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  • Two Juveniles Accused of Vandalizing Catholic Church in Kentucky

    04/16/2024 6:35:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/16/2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Two juveniles were arrested for allegedly vandalizing a Catholic church in Kentucky on April 9. The juveniles are accused of causing damages to St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church “well over” $10,000, WDRB reported. “Sheriff Phillip Wimpee said his deputies responded to St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church [on April 9] about a vandalism complaint,” according to the report. “When officers arrived, they saw extensive damage inside and outside the church and the Parish Hall on Rhodelia Road in Payneville, Kentucky.”
  • McConnell: Failure to pass Ukraine aid ‘strategic and moral malpractice’

    04/11/2024 10:14:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/24 11:51 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is stepping up his pressure on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to put the Senate-passed foreign aid bill up for a vote in the House, warning Wednesday that “starving” Ukraine of military support is “strategic and moral malpractice.” McConnell told a radio host in Louisville recently that despite plans to retire from Senate leadership, he intends to stay in the Senate through the end of his term in 2027 in order to fight back “against the isolationist movement in my own party.” On Wednesday, he did that by taking shots at President Biden for not...
  • Breaking! Mitch McConnell, 82, Vows to Remain in Senate to Fight Conservatives in His Own Party

    04/02/2024 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2024 | Wendell Husebo
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 82, intends to remain in the U.S. Senate to oppose conservatives who support a truce between Russia and Ukraine, he said Monday. McConnell announced in February he would step down as Senate minority leader at the end of the cycle following health issues and incidents of freezing up during press conferences. He is the longest-serving party leader in Senate history. In an interview on WHAS, Terry Meiner asked McConnell what his “mindset” is “when your feet hit the floor in the morning?" "I’m not leaving the Senate,” McConnell said. “I’m particularly involved in actually fighting back...
  • Kentucky bill strips governor of power to appoint senator

    03/30/2024 8:54:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/24 4:15 PM ET | BY TARA SUTER -
    The Kentucky Senate sent a bill to Gov. Andy Beshear (D) Thursday that would strip him of his power to appoint people to the U.S. Senate. The bill seeks to hold special elections for Senate vacancies in Kentucky, according to The Associated Press. The legislation’s passage through the state Senate follows the late February announcement that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), 82, would step down from his position as Senate Minority Leader at the end of the year. Republican state House Majority Floor Leader Steven Rudy, the bill’s main sponsor, has said the legislation doesn’t have to do with McConnell, but...
  • Kentucky bill strips governor of power to appoint senator

    03/29/2024 11:31:03 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/28/24 | Tara Sutter
    The Kentucky Senate sent a bill to Gov. Andy Beshear (D) Thursday that would strip him of his power to appoint people to the U.S. Senate. The bill seeks to hold special elections for Senate vacancies in Kentucky, according to The Associated Press. The legislation’s passage through the state Senate follows the late February announcement that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), 82, would step down from his position as Senate Minority Leader at the end of the year.
  • GOP senators blast Biden’s proposed $110 billion tax hikes on oil, gas and coal

    03/22/2024 9:45:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 21 March 2024 | By Bethany Blankley
    (The Center Square) – Two dozen Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Biden administration's plan to increase taxes on the U.S. oil, natural gas and coal industries to the tune of over $110 billion. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., led a coalition of 24 senators expressing “grave concern regarding the administration's continued hostility towards American energy production.” In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, they wrote, “America's working families and small businesses are facing immense challenges including high energy prices. At the same time, our allies and partners across the globe are asking for reliable American...
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reintroduces Breonna Taylor Act

    03/20/2024 2:47:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | March 19 | Reshad Hudson
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Four years after the death of Breonna Taylor, lawmakers are renewing their efforts to ban no-knock warrants. The push comes as Congress has struggled to enact policing reforms. Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul says it is time to ban no-knock warrants. “It’s just not a good idea to go in without announcing yourself,” Sen. Rand Paul, (R-Ky.) said. No-knock warrants are when law enforcement go into a home without announcing their authority or purpose. Paul named his bill after Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March 2020 when police entered her apartment through a no-knock raid and...
  • Rand Paul vows to hold up $1T ‘minibus’ that must pass by Friday

