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  • Hillary tells purple heart veteran to "F---" himself for telling her "Good morning."

    10/11/2016 7:14:11 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    NRA TV ^ | 10/11/2016 | NRA TV
    Video report Click here to view
  • Hillary Clinton: We need more love and kindness (we came we saw he died!)

    10/09/2016 10:40:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
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  • Clinton's Contribution: One Free Grope

    10/09/2016 1:24:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    San Franciso Gate ^ | March 24, 1998 | Debra Saunders
    ... Now, networks report, Clintonia also has sought executive privilege for the first lady's talks with aides about the women. This bolsters two suspicions: That the White House wants to drag this scandal out and that the Clintons don't want the public to know about their role in smearing the president's women. ... It was one thing for the White House to release letters Willey wrote to the president after she alleges he groped her -- even while it can't find other sought-after documents concerning Lewinsky. But certain leaked stories -- a friend says Willey lied about being pregnant to...
  • Video montage: Hillary Clinton laughing off questions since 2007

    09/27/2016 6:48:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
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  • Flashback: President George HW Bush Oval Office Speech on 1992 LA Riots

    09/22/2016 7:50:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Video via YouTube ^ | May 1, 1992
    "What we saw last night and the night before in Los Angeles is not about civil rights. It's not about the great cause of equality that all Americans must uphold. It's not a message of protest. It's been the brutality of a mob, pure and simple. And let me assure you: I will use whatever force is necessary to restore order. What is going on in L.A. must and will stop. As your President I guarantee you this violence will end... "...In a civilized society, there can be no excuse, no excuse for the murder, arson, theft, and vandalism that...
  • 2008: Hillary Clinton Coughs to Avoid Question

    09/15/2016 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/22/2008 | KTVU-TV
    "Reporter asks Hillary what her husband role will be in the campaign moving forward and to avoid answering she coughs until they run out of time"
  • 9/11 tribute: Michael W. Smith - There She Stands

    09/11/2016 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
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  • WATCH: Trump sign-swipe fail

    09/06/2016 8:29:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | SEP 06 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (FOX NEWS) - Every election, political signs pop up on people's front lawns. So do reports of people string to swipe those signs. But one Indianapolis resident was ready. The man's hidden camera video shows an attempted sign steal: A woman tries a grab and dash. It turned out into a drop and fall.
  • Staff departure hurts Andy Beshear’s credibility as a government watchdog

    09/05/2016 8:22:32 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 | Tom Eblen
    ...Bensenhaver, 58, decided to retire Wednesday, telling Beshear in her letter of resignation that she was leaving “under considerable duress” and was concerned about his office’s commitment to Open Records and Open Meetings law enforcement. She had received a stern reprimand in July from a Beshear lieutenant, who cited her “lack of good conduct and a poor performance of work duties.” Bensenhaver was criticized for refusing to sign her name to an open records decision with which she disagreed, and twice editing opinions after they had been approved by supervisors. Bensenhaver said she simply removed a footnote that was factually...
  • Kentucky assistant attorney general retires after reprimand for talking to reporter

    09/01/2016 9:07:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9/1/2016 | JOHN CHEVES
    A longtime champion of Kentucky’s government transparency laws retired Wednesday from Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office after she was reprimanded for speaking with a journalist. “I came to this decision under considerable duress,” Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver, 58, wrote last month to Beshear. “It is clear to me I cannot survive, much less thrive, in the current office climate, and I have similar concerns about the open records/meetings laws.” Bensenhaver was rebuked in a formal letter July 11 for giving an interview to retired editor John Nelson for a story he wrote in June on the 40th anniversary...
  • Alison Grimes campaigns for Clinton in Ohio, says offer in administration if...

    08/26/2016 10:28:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Friday, the second battleground state she’s visited in recent weeks. ... Grimes has also been a Clinton campaign surrogate in Iowa, speaking on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee at the state’s annual Wing Ding dinner on Aug. 12. Clinton holds a wider polling margin in Ohio, where she leads Trump by nearly 5 points in a head-to-head with GOP nominee Donald Trump and by 4 percent in a four-way with Libertarian and Green Party candidates included, according to Real Clear Politics’ average...
  • Book says Hillary talks to dead: First lady acknowledged 'imaginary' chats.

