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Entries Tagged as 'KY-1'

The U.S. Senate Race Is Officially A Slap Fight

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has collected $1.1 million in contributions from energy interests since taking over the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power less than four years ago. [H-L] A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

Really? Lexington Cops Need Submachine Guns?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother. [H-L] Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Immigration · KY-1 · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

How Much Fun Will Rand Paul’s Campaign Be?

April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

The bad political blood between Jackson County’s top administrator and its sheriff took another turn Monday with a federal lawsuit seeking more than $5 million. [H-L] Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live that money is not, in fact, [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Environment · Hypocrisy · KY-1 · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

Ed Whitfield Created An Award For Himself

March 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Here’s the deal: Ed Whitfield created an award for himself. A story about it all. And a photo of him accepting the award he created: WAY TO GO, FLORIDIAN! This is why Kentucky can’t have nice things.

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Tags: Humor · KY-1 · Spotted

Legislative Ethics Are Not A Thing In Kentucky

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

A cluster of nine contiguous counties in southeastern Kentucky — Perry, Leslie, Letcher, Breathitt, Owsley, Harlan, Wolfe, Lee, Letcher — and their near neighbor, Whitley, have the highest rates of enrollment. [H-L] Ed Whitfield should take serious note of this scandal. Living in Kentucky should be a requirement for serving as a congressman from Kentucky. [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats

13 Cancers Now Linked To Second-Hand Smoke

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

On this national holiday honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., it is worth remembering that he focused on more than racial justice. The next big issue on his agenda was economic justice. [Tom Eblen] Some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams have certainly come true. But when it comes to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · KY-1 · Law Enforcement

Floridian Ed Whitfield Actually Spotted In Kentucky

August 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

BREAKING NEWS! Ed Whitfield held an event at the home of a doctor in KENTUCKY! And a handful of people (electeds) actually showed up. Why he was standing in front of that giant green thing, we’ll never know.

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Tags: KY-1 · Spotted

Shocked To Learn Ed Whitfield Is Still Alive

April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts say is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. [H-L] President Obama [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · KY-1 · Polling · Takin yer guns! · The Gays

Some Guy Named Ed Whitfield Spotted Recently

August 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

Do you know who Ed Whitfield is? Turns out, he’s the Republican U.S. Congressman from Kentucky’s First District. You wouldn’t know that because he’s only in the state once per year. The rest of the time, he lives in Florida. But here he is speaking at Fancy Farm: Barack Obama! ObamaCare! TAXES! FEAR! Mitch McConnell [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · FEAR! · KY-1

Floridian Ed Whitfield: Fancy Insider Trader Guy

June 26th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Linked this story yesterday and only one person caught on that Ed Whitfield is a congresscritter taking part in insider trading schemes. Probably because everybody thinks Whitfield is from Floriduh. [WaPo Again] Breaking news: kids should eat better lunches and exercise more so they can stop being fat. [H-L] Local news legend in Louisville, Barry [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Health Care · Humor · KY-1 · Youth