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Entries Tagged as 'Veterans'

Grimes Should Be Hitting McConnell On Iraq War

April 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison Grimes loves to promote herself as the queen of issues facing veterans. She’s never missed a photo op with a veteran. And she’s quick to offer blanket criticism of Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for being bad for veterans, the economy, business. So why won’t she hit McConnell on his ridiculous support of the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Flashback · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Wasted Money

Congressman Yarmuth On Budget Serving Vets

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed it, here’s John Yarmuth saying the budget should serve veterans:

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Tags: Budget · John Yarmuth · Veterans

Does Alison Grimes Know She’s Riding A Horse?

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

To House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Alison Lundergan Grimes’ position in the U.S. Senate race is reminiscent of a scene in “Secretariat,” when Big Red is on his way to a record 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes and trainer Lucien Laurin yells to jockey Ronnie Turcotte. [Sam Youngman] The federal government has signed off on [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Veterans · Wasted Money · Youth

Grimes Already Throwing People Under The Bus

March 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

After the GPS failed, state Auditor Adam Edelen took over, giving directions through downtown Paris to the young staffer driving, and he arrived to speak at the Rotary Club meeting about 20 minutes early. [H-L] Way to go, Kentucky, for getting even more negative national press attention. [HuffPo] Welp, now Alison Grimes’ campaign is flat-out [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Rand Paul · The Gays · Veterans

How Will Judge Heyburn Rule On Gay Marriage?

January 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Neither the state Democratic-controlled House nor the Republican-led Senate wants to go first in handling a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Kentucky. [H-L] Climate change got more coverage on broadcast news in 2013 than in the previous few years, but the issue still didn’t get nearly as much attention as it did in [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Kentucky Business · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · The Gays · Veterans

Frankfort Handwringing Over Minimum Wage

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Army veteran Joe Williams said he often thinks about the sacrifices black soldiers who served at Camp Nelson in the Civil War made “to get our freedom the way it is now.” [H-L] Requiring Catholic institutions to sign a form to get out of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate isn’t a “substantial burden” [...]

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Tags: Budget · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Rand Paul · Veterans

We’re Not Getting Eastern Kentucky’s Hopes Up

December 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A grand jury has indicted a suspended fire chief in eastern Kentucky on charges of theft and abuse of public trust. [H-L] The pace of job growth appears to have settled into a dispiritingly low cruising altitude, more than four years after the end of the Great Recession. It’s why the Federal Reserve might not [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · First Amendment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Special Election · Veterans

People Should Avoid Politicizing Veterans Issues

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

One by one, Republicans and Democrats stood in front of veterans and farmers Monday and lauded the work of Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. [H-L] Woah, who can believe MoveOn.org released a poll that shows Grimes ahead of McConnell?! [HuffPo] Kentucky’s bumper corn and soybean crops appear headed toward record heights for production, a dramatic turnaround [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Veterans

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

November 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

On Friday, Governor Steve Beshear released a video about Veterans Day:

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Tags: Steve Beshear · Veterans

Here’s Rep. John Yarmuth On Veterans Day

November 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Congressman John Yarmuth released this statement for Veterans Day and we thought it’d be a good idea to share: “Each Veterans Day, we come together to honor those who have sacrificed for our nation’s defense, democracy, and prosperity. We step aside from our everyday lives to reflect on and thank all those who make our [...]

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Tags: John Yarmuth · KY-3 · Veterans