    08/20/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 1996
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as a therapeutic release, according to a new book written by Bob Woodward, says a report in Sunday's edition of The Chicago Sun-Times. The first lady declined a personal adviser's suggestion that she address Jesus Christ, however, because it would be "too personal," according to Woodward's book, "The Choice." The book, which is still to be published, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Clintons, as well as Bob and Elizabeth Dole. Woodward says the adviser was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for...
  • Democrats fail to thwart $500k contract probe into Beshear Administration

    08/16/2016 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    The State Journal (Frankfort, KY) ^ | 8/15/2016 | Brad Bowman
    Despite a lower bid, Democrats couldn’t stop Monday’s approval of the $500,000 contract to carry out Gov. Matt Bevin’s investigation of the former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration. The Democrats also criticized awarding the contract to a firm they said employs multiple Kentucky Republican Party operatives. The Government Contract Review Committee, made up of three Republicans and three Democrats, listened to testimony from Finance and Administration Cabinet Sec. William Landrum concerning the contract given to Indianapolis based law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Bevin announced in April that Landrum would undertake the investigation after former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer was charged...
  • Matt Jones and Adam Edelen want to rebuild Kentucky’s ‘stale political system’

    08/16/2016 4:38:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | August 16, 2016 | John Cheves
    Two prominent Kentucky Democrats on Tuesday launched a nonprofit organization, the New Kentucky Project, to cultivate the next generation of political leaders. Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones and former state auditor Adam Edelen said their group isn’t a third party that will run a formal slate of candidates in 2018. Instead, it will organize and support people who want to run for elected office, especially local office, if they share four core values: civil rights for every Kentuckian; universal access to affordable health care; a living wage for workers; and the primacy of education. Kentuckians are badly served by...
  • Hillary Clinton takes brunt of GOP assault at Fancy Farm

    08/15/2016 6:41:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/7/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    With most of the seats on the stage filled by Republicans, the name “Clinton” became akin to a four-letter word at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic as multiple speakers took turns bashing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, an unconventional candidate who has courted controversy across the country during his campaign but appears poised to capture the state’s eight electoral votes, was rarely the butt of jokes from Democrats. Trump was also scarcely mentioned by most GOP speakers, who instead mostly focused much of their national attention on Clinton. Even state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, other than urging...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes bows out of Fancy Farm picnic

    08/05/2016 4:53:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/3/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    After addressing the country in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her most likely surrogate at this year’s Fancy Farm picnic announced Wednesday that she would not attend the annual event. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a news release that she would be spending time with her husband, Andrew, who “is leaving for a long-term business trip.” “He’s been very patient with me these past 6 years and as Father Venters says, spending time with family comes first!” Grimes said in a statement. “I’ve called Father and expressed my gratitude for his constant welcoming invitation to...
  • Once dysfunctional, Gov. Bevin now says former UofL board has illegal political makeup

    08/04/2016 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 08/02/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    After a judge ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin’s moves to replace the University of Louisville Board of Trustees did not pass legal muster, the governor is calling on Attorney General Andy Beshear to say whether he believes the former board meets legal requirements regarding the panel’s political makeup. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted Beshear’s request for a temporary injunction on Friday, finding that Bevin’s actions in abolishing and reconstituting the UofL board overstepped his authority. Bevin’s office has said it will appeal the ruling. In his June 17 press conference, Bevin justified his executive actions by saying the board...
  • Sen. Alvarado tapped for primetime speaking role at RNC

    07/17/2016 8:01:03 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 07/14/2016 | Nick Storm
    State Sen. Ralph Alvarado has been added to the primetime line up of speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Alvarado, R-Winchester, will speak on Wednesday night around 9 p.m., according to the Republican Party of Kentucky. “It is an honor to be asked to speak at the convention and to represent Kentucky on the national stage,” Alvarado said in a statement. “I strongly believe that the Republican Party is the party of opportunity for voters of all backgrounds, especially Hispanics. “I plan to talk about my story as a public servant striving to make my state and nation...
  • Clinton using Republican convention to spur voter signup

