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  • Democratic candidate in Ky. House race indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a minor

    09/30/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/30/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    A Democratic candidate for state House has been indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a child while serving as director of the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Knox. A federal grand jury indicted John Wayne Smith, who’s running against Rep. Michael Meredith in the 19th House District, and six other employees at the academy Sept. 25, one of whom was charged with sexual misconduct with three female students between Feb. 8, 2013, and Aug. 7, 2013, and threatening one of the victims from reporting him to authorities. Smith, who resigned from Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy Dec. 31, is accused...
  • McConnell campaign questions Grimes' attendance record as secretary of state in new ad

    09/30/2014 3:01:01 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 09/30/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign is hammering his Democratic opponent for skipping work as secretary of state in a new television ad released Tuesday. The spot, titled “Absences,” is scheduled to air statewide and further ingrains a common theme for McConnell by linking Alison Lundergan Grimes with Democratic President Barack Obama, a highly unpopular figure in Kentucky. The ad features video of Grimes telling The Courier-Journal’s editorial board in 2011 that she would serve her four-year term if elected secretary of state. “Sound familiar?” a narrator asks. The ad then switches to a clip of Obama on NBC’s “Meet...
  • LMPD: Student shot at Fern Creek Traditional High School

    09/30/2014 2:47:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    WAVE 3 News ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Joey Brown
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The person who shot a student at Fern Creek High School fled the building, but a suspect was captured about three hours later, according to Louisville Metro Police. One shot was fired inside a third-floor classroom at about 1 p.m. at the school at 9100 Fern Creek Road. The student was rushed to a hospital and was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The parents of that student were notified and the family was reunited at a hospital, police said. [SLIDESHOW: Student shot at Fern Creek Traditional High School] It is not known what...
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Business organizations sign letter against Louisville Metro minimum wage hike

    09/30/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 12 replies
    WDRB.com (Louisville) ^ | Monday, September 29, 2014 3:29 PM EDT | Staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several business-related associations stand against a Metro Council proposal to raise the minimum wage. In a joint statement, they say it "exceeds Council authority" and is "bad policy." The statement - sent to media outlets today - was signed by nearly 20 groups including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Restaurant Association, and Greater Louisville, Inc. In it, they say an increase would put local businesses at a competitive disadvantage and lead to job losses. The proposal would raise the wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over a three-year period. Last week, Louisville Mayor...
  • A Study in Contrasts for Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    09/26/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 26, 2014 | Michael Scherer
    Two potential presidential candidates come to a conservative Christian cattle call.Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, two Tea Party senators in the hunt for the White House, find themselves in a nearly identical position these days. Both sons of celebrated conservative leaders, they regularly speak at the same events, criticize the same Democratic President with a similar message of back-to-basics constitutionalism, and poll nationally at about 10% among Republicans in the way-too-early 2016 polls. But on Friday, as conservative Christians gathered in Washington for the Values Voter Summit, their differences were far more apparent than their similarities. Paul stood behind the...
  • Alison Grimes Cite Agreement With McCain, Graham As Proof She's Not Pro-Amnesty

    09/26/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is trailing incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the highly competitive Kentucky U.S. Senate race, is claiming in a new television ad that her support for the Gang of Eight "immigration reform" legislation, which McConnell voted against, is "not amnesty." And she's relying on the words of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to drive that point home in the commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7x_WSCRVXQ
  • Public Pension Funds Face $2 Trillion Shortfall, Moodys Warns

    09/26/2014 11:53:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    zh ^ | 09/26/2014 | Tyler Durden
    the 25 biggest systems by assets averaged a 7.45% return from 2004 to 2013, but liabilities tripled over the same period leaving them facing a $2 trillion shortfall as investment returns can’t keep up with ballooning obligations. The top 25 funds account for 40% of the entire US public pension system with Illinois, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Louisiana at the top of the 'most underfunded' list. .... the New York-based credit rater’s calculation of liabilities tripled in the eight years through 2012, ... liabilities are crowding out spending for services, roads and schools.
  • Grimes counters outside group's amnesty ads

    09/24/2014 5:27:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/24/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a web ad Wednesday, countering an attack ad from a pro-McConnell group last week that said she supports amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Grimes’ spot, titled “Say Anything,” features Republican U.S. Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina speaking in favor of an immigration reform bill that passed the Senate, without McConnell’s support, last year. The legislation ultimately died in the House. “This is not amnesty,” McCain says in the spot, taken from an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The online ad can be viewed here: The ad comes...
  • Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists

    09/17/2014 2:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”The remarks by Russia’s ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • McConnell: Make me majority leader, I'll give you Keystone XL

