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Entries Tagged as 'Congress'

Does Jensen Have What It Takes To Beat Barr?

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A federal judge has ruled that a former Barren County Sheriff’s deputy violated the constitutional rights of a man under arrest. [H-L] Lawmakers have been eating unemployed people’s lunch right and left this year. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives took another bite, approving a federal highway funding bill with a cost-cutting provision that had [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Law Enforcement · Polling

Campbellsville University Deserves Major Praise

July 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Campbellsville University will forgo nearly $1 million a year in funding from the Kentucky Baptist Convention in order to get more flexibility over appointments and academic freedom, the school’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. This is the best thing CU has done in years. [H-L] The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Congress · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business

The Wingate Scandal Is The Chatter Of Frankfort

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Are you a generous person or someone who loves animals? Help Jackson the Dachshund out ASAP, as he needs surgery! Jessica has been a tireless advocate for years and has definitely given more than she’s received. Let’s all pitch in. [Go Fund Me!] A new digital emergency communication system in Lexington allows inter-agency communication throughout [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Youth

Rep. John Yarmuth Says Fix Our Roads & Bridges

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Congressman John Yarmuth says the countries roads and bridges need to be fixed now:

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Rep. Yarmuth On Government Reducing Poverty

July 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Yarmuth wrote an op-od about government playing a vital role in reducing poverty. Here’s an excerpt: In 1854, Abraham Lincoln wrote that the “object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves, in their [...]

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Poverty

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments

This week President Barack Obama attempts to push Republicans in Congress to actually do work: Spoiler alert: it’s a lost cause.

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Hal Rogers Is Still Askeerd Of The Furriners

July 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hal Heiner’s $4.2 million bet may be risky but no one has ever accused the man of having political sense. [H-L] As the political world grapples with how to respond to the current crisis on the nation’s border, several Republicans have begun warning fellow party members that doing nothing but opposing the president carries substantial [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Huge Campaign Misstep For Grimes Gets Worse

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments

About 24 hours after Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes unveiled her first attack ad against U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the senator fired back with his own spot that rips Grimes’ ad as “shaky” and “laughable.” [Sam Youngman] Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Veterans

Hal Heiner Loves Trying To Buy Public Office

July 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

As a child, James Sutherland wanted to become a soccer player or a golfer. He loved life, was full of energy, adored his family and loved going to church. But as a teenager, things got more complicated, his mother, Elly Sutherland, recalled. [H-L] First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Frustration · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Youth

Papaw Hates The Gays But Loves Health Care

July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

The city of Owensboro is considering a proposal to make a ban on smoking even stricter. [H-L] Starting in August, the Obama administration will dramatically revamp and cut back the formula it uses to send transportation funds to the states unless Congress replenishes the Highway Trust Fund. [HuffPo] Former Louisville Teamsters leader Jerry T. Vincent [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Labor · Military · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money