    07/17/2016 7:49:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2016 | Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a major voter mobilization drive during the Republican National Convention, setting a national goal of getting more than 3 million people to register and commit to vote in the 2016 election. Clinton intends to announce the plan on Monday in a speech to the NAACP convention in Cincinnati, followed by a stop at an Ohio voter registration event with volunteers, campaign officials said Sunday. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is kicking off the voter drive as Republicans meet in Cleveland to nominate businessman Donald Trump at their national convention. The mobilization effort...
  • Facebook Video: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed: "Dr. King would never take a freeway"

    07/08/2016 8:32:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Mayor Kasim Reed showed up to speak with protesters telling them, "Dr. King would never take a freeway."
  • Investors prepare to sue state Republicans

    06/30/2016 9:09:51 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    WKRC 12 Cincinnati ^ | JUNE 30TH 2016 | RICH JAFFE
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Investors who lost millions of dollars in a scam said they were prepared to sue the Ohio Republican Party in an effort to get some of their money back. Local 12 News learned that a group of investors who said they were lured into fraudulent investments by a once prominent state representative want their money back. Local 12 first broke the story of Pete Beck's fraudulent schemes in November 2012, in a series of exclusive reports. While Beck was sent to prison in 2015, the search for "pay back" is far from over. Once one of the...
  • A Time For Anger

    06/13/2016 6:11:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    Many Christian leaders are encouraging believers not to get angry about the moral freefall that is taking place in our nation right now. The general counsel is, “Stay calm. God is in control. The world is acting like the world. Our responsibility is not to judge the world but to love the world. So, be nice. After all, we don’t want to turn people off to the gospel.” Much of that is true. This is no time for believers to become panicky, hateful or violent. The Scriptures teach us to be “…slow to become angry, because human anger does not...
  • Controversy over where transgender individuals should use the bathroom is artificial

    05/23/2016 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 32 replies
    Insider Louisville ^ | May 23, 2016 | JOE DUNMAN
    This controversy is surreal because it’s totally artificial. Transgender men and women have been using bathrooms without incident since long before any right wing extremist group dreamed up legislation to alienate and punish them.
  • Battle to halt rollback of kynect, Medicaid expansion is about the people, former Gov. Beshear says

    03/09/2016 10:05:54 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/9/2015 | Nick Storm
    After two terms in office, former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has a fight on his hands to convince first-year Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to halt a rollback of the state’s health insurance exchange and transition expanded Medicaid recipients to the federal government. If Bevin is successful in transitioning services, Kentucky would be the first state in the nation to shut down a working state exchange. Beshear has created a non-profit group, Save Kentucky Healthcare, to oppose changes to the healthcare system he put in place during his tenure. Kentucky’s exchange was heralded as a national success under the Affordable Care...
  • Records show firm with Beshear ties won last-day contract

    02/28/2016 10:19:11 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Records have revealed that on its last day in office, Kentucky's Steve Beshear administration awarded a no-bid contract of about $3 million to a technology company that retains the husband of one of Beshear's top officials as a consultant and employs one of Beshear's former officials as a lobbyist. Citing records it obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act, The Courier-Journal reports that on Dec. 7 the administration awarded a contract to SAS Institute of Cary, North Carolina to extend work that SAS was doing in analyzing data to detect fraud in billings made to Medicaid...
  • “The day of reckoning has come," for kynect, health officials say [Obamacare Kentucky]

    02/28/2016 6:54:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/16/2016 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – Kynect, the portal to Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, was described as too expensive and not sustainable by Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner Stephen Miller and Vicki Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary, Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Glisson told members of the House Budget Subcommittee on Human Resources on Tuesday that since the federal money used to support Kynect is beginning to go away, it is fast becoming cost prohibitive to keep what she calls “the website, or portal” intact. “The day of reckoning has come, and we’re going to have to pay the bills,” Glisson said. Glisson told legislators that...
  • Networks Hyped Perry Indictment in 2014; Silent on Dismissal

    02/28/2016 6:47:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 25, 2016 | Mike Ciandella
    Political scandals make for juicy journalism, but apparently a politician being cleared of wrongdoing isn’t even worth a mention. When the initial story of Rick Perry’s indictment broke in August 2014, ABC, CBS and NBC eagerly devoted 25 minutes in just two days to topic, speculating that the controversy could “end any chance” for Perry in 2016. But when Perry was cleared of any wrongdoing on Wednesday, all three networks were silent, on both the evening news shows that night and the morning news shows the following day, Thursday, February 25.. [However, with their similarly half-hour-long evening news broadcast, Univision's...
  • Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim he never discussed Libya intervention

