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  • Judge blocks Kentucky governor's Covid-19 executive orders - the same day he requires masks

    07/09/2020 11:39:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10 | Rebekah Riess and Caroline Kelly
    A circuit judge ordered Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Thursday to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to Covid-19 on the same day that the Democrat signed an executive order mandating that Kentuckians must wear a facial covering or mask in public in certain situations. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett issued a temporary restraining order against Beshear in a case filed by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and agritourism business Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, LLC, challenging the governor's use of executive power during the pandemic. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican, joined the lawsuit last...
  • Scott Circuit Judge grants statewide temporary restraining order against Gov. Beshear

    07/09/2020 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WLEX-18 News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Web Staff
    (LEX 18) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Thursday that a Scott Circuit Judge ordered Gov. Andy Beshear to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to COVID-19 unless the orders meet specific criteria for an emergency as outlined by state law. The Judge stated that, in order to issue and enforce executive orders related to COVID-19, the Governor must specify the state of emergency that requires the executive order, the location of the emergency, and the name of the local emergency management agency that has determined that the emergency is beyond its capabilities. “The Governor cannot issue broad,...
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul closes loophole that sent stimulus checks to dead people

    07/09/2020 8:37:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 3th | OANN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has closed a legal loophole that stopped the IRS and Treasury Department from halting the disbursement of stimulus checks to dead Americans. One America's John Hines has more from Washington. Click excerpt link for Video...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Biggs, Massie call on Trump to remove troops from Afghanistan

    07/08/2020 11:21:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8 | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Two House conservatives are calling on President Trump to “immediately withdraw" all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, arguing the country needs to stop engaging in “endless wars.” In a letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said keeping a military presence in the region could mean a loss of power for the U.S. “Throughout your entire presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again. We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United States will not remain a great power for...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Passes Legislation to Stop Stimulus Payments to Dead People

    07/04/2020 6:01:10 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2 | Sen.Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul provides an update on his bill to stop sending stimulus checks to dead people which PASSED the US Senate! Click excerpt Link to Watch >>>
  • Rand Paul: Who Benefits from Afghanistan ‘Bounty’ Leak?

    07/02/2020 5:26:04 PM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2nd | Sen. Rand Paul
    ... But in examining the leaker’s motives, it is important to ask further: Who benefits?Sure, the usual partisan Democrats benefit. But let’s not miss that the war caucus (a.k.a. the Never-Trump neocon warmonger playgroup) is using this leaked rumor to advocate for staying indefinitely in Afghanistan. As President Trump tries to end America’s longest war, the usual forever war advocates like Liz Cheney are using this so-called “intelligence” to criticize the president for trying to end the Afghan War.The Defense Authorization bill before the Senate bashes the president’s push to end the war by stating that any attempt to leave...
  • Confusion in the US Senate: They passed Rand Paul's Bill to stop checks to dead people!

    07/01/2020 4:51:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 1st | Rachel Bovard
    Sen. Rand Paul just passed a Bill in the US Senate by Unanimous Consent to stop stimulus checks going to dead people. Several senators such as Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) expressed confusion as to whether the Bill had passed and apparently after several inquiries the chair confirmed that it had indeed passed. Click excerpt link for Video! >>>
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul is FED UP with the War in Afghanistan

    07/01/2020 4:20:05 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1st | Rand Paul
    Sen.Rand Paul introduces a Bill to end America's longest War and makes a speech to the US Senate. THe Bill was voted down 60-33 (The Uniparty strikes again...) Click Excerpt Link for Video: >>>
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul on FOx News With Neil Cavuto

    07/01/2020 5:11:00 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1 | Fox News
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Republican member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, joins Neil Cavuto with insight on 'Your World.' Click Excerpt link for Video:
  • Kentucky 2020 June 23 Primary Election Results

    06/30/2020 8:48:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WLKY-TV ^ | 06/30/2020
    President: Republican: Donald Trump (371,718) 86.65%, Uncommitted (57,283) 13.35% Democrat: Joe Biden (365,284) 67.91%, Bernie Sanders (65,055) 12.09%, Uncommitted (58,364) 10.85% - rest of the field split in the single digits - click link for all totals ---------------------------------------------- U.S. Senate: Republican: Mitch McConnell (342,967) 82.79%, rest went to 6 other opponents in single digits Democrat: Amy McGrath (247,037) 45.41%, Charles Booker (231,888) 42.62% - rest split among other candidates in single digits -------------------------------------------------- U.S. House District 4: Republican: Thomas Massie (68,590) 81% Todd McMurty (16,091) 19% -------------------------------------------------- Special Election State Senate: Karen Berg (DEM) 57% Bill Ferko (REP) 43% DEM...
  • Rand Paul urges Fauci to provide 'more optimism' on coronavirus