    03/20/2024 9:28:56 AM PDT · by RandFan · 28 replies
    The HIll ^ | 03/20/24 11:38 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he will hold up a $1 trillion “minibus” spending package that needs to pass by the end of the day Friday to avoid triggering a partial government shutdown. “I will hold it up primarily because we’re bankrupt and it’s a terrible idea to keep spending money at this rate,” Paul told The Hill Wednesday.“The spending bills before us will lead to a $1.5 trillion deficit for the year. We’re borrowing about $1 trillion every three months. It’s an alarming pace of accumulation of debt,” he said. “My opposition to this will be based on how...
  • Kamala Harris Says ‘Nobody’ Should Be Jailed for ‘Smoking Weed,’ Despite Prosecuting Nearly 2K Marijuana Cases

    03/16/2024 7:53:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/15/2024
    “Nobody” should go to jail for “smoking weed,” Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday, despite having prosecuted nearly 2,000 cases of marijuana possession, cultivation, or sale as California’s attorney general. Harris’s public flip-flop is likely due to the politics of a difficult reelection campaign in which the Biden-Harris ticket is losing to former President Donald Trump in 75 percent of 2024 swing states, polling shows. Harris condemned prosecuting those who smoke flowers while speaking at a roundtable event about cannabis reform with musician Fat Joe and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D).
  • Elon Musk says he would support Sen. Rand Paul for Senate Republican Leader

    03/09/2024 6:04:23 AM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | March 9 | Elon Musk
    @elonmusk I would support Rand Paul and suspect that other candidates will not actually run polls out of concern for the results, but let’s see if they will
  • Kentucky resolution would defy EPA fossil fuel regs like ‘sanctuary cities’ do for immigration

    03/07/2024 3:01:37 PM PST · by CFW · 17 replies
    Just the News ^ | 3/7/24 | Kevin Killough
    Republicans in the Kentucky House are proposing a resolution that would create “a sanctuary state” for fossil fuel-powered generators. The resolution, which was assigned to a committee Wednesday, appears to be modeled after the concept of “sanctuary cities,” which are local jurisdictions that have agreed not to comply with federal immigration regulations. The resolution aims to exempt Kentucky from EPA regulations regarding coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. Permitting for such facilities would be done by the state, and Kentucky agencies would be prohibited from collecting fines or penalties for violations of federal regulations related to fossil fuel-fired power plants.
  • Rand Paul's Bill Would Require NIH Scientists To Disclose Royalties They Receive From Drug Companies

    03/07/2024 11:18:30 AM PST · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | March 7 | CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI
    Over the past decade, scientists working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have earned an estimated $400 million in royalties from third-party companies for medical treatments and innovations they've helped produce. The NIH often provides grants to these same companies and produces research on their products. Despite that, the agency has resisted disclosing how much its scientists are getting paid and by whom. A bill moving its way through Congress would change that. On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the Royalty Transparency Act of 2024 by a 12–0 vote. The legislation would require that...
  • Republicans and Democrats futilely oppose partisan Kentucky school board elections bill

    03/07/2024 3:26:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Kentucky Lantern ^ | 3/6/24 | MCKENNA HORSLEY
    More than a dozen senators — both Republican and Democratic — voted against a bill that would create partisan Kentucky Board of Education elections, but the measure ultimately passed the Senate Tuesday. In a vote of 24-14, the Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill that would transform the appointed board into an elected one. The legislation now goes to the House for consideration. The Senate’s seven Democrats were joined by Republican Sens. Jared Carpenter, David Givens, Jason Howell, Brandon Smith, Johnnie Turner, Whitney Westerfield and Phillip Wheeler in opposing Senate Bill 8. The bill’s sponsor, Senate Republican Whip Mike Wilson, of...
  • Dot-Connecting Between Angela Chao and Mitch McConnell

