Barack Obama

Government
3:59 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Commentary: Obama's Foreign Policy Gamble

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In the same week Congress decides on whether or not to defund 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 Clardy examines the underlying message of the Presidents' speech and its potential challenges. Please note that the views expressed in this commentator are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

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Government
3:14 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Freedom to Fish Act Becomes Law

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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.

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.

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Politics
2:48 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear: Open Debate on Gun Control, Mental Health is Needed

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In the wake of last week's shooting death of 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is joining a chorus of public officials who say a national debate on gun control and mental health is needed.

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Presidential Debate
5:30 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

NPR Presidential Debate Live Chat

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Government
5:30 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

NPR Presidential Debate Coverage Live Chat

Government
6:40 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Commentary: Open Letter Candidates on Foreign Policy

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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.

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Election 2012
8:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary

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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's primary.  

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Government
2:33 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Obama Re-Electio​n Campaign Opens Kentucky Office

Obama visits Metropolis, 2006.
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President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign opens its first Kentucky office tomorrow in Louisville with an open house. Spokesman Frank Benenati says the president is serious about competing in all fifty states.

"As we did in 2008 we're going to be playing in all 50 states. And we're in the business of expanding the electorate. From Kentucky to New York to Arizona and everywhere else we're going to be reaching out to folks telling the story of the president's successes and contrasting that with what the Republicans would like to do."

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