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  • Weekly Update: Big Win For Clean Elections

    07/21/2018 9:42:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 20, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls The ATF Is Still Stonewalling on Reclassification of AR-15 Ammunition Soros-Front Group Blasts Judicial Watch for Exposing Its Marxist Guerilla Ties Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls We have taken the lead nationwide in defending state voter ID laws and other commonsense election integrity measures, filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and in several circuit courts of appeal and trial courts. We supported North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform laws, most recently filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court in March 2017....
  • Colonel Sanders' family defends him amid Papa John's scand

    07/20/2018 3:11:07 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lucy Handley
    ... Then on Friday, Schnatter told Louisville radio station WHAS that he was “just talking the way that the Colonel talked.” Colonel Sanders’ grandson Trigg Adams told the Louisville Courier Journal on Wednesday that it is “an absolute lie” that Sanders used the racial slur or any other racially offensive words. “He’s a weasel,” Adams said about Schnatter, the Courier Journal reported. “Because he's prejudiced, he’s trying to say somebody else was, too. (Sanders) had absolutely no prejudice against anybody.” Sanders, who died in 1980, donated more than $20 million to charities, including to black churches, Adams added.
  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 82 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • RAND PAUL: THE ONLY PERSON WE KNOW COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS IS HILLARY CLINTON

    07/18/2018 3:05:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:26 PM 07/18/2018 | Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the only person whom he and others “actually know colluded with the Russians” is former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Rand was on Fox News Wednesday morning clarifying his stance on Russia’s election meddling and the intelligence community. President Trump faced broad outrage over comments he made during the Helsinki, Finland, summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Trump was criticized for not being more forceful with the Russian leader and for not backing up U.S. intelligence findings of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump clarified his comments in a short statement at...
  • Sen. Rand Paul on Election Interference: 'We All Do It'

    07/16/2018 8:11:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 16, 2018 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today's Trump-Putim summit in Helsinki is not about holding Russia accountable for its cyber-hacking and election interference. "I think really we mistake our response if we think it's about accountability from the Russians," Paul told CNN's "State of the Union." They are another country. They are going to spy on us. The do spy on us. They are going to interfere in our elections. We also do the same. Doug Levin at Carnegie Mellon studied this over about a 50-year period in the last century and found 81 times that the U.S. interfered...
  • Louisville Removes Papa John's Name From Football Stadium, Business School...

    07/14/2018 3:36:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/13/18 | David Roth
    A week that began with reports that Papa John’s founder Papa “John” Schnatter somehow worked an overt hard-r racial slur into a conference call with a marketing company is ending with the removal of Schnatter’s name from virtually everything on which it had previously been emblazoned. There are only so many of these left at this point, but the University of Louisville announced on Friday that it would begin the work of prying Papa’s brand off their football stadium and, uh, The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the Louisville College of Business. He had already withdrawn from...
  • Beshear announces candidacy for governor in 2019

    07/13/2018 8:07:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 7/9/2018 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE — Attorney General Andy Beshear made his first campaign stop for the 2019 race for the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Louisville on Monday morning, with a message focused on teachers and the future of Kentucky. The Louisville announcement on Monday morning was the first for Beshear, and his running mate, Jacqueline Coleman, an educator and founder of non-profit LEAD Kentucky — a program that recruits and trains college women in an effort to build the next generation of leaders. The slate planned seven stops across the Commonwealth on Monday and Tuesday to announce their campaign.
  • McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Open-Borders Socialists, "I Enjoyed My Lunch"

    07/13/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 88 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tim Haines
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he wouldn't be "intimidated" by protesters who have confronted him in public several times this year. "I'm not sure what about my career has led them to believe that I am easily intimidated. ... This is all about intimidation. It's not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were confronted as they left an event near Washington last month by protesters over...
  • 2018: Democrats lead GOP by 12 million registered voters, 40% D, 29% R, 28% I

    07/13/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration, a gap of 12 million that could be key to whether the party takes control of the House and Senate in the fall midterm congressional elections, according to a new analysis. Overall, 40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The lead...
  • Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