    03/06/2024 10:36:07 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/5/2024 | Stu Cvrk
    Is it a coincidence that McConnell is stepping down as Senate minority leader? On Feb. 12, 50-year-old Angela Chao was found dead in her Tesla that was submerged in a pond on private property in Blanco County, Texas, according to the incident report from fire department EMS personnel. Ms. Chao was the sixth and youngest daughter of Chinese-American shipping magnate James Si-Cheng Chao, who founded the New York-headquartered Foremost Group in 1964. She had been CEO of the company since 2018 and was a founding member of The Asian American Foundation. On Feb. 28, 82-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Death of Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law Angela Chao under ‘criminal investigation’ weeks after Texas crash

    03/01/2024 7:46:48 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/1/2024 | Alyssa Guzman
    The death of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law is being investigated as a crime weeks after her body was pulled from her submerged car in Texas. Angela Chao, 50, was found dead in her sinking vehicle in a pond on a ranch in Johnson City, near Austin, on Feb. 11. “Although the preliminary investigation indicated this was an unfortunate accident, the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this accident as a criminal matter until they have sufficient evidence to rule out criminal activity,” the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Thursday letter to state Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to...
  • RFK Jr. backs Rand Paul as next Senate Republican leader

    03/03/2024 12:55:19 PM PST · by RandFan · 38 replies
    MSN/The Hill ^ | March 1 | Story by Tara Suter
    Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his support for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) as the next Senate Republican leader. “Mitch McConnell, who has served in the Senate for almost 40 years, announced he’ll step down this November. Part of public service is about knowing when to usher in a new generation,” Kennedy said Wednesday in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, highlighted by Mediaite. “It’s time to promote leaders in Washington, DC who won’t kowtow to the military contractors or push us deeper into foreign conflicts,” Kennedy continued. “We need representation who will prioritize...
  • Waning McConnell Is Last GOP Bulwark Against Trump Isolationism (BARF)

    02/28/2024 3:37:40 PM PST · by RandFan · 16 replies
    MSN / Bloomberg ^ | Feb 28 | Story by Steven T. Dennis
    <p>The veteran Republican Senate leader has become the last serious bulwark within the party against Trump populists’ animosity toward US international commitments, even as the increasingly frail McConnell’s influence has waned sharply in the last year.</p><p>McConnell has steered clear of Trump for years and on Sunday wouldn’t address the Republican presidential front-runner’s comments at a Saturday campaign rally that he’d encourage Russia to invade NATO members who hadn’t met defense-spending commitments.</p>
  • Mitch McConnell to step down as Republican Senate leader in November

    02/28/2024 10:17:35 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 104 replies
    cnbc ^ | February 28, 2024 | thumbnail Dan Mangan
    Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Wednesday that he will step down as Republican leader in the Senate in November. McConnell, 82, revealed his plans in an address to the Senate, where he currently serves as minority leader. McConnell, who is the longest-serving Senate caucus leader in history, plans to keep his seat in the chamber, which he took in 1985. His current term ends in January 2027.
  • McConnell Will Step Down As The Senate Republican Leader In November

    02/28/2024 9:37:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 135 replies
    AP ^ | 02/28/24
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.McConnell, who turned 82 last week, was set to announce his decision Wednesday in the well of the Senate, a place where he looked in awe from its back benches in 1985 when he arrived and where he grew increasingly comfortable in the front row seat afforded the party leaders.“One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on...
  • Kentucky prison system in chaos after more than THIRTY workers are caught having sex with inmates behind bars, anally raping others and smuggling them drugs including meth for cash

    02/27/2024 10:04:20 PM PST · by know.your.why · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/28/2024 | DOLORES CHANG
    More than 30 workers with the Kentucky Department of Corrections were caught having sex with inmates behind bars during a 16-month period, while others were found smuggling drugs and guns. A shocking investigation by Herald-Leader revealed 59 cases of employee-on-inmate sexual offenses in the past five years, with 35 cases involving possible criminal charges. Most recently, 42-year-old Amanda Kulka was charged with third-degree sodomy earlier this month for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an inmate half her age. The inmate, who has not been identified, was serving a lengthy sentence for burglary, assault and theft, according to the outlet....