Barack Obama http://wkms.org en Commentary: Obama's Foreign Policy Gamble http://wkms.org/post/commentary-obamas-foreign-policy-gamble <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the same week Congress decides on whether or not to </span>defund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the Affordable Care Act and/or prevent a government shutdown, President Barack Obama made his remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, outlining the role of the United States in the Middle East and Worldwide. Commentator, Murray State History Professor and Foreign Policy Analyst, Dr. Brian </span>Clardy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> examines the underlying message of the Presidents&#39; speech and its potential challenges. <em>Please note that the views expressed in this commentator are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.</em></span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:59:34 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 35323 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Obama's Foreign Policy Gamble Freedom to Fish Act Becomes Law http://wkms.org/post/freedom-fish-act-becomes-law <p></p><p>President Barack Obama signed the Freedom to Fish Act into law today, placing a two-year moratorium on restricting fishing access to the tailwaters of dams on the Cumberland River.</p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wanted to install signage and a line of buoys separating fishermen from what they characterize hazardous waters. Legislators like Sen. Mitch McConnell felt that the economic impact on tourism outweighed any potential dangers.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:14:55 +0000 John Null 31854 at http://wkms.org Freedom to Fish Act Becomes Law Gov. Steve Beshear: Open Debate on Gun Control, Mental Health is Needed http://wkms.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-open-debate-gun-control-mental-health-needed <p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">In the wake of last week's shooting death of 26 people at a<span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial">&nbsp;<a href="http://wkms.org/post/developing-shooting-elementary-school-newtown-conn">Newtown, Conn., elementary school</a>,&nbsp;</span>Kentucky Gov. Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;is joining a chorus of public officials who say a national debate on gun control and mental health is needed. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:48:58 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25951 at http://wkms.org Gov. Steve Beshear: Open Debate on Gun Control, Mental Health is Needed NPR Presidential Debate Live Chat http://wkms.org/post/npr-presidential-debate-live-chat <p><em>Please note, this app takes a few moments to load.</em></p><iframe src='http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=65284&ThemeId=7271' width='100%' height='600' frameborder='0'></iframe> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:30:00 +0000 WKMS Staff 23563 at http://wkms.org NPR Presidential Debate Coverage Live Chat http://wkms.org/post/npr-presidential-debate-coverage-live-chat <iframe src='http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=64516&ThemeId=7271' width='100%' height='600' frameborder='0' style='border: 1px solid #000'></iframe> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:30:00 +0000 WKMS Staff 23314 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Open Letter Candidates on Foreign Policy http://wkms.org/post/commentary-open-letter-candidates-foreign-policy <p>We’re gearing up to air special live NPR coverage of the Second Presidential Debate, from Hofstra University in New York, tonight. Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy writes an open letter to President Obama and Governor Romney about issues to consider before the debate, centered on U.S. foreign policy.</p><p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:40:00 +0000 Brian Clardy & Matt Markgraf 23263 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Open Letter Candidates on Foreign Policy Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary http://wkms.org/post/ron-paul-spares-son-awkward-primary <p>Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has prevented a potentially awkward situation for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, by effectively ending his campaign before Kentucky&#39;s primary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 13:50:33 +0000 Associated Press 18050 at http://wkms.org Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary Obama Re-Electio​n Campaign Opens Kentucky Office http://wkms.org/post/obama-re-electio-n-campaign-opens-kentucky-office <p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s re-election campaign opens its first&nbsp;Kentucky office tomorrow in Louisville with an open house. Spokesman Frank Benenati says the president is serious about competing in all fifty states.</p><p><em>&quot;As we did in 2008 we&#39;re going to be playing in all 50 states. And we&#39;re in the business of expanding the electorate. From Kentucky to New York to Arizona and everywhere else we&#39;re going to be reaching out to folks telling the story of the president&#39;s successes and contrasting that with what the Republicans would like to do.&quot;</em></p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:33:40 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17549 at http://wkms.org Obama Re-Electio​n Campaign Opens Kentucky Office