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  • Kentucky Clerk ‘Out Of Options’ In Gay-Marriage Dispute, May Face Stiff Penalties

    09/02/2015 7:00:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    The Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses may be out of legal options as she heads before a judge Thursday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will stand before U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to follow an order by the U.S. Supreme Court.The Supreme Court refused her request Monday to stay its unanimous ruling that she provide any and all couples with marriage licenses.Davis may face severe criminal or civil consequences for her actions. She could face hefty daily fines and even put in jail. As an elected official, Davis cannot be fired, but she...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Religious liberty: The Kentucky county clerk and the Muslim flight attendant

    09/02/2015 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Two current cases may help clarify the issue of the degree to which religious conviction exempts a person from performing job duties.  The New York Times and the rest of the national media are giving front page treatment to Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on religious grounds. For them, the story is one of religious bias from the hateful right standing in the way of human happiness. The other story is receiving less national attention. Melissa Nann Burke of the Detroit News reports: A Muslim-American group...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 220 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...
  • Fiorina, Levin at odds over Kentucky clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has sided against a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses for gay couples and received immediate pushback from conservative radio host Mark Levin. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt show, Fiorina said that even though she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, as a paid government employee the Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis — coincidentally an elected Democrat, must “execute the government’s will.” “I think in this particular case this woman now needs to make a decision of conscience. Is she prepared to continue to work for the...
  • Embattled KY clerk who opposes gay marriage unwittingly gave marriage license to transgender couple

    09/02/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    New YHork Dailey News ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY Deborah Hastings
    FULL TITLE: Embattled Kentucky clerk who opposes gay marriage unwittingly gave marriage license to transgender couple: report Kentucky's Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who's defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, unwittingly granted one to a transgender couple, according to a report. Camryn Colen, who is transgender, and his wife Alexis, said they obtained a marriage license in February from Davis' office, without being asked to present a birth certificate for Colen, who is identified as a female on the document, the couple told The Courier-Journal.
  • Justice Scalia explained why Kim Davis should issue marriage licenses or find a new job

    09/02/2015 1:50:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she believes same-sex marriage is immoral. According to Davis, her religious convictions prevent her from issuing the license: “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear ordered all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but Davis refused. A federal district court ordered her to comply and...
  • Dan Savage: Kentucky clerk defying Supreme Court on gay marriage is 'waiting to cash in'(BARF)

    09/02/2015 6:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/1/15
    On Tuesday, Kim Davis, the county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, continued to refuse to issue same-sex (or opposite-sex) marriage licenses, despite losing at the U.S. Supreme Court, citing "God's authority." On Tuesday night's Last Word, host Alex Wagner asked columnist and gay-rights advocate Dan Savage if he thinks Davis is trying to become a "martyr." "I think Kim Davis is waiting to cash in," Savage replied. She will probably lose her job and maybe spend a small amount of time in jail, he said, "and then she will have written for her a ghostwritten book, she will go on...
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 41 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOHN CHEVES
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. (snip) Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in Rowan County since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage June 26. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued...
  • Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times (and troll zotted once)

    09/01/2015 6:32:02 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 76 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | September 1st, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life. The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008. She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk's office at the time of each divorce...
  • Mitch McConnell: This Congress won’t be able to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 4:55:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/1/15 | Mike DeBonis
    Attempts by Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding are destined to fail as long as President Obama is in office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "We just don't have the votes to get the outcome that we'd like," McConnell said in an interview taped Monday with WYMT-TV, which serves eastern Kentucky. "I would remind all of your viewers, the way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it, and the president has to sign it. The president's made it very clear he's not going to sign any bill that includes defunding...
  • Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis releases statement [sodomite unions]

    09/01/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    WLWT ^ | 9/1/15 | Ben Petracco
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. —Late Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the temporary stay of a federal court order involving Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.The federal court previously ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses to the plaintiffs who filed suit against her.Liberty Counsel represents Davis and appealed that order.The lower court order was temporarily stayed until Aug. 31, but now that the Supreme Court has declined to act, the stay of the order is no longer in effect.In light of these developments, Davis released the following statement:I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk's office for 27 years...
  • CARLY: KY Clerk refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses should DO HER JOB OR QUIT

