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  • MITCH MCCONNELL: I hope Bill Kristol is 'not successful' in his efforts against Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 2:13:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday responded to Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol's weekend assertion that he would put forward a strong third-party candidate to compete with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. "Well, I hope he's not successful, because that will help elect Hillary Clinton to the presidency," McConnell told Business Insider in an interview that centered on his newly released memoir, "The Long Game." "It's hard to run as an independent and be successful. You could conceivably take votes away from a right-of-center nominee and make it more likely that a liberal gets elected
  • McConnell says Trump has earned GOP nomination

    05/31/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 32 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 31, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that while presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “a phenomenon” and political outsider, he has earned the right to the GOP nomination and the party’s support. “I think Donald Trump is a phenomenon. I don’t believe Donald Trump is going to change the Republican Party in a fundamental way. He appeals to a lot of voters, he’ll be the nominee. I don’t have any problem supporting him,” McConnell said. McConnell said Trump is helping the party reach out to voters who “have not lately voted for Republicans.” That will...
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by leaking classified documents is “outrageous,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “That’s a truly outrageous comment,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. He’s the worst attorney general in history.” […] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. “The president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Huffington Post: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    03/07/2016 8:21:06 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 333 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Ryan Grim,
    "Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory...
  • Kentucky Man Arrested For Damaging Display of Memorial Day Crosses

    05/30/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    msn ^ | 5/30.2016 | Katie Reilly
    A man in Henderson, Kentucky has been arrested, accused of damaging with a vehicle more than 150 crosses that were part of a Memorial Day display commemorating those serving in the military. Police said about 160 crosses were knocked down, and 20 were destroyed on Saturday, the Gleaner reported. They were part of a park display of 5,000 crosses that included the names of Henderson residents who have served in the military. Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested after his vehicle was found parked with pieces of a cross in its tires. Burrus denied responsibility for the damage but said he...
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/30/2016 4:31:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 May,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year.  But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives.  Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.The procedure was simple.  Hand...
  • Kentucky man caught with cross embedded in tires after Memorial Day display vandalism

    05/29/2016 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    WATE (ABC) ^ | 5/29/16
    Henderson Police Department made an arrest in a vandalism case after they found the suspect’s car with a cross and stake to hold the cross embedded in his tires. Anthony Lavelle Burrus, 27, charged with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. Burrus was arrested after police said a vehicle drove through the Memorial Day cross display at at 5:55 a.m. Saturday in Central Park in Henderson, Kentucky.
  • Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged

    05/29/2016 11:10:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 2:48 AM EDT
    Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said. A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles has been extensively defaced by graffiti. The vandalism occurred sometime during the past week, KCAL/KCBS-TV reported. The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. News of the vandalism came as another veterans-related memorial was...
  • McConnell: System would constrain Trump (he will suddenly remember how to check executive power!)

    05/29/2016 6:02:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 5/27/16 | Hal Boedeker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will support Donald Trump and thinks the business mogul can win the presidency, the Kentucky Republican tells "CBS Sunday Morning." To people afraid of a Trump presidency, McConnell sees protections in the system to prevent mistakes by the White House occupant. "What protects us in this country against big mistakes being made is the structure, the Constitution, the institutions," McConnell tells Jan Crawford. "No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don't get to do anything you want to. So I'm very optimistic...
  • McConnell’s memoir bashes outside conservative groups

    05/29/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    fredericknewspost.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Niels Lesniewski
    WASHINGTON — There’s no love lost for outside conservative groups in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new memoir that hits bookshelves this week. The Kentucky Republican, always a political strategist, makes the case in “The Long Game” that he could have ascended to majority leader earlier if not for forces like the Senate Conservatives Fund. “As more dollars from patriotic Americans rolled in, SCF staff would direct those resources exclusively toward campaigning against the most electable Republicans from the comfort of their townhome on Capitol Hill,” McConnell writes, according to excerpts posted by Google Books. “[R]eminiscent of what happened in...
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • Police: Man drives through Kentucky memorial cross display

    05/28/2016 9:15:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Surveillance footage from nearby, she said, showed a late 1970s model Ford Thunderbird driving on a sidewalk. The vehicle description, along with Facebook posts from concerned community members, led police to Anthony Burrus, a 27-year-old Henderson resident. Burrus has been charged with criminal mischief in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident. Online jail records do not list an attorney for him. Some of the crosses were embedded in the tires of his vehicle, she said. Police don't know if he deliberately drove over the plastic crosses, she said. "He said he didn't do it. He admitted...
  • Bowling Green, KY info meeting on Syrian refugees turned into heated debate

    05/28/2016 10:40:43 AM PDT · by wwcj · 24 replies
    refugee resettlement watch ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    I’m sure there will be more reports today about what went down in Senator Rand Paul’s hometown last evening when the local resettlement agency honcho held a meeting to explain to the community that he had applied for 40 Syrians to add to Bowling Greens already large Muslim community, but here are two reports.
  • Bernie Sanders concedes Kentucky to Hillary Clinton

