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Barr’s Opponent Actually Running As A Democrat

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Several bills looked like slam dunks going into the 2014 General Assembly in January, with bipartisan support and advocacy groups rallying behind them. [John Cheves] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said that America “can’t invite the whole world” to enter the country, no matter how much some immigrants may love the U.S. [HuffPo] No, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns!

Kentucky Needs Needle Exchanges In Worst Way

March 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After striking an aggressive posture against Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr last fall, national Democrats appear to have cooled on their chances of defeating Barr with Democratic candidate and likely nominee Elisabeth Jensen. [Sam Youngman] The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Kentucky Tourism · Poverty · Stats

Of Course Obama Wussed Out On Environment

February 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

A legislative committee took steps Thursday to further clean up a sexual harassment scandal that exploded in the Capitol this past fall. [H-L] A federal judge on Thursday signed an order directing officials in Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries. [HuffPo] At least for now, Kentucky must recognize same-sex [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Mainstream Mistake · The Gays · Wasted Money · Youth

Now That We’ve Redecorated KY, What’s Next?

February 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentuckians are proving once again how generous they are! So many of you have stepped up to help this family in their time of need. So if you have anything to spare, let’s help give this kid the final dignity he deserves. [GoFundMe] A constitutional amendment was put to Kentuckians 10 years ago that turned [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Filing Deadline Is Here, Expect Some Craziness

January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

We hear through the rumor mill that Democrats have polled RJ Palmer against Andy Barr. That’s sure to be making Elizabeth Jensen uneasy, even though today’s the filing deadline. [Things We Hear] Coal is still mined in this region, but the industry employs only a fraction of the people it did for more than a [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Rumor · UofL · Wiretapping

Kentuckians Know Health Care Expansion’s Great

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Elisabeth Jensen sounds like a Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan as she declares “this is going to be the big blue year.” But Jensen’s enthusiastic optimism isn’t about the Cats winning a 9th national championship. It’s about Democrats winning elections. [H-L] Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claims in a new interview that the U.S. agency is [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Education · Health Care · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wiretapping

Eastern Kentucky Is Waiting For You To Visit

January 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

For some federal candidates in pro-coal Kentucky, the “D” behind their names is an inconvenient truth. In an interview Friday with the Herald-Leader, likely Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes demonstrated just how tough that truth can be as she continued her defense of coal in striking contrast with her national party. [Sam Youngman] Philanthropists [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

Frankfort Is Like That Pigs In The Road Story

November 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr could only laugh in response when Jane Friedman of Lexington stood up at his town hall in Winchester last week. [H-L] President Barack Obama on Thursday asked health insurance companies to allow individuals whose current plans have been canceled due to the Affordable Care Act to renew them for a year. [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Humor · Taxes · Wasted Money

Now Those Dems Don’t Like Their Own Points

November 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

Bevin has taken some fierce jabs from McConnell in recent days as the state’s senior senator accused him of being a liar and possible criminal. [H-L] It’s been an expensive few months for JPMorgan Chase. The bank is in talks—which could still fall through—to pay a record $13 billion to the Department of Justice and [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Will Coursey Makes Kentucky Butt Of Jokes Again

October 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Wasted money in 3, 2… Joe Palumbo out-paced Elisabeth Jensen in the third quarter, raising more than $95,000 and loaning his campaign an additional $50,000 since entering the race in mid-July. Palumbo’s $145,000 topped the more than $51,000 Jensen raised, bringing her total since entering the race in mid-June to more than $125,000. [Bluegrass Politics] [...]

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