    09/01/2015 6:12:07 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/1/15 | The Right Scoop
    Carly Fiorina says that while we need to passionately protect religious liberty, it is inappropriate for a Kentucky county clerk to continue to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses against a court order, because she is a government worker. Carly says the clerk needs to do the government’s will and issue the licenses or quit and move to another job where religious liberty is more paramount. She says it inappropriate for this clerk to practice civil disobedience as a government employee. Listen:
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 4:25:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 1 Sep 15 | John Cheves
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage-equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly refused to comply with the court order. "Under whose...
  • Meet Kim Davis, The Woman Denying Same-Sex Couples Marriage Licenses In Kentucky

    09/01/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 1, 2015 | David Mack
    Upon her election to the role of Rowan County Clerk in November 2014, Kim Davis said she felt "humbled" and "blessed." Speaking to the Morehead News, she made three promises: "I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter." Davis's willingness, or unwillingness, to follow those statutes are now the subject of intense national focus. She has refused on religious grounds to grant marriage licenses -- to both same-sex...
  • ACLU files contempt motion against Kentucky clerk [For defying SCOTUS on same-sex marriage]

    09/01/2015 9:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    KMBC ^ | 09/01/2015
    The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In court papers, the ACLU lawyers note that following the Supreme Court's order late Monday night, the plaintiffs in their case went to the Rowan County Clerk's office at 8 a.m. Tuesday to obtain a marriage license. "Unfortunately , they were again denied by a deputy clerk who asserted that no marriage licenses would be issued," the ACLU said in a...
  • Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 8:17:31 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2015 | STEVE BITTENBENDER
    A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old, attorneys for the couples said. Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution.
  • AFTER SUPREME COURT ORDER KENTUCKY CLERK WILL NOT ISSUE GAY MARRIAGE LICENSE

    09/01/2015 5:55:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 261 replies
    9/1/2015 | Self
    It happened in Kentucky minutes ago with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis explaining to a gay couple why she would not give them a marriage license.... Cameras were there......
  • Pro-Edelen super PAC releases Web ad with audio of praise from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow

    08/31/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    A super PAC supporting Auditor Adam Edelen’s re-election bid has released a Web ad using audio of an MSNBC segment lauding the incumbent Democrat’s speech at Fancy Farm this year. The two-minute video, titled “Big, Important Things,” features MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, on her Aug. 21 program, calling Edelen “the best southern Democratic politician I have seen speak at an event like this (Fancy Farm) since (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards, since Bill Clinton in his prime.” The ad also includes portions of Edelen’s speech and footage of him at Fancy Farm events. Kentuckians for Honesty in Government released the video...
  • Americans for Prosperity takes to airwaves with ad attacking Jack Conway, Affordable Care Act

    08/31/2015 6:13:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Nick Storm
    The political 501(c )(4) group Americans for Prosperity is jumping into the fall election cycle with an ad attempting to tie Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act. The ad, first reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, launched Monday in what AFP told the newspaper is a “hefty” six-figure ad buy. AFP is supported by the billionaire ultra-conservative Koch brothers. “Jack Conway chose Washington insiders over Kentucky families when he decided not to take Obamacare to court — now we are yolked with double-digit premium increases and thousands of lost jobs,” Julia Crigler, state...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Kentucky gay marriage case

    08/31/2015 4:58:04 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 250 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/31/2015 | AP
    The Associated Press @AP BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Kentucky gay marriage case, clerk must issue licenses despite religion
  • Top Republican: Scrap 'buy American' stimulus clause

    02/02/2009 10:56:33 PM PST · by Tempest · 141 replies · 2,118+ views
    The US Senate should strip a "Buy American" clause from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan, the chamber's top Republican said Monday amid anger at the restriction from US allies. "I don't think we ought to use a measure that is supposed to be timely, temporary, and targeted to set off trade wars when the entire world is experiencing a downturn in the economy," said Senator Mitch McConnell.
  • 'Official misconduct charge' against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis referred to attorney general