    02/25/2016 10:03:14 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 81 replies
    Politifact ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Aaron Sharockman
    At the GOP debate in Houston, Donald Trump pushed back at a claim from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that Trump was in favor of the United States helping Libyans oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi. "He said I was in favor in Libya," Trump said, sounding perplexed. "I never discussed that subject. I was in favor of Libya? We would be so much better off if Gaddafi would be in charge right now." Oh, Trump discussed it. And thanks to BuzzFeed, we have the video. (All the hat tips to Andrew Kaczynski.) It comes from 2011, on Trump's video blog. "I can't...
  • Viagra Bill sponsor explains motivation behind Kentucky HB396

    02/15/2016 9:23:04 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | 2/15/2016 | Chris Williams
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – It’s being called the "Viagra Bill" and, while the Kentucky lawmaker behind it admits it may be more tongue-in-cheek than serious legislation, it's creating a buzz across the country. District 34 Democrat Mary Lou Marzian's bill would require a "married man" have two face to face consultations with a doctor before being prescribed an ED treatment like Viagra. The man must then sign a waiver promising only to use it with his "current spouse." Pro-Choice supporters have applauded the move that comes as Pro-Life lawmakers are seeing their first success in Frankfort in a dozen years....
  • Video: D'Souza explains the "free stuff" progressive ripoff scheme

    02/12/2016 7:46:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Dinesh D'Souza ^ | 2/11/2016
    At link
  • Sanders stretched truth on VA record during debate, some vets say

    02/12/2016 7:32:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2015 | Drew Griffin and Curt Devine
    (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders touted his record on veterans' issues during Tuesday's debate, citing his position as the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs when Congress provided billions of extra dollars to boost healthcare for veterans last year. "We went further in than any time in recent history in improving health care to the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line to defend us," Sanders said Tuesday, referring to $15 billion given to the Department of Veterans Affairs to decrease wait times and reform the troubled agency. Yet some veterans groups and...
  • On health care, Bernie betrayed vets to protect unions

    02/12/2016 7:27:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/9/2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the honesty problem. But on at least one important issue, Bernie Sanders isn't shooting straight. Sanders falsely claims he's been leading the fight to save veterans from the corruption and deadly medical care delays at the Veterans Affairs Department - a message intended to resonate with New Hampshire's large vet population. The truth is, as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sanders sabotaged VA reform. Sanders' allegiance is to public-sector unions, and to serve them, he betrayed vets. You wouldn't know that from his campaign-trail boasts. The next...
  • New group formed by Beshear looks to defend health initiatives that Bevin wants to shutter, amend

    02/11/2016 6:27:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/11/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, said Thursday that his conscience would not allow him to "ride off into the sunset" as he unveiled a nonprofit group that will advocate to retain federal health reforms he enacted. Save Kentucky Healthcare, a 501(c )(4) organization, will be launching an online advertising campaign, said Beshear... He also cited an economic report by Deloitte Consulting that Bevin has called "baloney." "Look, Gov. Bevin prides himself on being a successful businessman, and he should recognize and appreciate hard numbers, facts and evidence," Beshear said at a press conference at the...
  • House committee discussion leads to accusations and defense of Bevin Administration

    02/09/2016 7:09:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/8/2016 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT - Democratic and Republican lawmakers got into a heated debate over leadership in the administration of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in a committee meeting on Monday. Democratic members of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources questioned cabinet officials about why there are no specifics on how their department would be affected by the 4.5 percent cuts in the current fiscal year and the 9 percent cuts in the upcoming biennium. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, criticized Bevin's administration for its lack of specific on the proposed cuts, saying that he felt that there was a lack of leadership...
  • Grand jury brings fresh scrutiny to Alison Grimes’ campaigns