    09/19/2014 7:51:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Marking the sixth anniversary of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline's permit application, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teased voters with a preview of what a GOP-controlled Senate would do. "If American people give us the opportunity to be in a majority next year, I'll be setting the agenda," McConnell said. "It's easier to score if you're on offense, and the majority leader is offensive coordinator." He added: "If we have a new majority next year, and a new majority leader, the Keystone pipeline will be voted on on the floor of the Senate, something the current majority has been avoiding...
  • US Senate candidate uses campaign to spread slogan: ‘With Jews We Lose’ (Kentucky)

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    WLWT, NBC 5, Cincinnati ^ | 2:56 PM EDT Sep 17, 2014 | Alison Montoya
    A write-in candidate for the US Kentucky Senate is bringing his controversial message to voters. Robert Ransdell said he knows he cannot win against Republican Mitch McConnell or Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes but wants to use the campaign to spread his slogan, “With Jews We Lose.” The signs placed at US 25 and Mount Zion Road in Florence caught one driver off guard. […] “I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality. You see that in our cities everyday,” Ransdell said. …
  • Karl Rove accuses Alison Lundergan Grimes of supporting amnesty even though he supports amnesty

    09/18/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Karl Rove, writing in the WSJ in defense of the the Rubio-Schumer senate amnesty plan… "There is growing public support for providing a pathway to citizenship for those now in the country illegally…support for a pathway has grown most among Republicans." (SNIP) Aside from his personal advocacy, Rove’s various Super PACs– which he operates through a statutory labyrinth of plausible deniability– spent millions selling conservatives on Rubiocare. (SNIP) The irony here is that all three players– Karl Rove, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and Mitch McConnell– support amnesty… Mitch McConnell voted for amnesty in 1986 [RC #335, 10/17/86] Mitch McConnell co-sponsored amnesty...
  • Rove-affiliated group attacks Grimes for stance on immigration bill (that Rove endorsed)

    09/17/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Glenn Kessler
    On Monday, Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell in the hard-fought Kentucky senate race, tried to distance herself from President Obama with an ad showing her shooting a gun. McConnell responded in kind. At the same time, an independent group with connections to Republican strategist Karl Rove began airing this ad blasting the “Obama-Grimes” plan to give “amnesty” to illegal immigrants. (SNIP) Crossroads GPS, another organization affiliated with Rove, during the 2013 debate actually ran ads calling for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, “where they will pay a fine, prove employment and meet other...
  • ISIS Strategy splits Rubio, Paul, Cruz

    09/16/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/16/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has created an opportunity for three White House hopefuls in the Senate to grab the spotlight from Republican governors. ... Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence panels has used the debate to distinguish himself as the inheritor of the muscular foreign policy worldview held by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) While he says it would be good for president Obama to seek congressional support for military action against ISIS, he argues the president doesn't need it. Rubio supports arming...
  • Kentucky Democrat Senate Candidate Distances Herself From Obama in New Ad

    09/15/2014 1:07:32 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Christine Rousselle
    Katie and I have written previously about the curious case of Alison Lundergan Grimes, who has the unenviable position of running for Senate as a Democrat in what is a pretty thoroughly red state. In an effort to further distance herself from President Obama, Grimes released a new ad today explicitly stating that she is "not Barack Obama" and that she disagrees with him on "guns, coal, and the EPA." Video at link
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes Not Truthful About Why She Won't Debate

    09/09/2014 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    WHAS via YouTube ^ | 9/4/14 | Joe Arnold
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  • After Blasting McConnell For Retuning To DC, Grimes Heads To Fundraiser...In DC

    09/09/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, blasted him for returning to work in Washington D.C. Grimes is starting to fall behind in the polls, with the New York Times basically saying that McConnell’s re-election is the most probable outcome come Election Day. Nevertheless, it’s beyond desperate that Grimes is attacking McConnell, who is part of the GOP leadership (he sort of has to come back), for returning to D.C. to work, while she also heads off to raise money…in D.C. The new web ad blasting McConnell for doing his job labeled the Senate Minority Leader as scandal-ridden, which alludes to...
  • An 'LBJ law' for Kentucky?

