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Entries Tagged as 'Senate'

Rand Paul Forgets Which State He Represents

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Candy Barr and Elisabeth Jensen offer vastly different prescriptions for Kentucky’s job woes. [John Cheves] Children hear hate speech and internalize it. [HuffPo] McConnell and Grimes also know their battle is not being waged in a vacuum. What happens outside Kentucky also will determine the political quality of life for the victor. [C-J/AKN] The deadly [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Budget · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money · Youth

Yes, U.S. Senate Race Insanity Has Hit Kentucky

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Rand Paul urged California Republicans on Saturday to attract new voters by trying tactics typically associated with Democrats: pushing for expanded voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities. [H-L] In jails around the country, inmates with serious mental illnesses are kept isolated in small cells for 23 hours a day or more, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Rand Paul · Senate

Aaaand The U.S. Senate Race Starts To Get Crazy

September 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has a small ownership stake in a vacant Lexington property that city officials have repeatedly cited for code violations and threatened legal action against for nonpayment of more than $20,000 in storm-sewer fees and fines. [Sam Youngman] Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

So Much For Obamacare Being The Scary Devil

September 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Fact-checkers find fault with several claims made in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. [Bluegrass Politics] The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million. [HuffPo] The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that the nation’s poverty rate has declined slightly, which might [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Anne Northup · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Youth

Really Polite People Run For The U.S. Senate

September 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Urban County Council gave its blessing Tuesday for CentrePointe developers to seek up to $30 million in bond funding through the Kentucky League of Cities. So it looks like your taxpayer dollars will still be used. [H-L] To most Americans, Gingrich is a charming curiosity: His latest stint with public relevancy was a quixotic [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · KDP · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Robert Felner · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Here’s A Real WTF Moment With Alison Grimes

September 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Just watch it: Is it an ad about Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes’ candidacy for the U.S. Senate? Or is it an ad that spends 50 seconds telling us about when her grandfather got sick? Really, WTF? Also — it’s pretty insulting when someone of extreme wealth (by Kentucky standards) attempts to claim they couldn’t afford [...]

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Bereans Still Fighting Over Anti-Gay Hatred

September 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The most lethal form of black lung disease among longtime coal miners in Eastern Kentucky and nearby areas has spiked to the worst level in 40 years, according to a journal article published Monday. [H-L] Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · Taxes · The Gays

Republicans Still Complaining About Health Care

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A former official of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources violated the state ethics code by creating an oppressive work environment for women employees by telling them what clothes to wear and asking one to let him see her breasts. [Bluegrass Politics] Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats

McConnell Hits U.S. Senate Floor, Gags Maggots

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Granny Mitch McConnell not only claims Democrats hate free speech (aka: unlimited corrupt campaign cash), he scares meemaw & poppop a bit more with ISIS/ISIL and then foams at the mouth about how the scary Democrats only push bills that are designed to fail: Because Republicans don’t do the exact same thing, ever. Can you [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · FEAR! · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Senate

McConnell Continues With Warrin & Scarin Folks

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Granny Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the U.S. Senate the other day to mumble out some words: Because we all love more warrin’ and fearmongering.

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Tags: FEAR! · Mitch McConnell · Senate