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  • Separated At Birth: Democrat Response And Heaven’s Gate Cult Leader

    03/01/2017 6:57:13 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/28/2017 | Betsy Rothstein
    Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear offered the Democratic response to President Trump‘s speech before Congress Tuesday night. No matter what Beshear was saying — and no doubt he said a lot of inspiring stuff — it was a little hard to take him seriously because I couldn’t stop thinking about the late religious whacko Marshall Applewhite. Applewhite, who organized the Heaven’s Gate Cult, gained notoriety in 1997 when he convinced 39 people to commit suicide by telling them that martians would give them new bodies. No doubt the two men don’t have a lot in common except for those piercing...
  • Former Kentucky Gov Steve Beshear Delivers Dem Response

    02/28/2017 7:23:17 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 127 replies
    February 28, 2017 ^ | February 28, 2017 | Fox News
    Dem response... What more can be said of that sad crowd with Governor Beshear...
  • 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.” …
  • 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. …
  • Records show firm with Beshear ties won last-day contract

    02/28/2016 10:19:11 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Records have revealed that on its last day in office, Kentucky's Steve Beshear administration awarded a no-bid contract of about $3 million to a technology company that retains the husband of one of Beshear's top officials as a consultant and employs one of Beshear's former officials as a lobbyist. Citing records it obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act, The Courier-Journal reports that on Dec. 7 the administration awarded a contract to SAS Institute of Cary, North Carolina to extend work that SAS was doing in analyzing data to detect fraud in billings made to Medicaid...
  • Kentucky governor restores voting rights of most felons

    11/24/2015 1:56:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    aol/reuters ^ | november 24, 2015
    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action that he said will affect some 180,000 people. Once felons have completed their sentences, including any probation or parole, and have made court-mandated restitution, they will have their rights automatically restored as long as they have no additional cases pending, Beshear said. Previously, felony offenders needed to apply to the governor's office to have their voting rights restored. Now, Beshear said, the Department of Corrections will make the determination. "The old system is unfair," Beshear said. "It's counterproductive. We...
  • His health initiatives in the political crosshairs, Gov. Beshear defends kynect, Medicaid expansion

    11/15/2015 6:42:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Gov. Steve Beshear gave a forceful defense of federal health programs he enacted during his final term in office, urging Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, who campaigned aggressively on scrapping the state-based exchange kynect and altering expanded Medicaid, to reconsider his position on Friday. Beshear mentioned Bevin by name repeatedly during a Capitol news conference highlighting recent health progress in the state, pointing to statistics showing increased health coverage and economic activities in his appeal to the Republican. “During election season the political rhetoric tends to be strong and the promises bold,” said Beshear, a Democrat. “But the fun and games are...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Race for governor tops Ky. general election (Election Day!)

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Here is a look at Kentucky's top races in Tuesday's general election, from the contest for governor at the top of the ticket to down-ballot races for statewide offices: GOVERNOR Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin square off in the race to become Kentucky's next governor in a pivotal off-year election. The winner succeeds Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who could not seek re-election because of term limits. The campaign turned into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear used an executive order to expand the state's Medicaid program to...
  • Passport gives to Democratic Governors

    08/20/2015 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Courier-Journal ^ | 8/20/2015 | Tom Loftus
    <p>Incredible - after the scathing auditors report, they are able to do this - read the excuses given.</p>
  • Andy Beshear's campaign attempts to have GOP ad pulled; RAGA defends first ad of cycle

    07/18/2015 1:45:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/17/2015 | Nick Storm
    The campaign of Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear is attempting to have an ad by the Republican Attorneys General Association removed from Lexington airwaves. The ad first was launched on Tuesday in the Lexington market where the 30-second spot is airing on: WLEX-TV, WKYT-TV and WTVQ-TV. As previously reported, the spot highlights Republican candidate Whitney Westerfield, a Hopkinsville attorney and the state Senate Judiciary chairman, as having spent time as a prosecutor “who put criminals behind bars.” The ad targets Beshear for having a lack of law enforcement experience, having a campaign “funded by special interests he would oversee...
  • Kentucky Democrats happy to avoid contentious primary for governor as they watch the GOP horse race

    05/03/2015 12:26:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/2/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    As throngs of Kentucky Derby-goers packed Churchill Downs on Saturday, Kentucky Democrats are enjoying another race that could come down to the wire later this month: the Republican gubernatorial primary. “It’s a lot of fun,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said of the four-way GOP primary. Gov. Steve Beshear added: “They’re having a good time it looks like among the four of them going back and forth.” This year’s race for the governorship is an oddity, with only Attorney General Jack Conway seeking the Democratic nomination among prominent contenders after a rich history of competitive primaries when that office is open....
  • Beshear Says GOP Control of House Would Set Kentucky Back to "19th Century"

