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Jack Conway Is Suddenly An Education Expert

June 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Yep, you can thank your “new” cable company for that one. Can you imagine if it was a Wildcats game? A test emergency message on Lexington’s WTVQ-TV (Channel 36) interrupted the final moments in Tuesday night’s coverage of the NBA Finals. [H-L]

The New York Times leaves industry disclosure out of op-ed celebrating broadband mediocrity. [Media Matters]

The three candidates for the 56th District House special election clashed over criminal justice issues, expanded gambling and their respective experience at their final forum on Tuesday night at Midway College. [CN|2]

FBI director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that the nation’s top law enforcement bureau uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil, though only on a “very, very minimal basis.” [MSNBC]

How do you know Jack Conway is running for another office? “Attorney General Jack Conwaywill participate in a round table and press conference with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce plans for a new, national early childhood education initiative.” [Press Release]

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted the Bush administration and former Vice President Dick Cheney on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Tuesday evening, blaming them for not taking corrective action for pre-9/11 intelligence failures and for creating a security protocol inconsistent with the Constitution after the attacks. [HuffPo]

Two females and a male are dead and a third female has life-threatening injuries after a shooting at a condominium complex on Gardiner Lane on Wednesday afternoon that sparked panic among residents who didn’t know at first if the shooter was still on the loose. [C-J/AKN]

After contradictory stories emerged about an F.B.I. agent’s killing last month of a Chechen man in Orlando, Fla., who was being questioned over ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the bureau reassured the public that it would clear up the murky episode. [NY Times]

This is how conspiracy theories get started. When a Democratic activist suggests there was some nefarious plot on the Republican side to cause Curtis Morrison and Shawn Reilly to do what they did. But we sure do love watching this continued meltdown because we hear indictments are coming soon. [Head - Desk]

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is in love with Trey Grayson this week. [DSCC]

Henderson will play host to both of Kentucky’s U.S. senators on the same day for the first time in a very long time — or, perhaps, ever — on July 1. [Henderson Gleaner]

The Drug Enforcement Administration has kicked its lobbying against legalizing industrial hemp into high gear, hoping to block an amendment in the House that would decriminalize the crop for research purposes. [HuffPo]

Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky will receive a settlement of more than $6 million from a case involving online gambling. [WKYT]

Tags: DSCC · Gambling · Jack Conway · KDP · Kentucky Business · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Special Election · Trey Grayson · Wiretapping

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Jun 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

    “Ever Been to School, Man?”

    As with most pols or friends of pols, what Jack Conway and Arne Duncan know about education can be reduced to the size of a jelly bean. But pretending you know is typically good politics for a politician. Jack & Arne, please sit down!

  • 2 Jinx // Jun 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Heroin, coke, or meth? ““Whenever I choose between two evils, I choose the one I’ve never tried. -Jack Conway”