    02/07/2016 8:55:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2016 | John Cheves
    During her three political campaigns, including an $18 million run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reported paying $111,831 to Lexington companies owned by her father, former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan, and $41,745 more in direct payments to him and other family members, for various services. One Lundergan company purchased and provided Grimes with a 45-foot tour bus she used for her Senate campaign. Another owns The Carrick House on North Limestone, where she held several major events. Grimes and Lundergan also shared Lexington attorney Robert "Coley" Stilz III, who was...
  • Hardin County's right-to-work ordinance invalidated in federal court ruling

    02/06/2016 7:05:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/6/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    A federal judge struck down Hardin County's [Kentucky] right-to-work ordinance in an order Wednesday, ruling that states, not counties, can exempt themselves from portions of the National Labor Relations Act. U.S. District Judge David Hale dismissed each of the county's arguments for its ordinance, which passed Hardin County Fiscal Court Jan. 13 and barred unions from collecting fees from non-members. "The NLRA preempts the right-to-work, hiring-hall, and dues-checkoff provisions of Hardin County Ordinance 300," Hale wrote in his order. "Section 14(b) is the only exception to NLRA preemption of the field of labor relations, and it does not extend to...
  • Bernie Sanders Asked on Live TV to Persuade Millennial Voter to Pay Higher Taxes

    02/03/2016 8:30:39 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/3/2016 | Mallory Shelburne
    Bernie Sanders explained to one New Hampshire voter Wednesday why he should be willing to pay higher taxes in order to fund Sanders’ healthcare reforms.
  • Republican senators personally walk informed consent bill to Bevin's office for signature

    02/03/2016 7:13:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/2/2016 | Don Weber
    WITH VIDEO - The first pro-life bill to clear the House and Senate in a dozen years was personally walked down to Governor Matt Bevin by members of the GOP on Tuesday for his signature. Senate Bill 4, which allows real-time telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking an abortion, was signed on the spot by Kentucky's governor. GOP members of the Senate decided to walk the bill down to the governor's office where bill sponsor Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, personally handed the legislation to Bevin. Bevin gave the group the option to move the signing date to February...
  • Governor Matt Bevin blasts Planned Parenthood

    02/01/2016 8:17:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies ^ | 2/1/2016 | Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky)
    From Governor Matt Bevin, responding to PP's allegation that his administration approved them to open an abortion clinic: You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Nov. 19 - Planned Parenthood filed deficient application to provide abortions. Attached to the application were purported written agreements, however, neither was actually with a "licensed acute care hospital capable of treating patients with unforeseen complications," or a "licensed local ambulance service for the transport of any emergency patient," both of which are required to be filed with the Cabinet before abortions can be performed. Dec. 7 - Mere hours...
  • Abortion bill passes 33-5, heads to governor to be signed into law

    02/01/2016 5:50:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Kentucky Today ^ | 2/1/2016 | Kristen Lowry
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Women seeking abortions will have to have face-to-face meetings or real-time video consultations with their physicians at least 24 hours before undergoing the procedures under legislation that received final passage in the Senate Monday. The final vote was 33-5. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, said the legislation "will give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves." The measure, which has widespread support from religious groups, now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin, who is expected to sign it into law.
  • Gov. Bevin sends cease-and-desist letter to Louisville Planned Parenthood offering abortions

    01/30/2016 8:30:10 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WKYT ^ | 1/28/2016 | WKYT NEWS STAFF
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Matt Bevin says a cease-and-desist letter was sent Friday to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville that is accused of performing abortions illegally. On Friday, Bevin told WKYT's Bill Bryant that there were "people on site right now investigating the exact scope and nature of what they've been doing." "It's literally unfolding," Bevin said before a 1 p.m. taping of Kentucky Newsmakers. Planned Parenthood leaders say the health clinic opened in Louisville last month. Officials have said they applied for an abortion facility license, and began services under the guidance of the Kentucky Office of...
  • Ky. Governor claims Planned Parenthood performs 'illegal, unlicensed' abortions

    01/28/2016 8:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jessica Denson
    Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Matt Bevin (R) claimed Thursday that Planned Parenthood is performing illegal and unlicensed abortions in Kentucky. He spoke to reporters and photographers during an unrelated event in Louisville. "I've always been a very strongly unapologetic pro-life individual," Bevin said. "To that end, that has not changed. What I tell you is interesting, and this is just breaking news even today, is that Planned Parenthood is illegally performing abortions in Kentucky." He went on to say, "It's that brazen disregard for the law that is going to be hammered down. There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
  • Live coverage: Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) State of the Commonwealth Budget Address