    06/30/2020 8:07:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30th | BY JUSTIN WISE
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday criticized Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, over his cautious assessments on the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that he should be providing "more optimism" to the American public. "We just need more optimism. There is good news out there, and we’re not getting it," Paul said as Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Paul, who has voiced issues with plans to close schools and businesses in the past, argued that the U.S. response to a pandemic should not...
  • Mitch McConnell Flouts Trump, Again Says Russia Should Not Be Allowed in G7

    06/30/2020 4:10:15 PM PDT · by rintintin · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 30 2020 | JEFFERY MARTIN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected on Tuesday the idea of Russia rejoining the Group of Seven (G7). President Donald Trump has suggested allowing Russia to be readmitted to the group of world leaders after it was ousted in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea.
  • COVID-19 will turn the state pension problem into a fiscal crisis

    06/30/2020 12:58:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 16 Jun 20 | Raymond Scheppach
    You may be wondering why, over the last few months, the state pension problem – normally not a subject of widespread discussion – has been in the news. In fact, you may be wondering just what the state pension problem is. The problem – and it’s a big one – is that many of the public employee pension plans run by states don’t have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The first time the subject came up recently was toward the end of February. That’s when teachers in Kentucky called a sick-out...
  • Beyoncé’s mom Tina Lawson says Kentucky’s AG engaging in ‘coonery’

    06/30/2020 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Bratch · 32 replies
    RollingOut ^ | June 30, 2020 | Terry Shropshire
    Tina Lawson expressed indignation that Kentucky’s attorney general paused the highly scrutinized investigation into Breonna Taylor’s killing to get engaged. Lawson’s scorching Instagram post comes two weeks after daughter Beyoncé expressed exasperation in an open letter to Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron. Both are anguished that it has taken months to decide whether to charge the three Louisville police officers who killed Taylor while she slept in her bed at 1 a.m. Lawson is especially vexed that the 34-year-old attorney general is not working around the clock to expedite the conclusion of this monumental inquest.
  • Rand Paul rips Fauci’s coronavirus response, says schools should be reopened

    06/30/2020 10:30:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30th | Bob Fredericks
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday ripped into Dr. Anthony Fauci and what he called government “central planners” during a hearing on COVID-19 response, asserting that Americans should not be “sheep” — and that US schools should reopen. “It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. I think government experts need to show caution in their prognostications,” Paul, a Republican and libertarian, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing featuring the Trump administration’s top coronavirus experts. “It’s...
  • Kentucky police union president decries 'insane' order given to LMPD officers before Jefferson Square shooting

    06/29/2020 7:15:47 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 17 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | June , | Staff
    "They were asked — or told with the threat of suspension if they didn't do it — to go in the park area without protective gear, especially their ballistic helmets ... which is an insane request ... considering circumstances they've been facing the last month," Kentucky FOP President Berl Perdue said. Perdue said officers had already removed several individuals with long guns from elevated positions Saturday night before the shooting in Jefferson Square. He said Louisville officers may file a grievance over the order regarding protective gear. LMPD responded, saying in part that the department decided to have officers go...
  • Louisville mayor issues apology after protesters' belongings damaged during removal from Jefferson Square Park

    06/29/2020 7:59:07 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    WHAS-11 ^ | 6/28/2020 | CJ Daniels
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer is issuing an apology, after protesters were left scrambling to salvage belongings removed from Jefferson Square Park overnight Saturday. Those participating in peaceful protests in downtown Louisville arrived at Metro Solid Waste Management’s Meriwether Avenue site to find audio equipment, cell phones, tents, coolers, first aid kits and other valuable items severely damaged. The mayor addressed the incident on Twitter after seeing photos and videos of people picking up what was left of their belongings. “The treatment of their personal property was not acceptable and not our intent. I apologize for the miscommunication between...
  • 10,800 Assault Weapons Parts Seized by CBP in Louisville

    06/29/2020 5:05:09 AM PDT · by ptsal · 25 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | 26 June 2020 | U.S. Government
    LOUISVILLE, Ky—At the Express Consignment Operations hubs in Louisville U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment from China that contained over 10,000 Assault Weapons parts being smuggled into the country.
  • Suspect in custody after man shot dead during Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky (Steven Nelson Lopez)

    06/28/2020 8:27:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 06 28 2020 | Staff
    The suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor had taken part in demonstrations but was disruptive and had been asked by other protesters to leave, authorities and protesters said Sunday. The man, identified by an arrest citation as Steven Nelson Lopez, was hospitalized and being interviewed by homicide investigators about the shooting that happened late Saturday, interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a news conference. Lopez was wounded in the leg by gunfire from bystanders at the park who were defending themselves, the arrest citation...