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  • Trump Wins Dismissal of ‘Inciting to Riot’ Lawsuit Over 2016 Rally

    09/11/2018 2:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 11, 2018 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday won dismissal of a lawsuit in which three protesters accused him of “inciting to riot,” after they were roughed up at a March 2016 campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky during Trump’s White House run. By a 3-0 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the protesters did not state a valid claim under Kentucky law against Trump or his campaign, and Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment because he did not specifically advocate violence. Henry Brousseau, Kashiya Nwanguma and Molly Shah said they had planned a peaceful protest at the March...
  • New company hiring hundreds of workers in Shepherdsville (500 hi-tech engineering jobs in Kentucky)

    09/10/2018 10:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 10, 2018 | Katrina Helmer
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 500 high-tech engineering jobs are coming to Bullitt County with the arrival of New Flyer of America. Over the past nine months, the company has been preparing a 300,000-square-foot warehouse off Park Loop Road in Shepherdsville to house its newest manufacturing facility. On Monday, workers and executives celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting and tour for city and state leaders. “This is a huge investment and a huge step for us,” said Wayne Joseph, the president of New Flyer of America. According to the company’s press release, NFI Group is North America’s...
  • Donald Trump: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Do Not Want a Pre-Election Government Shutdown

    09/07/2018 10:37:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump said he would not force a government shutdown over wall funding and border security before the midterm elections, suggesting that he made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “They’d rather not do it before, they’d rather do it right after the election, they don’t want to do anything to upset the apple cart,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth aired on Friday. Trump said that if it were up to him, he would force a shutdown over border security but that “many great people”...
  • Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

    09/06/2018 12:31:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jackson Free Press ^ | September 6, 2018 | Ashton Pittman
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined 15 other Republican leaders across the country in signing a brief that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect transgender people and that employers have the right to fire them for their gender identity. #The amicus brief comes after lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In the ruling, the court decided a Michigan employer—a devout Christian—violated an employee's Title VII protections by firing her after she disclosed...
  • McConnell: Trump border wall fight will happen after midterms

    09/05/2018 5:59:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he expects a fight over funding for President Trump's border wall to happen after November's midterm elections. "The nine bills that we're going to put on [Trump's] desk before the end of September, which is the end of the fiscal year, deal with other substance but … also 90 percent of the federal budget will have been approved before the end of the fiscal year," McConnell said during an appearance on Fox News Wednesday evening. He added that Republicans "are in favor of the wall." "We still want to get funding...
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • Gore's message loses bite (Served endangered species at daughter's wedding)

    07/17/2007 4:42:38 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 70 replies · 2,522+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | July 18, 2007 12:00am | Rebecca Keeble
    ONLY one week after Live Earth, Al Gore's green credentials slipped while hosting his daughter's wedding in Beverly Hills. Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass - arguably one of the world's most threatened fish species. Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks. The species is currently managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources, the body which introduced a catch and trade documentation scheme as an attempt to...
  • Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant'

    04/05/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant' By DYLAN BYERS | 4/5/13 12:32 PM EDT The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has described a dinner he had with former Vice President Al Gore was both "taxing" and "unpleasant." Speaking to a crowd at Ohio's Youngstown State University on Thursday, Woodward said he was sitting next to Gore at a dinner when the former vice president asked him why he hadn't been harder on President George W. Bush over the Iraq War, according to a report in the Youngstown Vindicator. Woodward said that Gore, who had been a journalist in his younger days,...
  • Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' father indicted on 10 charges

    08/31/2018 7:56:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/31/2018 | Annie Anderson
    FRANKFORT, KY (SPECTRUM NEWS) — A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes on 10 charges. The charges stem from when Jerry Lundergan was a campaign operative for his daughter’s 2014 Senate Campaign. Along with Lundergan, Democratic campaign strategist Dale Emmons was indicted on 6 different charges. Lundergan’s charges include conspiracy to defund the United States, unlawful campaign contributions, 4 counts of false statements and 4 counts of falsification of records or documents. Emmons’ six charges are similar. He was indicted on conspiracy to defraud the United States, unlawful campaign...
  • As coal jobs become scarce nationwide, one small Kentucky city is hiring (120 jobs)

    09/01/2018 10:02:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTVF-TV ^ | August 31, 2018 | Nicole Vowell
    HAZARD, Ky - As the national debate about coal jobs continues, many workers left the industry and trained for new jobs. But some workers held on, and it could pay off, as one small Kentucky city begins hiring again. The City of Hazard, located in eastern Kentucky, is one of the top 3 coal-producing areas within the state. It was also hit hardest by the gradual collapse of the coal industry. “I mean, it’s just tearing everything apart,” says Hazard Mayor Jimmy Lindon. The mayor has called Hazard home his entire life, and he’s seen what coal cutbacks have done...
  • Grimes speaks following allegations of misconduct and harassment

    08/29/2018 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/29/2018 | Annie Anderson
    FRANKFORT, KY (SPECTRUM NEWS) — After an hours long closed meeting Tuesday, the Kentucky Board of Elections announced how they would move on after a senior staffer made seriously allegations of harassment and misuse of power by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Monday, the Executive Director of the State Board of Elections, Jared Dearing, sent a letter to board members, making several complaints about Grimes. In the letter, Dearing wrote Grimes was weakening the system of checks and balances. He sad Grimes accessed the voter registration database to check backgrounds of potential hires and for other reasons. Grimes admits...
  • Democrats wary to comment on Grimes' allegations

    08/29/2018 7:58:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/29/2018 | Michon Lindstrom
    LOUISVILLE- Republicans have called for a federal investigation into allegations that Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes misused voter data—but so far unsurprisingly— top Democrats in Kentucky are staying mum. When asked about the allegations Tuesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office was looking into the claims. “Given that the allegations are very new and very fresh, I think it would be premature to comment any further but we are in possession of that letter.” he said. Mac Brown, Chair of the Republican Party of Kentucky, has called for a federal investigation into the claims as well as Dearing...
  • Republican Senate Moving to Fund Planned Parenthood and Aborted-Baby-Parts Research

    08/24/2018 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2018 | 4:53 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted to pass an appropriations bill funding the Department of Health and Human Services that—if adopted by the House and signed by President Trump—will not only permit the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood but will also allow the continued federal funding of scientific research that creates “humanized mice” using organs taken from aborted babies. After some maneuvering on Thursday afternoon, the leadership allowed a floor vote on an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) that would have prohibited all federal funding of Planned Parenthood. That amendment was only brought up for a vote...
  • The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

    08/24/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | The Associated Press
    American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain's family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Mitt Romney: Last 24 hours confirms ‘my faith in our justice system’

    08/23/2018 9:54:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Mitt Romney (R) said the "last 24 hours" have confirmed his "faith" in the U.S. justice system after President Trump's former campaign chairman was convicted on eight felony counts while his former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to various counts including campaign finance law violations. "The events of the last 24 hours confirm that conduct by highly-placed individuals was both dishonorable and illegal," Romney, who is running for the Senate in Utah, wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. "Also confirmed is my faith in our justice system and my conviction that we are a nation committed to the rule of law."...
  • Shocking moment a Kentucky snake-handling preacher is bitten and has to be carried from his...

    08/18/2018 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jessica Green For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment a Kentucky snake-handling preacher is bitten and has to be carried from his church, four years after his pastor father was killed by a rattlesnake This is the startling moment a controversial American pastor, whose father was killed after being bitten by a snake, is himself attacked by a serpent. Cody Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky - one of America’s last remaining snake-handling churches. During his sermon, Pastor Coots can be seen handling a snake as he preaches to his congregation.
  • Ft. Campbell Gates Closed

    08/14/2018 8:19:59 PM PDT · by radu · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Ft. Campbell
    All gates on Fort Campbell Kentucky are closed until further notice. A vehicle entered the installation without stopping. Procedures dictate that all gates close until the vehicle is located or situation is deemed all clear
  • Protesters gather at Ark Encounter on its second anniversary

    08/06/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Grant County News ^ | July 11,2018 | Amanda Kelly
    Between 120 and 200 people gathered outside the Ark Encounter on July 7 to protest on the attraction’s second anniversary. Organized by the Tri-State Freethinkers, co-founder Jim G. Helton said he was happy with the turnout — more than double than last year’s protest. “The Ark Encounter has become a symbol of what’s wrong in Kentucky with the war on separation of church and state,” Helton said. “And when equality is under attack, atheists show up.” Several speakers took the stage to kick off the protest, then the group marched up the sidewalk to the entrance of the Ark. Helton...
  • Kentucky Democrat reportedly jokes about Rand Paul assault: 'He can be beaten'

    08/05/2018 5:05:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2018 | Adam Shaw
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday about the assault on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by his neighbor, saying it shows ‘he can be beaten’. Associated Press reporter Adam Beam tweeted that Democrat Grimes made the remark at a local Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky on Friday, which Kentucky political candidates often use as the kickoff for election campaigns. Grimes is considering running for governor in 2019. ... Grimes’ remark sparked a response from Paul's chief strategist Doug Stafford, who made a reference to Grimes’ failed 2014 Senate run, where she attempted to unseat Sen. Mitch...
  • McConnell: Wall Funding Would ‘Probably’ Have to Wait Until After Midterms

    07/30/2018 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Juy 30,2018 | Pam Key
    This weekend on WHAS Radio, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said border wall funding would “probably” have to wait until after midterms. Sunday President Donald Trump’s tweet threatening a government shutdown if a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was not funded. When asked if wall funding would have to wait until after the midterms, McConnell said, “Probably and that’s something we do have a disagreement on.” When asked about a government shutdown McConnell said, “No, that’s not going to happen.”