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Entries Tagged as 'Mitch McConnell'

Kentuckians Must Be Tired Of Lil Randy Paul

September 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Sept. 29 whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky. [H-L] The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Taxes

Battle Of The Teevee Ads: Which One Is Worse?

September 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here’s Mitch McConnell’s new bus ad: This is the ad Alison started running a few days prior — one that her family members are now pushing around: Which is worse? We think the bus ad is more damaging.

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Fear! Jesse Benton Will Eat All Your Babies!

September 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

Benton was Team Mitch, but considering the intensely loyal army of aides McConnell has cultivated and kept over the years, it’s probably fair to say he was never really part of Mitch’s team. [Sam Youngman] President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays

Jesse Benton’s Gone But Daddy’s Bus Mess Isn’t

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments

It’s a three-day weekend. Don’t expect much beyond a roundup or two today. The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L] Like [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Environment · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wasted Money

Alison’s Camp Asleep At The Wheel Or What?

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Seriously — is her entire campaign team asleep at the wheel? It hasn’t mentioned this scandal at all. From Sam Youngman, the only person to score an interview with Benton: Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will resign his post as a bribery scandal from the 2012 presidential campaign [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Mitch McConnell · Senate

What’s Up With The Carroll County Sheriff?

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. [H-L] The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley. [HuffPo] Paid attendance at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, held [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · RPK · Senate

Maybe Rand Paul Is An Attention-Starved Baby

August 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dennis Parrett, a Democratic state senator from Elizabethtown, is “definitely considering” running for state agriculture commissioner in 2015. [H-L] Change of habit: how Seattle cops fought an addiction to locking up drug users. [HuffPo] They may be friends of coal but to the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, they are Dirty Denier$ — politicians [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK

Morgan County Can Finally Take A Deep Breath

August 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey said the people of Morgan County deserved better than repeated acts of betrayal by the person they trusted to head county government. “This was not a one-time lapse in judgment. Mr. Conley essentially transformed the public office he held to a criminal enterprise in order to serve his own purposes,” [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Taxes

A Shame Our Candidates Aren’t Truthful On Coal

August 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Despite reports last week that dozens of wild horses had been shot to death in Harlan County, state police say only one horse was found dead, and they do not know how it died. [H-L] Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they’re not claiming that it’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Tom Shelton Can’t Catch A Break These Days

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

In the face of concerns from custodial staff, Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton has dropped a proposal for a pilot program to outsource some janitorial ser vices at the district’s Central Office. [H-L] Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Taxes · The Gays