    08/28/2015 7:21:20 PM PDT · by Coronal · 11 replies
    WKYT ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Hillary Thornton
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A flurry of activity happened Friday afternoon in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, including an apparent effort to have her charged with official misconduct. Friday afternoon, Davis, who refuses to issue marriage licenses despite a court order, said in court documents that she filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court to have a justice review her appeal. A spokeswoman with the Supreme Court told WKYT they had not received the petition as of Friday afternoon.
  • Christian clerk fights on as Sixth Circuit orders her to issue gay ‘marriage’ licenses

    08/27/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A federal appeals court has ordered Christian clerk Kim Davis to provide same-sex “marriage” licenses, but she’s refusing to give in. Davis, a Democrat, says that her Christian beliefs will not allow her to issue licenses for same-sex “marriages.” Despite pressure from Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear, a lawsuit from the ACLU, and two federal court rulings, Davis has refused to issue any licenses while the matter is still working its way through the courts. However, the Sixth District Court of Appeals said Davis must issue the licenses. While critics say Davis must follow the law as a...
  • Ky. clerk again refuses to issue marriage licences to gay couples despite ruling

    08/27/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/15
    A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom, since the landmark decision in June. On Thursday morning, a deputy clerk in her office refused to issue a marriage license to William Smith Jr. and James Yates. It was their third attempt to get a license. They said they will not give...
  • BUILDING AN ISLAMIC STATE IN AMERICA, ONE CHURCH AT A TIME

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Mark’s Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means ‘The Conqueror’s Mosque’. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...
  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis denies marriage license for gay couple for third time

    08/27/2015 7:24:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 08/27/2015 | John Cheves
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis continued to withhold marriage licenses from local residents on Thursday, a day after a federal appeals court upheld an order telling her to end her protest. James Yates and William Smith Jr. were turned away by a deputy clerk in Davis' office Thursday morning when they asked for a marriage license. The deputy told the men Davis believes she can legally withhold marriage licenses until Aug. 31, next Monday, under an order issued earlier this month by U.S. District Judge David Bunning. Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting “a simple solution” to the matter. “You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Yarmuth "unsure" if Joe Biden would be better for Democrats than Hillary Clinton in 2016

    08/26/2015 7:52:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/25/2015 | Nick Storm
    After his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says Vice President Joe Biden’s entry in the race “could cause a lot of problems for a lot of Democrats (with) split loyalties.” Speaking to Pure Politics on Tuesday, Yarmuth said he’s “not sure yet” if a run from Biden would be better for Democrats seeking to keep the White House. “Joe is very popular. He is a great public servant,” Yarmuth said. (3:53) “I’ve known him since he came to the Senate in 1972. He’s a wonderful man, and I think he’d be a...
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Appeals court declines to delay order requiring Rowan County clerk to issue marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 4:18:22 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 1 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 08/26/2015 | John Cheves
    Time is running out for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously denied Davis the stay she sought of a lower court's order that will force her to resume issuing marriage licenses despite her religious opposition to same-sex marriage. A temporary delay in that order from U.S. District Judge David Bunning was set to expire Monday.  "It is disappointing, certainly for our client, because the ramifications of the ruling is that there are no religious freedom rights for individuals if you can...
  • Pro-Jack Conway super PAC ad sharpens focus on Matt Bevin's refusal to release tax returns

    08/25/2015 5:24:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/25/2015 | Nick Storm
    Democratic super PAC Kentucky Family Values is sharpening their messaging in their latest TV with a focus on Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin’s refusal to release his tax returns. The 30-second ad released on Tuesday by the pro-Jack Conway PAC focuses on the “tradition” of gubernatorial candidates releasing their tax-returns for public inspection as a candidate. The ad also turns to the previous tax delinquency claims made by the campaign of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP primary against Bevin, and numerous Democratic attacks in the gubernatorial campaign this year. “It’s a tradition in Kentucky,” A male narrator...
  • Republicans Look to Force Trump to Pledge Loyalty Oath to GOP Masters

    08/25/2015 9:30:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/24/15
    Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump’s candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him. The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee — and not run as a third-party candidate — in the general election. … The Virginia proposal has earned the support of Ken Cuccinelli, the state’s former attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial nominee, who has been promoting the idea...
  • Chatter: Matt Jones courted to challenge Andy Barr; Hillary email scandal "political bomb" in Ky.

