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  • Jim Bunning, former senator and baseball Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

    05/27/2017 11:08:10 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    Former U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died at age 85. ... Jim Bunning served as a state senator, becoming minority leader of the Republican caucus in his first term, before winning northern Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District seat in 1986. He mounted an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 1983 against former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and went from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate in 1998, where he served for two terms. Bunning, who suffered a stroke in October, pitched Major League Baseball’s seventh perfect game in 1964 as a member of the...
  • Kim Davis judge blasted for order covering 'entire world'

    09/11/2015 8:30:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 9/11/15 | Bob Unruh
    Lawyers for Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis are asking a district judge to halt the expansion of his marriage-license order to “the entire world.” Liberty Counsel said Friday that Judge David Bunning’s order to Davis to issue marriage licenses, including to same-sex couples in violation of her Christian faith, cannot, without proper notice and briefing, be expanded to cover the entire world.”
  • Judge David L. Bunning To Kim Davis: 'Every Public Official Is Subject To The Rule Of Law’

    09/08/2015 7:50:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 128 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
    A federal circuit court judge, David L. Bunning, ordered the Kentucky County Clerk, Kim Davis, to be thrown in jail for refusing to abide by the rulings of the Supreme Court to issue marriage license to gay couples. Kim Davis, a few months ago, refused to issue licenses based on her religious beliefs and filed a motion to the supreme court. She was sued by some gay couples for this reason and this eventually led to her being thrown in jail. The judge declined to fine Davis because he said outside sources could easily fund and pay those fines. She...
  • Mitch McConnell, Electability, and Jim Bunning’s Revenge

    05/28/2013 6:20:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 5/28/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    One of the favorite narratives propagated by the Republican establishment is that our candidates are “unelectable” loose cannons who will throw the election to the Democrats. [As if they are suddenly concerned about Democrat policies.] They try to invoke the name of Christine O’Donnell every time one of their members is challenged in a primary. Well, it looks like we found the Christine O’Donnell of this election cycle, and his name is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Back in 2009, Mitch McConnell made it clear to then-Senator Jim Bunning that it was time for him to retire. He claimed to be...
  • Kentucky Senate race knotted (Rand Paul / Jack Conway tied at 43%)

    07/06/2010 8:16:35 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 68 replies
    Public Policy Polling (via WSJ) ^ | 07/06/10 | Tom Jensen
    Kentucky voters don't think much of Rand Paul and as a result the race to replace Jim Bunning in the Senate is tied. Paul and Jack Conway are getting 43% each. The more Kentucky voters get to know Rand Paul, the less they like him. When PPP first polled the race in December Paul's favorability was a +3 spread at 26/23. By May it was a -7 spread at 28/35. Now it's a -8 spread at 34/42. The national media attention Paul has received has hurt his cause with voters in the state- 38% say it has made them less...
  • Bunning: McConnell Endorsement Of Grayson Won't Mean Much

    05/04/2010 2:38:54 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 51 replies · 757+ views
    National Journal ^ | 05/04/2010 | Dan Friedman
    Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) said today he doesn't think Senate Min. Leader Mitch McConnell's endorsement of Sec/State Trey Grayson (R) will give Grayson enough of a boost to catch ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) in the race to replace Bunning. "I spoke to Rand Paul this morning," Bunning, who endorsed Paul in the race, said in an interview. "His internal polling has him 15 points up. There was a publicly released poll, independent poll, it has him 18 points up. So ... plus or minus four percent, that's a minimum of 12." "Senator McConnell obviously thinks that by his endorsement he...
  • Sen. Bunning endorses Rand Paul over his own 'protege'

    04/14/2010 2:38:21 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 84 replies · 1,358+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/14/2010 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is leaving the Senate, but he's not going quietly. Bunning on Wednesday announced that he will support Rand Paul in the GOP primary to take his seat. The move will be seen as a direct affront to the state's other senator, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and the candidate he is more closely tied to, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. “Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt," Bunning said. "And Kentucky’s families need a conservative who believes...
  • Sen. Bunning had received death threats for displaying Integrity (March 3rd)

