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Everybody Should Go To Thunder Over Louisville

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Steve Beshear signed into law several major bills Thursday, including limited use of marijuana oil for people with seizures, tax breaks for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington and the state’s bourbon and beer industries and a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. [H-L] “Addison, I love you. I love you.” Those words, cooed [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Gambling · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear

Yarmuth On Repub Budget & UofL Breakthroughs

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Here you go: If you want to read his remarks instead: Madam Speaker, budgets don’t heal the sick or solve centuries-long medical challenges. But the programs budgets prioritize can. In my District in Louisville, KY, medical researchers at the University of Louisville and the Frazier Rehab Institute have made an incredible breakthrough. Thanks to an [...]

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Tags: Budget · Congress · John Yarmuth · UofL

Rep. Yarmuth Calls For Minimum Wage Increase

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s Congressman John Yarmuth calling for a federal minimum wage increase: Fun, unrelated note: his predecessor has a wagon parked in her driveway that has the following painted on it: “Take A Dump.”

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Tags: Congress · Economy · John Yarmuth

Rep. John Yarmuth Stands Up To Polluters

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s Congressman John Yarmuth standing up for Eastern Kentucky: Which is a shame. Since no one representing Eastern Kentucky can be bothered to stand up.

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Tags: Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · John Yarmuth

Nothing To See Here, Gays, Just Move Along

March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

More than 800 miles separate Lexington and Tampa, Fla., but Republicans allied with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were beaming Wednesday as though the Sunshine State was just down the road from Keeneland. [Sam Youngman] Months after overwhelmingly passing in the Senate, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama again pressed Congress to raise the minimum wage:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Economy

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

February 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Economy

Remember That It’s February, Not November

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Basically, nothing has changed and polls this early unfortunately don’t mean much. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes holds a slim 4-point advantage over U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a new Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll, with many voters saying they disapprove of McConnell but don’t yet know Grimes nine months from Election Day. [H-L] Ken Ham [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · Kentucky Business · KY-4 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Taxes · The Gays

Rep. John Yarmuth On Congressional Interference

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Yesterday Congressman John Yarmuth called on his colleagues not to interfere with diplomatic negotiations over Iran’s nuclear capabilities:

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth

Kentucky Political Parties Stuck In The 1950s

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

When Lexington’s Carnegie Center released its list of finalists for induction this month into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, the marquee names lit up the list, among them historian Thomas Clark, Green up County native Jesse Stuart, Trappist monk Thomas Merton and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. [H-L] A cutoff of benefits for the [...]

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Tags: Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Poverty · RPK · Steve Beshear