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Rand Paul Never Fails To Embarrass Kentucky

June 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul suggested Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act moves the country toward accepting marriages between people and animals. [Joe Gerth]

In a complex and heart-wrenching case, a divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the parental rights of a Native American father may be terminated if he has failed to establish a history of “continued custody” of his biological child. [NPR]

The state Senate hopes to publicly release its plan to redraw legislative boundaries before a special legislative session on the controversial issue begins Aug. 19, Senate President Robert Stivers said Wednesday. [H-L]

As the Senate looks to finish the debate over its immigration bill this week and kick it over to the House, Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is taking fire from an organization founded by a former colleague. [Sunlight Foundation]

During the vigil for missing teen, Brookelyn Farthing, dark skies hung over head, a symbol of the dark time that family and friends of the Madison County teen are feeling just five days after the she disappeared. [WKYT]

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a flaming dissent against the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling Wednesday invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits. [TPM]

Despite more than $175,000 spent by an outside Republican group, Democrat James Kay rode a strong showing in Woodford County Tuesday to capture the special election for the 56th state House District which includes Woodford and parts of Fayette and Franklin counties. [Ronnie Ellis]

President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real.” [The Hill]

His house sits on land owned by his family for more than 200 years, yet Ricky Handshoe says, “I’m basically homeless.” [Even More Ronnie Ellis]

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, is no fan of President Barack Obama’s health reform law. But he has become an unlikely proponent of one element of Obamacare – expansion of Medicaid healthcare coverage for the poor – and he has a warning for his fellow party members about the moral consequences of blocking it. [Reuters]

A suspicious package found in a mailbox next to the U.S. Attorney’s Office caused alarm Wednesday and closed major streets in downtown Lexington for nearly two hours, police said. [H-L]

A Senate bill to end job discrimination against gays could get a boost from the Supreme Court’s Wednesday decisions on same-sex marriage. [Roll Call]

Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Special Election · The Gays

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  • 1 Novena // Jun 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

    “Rand Paul’s Vivid Imagination”

    Too bad Rand uses the slippery slope argument to its extremes of wild imaginings. I guess he looks out on his porch and sees all the animals coming out at night. Go back to reading Ayn Rand, Rand!

  • 2 Novena // Jun 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

    “Scalia’s Insane Purple Prose”

    I guess Scalia got most of the angry bile out of his system in writing a Court dissent that would be below the intellect of most middle-school kids. One wonders where the “diseased root” lies–in his head or below his gut? His concept of “legalistic argle-bargle” is an apt description of his own rant (a disgrace as Court dogma).