    07/07/2018 6:11:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as he was leaving a restaurant in his home state on Saturday. The group threatened to vote McConnell out of office as he walked out of the Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville and got into his car, The Courier Journal reported. Video recordings of the encounter show other demonstrators chanting “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” A protester demanded to know where the migrant children where after being separated from their families. “Where are the babies, Mitch?” a protester was recorded asking in a video. The comments seemingly come in...
  • Numerous conservative leaders back Mike Lee for Supreme Court

    07/06/2018 2:35:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    WE ^ | Melissa Quinn
    Twenty-seven conservative leaders signed a statement in support of Lee, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, Conservative Partnership Institute Chairman Jim DeMint, and FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. “Sen. Lee has a proven record of standing up for principle, for doing the right thing for the right reasons, even in the face of withering criticism,” the letter states. “And that’s what this nominee is in for.” The statement warns the confirmation battle to replace Kennedy is likely to be the “roughest fight Washington has seen in decades,” and notes that a Supreme Court with a conservative majority will...
  • Report: Rand Paul Won’t Vote For Kavanaugh As SCOTUS Nominee

    07/05/2018 12:06:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 5, 2018 | Staff
    Trump has also been consulting with lawmakers — including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has expressed reservations about Kavanaugh’s candidacy, according to a person familiar with the call.
  • Dem N.Luffman Arrested for Threatening R Paul – Said He Would leave Children’s ‘Bowels Splayed Out'

    07/03/2018 2:46:36 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/2/2018
    Full Title: Berkeley Dem Nathanial Luffman Arrested for Threatening Rand Paul – Said He Would Leave His Children’s ‘Bowels Splayed Out Across Floor’ The Gateway Pundit has learned that the man who was arrested for making multiple calls threatening Senator Rand Paul was a Democratic Berkeley resident, who used the hashtag #ObamaForLife in some of his threats. Nathanial Blaine Luffman, a devoted Democrat, is originally from Kentucky and left messages for Paul saying that he was going to “gut you like a hog” and leave “your kids bowels splayed out across floor blood spattered on the door as you lay...
  • Police Arrest Man After Threatening Rand Paul With Axe VIDEO)

    07/02/2018 2:57:50 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/2/18 | Molly Prince
    The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man on Monday after he threatened to kill Republican Sen. Rand Paul and his family. The man, who has not yet been named, called in the threat to Paul’s office in Bowling Green, Kentucky, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
  • Man allegedly threatens to chop up Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax

    07/02/2018 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    WFYM News ^ | July 2, 2018 | Thomas Novelly
    The man has been arrested. He allegedly called in the threats to Paul's Bowling Green office. Paul mentioned the attack publicly at an event in Litchfield, Kentucky, on Monday. "Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe," the Kentucky Republican said. "It's just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this." Capitol Police declined to comment because the investigation is ongoing.
  • Catholic church in Lexington hangs banner welcoming LGBTQ community (KY)

    06/29/2018 6:53:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    WKYT News ^ | 06/28/2018 | WKYT News Staff
    A Catholic church in Lexington is making a statement that's getting attention. St. Paul Catholic Church on W. Short Street put up a banner letting members and supporters of the LGBTQ community know they are welcome at their church. "This is a church that's open to all people and hopefully, this sign gets that across," said Stan "JR" Zerkowski, facilitator of Catholic LGBT ministry. The sign reads, "LGBTQ+ Catholic - Family, Friends & Allies - All Are Welcome." The banner has been up for weeks and will continue to stay up through Lexington's Pride Festival.
  • McConnell Defends Supreme Court Push

    06/29/2018 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    newsmax ^ | June 29, 2018 | by Theodore Bunker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended himself Thursday evening against claims that he is being hypocritical by pushing to confirm a new Supreme Court justice before the upcoming elections. After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, McConnell said on the Senate floor that legislators "will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall," which prompted an outcry from Democrats, who accused the majority leader of hypocrisy for not waiting until after the elections as he did when former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016. "Sen. McConnell set the new standard by giving the American people their say in...
  • Democrat mob goes after McConnell

    06/26/2018 2:30:29 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 58 replies
    Wired Sources | 6/26/2018
    https://twitter.com/WiredSources/status/1011710666019954689
  • Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

    06/26/2018 8:43:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban by sharing a photo of him with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. McConnell’s campaign shared the image just minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling finding that the ban was constitutional. Gorsuch sided with the majority of justices upholding the ban.