    01/26/2016 4:03:34 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    KET Live Stream ^ | 1/26/2016
    Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky) State of the Commonwealth Budget Address - click link for live stream
  • Bill looking to cut funding for Planned Parenthood heads to Senate floor

    01/23/2016 1:58:52 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/21/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT - Bills that would limit funding for Planned Parenthood and make selling fetal tissue illegal in Kentucky were sent to the Senate floor on Thursday. Senate Bill 7, which would set a priority system to fund state and federal family planning services, and Senate Bill 25, which would make the sale of fetal tissue from an aborted fetus a class C felony, passed the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee on a 9-1 vote. Both bills came in response to controversial undercover videos "that clearly showed that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics were selling aborted fetal parts for...
  • TRUMPED: The Donald, The Widow and Eminent Domain [related to new Cruz ad]

    01/22/2016 12:44:18 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 109 replies
    Institute for Justice via YouTube ^ | 5/16/2011 | Dana Berliner - IJ
    Please click the link for the video of this report from the Institute for Justice who represented Vera Coking against Donald Trump and won in court. Here is a transcript of the same: In the video: Dana Berliner of the Institute for Justice (appears to be a property rights advocacy group), Donald Trump, John Stossel, Vera Coking -------------------- Clip of ABC News report playing interviewing Trump. TRUMP: In life you have a thing called condemnation and cities have the right to condemn for the good of the city - whether it's New York, whether it's Los Angeles, whether it's any...
  • McConnell, Bevin say political changes on the horizon for Democrat-led House

    FRANKFORT - Two Kentucky Republicans who won lopsided victories over their Democratic opponents - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin - predicted Wednesday that the last southern legislative chamber in Democratic hands would soon come under GOP control. McConnell, who met with Bevin privately in the governor's Capitol office, called the political outcome "inevitable", and Bevin said Republicans would triumph in the upcoming election cycle. "It is a matter of time," Bevin said. "It's a function of when the House turns. It will happen in 2016. There's no question about that." ... "In my election where...
  • Stumbo suggests party switchers committed fraud

    01/06/2016 5:28:36 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | 1/6/2016 | Joseph Gerth
    Source is link only: Stumbo suggests party switchers committed fraud
  • Rep. Jim Gooch becomes second Democrat to join House GOP, pushing Democrats to 50-48 majority

    12/31/2015 5:15:04 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/28/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    tate Rep. Jim Gooch became the second member of the House Democratic caucus to change his party affiliation on Monday, informing leaders of both parties in the chamber of his decision to seek re-election as a Republican earlier in the day. Gooch, of Providence, has served in the legislature since 1995, chairing the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. In a lengthy statement, Gooch said he informed House Speaker Greg Stumbo and House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover of his decision in an email, calling his move "a personal one, free of any negotiation for personal benefit to me."...
  • Courier-Journal cartoon drawing criticism

    12/31/2015 5:04:04 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    WDRB ^ | 12/31/2015
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A controversial cartoon published in The Courier-Journal is drawing a lot of criticism from law enforcement. Marc Murphy's illustration is titled "A Christmas Story: The Other Side of Town." In the drawing, Tamir Rice is seen having a conversation with his mother. He states, "I want a Red Ryder BB Gun." His mom is against the idea. She explains, "A cop will shoot you dead in the street. And walk." On Monday, a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Rice was shot and killed while playing...
  • Public Prayer at Football Game Called 'Scandalous Outrage'

    12/12/2015 8:29:12 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    NBC 7 San Diego ^ | 12/5/2015 | Derek Togerson and Matt Rascon
    It's a scene football fans have seen hundreds of times, played out on countless fields: players kneeling hand in hand, united in prayer before doing battle on the gridiron. But one such scene in San Diego is sparking national debate. It unfolded Saturday before the Air Force Academy Falcons lost to the San Diego State Aztecs 27-24 in the Mountain West Conference Championship game at Qualcomm Stadium. Multiple players knelt to pray, something they do often with, at times, nearly the entire team. Mikey Winstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Air Force players participating in...