Kentucky’s lone Democratic Congressman says President Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the Obama-era nuclear agreement jeopardizes international security and weakens the United State’s position as a global leader.
If the latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is successful next week, more than 400,000 people in Kentucky who have health insurance through the Medicaid expansion would lose their coverage.
The Fancy Farm Picnic kicks off Saturday in Graves County in far-west Kentucky. The annual political speaking event takes place in the afternoon, drawing politicians from around the state. Speakers will make stump speeches and hurl insults at their opponents before a rowdy crowd.
Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville has announced he will run for reelection in 2018. Yarmuth is the lone Democrat among Kentucky’s U.S. representatives and senators. In a statement, Yarmuth said that he was invigorated by those speaking out against President Donald Trump.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat from Louisville, has been elected to be the ranking minority member on the House Budget Committee, putting him in line to chair the powerful committee if Democrats ever take control of the chamber again.
According to RealClearPolitics, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has nearly a quarter of the necessary 2,383 delegates to gain her party’s nomination. But her big lead over rival Bernie Sanders is almost entirely due to pledged superdelegates: politicians or party leaders that will get their own say at this summer’s Democratic National Convention.