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Entries Tagged as 'John Yarmuth'

Hate Mountaintop Removal? Watch This Video

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you hate Mountaintop Removal, watch this hearing with John Yarmuth: Displaying a bottle of contaminated water from the well of the Urias family in Eastern Kentucky, Yarmuth questioned Dr. Matthew Wasson, director of programs for Appalachian Voices, about the need for such a study. The hearing took place in the House Committee on Energy [...]

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Tags: Congress · Environment · John Yarmuth

Rand Paul Spreads Immigration Misinformation

July 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rand Paul says one thing: Fort Knox could be on a list of places to be used as a location to house immigrant children who have been detained at the border. After comments at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce business summit Monday, Paul’s office released statements regarding the matter. Paul’s state communications director Dan Bayens [...]

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Tags: Immigration · John Yarmuth · Rand Paul

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

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

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

Maybe Jerry Abramson Will Finally Go Away

July 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Jerry Abramson ended speculation Monday that he might want to be the next president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, saying he was not interested in the job. [H-L] The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company’s 100-plus [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Business

Attorney Dan Canon’s Star Continues To Rise

July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentucky is among nine states participating in a new effort to better assess what students are learning in their college studies. [H-L] For many women across the United States, of all different religious, political and socioeconomic backgrounds, [birth control is] an absolutely essential part of how they stay healthy. [HuffPo] In striking down Kentucky’s ban [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · The Gays · UofL · Veterans · Wiretapping

Rep. Yarmuth Continues Immigration Reform Push

July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Larry McCarthy has been in the Mitch McConnell ad business since the beginning. Literally. He even appeared in one of McConnell’s earliest and most famous — or infamous — ads. [Sam Youngman] Yes, Paul Hornback is continuing to embarrass the Commonwealth of Kentucky. [HuffPo] A federal judge today ruled that same-sex couples have a right [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · Veterans · Wiretapping · Youth

Two People Speak Up In Support Of Equality Again

July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

In light of today’s ruling on gay marriage, let’s highlight words from two elected officials playing key roles in the movement. Congressman John Yarmuth has stood up for equality since his days at the liberal rag he started: “Judge Heyburn’s ruling striking down Kentucky’s marriage ban affirms once again that there is no government interest [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · John Yarmuth · The Gays