    05/26/2016 5:17:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 26 MAY 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his campaign accepts primary results in Kentucky, handing front-runner Hillary Clinton another victory. A review of election results Thursday yielded no change in the outcome of Kentucky's May 17 primary. Both candidates earned 27 delegates. But one delegate in the 6th Congressional District has not been awarded yet. Clinton leads Sanders by about 500 votes in that district.
  • Official: 19 People Trapped By Rising Water in Kentucky Cave

    05/26/2016 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | wowk
    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say rising water from heavy rains has trapped 19 people in a Kentucky cave. Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker says Thursday that two tour groups are trapped in Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky. Parker says two local police officers who tried to rescue the tourists are among those still inside. He says the tour groups have been in the cave for several hours.
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 79 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to “ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education.” Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary

    05/24/2016 11:03:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders BERNIE SANDERS Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary Sanders fundraising for state-level candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ’s campaign is asking Kentucky officials to review the votes from last week's primary. Results currently show that Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by one half of a percentage point in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday afternoon that the recanvass will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. local time.
  • Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The Only Person Safe in a Gun-Free Zone Is the Criminal’

    05/23/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During his May 20 speech to the NRA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said, “The only person safe in a gun free zone … is the criminal.” He made this comment while referencing the horrendous May 12, 2006, sexual attack suffered by Kimberly Corban in her room on a college campus. Clarke said: This brave woman voluntarily shares the story of her horrific event so that other women do not have to experience what she did. She found out when seconds mattered, the police were not a 911 call away. She also learned that the only...
  • Hillary Campaign Accused ofCheating in Kentucky Primary– 4,000 Votes Scratched to Give Hillary Win

    05/21/2016 6:42:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    GP ^ | May 20,2016 | Jim Hoft
    In Pike County Kentucky, card readers reportedly malfunctioned and votes were fully erased. The Pike County Clerk’s office told local Kentucky station WKYT there were issues with one of their card readers which caused a delay in the numbers and as a result, the AP then erased Sanders’ votes, pushing Hillary to the lead by over
  • Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic

    05/21/2016 4:15:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 84 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published May 20, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic By Wayne Allyn Root Published May 20, 2016 FoxNews.com I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton,   although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee.  ...barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses.  I ask Democrats, is this your nominee? The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch.   Call me crazy but don't presumptive nominees usually win about 80 percent of their races? This has...
  • Supreme Court plaintiffs claim discrimination after Catholic cemetery rejects pro-gay headstone

    05/20/2016 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual plaintiffs behind the Supreme Court case legalizing gay “marriage” across the U.S. are claiming discrimination after a Catholic cemetery declined their headstone design because it conflicted with Church teaching. "It's pretty clear when you read the letter that this is a clear case of LGBT discrimination," said Greg Bourke, one-half of the same-sex Louisville, KY, couple named as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges. Bourke and Michael De Leon held a press conference Wednesday outside St. Michael Cemetery to claim the Archdiocese of Louisville was discriminating against them for its rejection of...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Campaign Accused of Mass Cheating in Kentucky Primary– 4,000 Votes Scratched

    05/20/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 169 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Joe Hoft via Jim Hoft
    According to several reports the Hillary Clinton Campaign cheated in order to give her the win in Kentucky. In Pike County Kentucky, card readers reportedly malfunctioned and votes were fully erased. The Pike County Clerk’s office told local Kentucky station WKYT there were issues with one of their card readers which caused a delay in the numbers and as a result, the AP then erased Sanders’ votes, pushing Hillary to the lead by over 4,000 votes.
  • LIVE: Trump Gets NRA Endorsement @ NRA-ILA Leadership forum 5/20/2016 1-5pm EDT (on FNC)

    05/20/2016 6:11:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 569 replies
    Friday, May 20, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, KY. There will be several speakers attending the forum listed below. Full coverage of the event from 1:00-5:00 PM EDT via the NRA. I'm not sure when Trump is scheduled to speak, but we will post as soon as we know.
  • Donald Trump Looks to NRA for a Boost

    05/20/2016 4:24:46 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 19 May 2016 | Beth Reinhard
    He will address a convention on Friday hosted by the political arm of the National Rifle Association, expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Louisville, Ky.
  • Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes Gloats Over Sanders Loss to Chris Matthews

    05/18/2016 1:06:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the duties of the Kentucky Secretary of State is to oversee elections. So shouldn't it seem a bit strange that such a person, Alison Lundergan Grimes, acts in a blatantly unprofessional manner by publicly gloating over the loss of a candidate she opposes by mocking him? Not to MSNBC's Chris Matthews. He not only failed to question this, he happily gushed over Grimes while speculating about the next step in her political career. You can see Grimes' gloat followed by Matthews' gush in the following video.
  • Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

