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5:17 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

AFL-CIO Blasts GOP's "Handshake With Kentucky"

Credit http://www.ky.aflcio.org/

The President of the Kentucky AFL-CIO is blasting the agenda laid out by the Kentucky GOP House leadership.

Bill Londrigan says “Handshake with Kentucky” plan will only exacerbate the level of income inequality seen in the commonwealth. 

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It's All Politics
12:59 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on stage with their wives Ann Romney and Janna Ryan at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30.
Jae C. Hong AP

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 11:28 am

A year after losing the popular vote for the fifth time in the past six presidential elections, the Republican Party has crafted a series of rules tweaks designed to regain control of — and dramatically shorten — its presidential nominating process.

The subcommittee charged with looking for fixes has approved five proposed changes for review by the Republican National Committee's rules committee at its January meeting. The full RNC would then need to pass the changes by a three-quarters supermajority.

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Politics
3:42 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

McConnell Says Obama Must Come Closer to the Center

United States Senator Mitch McConnell says there’s likely to be more gridlock in Washington over the next three and a half years unless president Obama moderates his views. The Kentucky republican spoke Friday at the American enterprise institute in Washington and took questions from the audience.

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Politics
3:11 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Former Miss America Unhappy With GOP Attack

Credit The Kentuckiana Wedding Planner

Former Miss America Heather French Henry has voiced her displeasure with a GOP statement calling her a "bottom-of-the-barrell pick" to run for U.S. Senate against Republican Mitch McConnell.

French Henry said in a blog post last week she'll make a decision on the race soon.

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Politics
2:06 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Ky. Republicans Ramp Up Campaign to Take Over House

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo speaking to media
LRC Public Information

Kentucky Republicans are ramping up their campaign to take control of the state house in this year's elections.

The GOP has latched on to House Speaker Greg Stumbo's declaration that he will vote for President Barack Obama this fall.

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Politics
2:47 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Rand Paul Influence Helps Secure GOP Primary WIn

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Many political pundits are ready to crown U.S. Senator Rand Paul as a Kentucky kingmaker following the Congressional primary victory of Thomas Massie.

Paul endorsed tea party candidate Massie, who won the Fourth Congressional GOP primary yesterday. The endorsement was Paul’s first in his home state since becoming Kentucky’s junior senator in 2010.

And while Massie’s campaign benefited from a Super PAC that spent more than a half million dollars in the primary race, former GOP consultant Les Fugate says Paul deserves some credit too.

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GOP Primary
8:12 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Republican Primary Quietly Approaches in KY

Kentucky voters have watched from the sidelines as the Republican presidential primaries unfolded in other states.  And when they finally get their say a little more than a month from now, it may not matter.  Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appears on course to collect the one thousand, one hundred and forty-four delegates he needs to wrap up the Republican nomination, despite the best efforts of top challenger Rick Santorum.  Santorum is also facing pressure to drop out of the race.  The candidates still have primaries in eleven other states, including Pennsylvania, New York, and

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GOP Boycotts Meeting Over Lack of Vote
2:14 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Welfare Drug-Testing Bill Brings Boycotts

A bill that would allow random drug testing of welfare recipients was the subject of legislative boycotts and hearings today.

House Bill 26 is sponsored by Republican representative Lonnie Napier, who says the bill does not unfairly target anyone and would help rid drug abuse from those who benefit from government programs.

The bill was never expected to come for a vote in committee, leading Napier’s fellow Republicans on the panel to boycott the meeting.

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