    08/24/2015 6:39:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/24/2015 | Nick Storm
    Controversial sports radio host Matt Jones is considering challenging U.S. Rep. Andy Barr for the 6th District Congressional seat in 2016. Jones, an unabashed supporter of President Barack Obama, first confirmed he has been approached by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Sam Youngman on Sunday. ... Hillary Clinton and Kentucky’s gubernatorial race Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press”, has already predicted that Kentucky’s gubernatorial election could be the “last of the Obama wars,” but now the Todd says Hillary Clinton’s expanding problems with her private email server could play a role too. In...
  • Thayer: Gov. Beshear "has broken the law," Jack Conway is a "complicit partner"

    08/23/2015 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/23/2015 | Nick Storm
    GEORGETOWN — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer is known for his ability to stir the pot when it comes to partisan politics. Thayer, R-Georgetown, is doing just that in the gubernatorial election by connecting Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway, the state’s attorney general, to an imbalance in university board appointments in the state which has landed a previous Republican governor in court. “The for sale sign is up” in the executive branch, Thayer said, pointing to reporting done by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Louisville Courier-Journal showing university boards around the state are out-of-whack with the partisan...
  • Planned Parenthood protest held in downtown Louisville (Kentucky)

    08/23/2015 9:59:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wlky.com ^ | Aug 22, 2015 | Shalanna Taylor
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Protestors showed up in large numbers Saturday near the downtown business district. View images from protest They gathered outside Planned Parenthood in the 1000 block of south Second Street. The protest was one of more than 300 anti-abortion demonstrations taking place across the country. Several people carried signs alleging that the organization sells body parts. “There are a number of things worth protesting and this is definitely one of them,” Dillon Harrington said.
  • Palin, Santorum create new ads for Chris McDaniel; Cochran goes with Trent Lott (3 Video Ads)

    05/29/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 45 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | May 29 2014 | Right Scoop
    Audio/Video Ads Only: Sarah Palin has created a new radio ad for Chris McDaniel’s campaign: Likewise, Rick Santorum has a new TV ad for McDaniel via Political Victory Fund: So what big name is supporting Cochran? Trent Lott. I know. ZZZZzzzzzz:
  • McConnell and his challenger Bevin attack each other on immigration reform

    04/07/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Matt Bevin, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger, told a group of Kentucky voters that American workers are less productive than immigrants. “For those who think that all these fifteen to twenty million [illegal immigrant] people are here just to take advantage of us and ride the system, you’re wrong,” he said at a diner in Jessamine, Kentucky, in March. “Most of them are not… but I’ll tell you what, there are more people like that even proportionally that were born here in this country,” he added.
  • ‘Turtle’ McConnell, ‘Sharknado’ among Wikipedia edits from Congress (MiniTrue at work)

    08/22/2015 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/15 11:10 AM EDT | Mario Trujillo
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not a turtle. Ian Ziering of “90210” was in the movie “Sharknado.” And Sapphire from the movie “Almost Famous” is a “Band Aid.” Those are among the anonymous edits to Wikipedia that have originated from IP addresses in Congress during the August recess, when lawmakers take their annual hiatus from Washington and life around the Capitol quiets down. Changes to Wikipedia from congressional IP addresses became a mini-controversy around this time last year, when more than 100 edits were made. […] The McConnell edit that came from Senate this month actually removed a prank...
  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus, allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices

    08/22/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2015 | Adam Beam
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus The party’s executive committee approved a proposal on Saturday to hold a presidential caucus on March 5. The plan would let Paul run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election. Republicans agreed to approve the caucus on one condition: The state party had to have $250,000 in its bank account by Sept. 18 specifically reserved for caucus expenses. If the money is not...
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Kentucky Republicans vote to give Rand Paul a caucus, if the money is there

    08/22/2015 1:46:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 08/22/2015 | Sam Youngman
    It wasn't unanimous, but Kentucky Republicans voted Saturday to hold a presidential preference caucus next year, helping U.S. Sen. Rand Paul get around a state law prohibiting a candidate from appearing on the same ballot twice. But the approval of a caucus is conditional on whether Paul has transferred $250,000 to an account controlled by the Republican Party of Kentucky before Sept. 18. If the money is not there, the party will automatically revert to a primary.
  • Non-Interventionism is America’s Best Policy

    08/22/2015 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    Americans do well with moderation. It is in our national DNA. It is also a by-product of the freedom of expression and allowing different perspectives in the public forum. In foreign policy, non-interventionism is the moderate stance, and it has served Americans well in her four hundred or so years. As British subjects, American colonists were compelled to fight for the British crown, until they felt compelled to defend themselves against the king’s army. After centuries of European conflicts dragging Americans into war, national independence yielded a non-interventionist foreign policy for the infant nation. George Washington advised in his farewell...
  • Matt Bevin refuses to endorse Rand Paul's presidential run

    08/22/2015 7:24:20 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/21/2015 | Nick Storm
    SOMERSET — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stumped for Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin on Friday, but Bevin refused to endorse Paul’s presidential bid when asked by reporters after the event. Paul offered a Peyton Manning-style, two-minute-drill pitch to supporters asking them to back Bevin in the election against Democratic nominee Jack Conway and independent candidate Drew Curtis. “You know what I think people are really hungry for in Kentucky? A Republican governor,” Paul told the crowd. “I think that it’s time that we get not only Republican, but a conservative Republican who has a vision for Kentucky, who knows...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Passport gives to Democratic Governors

    08/20/2015 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Courier-Journal ^ | 8/20/2015 | Tom Loftus
    <p>Incredible - after the scathing auditors report, they are able to do this - read the excuses given.</p>
  • Cruz pledges to 'lead the fight' to defund Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 6:31:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is moving ahead with his pledge to defund Planned Parenthood at any cost this fall, a move that puts him directly at odds with Senate leadership.In an op-ed published Thursday by USA Today, Cruz declared that he will “lead the fight” to defund Planned Parenthood after a series of undercover videos raised questions about its fetal tissue donation program.Cruz warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell not to “schedule or facilitate” any legislation that doles out federal dollars to Planned Parenthood – referring to a bill that must pass Congress this fall to fund the government.“Instead, the...
  • In conference call, Rand Paul seeks Kentucky GOP support on presidential caucus

    08/20/2015 7:54:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 20, 2015 | SAM YOUNGMAN
    In March, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul put his odds of winning the Republican presidential nomination at "one in five, one in six." But on a Thursday night conference call with Republicans who will vote this Saturday on whether to have a presidential caucus next year, Paul adjusted those odds to "one in 10." Paul, who told callers he was under the weather, called in with nearly 350 members of the Republican Party of Kentucky's state central committee in an effort to persuade them to go ahead with a proposal that would allow him an end-around a state law that prohibits...
  • ICYMI: Ted Cruz in USA Today: End Planned Parenthood funding

    08/20/2015 5:02:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies
    USA Today ^ | 08/20/15
    Accounting gimmicks can’t hide the fact that federal support ultimately pays for abortion.HOUSTON, Texas — Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote an op-ed in USA Today responding to the latest horrific videos showing Planned Parenthood callously discussing killing unborn children in order to sell their body parts. The full op-ed is available here and excerpts may be viewed below: Over the past few weeks, Americans have seen a series of videos come out of Planned Parenthood that are nothing short of horrifying. The footage shows senior Planned Parenthood officials laughing, swilling chardonnay and casually, callously, heartlessly discussing killing unborn...