Too Little, Too Late From The Faux Democrats

Isn’t it convenient that Jack Conway only now decided to pay attention to the TEN YEARS worth of audits on this guy’s waste, fraud and abuse? Auditors have been screaming for years about this mess. And that restitution? It’s not even half of what the dude’s deficit was in 2011. [H-L]

Of course Republicans in D.C. are angry because they want to cut food stamps for the elderly and working poor. [Politico]

The city of La Grange’s credit rating has been downgraded to junk status by Moody’s Investors Service because it is in danger of defaulting on a multimillion-dollar bond. This should be a wakeup call when one of the wealthiest towns in the state is declared junk. [C-J/AKN]

Liberal firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) blasted a fellow Democratic senator Tuesday as a dispute over student loan rates escalated divisions within the party. [The Hill]

Earlier today the Kentucky Democratic Republican Party attempted to blame Mitch McConnell for Rand Paul’s racism. Unfortunately, the KDRP has yet to denounce the racist attacks on McConnell’s wife and they’ve yet to apologize for willfully ignoring the racist crap Rand Paul was trying to pull all the way back in 2009. And Alison Grimes still hasn’t denounced all the Progress Kentucky nonsense. Too little, too late, KDRP. [Press Release Failure]

The recent disclosure of sweeping surveillance by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has prompted a new wave of legal challenges to the U.S. government’s intelligence-gathering programs. [ProPublica]

Allison Emerson Jones was appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals TUESDAY (not today). We’re sure she’ll be a great judge even though this is her consolation prize. [Judicial Funtimes]

Al-Qaeda could gain access to Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons with “catastrophic” consequences, a parliamentary committee has warned. The Intelligence and Security Committee’s annual report said spy chiefs considered this UK’s “the most worrying emerging terrorist threat”. [BBC]

Alliance Coal announced this week that it is expanding its regional headquarters in Lexington. [H-L]

More than half of American voters in a new Quinnipiac University national poll say that Edward Snowden is a whistle-blower, not a traitor. Interviewers asked more than 2,000 people about the National Security Agency contract worker who leaked secret documents about U.S. surveillance. [NPR]

State Auditor Adam Edelen on Wednesday reiterated his call for more accountability and transparency regarding superintendent contracts and evaluations after three more special examinations conducted by his office revealed new concerns. [Ashland Independent]