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US: Kentucky (News/Activism)

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  • Congressional Favorability Ratings (Mitch most unpopular)

    08/19/2017 7:40:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Most Republicans don't care much these days for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, making him now the most unpopular of the top congressional leaders. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Kentucky shows why Democrats need a new message to attract moderate voters

    08/17/2017 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Pally.com ^ | August 17,2017 | Salena Zito
    In truth, she didn’t — her party did. The Democratic Party has suffered broadly in the middle of the country in the last few years, largely on the backs of its pull left under the presidency of Barack Obama. Though progressivism fit well for Democrats in urban areas, it fell flat and was widely rejected in places like Madison County. It is not that voters liked or loved Republicans or found them more virtuous; it is that they found Democrats less aligned with their values, more likely to look down their noses at them, and not at all interested in...
  • Mitch McConnell joins John Kasich in Republican attack on Trump...

    08/16/2017 8:36:56 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 154 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 08/16/2017 | Nikki Schwab U.s Political Reporter and David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in on the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, castigating Donald Trump without naming him. 'We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,' McConnell said in a statement. The choice of words, while careful, appeared to push back against Trump's claim on Tuesday that some 'very fine people' were among a crowd of white supremacists who rallied in the college town. McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, stood next to Trump on Tuesday as he insisted both sides of the weekend's clash bore some responsibility for...
  • White nationalist groups plan rally in Lexington to oppose moving statues

    08/16/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 99 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | 08/16/2017 | BILL ESTEP AND BETH MUSGRAVE
    White nationalists are planning a rally in Lexington to oppose the planned removal of two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse, and they’re considering a lawsuit aimed at blocking the move, a leader in the movement said Tuesday. Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, said his group and others allied under the umbrella of the Nationalist Front are discussing plans for the rally. Heimbach said people in the Lexington area asked his group get involved. The group has members in Kentucky and plans to try to recruit more, he said.
  • Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2017 | AP
    The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, says after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is taking the steps to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. Mayor Jim Gray tweeted Saturday he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work session to ask a state military commission for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge. Gray tweeted he intended to make the announcement next week, but the "tragic events in Charlottesville" had accelerated his announcement.
  • Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies

    08/12/2017 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12,2017 | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sources close to McConnell say he is stunned by Trump's attacks, which have only increased in recent days, as an attack on a member of his own team. Some in the Trump administration, however, think McConnell should have seen it coming. A senior administration official expressed “100 percent agreement” with the president that McConnell has not done enough to advance his legislative agenda. The source cited McConnell’s failure to pass healthcare reform and the record-slow pace in confirming his nominees to key executive branch positions. Trump and his allies recognize he was elected to the White House despite the barrage...
  • Here’s Who Could Replace McConnell As Senate Majority Leader

    08/11/2017 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Maceman · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/17 | Thomas Phippen
    Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell step down from the top position in Congress, Republicans will be looking for someone savvy enough to accomplish a difficult legislative to-do list and trusted by the president. President Donald Trump has not held back in his repeated criticisms of McConnell. Trump blames him for failing to repeal Obamacare in the first six months that Republicans controlled both the Congress and the presidency. A Senate majority leader under Trump has a difficult job of working to pass complex legislation, including Obamacare repeal, immigration reform, tax reform and a massive infrastructure spending bill, in a...
  • Trans Woman, Husband Sue Amazon Over Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

    A transgender woman and her husband are suing Amazon, claiming they endured repeated discrimination and harassment while working at one of the company’s warehouses. Allegra Schawe-Lane and Dane Lane filed the lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in Covington, Kentucky. They allege they were targeted with threats, slurs and sexual harassment by co-workers at a shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky.
  • We Don’t See the Effort, Senator McConnell

    08/09/2017 5:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How about Mitch McConnell? Have you heard this? McConnell says… He’s the Senate majority leader, for those of you in Rio Linda. You know, I suspect that people in Rio Linda know this. Mitch McConnell said the reason why they’re not getting anything done is because expectations have been raised way too high, and these artificial time limits, they just don’t work. This is not how legislation gets done. You don’t impose artificial timelines, and then you don’t set these awfully too-high expectations. Senator McConnell, you know, we’ve spoken on the phone many times, and you know I respect...
  • She poured gasoline over her husband, set him on fire, then drove him to a hospital

    08/09/2017 7:55:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 8/8/2017 | Greg Kocher
    A Corbin woman was charged with assault Monday night after she poured gasoline over her husband and set him on fire, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. The victim, whose name was not released, suffered burns on more than half of his body and was taken by helicopter to a Cincinnati burn center for treatment, according to the sheriff’s office. He was listed in critical condition. Vera Wooten, 40, was arrested in London on a charge of first-degree assault. The attack, sometime before 8 p.m., followed a domestic dispute on Woodland Court, 10 miles south of...
  • Reagan Campaign Director Says Mitch McConnell Should Step Down: “It’s Time for Change” (VIDEO)

