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  • ‘What the hell?’: TV screens go dark as Spectrum cuts channels, raises prices

    04/30/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky) ^ | April 28, 2017 | John Cheves
    The television screen went dark a month ago as Daniel Fitzgerald watched “American Pickers” on the History Channel. Perplexed, he grabbed the remote and surfed through CNN, Disney, Comedy Central and the rest of the standard cable lineup. Many of them were gone, too. In their place was a black background with a small block of text advising him that his subscription no longer provided those channels. “I thought, ‘What the hell? I just paid the cable bill,’” Fitzgerald recalled last week in the tiny Lexington [Kentucky] apartment he shares with his disabled 16-year-old son. Fitzgerald called Spectrum, the subsidiary...
  • Starbucks unveils ‘Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American vets

    04/25/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Cristina Corbin
    At the Starbucks on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville, Tenn. -- two miles from the U.S. military base -- store manager Shannon Feltz pours hot coffee for a group of veterans seated at a communal table. On a shelf next to the register are rows of green-and-white mugs reading: "Proudly serving those who serve." On Tuesday, the Clarksville store became one of 37 around the country designated by the coffeehouse chain as "Military Family Stores" -- stores staffed primarily by veterans and military spouses as part of a larger effort to employ service members and their families nationwide. "Seventy-five percent...
  • Students vote to give blacks free tuition at Western Kentucky University

    04/20/2017 8:02:04 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    The student government at Western Kentucky University on Tuesday voted in favor of giving free tuition to black students. The school’s Student Government Association passed a resolution by 19-10 supporting slavery reparations for black students in the form of free tuition and free access to the public Bowling Green campus. The resolution also recommends that the university create a task force to “assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions,” claiming that some standardized testing poses a disadvantage for needy students and perpetuates inequality and “white supremacy,” The Bowling Green Daily News reported.
  • Elizabeth Warren Says Mitch McConnell Won't Even Say Hello To Her

    04/15/2017 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 15, 2017 | Sam Levine
    "I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has apparently been ignoring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) since moving to silence her on the Senate floor in February, Warren told The Boston Globe. McConnell cut Warren off in February as she tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King during a speech on the Senate floor, explaining her opposition to Jeff Session’s nomination to be attorney general. McConnell invoked a little-used rule that blocks senators "by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators...
  • EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

    04/13/2017 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 6:37 PM EDT | Joe Mandak
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told dozens of Pennsylvania coal miners Thursday that the “regulatory assault” on their industry is over, and that the environment can be protected without hurting business. “We’re going to do it the American way, grow jobs and show the rest of the world how it’s done,” Pruitt said before going on a mine tour about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. “The regulatory assault is over,” he said, referring to tightened environmental and other regulatory standards on coal and other energy industries under former President Barack Obama. “We’re going to partner together with you.” Pruitt...
  • Ringleader pleads guilty in huge Social Security fraud scheme; disability beneficiaries in limbo

    04/10/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A ringleader in one of the biggest Social Security disability fraud cases in U.S. history has pleaded guilty to filing more than 1,700 bogus applications, bilking the government out of potentially a half-billion dollars. But the administration is struggling to figure out how to handle the applicants, many of whom say that even though their applications were falsified, their cases are real and they shouldn’t be punished for having been ensnared by the massive fraud. Eric C. Conn, a prominent lawyer in eastern Kentucky, signed a guilty plea late last month acknowledging the scam, in which he recruited and filed...
  • Toyota Announces $1.3 Billion Investment In Major Kentucky Plant

    04/10/2017 9:18:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 10, 2017 | Ted Goodman
    The money will be used to upgrade assembly technology at the Kentucky plant — the largest Toyota factory in the world. “This is more about job retention and setting up for the future,” Rick Hesterberg, a Toyota spokesman, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’ve got 8,200 people working here and we build over half a million vehicles. We’re a thirty year old plant, and we needed the upgrades. The new technology will allow us to be much more flexible to adapt to market forces in the future.”
  • Rand Paul says no war with Syria without congressional approval

    04/06/2017 5:48:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 46 replies
    Rare ^ | April 6, 2017 | Staff
    After seeing the gruesome images of the chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Trump has threatened to take military action. “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much,” the president said on Wednesday. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has also said the U.S. might use force in Syria. On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul said any military action taken against Syria by the U.S. would need congressional approval. Appearing on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends,” Paul said: The first thing we ought to do is probably obey the Constitution. When Nikki Haley came before my committee and I...
  • Rand Paul Destroys Morning Joe Panel, Says ... Rice Needs to Testify Under Oath for Trump Unmasking

    04/05/2017 7:14:37 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 3 April 2017 | The_Real_Fly
    Amidst a cacophony of smug laughter and abject ridicule on the ultra-left leaning Morning Joe panel, Senator Rand Paul managed to weave his way into the discussion and utterly destroy their narrative. Paul's claim was the collection of data, 'backdoor searches', encroaches on the civil liberties of all Americans and that 'secret warrants' by 'secret courts' should be eschewed and replaced by standard old fashioned search warrants. When Paul asserted the White House had used the collection of surveillance for political purposes and that Rice should be subpoenaed and questioned under oath, the panel led by Mika Brzezinski and Bill...
  • Rand Paul Wants Susan Rice Before Congress (Here it comes)

