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Entries Tagged as 'Wiretapping'

Ethics Will Never Be A Big Thing In Frankfort

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping · Youth

Jay Blanton: Time To Get A Grip On The Gays

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of his 2015 budget address, Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday proposed that the city authorize $40 million in debt for a $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and attached convention center. [H-L] “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · UK · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

We Hear A Big Sports Thing Is Happening Tonight

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

The $310 million renovation and expansion of Rupp Arena and attached convention center was a key theme at a Lexington Urban County Council at-large candidate forum on Saturday. [H-L] A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as the initial sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Flashback · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Hal Rogers’ District Once Again Worst Of Worst

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

The Kentucky Department of Education has ordered a review of how students use advanced calculators on a statewide college-readiness test, citing concerns raised by experts that the devices could be artificially inflating scores. [H-L] On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · College Sports · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Frustration · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wiretapping

Sounds Like Some Fun Corruption In Harlan Co

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed a decision Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court that strikes down aggregate limits on how much donors can give to political parties and committees in a two-year election cycle. [Sam Youngman] Democrats have repeatedly mocked Republican promises to craft a replacement for Obamacare, and while the GOP is [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

Hear Rand Say All The Things About The Things

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

Are you stoned? Do you just have 40 minutes to waste? Is work ruining your life this morning? Maybe you genuinely want to hear it all? Here’s Rand Paul droning on and on at Berkeley:

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Tags: FEAR! · Flashback · Rand Paul · Wiretapping

Forget The Poors, They Need A New Arena!

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s not gonna happen but how funny would it be if Jim Gray slipped up and lost? [H-L] Two metro areas in Kentucky made it on the top ten most miserable cities list. [Click the Clicky] The budget is decided, but a host of other bills could be traded between the chambers on Monday in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Miniature Texan Spreading His Crazy Wings

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Kentucky Senate’s proposed state budget would reduce state inspections of underground coal mines by two-thirds and slash by one-third the funding of the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. [H-L] The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the religious exemption cases. Here’s how to get up to speed. [ProPublica] A ban on tolls for [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · George W. Bush · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Alcohol In State Parks? Yes, Please. Bourbon.

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Senate Transportation Committee approved a slightly slimmer version of the two-year state road-building plan Wednesday, with fewer projects than the House road plan passed a week ago. [John Cheves] The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Stats · UK · Wiretapping

Greg Fischer Doesn’t Get To Raise Your Taxes

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball. This week’s Political Paddock column gets in on the action with a would-be Cinderella story, some trash talk and a few Nate Silver predictions. [Sam Youngman] The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · College Sports · Economy · Education · First Amendment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · UK · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping