John Yarmuth http://wkms.org en Yarmuth Says Kentucky Delegates Wanted to Show Unified Support for President Obama http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-says-kentucky-delegates-wanted-show-unified-support-president-obama <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As the Democratic National Convention wraps up, Kentucky Democrats are trying to present a more unified front for President Barack Obama.</p><p>In this year’s primary, 42 percent of Democrats who cast ballots voted uncommitted rather than for the president. That created a problem for delegates to the party’s national convention, since uncommitted isn’t a candidate. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:57:16 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21801 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth Says Kentucky Delegates Wanted to Show Unified Support for President Obama Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014 http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-says-several-democrats-could-unseat-mcconnell-2014 <p>One of Kentucky'’s two Democratic Congressmen believes his party has a good shot at unseating U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.<br><br> So far, many of the state’'s top Democrats have announced plans to avoid challenging the Senate Minority Leader. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:50:01 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21336 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014 KY Congressman Yarmuth Defends Health Care Law on Fox News http://wkms.org/post/ky-congressman-yarmuth-defends-health-care-law-fox-news Appearing on Fox & Friends, U.S. Rep. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:23:39 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 18661 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth, McConnell React to Supreme Court’s Montana Decision http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-mcconnell-react-supreme-court-s-montana-decision The Supreme Court strengthened its Citizens United case Monday when it <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-supreme-court-strikes-down-montana-ban-on-corporate-spending-20120625,0,1240460.story">struck down a 100-year-old Montana ban on corporate spending</a> in state and local elections.<p>In a summary reversal that had no oral arguments, justices ruled 5-to-4 against the state along the same lines it did for the controversial 2010 decision that allows for unlimited spending by companies and unions in federal campaigns.<p>Locally, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., have sat on opposite sides of this debate.<p>McConnell issued a statement praising the high court&#39;s ruling as a victory for the First Amendment and exaggerated claims of corporate control.<blockquote><p>In another important victory for freedom of speech, the Supreme Court has reversed the Montana Supreme Court, upholding First Amendment free speech rights that were set out in Citizens United. As I pointed out in an <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/05/02/mcconnell-urges-supreme-court-to-reaffirm-citizens-united-case/">amicus brief that I filed in the Montana case</a>, a review of Federal Election Commission records of independent spending supporting the eight Republican presidential candidates earlier this year showed only minimal corporate involvement in the 2012 election cycle. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:34:11 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 18539 at http://wkms.org Freedom of the Press and Congressman Yarmuth http://wkms.org/post/freedom-press-and-congressman-yarmuth <p>A Kentucky Congressman wants to change the Constitution to effectively overturn the Supreme Court on political speech. But is that a good idea? Commentator and researcher Caleb Brown of the Bluegrass Institute says if you care about freedom of the press, everyone&rsquo;s speech should get equal protection.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:52:49 +0000 Caleb O. Brown & Tracy Ross 18336 at http://wkms.org Freedom of the Press and Congressman Yarmuth Christie at Lincoln Dinner Tomorrow http://wkms.org/post/christie-lincoln-dinner-tomorrow <p>Kentucky Republicans hear from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tomorrow at the state GOP&#39;s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 20:57:50 +0000 Chad Lampe 18040 at http://wkms.org Christie at Lincoln Dinner Tomorrow Chris Christie Comes to Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/chris-christie-comes-kentucky <p>Kentucky Republicans will hear from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tomorrow at the state GOP&#39;s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Christie had been touted as a potential presidential candidate in this year&#39;s Republican primary, but he opted not to enter the race. He&rsquo;s still being talked about as a potential vice presidential running mate. His visit has captured the attention of Democrats who accuse Christie of &quot;pandering to the extreme right wing base.&quot; Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth has scheduled a press conference today to discuss the visit. Fri, 18 May 2012 13:49:25 +0000 Associated Press 18024 at http://wkms.org Chris Christie Comes to Kentucky