    05/18/2016 2:38:51 AM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2016 | GINGER GIBSON AND EMILY STEPHENSON
    Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was not expected to win. Sanders bested her in Oregon, a state that played to his strengths.
  • Exclusive — Rand Paul Supports Donald Trump as Nominee: ‘I Stand by That Pledge’

    05/17/2016 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 May 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News he will honor his pledge to support the presumptive 2016 GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in the general election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the likely Democratic nominee—in November. Paul, along with every other 2016 GOP presidential candidate, signed a pledge that they would back the nominee in the general election. “I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee,” Paul said. “I stand by that pledge, and I think that anybody who signs their word to a document...
  • Hillary Clinton wins Kentucky

    05/17/2016 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 17, 2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    We are calling the Kentucky primary for Hillary Clinton, with 88% in.
  • LIVE THREAD: Oregon/Kentucky Primary Day and Returns

    05/17/2016 10:49:28 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 577 replies
    Oregon Primary is today, Tuesday May 17, 2016. Results will begin being posted at 8:00 pm PDT (11 pm EDT). Come on in, kick off your shoes and enjoy the fun!
  • Clinton: People should stop listening to GOP "propaganda"

    05/16/2016 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 5:24 PM EDT
    Hillary Clinton says it’s “time people stopped listening to Republican propaganda.” The remark was pushback from the likely Democratic presidential nominee against a vocal critic during a rally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Clinton was praising the record of former Gov. Steven Beshear, a Democrat, noting education and employment gains, as well as his expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Clinton then said that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is “trying to undo it all.” …
  • Bill Clinton takes on protesters in coal country

    05/14/2016 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM | Karen Tumulty
    The booing was nearly as loud as the cheering when Bill Clinton stepped to the microphone in this remote mountain hamlet deep in the depressed heart of coal country. In the audience at the local elementary school Thursday night was a sizable contingent of coal miners and their families, many wearing helmets and T-shirts declaring their support for Donald Trump. […] The event here was Bill Clinton’s fourth in a long day of campaigning across Kentucky, where his wife faces a similar backlash in next week’s primary. …
  • Morgan Freeman: Hillary Clinton Will Stand For ‘Racial Justice’

    05/11/2016 10:31:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton is anxious to compete in the Democratic primary in Kentucky, particularly after suffering a humiliating loss in West Virginia. Now she is relying on the golden voice of Morgan Freeman, to help turn out black voters in the state. In a new, minute-long ad, Clinton begins by telling voters of what she calls “systemic racism” in the United States. “We have to face up to the hard truths of injustice and systemic racism,” she says, recalling the wrongs suffered by African American voters in the justice system and at the hands of police officers.
  • How Donald Trump dominated Appalachia, in 1 startling map

    05/11/2016 10:22:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    As if the election results weren't enough proof that Donald Trump absolutely dominated Appalachia, this map offers a pretty good picture of just how widespread the presumptive GOP nominee's support is in the region:
  • Democrats gird for fight with Trump in U.S. Rust Belt states

    05/09/2016 7:27:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 May 2016 | Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez
    CLEVELAND/NEW YORK - Bracing for a general election fight with Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies are putting resources into industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to try to block Trump from making inroads with working-class voters there. Labor leaders, progressive groups and Democratic operatives told Reuters in interviews that they took seriously Trump's appeal with white working-class voters and were studying how to respond to his promises to create jobs and negotiate better trade deals. The desire to stop the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from wresting away the support of unionized workers has even...
  • The Deadly Legend Of Kentucky’s Pope Lick Monster

    05/08/2016 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 05, 2016 | By Tracy Moore
    Illustration: Tara Jacoby Pope Lick Train Trestle Some say the terrifying being that haunts the Pope Lick train trestle in Louisville, Kentucky is a half-man, half-goat. Others say he’s an escaped circus animal that was mutated into a monster by a lightning strike on the tracks; still others say he was a farmer who once had intimate relations with a local goat. Whatever his origin story, one thing’s for certain: the Goatman of Pope Lick has just claimed his latest victim. Last week, an Ohio couple sought to investigate the Pope Lick Goatman for themselves. A woman named Roquel Bain, 26, from...
  • NWS: M3.5 earthquake recorded near La Center, KY

    05/01/2016 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Tours · 19 replies
    KFVS NEWS ^ | May, 1, 2016 | Amber Ruch
    LA CENTER, KY (KFVS) - An earthquake near La Center, Kentucky was felt in parts of Illinois and Missouri early on Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah and the USGS, a magnitude 3.5 was recorded about 8.7 miles north of La Center and 24.2 miles west of Paducah. It happened around 1:12 a.m. and had a depth of about 8.3 miles. The quake was felt in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. The furthest the quake was reportedly felt was in Miller, Mo. which is 267 miles away from the epicenter.
  • Tracking Appalachia's Swing From Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump Country