    03/25/2010 10:45:58 AM PDT · by bamahead · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Political Integrity Now ^ | March 3, 2010 | Donald Borsch Jr
    Sen. Bunning, standing up for fiscal accountability in our Congress, had apparently received death threats because of this. It is a sad, sad day for America when such men, simply showing integrity where integrity should be the rule of the day, are threatened for doing so. From Jammie Wearing Fool A couple of weeks ago when far-left quack Joe Stack flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin the left was quick to call him a “teabagger terrorist” and immediately assign blame to Republicans. Well, now that we know Senator Jim Bunning has been subjected to bomb threats and...
  • How Quick the Message Fades

    03/06/2010 2:45:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 822+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 3-5-2010 | Frank Salvato
    How Quick the Message Fades By Frank Salvato March 5, 2010 It is stunning to find out that there are still some elected officials in Washington DC especially on the Right side of the aisle who dont fully understand the message being sent by the American citizenry regarding their grotesque spending addiction. No, Im not talking about earmarks or pork barrel spending, which in and of themselves should be egregious enough to warrant defeat in the next election. I am referring to how US Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) was thrown under the bus when he demanded that his fellow Senators...
  • Bunning Does the Right Thing

    03/06/2010 5:15:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 470+ views ^ | March 5, 2010 | Kathryn Lopez
    "That's real courage." If I had a dollar for every conservative I heard say that -- sarcastically -- about Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky . . . I could at least buy lunch at the GOP-established D.C. Caucus Room restaurant, with the wine flowing. Bunning was making headlines for supposedly filibustering a bill to extend unemployment benefits. For days, I read and listened as he was accused of single-handedly holding the Senate and out-of-work Americans hostage. Bunning was doing this, if some of the media coverage was to be believed, because he didn't care about anything except whatever point...
  • Krugman Agrees with Senator Bunning

    03/05/2010 2:52:45 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 17 replies · 737+ views
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    Krugman Agrees with Senator Bunning [Daniel Foster] James Taranto has a great take-down of Dr. Krugman today. Apparently the conscience of a liberal is schizophrenic: Former Enron adviser Paul Krugman takes note in his New York Times column of what he calls "the incredible gap that has opened up between the parties": Today, Democrats and Republicans live in different universes, both intellectually and morally. "What Democrats believe," he says "is what textbook economics says": But that's not how Republicans see it. Here's what Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, had to say when defending Mr....
  • Sen. Bunning: 'Paygo Means Paygo'

    03/04/2010 5:49:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,000+ views ^ | March 4, 2010 | Larry Elder
    What on earth did Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., do, and why did he do it? An astonished ABC reporter followed the senator down the hall. The reporter confronted Bunning as the visibly irritated senator boarded an elevator and tried to leave. The reporter stopped the doors from closing and continued the questioning. Why, he repeatedly asked Bunning, why? What did the senator do? Fail to pay taxes? Visit a mistress on taxpayer money? Utter a racial slur? No, Bunning committed an even more egregious sin. In effect, he said to his congressional colleagues, "Before we expand a program, let's make...
  • (Republicans) AWOL in the Bunning Battle

    03/04/2010 5:38:41 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 646+ views
    National Review ^ | March 4, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    If Obamacare passes, Obamacare is forever. Just ask Jim Bunning. The Kentucky Republican finally caved in Tuesday after relentless pressure from other senators — including Republicans — to drop what the Politico called his “one man” filibuster of a bill to extend expiring unemployment benefits. Technically, it was not a filibuster. It was an objection to a procedure, called “unanimous consent,” used to speed along uncontroversial legislation. In this case, there ought to have been raging controversy: Bunning was objecting to yet another monthly extension of unemployment payments absent an explanation of how it would be paid for. He was...
  • Reid Screws Bunning

