In: ‘We Need A New President, Donald J. Trump!’

    11/03/2016 11:37:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Breitbart Presidential Race ^ | 3 Nov 2006 | Neil Mccabe
    In his home state of Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader is rallying fellow Republicans for his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. “We need a new president, Donald Trump,” McConnell said, according to Associated Press. The Leader has neither cheered nor jeered the New York City developer in recent months. “If America votes like Kentucky, we’ll be fine,” he said. McConnell’s shyness about Trump was widely seen on Capitol Hill as an acknowledgement of splits inside his party’s caucus. McConnell’s endorsement of Trump comes one day after he was trolled by USA Today. In an editorial: “McConnell, majority leader of the silence...
  • RSLC releases another attack ad against Speaker Stumbo, connecting words and cash to Obama, Clinton

    11/02/2016 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/01/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Republican State Leadership Committee is continuing its assault against House Speaker Greg Stumbo on the television airwaves, using his Election Day speech praising President Barack Obama last year and maximum contributions to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton against him. The 30-second ad, released Tuesday, is part of a six-figure buy that will continue through Nov. 8, according to RSLC. “Greg Stumbo said that while Obama killed coal jobs,” a male narrator says in the spot, referencing the Prestonsburg Democrat’s remarks last year that he believed in the “core values that (Obama) represents. “Now half are gone, and Hillary wants the...
  • Attorney for Stumbo claims public pensions don't receive tax dollars in attempt to get TV ad pulled

    10/27/2016 8:04:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/26/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    An attorney for House Speaker Greg Stumbo argued in a cease-and-desist letter sent Wednesday that an ad airing against him on WYMT-TV in Hazard should be pulled, in part, because public pensions aren’t funded with tax dollars. The assertion drew a rebuke from the chairman of the Senate’s budget committee, who said he hoped the correspondence was sent without Stumbo’s review because the speaker “obviously knows better.” The ad, launched by the Republican State Leadership Committee on Tuesday, focuses on Stumbo’s pension and the effects of 2005 legislation dubbed the “greed bill,” which allows lawmakers to combine their years of...
  • Obama criticizes Bevin in ad for Yarmuth

    10/27/2016 7:23:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | October 27, 2016 | Chris Williams, WHAS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- President Barack Obama is taking the airwaves to criticize Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin over his handling of The Commonwealth’s expansion of the Affordable Care Act. The President criticizes the Governor's efforts to keep his campaign promise to scrap KYnect and change the Medicaid expansion program during an advertisement for Congressman John Yarmuth. Representative Yarmuth is an incumbent Democrat in Kentucky’s 3rd US Congressional District. In the radio advertisement, President Obama says, “Governor Bevin wants to end our Medicaid expansion in Kentucky, leaving more than 400,000 people without healthcare, don’t let him.” Obama also explains, “The Affordable...