    08/08/2017 6:15:57 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/08/2017 | Jim Hoff
    Tonight Ed Rollins, the Reagan campaign director in 1984, said it was time for Mitch McConnell to step down as Majority leader. Ed Rollins: I thought it was pretty outrageous. He better look in the mirror.. As I said before was fairly good defensive person stopping things. He certainly isn’t very good at offense… It’s time for change. There are several other members of the he 52 who can step forward. I think he’s tired.
  • Senate majority leader vents about Trump's 'excessive expectations'

    08/08/2017 8:40:35 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 160 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2017 | ABC News
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  • [Trump Rally!]See you tonight Huntington, West Virginia!

    08/03/2017 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 96 replies
    Twitter Real Donald Trump ^ | 9:04 AM - 3 Aug 2017 | President Donald J Trump
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  • KY Gov Matt Bevins lashes out at 'perverse' media (Trunc)

    08/02/2017 12:46:59 PM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/02/2017 | Daniel Roth
    he Governor of Kentucky is lashing out at local news broadcasters after one flew a drone over his multi-million dollar mansion which critics say he purchased in a 'sweetheart' property deal. In March, Governor Matt Bevin purchased a 150-year-old restored mansion and 10 acres of land in Anchorage, Jefferson County for an estimated $1.6 million from Neil Ramsey, a friend and Bevin campaign donor, according to the Courier-Journal. Bevin decided to buy the home after determining that the 25-room, 18,428-square foot Governor's mansion in Frankfort was difficult to secure and not suitable for his large family. Bevin has a wife...
  • Kentucky Could Be The First Abortion Free-State By 2018

    08/01/2017 10:42:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/01/2017 | By Jeremiah Keenan
    Last week Operation Save America (formerly known as Operation Rescue), conducted a seven-day rally, several hundred strong, in Louisville, Kentucky. The epicenter of the campaign was the last abortion mill in the state: EMW Women’s Surgical Center, a brown brick building on 2nd and West Market, guarding its 20 feet of sidewalk with nearly a dozen “No Trespassing” signs.Taped out in yellow and black around the EMW entrance, stood a federally-mandated temporary “buffer zone,” prohibiting OSA leaders from nearing the clinic entrance.In May, Rusty Lee Thomas, director of OSA, along with 10 determined associates, had chosen to sit down...
  • 'Ditch Mitch' billboard slams McConnell: 'You make us sick'

    07/31/2017 1:48:33 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    fox13memphis.com ^ | 7/30/17 | Matt Naham
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A group called Indivisible Kentucky is garnering attention for the billboard it put up in Louisville. The billboard sent a loud and clear message to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): “You make us sick. #DitchMitch2020.” According to WDRB, the sign went up on the side of I-65 and can be seen from the southbound side. The message went up at a time when Republicans in the U.S. Senate attempted and failed to pass a so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare under the majority leadership of McConnell, this after years of preparation time and Obamacare opposition. McConnell called the failure “a disappointment.”
  • Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure

    07/30/2017 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and the return to senators selected by state legislatures after the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare died in a late-night vote. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and established the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were elected by state legislatures. @GovMikeHuckabee Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th amid The Senate's "skinny repeal" of ObamaCare failed late Thursday night by a vote of 51-49. The...
  • Ditch Mitch

    07/29/2017 2:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    Yesterday morning, the rationale for why conservatives across the country should support Republican Party candidates and enable the GOP to control Congress was completely shattered. By losing a 49-51 vote, the Republican led U.S. Senate failed a pass a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, condemning the nation to more suffering from the horrors of socialized medicine. It was a stunning failure for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who was tasked with crafting legislation that would attract at least 50 Republican votes. In the end, McConnell was only able to muster 49 Republican votes, so the reform measure failed. Three turncoat...
  • Trump to rally supporters in West Virginia on Thursday (August 3rd)

    07/28/2017 3:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump will return to West Virginia next week for a campaign-style rally, his re-election campaign announced Friday. The event will be held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday. Trump has attended a number of campaign-style rallies so far this year, speaking to supporters in Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and, most recently Ohio. The president and first lady Melania Trump appeared at the Make America Great Again Rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday.
  • Christian group trying to shut down Kentucky's last abortion clinic

    07/24/2017 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | July 23, 2017 | CBS Evening News
    Christian group trying to shut down Kentucky's last abortion A Christian fundamentalist group is trying to close down Kentucky's last abortion clinic. If successful, Kentucky will be the first state without an abortion provider, even though it's legal. Anna Werner reports.