    05/04/2016 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Milhous · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2016, 11:57 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    During his victory speech Tuesday night after the Indiana primary, Donald Trump emphasized a region that could be ground zero for support: Appalachia. “The miners in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Ohio and all over, they’re going to start to work again,” Trump said. “We are not going to be like Hillary Clinton,” he said, taking aim at her ill-timed remarks last more for which she ultimately apologized. Once upon a time in coal country -- states stretching along the Appalachian Mountains and the Marcellus Shale, a formation rich in underground resources like natural gas and coal -- the Clinton...
  • Clinton Apologizes for Saying She’d Put Coal ‘Out of Business’

    05/03/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 5/3/16 | Katie Relily
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies “out of business” as part of a transition to alternative energy sources. The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a “misstatement” as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the country’s top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside. “What I said was totally out of context from what I meant,” Clinton said. “It was a...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 11:42:09 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2016 | Chuck Ross Reporter
    ... Earlier this week, Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti sent a letter to a staffer in Manchin's office saying that he opposed the Clintons visiting the town... "Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town," Nolletti wrote in a letter, according to WOWK." "Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are teh last thing our suffering town needs at this point... The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.... we again state that they are welcome on any of our city properties... put a lot of...
  • Chelsea Clinton takes questions from supporters in Lexington (barf alert)

    04/30/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Lexington Herald Ledger ^ | 4/29/2016 | Greg Kocher
    Chelsea Clinton took questions from a friendly Lexington crowd Friday as she opened a campaign office for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.(snip)“Everything I care most about is at risk,” she said. “If I think about health care or education or the economy or women’s rights, I worry that all of that is currently under threat.“It matters to me that my mom has been making progress and standing up for and advancing our values for literally longer than I’ve been alive. And I think what someone has been able to do is a good indication of what they will...
  • Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

    04/20/2016 3:58:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples. […] Davis sued then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and another state official, but Beshear left office in December. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced him and signed an executive order removing the names of county clerks from marriage license forms. …
  • Matt Bevin, Kentucky Governor, Orders Inquiry Into Beshear Administration (coerced contributions)

    04/20/2016 12:46:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    Kentucky’s Republican governor on Tuesday ordered an investigation into what he described as wrongdoing under his Democratic predecessor, charging that state employees were coerced into contributing to political campaigns and that a contract was improperly steered to a politically connected company. Gov. Matt Bevin’s allegation of “greed and oftentimes corruption” escalates the feud between the new governor, who took office in December, and the Beshear family: former Gov. Steven L. Beshear and his son Andy, the state attorney general. On April 11, Andy Beshear sued Mr. Bevin, saying the governor acted illegally in cutting higher education spending without approval by...
  • McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot (RINO Rat!)

    04/18/2016 2:21:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee. The Kentucky Republican has studiously sought to remain neutral in public, although he has on occasion condemned Trump's remarks and reportedly told senators in private earlier this year that down-ballot Republicans might drop Trump "like a hot rock." McConnell's comments on WHAS-TV in Louisville over the weekend gave additional insight into his thinking. McConnell explained the convention process...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well

    04/14/2016 4:44:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 04/14/2016 | ByLAUREN FOX
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump. But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well. Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill. Some senators are stubbornly nursing grudges against the freshman senator's 2013 government shutdown gambit or any other number of slights and affronts he committed as a freshman senator that made him deeply unpopular. Other senators endorsed candidates who already dropped out of the race and are unwilling to repeat that mistake with Donald Trump...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz stands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a liar arguing, “Every word I said there was true and accurate.” In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, “You called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ‘liar’ on the Senate floor?” “You know, Washington is an amazing place,” Cruz said. “When somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 63 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of US Interventions

    04/12/2016 5:16:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/11/2016 | Ron Paul
    On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over Washington’s addiction to interventionism. According to US and EU governments – and repeated without question by the mainstream media – the Ukrainian people stood up on their own in 2014 to throw off the chains of a corrupt government in the back pocket of Moscow and finally plant themselves...
  • Social Security still paying potentially bogus disability claims 3 years after fraud exposed

    04/11/2016 5:56:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Investigators identified nearly 2,000 cases of potentially phony disability claims stemming from a massive Social Security fraud scheme, but three years after the scam was first exposed, the government says it’s still struggling to stop the payments. Only slightly more than 300 cases have been disqualified, and Social Security is still “in the process of effectuating those terminations,” the agency told The Washington Times just days after the accused ringleader and two lead accomplices were indicted on federal fraud charges. Despite three investigations into suspicions of massive fraud, Social Security officials say they are assuming all of the applications are...