$2 Billion Presidential Campaign? That’s Crazy

A southeastern Kentucky woman who was charged with trading her newborn son for a truck has entered a guilty plea to endangering the welfare of a minor. [H-L]

Obama: $1.123 billion vs. Romney: $1.019 billion. That’s the final fundraising tally in the most expensive presidential election ever, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission by the rival campaigns and party committees. [Politico]

Did you hear? Jonathan Miller showed up at the hemp commission meeting today trying to insert himself in yet another matter that has nothing to do with him. [Deep Frankfort Silliness]

The Mormon church has launched a new campaign encouraging its members to be more compassionate toward the LGBT community. [HuffPo]

A Madison County grand jury has indicted a third person in the kidnapping and murder of a Richmond couple whose bodies were found buried in March after they had been missing for two years. [H-L]

Newly released drone records reveal extensive military flights inside the United States. [EFF]

Louisville’s downtown Ohio River Bridges Debacle builder was announced by the KYTC today. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Did you know that it’s sometimes the fault of women when they become victims of domestic violence? You can thank Faux News for that one. [Wonkette]

Problems with the private management of the state’s Medicaid program have had a negative impact on the county’s public school health program, according to a report presented Wednesday night to the Madison County Board of Health. [Richmond Register]

In July 2007, a Minnesota landlord arranged to show a duplex to a potential renter. But when she arrived at the rental and saw the prospective tenant was black she refused to get out of her car. [ProPublica]

President Obama may not have won many Southeastern states in his recent re-election, but he did make waves across the Republican-leaning region. And thanks to two scientists from Georgia and Missouri, his Southern profile is still growing — although some of his flashiest new acolytes don’t have a clue who he is. [HuffPo]

The American who called herself Jihad Jane read the words on her computer screen. Colleen LaRose was fiddling on the Internet, passing time in her duplex near Philadelphia, when the call to martyrdom arrived from halfway around the world. [Reuters]

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