The Morning Cram [why we try to forget that one edition]

Sep 10, 2013

From NPR: The War of 1812 is gave us our national anthem and a stable border with Canada, but otherwise, not much is remembered about that conflict nowadays. This changed over Labor Day when the largest sailing re-enactment ever attempted in the U.S. marked the anniversary of a remarkable victory in that war.

Kentucky: Mitch McConnell is bypassing GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin in his latest attack. David Fleenor, who served as general counsel to former Gov. Ernie Fletcher, is back in Frankfort. State Auditor Adam Edelen has alerted law enforcement to a fraudulent letter that has been sent to retirees in Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled a news briefing for this afternoon to provide an update on efforts to implement federal health care reforms in Kentucky. The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has imposed a $6,000 fine against Rhonda Monroe, former assistant executive director of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

Illinois: Illinois transportation officials are announcing a series of meetings to allow public input on the state's long-range transit plan, which runs from for 2015 through 2020. Gov. Pat Quinn claims Illinois has added 80,000 jobs through foreign firms since he took office, but some economists say he can't take all the credit.