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Happy Holidays From Some Fun Political People

December 26th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s a slow day. Will be back in action next week for a few days. In the meantime, here’s a look at some additional holiday email blasts. The Democratic House Caucus included a statue of a Republican in their blast: DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CAUCUS Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes wants desperately to run for another office: ALISON [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · RPK · Spotted

Some Folks Just Realized Boyd County Is Smelly

December 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Andy Beshear needs all the help he can get, so he’s on the annual Christmas card sent out by papaw’s crew at the KDRP. [H-L] The most popular argument for cutting corporate taxes — that it helps create jobs — doesn’t seem to be true. [HuffPo] Thank goodness Greg Stumbo can still get something right. [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Greg Stumbo · Journalism · KDP · Kentucky Business · Military · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Taxes · UofL · Youth

Really, Andy Beshear? Pat-A-Caking So Soon?

December 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What was that, again, about everything being 100% puppies and rainbows with Andy Beshear? He won’t disclose his work for companies that run afoul of the attorney general. Jonathan Miller is probably gritting his teeth this week. [John Cheves] The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · Steve Beshear

Should Alison Try To Lose Another Big Race?

December 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Democrats are divided over whether Grimes should run for governator. You may recall the first time Forrest Gump touched a football. [Sam Youngman] House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, according to legislation that would fund the federal [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · RPK · Taxes · UofL

Senator Jimmy Higdon Just Made Leadership

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Well, yesterday. But. Wait for it…

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Tags: Flashback · RPK

Probably Not A Fun Week For Coal Executives

November 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Newly elected as the leader of a new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell returned to Kentucky this weekend, enjoying a victory lap of sorts with some of the state’s top Republicans. [H-L] With the U.S. Postal Service planning to shut down 82 more plants starting in January, postal worker unions and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Military · Mitch McConnell · RPK

Should Jensen Run For Something Statewide?

October 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

In what has been a marathon race to the bottom, both the campaigns of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes continued to be in fine form this past Friday. [Sam Youngman] A bipartisan duo of Senate heavyweights is set to unveil an unusual bill that would give lawmakers an incentive [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Senate · Stats · Veterans

Senate Race Is Probably Good For Bourbon Sales

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat two weeks before Election Day, with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regaining the slimmest of leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L] As the saying goes, it’s all in the name. Obamacare is no exception. [HuffPo] The Kentucky Democratic Party received [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · KDP · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Robert Felner · RPK

OH NOES YOU’RE ALL GONNA GET EBOLAD!!!1!

October 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Surrounded by cheering supporters, Mayor Jim Gray recently stood in the center of the airy first floor of Gray Construction as he detailed the accomplishments of his first term in office. [H-L] September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · RPK · Spotted · Taxes

That Senate Debate Wasn’t Great For Kentucky

October 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

State GOP Chairman Steve Robertson filed a complaint alleging the Democratic Party abused its nonprofit permit. [H-L] A former director of the National Security Agency says he doesn’t see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York Times reporter who revealed the agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans. [HuffPo] Kentucky’s Republican U.S. senator [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Journalism · KDP · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate