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Congressman Barr faces angry crowd at event in Mount Sterling

02/22/2017 02:33 PM

MOUNT STERLING – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr faced an overwhelmingly hostile crowd in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday during his Coffee with a Congressman event. A standing room only crowd of approximately 100 constituents, many from Lexington and Frankfort, were in attendance at the event often booing and shouting at the 6th district Congressman as he spoke about a number of issues and answered numerous questions. The tone was set early on as Barr was thanking a few people at the start of... Read more 

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul makes stop in Louisville to discuss repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act

02/22/2017 02:31 PM

LOUISVILLE — Mere miles from where U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was being hounded by protestors Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul strolled into a meeting without small business leaders to discuss repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The stop was Paul’s third this week meeting with groups to talk about the national health care law, and the repeal and replacement, which he says will come in the next month from Congress. Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon,... Read more 

McConnell greeted by hundreds of protestors in Anderson County

02/21/2017 05:46 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – Between 700 and 800 protestors greeted U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as he spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in Lawrenceburg. Democratic Party of Kentucky Communications Director Daniel Lowry said the protestors came from across the state to send McConnell a message. “They don’t appreciate the things that he has done such as vote against workers, voting against the minimum wage hike, and he has shut down Senator Warren,” Lowry said.... Read more 

Trump's behavior "terrifying," Congressman Yarmuth says

02/21/2017 12:21 PM

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is becoming increasingly alarmed with the actions and words from President Donald Trump. Kentucky’s lone federally elected Democratic official, who is now the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, summed up Trump’s presidency after a recent press conference in a word as “terrifying.” “It’s terrifying from a number of perspectives,” he said in an interview with Spectrum News on Monday. “One is he’s incoherent; President Trump literally cannot express a thought that is coherent. Secondly,... Read more 

McConnell: Flynn may be investigated by Senate Intelligence Committee

02/14/2017 03:31 PM

It is “highly likely” former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be called before the Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday, according to NPR. Flynn resigned from his post on Monday night following reports that he discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Trump’s inauguration. The White House is saying that Trump asked General Flynn to resign over “an eroding trust” issue. The administration says the White House... Read more 

Reebok releases McConnell inspired T-shirt

02/13/2017 11:56 AM

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The words U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used to end a floor speech from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, have become a rallying cry among feminists and Democrats, and now Reebok is putting the phrase on a shirt. Last Tuesday, McConnell, R-Kentucky, defended the use of rule 19, a regulation that bars Senators from speaking negatively about one another during debate over U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s Attorney General. “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless,... Read more 

United States Congress requests election information from Kentucky

02/08/2017 12:03 PM

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Attorney General Andy Beshear received a request from members of the United States Congress for information regarding confirmed incidents of voter fraud in federal elections on November 8, 2016. The letter, was sent on January 25, 2017, and signed by U.S. Rep Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, U.S. Rep Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, and James Clyburn, D-South Carolina. The three U.S. Representatives cited claims of voter fraud for their inquiry. “We are writing given recent claims... Read more 

Massie introduces bill aimed at abolishing U.S. Dept. of Education

02/07/2017 01:11 PM

After an unprecedented tie breaking vote cast by Vice President Pence to confirm Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s education secretary, Kentucky U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie has filed legislation to abolish the cabinet she will lead. On Tuesday, Massie, R-Vanceburg, introduced H.R. 899, a one sentence long bill to abolish the federal Department of Education. The legislation reads, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018,” according to a press release. “Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees,... Read more 

Kentucky native J. Todd Inman working at U.S. Dept. of Transportation under Sec. Elaine Chao

02/03/2017 03:13 PM

There’s one more Kentuckian walking the halls of power — Owensboro insurance agent and longtime Republican activist J. Todd Inman is now working in Washington D.C. Inman was appointed as the director of operations in the Department of Transportation under newly minted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The role is a combination of duties that keep him working late into the evening and early in the morning. Working in the nation’s capital is “humbling,” and the Calvert City born Kentuckian is... Read more 

Grimes speaks out against Trump order banning citizens from seven countries from entering United States

02/02/2017 10:44 AM

BOWLING GREEN — As the nation and the world comes to terms with President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States for three months, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes sought to reassure the country there are some in Kentucky looking at refugees with open arms. “This is something as Kentucky’s Secretary of State, I want to send a message to folks not only here in the commonwealth, but across the... Read more 

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