    09/09/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    "My policy on cake," the ebullient Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, once remarked, "is pro having it and pro eating it." Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential aspirant, has hopes of embracing a similar policy on running for office. Kentuckians, to their credit, aren't buying it. Paul was elected to the US Senate in 2010, and he has said clearly that he intends to run for reelection in 2016. But almost from the moment he took office, he has also shown every sign of wanting to run for president in 2016. And that poses a problem:...
  • Hollywood Dems Stage Last-Minute Fundraising Drive to Save Senate Majority

    09/08/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/07/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Major fundraisers are planned in September for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn to boost faltering campaigns With their control of the Senate hanging in precarious balance, Democrats are papering Hollywood with last-minute fundraising appeals, and three of the entertainment industry’s anointed political stars this season are coming west to make their 11th-hour midterm cases in person. One email invitation to the coming weeks' full calendar of events desperately urged the industry Democrats to open their wallets because “there’s so much at stake.” Two of the favored trio — Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia —...
  • 3 teens charged after home invasion

    09/08/2014 4:27:02 AM PDT · by SLB · 16 replies
    The News(less) Enterprise ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Jeff D'Alessio
    A 28-year-old Elizabeth­town woman was awakened Tuesday morning in her Warfield Street home when police say three teenagers broke in with the intention of stealing money. The teens — all boys between the ages of 14 and 16 — are lodged in Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center and charged with robbery, authorities said. The woman was shot in the head by a paintball gun, according to Elizabethtown police. The blow left a laceration that forced her to be taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. When police responded to the 100 block of Warfield Street...
  • Poll shows McConnell opening up clear lead over Grimes in Kentucky

    09/07/2014 10:27:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    A new poll released Sunday morning shows U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opening up a clear lead over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. An NBC News/Marist poll shows McConnell’s strongest positioning yet. His 8-point lead among likely voters, 47 percent to 39 percent, is outside the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulled 8 percent. Chuck Todd, moderating his first episode of “Meet the Press” on Sunday, noted the success Grimes has had fundraising when he announced the new numbers. “In red-state Kentucky, Alison Grimes, a...
  • Should Mitch McConnell Be Next Senate Majority Leader? Cruz Won’t Say

    09/07/2014 1:35:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 179 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | Sep 7, 2014 2:43pm | Benjamin Bell
    In an interview with ABC News, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, predicted his party would reclaim the Democratic-controlled Senate in November, but he declined to endorse current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as the party leader should there be a transfer of power in the upper chamber of Congress.. . . . .But when asked if he would endorse McConnell — currently embroiled in a tight race for his Kentucky Senate seat — as Senate majority leader, the Texas Republican said that is a decision that would be made “when the time is right.”“Well, that will be a decision for...
  • McConnell hits 50 percent against Grimes

    09/03/2014 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A new independent poll shows Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cracking 50 percent support for the first time in his battle with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, and is the latest in a series of surveys to give him a four-point lead. ADVERTISEMENT The CNN/ORC poll gives McConnell 50 percent support among likely voters and Grimes 46 percent support, with less than 5 percent undecided. Nineteen percent of respondents said they “might change their mind” about the race between now and Election Day. It’s the fifth poll out of the past six to give McConnell a four-point lead over his Democratic opponent,...
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • Ky. voters oppose dual Paul campaigns

    09/02/2014 7:40:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 02, 2014, 08:54 am | Mario Trujillo
    Sixty-six percent of Kentucky voters oppose changing a state law to allow Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to run for president and reelection to the Senate at the same time, according to a new poll. The Survey USA poll released Monday night found only 27 percent of voters believe the law should be changed to give Paul the opportunity to run for both offices simultaneously. Majorities of each party are opposed to the change, including 54 percent of Republicans, 57 percent of independents and 78 percent of Democrats. The current law, which says a candidate’s name cannot appear on the ballot more than once,...
  • Bluegrass Poll: Gaining momentum, McConnell holds 4-point advantage over Grimes

    08/31/2014 10:50:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 294 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 30, 2014 | Sam Youngman
    The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, the poll of 569 likely voters shows McConnell with a 4-point lead over Grimes, up from a 2 point margin a month ago. McConnell now leads Grimes 46 percent to 42 percent...
  • McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton resigns amid federal probe

    08/30/2014 4:02:46 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/29/2104 | Matea Gold
    Jesse Benton, the GOP political strategist spearheading Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign, resigned from his post Friday amid new details about an ongoing federal investigation into an endorsement-pay-scheme involving a 2012 presidential campaign he oversaw. In a statement issued Friday evening, Benton cited “inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors about me and my role in past campaigns that are politically motivated, unfair and, most importantly, untrue.” “The press accounts and rumors are particularly hurtful because they are false,” Benton wrote. “However, what is most troubling to me is that they risk unfairly undermining and becoming a distraction...
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Rand Paul: Hillary's 'war hawk' policies led to Benghazi attack, rise of ISIS

    08/28/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Plummz · 50 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul expanded on his remarks and offered a detailed rendering of his views on foreign policy that, regardless of their merits, are undoubtedly innovative for a man likely to seek the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016. … : I would say the objective evidence shows that Libya is a less safe place and less secure place, a more chaotic place with more jihadist groups—and really, we’ve had two really bad things happen because of Hillary’s push for this war. One is that our ambassador was killed as a consequence of not having adequate security and really as a consequence of...
  • Why Republicans Will Take the Senate

    08/28/2014 8:16:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | August 28, 2014
    Netting six Senate seats is a challenge, especially since part of that equation would require Republicans to retain their own competitive seats in places like Georgia and Kentucky. But Republicans believe that the stars, moons, and planets are all aligning for just such a changing tide this November.
  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/28/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 145 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 8/28/14 | David Horsey
    he dilemma facing the true grass-roots tea party believers -- the dilemma they do not acknowledge -- is that their primary goal of whittling and whacking away at big government undercuts their secondary goal of saving the middle class from the greedy grip of big corporations.. If Democrats have a unifying philosophy, it is that government needs to be effective enough to curtail the economic and environmental abuses of unfettered capitalism. Republicans, on the other hand, preach the dogma that smaller government and unrestricted corporate power serves the best interests of the common man and woman. The tea party folks...
  • McConnell says he wouldn’t allow a government shutdown

    08/28/2014 8:03:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 28, 2014
    Read his lips: No shutdown. Pushing back against a report to the contrary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he won’t let the government shut down if he becomes the chamber’s majority leader next year. “Of course not,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN in an interview. “Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns,” he said. Government shutdowns like last October’s are a “failed policy,” McConnell added.
  • The Chatter: McConnell being hit by Democrats on secret recording plus Romney coming to Kentucky

    08/27/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/27/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    A recording of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell talking strategy and policy with a group of wealthy conservatives has Democrats claiming the remarks prove the senator is only looking out for millionaires and billionaires and not the needs of Kentucky families. In an article from http://www.thenation.com/article/181363/caught-tape-what-mitch-mcconnell-complained-about-roomful-billionaires-exclusive## , a recording of McConnell speaking at a conservative strategy conference hosted by the Koch Brothers on June 15 about issues like the minimum wage, unemployment insurance and other topics. According to the recording, McConnell tells the group about what he believes his chamber is doing wrong and how he would like to see...
  • Kentucky: Lawsuit Restored Against Cop Caught Lying About Traffic Stop

    08/26/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 8/26/2014 | n/a
    Video catches Kentucky State Trooper harassing motorist. US Court of Appeals rules cop can be sued for false arrest. Videotape proved essential for Freddie Gregory, a motorist falsely accused of traffic violations by a high-ranking Kentucky State Police trooper. The US Court of Appeals on Friday allowed Gregory to pursue false arrest charges against Lieutenant Phillip Burnett. Since February 2009, Lieutenant Burnett had stopped Gregory on three occasions under what the motorist considered to be bogus circumstances. The 53-year-old decided to install a video camera to document the harassment. The device was ready on April 4, 2009, when Gregory decided...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul Slams Obama on Immigration While Meeting with Guatemalan President

    08/24/2014 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Plummz · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Here performing eye surgeries on blind Guatemalans for several days in the rural town of Salama, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) strongly criticized President Obama's immigration policy in a closed-door Wednesday meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. “I told him, frankly, that I didn’t think the problem was in Guatemala City but that the problem was in the White House in our country, and that the mess we’ve got at the border is frankly because of the White House’s policies,” Paul said in an interview. The meeting, he explained, was primarily about the humanitarian mission for which Paul—an ophthalmologist before...
  • McConnell and Grimes trade jabs between answers at Farm Bureau candidate forum

    08/20/2014 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 08/20/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    LOUISVILLE— In the first exchange of ideas between the two candidates in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race, Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes stuck to campaign messages during a discussion on agriculture issues. At the 2014 Farm Bureau “Measure the Candidates” forum, McConnell and Grimes were asked about issues ranging from agriculture policy to the Affordable Care Act Wednesday in Louisville. At the same time, the candidates each managed to stay on their messages of their campaigns while trading jabs over recent stories about the campaigns. To begin the forum, each candidate was able to give...
  • Uh, That's Possibly An Illegal In-Kind Contribution, Ms. Grimes

    08/20/2014 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The Kentucky Senate race is going to be close, but Democrat Alsion Lundergan Grimes might have to explain an in-kind campaign contribution that could be illegal. Ms. Grimes has been traveling across the state in a 45-foot long bus, which was acquired by her father, Jerry. He’s renting it to her campaign for a fraction of the market price, which violates campaign finance laws (via Politico): Federal campaign finance law bars a campaign from receiving goods and services below the fair market value from a corporation, regardless of whether it is owned by a family member. A review of Federal Election...
  • The Chatter: Grimes under fire for potential illegal contributions from father and...

    08/19/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 ^ | 8/19/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is under fire with questions about services provided to her campaign by companies owned by her father, which could potentially be considered an illegal in-kind contribution. Politico reporter Manu Raju was first to report on the cost difference in what a normal campaign bus rental and what Grimes is paying for the rental of a 45-foot-long bus she is using to campaign around the state. The bus, featuring a large photo of Grimes on the side, was acquired by a company owned by her father—former Kentucky Democratic Party chair Jerry Lundergan—shortly after the...
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes will debate in October

    08/19/2014 5:25:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/18/2014 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes will face off in a debate televised on Kentucky Educational Television in October. The agreement from the candidates comes after both campaigns have been slow to work with one another on a forum for a debate — both accepted separate debates early on with Grimes saying in June she would appear on KET. McConnell sent Grimes an invitation to debate the day after the primary election. He proposed that two debate three times before Labor Day and that the debates be conducted in the freewheeling Lincoln-Douglas style with no audience...
  • Ridiculous: Dems ‘Doing Really Well In Montana,’ Will Hold Senate Majority

    08/19/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is simply living in an alternate universe. While yelling into the clouds over the Koch Brothers’ evil plot to destroy America, he said today that Democrats “are doing really well in Montana.” And is optimistic that they'll maintain control of the Senate (via the Hill): Reid predicted Democrats would lose a seat in South Dakota, but was optimistic about Montana despite Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mt.) recent decision to drop out of the race after a plagiarism scandal. We are doing really well in Montana," Reid told reporters on Monday. … If the election were held today, we'd...
  • Grimes Family Discount

    08/19/2014 7:16:13 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/19/14 | Manu Raju
    Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky in her 45-foot-long campaign bus, rolling up to raucous rallies and posing for photos next to the vehicle bearing an oversized image of the Democratic Senate hopeful. Left unmentioned amid the hubbub is this: Her father’s company acquired the bus just as the campaign got underway last year — and is renting it to his daughter for a fraction of what other companies would typically charge, according to a POLITICO analysis. Federal campaign finance law bars a campaign from receiving goods and services below the fair market value from a corporation, regardless of whether...
  • RAND PAUL: RICK PERRY'S EMBRACE OF TX DREAM ACT LURED ILLEGALS LIKE OBAMA'S AMNESTY

    08/06/2014 6:01:48 AM PDT · by South40 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/5/2014 | TONY LEE
    On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's enthusiastic embrace of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a magnet that lures more illegal immigrants to America – just like President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program for DREAMers. “President Obama won’t send them home, and Gov. Perry has done the same thing by giving them in-state tuition," Paul told the Wall Street Journal during a significant Iowa trip. "That’s a beacon without any kind of border security."
  • FORMER GEORGE W. BUSH SPEECHWRITER: RAND PAUL GAVE 'AID & COMFORT' TO RIOTERS

    08/16/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Robert Patterson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave "aid and comfort to the rioters and the protestors" with his op-ed in Time against the militarization of local police forces. Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday, Patterson said that Paul was "outdoing" President Barack Obama's "attempt to show moral equivalence between the rioters and the police" with a Time op-ed that even Al Sharpton praised. Patterson said that it is "another illustration of out-of-touch Republicans who are looking for love in all the wrong places" by "pandering to liberal and corporate elites instead of...
  • Watch Two DREAMers Who Confront Rep. Steve King Get A Timely Lesson on Immigration Law

    08/05/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by safetysign · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/05/2014 | SooperMexican
    Immigrants Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas recently approached Representative Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa and criticized him for pushing a law that would take away their “Dream Act” status. Instead of shrinking away, Rep. King patiently explained his point of view on why people shouldn’t advocate for lawlessness when our laws are a feature of American prosperity that they enjoy, but don’t respect. His key comment: “Do you want to live in a country that respects the rule of law, or don’t you?” The confrontation could have gotten ugly very quickly, but Rep. King stuck to his guns...
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Louisville police respond to 'Purge' fliers

    08/15/2014 2:06:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    WKYT/CBS News (Louisville) ^ | 8/15/14 | Victor Puente
    A flier for a proposed "Purge" in Louisville is getting the attention of the FBI, local police departments, and even Jefferson County Public Schools. In the movie "The Purge" and it's sequel everyone in the nation is allowed to commit any crime for 12 hours with no ramifications. The horror movie has been hit at the box office but recently a flier about a purge that's coming to the Louisville area Friday evening has become a real nightmare. People on WKYT's Facebook page are asking if it's a hoax or something they should legitimately be concerned about while in Louisville.