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Pure Politics airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET and again at 11:30 p.m. ET in all of Time Warner Cable's Kentucky markets, as well as in Frankfort on the Frankfort Plant Board's channel 77 at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The program features political analysis and news, as well as interviews with officials, candidates and policy makers and political observers.

Republican Party of Kentucky website hacked

05/25/2015 11:53 AM

UPDATE 12:50 pm: The website is now back under the control of the Republican Party of Kentucky. Pure Politics has been in contact with a group claiming responsibility for the hack of the website, but at this time we are unable to determine if the group’s claims are legitimate. PREVIOUS: An anonymous group of hackers has been in control of the Republican Party of Kentucky’s website since Sunday. RPK Chairman Steve Robertson told Pure Politics he has contacted the website’s... Read more 

Federal judge who set Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage on path to Supreme Court dies

04/30/2015 05:30 AM

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II, whose rulings striking down bans on same-sex marriage paved the way for what could be a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the divisive issue, died at age 66 on Wednesday. Heyburn’s passing comes a day after the high court heard arguments in cases challenging laws against same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio. He had battled liver cancer for several years. Heyburn, who battled cancer, was nominated to the federal bench... Read more 

The Chatter: Former Gov. Fletcher’s aides become fodder in GOP primary

04/26/2015 03:50 PM

Pointed elbows in this year’s race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination stayed sharp on Saturday as Agriculture Commissioner James Comer conjured memories of a GOP hiring scandal that paved the way for two-term Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear’s first election in 2007. Comer, who helped former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup’s 2007 primary challenge against then-Gov. Ernie Fletcher, criticized former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner’s supporters who previously worked under Fletcher during a Jessamine County debate Saturday, according to reports by The Courier-Journal... Read more 

VIDEO: The April 9, 2015 edition of Pure Politics

04/09/2015 06:56 PM

The Drug Czar made a visit to Northern Kentucky today to address the region’s heroin epidemic. Meanwhile, Governor Steve Beshear signs a bill into law to protect victims of dating violence. Watch Thursday night’s FULL episode of Pure Politics:  Read more 

VIDEO: The April 6, 2015 edition of Pure Politics

04/07/2015 07:00 PM

In a heavily attended rally in Louisville, Rand Paul becomes the second GOP candidate to announce a run for president. cn|2’s Pure Politics shows you the highlights from Paul’s announcement, along with the Kentucky Chamber’s Dave Adkisson’s take on this year’s general session. Watch the FULL episode of Tuesday night’s edition of Pure Politics:  Read more 

Beshear declares statewide emergency after heavy rains and flooding

04/04/2015 04:54 PM

After two days of heavy rains and flash flooding in many counties across the state, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency effective Friday, making state resources available for public safety and recovery efforts. “We have reports of heavy damage in some areas of the state already, but the threat of thunderstorms and further flooding has not cleared Kentucky yet,” Beshear said in a statement. “By declaring a state of emergency for the entire state, we can deploy any needed state... Read more 

Gov. Beshear wagers Kentucky bourbons, Attorney General Conway bets ham on NCAA Final Four game

04/03/2015 01:18 PM

As the Kentucky Wildcats prepare to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a Final Four match-up on Saturday night, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are showing support for their teams. Beshear bet a basket of Kentucky bourbons that the Wildcats will advance to the NCAA Championship Game on Monday. Walker is wagering a basket of Wisconsin cheese, sausage and root beer. “For the second year in a row, the Cats will be facing the Badgers in what is sure... Read more 

VIDEO: The April 2, 2015 edition of Pure Politics

04/03/2015 10:31 AM

On Thursday, the commander-in-chief flew into Louisville to discuss the economy and Auditor Adam Edelen shared the next steps for the state with KTRS. In the event our programming is preempted due to severe weather moving across the Commonwealth, watch our FULL episode here:  Read more 

U.S. attorney general vote delayed as Senate fights over human trafficking bill

03/17/2015 01:24 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has been six months since current Attorney General Eric Holder announced he would resign his post as the head of the Justice Department, but a contentious Congress is still keeping a nominee from assuming the role. Holder’s proposed successor, Loretta Lynch, faces yet another hurdle this week at a confirmation as U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans square off over abortion politics. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats blocked an anti-human trafficking bill from debate over an amendment which... Read more 

Beshear declares new statewide emergency

03/05/2015 10:26 AM

Kentucky is under its second state of emergency in less than a month after some parts of the state reported nearly 3 feet of snow Thursday. Gov. Steve Beshear issued the declaration as crews continued clearing roadways throughout the state. Kentucky’s Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort and the Kentucky National Guard been activated, according to a news release from Beshear’s office. “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky, and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews... Read more