    11/02/2014 10:35:40 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WFPL News ^ | 10/31/2014 | Kevin Willis
    Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky risks running off the “progressive path” it’s on if voters give the GOP a majority of state House seats. Beshear made the comments in Barren County Thursday. Democrats currently hold a 54-to-46 advantage in the chamber, but Republicans have made a major push to win control of the House for the first time in more than 90 years. To help Democratic incumbents, Beshear has been on the road this week, announcing funding for infrastructure projects in districts where these members are facing competitive challenges by Republican candidates. Beshear said if the GOP does gain control...
  • The Chatter: Governor bets bourbon on Final Four game; Ky. health exchange in national spotlight

    04/01/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/1/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting bottles of big name bourbon on the Final Four game when the University of Kentucky takes on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Dallas. Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a friendly wager Tuesday on the game, betting items from the signature industries of each state. The Kentucky bourbon basket wagered by Beshear will include some of the state’s most well-known Bourbon brands such as Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Elijah Craig and others as well as glasses and apparel. If Kentucky wins, Beshear will receive a gift of some of Wisconsin’s...
  • Andy Beshear campaign says fundraiser won't conflict with Clinton event for Grimes

    02/17/2014 10:35:35 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/14/2014 | Ryan Alessi
    Andy Beshear, the first Democratic candidate to announce for attorney general in 2015, will raise money in Louisville on Feb. 25 — hours after Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’ event with former President Bill Clinton. Grimes and Clinton will be appearing at the Louisville’s Galt House for a fundraiser at 11 a.m. The campaign manager for Beshear, a Louisville lawyer and the son of [Ky.]Gov. Steve Beshear, said in response to questions from Pure Politics that the Beshear fundraiser was “scheduled several months ago” and will start five hours after the Grimes event ends. Jared Smith, Beshear’s campaign...
  • Obama calls Beshear 'a man possessed' on health care, Ky. Republicans pan president's speech

    01/29/2014 11:21:33 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address once again highlighted to the nation the political dichotomy that the Affordable Care Act has created in Kentucky. One minute Obama was giving a mid-address shout-out to Gov. Steve Beshear over his implementation of the health care law. And the next minute, Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was issuing a critical three-paragraph response to Obama’s speech focusing on the Obamacare section particularly. “Obamacare is wreaking havoc with Kentucky’s economy and for the nation’s economy and unfortunately the president’s doubled down on that,” McConnell said in his statement. “So, it’s discouraging to see...
  • Beshear talked with Judd 'convinced she's seriously considering' U.S. Senate race

    03/05/2013 9:31:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2013 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he has now talked with actress Ashley Judd about how “seriously” she’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2014 against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. While Beshear would not go into detail on the conversation, he did say that he is convinced that Judd is “seriously considering a race for United States Senate in the Democratic primary.” Beshear told reporters Tuesday at a bill signing that he thinks Judd could be an “effective and formidable opponent” against McConnell in a general election. Beshear has a good idea of what that takes having lost by double-digit...
  • Ohio Results Show Voters Say Focus on Jobs, Not Partisan Attacks

    11/09/2011 3:22:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Cincinnati Fire Fighters (IAFF) member Doug Stern says yesterday’s overwhelming rejection of Gov. John Kasich’s (R) attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights of workers like firefighters, nurses, teachers, bridge inspectors and others shows: [T]he citizens of Ohio spoke and they made it loud and clear that the focus of government should be on creating sustainable middle class jobs, rather than  pushing a partisan political agenda. Stern, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Louise Foresman, a member of Working America from Cleveland, took part in a telephone press conference this afternoon about the stunning victory for working families that sent Issue 2 down to...
  • Beshear signs bill letting optometrists perform surgery

    02/24/2011 5:22:01 PM PST · by speciallybland · 9 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 02/24/2011 | John Cheves
    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday signed into law a controversial measure that will let optometrists perform some laser eye surgeries. Ophthalmologists — eye surgeons who graduated from medical school — fought the bill, arguing that optometrists are not qualified to perform surgery. Optometrists do not attend medical school, but they do receive four years of optometry training after graduating from college and are trained to detect vision defects and prescribe corrective lenses. But Beshear sided with the optometrists, who promoted Senate Bill 110 as offering better access to health care. Many rural areas of the state have optometrists...
  • This Existed? New Creationism Theme Park Plans To Put Dinosaurs On Noah’s Ark

    12/03/2010 9:40:21 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/03/2010 | Ray Rahman
    Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced that his state’s Creationism Museum will soon be joined by a creationism theme park named “Ark Encounter,” making Kentucky the unofficial creationism capital of our 6,000-year-old world. Some of the “edutainment” promised by the park include a Walled City, a Tower of Babel, and a “500-foot-long wooden replica of Noah’s Ark” that, as was revealed in the press conference, will feature dinosaurs. A representative from Answers in Genesis, the group that will operate the theme park, stepped in yesterday when Gov. Beshear was asked by a reporter, “Will there be dinosaurs on the Ark?”...