    04/03/2017 5:33:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 191 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ian Mason
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told reporters Monday afternoon that former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice “ought to testify under oath” after Bloomberg News’s Eli Lake revealed that, during the presidential transition, she deliberately sought to “unmask” President Donald Trump’s associates from intelligence surveillance. Paul called the reports that Rice made dozens of requests to learn more about the identities of anonymous people thought to be close to the Trump transition team, inadvertently caught on tape during investigations into foreign persons of intelligence interest, “enormous news.” “If it is allowed, we shouldn’t be allowing it. I don’t think we should...
  • Drudge praises 'America's best senator' Rand Paul after lunch in Capitol

    04/02/2017 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/2017 | Taylor Lorenz
    Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge praised Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) after having lunch at his Capitol Hill office this week. On Thursday morning, Drudge tweeted, "Intriguing lunch in hill office of America's best senator, Rand Paul. He's bold, brave and has somehow kept his heart in such a corrupt city." Drudge has previously said Republicans should be "sued for fraud" for not prioritizing tax cuts and an ObamaCare repeal.
  • Judge rules that Donald Trump incited violence during a Louisville campaign rally when he chanted

    04/02/2017 2:45:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/2/17 | AP/ Kaileen Gaul
    Full title............Judge rules that Donald Trump incited violence during a Louisville campaign rally when he chanted 'get 'em out of here' about protesters............A federal judge ruled President Donald Trump incited violence when he yelled 'get 'em out of here' at a group of protesters during Louisville campaign rally. Now, the protesters will be allowed to proceed in their lawsuit against the president, his campaign and three of his supporters.
  • Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence

    04/02/2017 4:46:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2017 8:00 PM EDT
    A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump’s free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally. Trump’s lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky. They argued that Trump didn’t intend for his supporters to use force. Two women and a man say they were shoved and punched by audience members at Trump’s command. Much of it was captured on video and widely broadcast during the campaign, showing Trump pointing at the...
  • Senate Preparing to Revive the Delta Queen

    04/01/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Mar 31, 2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    Before the week’s headline Supreme Court debate, senators are poised to get the Delta Queen back cruising America’s waterways. The legendary riverboat has been barred from carrying overnight passengers since an exemption to the 1966 Safety of Life at Sea Act for the largely wooden vessel lapsed back in 2008. Lawmakers from Cincinnati to St. Louis have pushed for the Delta Queen to get a new lease on life since then, and the Senate has scheduled a Monday evening vote on passage of a bipartisan bill that would do just that... Sen. Rob Portman, who hails from Cincinnati, remembers the...
  • The War on Coal is over! President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama-era environmental

    03/28/2017 4:13:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/28/17 | ap/ Francesca Chambers/ Jordan Gass-Poore
    Full title................The War on Coal is over! President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations .............................. President Donald Trump paid a visit to the Environmental Protection Agency today to sign an executive order that would roll back Obama's climate actions Coal miners were invited to the event as the president proclaimed that his administration 'is putting an end to the War on Coal' Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which he has labeled as a job killer
  • LIVE Stream: President Donald Trump Holds Rally in Louisville, KY 3/20/17

    03/20/2017 5:10:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/20/17 | Right Side Broadcasting
    President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Freedom Hall. RSBN will be on hand at the rally with a full crew to bring you live coverage beginning at 3:30 PM ET.    LIVE Stream: President Donald Trump Holds Rally in Louisville, KY 3/20/17   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrR7Fq5OQa0  
  • McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut

    03/20/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 2:17 PM EDT
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs. McConnell told WYMT-TV Saturday that he’s opposed to the proposal to do away with the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is contained in President Donald Trump’s budget for Fiscal 2018. In fact, McConnell said, “We are not going to allow any cuts” to the commission. …
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump Rally Louisville, KY Exposition Center 3/20/2017 @ 3:30pm EDT

    03/20/2017 3:04:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 118 replies
    Louisville, KY Kentucky Exposition Center
  • The Rand Paul Bill Is Worse Than Obamacare

    03/16/2017 12:31:22 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 6, 2017 | Doug Badger and Grace-Marie Turner
    House Republicans are expected to roll out their highly anticipated bill to repeal and replace Obamacare this week, but a more obscure measure introduced by Rand Paul (R-KY) is gaining attention and should not escape notice. Paul, who has positioned himself as a leading conservative critic of the forthcoming GOP proposal, has sponsored a measure that would leave untouched both Obamacare’s $1 trillion in taxes and its Medicaid expansion. Stranger still, though Paul has characterized Republican plans for an age-related refundable tax credit as “Obamacare Lite,” his bill does the unthinkable: It retains the Obamacare income-related refundable tax credits.
  • Senile McCain On Rand Paul: “The Senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin”

    03/15/2017 2:13:52 PM PDT · by nodwam · 80 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 03/15/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Senator McCain said Rand Paul ‘is now working for Vladimir Putin’ because Paul objected on the floor to Ukraine joining NATO. McCain, the notorious war hawk that never saw a rebel group he didn’t want to arm or a country he didn’t want to bomb, was in disbelief that a United States senator would not want to escalate tensions with Russia by bringing in Ukraine to NATO. Watch below: