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  • Eric C. Conn clients win reprieve in record-breaking Social Security scam

    11/12/2018 4:13:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Social Security beneficiaries snared in the largest disability scam in U.S. history won a reprieve last week when the government said it will put off decisions on revoking their benefits until the new year. The reversal by the Social Security Administration comes after the federal government finally took possession of and named receivers for thousands of case files from Eric C. Conn, the lawyer who orchestrated the disability-fraud ring. The files, which had been sitting in Conn’s law office for years, contain evidence that might help the beneficiaries prove they were entitled to benefits the government is now trying to...
  • Concealed Carry Holder Stops Mass Murder Before Police Arrive

    11/11/2018 4:19:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Dominiic Rozier, Hero who stopped Kroger Killing Spree in KentuckyOn 24 October 2018, just before 3 p.m., at the Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a man opened fire on people he did not know. The suspect, Gregory Alan Bush was a prohibited possessor. He had a mental illness, paranoid schizophrenia. He had been convicted of domestic violence against his parents and his wife. That is the last time I will mention his name.  Mass murderers should not reap a reward of celebrity. This is a case where an armed citizen stopped the ongoing mass murder.  There was another armed citizen at the...
  • Kim Davis loses re-election bid for Kentucky county clerk

    11/07/2018 4:21:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 6th 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who received international attention for denying gay couples marriage licenses, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, according to local reports. Davis, a Republican, was about 700 votes behind her Democratic opponent, Elwood Caudill Jr., in her bid for a second term as Rowan County clerk. In the Democratic primary, Caudill beat David Ermold, the man whom Davis had refused to grant a same-sex marriage license, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Caudill, Rowan County's chief deputy property valuation administrator, had unsuccessfully challenged Davis in 2014 in the Republican primary. Davis switched party allegiances in 2015. “I want...
  • Kim Davis, clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, loses to Democrat

    11/06/2018 5:26:28 PM PST · by Coronal · 14 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | November 6, 2018 | Jim Heath
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk made famous by her refusal to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her reelection bid for the Rowan County clerkship. Davis, a Republican, lost to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. by about 700 votes.
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • Senate report concludes evidence Swetnick, Avenatti ‘criminally conspired’ against Kavanaugh

    11/04/2018 7:14:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 04 NOV 2018 | Samantha Chang
    An exhaustive investigation into the 11th hour sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh concluded that there was “no evidence” to back up any of the accusations. Moreover, the bombshell 414-page report by the Senate Judiciary Committee said that accuser Julie Swetnick and her “Creepy Porn Lawyer” Michael Avenatti criminally conspired to lie to Congress. “Following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh,” according to the report. Investigators interviewed 45 people and reviewed the evidence provided...
  • Potent storm to strike states with key races in 2018 Midterm Elections

    11/02/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    accuweather.co ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    Voter turnout for Tuesday’s midterm elections may be affected as a potent storm unleashes rain, strong winds and potentially violent thunderstorms from the midwestern to southern United States. According to research, weather influences some voters' response when making a decision to head to the polls. "Weather was found to be, on average, nearly 20 percent of the change in voter turnout based on our analysis," according to AccuWeather Data Scientist and Meteorologist Tim Loftus. "Democrats are more weather sensitive, when compared to Republicans, and among the most weather-sensitive were African-Americans, those 65 and older and 18- to 24-year-olds," he said....
  • Why Do The Polls Keep Getting It Wrong? Many Republicans Have Stopped Taking Surveys.

    11/01/2018 6:42:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 97 replies
    HuffPost ^ | Updated Apr 28, 2017 | Dr. Benjamin Knoll, Ph.D. , Contributor
    ... I run an exit polling survey project in Boyle County, Kentucky as part of a regular community-based learning component of our political science courses at Centre College. Our students have surveyed over 1,000 randomly-selected voters on their way out of the voting booths in every fall election since 2011. To examine these competing theories, I compared the results of the exit polls with the actual results in Boyle County in each of these recent elections. Central Kentucky is an especially appropriate place to test for such an effect given that the economic and demographic characteristics are favorable to a...
  • Trump Creates First National Monument Celebrating African-American Civil War Soldiers

    10/30/2018 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    conservativefiringline.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Jeff Dunetz
    President Trump used his executive powers to designate Camp Nelson as a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War. Camp Nelson is the first national monument designation under President Trump. Established as a Union supply depot and hospital during the Civil War, Camp Nelson became a recruitment and training center for African American soldiers and a refugee camp for their wives and children. Thousands of slaves risked their lives escaping to this site with the hope of securing their freedom and, ultimately, controlling their futures by aiding in...
  • SBA List Candidate Fund Endorses Rep. Andy Barr for Re-election in KY-06

    10/30/2018 10:09:10 AM PDT · by Morgana
    Susan B. Anthony List ^ | October 26, 2018 | Mallory Quigley
    Washington, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund announced its endorsement of Representative Andy Barr for re-election in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. “Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund is proud to endorse Congressman Andy Barr, a staunch advocate for unborn children and their mothers,” said former congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “Rep. Barr is a co-sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to protect babies from late-term abortion after five months of pregnancy. His pro-life leadership in Congress also includes fighting to stop the flow of tax dollars to Planned...
  • Multiple victims reported in shooting at Jeffersontown Kroger (Louisville KY)

    10/24/2018 1:29:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | October 24, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are on the scene of a reported shooting at a Kroger in Jeffersontown. Jeffersontown Police confirm the shooting report came in just before 3 p.m. for the store at 9080 Taylorsville Road near the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway.
  • Leftist Punk Attacks Sen. McConnell, This Big Guy in Camo Hat Has Different Plans [VIDEO]

    10/22/2018 12:08:13 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 26 replies
    FBNewsCycle.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | BAISH
    As we previously reported, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell was dining at Havana Rumba with his wife, Elaine Chao, in Louisville, Kentucky, last week when a group of angry liberals began to verbally harass him. One man began to pound on McConnell's table, then proceeded to throw his bag of leftovers out the front door of the building. The video below actually shows the attack on McConnell and his wife, but if you watch until the end, you can see a man wearing a camouflage hat defending the Republican Senator against his attacker. "Oh yeah, why don't you get out of...
  • Diners confront Mitch McConnell at restaurant, get told to ‘leave him alone’ by others

    10/20/2018 10:01:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant Friday night, but were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone. Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at a restaurant in Louisville. The video starts with him yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao -- to whom McConnell is married. The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell. “Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave our entire country,” the...
  • 2017: CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived pol

    10/19/2018 8:24:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Brian Flood
    CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly pointed out that the Kentucky senator is a polio survivor, the tweet remains on her feed nearly 24 hours later. “That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz wrote with video of the incident.
  • The Turtle Gets the Biggest Ovation of His Life

    10/16/2018 12:54:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want you to hear the standing ovation the Turtle got. This would never have happened… I don’t know how long it’s been since Mitch McConnell was greeted with this kind of love and respect and excitement by a Republican audience anywhere. But Donald Trump brought him on the stage at a MAGA rally in Richmond, Kentucky, on Saturday thanking the Turtle for standing firm on Kavanaugh. And listen to the reaction. Trump says Mitch McConnell "Kentucky tough"THE PRESIDENT: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Come up here! CROWD: (loud cheers) RUSH: George Will is watching this and just unable...
  • Trump praises McConnell for Kavanaugh confirmation, blasts Democrats at Kentucky rally

    10/14/2018 9:08:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | Oct 14, 2018, 12:35 AM ET | MATT SEYLER
    President Donald Trump gave unusually strong praise for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his role in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court at a rally in Richmond, Kentucky, Saturday evening. "There's nobody tougher, there's nobody smarter," Trump said of McConnell to a cheering crowd of some 6,000 supporters in the senator's home state. "He stared down the angry left-wing mob." McConnell briefly took the stage and praised Trump for his judicial nominations, asking him to keep it up. Trump said that Democrats "demonized" Kavanaugh before knowing anything about him. "What happened to him was so unfair, I've...
  • Republicans warn: There's a 'big fight' brewing over Trump's border wall.

    10/14/2018 2:09:28 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-13-18 | Clare Foran
    Even with the midterm elections looming, Republican leaders in Congress made clear this week they're paying close attention to a looming battle over President Donald Trump's promised border wall. On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan predicted a "big fight" over border security on the horizon, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the GOP is "committed" to working to secure the funding the President wants for his signature campaign pledge.
  • The Latest: Trump leads cheer in Kentucky for McConnell

    10/13/2018 5:11:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    wokv ^ | October 13, 2018
    President Donald Trump led a rousing cheer for Kentucky's senior senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as he celebrated his administration's first two years in office during a political rally in Richmond, Kentucky. McConnell returned the compliment, asking the president to continue nominating judges for the federal bench so the GOP-led Senate can keep confirming them. Trump brought the state's other U.S. senator, Rand Paul to the stage, who pointed out how supportive the president has been of one of his health care proposals. The rally at Eastern Kentucky University gives Trump a forum to promote the campaigns of GOP candidates...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump Rally Richmond, KY Sat. 10/13/2018 7pm EDT.

    10/13/2018 3:24:50 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 219 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/13/2018 | Nikos1121
    Another rally tonight by our tireless president. How does he do it. You may need to search for this event, as many of the cable news shoes are not going to carry it. I welcome anyone to post good links to this rally before or during. Polls and information posted on this forum by LS and Kevin Collins along with some insightful articles by Ed Morrissey and others indicate that we are winning in places no one thought possible. At the present time it looks likely that we will retain the majority in the House and pick up 4 to...
  • Carpetbagging: 99.7 Percent Of Donations From Hollywood Executives Go To Democrats

    10/12/2018 8:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-11-2018 | Justin Carusco
    While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year’s THR...