    03/03/2010 5:13:17 PM PST · by rlbedfor · 12 replies · 1,138+ views
    My Reading | 3-3-2010 | Myself
    In an oped posted by Sen Bunning in the USA Today he described why he mad his stand and how Reid screwed him on the agreement to have a vote on following the law or not and pay for bill.
  • You Have No Right to My Property

    03/03/2010 10:07:40 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 7 replies · 584+ views ^ | 03-03-10 | Ben Shapiro
    Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is the most unpopular man in the Senate, according to his colleagues. "Today we have a clear-cut example to show the American people just what's wrong with Washington, D.C.," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash). "He's hurting the American people," spat Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). What is Bunning doing that deserves such reproof? He has the audacity to stall a 30-day extension of unemployment and COBRA health care benefits on the grounds that the extension would add $10 billion to the federal deficit, which is already expected to hit $1.6 trillion this year. Majority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Jim Bunning's Historic and Heroic Stand

    03/03/2010 8:27:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 628+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a 78-year-old grandfather of 40 who is not running for re-election, has single-handedly fought a battle on Capitol Hill over the past week that ought to inspire all taxpayers to rally around his banner of commonsense. Bunning not only said "NO" to a Congress that week after week has been driving the nation deeper and deeper into debt, but decided to use what power he has under Senate rules to make sure his "NO" was heard. Three weeks ago, President Obama signed a law allowing the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion....
  • CNN: Bunning Had 'Devastating Effect In Real World,' Backdown Creates 'Lifeline'

    03/02/2010 6:09:03 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1,244+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Campbell Brown . . . the only non-partisan cable news anchor at 8 pm." -- CNN description of Campbell Brown show "Non-partisan": yeah, right. The hit that Brown, with help from reporter Dana Bash, put on Jim Bunning this evening was worthy of that hyper-partisan guy over at MSNBC in the 8 PM ET slot. Bash first narrated a classic of the liberal media genre: an anecdotal story of someone allegedly hurt by hard-hearted Republican policies. Bash claimed that "in the real world," Bunning's position is having a "devastating effect" on people like single mother Madonna Alvarez. It got worse...
  • Bunning's Best Pitch

    03/02/2010 5:39:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 554+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Deficits: Call him crazy, but the senator is revealing the hypocrisy of Congress' pay-as-you-go promises. It seems there's always an "emergency" to justify adding another $10 billion or so in red ink. We'll say this about Kentucky's Jim Bunning: No one can accuse him of kowtowing to the polls. This week he has singlehandedly blocked his Senate colleagues from extending aid to the unemployed. His "hold" on a $10 billion stopgap spending bill has started a wave of furloughs among federal workers and threatens doctors with a deep cut in their payments under Medicare. President Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs...
  • GOP's Bunning relents, OKs action on jobless bill

    03/02/2010 5:10:16 PM PST · by shove_it · 39 replies · 1,194+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 2 Mar 10 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON – A Republican that had been stubbornly blocking a stopgap measure to extend help for the jobless relented on Tuesday under withering assaults from Democrats and dwindling support within his own party. Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky had been single-handedly blocking the $10 billion measure, causing federal furloughs and threatening the unemployment benefits of hundreds of thousands of people. He was seeking to force Democrats to find ways to finance the bill so that it wouldn't add to the deficit, but his move sparked a political tempest that has subjected Republicans to withering media coverage and cost the party...
  • Jim Bunning's Finest Hour

    03/02/2010 4:12:04 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 17 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-03-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The Senator is vilified for following Obama's pay-as-you-go rules. Throughout his Hall of Fame baseball career, Jim Bunning was famous for the brush back pitch: a fastball inside to a batter crowding the plate. Now Mr. Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky who is retiring after this year, is throwing a political brush back in the Senate on behalf of fiscal responsibility. And all hell has broken loose. Mr. Bunning has dared to put a hold on a $10 billion spending bill to extend jobless insurance and fund transportation projects. Mr. Bunning says he won't yield until the Senate finds a...