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Entries Tagged as 'First Amendment'

Fun Political Things Happening At Morehead State

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Mitch McConnell has opened up a five-point lead over Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes and appears well positioned to win a sixth term, according to the final Bluegrass Poll before Tuesday’s election. McConnell leads Grimes 48 percent to 43 percent in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulling 3 percent. [H-L] Appalachian [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · First Amendment · Flashback · Health Care · Investigation · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Wasted Money

Are Democrats Ignoring Everything Alison Does?

June 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes promised to defend Kentucky’s coal industry during a fundraiser with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week, but she never mentioned coal during an 11-minute speech at the Washington, D.C., event. Because she is not a woman of her word. People think she’s nice and a breath of [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Embarrassing · Environment · First Amendment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · The Gays

Campaign Cash Isn’t A First Amendment Issue

June 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rather than stand up for average Kentuckians, Mitch McConnell would rather try to equate CAMPAIGN MONEY to free speech. So here he is spewing that very horse dookie: If this were really about the freedom of speech and not lining one’s campaign coffers? Oh, forget it. There’s not even a point. This is just stupid. [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · First Amendment · Mitch McConnell

Walking Around Money? A Fifth? Sold Votes?

May 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

On the eve of what some had said would be the most difficult election of Mitch McConnell’s career, the Senate minority leader scarcely mentioned the tea party-backed challenger who tried to capitalize on the anti-incumbent fervor that has toppled others in recent years. [H-L] The net neutrality fight will enter a new phase on Tuesday [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Environment · First Amendment · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · The Gays · Youth

Freaky Gethsemani Scandal Will Melt Your Brain

May 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Bluegrass Area Development District will retain control of $8 million in annual federal workforce investment funds for the next six months as officials ask the state attorney general to clarify who should be in charge. [H-L] An overwhelming majority of voters would support sweeping reforms to the Supreme Court, as trust and confidence in [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Election 2015 · First Amendment · Jack Conway · Jobs · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Rumor · Stats

Frontline Shines A Light On Sad Louisville Mess

April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

When President Lyndon B. Johnson came to Eastern Kentucky on April 24, 1964, to promote an ambitious attack on poverty, he made clear what he hoped the nation would accomplish. [H-L] U.S.-grown apples are widely coated with a pesticide that has been newly banned in the European Union amid health concerns, and the United States [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · First Amendment · Flashback · Health Care · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul

Greg Fischer Doesn’t Get To Raise Your Taxes

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball. This week’s Political Paddock column gets in on the action with a would-be Cinderella story, some trash talk and a few Nate Silver predictions. [Sam Youngman] The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · College Sports · Economy · Education · First Amendment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · UK · UofL · Wiretapping

We’re Not Getting Eastern Kentucky’s Hopes Up

December 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A grand jury has indicted a suspended fire chief in eastern Kentucky on charges of theft and abuse of public trust. [H-L] The pace of job growth appears to have settled into a dispiritingly low cruising altitude, more than four years after the end of the Great Recession. It’s why the Federal Reserve might not [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · First Amendment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Special Election · Veterans

Yoder vs. UofL Case Goes To The SCOTUS!

October 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Remember Nina Yoder? Explosive Problem for the University of Louisville – Nursing Student Expelled for MySpace Blog [March 12, 2009] When Will UofL Stop This Embarrassing Charade? [June 2, 2009] Big News: Yoder Wins Case Against UofL [August 3, 2009] Breaking: University of Louisville Just Appealed [August 26, 2009] Nina Yoder – UofL Update [August [...]

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Tags: First Amendment · Flashback · UofL

KRS Proposes Bylaw To Restore 1st Amendment

August 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

Here’s your weekly pee alert! The Kentucky Retirement Systems has proposed a bylaw change to essentially restore the First Amendment rights of trustees. Take a look (Warning: External PDF Link): The Board, or individual members of the Board, should ordinarily shall refer all news media inquiries to the Executive Director and/or the KRS Board Chair [...]

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Tags: Corruption · First Amendment