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Last We Checked, KDP Was Silent On Harassment

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has a history of handling sexual harassment cases the right way, and Frankfort Democrats are “scrambling to try to belatedly get it right.” [Sam Youngman] In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave [...]

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Tags: College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · KDP · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

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!

Rep. John Yarmuth On Immigration Reform

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

In case you missed it, here’s John Yarmuth appearing on MSNBC to discuss immigration reform:

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Tags: Immigration · John Yarmuth

An Arena Is Apparently A Life Or Death Thing

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray crashed Day Four of the legislature’s budget negotiations Saturday to plead for state assistance for his proposed $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and the attached convention center. [John Cheves] Climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans”, damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · UK

Rand Paul On Immigration Reform In 2013

March 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

Has Rand Paul’s position on immigration reform changed or evolved since last year? Let’s make this a day of flashbacks and see:

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Tags: Flashback · Immigration · Rand Paul

Congressman John Yarmuth On The Teevee Again

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s John Yarmuth discussing immigration and such on the teevee:

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Tags: Immigration · John Yarmuth · KY-3

Big Businesseses Ignored Kentucky Last Year

February 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A prosecutor moved to dismiss criminal charges against Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins and two of her employees on Thursday. [H-L] A federal prosecutor is trying a radical tactic in the drug war: not throwing people into prison to rot. [HuffPo] Obviously, building a casino in downtown Louisville would be a hot mess. But this [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Journalism · The Gays · Youth

So Many Things In This Post Today Are Bad

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentucky’s Medicaid program will receive $303,836 as part of a $172.9 million civil settlement with a pharmaceutical company. [H-L] The federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards. [HuffPo] The Kentucky Public Service Commission [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats

Some Folks In Morehead Need To Find A Hobby

February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Add cockfighters to the long list of Kentuckians angry with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [H-L] The White House says President Barack Obama’s upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · UofL · Wasted Money

Greg Stumbo Has Good Campaign Finance Idea

February 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentuckians should compare Sen. Mitch McConnell’s and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’ responses to the discovery of an endangered fish in the headwaters of Lake Cumberland. The contrast is instructive. [H-L] At Monday’s congressional hearing on the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without access to tap water last month, lawmakers had a lot of [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul